A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Monday, October 8, 2007

Video-Susan Powter

I found this old 1993 video at my library and did it this morning- liked it more than I thought I would! I liked Susan Powter's personality and she had 'real' people of all shapes and sizes working out with her.

I think it is so cool she lost 163 pounds. Says she started at 260... wow, what an achievement!

I particularly thought that the upper body was challenging. She said you needed a bench but I did those exercises on the mat just fine. You also need handweights.

Good workout.. my biceps and triceps are tingling as I type this~ :)

She also went slow enough that you could really use the weight and not momentum. I have the trouble in some videos and classes, that they go too fast and I end up swinging the weights and not getting the best workout.

The first review on the Amazon website could have been written by me! I agree totally.. I used weights on the lower body and did lunges instead of some of the hamstring exercises to challenge myself more. I also upped the weights on the upper body. I like when workouts do 3 reps of each muscle, that is when I begin to really feel it, and she did that. Great review on the site below if you want more info...

click here for Amazon link


Rachel said...

Interesting point about swinging weights, Cindy. I think I do that without thinking just like the way you lift your butt when you do situps until you learn to do it correctly. Why didn't anyone ever mention that about weights? I guess now I know.

I love the skipping idea too. I'll save that until after the baby, I think.

Leonie said...

How are you and baby, Rachel?

Glad you enjoyed that workout, Cindy. One I've never tried!

I just bought some Biggest Winner workouts, from Jillian Michaels from the Bigest Loser. Only half hour circuits, cardio and weights and calisthenics - but, they do get your heart rate up and get you sweating!

A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Thought for the Day

"Good friends are good for your health."

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