Kickbutt Floor BurnTamela Hastie
Year Released: 2005
Categories: Lower Body Strength
This workout has already been broken down by other reviews, so I will just add a few comments. As far as equipment, you need 2 yoga blocks (or pillows), a high step (or tall box, fanny lifter, step stool) and light to medium dumbbells.
I was fooled going into this workout, thinking it would be easy. If you really concentrate on form throughout, a lot of the lower body moves are difficult and you can really feel the burn while doing them. The table work is done over the high step (or substitute.) There is a part where you rotate your bent leg and lift in a pulsing move which really burns the outer thigh/glute area. The floor work felt effective to me and she did mostly leg work (outer/inner thighs and glutes, mostly pilates based. I thought the ab work was also good, although I read reviews that thought it was too short -- I didn't, but I generally don't like to do longer than 8-10 minutes for abs.
The ending stretch was my favorite part. She did some hip openers that felt great, and then warrior stretches (modified with the high step.)
I thought this workout was well put together, and will not mistake it again, for an easy day workout.
Tamela has good form and gives very good tips throughout the workout.