Friday, February 28, 2014

"Thin in 10" by Jessica Smith and Liz Neporent - Part 3

I am continuing my review of The Thin in 10 Weight-Loss Plan: Transform Your Body (and Life!) in Minutes a Day (affiliate link) by Jessica Smith and Liz Neporent.

Today's 10 minute workout to review was "Thin In 10 Total Body Band Workout with Jessica Smith". It is available through the DVD that comes with the book, or currently is streaming with a $2.99/month Sportskool subscription on YouTube.

I am a little disappointed that this isn't my favorite workout DVD ever. Her workouts aren't that much different than her YouTube workouts, except that they are shorter, in a studio, and without her dog, Peanut. I did the Total Body Band workout today with a stretchy band with handles (instead of the more tubular resistance band with handles). It seemed to work out OK, except for a couple moves where I couldn't move it over my head. Either I am much taller than Jessica or her band is stretchier, or longer. I felt like I couldn't stretch it further without the chance of breaking it.

My knees gave me a little trouble during this workout, which was surprising. It was one of the first things I did this morning, though, so that might have been it. The workout included lunges, crunches, and running (or jumping) over the band, squats, and other challenging moves. Sometimes I felt too uncoordinated to do the leg movement while I also did the arm movement, but eventually, I caught on. I was really watching the clock on this one, as I tend to do when I am challenged too much, either in strength or in coordination. When I was done, I felt like I had gotten a great workout.

I would do this again. I do have different resistance bands, so I might try my easiest, most stretchy tubular band.

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