Great Weighted Workout

Karen Voight
Year Released: 2002

Categories: Lower Body Strength , Total Body Workouts, Upper Body Strength

The Great Weighted Workout is one of the best toning videos I own. It is 80 minutes long and starts out with a nice warm-up, some standing leg sculpting with handweights, plies, lunges, squats. Then Karen and her troupe (you will find some familiar faces here - from other videos) continue with upper body. Don't be deceived by the light weights (I use 3 lbs) - it is very intense, fast moving, covers all parts of the arms and is 17 minutes long. You will definitely feel it. After the upper body, she goes into an intense 30 minute lower body workout - she puts an ankle weight on one leg at a time so you know which leg you are working. She also uses a bodyball but you can use a dumbell. I use 3 lb. ankle weights with 3 lb. dumbell (I know she is using much less, maybe 1 lb. ankle weights) - I find this very intense - she covers outer thighs, inner thighs, quads (unbelieveable), back of legs (never felt such intensity from an exercise that looks so easy), and buttocks on all fours with the weight on ankle and dumbell in the knee (making it 6 lbs. if you go all out). This is followed by a 15 minute ab section with one handweight which is very intense. This video is a must for any advanced exerciser. I have seen it in Sam Goody's and Collage carries it also. Don't miss it. I'd like to hear from someone who has tried it. It also has a relaxing cooldown and stretch with a towel. Enjoy this video.

Mary Ann Parker