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5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute sweatfest, 12 Sep 2011
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This review is from: Ultimate Cardio Body Extreme Weight Loss Workout [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
I got this after I bought "pure burn super strength" because that is massively hard and I like workouts that do a lot in a little time (ok so this is an hour long - but its a highly efficient use of an hour). This is (in my opinion) not quite as hard as "pure burn" for the simple reason that there are less agonising weights/core moves (and no squat thrusts which I seriously hate to do but know they're great for me!), but having said that it does exactly what it says - sends your heart rate on a total roller coaster from start to finish.

The format is simple a five min or so warm up then into a long lunge/squat series with upper body moves and plyometrics which gradually build your heart rate to express train levels then bring you back down with some slower upper body moves (biceps,shoulders and back) then build up again with more plyometrics/jacks/jumping lunges/high knees and so on. There are a few more modifications in this (but not that many so beginners beware!) but the thing I love about it is that there's no racing through the moves so you can perfectly control them without the form suffering but still get your heart rate pounding. (I don't know about anyone else but sometimes I find keeping up with the lung speed on some DVDs just means you never quite get low enough or if you do you end up with rubbish form).

Bob has a slightly less aggressive/gung-ho style in this than "pure strength" but still drives and goads and encourages you along. Despite there being a time clock on the screen and little bings to tell you when you're 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 of the way through the time does seem to go quick and though its tough it is enjoyable.

Yet again when this arrived (I ordered mine from all your music) it turned out to actually be region 0 so played on my regular uk DVD player just fine, and also yet again I've ordered another one of Bobs DVDs to add to my rapidly increasing collection - I like to mix up my training as much as possible so that I never get comfortable or bored with any of my favourite workouts - and this will be joining the list of my favourites!
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