Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Beachbody® Chronicles: The start of our adventures with ChaLEAN Extreme, TurboFire, P90X and Insanity

Yesterday morning the gift my husband and I gave each other for Christmas arrived at our doorstep: Bowflex® SelectTech Dumbbells.
   We decided a couple of weeks ago to go halfers on a set after seeing them being used by Chalene Johnson in her ChaLEAN Extreme® DVD workouts from Beachbody®.
   ChaLEAN Extreme emphasizes slow lifting of heavy weights.
   My husband and I plan on following the program to its fullest potential, and felt getting a good set of weights was essential (although you can do the program with a resistance band).
   I tried out the SelectTech weights for the first time this morning with a ChaLEAN Extreme workout, and they are the coolest things.
   You “dial up” a weight, from five pounds to 52.5, then lift the dumbells upwards. Voilà – there’s the amount of weight you need.
   We also ordered the Bowflex SelectTech 552 / 1090 Dumbbell Stand, so we don’t need to bend down each time we pick the weights up or set them down. The stand easily moves around on wheels – perfect for our small apartment.
   ChaLEAN Extreme is one of four new Beachbody home workout systems on DVD that I recently purchased.
   I have also bought P90X®, Insanity® and TurboFire®.
   I’ve already been using TurboFire along with ChaLEAN Extreme.
   Starting in January, I’ll be filling you in on our experiences using these extremely popular DVD workouts.
   I’m sure it will be an adventure!

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