Endurance For MovementTracie Long
Year Released: 2006
Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights) , Gliding Disks, Total Body Workouts
This is the first TLT workout that I have tried, and I really enjoyed it. Tracie focuses on a lot of core work in this DVD. There are several variations of planks throughout, and great work on the balance ball. A lot of the moves are new to me, and I really appreciate that. I like getting a workout that I will be able to grow with. If you are interested in getting this workout, I suggest that you read the other reviews for advice on the moves or check out Tracieís website. You really want to make sure that you are tucking your pelvis correctly, and holding yourself properly on the balance ball. If you do it correctly you can really feel your body working! This is the type of workout that will cause you to work harder as you get stronger and get better posture.
The workout is broken down into several short segments that will focus on cardio or weight work. These little segments will remind some people of the original Firm work, or the FitPrime/WHFN workouts. But I think the similarities will end there. For instance, there are no tall box climbs or super heavy weights used. The weight work for this TLT workout is not traditional. You will use much lighter weight then you would normally use, but you will still work quite hard. Itís not gasping for breath hard, but your muscles will certainly get tired! The workout really seems to flow well to me. It is not as choppy and weird as I found the original FitPrimes, and it seems more difficult to me than the WHFN workouts.
I think the set is great. I like that there are only three exercisers, and filming in front of a window to the bay makes everything look clean and bright. The music is a little low, but it didnít bother me at all. While doing the workout I didnít even think about music; it didnít seem necessary to me. One thing I did have trouble with: holding the dumbbell between my feet during ab work. I found that it worked much better for me to hold a medicine ball instead.
I think Tracie does a wonderful job leading this workout. Her instruction is clear, and she is motivating. One of the reason I like her so much is that she is not at all one of those bouncy cheerleader types.