Turbo Jam: Lower Body JamChalene Johnson
Year Released: 2006
Categories: Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts , Lower Body Strength
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I am 52 and am coming back from a really bad year when I lost most of my fitness capacity. So, I'm slowly rebuilding strength and cardio capacity. So, I'm focusing on high beginner to intermediate workouts.
This workout really fits the bill for me. It is a concentrated, but not highly intense, workout that focuses on the lower body. It's the standard Turbo Jam set up - Chalene back up by multiple exercisers with two modifiers who don't use weights/band. You start out with a band around the ankles. They tied their Turbo Jam band into a loop. I used my Spri loop. With it on, you do side steps and leg lifts, etc. Then, you take it off, hold light to moderate weights and do different lunges and squats. You end up on the floor and do a little bit of floor work.
If you think that a workout needs to kill you to be effective, this workout isn't for you. If you want a workout that works the different muscles of the lower body in an effective, but not killer, way, then you might enjoy this workout. It's about 25 minutes, slightly shorter than the 30 minutes I aim for, but a good workout nontheless.
Chalene is motivating and pretty calm in this workout.
A lot of leg work with a band.
I liked it well enough while doing it, but wouldn't recommend anyone buy it as an add on. If you get it as part of the deluxe package (which, if you are going to get the basic, I recommend you get, if only to get CP 2), then it's great to have. But otherwise, other leg workouts out there do a better job toasting your thighs.
Chalene is really friendly and motivating. I think she is an excellent instructor with a pleasant voice and infectious enthusiasm.
She says "Yeah baby" a lot, but although that sounds like it might be annoying - it didn't annoy me.