Great Weighted WorkoutKaren Voight
Year Released: 2002
Categories: Lower Body Strength , Total Body Workouts, Upper Body Strength
Tough is the one word that totally describes this! Whew! I've had this since it first came out way-back-when, and it still kills me.
It's a total-body sculpting workout. You start with arms, then move on to legs and abs. The total length is an hour and 20 minutes.
The arms are the real killers, even though the rest is not a piece of cake. With 5-lb dumbbells, you feel like you're dying.
On the legs, I use only 5-lb ankle weights, even though I use 10 pounds for The FIRM and other workouts. Even with only 5 pounds on this one, I still end up exhausting my leg muscles.
For the abs, Karen uses a body ball, but you can substitute dumbbells or no weight at all. The moves are done slowly and precisely, and you can really get a lot out of the moves this way.
I would not call this workout "fun" exactly. There are other sculpting workouts that are a lot more fun. But this one is certainly challenging and intense. I give it an A.