Friday, October 22, 2010

Giveaway: Amy Bento Slo-Mo Strength Challenge

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This dvd has been generously donated by Amy Bento and NRG Fitness.

Review: Slo-Mo Strength Chanllenge
Amy Bento, 2007 ***** (5 of 5 stars)

This is a strength w/o that has 4 main workouts with 8 premixes ranging from 15- 75 minutes. Amy works out w/ 2-3 background exercisers in a medium sized space w/ colored screens & cute round windows. Amy & crew use a variety of equipment: dumbbells, step, barbell, band, and a stability ball. I dont have a barbell & it worked just fine. One exerciser shows modifications.

I chose a 65 minute total body premix this morning and all of my muscles were worked pretty darn thouroughly! Amy uses 4 count up, 4 count down method to control both the up and down motion. She then mixes it up w/ 2 up, hold for 2, and then down for 4, etc. She gives you a brief stretch in between sets. She repeats each set two - three times.

The exercises in the premix I did included: a hack squat (heels on a step riser- I used my sculpting stick) w/ a bicep curl, hack wobble squats, shoulder press on the ball, side lunges, lat pull w/ the band wrapped on the barbell (I used a dumbbell), 1 legged squats on the ball, posterior fly, around the world lying on the bench (chest move), concentration curls, tricep dips w/ your feet on the bench, balance stick ab circle, standing clamshell crunch, rollouts to plank using the barbell (I used a stab. ball), tuck (bun pull) to the step, a jumping tuck plank, and concludes with a stretch.

I really liked this workout and it moved right along. Even with the slow movements I was not bored or clockwatching at all. I will def be getting a copy of this one for myself! I really liked using heavy weights at a slow pace. Amy is an excellent instructor w/ spot-on cueing. I would rate this as a high intermediate w/o. I followed Amy's poundage and it was just about perfect for me.


To Enter this Giveaway: Mandatory Entry: Check out Amy's NRG Fitness website and tell me something you learned. Leave your email address and remember that two entries = two comments. Good luck!

Optional Bonus Entries (after completing mandatory entry above): 
  • 10 Entries: Purchase something from Amys website THIS WEEK and tell me what you bought (I will verify the purchase)
  • 1 Entry: Leave me a comment telling what you like about the workout
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  • 1 Entry: Tell me which of Amy's dvds you would like to try.
  • 1 Entry: Tell me wich of Amy's dvd you already own.
  • 2 Entries: Tell me about Amy's newest dvd that are now available for pre-order.
Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm on Thursday, Oct 28 and the winner will be selected using random.org random number generator and annouced on Oct 29. Contest open to the EVERYONE!

I received a sample of this product to review andthen give away. I was in no other way compensated for my honest review. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own.

31 comments:

  1. I am unfamiliar with Amy Bento so I learned about all her existing dvds and her certifications.

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  2. I learned about the variety of DVDs that she has- there are quite a few! koerner77@yahoo.com

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  3. I would love to try here new hi/lo dynamics workout!

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  4. I learned she has Advanced step. I would be interested is seeing how she incorporates step with other pieces of equipment.

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  5. I just watched the preview slo-mo video. I really liked her voice. It also looked like it would be easy to follow. If I do not win, I would definitely contemplate purchasing this DVD.

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  6. I really need to learn how to step so I can try her advanced step videos. I am liking what I see from her.

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  7. Her newest DVD is Advanced Step Challenge 4.

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  8. The new DVD is the Hi/Low Dynamics. I am wondering how much floor space you actually need to do these videos.

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  9. I look forward to reading your archives and following your blog. Thank you.

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  10. I learned that the first 350 customers to preorder the DVD will receive a free gift.

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  11. beneathhiswings (at) gmail.com

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  12. I like that Slo-Mo Strength Challenge is a three day split and that there are a variety of different exercises.

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  13. I like that Slo-Mo Strength Challenge is a three day split and that there are a variety of different exercises.

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  14. I would like to try Slo-Mo Strength Challenge and All Pump Xtreme.

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  15. I haven't owned any of Amy's workouts, but I'm interested in trying one.

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  16. Advanced Step Challenge 4 is a steady state step workout with four advanced step combos.

    Hi/Lo Dynamics is an athletic hi/lo workout with four combos that includes four intervals.

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  17. I learned that Amy has had DVDs out every year since 2006.

    lithiumchn at gmail dot com

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  18. I like the premix options of this DVD.

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  19. I don't own any of her DVD yet.

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  20. The preorder ones are ADVANCED STEP CHALLENGE 4 and HI/LO DYNAMICS #1

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  21. The preorder ones are ADVANCED STEP CHALLENGE 4 and HI/LO DYNAMICS #2

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  22. Great giveaway! I learned that Amy currently instructs at The Edge in Norwalk, CT, and Equinox in Darien, CT.
    fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

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  23. I like that this workout has so many premixes. I also like that you said it was high-intermediate level. Sounds doable to me!

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  24. I am a faithful follower of your blog :-)

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  25. The dvd that I'd like to try is Slow-Mo Strength Challenge - based on your review it is now on my radar!

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  26. I have 2 of Amy's: Abs & Stretch and 10-Minute Solution Tone Trouble Zones. I am hoping to add the one your reviewed!

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  27. One of Amy's newest is: Advanced Step Challenge 4.

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  28. The other new one of Amy's is: Hi Lo Dynamics.

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  29. I learned that Amy is certified in nutrition. I am already a blog follower. I love Amy's energy in her workouts and would like to try her Hi Lo Dynamics DVD as well as this one.

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