The FIRM: Get Chisel'd
Rebekah Sturkie, 2008
Rebekah leads this 40 minute mostly sculpting workout. There are 4 background exercisers one of which shows beginner modificaitons. Though you cant always see her with the camera angles. The workout is done in an open room with scenic windows, hardwood floors, and multicolored walls. You will need a variety of dumbbells for this workout. The dvd also has a 15 min mostly cardio bonus workout on it that features Rebekah working out alone.
Like I said, this workout is mostly sculpting but between the strength "progressions" (as she calls them) Rebekah throws in some short (maybe 1 minute) power cardio bursts! They can really get your heartrate up. She goes between all out power moves and then back to the basic a few times. If you want to keep your heartrate up just I just keep doing the power moves the whole time.
A lot of the sculpting moves are compound moves but she pairs them appropriately so the poundage fits both exercises-for example a diagonal lunge with a back row (both heavy weights). Some moves include: deadlift + toe tap balance move, pliet with a row and a glute lift, bicep curl variations, dips, lunges, pushups with a shoulder tap, crunches with a pec fly, and the like.
The power burst moves include: high knees, squat thrusts with a shoulder tap while youre down, hopping lunges, etc. She goes back and forth between high & med intensity on these but like I said if you really want to kick it up a notch you can do the power move the whole time.
I really really like this workout and the 15 minute add on. My muscles felt pretty evenly worked and it was a great calorie burner for a 40 min sculpting workout. Rebekah is a great lead and her cueing is spot on. There are NO dancy or complicated moves in this one at all.