Monday, December 6, 2010

Chris Freytag 10 Pound Slimdown DVD Review




Today's Review: 10 Pound Slimdown
Chris Freytag, 2010

This dvd has five seperate 20 min w/o's on it; upper body, lower body, total body, yoga, and core. All except the yoga section include great cardio bursts. Chris works out alone on an awesome set- dark wood and pale blue fogged panes with fitness accessories around the perimeter. You will need dumbbells for this workout. There isnt a mix & match or play all feature.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE cardio splits as I call them- seperate upper/lower body workouts that include cardio and this dvd fits the bill perfectly. Im ALWAYS on the look out for more w/o's formatted like this so I was very happy to find this gem. The toning & cardio moves get progressively harder as she adds in balance challenges & more intensity as she goes. Each workout has 3 circuits and you repeat each circuit 2ce. Each circuit contains 2 strength sets and then one high intensity cardio burst followed by a recovery.

Upper Body: Some of the moves include pushups, tricep kickbacks on all 4's with a knee pull in, skaters, military press, jacks, bicep curls w/ a knee pull, french press while balancing, front raise w/ a squat, and jumproping.

Lower Body: Includes lots of lunges & lunge variations- flying lunges, stationary unweigthed lunges, runners lujnge, knee pull ins w/ hands on floor, hi knee pulls, curtsy lunge variations, and side squats into a power squat. My legs were fried by the end of this segment!

Total Body: Includes both upper & lower body strength work & cardio blast- the moves include: setting down & picking up your weights, squat w/ row, 1-legged deadlift, tire run, lunge-twist-balance combo, static lunge circling your weight around your leg, runners lunge w/ leg pull and bicep curl, kick w/ a floor touch, bridge- pec fly combo, a side plank-dumbbell raise, mini lunge w/ a back row, and a fast feet reaction drill.

Core: This section includes cardio work interspersed into the core work. Moves include: knee pulls, boat pose with leg extensions, lying toe touches, power side lunge twist, bicycle with bench press, full body leg extension w/ lat pull down, side plank, mt. climber, V sits w/ bow & arrow arms holding dumbbells, circle crunches, planks, leg lifts, and gorrilla walks w/a hop (tough).

Yoga: This is a 20 minute vinyassa type yoga segment (no cardio bursts) that moves fairly quickly (which I liked). You start w/ some breathing, cat-cow, forward bends, down dogs, up dogs, chataranga, chair pose, warrior, tree pose, low lunge, runners lunge, twisted chair, pigeon, and side planks.

I would rate this a solid to higher intermediate that is easy to modify up or down.Chris looks fantastic- even more toned than her previous dvds. This dvd is great to add onto other workouts, for days you are short on time, or to combine for a 40-120 minute workout. Chris' cueing is great, the moves are fun, unique, and effective.

For more information visit:
 Chris Freytag online
 follow Chris Freytag on Twitter
 Chris Freytag on Linked In
 and like Chris Freytag on Facebook

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

67 comments:

  1. I LOVE Chris! I have wanted this one and the 2 Week Turn Around Strength and Cardio DVD's. elenacporter@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I also appreciate your review. It's honest and detailed and down to earth. I feel like you gave me the most detailed idea of what is in store with this DVD. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love Chris' blog posts on ExerciseTV really helped me stay motivated. Love her workouts--thanks for this review!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I would like to try Two Week . koerner77@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I liked Walking Cardio ShapeUp Max on Exercise TV so would probably like the dvd.
    horsemom2@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love that the workout is mix and match!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I follow Win, Lose, or Blog.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I learned Chris has a corporate fitness program.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I like that the Exercise TV meal plan has recipes and snack ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I entered the Fruit of the Loom Giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I entered the Martial Fusion Giveaway too!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Two week turnaround cardio DVD!!! andinichol2003@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I obviously don't know how to do this! I am anonymous above, andinichol2003@yahoo.com. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I would like to try the Kick-Start Your Metabolism DVD. sariade@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I follow Win, Lose or Blog with my google account.

    ReplyDelete
  16. 2. I follow Win, Lose or Blog with my google account.

    ReplyDelete
  17. 1. I entered the Fruit of the Loom Giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  18. 2. I entered the Fruit of the Loom Giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I like that this workout has 5 separate 20 min workouts - this is a great value and you can do one or several depending on how much time you have that day! sariade@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I learned Chris Freitag also sells some household appliances on her website (blenders, grill, popcorn popper). sariade@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. 1. The meal plan at ExerciseTV appeals to me because it's a system along with the workout that is laid out to lose 10 pounds.

    ReplyDelete
  22. 2. The meal plan at ExerciseTV appeals to me because it's a system along with the workout that is laid out to lose 10 pounds.

    ReplyDelete
  23. 3. The meal plan at ExerciseTV appeals to me because it's a system along with the workout that is laid out to lose 10 pounds.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'd like the 3-2-1 workout.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I learned that Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Red Sauce is the recipe of the week.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I'd really like to try Walking Cardio Shapeup Max. uberfemme@msn.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I follow Chris on Twitter. uberfemme@msn.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. I Tweeted about your contest yesterday. uberfemme@msn.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. I wrote something on her wall about you sending me #1

    ReplyDelete
  31. I wrote something on her wall about you sending me #2

    ReplyDelete
  32. The Prevention 3-2-1 workout would be good.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Oh my, Lindsey - I soooooo want to win this workout! It has been on my wish list since it came out. The other workout of Chris's I would like to try is Walking Cardio Shapeup Max - this has also been on my wish list since it came out. I'm a huge fan of Chris Freytag and I really enjoyed your review.
    fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  34. There are many things I like about this workout. The main one is Chris Freytag! I also like the split aspect. Really hoping and praying to win this one :-)

    ReplyDelete
  35. What I learned at Chris's website is that she even had a website. This is the first time I visited. I also learned that she sells her workouts from the website through Exercise TV.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Mandatory entry - I want to try her 2 week turnaround cardio and strength DVD. My email address is roohac@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. I liked Chris on Facebook - Entry #1

    ReplyDelete
  38. I liked Chris on Facebook - Entry #2

    ReplyDelete
  39. I follow win or lose blog - Entry #1

    ReplyDelete
  40. I follow win or lose blog - Entry #2

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love 20 min workouts. Stephanie's PF series is another favorite of mine. Im excited to try the new Slimdown DVD.

    ReplyDelete
  42. From her website I learned that she has an online program that you can try for free for 14 days and she also sells fitness equipment on her website.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Thank you for directing me to the meal plan on the website. I think it is very practical for me and I will be following it - Entry #1

    ReplyDelete
  44. Thank you for directing me to the meal plan on the website. I think it is very practical for me and I will be following it - Entry #2

    ReplyDelete
  45. Thank you for directing me to the meal plan on the website. I think it is very practical for me and I will be following it - Entry #3

    ReplyDelete
  46. What appeals to me about the Exercise TV 10 Pound Slimdown Meal Plan is that it's based on clean eating and it looks very balanced.

    ReplyDelete
  47. What appeals to me about the Exercise TV 10 Pound Slimdown Meal Plan is that it's based on clean eating and it looks very balanced. #2 fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  48. What appeals to me about the Exercise TV 10 Pound Slimdown Meal Plan is that it's based on clean eating and it looks very balanced. #3 fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  49. I just entered your Jeanette Jenkins giveaway. fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  50. I just entered your Jeanette Jenkins giveaway #2. fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  51. I liked Chris on Facebook #1 (I go by the name of Kitty FitKitty over there).

    ReplyDelete
  52. I liked Chris on Facebook #2 (I go by the name of Kitty FitKitty over there).

    ReplyDelete
  53. I wrote on Chris's wall that you sent me and I asked her to wish me luck on your giveaway! Kitty FitKitty on facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  54. I wrote on Chris's wall that you sent me and I asked her to wish me luck on your giveaway! #2. Kitty FitKitty on facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  55. I'd like the two week turnaround dvd and the kick start your metabolism dvd!

    ReplyDelete