Absolute Beginners: Weight Training with Jules Benson & Phil Ross + Amy Bento's Kettlebell 3-in-1 + Angie Miller Cardio & Strength Training
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Weight Training with Jules Benson & Phil Ross
An introduction to full body weight training for the beginning exerciser. This workout has three separate training type segments: singular exercise focus, supersets and triple sets, and circuit training. During the tutorial the instructors, Jules Benson and Phil Ross, explain and demonstrate each exercise to aid beginning home exercisers in learning safe and proper form for weight training.
Amy Bento's Kettlebell 3-in-1
A superb introduction to kettlebells, it focuses on form and technique (the keys to safe, effective kettlebell exercises). Amy starts with a 10-minute tutorial that shows the basic motions while also teaching the terminology (e.g. “what's the crush and rack position?”). The first workout uses these motions in an easy-to-follow, beginner-level program. The second workout features multi-move combos and aero/tone intervals (non-kettlebell cardio segments alternated with the kettlebell toning exercises). While it's designed “for absolute beginners,” this workout's intensity could easily be increased with a heavier kettlebell.
Angie Miller Cardio & Strength Training
Straight-forward and fun. It's just easy-to-follow aerobics and seniors-specific muscle toning. This is an effective way to burn calories, strengthen muscles and improve balance. The cardio section raises your heart rate with simple combos of familiar steps (e.g. marches, step touches, hamstring curls and mambos).
The toning section uses both standing and seated-in-a-chair exercises. It begins with the larger body areas and then proceeds to the smaller muscle groups (including the often-neglected stabilizers). Lots of level options. Angie Miller's cuing is helpful and encouraging ("everyone is different, go at your own pace"). Has an energetic class of 68 to 75-year-old exercisers.