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Inspired by the best-selling book series, The South Beach Diet Supercharged Workout will rev up your metabolism and burn fat fast!
Based on the latest exercise science, this total body workout combines core fitness and cardio intervals to keep your metabolism revved-up even at rest. Renowned cardiologist, Dr. Arthur Agastston, in collaboration with Dr. Joseph Signorile, a professor of exercise physiology at the University of Miami, and Kris Belding, a Miami-based Pilates teacher, has developed four different high-energy routines. With exercises such as ‘Beautiful Biceps’, ‘Fab Abs’ and ‘Swimming Frog’, users can improve their overall fitness and become healthier for life.
South Beach Diet: Super Charged
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: Mixed
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.
Runtime: 67 min.
Street Date: 05/01/2008
A solid workout with lots of intensity variations in both the aerobic and the toning segments. By alternating easier and harder intervals, you’ll maintain your motivation while you challenge your muscles in diverse ways. The aerobics feature easy-to-follow moves like marches, jumps and jogs (in three progressively-more-challenging segments that incorporate easier/harder intervals). The toning also builds in intensity — simpler at the beginning, tougher at the end. Many of the moves are Pilates-based with an emphasis on muscle elongation. Requires 3 to 5 lb. dumbbells; one short section uses an optional step. ©2008.