Crunch & Exercise TV: Action Sports ReviewMichelle Opperman
Year Released: 2010
Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights) , Strength Training (Total Body)
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This dvd contains three 21-22 minute athletic workouts. Michelle works out with 4 background exercisers in a real Crunch gym! You will need no equipment for Ass & Abs and only dumbbells for the other 2 workouts.
Ass & Abs: This is an unweighted workout that really hits those buns & the core! Michelle provides lots of multi limb exercises to really make the most of your 20 minutes and finishes the work on the floor with some donkey kicks & ab work. Exercises include squats, lunges, curtsy & side squats, plank variations, and sit ups.
Diesel: This is a cardio and strength interval workout using light dumbbells. Each strength & cardio exercise gets progressively more challenging & you will hit all your muscle groups including your heart & lunges. Michelle includes lots of great intensity bursts & various levels of intensity. Exercises include: dips & bi curls, pushups, moguls, skaters, shuffle, deadlifts & rows, squat hops, 180 jumps, and side lunges.
Chisel: This is a strength workout that includes some “funky” dance inspired lower body movements- still easy to follow and tons of fun! Michelle adds lower body movements to all the upper body work to really keep your heart pumping. Exercises include: clean & press, bi curl, lat raise, squat chop, pushups, plank rows, overhead press & tricep presses.
I would rate these as solid intermediate workouts. You can easily add dumbbells to Ass & Abs to up the intensity a bit. Easy to do each workout individually or put them all together for an hour long strength & cardio blast. Michelle is a good instructor that provides clear cuing. Great variety on one dvd! Not super innovative, but gets the job done. Received to review.