Tuesday, July 29, 2008

DVD Recommendation

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?


Talmadge Gleck said...

Yeah, I have one. Found it this afternoon at our local thrift store: Richard Simmons, Circa 1974: Stuffing Eclairs to the Oldies Maaan, what a find!

Right next to it was The Lost Jane Fonda Workout Tape: Live From the American Legion Hall.

Talk about a couple of collectors' items.

Kate/Susan said...

Those sound vintage, man. I look forward to clips, music commentary, and memories on your blog soon :-)

Talmadge Gleck said...

I'd gladly offer my take on both videos, but unfortunately the Richard Simmons tape was too fat and couldn't be squeezed into the VCR.

And the Jane Fonda's gonna be a long time in coming, if at all - I'm still cleaning off the tar and feathers.

Such memories. No wonder I have so many pounds to drop now.....