FitPrime Weights FirstTracie Long
Year Released: 2002
Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights) , Total Body Workouts
After reviewing what the others have said - I won't break down the workout either. I thought the tape was super hard. Amazingly enough the first time I did it I didn't think it was nearly as difficult as the second. I thought I would settle into the yoga segments and have them become almost like second nature but everytime I do them all I can think is that they are happening way too fast. Yoga, in my opinion is a little slower than this - more time worrying about breathing and so forth. In this workout they are stuck in between other segments and its like you just rush through them. Overall, I really did like the tape - I generally really like hard workouts and this certainly was that. I thought the "dowel" or "stick" was a good thing to have if you were actually going to use it. Personally, when she says pick it up and balance I generally do - so you're left doing the lunges or dips just holding it - so it really isn't necessary. In parts I thought the ball stuff was just annoying. I hated throwing the ball up and catching it while doing squats during the warm-up. I thought doing the lunges and bouncing the ball - a good diversion. Otherwise, its just a prop - completely unnecessary to getting a good workout. It doesn't make or break the video. My first impression of the camera work - its not that they cut off Tracie's head - its just that they were a little too close all the time. I kept wishing they would pull back a little more. I felt like they were right up in her face. That was actually kind of distracting. I was glad Anna Benson was doing these new videos especially since The Firm seems to have taken this vile dive into commercialism. FitPrime focuses more on the workout than anything else and in the end that is all that matters.
Tracie Long does an excellent job cueing, as always and is very motivating.