Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Review of @Anchor_Bay “10 Minute Solution: High Intensity Interval Training” HIIT DVD, Part 1

10 minute solution dvd high intensity interval training review
This DVD has been on my want list for a while. It didn't actually make it to my wish list until recently because I was concerned about the impact on my not-so-strong knees. I decided to give it a try when there was a recent price drop at Amazon (affiliate link) (though it looks like it is up to its regular price while I’m writing this), and I’m glad I did.
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Today I did three parts of the workout. I had just planned on doing two, but I felt ready for another 10 minutes when I was done with the first 20. The three I did today are:
  • HIIT 101 – This was a good introduction to the High Intensity Interval Training done on this DVD. Do the exercise for 20 seconds, rest 10 seconds, same exercise for 20 seconds, rest 10 seconds, and then move on to the next exercise. The instructor, Lisa Kinder, offered modifications for almost every exercise. The modifications are what saved me on this workout. I had been wary of trying this DVD. I've had it for a couple of weeks. But the modifications were what let me complete the workout without the wear and tear of jumping. There was a move towards the end that was kind of awkward, modification or no modification. The hard part was getting up into a standing position without putting all my weight on one ankle. I think I will be watching the part of the workout next time to see the proper form.
  • Upper Body HIIT – Take the basics of HIIT 101, but focus on the arms. There were some floor exercises here with modifications offered most of the time. I think she does a decent job of cuing the moves when it’s obvious that you shouldn’t be able to see what she’s doing if you are actually exercising. I liked this segment.
  • Rock Bottom HIIT – So I was done with the first 2 workouts. I could have done HIIT Explosion or Ab HIIT, but I though Explosion might be too crazy, and my abs still ache from yesterday’s ab workout. I decided on Rock Bottom HIIT. I don’t think it will make me as sore as when I’ve done barre workouts, but it was definitely a good lower body workout for me. There was a weird surfer move at the end, and I couldn't tell if she offered a modification.
Would I do 10 Minute Solution: High Intensity Interval Training (affiliate link) again? I’d say yes. I’m looking forward to trying the other two. Next time, I’ll bring you a review of Ab HIIT and HIIT Explosion.

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