Full Backcover Description
Time Crunch is a total-body workout designed by Founder of The Firm Anna Benson.
Susan Harris and Kai Soremekun alternate cardio and weights to get maximum results fast. The fast-slow warm-up is followed by a fast-paced giant cardio-sculpt set to burn fat and tone all major muscle groups. Supine core precedes a final towel stretch. Complementary leads, Susan and Kai display accuracy, precision and athletic ability in a variety of activities. You will never watch the clock during this engaging workout.
Classic Firm: Time Crunch Workout (Vol. 4)
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.
Aerobics Impact: Lower
Lower Impact: Both feet never leave the ground at the same time. This minimizes stress on your knees.
Higher Impact: Includes movements like jumps, hops and skips. Very high-impact is called plyometrics.
Mixed Impact: This alternates or combines the above styles.
Aerobics Choreography: Basic
Basic: The easiest to follow. It ranges from simple walking-style marches to sports and athletic movements.
Complex: More intricate combinations and patterns. They're ideal for people who like to dance.
Moderate: More interesting than Basic, less dancy than Complex.
Toning Emphasis: Total Body
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Kai Sorkemekun (Instructor Profile)
Instructor: Susan Harris (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 42 min.
Street Date: 08/06/2012
Certified instructor description:
An original Firm program that uses a standard 8-inch step. Released in 1990, it's also the shortest and the only video taught by two instructors. Nearly the entire workout blends the fat-burning aerobics right into the body-sculpting (usually working multiple muscle groups at once). Sometimes it's fast-moving with lighter weights; other times it's slower-paced with heavier weights. They also alternate step and non-step exercises (often using the step to make the lower-body toning more challenging). The final segment is pure body-sculpting, mostly floorwork. Like all the original Firms, you get jazz-style music, an elegant set and high quality production. Requires a step and two sets of dumbbells (e.g. 3 & 10 lb); ankle weights are optional. ©1990 (re-released on DVD in 2012, FULLY CHAPTERED).