DAWNO64 - great idea to get into the FIRM tapes a bit at a time!
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Wow, if you can do Standing Legs, you can do all the classics. I own that and it it tough.I have a friend who actually did that video for one month and totally transformed her legs because she did it with "heavy weights" and she was one of those little women who gains muscle very fast. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. All I know is that the firm works, especially the first ones. Anyone who wants a fast transformation. Back in the day I did Volume One with Susan Harris for 8 months and dropped a couple of dress sizes. I don't know if I could do that today. That video if scary, but it will get quick results because it's all about "slow and heavy".
Fitness Minutes: (15,299) Posts: 204 1/12/13 9:12 P
I do them from time to time to mix it up. The last one I did was last week called "Standing Legs", which is a compilation of the 6 volumes put together into one 50 min. video. It's pretty tough and I agree with others that the original ones are actually tougher than the newer ones. I always tell people, if you can get through the older classic FIRM videos, you can definitely do the newer ones.
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Fitness Minutes: (55,422) Posts: 18,741 1/12/13 5:20 P
I'm with you. The old mansion ones are fun, but my favorites are still the TransFIRMer videos. they kick my butt every time.
If you needs some motivation to get back into it, try doing only ten minutes, then marching in place for a cool down. Then the next time do fifteen minutes, etc. until you feel up to the entire workout again. That's worked for me.,
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Thanks for the encouragement. I can use it. I'm older now and it's more important than ever that I keep working out. And congrats on your January hours!! Maybe that will be me one of these months. I'm relatively new to the sight and don't really track anything. I should though.
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I have knee problems too! When I couldn't climb the fanny lifter put together, I used just the purple part. As my knees got better, I used the whole thing, but with a broom and no weights to help me climb up.
Don't give up and just do what your body will let you do.
Thanks for your reply. I was wondering if anyone out there had done any of them. I own all 6 classics and about 60 more of the firms, all the old ones and some new. My daughter does some of the old ones but always goes back to the classics. She used to do them with me when she was little (real little) I guess they are part of her and she looks great. I can't do squats and lunges anymore because of a knee problem, so I guess that's why I am so discouraged, so I guess I have to do my legs on the floor. Just wanted to vent with someone. Thank you for listening. LOL
Fitness Minutes: (70,599) Posts: 1,897 1/11/13 6:26 P
I love the old "mansion" videos!!! Some of them are actually harder than the new ones, which is great if you are looking for a tough workout. The "pink" dvds are good as you don't need a lot of equipment, but I really like using the fanny lifter.
If anyone has been there, you know what I mean "classic firm videos". I need to revisit them and can't seem to get motivated. I won't say how long ago but I've been there, done that will real results. Anyone care to encourage me to get back to them?????? Any older "firmies out there? If so, would like to here from you.
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