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Cardio Karate - 14 DVD Set
|Excellent DVD set!|
|I love this set! IT has many moves and martial arts that I have not seen in a very long time. I am very pleased with this set. Just follow the instructions and stay focused. You will love this dvd set too. My husband and I do this set together and he also enjoys it as well. For the pullup sections just make sure to get some alternative equipment to use that they explain in the dvd's once you buy them. You will definitely have fast results! - posted by Jennifer on 8/22/2013|
|Only first DVD|
|I have only done the first dvd with Amy Bento. It was good but she says "yes" or "yeah" after almost everything she says and it got kind of annoying. She also trashed Tae Bo a few times which I didn't like. I was sweating so it was a good workout. I am looking forward to doing the other dvds with the other instructors though. - posted by Sara on 5/14/2013|
|Cardio Karate Is Super Fun|
|One of the best work outs I have ever done. - posted by Kaye on 1/31/2013|
|These workouts are the most unique, fun and effective workouts I have ever done. They are a great mix of Cardio, strength, balance and flexibility. These workouts will leave you just drenched in sweat. They work every muscle in your body. They come BEAUTIFULLY packaged, totally worth every penny. I love the variety and the different instructors that mix things. These workouts do not waste your time. Go ahead and get it, you won't regret it. - posted by Sandra on 8/1/2012|
|I agree with the prior reviewers. I've been exercising daily with videos since Cindy Crawford, if anybody remembers that. I'm 49yo, do a little of everything; the Firm was big for me; bar workouts are huge for me right now. These workouts are a great way to mix things up. Not boring. Not too difficult, except for the pullups, which are really difficult. Not crazy/frantic, which I appreciate. Good cardio, and a touch of strength, generally in a long/lean kind of way. Really like it.
6/25/12 I just want to say, too, that what's nice about this is that most of the workouts are intense without being hysterical, anxious, or hyper. There's a little bit of chatter about how intense it is, but in general, everybody is calm, and of course that's an important aspect to martial arts. I can sense it when an instructor is really insecure, or has had way too much coffee, and I don't see that here. These workouts have a solid focus to them, for the most part. - posted by co on 6/20/2012|
|I haven't tried all the workouts on this set yet, but is a keeper for me. Nice blend of cardio with strength circuits. The music match perfectly the Karate concept of this workout. The choreography is unique. Love Amy enthusiasm, she is one of my favorite instructors. Cooks Wow! such a great instructor! I'm getting a pull up bar soon in order to get full benefits of his workouts. If you like martial arts, kickboxing, cardio, circuits and want to add something different to your collection get this. - posted by Sharaz on 4/21/2012|
|Original and fun|
|I was wish-washy on getting this set... sounded great but the clips did not blow me away. I wanted something new and went ahead and got it as if I did not like it I could return it. Well.. I love it. I like the moves and it is cardio.. but not kill me cardio.. I like that too.. but I like to mix it up. I love the pull ups and pull up bar work. I am not doing a full rotation.. but I have tried almost all the workouts and like each one. Very worth having. The strength work.. is a wee bit killer.. but in a fun way. I would recommend this to anyone who likes Karate and wants to mix the moves with cardio and strength. A winning combo... - posted by Brigitte on 3/19/2012|
|Very fun, unique and never boring workout|
|Alright. This is probably the most fun I ever had working out. Being in a mediocre intermediate shape I am taking the exercises on slowly and go maybe through 30 minutes at a time and modifying some of them (like my knees don't like me jumping yet, I have to build the muscles first and lose weight before taking this on in full...so I modify some exercises for now to fit my abilities). That being said - if you know your body well and you work out mindfully then the investment into those DVDs is totally worth it. Actually looks like a bargain to me now where I use them.
I like Cardio Karate sooooo much. Here is why:
Cardio Karate exercises do not ever get boring, they are different from the more regular stuff, have few repetitions and then something new is added, unique. The flow of the movements makes them almost natural. The Karate aspect is fun, makes you feel like Jackie Chan or Jet Li..or Trinity :-) And while this is a workout and sure not instruction I think building muscle memory for some of the movements may even be helpful in some self defense situations.
The exercises target a nice mix of cardio, strength, balance, flexibility and speed, all is very balanced.
Summary: Excellent. Unique and remarkable instructors. Outstanding fun and exercise value.
Only one word of caution: Be mindful with your body and if some things look difficult or almost impossible then approach them slowly or even skip (I for example skip the pull up bar exercises, there are alternatives abound). - posted by Sylvia on 2/25/2012|