Absolute Beginners Fitness: Weight Training with Jules Benson and Phil Ross
Backcover Description: Designed specifically for those just starting out with exercise programs – but suitable for all...

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Designed specifically for those just starting out with exercise programs – but suitable for all fitness levels – the Absolute Beginners Fitness series contains clear and precise instruction for safe, yet effective, workouts. Utilizing top instructors and proven methods, the Absolute Beginners Fitness series of DVDs are the best way to begin a lifetime of fitness and health. Instructors Jules Benson and Phil Ross make strength training the building block for your fitness future in this lively set of exercises and instruction. Jules and Phil use a series of three segments that will teach you muscle functionality and proper form while giving you the basics of strength training for your arms, legs, and chest for maximum results. An abdominal segment concludes each of the three segments. Segment 1 – Singular Exercise Focus By concentrating on one exercise at a time and moving throughout the entire body, Jules and Phil ensure that your form is maintained and that the efficiency of the workout is maximized. This segment will give you clear instructions on how to incorporate light weights with your exercises. Segment 2 – Supersets and Triple Sets To focus on muscular endurance, this segment has exercises that are done in rapid succession with minimal rest periods. Body parts are grouped together in such a way to tax specific areas, to increase muscular endurance, and to promote overall body symmetry. Segment 3 – Circuit Training The basic exercises from Segment One are done again, this time in rotation with only a very brief rest between the movements to increase the fat burning process, yielding a greater cardiovascular benefit. For the best results - do each segment several times a week for four weeks before moving on to the next, giving your body ample time to adapt to its new strength training regimen. By following this suggested routine, you will develop better form while getting three months of solid training for a great foundation to move on to even more challenging workouts.

Absolute Beginners Fitness: Weight Training with Jules Benson and Phil Ross

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$ 11.99 SRP $ 14.99

Level: Beginner

Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.

Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).

Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.

Level: Instructional

Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.

Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).

Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.


Instructor: Jules Benson (Instructor Profile)
Instructor: Phil Ross (Instructor Profile)
SKU: BAY899
Runtime: 60 min.
Region: 0
Street Date: March 24, 2009

Certified instructor description:

Basics

Absolute Beginners: Weight Training is an introduction to full body weight training for the beginning exerciser. This workout has three separate training type segments: singular exercise focus, supersets and triple sets, and circuit training. During the tutorial the instructors, Jules Benson and Phil Ross, explain and demonstrate each exercise to aid beginning home exercisers in learning safe and proper form for weight training. ©2009

Required Equipment: dumbbells

Details

This workout is taught by Jules Benson and Phil Ross, who take beginning exercisers through multiple weight training exercises that target the whole body. One instructor explains the exercises while the other instructor demonstrates them. The pacing is targeted to beginners with cues to rest as needed as well as cues to blend proper breathing into each exercise. There are three workout segments. The single exercise focus segment targets one muscle movement at a time for two sets of ten repetitions giving 30 second breaks between each exercise. The supersets and triple sets segment combines previously filmed portions of the singular exercise focus into double and triple sets of exercises that focus on legs, chest and back, shoulders, biceps/triceps, and abdominal and core work. The circuit training segment combines previously filmed segments from the single exercise focus with only one set of each exercise all the way through, from legs to core work, and is followed by a repeat of that entire set. Each of the three segments begins with the same warm-up and cool down.

The pacing is slow enough to allow beginners time to recover between the exercises. Both instructors are encouraging and they demonstrate brief stretching between each exercise. The three workout variations, singular exercise focus, supersets and triple sets, and circuit training, provide beginners with options for choosing a solid exercise experience.

Buyer’s Guide

This workout is a good choice for beginners who are just starting whole body weight training. There is an emphasis on learning proper form, and cueing is provided to incorporate breathing into each exercise. The two instructors demonstrate good form themselves, have a nice rapport with each other, and are encouraging to beginning exercisers. The setting is a normal indoor video studio but there is a bit of darkness at times which may make it harder for beginners to see the proper form; beginners should review some of those segments a couple of times prior to performing them. Weight suggestions aren’t specified but appear to be 3 and 5 pound varieties. The superset/triple set segments are repeated from the main footage.

TIMINGS

Warm Up: 6 min

Segment 1: 30 min             

Segment 2: 33 min

Segment 3: 33 min

Cool Down: 6 min

Total Running Time: 108 minutes

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