Tuesday, November 23, 2010
REVIEW: 10 Days to a Better Body Featuring Cindy Whitmarsh
This dvd has a 35 minute lower body workout and a 35 minute upper body workout. Each workout alternates one minute of cardio and one minute of LB or UB strength work. Cindy leads the workout alone in a nice set w/ hard wood floors with some fitness props in the background. You will need a variety of dumbbells for this workout. Both workouts include a few ab moves at the end. You can play all or play individually.
She starts each cardio move with a lowimpact/ beginner modification of and then moves into the advanced move. So once familiar w/ the moves you could do the advanced from the get-go. She goes right from one minute into the next exercise so there is no resting or wasted time. She really makes the most of the 30ish minutes.
Some of the lower body moves were unique and effective, always a nice bonus. Some examples are: cutsey dips, lunge variations, squat variations, deadlift variations, hopping on leg, jumping back and forth over your dubbells, plank-knee pulls (kind of like Mt climbers), burpees (blowouts), punches while holding the dumbbells to work your abs, clamshell crunches while holding a dumbbell, etc.
Some of the upper body moves include many compound moves. Bicep-overhead press, plank while doing rows, bicep-rotator cuff, jacks, cross country ski jumps, mt. climbers, and the like.
I would rate this a solid intermediate workout. Cindy is one of my favorite instructors! She is knowledgable about health, fitness, and nutrition IMO. She is a good cuer and is helpful with form pointers throughout the workout. All the moves are athletic and easy to catch onto. I really really like this workout! I love combining it w/ other cardio splits though you could easily do both the UB & LB w/o's togehter for a 60 min full body AWT w/o.