Friday, October 22, 2010

Review of Personal Training with Jackie:
Xtreme Timesaver Training

Jackie Warner’s last DVD, Power Circuit Training, featured a 40-minute workout.
   On her latest DVD, Personal Training With Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training, she’s cutting the time back even more to just 30 minutes.
   This time around, the celebrity Hollywood trainer has turned to compound movements – using hand weights and moving the upper and lower body at the same time – for a top-to-bottom workout.
   I really liked this workout. It was simple to follow, but not boring. It wasn’t impossible to do, but at the same time got the sweat going.
   After 30 minutes, I felt like I had definitely done something beneficial, but I wasn’t completely exhausted or frustrated.
   The workout deserves its title of Xtreme Timesaver Training.
   I also like Jackie as a trainer. She has a motivating air about her, but it’s not too bubbly – she seems to be a tomboy. I liked her saying: “Hate me now, love me later,” at a tough point in the workout.
   There seems to be a special concentration on the shoulders in the workout (mine were sore for a couple of days after), and Jackie explains that toned shoulders results in a V-taper effect that makes the waist look smaller.
   When celebrities come to her and ask to be red-carpet ready in just 10 days, she works on the shoulders to achieve the effect.
   Each compound movement during the workout is done for one minute.
   A few examples of the compound movements in the workout are: From a curtsy squat, kicking a leg and pushing an arm holding a weight out to the side at the same time; coming up from a plié squat and lifting up the weighted arms as if you were making a snow angel, and squatting forward and doing a row.
   The compound movements get the muscles working and the heart pumping, essential actions for getting and keeping fit.

Personal Training with Jackie: Xtreme Timesaver Training at amazon.ca

A review of Personal Training with Jackie: Power Circuit Training

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