Self's Your Best Butt Fast

Violet Zaki
Year Released: 2005

Categories: Lower Body Strength


This workout is about 40 minutes long, and it incorporates several different types of training for your butt. There are kickboxing moves, traditional squats with weights, some yoga, and dance inspired moves, a la Lotte Berk or Barr method. The only equipment you will need are some weights and a mat. The weights will have to be pretty heavy in order to feel anything, because the reps are rather short and you move to different exercises quickly.

I have been acquiring a lot of exercise DVDs which give you routines that have a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Itís fine if you get bored quickly and want to try out different things, but I find it mildly irritating because I feel like I donít get enough of anything - just a lot of sampling. This workout falls into those lines. I start to get into doing the kicks in the kickboxing section, but then itís time to move on to doing squats in another section. I like to work a certain muscle group to exhaustion and then move on to the next. You donít find that type of training in this workout.

There is also a five minute bonus ab workout included on this DVD. Itís okay, but itís much like the rest of the DVD. You get a little sampling and before you know it, itís time to move on.

Instructor Comments:
I like Violet as an instructor. Sheís pleasant, and cues well. I know this has nothing to do with her, but there is an error in the weight focused section. There is a part where you hold weights at your side doing lunges. During the pulse section, only one leg is worked. It drives me mad when this happens on workouts! I can handle bad music, poor film quality, even background exercisers who canít follow along, but please, PLEASE have the actual workout exercise both sides of the body equally!

Lulu Belle

07/25/2006