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~ Physique 57 review with before & after pictures ~

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

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... here is a review from someone who actually did the Physique 57 workout
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I did it! I made it through four full weeks of nothing but Physique 57 workout DVDs. If you missed the original post that described the workout method and the challenge details, you can find it here.

In a nutshell: A month ago, I challenged myself to replace all my usual workout DVDs with only Physique 57 workout DVDs for four full weeks. I performed the P57 routines four times a week and did light cardio and/or yoga on the fifth day, giving myself the weekend to recover. I changed nothing about my diet.

I may live to regret this, but before I lose my nerve…drum roll please: the “before and after” photos.

And the results: one pound and four inches lost.

That’s really not enough difference to be visible—any difference you see between the photos is visual trickery/smoke-and-mirrors on my part, as far as I’m concerned. The lighting is different from one picture to the other and I’m posed differently in the after photo (differently meaning at a more flattering angle!).

This is not meant to neglect the fact that I kind of feel like a rockstar for getting through this, however. The P57 DVDs are really excellent and probably a few of the most challenging routines on the market right now. I mean, I have to give this challenge a little credit for bestowing these pythons upon me:

But it never got easy. No ma’am.

All the ab work is especially odious, given that much of it is performed lying down with legs straight up in the air. And this after you’ve more or less lit your quads on fire with all the leg and butt work. You’ll see results from this method whether you want to or not, though. I did a short yoga routine yesterday to stretch out all this work I’ve been doing and was delighted to find that I no longer shook when holding boat pose (see photo below).

I’m telling you I really fell in love with the Physique 57 DVDs this month and can’t recommend them highly enough. Despite all the repetition, I was never bored and even looked forward to popping in those DVDs each morning. The moves are challenging and the burn is intense, but there’s nothing like the feeling of completing the routines and coming out on top. I’ll be doing these workouts for years to come, knowing they’ve made me stronger in every sense of the word.

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I love this review and the "before & after" photos are phenomenal... of course, we are all different and I don't expect to look like the young lady in the photo... but her photos are inspiring.

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... so I am at work, waiting for my son to pick me up for Market Day, and previewing my new Physique 57 dvd's... yes, I got them today emoticon... From what I have seen so far I am going to love these workouts... they look tough, but unlike the Fluidity Bar workouts, the music is fantastic and totally in-sync with the moves... very motivating... I previewed the "Express 30 Minute Full Body Workout and the Arm & Ab Booster 30 Minute workout", and I like the way the exercises flow... The instructor's are motivating and very upbeat... however, I must say that I like Tanya better than Shelly... I don't know, maybe it's Shelly's voice, but I wish she didn't talk as much, but despite that, I love the workouts. When I get home, I will probably do the arm and ab workout because I am not sore from yesterday's upper body workout... I will do cardio first and follow with P57...

I will let you know how the workout goes tomorrow... in the meantime as always... "keep making it happen"...

... I love Tanya's motto... "MIND OVER MIDDLE"... emoticon

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    Good luck with your workouts, Keep posting your results. I'm impressed by the strength your gaining.
    2247 days ago
    I'm impressed by her strength in boat pose. Good luck!
    2968 days ago
    Good luck with the workout!!
    2968 days ago
    Well, I hope that you get inspired to overlook the voice & do the workouts. I know its annoying & all but tell the devil, he a liar! lol

    Gone & do what you gotta do!

    God bless & Happy Hump Day!

    Dee emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Move It Mommy! lol
    2968 days ago
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