Monday, February 3, 2014

Review of "10 Pounds Down with Jessica Smith: Better Body Blast" DVD - Part 1 - Arms

I was browsing at Big Lots and saw a box that advertised "$3 Fitness DVDs!". I decided to take a look, even though I thought I would find nothing. I found two DVDs. One DVD, which I didn't buy but am thinking about going back to get, was, I believe, this one: Leslie Sansone: Walk Away the Pounds - Weight Loss Series: Muscle Mile One (affiliate link). The one I found in the box and purchased was this DVD.

10 Pounds Down with Jessica Smith (affiliate link for Amazon)

I do have a couple of 10 Minute Solution DVDs with Jessica, but this is the first one I've bought that was because it has her name on it. I was hoping that it would be a lot like her online workouts. I did the arm workout today to try it out.

The equipment needed are a pair of dumbbells and a mat. I couldn't quite hear her when she was recommending which set to go with, but I quickly shed my heaviest pair for my second heaviest pair. There are a lot of reps in this workout, and I just couldn't work with my heaviest pair. For explanation, and I know I am showing how weak I am here, I have a set of 5, a set of 3, and a set of 2 pound weights. I just recently added the 5's. I used the set of 3 pound weights for this workout, and that was enough for me.

It started out with a move where you were lunging with one leg and raising with the opposite arm - I just couldn't get coordinated enough for that one. I think I will be able to get the hang of it next time around! Besides that, a lot of the moves are ones I have seen in her online workouts, but not in this combination. She did not offer as many modifications as she does in her online workouts, but I know how to modify to accommodate my knees, and to accommodate my inability to do a plank for any amount of time.

My arms definitely feel the workout on this one! And yes, I would do this one again. It went quickly, it wasn't boring, and I feel good after it.

I'll be back soon to review the legs portion of the workout.

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