Women's Health Look Better Naked
Jessica Smith, 2010 **** (4 of 5 stars)
This dvd has a 21 minute cardio+strength segment, a 22 minute cardio segment, a 5 min w/u and a 6 minute c/d that can be combined for a 54 minute workout or broken down into shorter segments via the chaptered menu. Jessica leads in a nice studio gym set w/ 2 background exercisers, one showing modifications. You will need dumbbells for this workout.
Strength: This strength w/o includes 6 sets of exercises that each target different muscle groups.. Execises include: squat chop, squat figure 8's, 1 legged deadlifts, balance knee pull rows, dip- lunge & rear fly, plank rows, pushups, crunch- pec fly, low side lunge- shoulder raises w/ a leg lift, lunge -knee lift- overhead press, single leg squat w/ a crul, sit up & reach, jackknife, plank elbow pulls, prone spinal extensions, etc. I like the combo moves that really get a lot done in only 20 min and keep the heartrate up.
Metabolic (cardio): This is an interval workout where the moves accelerate in intensity and get gradually more challenging. Exercises include: squat jacks & plyos, 4 corner hops & X jacks, lunges to plyo lunges, lunge chops, jump ropes, modified burpees to burpees, plank to side plank, figure 8 scoops, bob & weave, basketball shoot, spiderman crawls, mt. climbers, etc. Good variety of exercises!
I would rate this workout intermediate that is easy to modify based on your needs. Jessica is an awesome instructor that does a great job of keeping the moves fresh & fun but not overly complicated and still very effective. Very versatile and accomplishes a lot in each 20ish minute segment. Great cuing and form.