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Body Sculpting Basics is a total-body workout designed by Founder of The Firm Anna Benson. Susan Harris leads a routine that astonished the exercise community when first introduced. For the first time, weights & aerobics were combined in one program. This is now a proven best method for simultaneous fat loss and muscle toning in the least amount of time.
The warm-up is followed by a Giant Total-Body set. Maximum poundage is used for lunges, squats and upper body. Cardio activities are inserted to keep the heart rate high. A notable giant floor set includes pushups. Tough and thorough, multiple body positions tone hips & thighs. Core and stretch exercises complete the workout.
Classic Firm: Body Sculpting Basics (Vol. 1)
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: Higher
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: Susan Harris (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 60 min.
Street Date: 08/06/2012
An exercise video classic — the program that initially launched The Firm brand in 1986. It begins with a varied series of blended aero/tone exercises. Revolutionary at the time, these fast-paced moves burn fat as they build lean muscle (e.g. jogging in place while you're doing overhead dumbbell presses). The second segment is pure toning — multi-muscle floorwork that specifically targets your hips and thighs. It features the Firm's “mansion” set with film-quality production and jazz-style music. Requires two sets of dumbbells (e.g. 3 and 5 lb.); ankle weights are optional. ©1986 (re-released in 2012 on DVD, now with chapters). Originally titled “The Firm: Aerobic Workout with Weights Vol. 1.”