Monday, February 28, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Michele Olson's Perfect Legs, Glutes & Abs Review & Giveaway

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This giveaway is courtesy of Michele Olson PhD. Michele has a PhD in Exercise Physiology. Professor of exercise science at Auburn University. Certified by NSCA in strength and conditioning. AFAA, ACE, NCSA and ACSM presenter. Michele is the lead in the 10 Minute Solution: Ultimate Kettlebell Fat Burner and Perfect Legs, Glutes & Abs


Keep reading to find out how you can win your very own copy of her Perfect Legs, Glutes & Abs dvd. 

Review: Perfect Legs, Glutes & Abs
Michele Olson, 2010

Michele leads this 60 min workout alone in a cute set on a little raised platform. You will need dumbbells and a chair for this workout. The dvd is nicely chaptered and divided up into: warmup, Mega Moves Legs & Glutes, Mega Moves Abs, Master Moves Legs & Glutes, and Master Moves Abs. 

Mega Moves Legs & Glutes: (20 min) The 'Mega' workouts focus on large muscle groups. While this segment is more traditional sculpting, Michele varies the pace & tempo to keep the moves interesting & to challenge your muscles in new ways. Exercises include: static lunge-twist, side squat, dips, squat w/ twist, squat single arm OH press, side knee pulls, KB swing, squat jumps, etc. This section got my heartrate up nicely. 

Mega Moves Abs: (6 min) All done on the floor.Exercises include: double leg extension, bicycle rollups, Russian twists, sit up- leg extension combo, hip circles, etc. 

Master Moves Legs & Glutes: (21 min) The 'Master' workouts focus on deep muscle conditioning. This section def hit my muscles in a different way than my usual routine. Exercises include: pliets, close leg ballet style pliets, pliet jump, curtsy lunge. Exercises using the chair include: 1 legged squats sitting & standing, side leg lifts while lifting your other heel (nice burn here!), balancing stick, single leg good mornings,etc. Michele does a great job of adding in balance work in this segment & also varies the tempo of the exercises. 

Master Moves Abs: (5 min) full body double clam, double bicycle, leg drops, dead bug, twisting reverse crunch w/ legs fully extended, etc.

I would rate this workout a solid intermediate that could be modified to fit your needs based on the poundage you use. There are plenty of reps so I didnt have to use my heaviest weights (combining both workouts). The pace is such that you could easily heavy up if you wanted to do only 1 of the segments. Very versatile time options and Michele is obviously a very knowledgeable instructor. This is a unique workout that has a top shelf spot in my library!

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Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm on 3/10 and the winner will be selected using random.org random number generator and announced on 3/12. The winner will be selected using random.org random number generator. Contest open to  EVERYONE!

I received a sample of this product to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest review. 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.  I can not be held responsible for shipping errors, postage errors, damage in transit, or undelivered prizes.

133 comments:

  1. Michelle is an exercise physiology research doctor. koerner77@yahoo.com

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  2. I love that it offers different types of leg training.

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  11. I learned that Dr O carries out a lot of research into exercise physiology. susan1 at cyberone dot com dot au

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  12. I like that the DVD can be modified to fit your needs based on the poundage you use.

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  15. I already voted in your poll. (I voted for Jillian Michaels.)

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  16. I already follow you on Twitter.

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  17. I learned Dr. Olson earned her doctorate in exercise physiology in 1991. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  18. I like that the workout works on major muscle groups as well as on deep muscle conditioning. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  27. I checked out her site. I learned that she has a FAQ area that she answers questions like what is the best way to get great abs?

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  28. I like that fact from your review that it sounds like a unique workout different than others. I like to add unique workouts to my connection.

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  31. I like that the workout is easily broken into short pieces. I'm 20 weeks pregnant and my attention span is REALLY short these days!

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  32. Voted for Kelsie in the poll! Just tried her Pump, Jump, Jab workout and she seems really tough to me. The others are more...TV tough.

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  33. I liked the idea that exercise was like medicine and her focus is on healthy doses. horsemom2@aol.com

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  34. What I liked about the review was a warning of what was done down on the floor.

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  39. I learned she has her phd in exercise physiology- cool

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  46. I learned that exercise machine calorie readouts are typically 20-30% higher than what was actually expended. nyx.black@gmail.com

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  47. I like that the workout varies the pace to keep my interest, and it's not too long. de12812@myway.com

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  56. She got her PhD in 1991

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  57. I like that it only needs dumbbells and a chair for this workout

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  59. I learned that the calorie read outs on workout machines are 20-30% higher than what one has actually expended.

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  60. I like that it also focuses on balance in the workout dvd.

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  61. I voted for Bob in the poll on your blog
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  62. I learned that Dr. Olson is a reviewer for several sports medicine journals.

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  63. I like that there are two different leg workouts and two different ab workouts on the dvd so you can make a couple different combinations for workouts under 30 minutes.

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  64. I subscribed to your blog.

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  65. I now like Fitness for the Rest of Us on Facebook.

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  66. What I learned: Dr. Olson has conducted a lot of research and it has been published. Her first research project was on low-impact aerobic dance.

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  67. What I like about the workout from your review: The level is intermediate. Sorry forgot my email above... here it is: fitkitty1 at gmail dot com.

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  69. I faithfully follow your blog.

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  70. I entered your Stick-E giveaway.

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  74. Guess what! Now I follow you on twitter :-)

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  75. I learned Michele demonstrates pilates on her website.

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  76. I learned that exercise is like medicine and we all have different types and amounts!

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  77. I love the variety! A total body workout!

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  78. I shared this on fb! (#1)

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  80. I learned that the calorie readouts on exercise machines are often 20-30% too high... sad...
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  81. I like that the dvd is segmented, making it easier to do just a chunk of it as a mini workout.
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  88. I learned that michelle is a phd! rainy at gmail dot com

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  89. I found out that she teaches at a university
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  90. I learned that calorie readouts on exercise machines are 20-30% higher than actually expended.
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  91. I like how you don't need a lot of equipment.
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  93. Exercise is a lot like medicine
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  97. Running burns more fat then yoga.

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  98. I like that it works on deep muscle conditioning.

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  100. I learned that 15 minutes of exercise a day can improve your health
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  105. I like that you don't have to do the whole workout but can choose segments. Most of the time I don't have 60 min. Thanks
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  107. I learned that exercises that burn the most calories are ones that utilize your lower body, such as Running.

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  108. I visited the site and learned, that Dr. Olsen has been featured on TV as an expert voice on exercise and for her widely publicized research on abdominal exercise and Pilates.

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  109. I like, that this workout is a solid intermediate that could be modified to fit your needs based on the poundage you use.

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