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Kettleworx - Ultra (10-DVD set)
|minimal effort put forth by trainer|
|While I really like working out with the Kettle Bell and agree the work-outs are beneficial, I have never seen an instructor use such shotty editing methods to make up a work-out series. Every work-out is a compilation of clips, not a single one out is completed by the instructor and that to me is lazy and money oriented. I have work-out series where certain exercises are repeated but the instructor and cast are actually doing the work outs and the instructor gives different directions and insight into the work out process while doing the exercises. This guy just clipped a bunch of stuff together so no actual work out is ever completed, verbiage is repeated over and over and he sells it as a work out system. Real work out pros like Gilad, Tae Bo, and Jillian Michaels would never use such a lazy, cheap way to make a work-out series. I'd never buy anything by this instructor again. - posted by Pam on 10/23/2012|
|Nice for couples|
|There is a repetitive nature about these videos. Rather than going straight through a 27 minute video, Ryan Shanahan shows the activity once and then uses the same clip to have you repeat the activities 3 times. You would only need the main three videos that you are supposed to rotate through every other day. The supplemental videos are basically just clips of the main three videos. This whole system has been stretched to cost more than it should. Now having said all that, this has been a nice system to do with my husband. It feels manly enough for him to feel comfortable joining me. He lost 10 pounds in two weeks. I with a more careful diet and exercise only maybe lost 3 1/2 to 4 pounds. - posted by Candice on 9/20/2012|
|Outstanding Customer Service|
|I never got to open the box and do any workouts. My Dr. advised me not to stress my fistula (diayliss patient) with a kettlebell. The customer service was really great! They gave me a return shipping address and it was a 5 star transaction, without even opening the box. :-) - posted by Steve on 8/30/2012|
|Too basic and repetitive|
|I found these workouts to be extremely basic (not a lot of variation in movement) and repetitive (the same moves over and over again). It is like they taped a couple different moves and then repeated them throughout each dvd. Even the titles of each workout is somewhat misleading because the same exercises (and routines) were used in each dvd. For example, resistance and cardio were basically the same routines - there was not very little difference between the two as you might expect. All in all, there are much better kettlebell videos out there to spend your money on. Although my fitness level is pretty good and I am familiar with a lot of different workouts I think that even a person new to any type of exercise would find these workout routines boring and repetitive. - posted by Geri on 7/25/2012|
|Not so great|
|I'm disappointed. He replays the first set instead of just doing the next set fresh, which is annoying to listen to. Also, the transitions from move to move are sometimes too fast to get to, i.e., standing to floor. I was expecting some different moves/uses of the kettlebell, not just the same moves I've been doing for years with a hand held weight. Probably going to send back, not worth $80. - posted by AJ on 5/17/2012|
|Kettle Worx - its ok so far|
|I've had the Kettle works program for 3 weeks now. I enjoy the short 30 minute workouts 3x a week. I can sure feel it when I do the squats. I started with the 5lb kettle bell but I think its too light so I'm switching to 10lbs. Mind you I haven't worked out in a couple of years, am overweight by 30lbs and am 43 year old female, so this is my speed. The bad thing is that the reps for each movement are not consistent, he has you do three on one side (leg or arm) and 12 on the other. So knowing this I just keep going past three until I get to 8 and then switch to the other arm for 8. If you keep an open mind and don't let this get to you then its fine. The videos are choppy, it appears they taped different exercises and depending on the day they paste exercise 1, 2 and 3 and then on an other day you get exercise 5,2, 4, and 1. Again, if you keep an open mind and don't let this get to you, you get used to it. Seems to be working for me. I am not huffing and puffing nearly as much when i climb stairs. I'm eating healthier and am I'm in a smaller jean size. I will conitue through all 6 weeks and then move on to the extra dvds. - posted by Catherine Llanos on 3/1/2012|
|quick, effective and you get 64 different workouts!|
|My regular routine consists of 90supreme, Jacki warner and others. I wanted to add something new for when I don't have a lot of time. This fits the bill. There are 64 different workouts, each is 25 minutes from warm up to end. Yes, it is pre-recorded clips that they combine to make each unique workout, but it gives you about 5 seconds in between the clips to transition. I found that if I lay out my 5, 10, 15 kettleball, a 10lb hand weight and a mat in advance I can easily just pick up the appropriate weight for next clip with plenty of time. I use the hand weight for the punching and arm raise moves because the bell puts less stress on wrists. I suppose most of the moves you could probably do with hand weights if you don't have a full set of kettle bells. My anti-exercise husband also does these workouts because they are short and effective. Overall I think its a great value for the price. I use the 10 and 15 lb bells the most, and I would recommend you base which size hand weights you use most often. - posted by mightygeo on 3/1/2012 [note from Collage] We're not sure what this reviewer's "64 workouts" refers to (perhaps a different set?). THIS set has 28 workouts with lengths as shown in our graphs. |
|Complete workout that works|
|Kettleworx is the first kettlebell training system that I purchased. I have used Bob H, Jillian, and a few others I have found on line. I always come back to the Kettleworx dvds! Here are the basics. 1)You get a complete workout with a complete set of dvds 2)The workouts are challenging. I could not do the entire workouts at the speed of the dvds at first. I stuck with it and I can do them now and it still works me out. 3)The only thing I do not like is the cut and paste method of the workouts. By this I mean you do the "One arm swings" in one workout, and the same instruction is used in the next workout. So you see the same thing, hear the same comments repeated in the workouts. I can get past this because it works and the instructor has at least 15 different exercises to keep it interesting, but it is a bit cheap. 4)Kettlebells really do give you a complete body workout in a short amount of time.
I am going through the system for the second time right now with a heavier kettlebell. I have lost 20 pounds with not much change in my diet the first go round. With more change in my diet I think I can lose more weight this next time through, and my muscle tone is noticeably improved.
Worth the money.
Just a bit repetitive with the cut and paste. - posted by robert on 2/26/2012|