Tuesday, June 8, 2010

More about Core Fusion: Lean & Toned

Read the first part of this blog entry about Core Fusion: Lean & Toned.

Segment one, for arms, uses dumbbell arm raises and then a series of pushups and reverse pushups (done with one's back to the floor, to work the triceps.) Segment two, for thighs, is comprised of deep knee bends (you don't need to get down close to the floor all the time), leg lifts in an upright position and squats done on the tippy-toes.
   Segment three, which seems to be targeting the abs, but I find fantastic for the inner thighs, is done seated with one's back against the wall.
   You lift up your legs off the ground in various patterns, and then, for the icing on the world's toughest cake, you pull your legs upward to the sky and then raise and lower them from this position.
   Tough, yes. In fact, I rank it among the single most difficult part of any of the many workout DVDs I own.
   Segment four, for glutes, involves placing one's hands on the wall, then doing backward leg lifts. You eventually end up with your hands in the floor, leg extended high in the air, pushing your leg up.
   Segment five, for abs and waist, includes a ridiculous (but again, effective) pretzel move. You sit with one leg in front of you, bent, the other behind you, bent or straight. First with your hand on the ground and then raised, you lift the back leg off the floor. I can't lift my back leg, and so do my best, and that is all that Fred and Liz want.    Then there's some curls with legs lifted off the ground -- also very tough.
   After all is said and done, though, this DVD gets definite results.
   Fred and Liz are also motivating. Even though your muscles may be burning with a mind-bending fury, you'll still like listening to their encouraging voices and want to do your best.

Note: Fred and Liz and the other people in this DVD are wearing some type of special Exhale Spas socks. I do the workout with bare feet, as Fred and Liz have done in some of their previous DVDs.

Exhale: Core Fusion Lean and Toned at amazon.ca
Exhale: Core Fusion Lean and Toned at amazon.com

Exhale: Core Fusion Body Sculpt at Amazon.com
Exhale: Core Fusion Body Sculpt at Amazon.ca

Exhale: Core Fusion - Pure Abs & Arms at Amazon.com
Exhale: Core Fusion - Pure Abs & Arms at Amazon.ca

Exhale: Core Fusion - Thighs & Glutes at Amazon.com
Exhale: Core Fusion - Thighs & Glutes at Amazon.ca

Exhale: Core Fusion - Pilates Plus at Amazon.com
Exhale: Core Fusion - Pilates Plus at Amazon.ca

Exhale: Core Fusion Collection at Amazon.com
Exhale: Core Fusion Collection at Amazon.ca

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