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Davina - My Three 30 Minute Workouts (DVD)
Member Name: evallyw
Davina - My Three 30 Minute Workouts (DVD)
Advantages: Fun to watch, good work out
Disadvantages: The workouts are perhaps a little too short, but you can do more reps to make it harder for yourself
I am classic couch potato. I always KNOW that I should get up and go to the gym down the road but somehow, despite having a ridiculous sum taken out of my bank account for nothing, I just can't bring myself up from the comfy sofa, get dressed and walk out.
So this went on for years until last week when I was on holiday and had to climb a few flights of stairs to get to a monument, and I was shocked to find myself panting only 5 minutes into climbing up those stairs. When have I become so unfit? Long story short, I discovered this fitness DVD after some quick research on amazon. £12.99 is the price on amazon. This is going to be my gateway to health, I've decided.
I don't know who Davina is before this, because I don't watch the TV shows which she presents. The DVD arrived just a day before yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised. She seems quite funny, and her remarks here and there throughout the workout certainly keep me intrigued to continue watching - and of course, working out with her. I also like her two trainers, especially the guy Mark, the three of them have quite good chemistry (although Jacki doesn't really joke along as much). To me they are pleasant to watch, like friends who are joking about!
The DVD has three sections, each lasting 30 minutes inclusive of warm up and cool down. I have tried all three of the workouts yesterday and today, and even though I initially thought 30 minutes wasn't going to be hard at all, I am aching ALL OVER and can barely muster energy to type this review. It is good though, in a way, because that means I was actually being worked. But I would not envy myself come tomorrow morning when I have to suffer the workout which I literally just finished! Haha.
Okay so, the three sections are as follows:
1. The Pump
This one involves a lot of weights and squats, in between some interval training like jogging and star jumps. I don't have any hand weights so I use 1.5L water bottles, which should do the job (I hope?) You will also need a mat with this one, because there are some floor exercises towards the end that REALLYYYYY work your tummy, bum and legs. Believe me, you'd feel it.
2. Cardio Boxing
This is my favourite! I think you will enjoy this especially if you are feeling stressed out. Mark leads this section, incorporating lots of punches and kicks with some skipping and jumping. I did this for the first time yesterday night and this morning when I woke, both of my upper arms were aching a lot. Sucks to be so unfit and a beginner to workouts, but I definitely aim to do this particular workout frequently so I'd get better!
3. Core Stability
To me it's not really a proper workout, more like yoga, lots of difficult balancing exercises. To be honest I couldn't do almost half of it without wobbling or collapsing on my mat, so my strategy would be to stuck with the pump or cardio boxing and only return to this after I get a little fitter.
I am really hoping that I'd get healthy and fit with this DVD, and hopefully also lose some weight! So watch this space, I'd definitely share my progress as I get on with this! I would recommend this to people (like me) who never bother to get dressed and go out just to hit the gym, and want to work out in your bedroom without anybody watching or judging you. I certainly feel much more comfortable sweating, grunting and collapsing in isolation!
Summary: My new favourite daily regime
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