Great Weighted Workout

Karen Voight
Year Released: 2002

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

This is my all-time favorite toning video. As usual, Karen gives superb instructions on how to maintain proper form throughoutthe 85-minute workout. She even knows what angles or positions will help you "cheat" and warns you not to do those! The entire thing is done with weights, even the tough abdominal section which is one of the hardest I've ever done. The video also has a standing leg section that combines lower body work with upper body; a tough upper body only section; and a seated lower body workout. Although the weights she uses aren't terribly heavy (three pound dumbbells and ankle weights), the sheer fact that she doesn't let you rest for more than a few seconds means your muscles will be groaning after no time. Another thing I like about this video is we see a different, more care-free side of Karen. She jokes around more in this video than in some of herother workouts, which makes me smile even when my body is pleading with me to put down the weights!

Carolyn Sproule