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You’ve seen contestants on NBC’s hit series ‘The Biggest Loser’ pushed to the max and achieve amazing results – and now it’s your turn at home with a Cardio Max program specifically designed to support weight loss! Kick fitness into high gear as TV trainer Bob Harper challenges you to the ultimate boot camp workout designed to shed mega pounds. Then, boost your calorie – burning power with two high-intensity add-ons that can be alternated or combined for a more advanced program. Get ready to transform your body and your life. Maximum results start now!
WARM UP Heat up your muscles and joints with arm stretches and deep lunges designed to prep the body for increased movement.
CARDIO MAX WEIGHT-LOSS LEVEL 1 Get ready to sweat! Push yourself to the max with Bob’s blend of boot camp moves to boost your heart rate and drop pounds with squats, curls and rows.
HIGH-INTENSITY CARDIO LEVEL 2 Amp up the fat burn with fan-favorites Tara Costa and Sione Fa! With short bursts of cardio and minimal recovery time, you’ll sculpt and strengthen muscles fast!
HIGH-INTENSITY CARDIO LEVEL 3 Get fired up with arm presses and push-ups. Then, feel the burn as Bob leads you through power poses designed to work every angle.
COOLDOWN Follow Tara as she leads you through deep stretches and calm breaths to slow your heart rate and rejuvenate your body.
The Biggest Loser: Cardio Max Weight-Loss
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: Bob Harper (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 58 min.
Street Date: 11/30/2010
Certified instructor description:
A total-body, aero/tone interval workout that's led by Bob Harper and two successful TV show contestants (“if they can do it, so can you”). The program alternates intervals of fat-burning aerobics with muscle-building toning. Bob gets you energized and motivated in the first section — a no-nonsense mix of cardio, toning, balance and core-engagement exercises. Former show favorites, Tara Costa and Sione Fa, teach the slightly easier second segment. Then, Bob returns for the final section. It combines strength and stretch routines with high-intensity aerobic moves like jumping jacks (but lower-impact options are also shown). Requires 3 to 5 lb. dumbbells. ©2010.