A great toning workouts that keeps the heart rate up for the entire standing section. Quality is very good especially cosidering that these are the classic Firm tapes. The poundage works well for both moves in a set so you dont have to sacrifice one or the other. She cues pretty well and give good form pointers throughout. And stand at attention like someone flipped an off switch.
After years of perfecting their technique, The FirmÂ® now brings you their latest offering - The TransFirmer Series?! It is very slow cardio, which is great for those with joint problems, or bodies that can't move as fast. As the applicant remains active, the muscles can work just as hard as during conventional methods but now the added responsibilities from the heart and lungs add to the benefits. The exercises and aerobic choreography is basic and straight forward, no complex moves with a learning curve like in her later Pink Firm workouts. The stick is again used for balance leg presses with abduction. They are not dancy or cutesy; just good solid effective workouts with real results. You'll also condition your heart throughout this workout! I did have equivalents for everything though. Even today after years of research and application, some still persist that weight training lacks aerobic benefits.
Overall, I felt that I got a decent workout that was face paced and fun. Those new to The Firm can purchase an entire system containing the Fanny Lifter and the Stick. Emily leads four background exercisers. After using the The Firm Body Building System with the Fanny Lifter,to add variety I purchased the The Firm's Body Building System I with the Sculpting Stick. The stick is also used as a weight for hover squats, but I just substituted heavy dumbbells, which worked fine. The exercises felt sloppy to me, eg. The variety doesn't stop there - aerobic segments are interspersed to keep the heart rate up and burn even more calories and fat.
Poteet includes both upper- and lower-body strength moves, but emphasizes the lower body. Conventional methods suggest that the applicant handle heavier resistances with 6-10 rep sets. Aerobic Body Shaping FirmÂ® Master Instructor Allie DelRio helps you get a totally new body with Aerobic Body Shaping! If you are more advanced you can replace the sculpting stick in a lot of the exercises for another dumbell which also makes it very good for advanced exercisers. You can definately burn some calories in the cardio portions and a lot of the strength portions as well. They use the sculpting stick just to use it because they sold it with the set. I will admit, overall I don't find it as challenging as I used too, but I still love this workout.
She doesnt throw in any complicated or confusing choreo like she does in some of her later stuff. The Fanny Lifter is a square step with two levels 6 inch and 8 inch that fit together so that you also have a 14 inch square step, and the Sculpting Stick is a body bar. I use a sturdy kitchen step stool in lieu of the short fanny lifter and my full size club step with 4 risers for leg press. The strength moves are sometimes combined with aerobic moves and sometimes isolated, and they are done slowly for safety and effectiveness. You'll feel like a work-horse when you're done.
Emily is a wonderful instructor and would like to see more firm workouts taught by her. She is confident, speaks clearly, smiles, encourages you, gives form pointers, and mirror cues. As with the other two videos in Body Sculpting System 2, intermediate and advanced exercisers will need to heavy up on most of the routines. It is a great tape for beginners, or intermediates on the beginner side. She is a bit scripted, but of course, this is The Firm. By combining brand-new, specially developed equipment with experienced FirmÂ® Master Instructors, this series is their best yet! Equipment required includes the Fanny Lifter, short and tall aerobic step, dumbbells, and a chair; a barbell is optional.
Emily leads with 4 background exercisers-Suzanne shows the beginner modificaitons. There are 3 cardio combination placed throughout the workout. Depending on the exercise, I either used my 12 lb body bar or 15 lb body bar. I think the strength work covers all your muscles pretty well. I don't understand the positive comments left at Collage video about this tape.
And like most Firm workouts—it was lots of fun! I remember when I first did this workout a long long time ago. We sequence the upper- and lower-body moves so that you shape muscles while you burn fat! The fact is lifting weights increases blood pressure and heart rate just to name two. A 9-minute chest and ab routine on the floor and an extra-long 5-minute stretch are the perfect ending! I think this is one of the best Firm workouts that Goodtimes produced. The workout is very comprehensive and has longer strength intervals which includes upper and lower work followed by aerobic intervals. Exercises are sequenced in a variety of combinations which isolate single-muscles, regional groups of muscles, or total body training all in one workout. Once you start, you will see results so quickly that you'll never want to stop! There is a beginner modifier. But with the existing definition that aerobics are a continuous nonstop activity performed for an extended period of time minimum of 20 minutes , while maintaining a heart rate between 70% - 85% of maximum, and the chief energy sources being oxygen and bodyfat, conventional weight training cannot claim to offer similar aerobic benefits.