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10 Minute Solution - Blast Off Belly Fat (DVD)
Advantages: easy to fit into your day
Disadvantages: Hard work and sore belly
This 10 minute solution dvd is part of a larger 10 minute solution family, of 20 plus dvds that all follow the same layout, these dvds range from hip hop dance to pilates. I have a few of these dvds now (see my other 10 minute solution dvd review). This dvd is Blast Off Belly Fat, which aims to trim, firm and flatten your midsection. I bought this dvd as I already had a few of the other 10 minute solution dvds and found them helpful in my busy working mum lifestlye. also since having my son I was still carrying some excess weight around my belly. Like all 10 minute solution dvds this dvd includes 5x10 minute workouts. You can customise these workouts to suit yourself, you can do one workout at a time, all together or mix and match. To mix and match all you need to do is select the option from the menu and programme which workouts you want to do using your dvd remote. The only things you need for these workouts is a mat and a towel, in one workout you don't even need your trainers. You can pick this dvd up or any of the others in the range for £5 or less in most supermarkets, HMV, and online.
Packaging and layout-
The packaging on all 10 minute solution dvds follow the same layout. The 10 minute solution logo appears in the top left hand corner of the box with the name of the dvd underneath. Below this its states that there are 5x 10 minute workouts and the aime of these workouts in this case it is to trim, firm and flatten your midsection. There is then a list of the 5 workouts. On the right hand side of the box there is a picture of the instructor. All the 10 minute solution dvds have a colour theme, in this case its blue, some of the words are written in blue and the instructors outfit follows this colour theme too.
The back of the box gives you all the information you need. Below is a list of all 5 workouts and a little bit about each as featured on the back of the box.
Flat Belly Fast-
Get a flat belly that will turn heads. This core-focused segement zeros in on the deepest abdominal muscles with a singular goal: to flatten your belly fast.
Pilates Perfect Abs-
Pilates is famous for delivering a sexy midsection without traditional crunches or sit ups. This programme delievers those pilates perfect abs.
Belly Fat Blaster-
Toned, firm ab muscles can be hidden from view by a layer of fat. This standing segment will burn mega calories and bring you that much closer to revealing your chiseled ab muscles.
Instructor Suzanne Bowen picked her favourite, most effective exercises and put them together into this powerful, 10 minute , all out attack on belly fat.
Six Pack Abs-
If you won't be satisfied until you have washboard abs, let's hit the floor and crunch it out with this jam-packed workout that will leave you well on your way to six pack abs.
There is also a small section of information about the instructor on the back of the box. Suzanne Bowen is a certified group fitness instructor from Nashville, Tennessee and has been a fitness professional for more than 10 years. This is the only 10 minute solution dvd I have at the moment with this instructor.
Dvd and my view-
Like most fitness dvds the instructor looks good and has amazing abs so this really encourages you to keep going as you can see what working hard could get you. The workouts are only 10 minutes but the end of each one you can really feel that ache in your belly.
Each workout does include a short warm up and a short cool down, and like I stated in my other 10 minute solution review, just as you are starting to get into an exercise its time to move onto another. I found it helpful to watch a section through before trying it as there is alot to take in, however as most of this dvd is floor based its less difficult to keep up. The whole dvd like stated on the book is midsection focused. There is alot of floor work, including planks, press ups and lots of crunches, so if you aren't a fan of floor work this dvd isn't for you. I am not the biggest fan of floor work so my favourite 10 minute workout is the Belly Fat Blaster as there is no floor work included.
You don't need much floor space for these workouts a few paces in each direction, and space to lay your mat out is all you need.
The music on the dvd works well with the workouts, music varies for each workout to suit mood and pace of the workout. It isn't annoying and doesn't overpower the instructors instructions.
If I'm totally honest this is one of the harder 10 minute solution dvds I have. The workouts are quite intense and leave you with that sore feeling in your belly. Beginners will struggle for sure and even the more experienced will struggle in parts. Like anything it does get easier the more you do it, but I tend to use some of my other 10 minute solution dvds more than this one. I'm sure the results will be fab and worth it if continued with. The instructor makes it all look far to easy.
This is a good value for money dvd, like the whole range, however its an intense belly fat fighting workout that I struggled with. Its worth a try, especially for those who want that belly gone.
Summary: 10 minute solution dvd with midsection focus
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