Jackie Warner, 2008
This dvd has three 20 minute workouts on it: Upper Body (plus cardio), Lower Body(plus cardio), and Abs/ Core (plus cardio). Jackie works out with her crew of trainers from her TV show Workout in a nice open set with hardwood floors. In the UB & LB workouts she starts with the group warming up together and then all but one trainer goes and sits in the back and Jackie and one trainer alone workout together for each set. One trainer shows beginner mods in the core w/o. You will need a variety of dumbbells for this workout.
I actually like that the other trainers go sit in the back-it gives you the "personal trainer" feel that Im sure Jackie was aiming for-since afterall, they are all PT's. In each segment they do 3 or 4 strength moves for 1 minute each and then follow it with a cardio move. A lot of the cardio moves compliment the strength moves you just did (i.e. shuffle with speedbag after working your shoulders).
Upper body: work includes: bicep curl variations, lat row variations, tricep kickbacks, pushups, pec fly, skull crushers, bench press, delt work, etc.
Lower Body: work includes: weighted and unweighted (you can add weights to up the intensity) squat and lunge variations, bridge work, lying leg scissors, kicks, etc.
Core: TOUGH (possibly the most challenging ab w/o I own) and includes: crunch and V sit variations, plank, plank twists, Mt. climbers, burpees, bicycle crunches, etc. All the cardio is athletic and straightforward.
In 20 minutes you really accomplish a LOT in these workouts!!! I really enjoy this workout and it makes a great add on to the w/o's listed above. I like Jackie's style and her cueing is good. I would rate this a high intermediate w/o. She does move fast so you can either a) use lighter than normal weights, or b) slow down the pace. I highly reccomend this w/o!