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Only okay. . .
on 17 May 2011
I will start by saying that the DVD is not for advanced or intermediate exercisers. It would be appropriate for beginners who are new to strength training and want to start working on form and individual muscle development and build strength; but do not expect an efficient, calorie-burning workout.
Having been introduced to the Cindy Crawford workout routines when they were first released, I recalled them as being challenging and entertaining. Purchasing and using them again as an adult, however, has lead to very different conclusions. Production-wise, the work-outs are top-notch-- great music, inventive direction and filming, interesting locations, and Cindy of course is beautiful in her early 90s workout gear.
That said, being much more fit then I was when I was teenager and somewhat of an at-home workout DVD aficionado now, the routines offered almost zero challenge and maximum frustration. For one, use of space with the movements is challenging in a small flat. Secondly, the movements are not efficient in use of time or energy-- while it is nice to just to bicep curls while standing stationary, it is also a waste of time. Contemporary fitness routines make use of maximum energy and fitness honing by incorporating multiple muscle groups into a movement ('supersets' is what I believe they are called) which means you work harder but more efficiently. This video left me wondering when I was going to start pushing myself to even break a sweat. Third, there is very little in the way of cardio, so again, I felt that if I was going to spend over an hour of my morning working out, then I was getting very little bang for my buck.