Great Weighted WorkoutKaren Voight
Year Released: 2002
Categories: Lower Body Strength , Total Body Workouts, Upper Body Strength
Other reviewers have done a great job of describing this video so I will just offer my opinion. I consider myself to be an advanced exerciser (I do cardio 4-5 times a week 45-60 minutes and strength train 3 days a week) and this tape is a great advanced workout using the low weight, high repetition concept. Most of my strength training comes from using the Firm, Cathe, or heavy weights at the gym so this workout was a very welcome change of pace for me and just as tough as any other heavy weight training workout. Because you do use light weights, there is hardly any rest between the sets so you do work your muscles to failure (at least I do). The first time I used it, I was very sore in places I have not been sore in a long time, mainly my quads, hamstrings, and shoulders. I know some have said that the reps are way too fast and they do not like using light weights but I find if you do concentrate on the muscles being worked and you do all the reps your muscles will be worked to the point of feeling fatigued. If you are an intermediate/advanced exerciser I think you will enjoy this tape. Especially, if you are used to using heavy weights and are looking for a way to get off a plateau or just change your routine.
Karen has a distinct style that is all her own. She is very knowlegeable about fitness and I find most of her workouts to be excellent. She is great at giving form pointers.