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Basic Ab Workout for Dummies

Gay Gasper , Andrea Ambandos    NR (Not Rated)   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a good thing Dec 23 2002
Format:DVD
I like the For Dummies series. They are far more superior than the Idiot's Guide due to the way the books are laid out and the authors the publisher chooses. Having this "bias" already, I was quite intrigued when I saw the DVD. What the heck, let's try it out. And the result is... not bad.
It's quick and dirty work out on all parts of the abdominal. I got a kick out of it. There are about 10 exercises in all plus warm up and cool down. The music is light, the teacher smiles a lot (a bit much really), no fuss no frill, just getting down to business. On the negative side, there are no pauses really between exercises. You have to stop your DVD player between exercises especially if you are a beginner. My guess is For Dummies is saving on run time. But at 12 bucks per DVD, I won't complain ... too much. :) Overall, I'm quite satisfied. You'll like it if you have some training in abs already; you'll have an easier time to catch on. It might be a bit hard for a beginner given the pace of the DVD. But it shouldn't stop you from giving this a shot. Just remember to pause in between exercises. Oh and one more thing. The DVD doesn't offer much exericse on the lower back (the opposite muscle group). You should always work out on opposite muscle group to avoid imbalance of muscle strength. So, do a few on your own. There are much written in the way of what lower back exercises are, so I'll spare you the details here. Have fun, and have a good sweat!!
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Format:VHS Tape
I am a 66 year old female. (Not too many videos out there for people our age.) Although I appear younger. I'm an active person. I do aerobics, lifts weights and watch my diet. My problem has been with my stomach and flabby underarms or the triceps muscles.
When I first viewed this video with Gay Gasper. I thought this video wasn't for me. The instructor is too young and I won't be able to follow the workout, but after doing the workout with her, I was amazed how easy it was to follow each step.
Gay's explaination and slow execution of each step makes the workout easy and simple to undestand. I haven't had the video very long but I feel so much better when I am finished doing the exercises. I know I will be seeing positive results soon.
Even my husband who is not easily convinced with exercise videos has been trying the video out. I have not been able to master the last ab exercise (Forearm Plank with Alternating Leg Lift). Ouch! it's painful and hard to do. (But my husband can do it!) Oh Well, maybe it's the difference in the weight distribution and the strenght between us. But I will keep on trying. Overall, this is a great workout video for the abs. I recommend it to anyone regardless of age or sex.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprise, suprise April 2 2004
By Jen
Format:VHS Tape
I was quite intrigued by this video when I first saw it on the shelf and read the back cover, thinking " What the heck, I'll give it a try." I am impressed! From the very first workout, I could feel my abs really working and the very next day, believe it or not, I could actually see a difference! My stomach got flatter and my sides definitely narrowed. I am extremely pleased with this video and highly recommend it. It is effective, fun and easy to follow. I'm just starting out with this workout, but I'm quite confident this is the one that will help me get leaner and more defined abs. Great workout!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Realistic and easy to follow July 30 2003
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I liked the pace, the information, and the quality of the camera work. This is a well shot video. I will be looking for future editions to the line.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ABOUT TIME A REAL WORKOUT IS PRESENTED April 28 2003
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I FOUND HE VIDEO AND INSTRUCTOR INSPIRATIONAL . FIRST, A REAL VARIETY OF EXERCISES WAS PERFORMED AND EXPLAINED IN DETAIL. SECOND, THE SEQUENCE OF EXERCISES WAS WELL PLANNED OUT AND FITS WELL FOR PEOPLE OF ALL FITNESS LEVELS. THIRD, GAY IS INSIRATIONAL AND HER ABS ARE SOMETHING TO PUSH FOR. IN SHORT , I FOUND IT EASY TO UNDERSTAND, WELL PLANNED OUT, CHALLENGING AND A REAL ASSET TO MY VIDEO COLLECTION
GOOD WORK !!
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