Burn Fat Fast - Cardio BlastDenise Austin
Year Released: 2007
Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance
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Another solid intermediate offering from Denise. Backed by her squad of 20-something, silent but determinedly smiling women, she offers four 10-minute cardio workouts that can easily be done back to back.
The production values are good, the music is soft but appropriate and well pulsing. You have the option to turn Denise's voice off. You sure don't really need it as far as cuing is concerned.
Kickboxing included side to side lunges with punches, side kick plus front kick (with other leg) and a combo of jab-cross plus four knee raises, jack back. Also three roundhouses to one side, then the other side.
Retro Dance included two five-minute segments of simple combinations, include hamstring curls, chasses, step touch with big arms (working your core rather well), four knee ups forward, then side kicks back, V-steps, step-slides, ponies and step scoops.
Athletic Intervals included the inevitable ski jumps side to side, plyo lunges (building up from cross-country skis), knee pulls and other bootcamp style moves.
Dance Aerobics included the mambo cha cha, sambas, chasses with rock step, and ballet-style "leaps" on one leg.
All the workouts feature simple combinations that are then TIFTTed.
One thing you can say about Denise, whether you like her or not -- you always know what to expect from her. Her cuing will range from so-so to very late, she will utter phrases like "strong bodies" and "you're burning fat, yes you are," and she'll whoop a bit during some moves. Her eyes will almost seem to bulge. But in the end, she will deliver a solid intermediate workout and somehow make me realize I actually like her.
This workout has four 10 minute cardio segments (kickboxing, retro aerobics, dance, and athletic intervals. There is also a 5 min warmup and a 5 min cooldown segment. Its fully programmable so you can mix and match as you like. I really like the fact that each 10 minute segment is a full 10 minutes of cardio-no warmup or cooldown-those are seperate segments. I use these as add-ons to other w/o's so a w/u and c/d would have been a waste of time IMO. There is a "music only" option if you dont want to listen to Denise.
Denise Austin is not known to be the best cuer, but she does pretty well in this one. None of the moves are complicated, most are pretty basic. Even the dance segment wasnt too difficult to follow (and Im NOT a dancer).
The dance segment was the least challenging-probably beginner and the athletic the most-a solid intermediate. The workout as a whole is an intermediate w/o that can easily be modified up or down to fit your needs. Each segment has "mini-routines" in it that are repeated a few times and then you move on to a new routine.
The kickboxing segment includes a side lunge -punch combo, front and side kicks, jab and crosses, etc.
Retro Aerboics include old school classic aerobic moves: V-step, ponies, step touch, hamstring curls, etc.
Athletic intervals include: tire run, cross country skiing, side hops, etc. The moves build in intensity.
The dance segment has a lot of simple dance moves such as: mambo -chacha, chasse, side leap, etc.
Some dont like her but I enjoy alot of her w/o's and this one is good for addons. I prefer it to most 10 Min Solutions because of the seperate w/u & c/d.