Today's Review: 360 Miracle: 6 Minute: Disc 2
Mindy Mylrea, 2011 **** (4 of 5 stars)
There are 12 six minute workouts on this dvd: 4 upper body, 4 lower body, and 4 core. There is a huge window overlooking the ocean in the background. Mindy works out alone but offers modification options for some exercises.You can't mix and match or "play all." You have to go back to the main menu if you want to do multiple (but you can skip to the next w/o while in that w/o). No equipment required.
The format of these workouts is: each workout contains 2 exercises repeated 4 times each. Each exercise lasts 20 seconds with a 10 second rest in between. The upper and lower body workouts also contain cardio and some of the core work is standing, some on the floor. Each 6 minute w/o contains a quick warmup & cooldown.
Upper Body Exercises: burpee-hop hop hop- burpee combo, chataranga hold, pushup to side plank, out out in in w/ a lat pull, boxer shuffle & punch combo, lat pull down w/ a squat & hop, and wide to narrow pushups. Lower Body Exercises: slow plyo lunges, deep moguls, side to side squats, pendulum hops, squat-side & front kick, plyo jacks, front-back lunge hops. Core Exercises: figure 8 hops, V rotations, dip hop chop combo, plank side knee pulls, stationary mogul hops, stationary runner, side plank-reach under, and side lunge & torso twist.
I would rate these workouts as solid intermediates. The no equipment option is great for travel or those that dont have dumbbells. I love the addition of cardio to the UB & LB w/o's but didnt feel that my UB muscles were thouroughly worked. My core & LB were due to body weigth. I added weighted gloves to the UB and used the w/u & c/d sections to do my own weighted UB work to up the strength training in those. Mindy is an excellent lead, great cuing, & very motivational! Received to review.