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Power of 3 is good for me
Davina: Power of 3 (DVD)
Member Name: Clareh83
Davina: Power of 3 (DVD)
Advantages: Easy to follow, able to count how long is left
Disadvantages: Music is annoying
My holiday is coming up really quick now so time to dig out the workout dvds and I am thinking do them then review them 2 reasons to workout!
So this review is on Davina Power of 3 which was released in 2004 and is one of the many Davina dvds in my collection. I can never actually remember Davina being big in the first place even when she first appeared in Street Mate she to me has always looked great so doing a Davina workout is not like a celebrity look at me I have lost weight dvd, no matter how many times she says she had 'cankles' (calves and ankles in one) I just can't remeber it. These dvds are ones where Davina is showing you how she keeps her body looking great.
The workout is broken down into 5 sections each directed by either Mark or Jackie the married couple who are Davinas personal trainers:
The warm up - here we warm up there is a bit of movement followed by stretches which are static, most dvds these days tend to let you do you stretches as you move which I prefer but these get you ready for the workout. The warm up is around 5 minutes not to long.
Legs and Bums - This section is directed by Jackie here you have to do lots of jumps and squats and lunges you can really feel it working. The section takes the form of interval training 4 sections of 1 minute 'fat burning' followed by around 5 minutes of squats and muscle work, the great thing is that the dvd works in 3 sets of 8 so you never do more than 24 moves in each section for me it makes it easier to count and know I am nearly there.
Upper Body- This section is directed by Mark and you will need some weights for this one. It takes the same fat burning then muscle work as the first section and the 3 lots of 8 but on this one you are working your arms lots of different lifts here and I can definatley feel the work on my arms. For this section it does say to use a chair for tricep dips but I do mine on the floor lifting myself off the floor and lowering down because my dining chair is quite soft so thats my tip here.
Abdominals- This section is directed by Jackie fat burning then muscle work and counting in 8s applies again. On this one there are lots of sit ups, I do feel this section should be called abdominals and bums because the middle section does focus on leg lifts for bottom work. On this section the music is strange and the song in the first section sounds like it saying 'Clare' lol it always freaks me out I think it is actually saying there but its a really dodgy track look out for that if you have this one.
Cool down- Here Mark and Jackie take us through the cool down Mark stretches our arms whilst Jackie does the legs. You will definatley need to stretch after the workout especially if you have done it one go.
The dvd is a good workout and the idea is you can do a section a day though personally I think I am going to get more from it if I do the whole thing which takes just over an hour.
I like the way I can count and know how much is left and I like how the sections are broken down into fat burning and then muscle work.
The music is dodgy on so many levels but it is bearable, and I think Jackie does tell you to take it easy one to many times for my liking. There are easy and hard versions for each section which is good and I enjoy having that option sometimes.
Extras on the dvd include-
Davina on Clothes - where Davina talks about clothes she wears and how to dress for her shape it does not really have any relevance for me when working out.
Davina on food- here Davina talks about diets she has done and an obsession with carbs and sweets its ok but once you have watched it once there is really no reason to watch it again.
More Davina - here Davina pulls a lot of funny faces and its a bit of a behind the scenes thing again watched it once no need to watch it again and it is slightly irritating.
Finally there is a 7 day meal plan to follow which is just a healthy eating guide which is good to follow if you want maximum weight loss.
I give this dvd 4 stars as the music is slightly annoying but the workout is good and does get your heart rate up and can be done in sections if your in a rush. This dvd can be purchased from Amazon for around £12.
Summary: Its a good workout for your whole body