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IGNITE by SPRI Hi-Intensity
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: Brett Hoebel (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 100 min.
Street Date: November 4, 2014
Certified instructor description:
Ignite SPRI HI Intensity is a series of 4 interval HIIT workouts based on full body moves that sculpt and trim down the entire body. These are workouts that are high in intensity but overall lower in impact. There are few high impact moves such as jumps and fast runs; however there are many lunges with an emphasis on getting the body low to the ground. These types of lunges and low to the floor moves increase the energy required without increasing the impact. These workouts are repetitive in nature as each workout cycles through the same groups of exercises. Bret does a great job of keeping the home exerciser focused but if variety in the workout is desired, this may not be the dvd of choice. Bret is very motivational in his teaching manner and demonstrates excellent form.
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SAMPLE OF THE MOVES USED
Warm Ups- The warm ups include static yoga type stretches
HIIT Intense: This section demonstrates 4 exercises of 50 seconds each with 15 second break and 4 rounds in total. The moves shown are capoeira lunges, walking forward and backward push-ups, sit-ups into hip planks with scorpion kick, fast runs moving side to side. One minute of active rest is next and the cycle repeats for 4 rounds. The standing static stretch completes the workout.
HIIT IT with Weights: This section includes 5 exercises for 45 seconds with 15 second rest, totaling to 4 rounds. Modifier does just body weight. The moves shown are front loaded (with weights) front squat, plank rows, one arm rear row in full front lunge,” jack-knife” also known as abdominals lying on back with straight arms and legs meeting in the center, jab/cross punches with bob and weave. Repeats 4 rounds. Static stretch completes the workout.
HIIT 30/30: This section includes 30 seconds of work alternate with 30 seconds of rest with 5 exercises and a total of 4 rounds. The modifier stays low impact during this workout. The moves shown are mountain climbers with a jump up, side lunges with chest to thigh, push-ups with shoulder taps, fast runs, swimmers on the belly with opposite arm and leg lifting at the same time. The active recovery periods (30 seconds) are jogs in place and punches. Static stretch completes the workout.
Abdominal and Booty Burn: 60 seconds of work and 15 second break. The moves shown are figure 4’s (glut lifts), long sit-ups with weights, butterfly glut lifts, walking planks forward and backward. There are 4 circuits of these exercises. Static stretch completes the workout.
Buyer’s Guide: Bret is in great shape and demonstrates perfect form for all exercises. He is full of energy and pumps up the models and home exercisers throughout the workouts. The background models, modifiers, also demonstrate great form. The modifiers demonstrate easier versions of the exercises that are, for the most part, lower impact. There is not a dynamic warm up or cool down pre or post workouts.
Bret describes his warm up as ‘dynamic stretching’ and uses yoga type poses with some movement within the pose. This is just not my personal preference for an upcoming intense workout and I would have preferred to be actively moving more. The workouts end abruptly and move right into static stretches. Again, I personally prefer more of an active cool down, particularly as Bret’s workouts are challenging. This is less of an issue with abdominals and booty workout as the moves are lower level. I really enjoyed Bret’s moves in all the workouts; many of his moves have a martial arts feel, particularly capoeira. These workouts are somewhat different from traditional HIIT workouts, which involve jumping and plyometrics. There is not a lot of impact but the moves are still high intensity and very effortful. Bret does a great job of describing exercises and giving cues for appropriate form (“pull the weight to the arm pit, land so I can’t hear you, hips lower to the level of the knees”).
I really enjoyed Bret as an instructor.
HIIT Intense: 26:41
HIIT IT with Weights: 27:25
HIIT 30/30: 26:44
Abs and Booty Burn: 26:54
Total workouts = Approximately 106 minutes