Saturday, November 24, 2012
I ordered the new Peak10 DVD set (by Michelle Dozios). I had her 2 newest ones (a cardio and also a strength training one) and really like them. So, when I saw that she was selling a complete system (similar to how the Beachbody programs are) I definitely wanted to buy it! I have tried 6 of them so far and LOVE them! She is very energetic, the music is upbeat (some are the same songs from the Turbo workouts), and you really sweat! I love how she combines cardio with weights, saves time! So far the workouts have been about 50-60 min each, except for the streching (about 30 min) and the core (20 min). She includes a 8-week schedule, giving you one rest day a week (later in the schedule that rest day turns into an optional stretching DVD day). I think that I will eventually follow the schedule as written, but I always like to try all the DVDs in a new program first. Right now I'm using anywhere from 5-15# dumbbells. The kit also comes with a workout band. It is not your typical band. It's is one big circle, thick like a washer belt. There are 2 handles/foamy things that you can velcro around your hands, but she doesn't always use them. The band is HARD. They have the thing stretched all the way above their heads, I'm getting it to about my shoulder. And I usually lift heavy weights! So I'm wondering if there's are more stretched out or are they actually using a thinner one than what comes with the kit? LOL. I am still getting a good burn though even though I'm not taking it as high as they are. There is a modifier on the workouts for things like the jumps and lunges. And of course for push-ups she says you can do them either regular or on your knees (she will even do them on her knees a lot). The nutrition guide is nothing like the Beachbody ones. Beachbody is more like a nice book with nice binding. The is more like a small magazine, with a couple staples at the sides. It gives you a 7 day meal plan, grocery list, shows you how to figure out how many calories you need, lists of different snacks and their calories, a blurb of how to eat healthy when eating out, and a list of diet "do's and don'ts." Most of it is basic info, although I haven't read through the whole thing yet... The kit also comes with a workout poster of all of the moves on the "anytime, anywhere" workout DVD. It's supposed to be so that you could take it on vacation with you/etc, but I do better when I actually follow a person on a DVD so if I had access to a DVD player on my trip I would just take the DVD.... I will post more when I try the rest. I'm very excited about the program, most of the people on the DVD have lost about 10-20# each, and they look fantastic! (Many have 6-packs now).