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A New Dimension - DVD
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When model Cindy Crawford wanted to trim down and firm up after the birth of her baby, she chose trainer Kathy Kaehler, who had gotten herself back in shape after gaining 80 pounds with her twins. This program includes two short, easy workouts and one long one. Workout A (12 minutes) is a light-intensity routine, mostly stretching with some strength moves such as lunges and abdominal curls, nothing strenuous, with bland background music.
Workout B (16 minutes) includes cardio moves that are very simple and low-impact, such as knee lifts and marching, no choreography. You can use light hand weights if you want to add intensity, although your shoulders might fatigue before your large muscles. Workout B also includes strength moves such as squats, lunges (while picking up playing cards for a balance challenge), crunches, and pushups. Workout C is a full-body workout consisting mostly of muscle endurance with some segments of cardio. The cardio is more complex and intense than in Workout B, but not dancy--combinations of marches, squats, and kicks, for example, with or without hand weights.
The production is full of visual stimulation: constantly changing views--color or black-and-white, clear or grainy, insets, beach scene or workout room--and changing camera angles. The workout doesn't stand out as exciting, but it is solid, and if you saw Crawford's awful first workout video many years ago, you'll be thankful that she traded in Radu's unsafe, poorly designed routine for Kathy Kaehler's safe and sane one. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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As always, Cindy is entertaining and self-depreciating. The only complaint that I have is that, once again, the ab exercises can be somewhat hard on the neck.......even if you are doing them properly. I've had to modify and recommend being aware of that component.
Nice variety of scenes (from outdoors to indoors, inset scenes, etc).
You get a full-body workout in about 40 mins (great for when you have little time).
Intense & challenging abs workout.
No cheesy lines like "you're doing great!!" (instead Cindy complains "I don't wanna do any extra's!") and no "whoo-hoos" that can be annoying.
Con's: Wow do they lift weights FAST. I found that I was feeling almost faint when doing the weights section until I realized that it was because I was breathing out on the exertion (which you are suppose to do) but they go soooo fast that I was actually hyperventilating...YIKES
Sometimes during the cardio parts the editing isn't very good and when the scene switches from indoors to outdoors they're suddenly on the opposite foot (e.g., step-touching left to right, you tap down on the right, the scene changes, and now they're on the left foot). don't worry though, if you stay in time when the scene changes back they're back in time with you.
Ok, so overall not a bad workout, but if you're looking for a whole-body workout that works both the lower & upper body and includes cardio AND includes a celebrity I much prefer the Elle Machpherson featuring Karen Voight workout (which has been out for at least 10 years now but I still really like it).
Most recent customer reviews
I received this DVD yesterday and have used it twice. It is a pleasant surprise to see a workout by a supermodel that is so professional and interesting. Read morePublished on April 29 2004
I love this work-out. It is divided into 3 work-outs, A, B, and C, and you definitely get your money's worth with it, and not only that, you can get into pretty good shape doing... Read morePublished on March 19 2004 by Nancy C.
After a long hiatus from workouts, I tried some of my old tapes and they were way too arduous. This is nice because it allows you to regain your fitness slowly, carefully and... Read morePublished on March 13 2004 by Mary S. LaViolette
Even if you have not had a baby this is a great way to start getting in shape. Wonderful that it is now on DVD. A must have!!!Published on Jan. 25 2004 by Elle
I love this tape! I have tons of WO tapes and this one is just right. The three workouts, A, B, and C, are perfect. Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2004 by L. Walters
Two years ago I bought this tape with hopes of losing not only pregnancy weight, but, the other fat I had gained. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2004 by Susan Kay Barry
I had this video on VHS and used it when I was trying to get in shape for the first time in a while (when I was not yet a Mom). I loved it! Read morePublished on Dec 31 2003
I was looking for a new exercise video, I have done them all pretty much. I loved Cindy's first one, and saw this one. Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2003 by Monica Van Horn
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