Quick Fix Arms And Legs

Minna Lessig
Year Released: 2000

Categories: Total Body Workouts

Like all of the tapes in the Quick Fix series, this video consists of three 10-minute workouts that can be done separately or together. Minna Lessing takes the lead on this tape, with Julie Upton and Nancy Popp in the background. Although short, each workout is fairly intense, but you can stay motivated by watching the countdown clock in the lower right corner.

The first workout targets both legs and arms. After a very brief warmup, Minna leads you through a mix of traditional toning exercises such as bicep curls, squats, and lunges; there's also several sets of french presses for the triceps. Many of the exercises consist of leg/arm combinations, and some are pretty tough. The cool-down consists of only one arm stretch. The second workout focuses solely on legs, mostly via squats and lunges. It also contains some leg extensions, both to the side and to the front, and two brief stretches at the end. Finally, workout three is for the arms. Biceps are targeted through single, double, and hammer curls, and tricep exercises include the french press and extensions. Several exercises for shoulders are also included; these are done at a slower 2-count as opposed to the tempo pace of the other exercises. Like the first program, a single stretch is offered for cool-down.

The Quick Fix series is great for those who are time-crunched, and this tape is no exception. For full-body strength training, trying doing all three programs on this tape combined with one of the Quick Fix Tight Abs workouts, and you'll have a great 40-minute workout that just flies by.

Instructor Comments:
Minna does not give much instruction for these moves, which are mostly basic. She and the others are friendly and motivating without being overly peppy.

Beth C (aka toaster)