Freedom Restoration DVDJB Berns
Year Released: 2005
Categories: Athletic Stretch
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I’m reviewing the ab workouts from JB Berns “Rehab Your Body” DVD, I used both as add-ons to a primary workout. Both are fairly short segments (roughly 11-12 min.) that have a mix of similar exercises to work the abs from all angles performed on the floor (B has intermediate level progressions on exercises). Both routines were okay (nothing w/ a twist to it, straight forward ab routines), I liked the first half of A workout more than B's, and liked the lower half of workout B (liked that both had glute bridges incorporated in them). Overall, I liked A more (less crunches), likely due to the exercises and/or the flow (static holds worked better for some exercises in A). But I don't see myself using these ab workouts often (or use in entirety) because I like other segments on this DVD & use them, and am more picky about supplemental abs workouts (don't tend to use them & generally like them w/ less crunch variations).
Ab Workout “A” (10:59 min.)
Standing Small Arm Circles: circles w/ arms extended to sides, both directions.
Abdominal Flutters: supine w/ bent knees/feet flat on floor, spine flat on floor, arms next to body> inhale & lift arms up, exhale & reverse motion.
Crunch Raised Leg: supine w/ crossed legs, held in air> perform crunch & static hold in lifted position of crunch.
Crisscross Beginners: from previous position w/ bent arms/hands behind head> perform oblique crunch.
Trunk Stability (Unilateral Isometric Hip Flexion): supine w/ bent legs, one on floor, other knee pull-in w/ opposite side hand on thigh (where knee & upper leg meet), both push against each other.
Trunk Stability (Bilateral Isometric Hip Flexion)
Crunch Bent Knee: crunch w/ arms extended to front (bent knees/feet flat on floor), static hold in lifted position.
Reverse Crunch: legs extend vertically on lift of exercise, reverse motion to bent knees.
Frog: supine w/ bent knees, heels together, held in air> extend legs vertically & reverse motion.
(Glute) Bridging w/ Straight Leg Raise: lift hips, extend leg in air for static hold.
Shell (child’s pose)
Ab Workout “B” (12:23 min.)
Push Down: standing w/ bent arms, fingers turned in at thigh level> alternate lifting both arms to chest level (high pull motion) & push arms down to reverse motion.
Abdominal Flutters Intermediate: supine w/ bent knees/held off floor, arms next to body, spine flat> lift & lower arms, at a fast pace..
Bent Knee Crunch: crunch w/ arms crossed at chest level (bent knees/feet flat on floor).
Curl-Up, Bent Leg: crunch w/ bent arms & hands behind head.
Sit-Up Twist, Bent Leg: bent knees, one crossed over other> perform oblique crunch, (work through one side at a time).
Crunch Twist Bent Leg Alternating: bent knees, one knee pulled in & held in air> perform oblique crunch (work through one side a a time), static hold in lifted position.
Crunch Scissor Kick Twist: legs extended to front> oblique crunch w/ single knee pull-in.
Single Leg Raise: supine, one leg extended, other bent knee/feet flat on floor, arms next to body> single leg raise (to vertical position) & lower.
Advanced Straight Leg Raise (bicycle crunch): isometric hold
Double Knee Lift: supine, alternate knee pull in & leg extension to front.
Lower Lift: Supine w/ legs extended vertically> lower legs & reverse motion.
Trunk Stability Bridging (glute bridge): isometric hold
I’m reviewing the “Rehab Your Body at Home” Back & Shoulder focused workouts led by JB Berns. The Back workouts range from 22-23 min, and the Shoulder workouts 12-13 min. long. Both incorporate a variety of exercises performed on the floor, standing or seated in chair. I like to use these workouts paired together (post-workout or alone), so will complete a Back workout, then Shoulder workout right after it or use the Shoulder workouts as a warm-up. I don’t have any back or shoulder pain presently (not using for rehab), but do have mild-mod soreness/tightness from exercise so I like to use these workouts when I feel that occurring or just want a thorough, but gentle dynamic & static stretch workout. I really liked Chad Waterbury/Debbie Siebers’ “Total Body Solution” back & shoulder segments (used when I had pain & incorporated into routine when pain-free), and these workouts are similar to those but with more exercises sequenced into it (some different ones) and two workouts so more variety to work with
Back Workout “A” (22:47 min.)
Pelvic Tilt: perform supine w/ bent knees/feet flat on floor.
Curl-Up: crunch w/ arms extended forward.
Diagonal Curl-up: oblique crunch w/ arms extended forward.
Beginning Bridge: glute bridge w/ shallow range of motion.
Single Knee to Chest: supine, one bent knee/foot flat on floor, knee pull-in w/ hands in crook of knee.
Double Knee to Chest
Lower Trunk rotation stretch: supine w/ bent knees/feet flat on floor, arms out to sides> lower knees to one side & hold.
Tree: supine, one leg extended, other bent/turned out leg, arms out to sides.
Bound Angle: both legs bent/turned out w/ heels together & hands on inner thighs(similar to Butterfly stretch but soles of feet are not together).
Lumbar Rotation (single knee): supine w/ one leg extended, other bent knee to chest floor, arms out to sides> lower single knee to one side & hold.
Hip Hikers: side lying position w/ bottom bent elbow & straight legs> lift top leg & hold.
Beginning Staff: seated w/ legs extended, hands in back of body, upper body leans back a bit w/ chest lifted.
Hamstring Stretch: one leg extended front, other bent/turned out leg.
Gluteal Set (prone position): static hold in cobra on elbows/forearms (legs extended on floor & upper body lifted).
Prone Hip Extension: from previous position, lift single leg up & hold.
Prone on Elbows: alternate straightening & bending arms in cobra.
Prone Position: lift extended arms & chest off floor and hold> lift both legs off floor & hold> Superman (lift both arms, legs & chest off floor for hold).
Upper Body Extension: on all fours (quadruped position): lift & extend single arm to front & hold.
Hip Extension: from previous position> lift & extend single leg to rear & hold.
Knee to Chest stretch: from previous position> single knee pull-in to chest & rear leg extension.
Cat Stretch: spinal roll in previous position.
Mid back Stretch (child’s pose): standard, w/ arms & upper body angled to side.
Flexibility Prayer: arms extended to front w/ palms together> torso twist w/ arms facing side & hold.
Standing Tree: one leg supports most of weight, other is bent w/ just ball of foot on floor w/ prayer arms.
Back Workout “B” (23:41 min.)
Curl-Up: w/ arms crossed at chest level
Diagonal Curl-Up: w/ arms crossed at chest level
Intermediate Bridging: glute bridge w/ full range of motion.
Knee to Chest, Leg Straight: supine, one bent leg extended to front, other knee pull-in w/ hands in crook of knee.
Active Hamstring Stretch: supine, one leg bent/foot flat on floor, other extended vertically.
Lower Trunk Rotation: supine w/ bent knees/feet flat on floor, arms out to sides> lower knees to one side, then top leg extends to side.
Tree (Leg Over Knee): bent knee/turned out leg rests on top of extended leg.
Bound Angle: Butterfly stretch
Lumbar Rotation (single knee): supine w/ bent knees, one crossed over other, arms out to sides> lower knees to one side & hold.
Side Tree: side lying position w/ bottom bent elbow & straight legs> bend top leg & place foot on top of other leg for a hold.
(Side lying)Quadricep Stretch
Staff Intermediate: seated w/ legs extended, hands next to hips w/ chest lifted.
Hamstring Stretch Intermediate: one leg extended front w/ flexed heel, other bent/turned out leg> reach for toes.
Prone Leg Beats: on elbows/forearms, heel together> lift legs & hold> repeat lift w/ legs apart, then heels together & hold> lift w/ opening & closing legs.
Press Up (Upward Facing Dog): really more cobra w/ straight arms because the hips & upper legs stay on floor, entire time (but cued as UFD).
Leg & Arm Alternating: prone position, opposite arm & leg lift, then static hold.
Leg & Arm Intermediate (Superman)
Prone Back Extension: w/ arms extended out to side.
Alternate (opposite) Arm & Leg Extension (quadruped): Bird Dog
Mid Back Intermediate Stretch (Child’s pose)
Standing Cat Stretch
Standing Twist: torso twist w/ hands on hips & hold.
Standing Tree Intermediate: one leg supports most of weight, other is bent w/ knee lift (foot rests on inside of other leg) w/ prayer arms for a hold.
Shoulder Workout “A” (13:56 min.)
Elevation & Depression: shrug shoulders & reverse motion.
Scapula Adduction & Abduction: hands on hips> alternate retracting shoulders/pulling elbows rear & rounding shoulders/elbows come forward.
Inferior Capsule Stretch: similar to overhead single arm triceps stretch
Posterior Capsule Stretch: one arm crosses body at chest level, other hand holds above elbow.
External & Internal Rotation: alternate single arm bend w/ hand placed on back of head & top of hand placed on lower back (elbows pulls rear in both positions).
Shoulder Flexion & Extension (Both arms): alternate sweeping arms overhead, static hold & sweeping arms rear for a hold.
Shoulder Rotation Circles: circles w/ arms extended to front, then w/ arms extended to sides, both directions.
Isometric Abduction & Adduction: single arm bent & extended to front, other hand wraps around outside of elbow to support, bent arm isometric contraction/pushes outward> hand placed on inside of arm & bent arm isometric contraction/pushes inward.
Isometric Horizontal Abduction & Adduction: similar exercise to previous w/ bent elbows at chest level.
Seated in chair
Scapula Weight Bearing: hands are on outside of legs> shift torso to one side & hold.
Scapula Trunk Rotation: both arms extended to front w/ hands clasped together> alternate torso twist w/ arms facing side & hold.
Shoulder flexion: sweep arms overhead, static hold.
Shoulder Workout “B” (12 min.)
Standing Shoulder Flexion & Extension
Standing Shoulder External/Internal Rotation (Abduction): Alternate static hold w/ bent arms extended in front at chest level w/ hands in fists & hold w/ forearms lowered down to center (fists meet).
Range of Motion Exercises, Side to Side & Clockwise/Counter: uses a chair for support> stand w/ bent knee, slight hip hinge, hand on chair> other arm performs arm swing (under other arm & out to side)> clockwise, counter circles w/ arm hanging in front of body.
Range of Motion Exercises, Horizontal Abduction/Adduction: bent legs w/ hip hinge & slight curve in spine> alternate swinging arms in (cross at chest level) & out to sides.
Shoulder Self-Stretching Activities (Anterior Glide): supine w/ legs extended & upper body supported on elbows/forearms> shift torso to side & hold> static hold in starting position.
Scapular Exercises (Retraction in External Rotation): supine w/ legs extended, bent arms/hands behind head> pull elbows in (front of head) for static hold & reverse motion.
Range of Motion Exercises, Self-Stretching Activities (Posterior Glide): prone, supported forearms/elbows> torso shift to side & hold> static hold in starting position.
Standing (all bodyweight, performed at slow pace w/ isometric contraction)
Standing Military Press
Standing Forward Raise
Standing Lateral Raise
Standing Towel Stretch for Internal Rotation: bent arms, one placed on lower back, other behind head> alternate slow extension of arms & reversing motion (pretend to hold & pull towel between hands).
I’m reviewing the workouts in the Flexibility, Ankle & Foot, and Hand & Elbow segments led by JB Berns and from the "Rehab Your Body at Home" DVD. The workouts vary in time from 11-15 mins., consist of static & dynamic stretches (seated in chair, standing & floor exercises), there are two workouts per focus (an easier “A workout” that users are recommended to start with, and progress to the “B workout” when ready. The workouts could be used on their own or as a cool-down/extended stretch, I like to use the segments post workout. I think this DVD is fantastic as there is a lot of thorough material to work (for all areas of body, no tricky/awkward exercises) for an affordable price (most prehab/rehab videos tend to be expensive), and one does not need much equipment to use the workouts. JB explains form in detail w/ encouragement (“super” is one of his favorite words), and demos all exercises w/ the cast w/ good form.
Equipment: chair & mat
Cast: two female background exercisers
Music: upbeat instrumental & vocal (low volume, more background noise)
Set: wood flooring, gray walls w/ blue trim, framed pictures, silver column-type art & filler stuff in a vase.
Flexibility “A” Workout (14:20 min.)
Seated in chair
Wrist Flexors: clasp fingers w/ arms extended to front> rotate hands so that palms face out/forward, rotate to starting position to reverse motion.
Shoulder, Tricep: single arm (overhead) triceps stretch
Lumbar (lower back) Rotators: spinal twist (supine w/ bent knees, arms out to side, lower knees to one side & hold).
Upper & Mid Extensor (child’s pose)
Chest & Abdomen: kneeling, w/ hands on lower back> retract shoulder blades & hold.
Thigh Adductors (supine butterfly stretch): supine w/ bent knees (out to sides)/turned out leg, soles of feet together & hands on inner thighs.
Hamstring: seated, both legs extended forward.
Hip Oblique: low lunge (knee on floor) w/ upper body shift forward, hands on floor.
Ankle Plantar/Dorsiflexion: supine w/ upper body supported on bent elbows> alternating pointing & flexing foot.
Seated in chair
Wrist Radial/ Ulnar Deviation: arms extended forward w/ clasped hands (hands one on top of other, inside of arms facing each others)> alternate/rotate arm on top position.
Neck Extensors/Flexors (Side Bendors): neck rotations (full)> side, center side> tilt ear to shoulder, center, alternating sides.
Shoulder Extensors: supine w/ arms extended overhead, legs extended to front.
Flexibility “B” Workout (15:42 min.)
Wrist flexors: seated on chair> single arm extended forward, other hand pulls on fingertips to flex hand.
Lower back Extensors: supine, pull bent knees into chest & lifts head to meet knees.
Lower Back Mid & Lower Extensors: seated w/ crossed legs> upper body shift forward w/ arms extended.
Chest & Abdomen: prone position> push off hands/lift upper body into cobra pose (w/ straight arms).
Chest: seated on chair> clasp hands behind head & hold> bring elbows to front & reverse motion.
Groin/Thigh Adductors: seated Butterfly.
Hamstring Forward bend: one leg extended to front, other bent knee/turned out leg.
Hamstring Knee to Chest, Head to Knee: supine position> hold w/ single bent knee pulled into chest, extend leg (vertically)>
Hip Oblique (External Rotators): spinal twist (bent knee lowers to one side, other leg extended forward, arms out to side).
Hip Oblique (Internal Rotators): seated w/ both legs extended> hug bent leg into chest (cradle w/ arms)> shift back & forth in position
Seated in chair
Lower Leg (ankle): bent leg placed on top of other thigh> perform ankle circles in both direction w/ hands guiding movement (and providing resistance)> alternate pointing & flexing foot.
Arm & Trunk stretch: small arm circles w/ arms extended in front of body> circles w/ arms extended to sides.
Ankle & Foot “A” Workout (15:26 min.)
Seated in chair
Toe Flexion & Extension: bent leg placed on top of other thigh> alternate pointing & flexing foot w/ hands guiding movement (and providing resistance).
Ankle Inversion & Eversion: from previous position> alternate pulling/inside of foot towards body & reversing motion (pushing/outside of foot away from body) w/ hands.
Ankle & Extension: entire foot, bigger range of motion than Toe F & E.
Dorsiflexion: lift toes & ball of foot off floor & hold>
Ankle circles: slightly bent leg extended forward> ankles circles in both directions.
Seated Heel Raise: elevate heels off floor & hold> single reps (alternate lift & lower).
Seated Toe Raise: lift toes off floor & reverse motion, slow pace, then fast pace.
Toe Curling (both feet): curl toes on floor & hold.
Toe Curling (single leg): curl toes & lift toes & ball of foot off floor.
Pick-Up Exercises: pretend to pick up object w/ toes off floor & lift bent leg to meet hand at level of other knee.
ABC Trace: point toe & tracing letters on floor w/ foot> repeat w/ ball of foot (toes curled off floor) tracing letters.
Heel stretch: split leg stance> front knee bend, rear leg straight w/ both arms extended to front w/ flexed hands.
Ankle & Foot “B” Workout (11:17 min.)
Plantar Dorsi Range of Motion: supine w/ upper body supported on bent elbows, one leg extended front, other bent> alternating pointing & flexing foot.
Imaginary-Resisted Dorsiflexion: same position as previous> flex feet & lift off floor & hold.
Range of Motion Inversion & Eversion: same position as previous> alternate shifting/inside of foot towards body & shifting/outside of foot away from body.
Ankle/Foot Isolation Shifting Weight: elevate heel of one foot & shift weight of body to one side & hold.
Ankle/Foot Isolation w/ Trunk Shift: same exercise are previous w/ torso twist to leg w/ elevated heel.
Standing Bilateral Heel Raise: elevate heels at brisk pace.
Standing Toe Raise: elevate toes & balls of feet to rock back on heels.
One Foot Balance: shift weight onto one leg/foot, other leg bends & is held off floor.
Standing Unilateral Heel Raise: same position as previous exercise> elevate heel of standing leg & reverse motion, alternating sides.
Forward Foot Balance: knee lift hold.
Standing Unilateral Heel Raise
Stretch: split leg stance w/ knees/toes turned in/heels out, and arms extended to front w/ flexed hands.
Hand & Elbow “A” Workout (12:42 min.)
Seated on chair
Finger Massage: massage each finger, start w/ thumb.
Making a Fist (Finger Flexion/Extension): extend arms to front, inside of arms/palms face up> curl fingertips, then fingers to palm, then thumb, open hand to reverse motion> isometric squeeze w/ hands in fists.
Wrist Extensor & Flexor Stretch: extend arms to front, inside of arms/palms face down> alternate pointing fingertips down & flexing hand> static hold in both positions.
Wrist Extension Stretch: palms pressed together at chest level w/ bent arms (prayer pose)> alternate static hold w/ hand shift to each side.
Wrist Turn-Over: both arms bent, one has hand rotated/pinkie finger facing body, other hand wraps around hand/wrist> alternate extending arm to front/thumb down & reversing motion> extend same arm forward, rotate hand/arm, other hand holds onto outside of hand (pinkie side) for static hold.
Wrist Radial-Ulnar Deviation Against Gravity: one arm extended to front w/ hand balled in fist, other hand supports at elbow> lift fist up & reverse motion.
Active Resistive Finger Flexion: bent arms, fingers hooked on each other a chest level> actively pulling away from each other (while holding isometrically).
Wrist Radial-Ulnar Deviation Turn-Over: arms extended forward w/ clasped hands (hands one on top of other, inside of arms facing each others)> alternate/rotate arm on top position.
Palm Hollowing Exercise (Both arms): arms extended forward> relax fingers upward to hollow out palms & extend hands to reverse motion.
Grasp Finger Turnover Wrist: arms extended forward, one hand crosses over other to clasp hands for static hold> bring hands into body to rotate arms (other hand/arm is on top) for static hold.
Wrist circles: both directions.
Isometric Finger Push: arms extended forward w/ fingertips pressed against each other, fingers apart> alternate bending arms/hands to chest for static hold & extending to front for hold.
Hand & Elbow “B” Workout (11:40 min.)
Seated on chair
Making Fist (Both Hands): bent arms extended forward, palms up> curl in fingers (one at a time, pinky leads) to form fist, iso-contraction and reverse motion.
Thumb Circumduction (circles): bent arms extended forward w/ palms facing each other, thumbs up> circles in both directions.
Finger Abduction/Adduction: bent arms extended forward w/ flexed hands> alternate squeezing fingers together & static hold and separating fingers, static hold.
Up & Down Wrist Movement (Both Hands): from previous position, alternate curling down pulling lower arm back (bent arms) and flexing hands w/ a bit of arm extension.
Hand Grab: from previous position, open/spread fingers out to pretend to grab an object & hold.
Isometric Strengthening of Finger Flexors: from previous position, one hand encloses pointer/index finger of other hand for iso-hold.
Finger Flexor Tendon Gliding (Active Straight Fist): from previous position w/ palms facing each other> alternate curling fingers into palm & extending.
Wrist Flexion & Extension (horizontal movement): from previous position, alternate bringing fingers in (tips face each other) & flexing hands (fingers face out to sides).
Wrist Circumduction Figure 8 Open Hand: from previous position, figure 8 motion w/ hands.
Wrist Flexion/Extension: arms extended forward w/ hands in fists> alternate flexing & extending single fists.
Wrist Extension: arms extended w/ palms face down, forming cup shape> alternate lowering fingertips down & reversing motion.
Elbow & Wrist Twisting: arms extended w/ fists> alternate rotating arms for palms face up, elbows close for static hold & rotating arms for palms face down, fist close together, static hold.
his DVD by instructor JB Burns is also known as JB Burns’ Freedom Restoration Series. It contains a series of rehabilitative workouts addressing seven different areas of the body. For each area, there is a “Series A,” which is more beginning-level and a bit less intense, and “Series B,” which includes more intermediate exercises and more active stretches, for at total of 14 workouts on the DVD. Most of the workouts are about 15 minutes long, although some are as short as 11 minutes, and a few are as long as 23 minutes. All of the workouts feature Burns with two female background exercises (the women are different in each segment), and the only props that are needed are a chair and a mat for the floorwork. I have broken down each body area in greater detail below.
The back segments were the longest at about 23 minutes each. The A Series focuses mainly on lower back and core stretches; it includes some beginning crunches, prone moves, work on all fours, and a few kneeling and standing stretches to finish. B Series takes it up a notch with intermediate pelvic tilts, crunches and bridge work. It also contains more exercises for the hamstrings and more intense low back stretches, including some tough work in the prone position.
Both series consist of about 12 exercises. In Series A, the stretches are more basic, moving the shoulders through all planes of motion. There is also some isometric work. Series B is more active, with many of the exercises being the same as moves that you would typically do with weights.
HIP & KNEE
Series A focuses includes exercises to mobilize the kneecaps and strengthen the quads. It includes various hip stretches, including isometric and hip flexor stretches, and the series is performed almost entire on the floor. In contrast, Series B features stronger stretches for the hips and hamstrings, and it consists mostly of standing work.
ANKLE & FOOT
This is the only section where Burns and the women do not wear shoes; each segment is about 13 minutes long. Series A starts out with manipulative work for the toes and ankles. Continuing in a seated position, there are various stretches for the toes, ankles, and feet. Series B offers similar stretches, but from a lying position; this segment ends with additional standing moves.
HAND & ELBOW
Both A and B contain 12 exercises and are about 12 minutes long. The A Series begins with a finger massage and continues into many different types of wrist stretches, including some isometric movements. In Series B, there are more active finger stretches and then a different sequence of wrist stretches.
These series are short at about 11 minutes each. Both A and B follow a similar pattern: the series begins in a standing position for a brief stretch, then moves to the floor for a series of abdominal crunches and bridge work. Series A includes isometric moves, whereas Series B includes more intermediate/advanced crunches. Both series end with a brief stretch.
Both of the series in the Flexibility portion offer a sequence of stretches for the entire body, and thus these segments would work well for stretching after a workout. The two segments are actually quite similar, covering areas such as wrists, low back, mid/upper back, chest, groin, hips, hamstrings, and ankles; perhaps the only differences are that Series A includes neck stretches, and Series B goes into the stretches a bit more deeply.
As the DVD case notes, these workouts are designed to rehab the body, and so they would be excellent for anyone suffering from a sports-specific injury—for example, the shoulder rehab for golfers. However, the entire DVD is ideal for anyone who would like to improve posture and increase flexibility. I know that I will appreciate having this DVD on hand both for when I feel the need to get some extra stretching in or especially whenever I might be experiencing any specific aches and pains that need to be addressed. The only thing that I did not like about this DVD was the music; the case describes it as having “great music and high energy,” but I found the fast-paced music jarring for a workout billed as gentle and rehabilitative in nature. Otherwise, however, this is definitely a valuable addition to a home exercise video library, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
Since some people like to know about accents, I'll mention that Burns has a fairly heavy Brooklyn-type (I think!) accent. Sometimes I found his cueing a bit over-the-top (eg, he repeatedly says things like "hang on, you're almost there," even when what you are doing isn't very hard), but other than that, I thought he was fine.
This is, without a doubt, one of my best purchases of 2004. It doesn’t have the glitz or glamour of P90X or Core Secrets. Nor the hype. What it DOES have is a huge selection of therapeutic stretches and strengthening exercises for the whole body. For once you feel that an instructor is out to help you, instead of kill you!
I have the compilation DVD which consists of seven Restoration workouts:
Knee & Hip
Ankle & Foot
Hand & Elbow
Flexibility (Whole Body)
Each section is divided into two approximately 12-15 minute segments: “A” and ”B”. “A” is a bit easier, then you can progress to the exercises in “B”. The DVD is well chaptered so you can pick and choose the segments fairly easily.
I have tried all the sections. I especially like the Shoulder one. My shoulders feel loose and stretched out. The Foot & Ankle segment has some interesting and comprehensive foot exercises. The full body flexibility one is good, too. Heck, I like all the workouts. There are many exercises I’ve never seen or done before. And some I’ve seen in physical therapy books.
JB is on a bright set with two background exercisers (No Ms. HappyPants, thank heavens!) Greg Twombly was the producer, so you know these workouts are well-produced. The music is pretty good.
I know I will get a lot of use out of these. Three and a half hours of exercises for under $20? What a deal!!! I’m very happy I got this DVD!
JB is more subdued here than usual. He is sincere and cues well. He tends to repeat himself a lot, which doesn’t bother me. He is quite flexible.