30 Minutes to Fitness: L.I.F.T.

Kelly Coffey-Meyer
Year Released: 2010

Categories: Total Body Workouts

This DVD includes two 30 minute workouts - Olympic Lifting and Powersculpting. It also includes one very short workout called Body Refiner. This review is only for Powersculpting, since it's the only one I've done so far.

DVD Menu:
Workout One - Olympic Lifting
Workout Two - Powersculpting
Quick Body Refiner
Music On/Off

Workout Two (Powersculpting) Menu Options -
Core & Legs Mix (13 min)
Time Saver Mix (24 min) - one round of each exercise
Main Menu

Workout Two Breakdown - (Kelly uses 10 lb. and 7 lb. dumbbells)
Wide side to side steps, then add a dumbbell arc overhead (circle it overhead from hip to hip)
Zig zag side to side, holding dumbbell
Repeat wide side to side steps w/dumbbell arc

Upper cuts right and left, curtsy dip left and right w/sort of a half biceps curl at top
Straight leg lifts to front, reach hand to opposite toe holding dumbbells
Repeat upper cut/curtsy dip combo

Wide squats, then go down into plank and renegade row, walk feet up and stand
Standing, swing dumbbell fom hip to chest level and around to other hip, using hips
Repeat squat/renegade row combo

Side chamber knee, then add body block with arm (kinda a triceps kickback), holding dumbbells
Close pulsing squats
Repeat side chamber knee/body block combo

Alternating front lunges, touch dumbbells together under the leg at bottom, and then together at chest level at the top
Crescent kicks
Repeat front lunge/dumbbell touch combo

Double step touch side to side, push dumbbells front and then side
3 alternating side lunges side to side
Repeat double step touch/push combo

Alternating dips with hold w/overhead triceps extension during the hold
Touch toe out in front, deadlift down and shoulder fly, alternate
Repeat dips/triceps extension combo

Workout was about 27.5 minutes (not coungint WU/CD). When I first previewed this workout, I wasn't sure about it. I liked the music, but she said each move is done for a minute, and the moves are very simple, AND you repeat them, so I thought this might be pretty repetitive. I then did the workout, and although it is a bit repetitive, I actually didn't find it overly so. I think I am starting to like the idea of doing each move for a minute. Although it isn't going to be a party in a box, I think I could really stand to increase my endurance in that respect. I sometimes feel like weight workouts that move very quickly from one thing to another don't improve that part of my fitness. I also like how she works the arms without doing a ton of traditional isolation moves like biceps curls. Even if there are some in there, they don't feel like the norm.

Nyx Black