Wednesday, June 2, 2010

6.2.10: I Now Have Photographic Evidence....

...that I am, in fact, a WINNER!

Thank you to everyone who voted for me in the Swimsuits For All contest!!!! I won the 1st round and will now be entered to win the grand prize! I get a $100 giftcard to their shop for winning this round. Im super excited because they have some really cute swimsuits. THANK YOU for voting for me!!!

BTW: Still looking for MissReneer who won Amy Bento's Abs & Stretch...

Sundays Workout:
-10 Min Solution Knockout Body (3 segments)
*total w/o time 30 min + stretch

Monday's Workout:
-Samba Party Brazilian Rhythm Celebration
-10 Minute Solutions Hot Body Boot Camp (3 segments)
*total w/o time 60 min + stretch

 Today's Workout:
-Firm Upper Body Split
*60 min + stretch

Today's Fun: Want to show off your wedding dress? Go over to Fashion Friday #3 at Women Who Do It All and upload a photo. Can you tell Im enjoying these fashion Friday's???

Today's Review: Firm Upper Body Split *** (3 of 5 stars)
Tracie Long, HeidI Tanner, Carissa Foster, Taber Bruner, Stacey Milner Colins, 1999

This is a 62 minute Firm Parts workout. Its compiled from various Firm w/o's-post classics to pre BSS Firms. It is mostly upper body strength work with a few cardio segments thrown in to get your heart rate up. It does intersperse a good amount of ab work and some pelvic floor work. It has a nice warmup and stretch, but a very short cooldown/ stretch. I never do the cooldown / stretch anyways so that didnt bother me one bit.

I felt pretty evenly worked in this one though there were a lot of pushups and ab work. There were also quite a few sets of lat row-but I like working my upper back so that was fine too. There isnt a ton of cardio in this but enough to get your heart going a bit. Maybe 4 or so cardio segments. The transitions are really quick in this one-if youre going to get a drink of water-push pause! They move right along, even for Firm standards.

You will see the typical upper body fare here: lat row, pushups, pec fly, tricep extension, bicep curls, upright rows, military press, front & side raise, medial delt work, etc. There is no bench press or overhead tricep extension. The ab work and some oblique work is not at the end, its interspersed throughout the workout and is thorough but repetitive crunch and crunch variations.

I would rate this an intermediate upper body workout that is easy to up or down the intensity by using heavier or lighter dumbbells. I like Firm Parts Upper Body a lot more than this one and I find it tougher.

 Today's Bargains:
-For additional entries to win Samba Party Brazilian Rhythm Celebration from Collage Video (after completing mandatory entry here) tell me any or all of the Weekly Specials at Collage this week (leave a seperate comment for each title)
----Enter to win Ghiradelli Cocoa in your choice of flavor AND ONE bag of Big Train Chai from Serious Chai on Mommy2TwoGirls here.
-Enter to win a Yu-Be gift backpack from Review Retreat here.
-Enter to win your choice from the Down East Basics collection on Little Yaya here.

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  1. Woo hoo! Well done Lindsey!!

  2. Congrats on winning! Enjoy your purchases!!


  3. the Firm total body makeover is on special

  4. karen voights burn and firm is on special

  5. 15-Minute Results Yoga with Rodney Yee is also on special

  6. Exercise: A Video from the National Institute on Aging is the last special this week.

  7. special no 4 is: Exercise from the National Institute on Aging

  8. Way to go! CONGRATULATIONS, Lindsey!

  9. Collage special this week: Firm Total Body Makeover 11.99

  10. Collage special: Exercise: A video from the National Institute of Ageing 9.99

  11. Collage special: 15 Minute Results Yoga with Rodney Yee 12.99

  12. Collage special: Karen Voight Burn & Firm 8.99

  13. Collage special: Cathe Gym Style - Chest & Triceps 21.99

  14. Collage special: Kathy Smith Peel off the Pounds Pilates 7.99