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Great DVD, a recommended buy
on 28 December 2008
I love this DVD, I will explain why I only gave it 4 stars though later. I bought this DVD because of the trainer, Dee Thresher, who did the Natalie Cassidy DVD last year, which I have done many times and I wasn't disappointed with this one.
Letitia Dean looks great after her amazing weight loss, she doesn't say a lot in this DVD when exercising, but gives a workout explaination at the beginning of each section.
The setting looks like something out of a 70's film set, but you don't really notice it when you are exercising. The sound tracks are great and motivating when doing the moves.
The fitness trainer - Dee Thresher is as good as she was in the other DVD. Her cueing and explanations are brilliant. The moves in all sections (except for the Muffin Shrinker section) are well thought out, easy to get the hang of and enjoyable to do.
First up is the Body Warmer, which as it says is the warm up and lasts 10 minutes. It is not hard to do and warms you up nicely, but not too much, for the other workouts.
The Latin Sizzler section is 15 minutes of dance moves that you can pick up really quickly and enjoy doing. You can feel it really working and you certainly get breathless. Broken down the first 5 minutes are the most tiring - consisting of high impact aerobic style dance moves, the second 5 minutes are slightly lower impact and the final 5 minutes are doing a run through of the previous 10 minutes, but a shortened version in 4 runs.
The Bingo Buster section is a further 15 minutes of more areobic dance moves, there is some arm work, but I wouldn't go far as to say there are a lot, its more like a workout for the whole body, which I prefer anyway. Like the Sizzler section it's broken down in 5 minute sections, high impact, followed by low impact and then a shortened version of both sections in 2 runs.
The Muffin Shrinker section is 10 minutes. Personally, I thought this section could have been thought through a bit better. The first 5 minutes started off with abdominal exercises - Dee should have alternated the abdominal exercises better, it started off with the good old sit ups, which are always great and effective in working the abdominals, but if you suffer from neck pain, beware, the repetitions of the same exercise are way too many in my opinion (I know some may disagree) and if you are not doing them properly i.e. using you tummy muscles instead of your neck muscles, the neck can really start to hurt (even if you are doing them properly, you will know about it the next day). She could have done a few repetitions of sit ups for upper abs, then gone to lower abs, then waist, then back to upper, lower and waist, instead of the intensity of doing the same types of exercises for too long. It would have been far more enjoyable to do, as it was, I kept having to take more breaks than I would have to (the Davina DVD is a lot better constructed with her abdominal workouts). That is why I only gave 4 stars. The final 5 minutes was a good cool down stretch, but I would have preferred a cool down in a separate section (especially if you are rushed for time and can only do one of the 15 minute main sections). This was the same mistake Dee made in the previous DVD too and my only criticism!
In summary though, I will certainly be doing the DVD on a regular basis and recommend this as a good buy and investment for a better figure.