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Librarygirl 12-06-2012 05:21 PM

Best strength training DVD's
 
For beginners, but not too kitchy, if you know what I mean. I haven't worked out in years, so I will be a beginner again, but I do know the basics. I would like something with decent music, a good instructor, etc. Can anyone suggest one/some? I hope to be able to purchase at Walmart. :)

TortoiseGeek 12-07-2012 03:37 PM

When you say "strength training", do you mean heavy weights? Or do you also like body weight exercises?

TortoiseGeek 12-07-2012 03:43 PM

Have you also looked at The Biggest Loser DVDs?

Librarygirl 12-07-2012 06:01 PM

Thanks, and no not heavy weights. I am a beginner. I am able to find beginner DVD's. What I was interested in is someone else's experience. I hate to spend money on something that, when I bring it home, I hate, lol. I haven't looked at the Biggest Loser DVD's except online. Again, never know till you buy and try, I guess.

QueenBacon 12-08-2012 07:30 AM

Chalean Extreme!

lisabinil 12-09-2012 11:53 AM

I second Chalean Extreme.

Librarygirl 12-09-2012 02:50 PM

Thank you! I will look for it! :)

jhbyrd 12-10-2012 05:43 PM

The firm!!!

Librarygirl 12-11-2012 06:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lisabinil (Post 16126587)
I second Chalean Extreme.

Looked for these and they are very expensive. Lots of DVD's but still, I didn't intend to spend 150.00+ for a video. I can't do that at this beginning stage anyway. Maybe later on. :)

I like The Firm. I had forgotten about those!

QueenBacon 12-12-2012 03:17 AM

I got my chalean extreme set on eBay for 40$

Chalagurl 12-12-2012 01:18 PM

Jillian Michaels DVDs kick your butt and are a mix or cardio, strength training with weights, and some that use your own body weight. They are intense but work great! They are usually about $10 at Walmart. I've lost quite a bit of weight with them in the past, so I highly recommend!

Librarygirl 12-12-2012 01:50 PM

I have hand weights and I don't want to buy additional equipment or bands...I'll look at Jillian Michael's too.

h82bl8 12-13-2012 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chalagurl (Post 16132926)
Jillian Michaels DVDs kick your butt and are a mix or cardio, strength training with weights, and some that use your own body weight. They are intense but work great! They are usually about $10 at Walmart. I've lost quite a bit of weight with them in the past, so I highly recommend!

ITA!!

Havefaith9 01-01-2013 07:01 PM

Best strength training DVD's
 
I like Jillian's too. Just about gave up when I first did it, but she won't let you slide. lol

Kateee 01-02-2013 05:18 AM

I like Joyce Vedral for strength training

google joycevedral.

no jumping up and down
she uses a steady pace
she uses 3#~8#~10# hand weights, and then you move up to higher weights in time

sign up for her emails~~~she has specials on her dvds
she will also personally answer your emails if you have a question for her.

A very nice lady :)

Librarygirl 01-02-2013 05:53 AM

I will google that right away. Thanks!

dansamy 01-02-2013 06:27 AM

You need a step box, but Body Sculpt with Jen Carmen from the Firm is really good.

lisabinil 01-02-2013 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Librarygirl (Post 16129838)
Looked for these and they are very expensive. Lots of DVD's but still, I didn't intend to spend 150.00+ for a video. I can't do that at this beginning stage anyway. Maybe later on. :)

I like The Firm. I had forgotten about those!


You can do this-she is teaching beginning weight lifting. She stresses good form also.

spoiltmomof2 01-03-2013 11:51 AM

I'm for Chalean also! I've done The Firm in the past but Chalean is much better to me. It's much easier on my joints.

DebbyL 01-13-2013 09:12 PM

Hi!
Question about strength training.
I have a bow-flex type machine. It came without a dvd, just cards to show the form, no advice on reps.
My question is... to slim & firm do you do more reps with less weight? Or more weight with less reps?
Thanks so much for any help.

QueenBacon 01-14-2013 03:35 AM

it is very hard as a woman to bulk. I would just go heavy enoughthat when you get to 10 to 12 reps you fail. and focus on form and going slow.... I would look on YouTube, I bet there is hundred if not thousands of videos...

DebbyL 01-14-2013 06:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kerry (Post 16193789)
it is very hard as a woman to bulk. I would just go heavy enoughthat when you get to 10 to 12 reps you fail. and focus on form and going slow.... I would look on YouTube, I bet there is hundred if not thousands of videos...

Thanks Kerry!
That's interesting. I have not been going slow. So I guess watching a YouTube video would really help.

Bulldogmadre 01-15-2013 12:08 PM

From reading a lot about building muscle, the best method is slow reps keeping good form and control from begining of rep to end. If you go too fast you are using gravity and momentum to move the weight and not so much of your muscle. As it was said, 10 -12 reps should get you to failure. If not your weights are too light.

DixieMoon 01-15-2013 02:25 PM

Beginning with weights too!
 
LibraryGirl,

I'm just starting with 8 lb dumbells for shoulders and arms. I've just been using some You Tube videos to start out. There are some good ones to work out with.

Siltz 01-19-2013 05:37 AM

Have you considered kettlebells? There are a lot of inexpensive ones out there. You can find videos at drangondoor.

atcgirl42 01-22-2013 09:47 AM

Does your library have workouts you can try?

sarahjw 02-06-2013 01:24 PM

I followed the advice above and got Chalean Extreme and I'm definitely not regretting it. I'm 5 days in and feeling great! I do shout at the tv a bit while i'm doing it but she is really motivational.

Strawberry 02-17-2013 11:07 PM

I discovered that you can get several full 30 min Jillian Michaels workouts on YouTube for free.


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