Friday, January 20, 2012

Kimberly Fowlers Yoga + Weights Let's Get Ripped Review

Today's Review: Yoga + Weights 
Kimberly Fowler, 2011 **** (3.5 of 5 stars)

Kimberly works out alone in a nice brick studio but the camera flashes to a live class from time to time. You will only need light hand weights for this workout and the dvd is done in voice over. Kimberly provides lots of intensity/ modification options. This workout is basically a vinyassa routine that adds in static lower body holds & light weight upper body work. Typically Kimberly has you perform 5 reps of each exercise on each side.

After breath work and a stretch, exercises include: chair pose w/ tri extension & overhead press, then to the plank, updog, down dog, warrior (1, 2 or 3 & crescent pose) flow, she adds preacher curls, overhead tricep work, lat raise to overhead reach, bicep curl. Then moves into side planks, yoga pushups, hero w/ a lift, seated upright pose, seated tree w/ cross raise, cobblers pose w/ a chest fly, boat drops, dead bug w/ chest press, bridge w/ arm sweeps & a leg raise and concludes with a stretch.

I really like adding light weights to yoga routines & this one fits that bill. Doing this in voice over makes it a bit dry and therefore not super exciting. It does move fairly slowly as it is still a yoga workout. This is the perfect workout for the yogi that wants to incorporate strength work into their routine. Effective & well flowing and Kimberly provides great cuing & form pointers. I received this dvd to review.

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This Weekend: haha heres an awesome pic of me with a lampshade on my head. Apparently this does really happen and its not just on TV. Actually the shade was on a post that actually looked like a lamp, but then I realized it was just a lamp shade on a post and was amused. How that amusement led to it being on my head- I can not say for sure. But here you have it "Lamp Shade Fail"

Today's Tip: AVOID Milk Produced with Artificial Hormones
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