Kickbutt Floor Burn

Tamela Hastie
Year Released: 2005

Categories: Lower Body Strength

Floor Burn was a pleasant surprise; I didn't think I would like it as much as I do. As the title suggests, most of the half hour workout is done on the floor. The workout focuses on the lower body, including inner and outer thighs, glutes and abs. There is a standing warm-up, and then you go to the floor for various side-lying leg raises for abductors and adductors (inner and outer thighs). Tamela uses a small dumbbell on the thigh, but I used ankle weights, which I kept on during all the leg work. One nice tip was using a yoga block under the top leg which is crossed over the working leg during inner thigh raises. You do some bent leg raises and hydrant type moves for the glutes and hamstrings, lying over a step (I used my Firm Fanny Lifter). There is also bridge work, where you lie on your back and hold weights on your hips as you lift them. There are some abdominal exercises, such as bicycle moves, and crunches, but I felt there was not enough abdominal work. There are also some pushups on the knees, and I wondered why Tamela didn't show a variation on the toes. There are also some side-lying pilates leg sequences. If you enjoy floor work, you will enjoy this DVD. I give it an A-.

Instructor Comments:
Tamela instructs wonderfully well in this workout. She cues well and keeps the workout moving quickly. Tamela is very pretty, graceful, flexible and strong. She seems to be well-trained in various disciplines such as pilates and yoga, and teaches them well in this workout.