Kickboxing Cardio PowerGuillermo Gomez
Year Released: 2011
Categories: Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts
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I did Guillerimo Gomez's Kbox CardioPower, which I really enjoyed. GG spends most of the workout teaching us a simple combo, but adds in jacks, single punches, knees and speedbags here and there to keep us on our toes, just when I thought we were though with the combo we go though it one more time. I have a hard time with choreo and I could get everything first try, so people who like complex cardio will probably be bored but I thought it had a nice pace. He leads us though a very brief cooldown stretch, but I would have liked it to be a little longer. I look forward to doing this workout again!
GG has a silly, dry sense of humor that reminds me of my dad, and I always appreciate a good laugh while working out. Near the middle of the workout GG reminds us "keep your hands in front of you...don't let them wander around" as he waves his hands to either side.
Just did this the first time today, but I ended the workout after the kicking segment, right before he goes through the whole sequence again. I really liked this workout--great cuing, simple choreography that can be amped up depending on your mood/fitness level. Good, steady cardio. Movements flowed well and made sense (Do you hear me, Chalene?) I don't expect this workout to have any dread factor and will come in handy on those zombie mornings when my eyes are barely open. I don't foresee endangering myself when starting this workout while still half asleep. =)
Guillermo is adorable, not too chatty, encouraging enough without being annoying. Consistently good cuing. Bonus: the more you do it, the better you'll be able to count down from 8 in Spanish.
Guillermo leads this fun 40 minute kickboxing routine with 2 background exercisers (Jessica Smith is one!) in a nice open set with Asian styling. You won't need any equipment for this workout. The dvd also contains a 4 min kickboxing basics tutorial and a 10 min bonus martial arts drills segment.
Guillermo does a fantastic job of really keeping things moving along, working up a great sweat, fun but NOT complicated or boring choreo, and his cuing is excellent. Exercises include: jabs, cross, upper cut, hook, speed bags, knee pulls, front kicks, & double jab combined into a fun kickboxing routine. He adds in jacks and squat pulses to keep the heart rate up.
I rate this a solid intermediate workout that is really appropriate for most all fitness levels- add some weighted gloves to amp up the intensity, or tone it down for a lighter day. Great cuing, great pace, lots of fun and the perfect balance of fun - not boring- not complex choreo. I received this dvd to review.