3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise!

Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

What workout videos actually work?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-16-2011, 06:08 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Cascading Stars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 2

S/C/G: 230/225/130

Height: 5'5

Lightbulb What workout videos actually work?

I have been on a diet for a week, now I need a workout program that's actually going to work and help burn some calories. But I am looking for something that is going to be fun, get my heart racing and make me really sweat. I was thinking about getting Turbo Fire... any advice or suggestions would be great.
Cascading Stars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 06:20 PM   #2
Amazing will be me
 
lucky8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 768

Default

I swear by Billy blanks bootcamp doing taebo workouts ......or any of his range of DVDs.
Im currently going to the gym but when ive done them in past i seen results in the first week there FAB
lucky8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 09:18 PM   #3
ddc
getting back to 140
 
ddc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,160

S/C/G: 155/154.2/140

Height: 5'7"

Default

Exercise videos are really hard for me to recommend because I've bought ones that people love and I hated it (I didn't like taebo or turbo fire - lol!).
It seems that anything will work as long as you are consistent and stick with it.
Look at collagevideo.com or totalfitnessdvds.com for video clips.

Good luck
ddc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 12:09 AM   #4
Up.Forward.Higher.Always.
 
tuende's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Zambia
Posts: 516

S/C/G: 235/ticker/120's

Height: 5' 5"

Default

If you have Comcast you can try tons of stuff on the ExerciseTV on demand menu. They don't always have full versions of everything, but if you find something you like it'd be worth it to inves the 14 bucks or whatever in the DVD.

With that said, I LOVE a good Jillian Michaels DVD. I've done all of hers and they are all awesome. Some of the DVDs come with multiple 30 minute workouts that are quick and effective. Heart pounding? Check. Sweaty mess? Check. Her newest, Ripped in 30, is awesome. There are 4, 30 minute workouts and you do a different one each week. She starts out by teaching the basics in Week 1 (it's still a killer workout) and it progresses from there. She gives enough modifications and challenges that it seems like it would really work for any fitness level. *End Jillian love-fest*
__________________


"Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures" -Lovelle Drachman

My BLOG: http://kb-relentless.blogspot.com/
tuende is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 02:23 AM   #5
Jillian's B!tch Brittany
 
JMfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 394

S/C/G: 262/ticker/180

Height: 5'9"

Default

^^Ditto!

Jillian's Banish Fat Boost Metabolism gives some serious calories! I love Jillian's stuff, Bob's stuff, Chalene Johnson, Shaun T, and Tony Horton's stuff.
__________________
This is me starting over again....


"Your legs are not giving out. Your head is giving out. Keep going."
"Stand up, and finish what you started."
"If you have a 'why' to live for, you can tolerate and endure any 'how'."
"Change can happen in seconds... It's about waking up. That's all it is. Waking up to your true potential and strength.
--Jillian Michaels
JMfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 02:30 AM   #6
Getting my life back
 
kurisitaru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Denver
Posts: 625

S/C/G: 183.2/ticker/120

Height: 5'

Default

I love Tae Bo as well. I lose inches and tone my muscle using it.
My new favorite, Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred. I lost 5 inches on my waist so far (with a good diet of course), and I'm only on day 19. I also do the occasional kick boxing and biking, but the brunt of my work out goes to the SHRED!
__________________
Spring Break Goal (3/30/2014)


Actual Goal


kurisitaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 08:34 AM   #7
Member
 
hdallas78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 88

S/C/G: 163/145/125

Height: 5'3"

Default

I am a workout DVD junkie I love Jillian's DVDs, especially the 30 Day Shred and No More Trouble Zones. I also like Turbo Jam and am thinking about checking out Turbo Fire soon. Bob's Biggest Loser Bootcamp DVD is great, too! You can check out exercisetv.tv and they have clips from some of the workout DVDs there as well.
__________________
hdallas78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 05:34 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4

Default

its been a while since I've done any exercise videos at home.. I try not to piss off my downstairs neighbors too much and I've gotten addicted to going to the gym but I think you can't beat the old firm workouts... not the new ones but the first ones they put out years ago. also, pretty much anything by cathe is good. I also hate jillian michaels workouts with a passion so take my advice with a grain of salt perhaps...
jenangeles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2011, 07:09 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
skinny fast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: East Coast Momma
Posts: 140

S/C/G: 137/115/107

Height: 5'2"

Default

I do JM's 30 day shred (level 2 or 3) followed immediately by JM Yoga Meltdown (either or both workouts). I like them together, creates more of a "full" workout. Cardio, strength training, stretching, weights, core, and SWEAT! I personally think you have to put in the time. A 20 min workout just won't cut it.
__________________

Last edited by skinny fast : 07-17-2011 at 07:10 PM.
skinny fast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 02:48 PM   #10
Member
 
KellyAF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Omaha,Neb
Posts: 66

S/C/G: S/C/G --- 240/236/140

Height: 5'5"

Default

I haven't tried Jillian's 30 day shred, but I have both Biggest Loser Cardio and Sculpting DVDs.
I alternate them everyday, and LOOOOVE IT!! They each have 3 levels, and a maintenance routine.
I recently went up to level 2 and it kicked my butt! But in all honesty I think I moved up too quick.

Last edited by KellyAF : 07-18-2011 at 02:51 PM.
KellyAF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2011, 02:58 PM   #11
PCOS/IR/Hypothyroid
 
astrophe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,700

Height: 5'8"

Default

They all work provided you do them. I notice people tend to go with levels beyond their actual level and then they get frustrated. So I suggest cruising the clips at www.collagevideo.com and paying attention to what they are rated -- beginner, intermediate, advanced, etc.

HTH!
A.
__________________
Started Jan 2012:
astrophe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 10:39 PM   #12
Going the rest of the way
 
maalisse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 496

S/C/G: 188/ticker/135

Height: 5'5"

Default

I like 30 Day Shred as well. I'm on Day 23 and have seen amazing results; I also run, do martial arts and count calories. The toning in my upper body & core has been drastic! It has really helped my performance in my other exercises as well thanks to the core strengthening.
__________________



Maintaining 148 lb since 2007. Shooting for 135 lb this time.
Photos from my original goal (2007) - updated Sep 2011!

Last edited by maalisse : 07-19-2011 at 10:39 PM.
maalisse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 11:27 AM   #13
Member
 
shelley3650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: orlando, fl
Posts: 80

S/C/G: 239/159.6/130

Height: 5'2"

Default

i'd recommend JM's 30 day shred, The Biggest Loser Cardio Max, 10 min solution pilates for beginners. those tend to be pretty good, at least for myself.
shelley3650 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 04:24 PM   #14
WC
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 578

S/C/G: sz 14-16/sz 10/sz 10 now sz 8

Height: 5'7"

Default

30 day shred - I like to pair level 1 and 2 together for a full workout - I've been seeing amazing results differentiating between Jillian's NMTZ and her BFBM as one is cardio focused and the other is toning focused and both are about 50 - 55 min w/ warm -up and cool down- I also think Jane Fonda's older videos can give anyone a run for their money - I used to get amazing results from her total body workouts and there is a new video out - it's not my favorite but it's a total calorie scorcher [NOT for beginners] - that one is called - Jeanette Jenkins Bikini Boot camp - it's ridic! Good luck!
lm3898 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 10:35 PM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 11

Default

I would recommend Zumba on youtube. It's really nice if you want a less intense cardio session that still burns a decent amount of calories.
The best ones in my opinion are Refitrev, Vicious Vanilla Spice and ShaniMcGraham. Even Blogilates is good

I've done all of these and seen results and I really enjoy them so I never have to force myself to do them.
zoezilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What water rule do you follow? ncuneo Weight Loss Support 29 04-12-2010 12:54 PM
Belly Dancing Videos LoserLynn Fitness Videos 29 02-22-2006 09:45 AM
Pilates Users - Does it Really Work? sassypie Exercise! 53 08-30-2002 07:11 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:26 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2