Saturday, April 23, 2011

URX-MT Review: Extreme Metabolic Cardio Blast with JB Berns Review

Introducing the first of my Urban Rebounding Extreme Metabolic Training (URX-MT) reviews!!! I am SO excited about this set. It was quite possibly my most wanted set all year!!! I dove right in and did JB's "bonus" cardio dvd. LOVED IT! Click on my URX-MT label above to see all the URX-MT reviews as they get posted!!!  I have been waiting for new UR workouts forEVER and these being "extreme" was the icing on the (fat free) cake!!!  I have a bad knee & sometimes using the UR is the only way I can get an intense cardio workout. Virtually no impact and good for the lymph nodes, your vision, circulation, and of course your heart! Heres a little intro about the URX-MT set.

Urban Rebounding Extreme Metabolic Training is a brand new set of Urban Rebounding dvds released by JB Berns!!!The set includes 13 separate dvds led by seven hot instructors (JB Berns, Patrick Goudeau, Gay Gasper, Amy Bento Ross, Keli Roberts, Greg Sims, & Greg Cook). The dvds utilize the Urban Rebounder (mini trampoline), light 1-3 pound sandweights, and tubing. The set covers it ALL: cardio, strength, core, and power moves- all combined to provide excellent results! 

URX MT Extreme Metabolic Cardio Blast 
JB Berns, 2011

This is a 52 minute cardio rebounding workout led by JB Berns (the creator of Urban Rebounding). JB leads in a nice gym set with 5 backgrounders. You will need a rebounder and 1-3 lb sand weights for this workout. After a 5 minute warmup you move into the body of the workout (35 minute), do 8-10 sets of sprints, and then finish with 4-5 minutes of ab workout and a stretch.

This is the 1st dvd I have done in the URX MT set. This workout is what I always wished the original UR w/o's would have been: longer and more intense! The exercises are all straight forward and athletic- easy to follow along to but not boring.  All the work, including the core section is done on the rebounder (there is no getting on and off, etc). JB does an excellent job of including tempo changes & varied arm movements to keep things interesting.

Exercises Include: Around the world jumps, straddle, jacks, basic bounce, heel digs, ham curls, twists, lateral knee raises, 180 jumps, jogs, kicks, jabs, cross country, criss cross jacks, knee raises, and moguls. He adds in variety by having you do many of the exercises "around the world" style and by adding in the use of the sand weights for the 2nd half of the workout. He finishes off the cardio with 8-10 sets of sprints and ab work on the UR: sit up & knee crunch, C curve, crunch variations, and V sits.

I would rate this a high intermediate workout- as with all rebounding workouts- you def get out what you put in. I worked up a great sweat and found this workout to be a great intensity! JB's cuing is very good and he offers good pointers. I am super happy with this workout and have high hopes for the rest of the set. I LOVE my rebounder-and am beyond excited about this set. I received this dvd to review.


  1. Whew - that URX-MT workout sounds tough! You are so lucky to get to try all these new workouts - and you do a wonderful job reviewing them.

    Have never tried Goji berries but have been curious - think I saw them on Dr. Oz. Have you ever tried them?

    BTW, your little garden is sweet!

  2. I havent tried goji berries either- but they are on my wishlist!

    Thanks :) I picked some lettuce last night! hoping everything else thrives :) Its fun

  3. i have the urx-mt set and the urban rebounder but i lost the schedule for the video rotations. PLEEEEASE POST IT!!!!

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