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Walk Your Way To Weight Loss! Now, with Denise Austin’s Blast Away The Pounds you can bring the benefits of outdoor fitness walking into your own living room! Blast Away The Pounds Indoor Walk: 3 Complete 1-Mile Programs turns up the caloric burn to shed pounds, trim inches and improve your overall health and stamina. This program offers 3 customized 1-mile walking routines. Customize and combine the workouts to attain your fitness goal. And with Denise guiding your every step, you’re sure to see results!
The Complete Walking Program:
EASY WALK: Tailored for those unaccustomed to regular exercise, this 15-minute walk is also the perfect calorie-burning exercise for before or after dinner. Calorie Burning Equivalent: 1 Outdoor Walking Mile.
FAT-BLASTING INTERVAL WALK: This 15-minute cardio walk gets the heart pumping, energy flowing and fat burning by alternating pace intensity and between lower-body and upper-body moves. It’s the perfect metabolism-boosting workout. Calorie Burning Equivalent: 1 Outdoor Walking Mile.
POWER WALK & TONE: This vigorous 15-minute routine combines power walking and sculpting techniques to firm and tone the major muscles, while blasting away pounds for a sleek and slender body. Calorie Burning Equivalent: 1 Outdoor Walking Mile.
STRETCH: Designed to relax and tone all major muscles and joints, this 10-minute bonus stretch is the perfect way to jump start and unwind your day.
DVD has programmable chapters.
Denise Austin: Blast Away the Pounds Indoor Walk
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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: Upper 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: Denise Austin (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 55 min.
Street Date: 01/01/2006
Certified instructor description:
An easy-to-follow walking-style workout that's energized by Denise's friendly enthusiasm (“don't worry, you can do it!”). All the moves are ultra-basic: simple marches, hops, kicks and side-to-sides. Each 15-minute (one mile walk) section features a different technique. “Easy Walk” is a very beginner program, perfect to get you started. “Interval Walk” includes more wide-ranging moves plus faster-paced bursts. “Walk & Tone” incorporates dumbbells to boost intensity as you tone your arms. It all ends with a great stretch. DVD lets you play any or all of the segments. 1 to 3 lb. dumbbells are optional in last segment. ©2005.