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An efficient total body workout for a stronger, leaner, more flexible body. You know it. Regular strength training is essential to keep you looking and feeling young. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn, even at rest. Strong muscles protect your heart, your joints, your back and your bones. Whether you’re looking for a way to get started or looking for an efficient, effective way to kick your home workout up a notch, this program is for you.
Hollywood trainer Erin O’Brien invites you into her home for a 45-minute routine that works your arms, legs and core. She combines upper and lower body exercises to keep things moving and get your heart rate revved. Use hand weights if you have them, soup cans if you don’t. If you can’t keep up at first, that’s great! You have something to work toward and a healthier, trimmer body to look forward to.
Erin O’Brien has been working as a personal trainer and group exercise specialist for 15 years in elite fitness clubs both in New York City and Los Angeles. She holds several certifications, including one from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.
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Strong Body, Ageless Body with Erin O'Brien
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: Erin O'Brien (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 43 min.
Street Date: 11/01/2007
Certified instructor description:
Back-to-the-fundamentals exercises that cleverly integrate optional intensity modifications. It's easy to stick with the base move or follow the corner-of-the-screen inset to see the more advanced variations (e.g. instead of the base plié, you'll do a double-time plié or a plyometric plié jump). It's an effective way to keep challenging yourself as you get stronger. For balance and variety, each lower-body exercise is followed by a complementary upper-body routine (e.g. squats, then bicep curls; reverse lunges, then tricep rows). Erin O'Brien is a down-to-earth, straight-forward instructor — she always lets you know what you're doing and why. Simple set, one-on-one cuing. Requires 2 to 5 lb. dumbbells. ©2007.