I was in the fitness section at Target today looking for something I could do as an upper body work out, and I happened upon a DVD called 10 Minute Solution: Dance It Off & Tone It Up! I like 10 minute work outs. They don't seem too strenuous and I don't get bored with them. To be honest, I go just a little bit crazy on the treadmill, even if I have the TV on.
So I bought it. As a bonus it came with a toning band, and we're possibly having a toning band class at work, so I thought it would be fun to take a crack at using one early. (I also bought 2 two pound weights for when I'm walking, but I digress.)
So I popped it in and looked at the overview of the 5 workouts on the disc. Immediately I could rule out 4 of them due to my leg. There's a lot of hopping around and so forth. But I took a crack at the one entitled "Upper Body Tone Up" which uses the band and very little leg action.
And I have to say, I'm very impressed. I got a really nice little work out, so much so that I was sweating and my arms were feeling the burn a little bit. There was very little action on the legs, except for holding down the band for some of the exercises, and it was very easy to learn the moves.
I look forward to being able to try the other exercises at some point when my knee gets stronger. But for now, this is a good addition to the repertoire and I can reduce my treadmill time by 20 minutes if I add this in.
Anyone else have good DVD's to recommend?
9 months ago