The Firm: Core Solutions

Alison Davis
Year Released: 2007

Categories: Abs/Core

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This is a 32 minute dvd that has three seperate 10 to 11 minute ab/core workouts. Alison leads with 2 background exercisors (Rebecca & Sue Mi) Sue Mi shows the beginner modifications. The set is the TransFirmation set-white brick walls with foggy windows. You will need a set of light dumbbells for this dvd. The dvd is not mix and match so you cant program them all together.

The first section is "Standing Abs" (11 minutes) and as the title suggests is all ab work done standing. This section was really fun as I love standing ab work . It included some twisting, side lunges, and pliet and reach, among other moves.

"Functional Core" is 10 minutes and my favorite of the three sections! It is VERY unique from other ab workouts I have. You do a walking plank into a side plank, weighted crunches, weighted V-sits, V- sit while passing the dumbbell through your legs, etc. The two moves I enjoyed the most were: a needle thread while on all fours and an elevator plank-both tough!

And "Classic Abs" is an 11 minute more traditional ab workout that includes: a pec fly and leg extension, upper & lower crunch combos, some oblique work, a side leg lift sequence, and a backstroke move. This segment though more traditional, still contained some nice unique ab work.

I would rate this as intermediate.