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Power Body: ICE Workout - Interval Core Exercises
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: Jody Trierweiler (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 32 min.
Street Date: 11/16/2010
The Power Body ICE (Interval Core Exercises) workout alternates high impact aerobics intervals and challenging core exercises to target improved cardiovascular fitness and core strength. ICE may be broken into two separate workout parts or done as a challenging 32 minute workout. ©2010; Equipment: mat
ICE is an interval workout that provides aerobic conditioning and various core conditioning exercises. There are two parts to the workout that are seamlessly combined for challenging workout. Part one and part two both provide alternating aerobic and core toning intervals. Jody Trierweiler does the entire workout on her own and is working just as hard as the home exerciser. Jody is a knowledgeable instructor who provides excellent form throughout the workout. She offers cueing for optimal form (“don’t let your hips twist; belly button faces the floor”) as well as encouragement throughout the workout.
Jody presents unique core strengthening exercises including a side traveling crab walk, breakdance circles from front plank, and bent knee plyometric push-ups. Jody demonstrates and provides cues for safe form as well as encouragement to work hard through the entire exercise set. There is no choreography between the intervals.
The aerobic intervals are challenging and include exercises such as plyometric split lunges, 180 degree jumps, jogs, turning heel shuffles, and single leg hops. The core intervals include exercises such as a front plank series, side plank series, breakdance circles starting from a front plank position, side crab walk, and plyometric push-ups. Jody also includes toning intervals that target other muscle groups including quadriceps, gluteal, and triceps.
ICE provides an advanced workout that targets improved cardiovascular fitness and core muscle strengthening. The aerobic intervals are challenging and help maintain an elevated heart rate through the core intervals. The 32 minute time interval includes warm-up, two work-outs, abdominals and stretch. Jody provides excellent form, encouragement, and practical cues (“land with soft knees”) throughout the workout.
PowerBody ICE is a core interval workout that uses high impact aerobic intervals and core based sculpting in order to promote a high calorie burn and improved core strength. The workout is comprised of two parts, one and two, that are combined for a full 32 minute workout. ICE is a solid workout for the advanced exerciser. The aerobic moves are all high impact and the core intervals are challenging. The workout itself is stated to target intermediate to advanced exercisers. However, there are no modifications presented for lower impact or easier variation of the exercises; this may be frustrating for an intermediate exerciser. While the majority of the toning intervals do address the core, Jody also includes exercises that target other muscle groups as well (quads, gluteal, triceps). Jody is a talented instructor who moves in a smooth and coordinated manner. She explains the next exercise in a concise way and offers cues for form during the exercise segment. She herself is working hard throughout the workout which serves to further motivate viewers. The time element of 32 minutes provides an excellent option on days where time is limited.
Warm up: 6 minutes
Ice 1 & 2 Workouts (aero/toning) 26 minutes
Cool Down: 3 min
Total Running Time: 35 minutes