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A full-solution program to help you lose weight fast!
Whether you are just starting out on a weight loss plan, or have tried everything and can’t lose those extra pounds, Weight Loss Cardio Sculpt offers everything you need to reach your goals.
By incorporating both cardio and strength-training into two unique 20-minute workouts, you’ll work more efficiently, lose more body fat, and rev up your metabolism. Your body will then work to burn calories around the clock, giving you the ultimate edge to reach your weight loss goals.
Successful weight loss also means healthy eating, so we’ve included advice and recipes from Cooking Light, the magazine dedicated to helping you eat smart, be fit, and live well. We’ve also included a bonus section of easy and fun exercises you can do throughout your day to increase your calorie burn. It’s all laid out for you and designed to fit into a busy, hectic lifestyle. You can finally lose weight – starting today!
Violet Zaki, an international fitness expert and certified instructor, teaches at Equinox in New York City. Her emphasis on proper technique and defined fitness goals – as well as having fun along the way – have earned her an enormous following.
Weight Loss Cardio Sculpt with Violet Zaki
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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: Violet Zaki (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 58 min.
Street Date: 12/12/2008
Led by veteran instructor Violet Zaki, this interval program burns fat and builds lean muscle by alternating cardio with toning.
The workout has two different 21 to 23-minute segments — you can play them separately, or in sequence for a more intense calorie burner. The first segment features short intervals and targeted body sculpting. The second section emphasizes longer intervals and multi-muscle-group toning (e.g. a lower-body dead lift combined with an upper-body hammer curl).
All the cardio blasts are high-intensity and high-impact (but you also get low-impact options).
This DVD comes with a 16-page Cooking Light recipe book.
Requires 3 to 5 lb. dumbbells. ©2008.