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Is anyone aware of a complete workout video sans the cardio?
I know it's been asked before but I haven't read a satisfying answer.
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Nawww, If i had the answer, I would of replied :P haha, but i don't
Why do you need a video?
Think simple: pushups, dips...chins, bodyweight rows (eg think about a TRX type device)...BW squats or squats w/ DBs or deadlifts.
Save your $$$. )
I'm afraid I'm quite clueless when it comes to form and actual exercises :/
That's why I need precise instructions... like a manual for dummies
Check out frequent poster Al Kavadlo's website (www.alkavdlo.com). He's got lots of vids for free on there. He's got beginner stuff all the way up to "OMG insane" workout stuff. And buy his book! But definitely check out his videos.
Al, if you're reading, can you recommend a few for her to start on?
If building strength is what you are looking for, I recommend Stronglifts 5x5. It gives you step by step what workout to do what days. There are also videos provided for each exercise so you can see how to do them all. You can check it out at http://stronglifts.com/stronglifts-5...ining-program/ Just look for the list of exercises for workouts A and B, each is a link to a description and a video. And it's totally free, which is nice.
Another excellent option is crossfit.com There are videos of each exercise for free (check out the "exercises & demo" link on the left hand side) and there may be more detailed descriptions in the journal which you can get for a very minimal price (itslike 15 bucks a year) but don't quote me on that since I'm too cheap to actually shell it out myself.
Probably one of the best 140 bucks I've spent was a 3x a week 4-week class taught at a local crossfit gym that taught proper form for many of the common lifts (didn't add weight, just taught form). You may want to check out your local crossfit affiliates to see if they offer something similar. Good luck!
check out the body by science thread. It works for me.
I have the body by science book. Gotta read it!
I don't have access to a gym though or any equipment... All I have is 2 pound weights and a giant ball (chick stuff...) and for now it's all I can afford.
But what the hey, I'll have to answer my own question here:
I found the following "chick" videos, really Primal (they have mainly strength training and no cardio):
- Squeeze (in 30 days); looks really awesome actually!
- Envy Girls; no cardio, but the girls on there don't really look like they're breaking a sweat, haven't tried it yet (I think it's one of those "porn star workouts" that are more visually pleasing than effective).
- Craig Ballentyne stuff
- A thing called "Surfergirl Workout", it's pretty much like the Envy Girls one
- Pilates is probably a good workout, though boring at times; you need to find a good one!
- Callanetics (it's like yoga and ballet, you elongate your legs and arms, stretch your muscles and squeeze them... or something)
I'll try them all and will probably find which one I like best.
So, bottom line is: when you need something done right, do it yourself :]
Don't be lazy to do your research.
Thanks for answering though, I'll look into your suggestions as well.
If you only have 2lb weights I would recommend the Squeeze dvd. It has fantastic reviews..I've done it myself but I'm definitely more of a heavy lifting girl..but if you can't buy any heavy weights riht now and really need a dvd to work with then thats probably your best bet.
If you do ever get heavier weights I highly recommend Kelly Coffey Meyer's Muscle Definition or 30 minutes: Weights dvds..or even chalean extreme or p90x (but those are a whole program with cardio dvds included - I just don't use the cardio dvds)
Also look at collagevideo.com - they have really good previews of what you are looking for...however, most dvds (other then squeeze) are going to include cardio if you are only lifting 2lbs. :-/
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