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Better Burn, Better Buns
|Functional fitness fun|
|A perfect workout that is not boring. I'm feeling it my entire core area and the glutes, today. I'm giving this 4 stars because the music volume was a little low. - posted by RuthNYC on 9/23/2011|
|Not to impressed|
|This DVD was not very good. Didn't like it. Was not a challenge at all. NO wonder it was on sale. - posted by Denise on 8/11/2011|
|I initially had some of the same feelings as some of the previous reviewers and avoided this video but I recently pulled it out again and I like it a lot! Maybe it just takes a little getting used to, or maybe I am putting more into it. It is different than a "typical" workout, but different muscles are worked in a different way so I think that is good. I do get sore in spots that do not typically hurt. It is true that the modifier is sometimes not on camera and camera angles are sometimes strange and her cueing is somewhat lacking, but after I got acquainted with the workout, I overlook those things and make the workout very effective for me. The background is also nice, it is a petty view of a harbor and is changing throughout the workout so it makes it more interesting and much less boring than the typical background. Because I have grown to like this one so much, I just ordered another one of hers. - posted by Jodi on 6/9/2009|
|Excellent workout -- innovative moves|
|Tracie has created a very innovative workout with moves I've never seen before, but will impove upon and master. This is my first, but not my last, TLT workout. No "dancy" aero segments, but more sports and functional fitness moves. The workout does move along at a quick pace with little cue-time in what's coming up...more doing the moves as she cues. I'm not used to her style and watched this 3 times before doing the workout. I will better anticipate her cues the more I do this and other TLT workouts. Tracie does the intermediate workout with a 4# med ball; one lady uses a 2# med ball with a modified workout; the second lady works with a 5# med ball doing the advanced moves. Instead of using a floor cloth, as she suggest, I used the "sliding furniture movers" and they worked great. I used a regular hand weight instead of a med ball and didn't have a problem. Tracie isn't perky or chatty and I appreciate that, but she is motivating and says to modify and encourages you to improve the next time you workout. She's a new favorite. - posted by SMT on 8/21/2008|
|A Firm Believer for 17 years, I have worked out with Tracie Long--a former Firm instructor/workout lead/choreographer--on numerous occasions and she has never been better than she is in this workout...nor have I ever seen her look better (her body is amazing!). And the workout...phenomenal! It works your core, balance, and agility, the medicine balls adds intensity to the cardio, and the glute work serves up a burn like you won't believe!
Tracie, as always, is at once remote/reserved and engaging. Though a former cheerleader, she WILL NOT cheer you on through the workout. Though she may seem unaffected by the routines/somewhat mechanical for the better part of the workout, there are definitely times when it is clear that she is feeling the burn just as you are. Her cueing: flawless. Flawless. She is a no-nonsense, athletically built woman who does not play and that, in turn, encourages me to give it all that I've got.
The workout is, I would say, equal parts cardio (90% done with the ball) and intense/unique glute work. It's a sweatfest! I began sweating during the warmup and the sweat kept coming until the very end! ANYONE who works out regularly to DVDs at home should do this workout...even if only to find out how rigorous a non-dumbbell workout can be.
My many, many years of workouts have prepared me for this workout...and this workout will be my foundation for many more years of workouts!
Outstanding! - posted by Joy on 7/31/2008|
|Excellent for lower body!|
|Tracie is an excellent, no-nonsense instructor, as always. This workout really felt like it was working my back, hips, glutes and abs in new ways. My only minor complaints are that, #1, it's not really a full-body workout in the sense that the only arm work is planks and moving the medicine ball around; there are no dumbbells to be seen anywhere. (But, to be fair, it's not advertised as being full-body.) #2, it's a little heavy on squat and lunge-type moves, so modifications are required for older folks like me (46) with iffy knees. And #3, the camera doesn't show enough of the woman doing the easier modifications. But still, this is a keeper. I'm even going to go out and buy a medicine ball for it -- and I always resist getting new gadgets! - posted by Anne on 7/23/2008|
|Excellent, Challenging Set of Workouts|
|These workouts are wonderful. I am an intermediate/advanced exerciser. I have been rotating between the Firm and Turbo Jam and wanted to try something new to mix it up as my body had become use to my routine. These are my first Tracie Long videos, and I already want more. The workouts are challegning with true interval training that never gets boring. The workouts have great variety to rehape and challenge muscles in new and different ways. I enjoy the mix of core, endurance, strength and cardio work. These have defintely found a place into my regular rotation. One thing that they could add is a demonstration of some of the moves before they do them. It took me a few times to figure out some of the moves during the workouts. - posted by moonbeams on 2/22/2008|
|Excellent workout with non-standard exercises. Very effective! - posted by Elizabeth on 1/13/2008|
|This One Is a Surprise!|
|I was surprised by this video. I was expecting it to just work my lower body. Was I wrong! It was a really great core workout too. I enjoyed the diverse, original movements. I think this will be one I'll do often. - posted by Kel on 12/15/2007|
|I loved Tracie Long when she was with The Firm, but this video showed more of her personality. Yes, the videography could have been much better, and she needed more direction for cuing for first timers. But I loved the variety of the moves. Time flew by. Excellent stretch at the end. - posted by Anita on 12/14/2007|
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