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Old 12-06-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:37 PM   #2
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When you say "strength training", do you mean heavy weights? Or do you also like body weight exercises?
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:43 PM   #3
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Have you also looked at The Biggest Loser DVDs?
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:01 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:30 AM   #5
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:53 AM   #6
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I second Chalean Extreme.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:50 PM   #7
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Thank you! I will look for it!
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:31 AM   #9
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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!
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:17 AM   #10
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I got my chalean extreme set on eBay for 40$
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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!
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:50 PM   #12
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I have hand weights and I don't want to buy additional equipment or bands...I'll look at Jillian Michael's too.
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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!
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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
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:18 AM   #15
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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
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:53 AM   #16
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I will google that right away. Thanks!
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You need a step box, but Body Sculpt with Jen Carmen from the Firm is really good.
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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.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:51 AM   #19
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:35 AM   #21
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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...
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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.
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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.
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Beginning with weights too!

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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.
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Have you considered kettlebells? There are a lot of inexpensive ones out there. You can find videos at drangondoor.
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Does your library have workouts you can try?
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:24 PM   #27
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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.
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I discovered that you can get several full 30 min Jillian Michaels workouts on YouTube for free.
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