Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Natural Journey's Total Body Sculpt Review
Upper Body: I was able to use pretty heavy weights in this section. She does a lot of multi-muscle moves & some unique moves. The only one I had to alter because of my heavier poundage was when she did a 1 arm bicep curl into a military press, then into a tricep extension- I just used both arms for my tricep extension. She hits every UB muscle group pretty well. She includes a nice back & chest section on the floor and you will do some pushups.
Lower Body: There were actually some nice unique LB moves in here and I was able to use my heaviest weights for the duration. A variation of a 1 legged deadlift, side squats, and side lunges. She also includes a nice floor section - outer thigh lifts and donkey kicks.
Abs: I was feeling this one! She includes planks, side planks, and plank taps. Again some unique moves- an oblique pinch and theres is a bit of standing ab work in the beginning.
Cardio: No fancy cardio just basic athletic style to get your heartrate up. She keeps it fairly low impact but I added more hops and plyos and my heart was really pumping! You will see jumping jacks, side touches, skiers, side hops, and jump rope.
Stretch: I didnt do the stretch segment.
I would rate this a solid intermediate workout but basically any fitness level could benefit by adjusting their poundage. If you are a Cindy fan and/or like the 10 minute format this is a great dvd to have in your collection. While I wouldnt say its nec a must have, it has a great place in my collection as I love both Cindy & 10 minute add-ons. Its great to use in its entirety or added to other w/o's. Cindy is a great lead and cues well.