Hollywood HardBall

Paul Katami
Year Released: 2010

Categories: Balance/Medicine/Mini/Stability Ball, Circuit Training (cardio and weights)

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This is a circuit style workout that alternates 5 min cardio with 10 min muscle conditioning with dumb bells. The cardio is athletic style drills without choreography (and I think it's mostly low impact also). Weight work is high rep, low weight (I used 8 and 10 pounds throughout). A weighted ball is also used in both the cardio and weight secions. I used a 6# ball and will probably get a 3 or 4 pounder for the faster and more dynamic movements. He does an exercise that moves the ball under lunged legs . . . my ball was too big to keep in my hands.

I LOVED this workout. I typically prefer "advanced" DVD's and I would say this one is advanced. I found it to be very challenging. It kept my HR in my target zone throughout (even in the weight sections). I felt I got a great workout.

I highly recommend this workout.

The con: Music is for background only, not motivation. There is a music off option. Also, there aren't premixes or chapters.

Instructor Comments:
Paul is encouraging and informative throughout. He explains the exercises thoroughly and give excellent form cues for each exercise.