Barry's Bootcamp 1,000 Calorie Workout

Barry Jay, Cindy Whitmarsh
Year Released: 2008

Categories: Total Body Workouts

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This is a 40ish min full body strength workout. Some of the moves provide a cardio benefit. The dvd comes w/ a gold extra light tubing that you can use with your power handles. the w/o uses tubing and the transformer ball and includes 10 of Barry's favorite exercises and you do 100 reps of each one, with a 30 second rest inbetween. The rest is used to stretch and set up for the next move.

There is only one cardio move: jumping back and forth over the cord. The rest are strength moves and include: squats using the band, pliets using the band, bicep curls, bench press w/ the bands on the transformer, push-ups, etc. It includes a short warmup and a cooldown/stretch. A beginner modifier is shown. I think it is 50/50 upper/lower body.

I will add that the gold tubing was necessary for me! I could not have used the black tubing or even the green tubing that came with the fat blaster set. I did use a medium resistance tubing (not Barry's tubing) for the bench press and the rower as the gold was actually too light for those 2 exercises. The other brand tubing fit around the transformer very well.

I couldnt do the full 100 on some of the moves and had to switch to the beginner modifier and do one arm at a time (biceps come to mind).

This is a total body workout so I am combining it w/ the Code Red w/o and alternating cardio days. It is tough and fun-but not as fun as the Fat Blasters IMO. The energy is not quite the same in this one, but I still like it. Definately should have been named "1,000 rep workout" not 1,000 calorie.

The sound is also kindof quiet. I have a SMALL TV so even on full blast it was almost too quiet for me. Im sure its fine on a normal sized TV.

Instructor Comments:
Cindy is helpful with form pointers and she is cheerful and pleasant. Barry is there for motivation and to keep things fun.