MTV's Advanced Workout

Keith Byard
Year Released: 1997

Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance

I really like this workout - Keith's raspy huffing and puffing voice was distracting only in the warm-up segment. After that, I didn't notice because I was huffing and puffing from all the high impact, jacks, starbursts (Cathe Friedrich move done on the step), Jake runs and kicks using the step, more jacks, never ending jacks. I love "drill sargeant" workouts - I love being pushed to my limit and beyond. The aerobics segment is short, but I did this tape following Jump and Jab so it was a perfect complement. The arm workout was so-so - I used 6 lb. dumbbells. He does bicep curls, tricep kickbacks, shoulder work, all with push-ups in between so I did feel it. Arm segment lasted ten minutes (good if you did Tough Tape, like I did, the day before). I like all the lunges and dips without weights - I did feel it. I used 3 lb. ankle weights for the floorwork, but next time I will go to 5 lbs. The ab work was very intense but the instruction was a little poor - but acceptable. I don't like yoga so I can't review that part. I didn't like the fact that the age chart for the perceived exertion only went up to 50 (I am 52 and followed this workout perfectly). Great music too. I will do this workout again, after a Firm day.

maryann parker