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4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun with a few areas that could be improved, 13 Aug. 2014
This review is from: Davina - Fit in 15 [DVD] (DVD)
I had been doing the Davina Power of 3 workout for about 6 weeks and decided to buy Fit in 15 to mix up my workouts a bit.
There are four 15 min workouts.
The first is cardio, I like this section as the moves are easy to follow and it is just the right pace to keep you working with short recovery periods. The variation in moves means you feel that you are also working different areas of your body.
The second section is legs, I like most of this section, there are a few moves I don't like but overall I feel I get a good workout, although I feel my legs get a far better workout with the Power of 3 legs section.
The third section is arms, there are a good variety of moves in this section and not just weights, there are some other moves to work your arms too e.g. getting up and down off the floor. My arms do feel the burn but again like the legs, nowhere near to the level I get from power of 3.
Final section is the core. This is the section I need the most with my tummy! But I am disappointed with this one. There are several standing moves using a hand weight and I tried a 2.5kg weight and could not feel my tummy working, however, I did move to a 5kg weight and started to feel it working on my middle area.I found it hard to balance with some of these standing moves. There are then several floor exercises in a press up position, I don't feel like these moves do anything for my tummy, maybe I am doing them wrong but I have tried and tried and just don't like doing them. The only ones I enjoy are the ones on your back but there are very few of these, although I do feel them working on my tummy.
I find the cool down section really difficult to follow, I do my own cool down and stretches.
Overall, I like the fact that I feel that I am improving my cardio fitness with this DVD, which I feel Power of 3 lacks. I can also feel that this is working my legs and arms. I don't think that doing one of these 15 mins sessions is enough to keep you fit, you need to do at least 2 sections. I like the humour throughout the workout, keeps you motivated and makes you enjoy the workout. I wouldn't have this as my sole workout personally but it is a great addition within my weekly routines.
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Initial post: 21 Oct 2014, 13:04:41 BST
Tara says:
Hi lovely! Great review - Maybe with the tummy exercises you need to make sure you contract your tummy, suck it in, tighten and think about pushing the exercise through your tummy as opposed to our arms, when in plank position you must tighten core, thighs, bum to stay in the solid position - alot of people use their arms to keep them up which tend to be the problem, when you try again, think about working from the stomach - hope this helps x

Posted on 1 Nov 2014, 10:07:53 GMT
Karen Field says:
Like Tara says, in the plank exercises, focus on your tummy and hold it in. Also be aware of your pelvic position - you should be tucking your pelvis under because if your bottom is sticking up/back sagging, then your abdominals won't be working. It's a bit different to just keeping yourself 'straight' - check in a mirror if you can that your pelvis is the same posture as Davina's. Hope that helps you get the best out of those abs :-)
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