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Ready to kick those extra pounds to the curb just like the contestants on the NBC hit series ‘The Biggest Loser?’ Join trainers Bob Harper, Anna Kournikova and Dolvett Quince for a hard-core mix of kickboxing, martial art and cross-training circuits in The Biggest Loser: Calorie Knockout. This extreme cardio workout includes three 15-minute routines designed for extreme fat burn – and extreme results at home. Start with Circuit 1, then add on Circuit 2 and Circuit 3 when you are ready for an increased challenge. But don’t be intimidated – past contestants will be by your side, encouraging you every step of the way.
WARM UP: Get your body ready for a high-intensity challenge by increasing your heart rate and prepping your muscles and joints.
CIRCUIT 1: Anna takes you through a cardio-sculpt workout that will leave you dripping in sweat, yet feeling strong and powerful. Melt away the fat with alternating bouts of basic cardio kickboxing and strength exercises using dumbbells.
CIRCUIT 2: In his trademark style, Bob blends different types of training into one workout beginning with a total-body strength move, then an explosive cardio move and then finishes with a power yoga pose.
CIRCUIT 3: Dolvett’s Tabata Circuit workout will get results fast! Simply do one exercise for 20 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of recover, repeated eight times, and you’ll get the workout of your life!
COOLDOWN: Slow things down with active stretches to calm muscles and reward your body.
The Biggest Loser: Calorie Knockout
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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: Anna Kournikova (Instructor Profile)
Instructor: Bob Harper (Instructor Profile)
Instructor: Dolvett Quince (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 54 min.
Street Date: 12/06/2011
Certified instructor description:
A solid program that features two aero/tone interval styles plus the newest Tabata technique. Motivated by contestants from the 2011 TV season, you're sure to burn fat and have fun. Each instructor teaches a specific section. Anna Kournikova begins with kickbox intervals — fast-paced cardio alternated with short toning segments. Bob Harper is next. He keeps your body constantly in motion with a fluid blend of varied exercises (from classic aerobics and body sculpting to yoga and isometrics). Dolvett Quince ends the program with Tabata cardio training — 20 seconds of "give it all you've got," followed by 10 seconds of rest (repeated eight times!). It's tough, but doable ... and very effective. Requires 3 to 5 lb. dumbbells. ©2011.