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“In this follow-up to Lift Weights to Lose Weight, I’ve taken the best of weight training and added a twist! This time-saving workout combines the core strengthening principles of Pilates with balance principle of Yoga for a total-body strength training workout. You’ll notice a big difference — not just in how you look, but in how you move, stand, and especially, how you feel!” (Kathy Smith)
THE WORKOUT SUMMARY:
7-Minute WARM-UP gets your circulation going.
LOWER BODY 1: Killer squat series focuses on thighs and buttocks.
LOWER BODY 2: Glute-intensive series turns the heat up on the buttocks and other leg muscles.
STANDING UPPER BODY uses hand weights and rotational balance moves to build poise, posture, and core stimulation.
UPPER BODY FLOOR creatively uses bodyweight to challenge the arm and chest muscles.
10-Minute ABS puts the finishing touches on a firm, flat stomach.
BONUS: 20-minute Stability Ball Routine, a fun alternative way to further develop core strength and balance.
DVD has chapters.
Kathy Smith's Lift Weights to Lose Weight 2
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.
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: Kathy Smith (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 76 min.
Street Date: 11/01/2003
Two workouts: a solid dumbbell program and a short-but-tough stability ball routine. The dumbbell workout features both multiple and isolated muscle-group exercises. You'll build lean muscle to raise your metabolism as you increase functional strength; to make everyday activities easier. With three distinct sections - lower body, upper body and abs - you can do the entire program or just target your own problem areas.
Besides the multiple and isolated muscle variety, Kathy adds interest with lots of tempo changes and weight-level options. The inter/advan-level stability ball program is a fast-moving series of sometimes challenging ball exercises (e.g. lifting the center of your body with your feet balancing on the ball and your hands on the ground). Throughout, Kathy's always-friendly instruction is very clear, with easy-to-understand imagery (e.g. imagine you're hugging a tree ...). Several sets of dumbbells are suggested for maximum effectiveness (e.g. 2, 5 and 10 lbs.). ©2003.