Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Brook Benten Cardio Pump Fusion Review

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Review: Cardiopump Fusion
Brook Benten, 2009

This is a cardio and strength workout that includes a yoga style w/u & c/d. The workout includes: kickboxing, bootcamp, kettlebells, sports drills and more- hence the "fusion" in the title. The dvd is 66 minutes long- but chaptered very well so you can do it in its entirety, just the cardio, one or more of the strength segments, etc. You will need kettlebell(s) or dumbbell(s) for the workout. Brook works out in a lovely white w/ bright green accented set w/ 2 backgrounders- showing beginner and advanced modifications with Brook doing intermediate.

The Power Yoga Warmup (11 minutes) is a faster moving power yoga routine with some plyos to get your body warm. And the Relaxation Bliss cooldown/ stretch (12 minutes) is a relaxing yoga style stretch.

Cardiopump Fusion: (22 min). LOVED this section. Brook keeps it really interesting by including kickboxing, sports drills, and bootcamp moves. All the moves are easy to follow along to and she really includes some unique moves. Exercises include: skater, knee pulls, leaping runners lunge, floor touches, tire run, burpees, hitch kicks, punch & kick combos, and more. Worked up a GREAT sweat!

Cardio Kettlebell: (12 minutes) Brook uses a 15 lb bell in this lower body focused kettlebell workout. She also includes some upper body work and you are guaranteed to work up an awesome sweat. Moves include: swing variations & handoffs, squat w/ OH press, hi pull, upright rows touching your bell to the ground, low lunges, squat jummps, Mt. climber squats, squat -dead lift -toss combo, etc. Time flew by and I really enjoyed the work in this section.

Kettlebell Crank: (11 minutes) This is a total body toning & cardio workout. Brook uses a 10 lb bell (I used a 10 or 15 # dumbbell). The moves are progressive & include: halo- oblique chop, side lunge- wood chop, squat w/ a snatch, dip w/ OH press, pliet swings, dip- side lunge- gun slinger (bicep), and travelling swings. This section is a nonstop (fun) sweatfest. Loved it!

I would rate this workout (done following Brook) as high intermediate, but you can easily follow a mod to get an easier or an advanced workout. I followed the advanced and I was dripping sweat by the end. Super unique workout with a great combination of moves. Brook is an awesome instructor- LOVED her energy, you can tell she is really enjoying herself right along with you, great cuing, and form pointers. The reason I really loved this w/o was because while being nice & challenging there is NO dread- Brook provides the perfect number of reps precisely sequenced to work you hard but with no dread. I received this dvd from Brook to review for this giveaway (who may just be a new favorite instructor).

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.

172 comments:

  1. Other: Kettlebody by Brook

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  3. already liked Cardiopump Fitness on FB

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  4. Already liked Fitness for the Rest of Us on FB

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  5. Already a follower (stalker) of Fitness for the Rest of Us

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  6. reblogged #1
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  10. I checked out the cooking show clip for the VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST CASSEROLE and found it much more entertaining than expected. Cute intro with a jingle. Loved her personality and the dog watching her!

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  11. I visited the tutorial and finally understood why Kettlebells are so special after reading her center of gravity explanations.

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  12. went to her downloads and saw I could play the clips without downloading and happen to have a recumbent bike in the same room as my puter. Looks like I will workout while my workout area is unavailable next week with asbestos removal and a new oil burner installation.

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  13. I like Cardiopump Fitness on FB. laperez25@gmail.com

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  14. I'm a fan on FB for Fitness For the Rest of Us!
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  15. I follow your blog :) laperez25@gmail.com

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  16. I'd love to try her Kettlebody DVD series :)
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  17. I am entered into your Pilates Powerball Sculpt giveaway

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  21. I just checked her Free Downloadable workouts! So neat how it's free and can save it on my ipod. I like that :)

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  22. I commented on your Patrick Goudeau's Play Ball in 4 Review about your family in Japan. I have been following your posts and videos about it, making it feel more personal seeing it through your eyes and theirs.

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  26. Already like Fitness for the Rest of Us on Facebook

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  27. Also entered to win Zero in Ten

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  29. Also entered to win Tracie Long Focus: Breakthrough

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  30. I'd love to try Kettlebody by Brooke.

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  31. liked Cardiopump Fitness on Facebook

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  32. I like Fitness For the Rest of Us on facebook

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  33. I follow you on twitter

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  35. I'd love Kettlebody by Brooke, and in that 3-dvd set, Bell Body Sculpt is VERY appealing!

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  36. I like Cardio Pump Fusion on FB

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  37. I like Fitness for the Rest of Us on FB

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  38. I follow Brook on twitter @mld18


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  40. I'd like to try the Kettlebell: Butts & Guts DVD!
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  42. I follow Cardio Pump Fusion on FB - liz t. newsome
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  43. I follow you on twitter - giantsis
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  44. I follow Brooke on twitter - giantsis
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  45. GFC follower
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  46. I checked out the downloadable exercises - I like the Express Bootcamp! What a great idea and an easy way to have portable workouts!
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  47. I checked out the Online Store - I like the 10% discount and free shipping on orders over $50 for the kettlebells!
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  48. I checked out the Kettlebell Tutorial and learned that when selecting a Kettlebell, it is recommended that women begin training with a kettlebell between 10-20-pounds. I didn't know that!
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  49. Entered the The Firm: Zero in Ten Giveaway
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  50. I'd like to try her new Kettlebody

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  51. Like Cardiopump Fusion on facebook

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  53. Her cooking show is called BB's Back Burner

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  54. Here 101 Legit Ways to Lose Weight has some nice recipes

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  55. Her Kettlebell tutorial has video clips

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  56. The free downloadable workouts are nice audio files.

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  57. Her online store has her newest Kettlebody set

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  58. entered Tracies Focus Series, Breakthrough giveaway

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  62. I follow Brook on Twitter.

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  63. I also like the Butts and Guts DVD.

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  64. I would also try Yoga Burn.
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  66. tweeted about the giveaway

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  67. I love the "cool feature" of the kettlebell technique info. They are first described and then you can hit a clip to watch a video. Nice!

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  68. I entered the Tracie Long giveaway also.

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  69. commented on the look better naked review. this looks like a fun workout, as all workouts should be.

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  70. Also entered to win the Supreme 90 collection

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  71. tweeted today http://twitter.com/#!/kpieczyn/status/48858915101880320

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  72. I would love to try the Cardiopump Fusion set.

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  73. tweeted about the giveaway today
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  75. Entered your Supreme 90 giveaway!
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  76. I'd really like to try Kettlebell Butts and Guts. fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

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  77. I like Cardiopump Fusion on Facebook.

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  78. I like Fitness for the Rest of Us on Facebook.

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  79. I entered your Supreme 90 giveaway.

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  80. I entered your Collage Video giveaway.

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  84. I follow Brooke Benton on twitter.

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  85. tweeted about the giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/kpieczyn/status/49540816586280960

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  86. tweeted about the giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/kpieczyn/status/49586603101925376

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  87. blogged about the giveaway entry 1
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  88. blogged about the giveaway entry 2
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  90. blogged about the giveaway entry 4 http://exerciseforenergy.blogspot.com/2011/03/win-fitness-dvd-cardio-pump-fusion.html

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  91. blogged about the giveaway entry 5 http://exerciseforenergy.blogspot.com/2011/03/win-fitness-dvd-cardio-pump-fusion.html

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  92. tweeted today http://twitter.com/#!/kpieczyn/status/49968618439581697

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  93. Kettlebody by Brook

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  96. Entered Xtend Barre: Lean & Chisled giveaway

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  97. Commented on "Party Cakes & Jill Miller Yoga Tune Up: Quick Fix Rx Review"

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  98. Also entered to win Xtend Barre: Lean & Chisled

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  99. I'd like to try the Butts & Guts workout. sariade at yahoo dot com

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  100. I follow your blog. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  101. I entered the Tracie Long giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  102. I learned her cooking show features her talking dog Kokomo. Wow. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  103. I learned she has workouts geared towards cycling in her free downloads section. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  104. I learned her store has a 3 DVD system available. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  105. I learned the proper form for the Basic Swing in the kettlebell tutorial section. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  106. I learned tip #54 from her 101 legit ways to lose weight: setting a money jar aside and putting money in that you'd otherwise spend on your "splurge spot." sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  110. I entered the Eden Fantasy giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  111. tweeted today kpieczyn @ yahoo.com

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  112. I learned on Brook's site that she has a three dvd workout set which are 30 minutes each. I'll have to add those to my wish list.

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  113. I entered the Supreme90 giveaway.

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  114. tweeted today http://twitter.com/#!/kpieczyn/status/50713765058068480

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  115. I entered the Bios pedometer giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  116. tweeted today http://twitter.com/#!/kpieczyn/status/50847392098037760

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  117. I learned that Brook is in texas rainymail at yahoo dot com

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  121. I'd like to try the Kettebell butts and guts
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  122. like" fitnes for the rest of us on facebook (hannah knit)

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  123. like" cardio pump on facebook (hannah knit)

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  124. ­­­­­I follow on GFC ( hannah . chrinahxxx@..)

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  126. follow you on twitter (achrissmile)

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  127. follow brooke on twitter (achrissmile)

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  128. commented on your party cakes and jill miller post
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  129. entered your supreme 90 giveaway
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  130. entered the traci long giveaway
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  131. Also entered to win Tracie Long Focus: Longevity: Leaning Out

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  132. I entered Supreme 90 dvds giveaway

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  133. I entered Xtend Barre giveaway

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  135. KB Butts and Guts!

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  136. I like Cardiopump Fusion on FB
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  137. I like your page on FB.
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  141. Entered: Focus Breakthrough DVD

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  142. I would like to try Kettle body

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  143. I like Fitness for the rest of us on FB

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  144. I learned that the workout uses kickboxing, bootcamp, kettlebells, sports drills.

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  145. I entered your pedometer giveaway

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  146. I entered the Supreme 90 giveaway

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  147. another dvd I'd like to try is the Kettlebell butts & guts
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  154. I would try the butts and guts video. hollyrh at gmail dot com

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  155. I follow you on twitter (@hallsrh)

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  156. I would love to try kettle body by brook.

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  158. I would like to try Butts and Guts! Thanks for the giveaway!
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