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RachelleS 01-31-2007 08:48 PM

Beachbody Hip Hop Abs
 
I am a Turbo Jam addict - I've been doing Turbo Jam since September 2005 and I mentioned the workout here a long time ago - I hope everyone is still enjoying their workouts. I can't get enough of this workout and love Chalene and her crew.

I did want to pass on another workout that just came out - I just ordered it so I haven't tried it - I will be sure to report when I do but just in case anyone is interested, it is suppose to be a lot of fun too. I can NOT imagine they will ever replace Turbo Jam but they might be fun to add to the mix.

You can check it out at:

www.hiphopabs.com

I am NOT a dancer at all - too stiff :) but Chalene has showed me that doesn't matter - it's all about moving whether you are good at it or not and having fun.

Hope all is well! Are any of the the ones that started with TJ a long time ago still here????

Rachelle

galinva 01-31-2007 08:59 PM

I also love the Turbo Jam workouts, but if the Hip Hop Abs is from the Yoga Booty Ballet series it's a great deal of fun as well. The CD says it's around 49 minutes long and it seems to be over in 15-20. I think you'll really like it. I did it for the first time yesterday and boy can I feel it in my Abs today.:carrot:

RachelleS 02-01-2007 08:01 AM

No this is a different set - it's not Yoga Booty Ballet's Hip Hop Abs. Shaun T. is the instructor and boy, does he have a nice set of abs. I have the YBB Live set and I probably do one workout every 2 weeks - I like them but they don't get my heartrate up that high. I was trying to have one workout a week though that was lower so these fit the picture.

Hip Hop Abs is a dancey set - they show a clip at hiphopabs.com if you'd like to check it out.

Rachelle

bbobsgrl 02-04-2007 11:52 PM

Rachelle ~ I hadn't heard anything about these new workouts until I read your post. You would think beachbody would send me an email, since they've gotten so much of my business in the past. Anyway, are the workouts worth the $60 plus shipping? I've been watching my email for a coupon for 10-15% off, but I guess it's not going to happen.

BTW, I still love, love the TJ workouts. It's been almost a year and I'm still going strong. I would love to work Hip Hop Abs into my routine, just to shake things up a bit.

Thanks for keeping us posted on the new workouts.

hzrdus7 02-11-2007 12:53 PM

I just ordered the Hip Hop Abs today after seeing the infomercial....have you been able to try it yet? I'm hoping it works well!! I can't wait to get mine.

bbobsgrl 02-11-2007 11:37 PM

I finally received a 10% discount email message from beachbody and ordered mine on Friday. Hopefully, my order will arrive this coming week...I'm excited to try it. I'll post a review after I've completed my first workout.

Jennifer 3FC 02-12-2007 07:30 AM

Thanks for the review! I have two left feet, but I might be able to give it a shot. If you have no rhythm at all, is it still possible to keep up?

Rachelle, I made your link a real link. BB is allowed. They do have a forum, but we also do reviews for them occasionally. ;)

ReachingZen 02-14-2007 12:56 PM

Hi Everyone,
I read a lot, post a little ...but had to chime in on these. I have all of HHA so far and really love the ones I have tried so far. Total Body Burn, Ab Sculpt and Fat Blasting Cardio (? think that's the name). I am really choreo-challenged and have been able to follow along w/o major modifications, even when I have not had time to preview. I did TBB & the cardio workout yesterday and feel the soreness in my obliques today.

These do remind me of Turbo Jam but not so much that I feel I am doing the same workouts w/o variety. I didn't wear my HRM yesterday so can't comment on how many calories I burned but was as sweaty as when I jog for 30 or so minutes. I am not saying that the intensity is that high but the sweat factor sure has been. (BTW, I do jog slow...around 4.3 mph.)

darlene

bbobsgrl 02-16-2007 12:16 PM

Hi ReachingZen ~ Thanks for the review! I really love Turbo Jam and its' fun factor, but it's time to mix it up a bit. Since I haven't worked out in a couple of days, I need something to spark me up today. I'm hoping my package will be waiting on me when I get home from work.

ReachingZen 02-16-2007 01:31 PM

Bbsgrl -- I hope your pkgs are waiting for you!! <crossing fingers> I can't wait to hear what you think of these!

I have levels 1 & 2 but am going to force myself to stay with level 1, at least another week! I am trying to stay with jogging (since it's something I thought I could never do) so am working these in with that. I normally jog M/W/F and can usually add Ab Sculpt then do Total Body Burn and the cardio on Tues & Thurs. Sometimes I am too short on time for more than one workout in the morning. I felt a little whipped this morning so did a slow walk. :carrot:

I am missing the TJs and could sub some of the shorter ones in here and there. I have Kickin' Core and the other new one and have not even tried those yet.

I noticed that you are from TX too! We have some strange weather this year! My DH is a meteorologist and tells me that this is an El Nino year so things are freaky all over. BTW, today is beautiful! I hope that lasts a while.

Lunch is over so back to work for me!
Have a nice weekend!
-darlene-

PLady100 02-18-2007 08:01 AM

Newbie here. I was searching for info about Shawn T's Hip Hop Abs. My money is really tight, and I'm wondering if these will just add to the rest of my tapes that are accumulating dust. I tell myself to save money and drag out the ones that I have. His infomercial is so enticing, tho.

bbobsgrl 02-18-2007 03:18 PM

Yippeee!! I received my package on the 16th, but didn't give the workouts a try until yesterday. All I can say is WOW!!! After previewing the secrets to flat abs, I did the fat burning cardio workout. It's about a 30 minute workout that isn't too difficult to follow...it's similar to TJ because of the music and fun factor. Since I've been working out consistently for almost a year, I wasn't expecting any soreness from this workout....boy, was I WRONG!! I felt soreness in my abs and legs this morning. So, I repeated the workout this morning to work out some of the soreness and stiffness. I haven't previewed the other workouts yet, but I'll be sure to post a review when I do. To sum it up, HHA is a keeper. I think I'll alternate between HHA and Turbo Jam...I think it's a good combination.

Darlene ~ Yep, this TX weather is truely strange. I was wondering if this is an El Nino year...we discussed this at work on Friday, but no-one knew the answer. It certainly is a beautiful day today. I'm going to go out and enjoy some of the sunshine when I finish this post.

BTW, TJ Kickin Core does just that. I hurt for a couple of days after doing this one. However, I still have quite a bit of weight to lose...it may be easier for you since you're already in good shape. Good luck with your workouts! I've always admired runners.

PLady100 ~ I think only you can answer your question. Like you, I have tons of workout tapes/DVDs that I have accumulated over the years. I had never stuck to doing any of them consistently until I ran across Turbo Jam. Since finding Turbo Jam (May, 2006) I have consistently exercised 5-6 times a week. I believe the key is finding something you really, really enjoy doing and then you'll stick with it. Once I got into the habit of exercise, my body loves and craves it...so now, every now and then, I'll pick up one of my older workouts just to mix it up a bit. Now, I will be working Hip Hop Abs into my routine. Like TJ, it's fun and easy for me, which will only help to keep me doing it longer. So, if you think this will be fun AND enjoyable for you, then by all means, go for it. Good luck!

Have a fantabulous Sunday everyone.

Julie

RachelleS 02-19-2007 09:53 PM

Sorry I've been missing and didn't back here to reply. My grandma passed away and then I had to have a laproscopy to remove a cyst they thought was cancerous - but it's NOT!!! :carrot: :)

I've only tried one workout of HHA - and I was disappointed in that I don't get my heartrate up like I do with Turbo Jam - it's more along the lives of Yoga Booty Ballet. I do hope though - as my middle needs lots of work - that these will be a great add-on maybe on my strength training days - I don't like to do crunches so hopefully this will be a way for me to get my ab workout in. I don't even do Chalene's TJ Ab Jam very much - shame on me. My stomach has always been the one where people have thought I was pregnant when I never was . . . so when I can get back at working out, I will be adding these to my routine. I knew I wasn't going to like them MORE then Turbo Jam . . . it would be very hard to surpass that workout but I think I will like them as I said, as an add on. I've heard the five minute tape is worth it!!!! I can do five minutes everyday! :) Thank goodness for the tuck in TJ though - it came in handy in catching on to Shaun's moves - or at least I tried :).

Rachelle

Jennifer 3FC 02-19-2007 11:15 PM

Congrats on the surgery news!! :carrot:

ReachingZen 02-20-2007 04:09 PM

Hi Everyone!
I haven't done an HHA since last week. I am hoping I can get one in tomorrow and have TBB planned for Thurs.

PLady100 -- Did you decide to try HHA? Just curious :D

Julie -- I am so glad that you liked the workout! ITA on the soreness. I wasn't expecting it either and was pleasantly surprised. Oh... I did Kickin Core Monday and am feeling the soreness in my inner thighs, pecs and upper back! I am going to try to get this one each week. The weather has stayed nice but another front is on the way. You were right about El Nino!

Rachelle -- I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandmother. :hug: You have been through a lot with that and the scare over the cyst and have that removed. I am so happy that it was not malignant!

I am the opposite. My HR goes up more with HHA than TJ but love them both. I have the same issues with my stomach. I am the classic apple with thin legs but thick waist and upper body. Monday, I started doing Callanetics' stomach exercises (again) hoping to make a difference. It helped me before but quit and can't remember why now. I have not tried the short ab workout from HHA yes so need to get that in too. Can't hurt!

Jennifer -- Hi! :)

Will keeping checking back!
-darlene-

PLady100 02-21-2007 07:38 AM

Howdy!
No, I decided not to buy it right now. I will keep it in mind, tho. I have started going to the tanning bed again, so that will help with my self esteem.

I typed up a long post the other night, then lost it. I get so irritated when that happens. I need to retype it.... someday.

Thanks for being there for me. It was a rough weekend. =)

ReachingZen 02-21-2007 01:14 PM

PLady100 -- If you decide to buy, they will be waiting for you! :D I always feel better when I have some color too but have been experimenting with the sunless stuff. Not a lot of success there! :o It is frustrating when a post vanishes into where ever land! I dont type very fast so usually type a shorter post the next time.

-darlene-

oliviaCAN 02-22-2007 03:29 AM

i just purchased the HHA's last night, i can't wait to get them in!! i have turbo jam and i really enjoy it, so i can't wait to add HHA to my fun!

ThatPoshGirl 02-22-2007 04:26 PM

I ordered HHA yesterday and went googling to see if I could find any information on them. Sounds like some people here are enjoying the workouts, so that is good news.

Plady100 - I noticed that you have lost 68 pounds, great job! I am also 5'9" and was 305 pounds when I started the South Beach Diet a few weeks ago. I'm down to 289 now. Not a huge change, but I am happy for every pound I can lose. What diet/exercise plan are you using?

ladyfrog 02-23-2007 03:19 AM

hiphop abs
 
Well, I' ve decided to order HHA and try it. I love dance and this guy is a professional choreographer as well as fitness expert. The movements have a style to them that seems engaging. So we'll see if it lives up to my expectations. :carrot:


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galinva 02-23-2007 04:10 PM

Got mine in the mail last night and gave them a try today. Wow! I'm not sure my form was correct for much of the "dance", but boy could I feel it in my stomach (and I didn't think there were any muscles left in there LOL!).;)

cjlafaye 02-27-2007 05:14 PM

Hello Everyone!
 
MY LORD RACHELLE S. SOOO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR GRANDMOTHER HUN AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS GOING ON RIGHT NOW. JUST REMEMBER GOD WILL NOT PUT MORE ON YOU THAN YOU CAN BEAR..

YOU LOOK FABULOUS BY THE WAY, LOVE THE NEW PIC!!! YOU ARE STILL MY INSPIRATION SUGE :) I AM STILL IN LOVE WITH TJ. I JUST ORDERED THE HIP HOP ABS ON SUNDAY! I CANT WAIT TO TRY IT.

SO GLAD YOU ALL ARE HERE SO WE CAN START THE JOURNEY TOGETHER :hug:

Cathie 02-28-2007 08:18 PM

Has anyone actually lost weight or seen the results that they claim? 3 inches in 6 days??

sokaqt 02-28-2007 11:33 PM

New to this
 
Hi everybody,
I found this site when I was looking for information on the new Hip Hop Abs. I just moved to New York from Los Angeles and I've been trying to get on track with some sort of work out plan. I've already lost about 15 lbs just with the life style change ( I walk EVERYWHERE!) There are soooo many stairs on those subways....anywho.....running for subways is not doing enough to get me in shape so now I am trying....once again for the umpteenth time to take it seriously. When I lived in LA I would just drive to the nearest Ballys...but out here the nearest Ballys is a train and a bus ride away. There's a Curves around the corner but they seem to want soooo much for soooo little. So I am turning to the tapes! Although I have the whole Tae Bo boot camp set, I put it in last week and couldn't even keep up with the intro! However, today I saw the hip hip abs work out and honestly, I was on my feet with the infommercial! So I'm real excited about this but I don't want this to be another thing that I start and don't finish. I NEED SUPPORT! I am hoping to connect with some good people so I can stay motivated to reach my goal weight. So....here I go!:carrot:

RachelleS 03-03-2007 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by cjlafaye (Post 1589641)
MY LORD RACHELLE S. SOOO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR GRANDMOTHER HUN AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS GOING ON RIGHT NOW. JUST REMEMBER GOD WILL NOT PUT MORE ON YOU THAN YOU CAN BEAR..

YOU LOOK FABULOUS BY THE WAY, LOVE THE NEW PIC!!! YOU ARE STILL MY INSPIRATION SUGE :) I AM STILL IN LOVE WITH TJ. I JUST ORDERED THE HIP HOP ABS ON SUNDAY! I CANT WAIT TO TRY IT.

SO GLAD YOU ALL ARE HERE SO WE CAN START THE JOURNEY TOGETHER :hug:

Thank you cjlafaye!!!! I appreciate your post so very much. I am starting to feel alot better since my procedure - holy smokes, it took two weeks!!!!! I am planning to start exercising again Monday. Hopefully my belly button will be healed enough to try another Hip Hop Abs workout - I've only tried the one so far. Some people are adding the HHA at the end of their TJ workout and I might try that since my tummy area is a big problem of mine :). Thanks for the compliments on my pic too! That was taken for our Christmas card, I just cut the family out. I don't have my picture taken too often. Glad you are still enjoying TJ! Did you get the newest workouts? I LOVE Kick n Core.

Take care! Rachelle

curlyblonde 03-04-2007 01:06 AM

Hip Hop Abs
 
I am interested in purchasing Hip Hop Abs! There is some bad press on Beach Body and their accounting practices. Has anyone had any trouble? Now for those of you who have used the product for a few weeks do you noticed results?

WW lifer 03-05-2007 03:33 PM

I'm looking forward to seeing more reviews when you all get your sets. I'm on the verge of ordering. I have rubberized mat to lay in my exercise room, Maybe ordering will be my reward. :carrot: (Even the carrot's doing HHA.)

cjlafaye 03-07-2007 05:39 PM

RACHELLE S... I havent bought anymore of the TJ series. I am too in love with the ones i have!

i love the hip hop abs sista's!!!! it is so much fun!! it really works the core. if you have serious stomach issues(like me) then you would really benefit from it. but for serious tj jammers, i would suggest getting the max results package 1st. it is more on the level and intensity of tj.

can i just say by the way that Shaun T. is hot!!! not bad to look at when he does that tilt tuck and tighten!!

ladyfrog 03-07-2007 08:06 PM

hip hop abs advanced set
 
cjlafaye,

sounds like you have both sets of hip hop abs--i just got the first one

how do they compare? is the second one really all that different? and worth spending another $60?

and what about the weight gloves that come with the second set--whats that about?

sounds like you have a lot of experience so i appreciate your opinion

cjlafaye 03-08-2007 12:17 AM

HEY LADY FROG:hug:

YES, I DO HAVE BOTH SETS. I HAVE DONE 2 VIDEOS AND HAVE WATCHED THE REST. THE BASIC SET I THINK IS FINE FOR SOMEONE WHO IS JUST STARTING A NEW WORKOUT REGIMINE. THE FIRST SET IS STILL NOTHING TO PLAY WITH, IT CAN BE REALLY TOUGH IF YOU REALLY FOCUS ON EVERY MOVEMENT BEING AS INTENSE AS SHAUN IS DEMONSTATING. THE SECOND SET REALLY IS THE SAME THING THAT YOU LEARNED IN THE BASIC, NO REALLY DIFFERENT MOVES, BUT IT IS MUCH FASTER PACED.

THE WEIGHTED GLOVES IS WHAT PULLED ME INTO BUYING THE WHOLE SET, I WANTED THEM SINCE MY EARLY TURBO JAM DAYS BUT DIDNT WANT TO PAY THE $20 PLUS SHIPPING. I LIKE THEM, ALTHOUGH THEY FELT KIND OF AWKWARD AT FIRST.

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE WORKOUT...

Burgundee 03-11-2007 06:29 PM

Hi Everyone!

This looks like a great site! I just found it today when I searched Hip Hop Abs. Saw the infomercial this morning and got motivated to do something about my much neglected abs... and thighs... and butt etc etc. It was interesting reading all your comments - thanks! - and I'm about to order. I'll check back in after I get started!

WW lifer 03-11-2007 09:54 PM

Hey Burgundee!

Keep us posted on how you like them!

Cathie 03-11-2007 09:59 PM

I just did mine for the first time yesterday. The work out is a LOT of fun but I'm sooooo sore today. Be careful with your neck and lower back as you do this. And stretch-stretch-stretch before and after because my shoulders are killing me.

Randa Lynn 03-12-2007 12:58 PM

Hello everyone, I'm 21 years old and I'm a 156 lbs (YUK!) I started dating my
(junk food/fast food loving) bf about 3 years ago (135 lbs) and it seems ever since then the lbs just started going up up and up! It didn't help too much that I started by great DESK JOB (Boo!) I can see now its been really hard to lose the lbs ( I go to the gym about 3-4 times a week). I saw the HHA infomercial on TV and was hooked, I love to dance and I always notice when I go out dancing after a long time im hurting in the morning so when I saw this workout I knew it was for me! Im really exicted to start, I just got my shipping confirmation today and hope to start before the end of the week! I will keep in touch with my progress and can't wait to hear all of your sucess stories!

Tootles-Randa Lynn

Angelmsk 03-12-2007 09:25 PM

I came across this forum the same way. I just ordered HHA today and should get them within 5 to 7 business days. I was always asking myself how do I get rid of the belly rolls without doing floor work and one morning my husband was sleeping and the channel he was on showed the infomercial. I wanted to find out what others thought and well here I am....I tend to blab A LOT.
Anyway I think this is a great site (it's kept me from snacking to much while sitting at my second job)

Homemommie 03-14-2007 02:44 PM

I just ordered both HHA (this weekend) and TJ (today). I can't wait for them to come. They both look like a lot of fun.

In the mean time I have been walking 2-4 miles a day as I ease back into working out.

cjlafaye 03-14-2007 04:41 PM

HEY HOMEMOMMIE :hug:

IT IS REALLY A GOOD COMBO FOR SURE.. I LOVE THEM TOGETHER. I TEND TO STRUGGLE WITH KEEPING THE "CORE" ENGAGED, WHICH IS THE CENTRAL POINT IN BOTH SERIES. I FIND WITH HHA, IT MUCH EASIER TO HAVE INTENDED ENGAGEMENT OF THE CORE.. THERE ARE SO MANY MOVES IN TJ THAT I FORGET TO TUCK MY TUMMY IN SOMETIMES:)

LET US KNOW HOW YOU LIKE THEM.. HOW IS IT GOING FOR ANYONE ELSE:?:

Burgundee 03-15-2007 07:18 PM

I'm waiting for mine to arrive, the package shipped on Monday. With any luck maybe tomorrow. Of course, I COULD get started with something else in the meantime. Ugh. I need some motivation!!! You would think that my many pairs of too tight jeans would be enough to get me moving. I'm thinking that once I get started if I see some quick results that will keep me on track. I hope so!! I applaud all of you who are already in a routine. I plan to be joining you soon! :woohoo:

Breezee 03-16-2007 06:24 PM

Does anyone have details about the choreography? Is it complex enough to keep a dancer from getting bored? I've seen the infomercial a few times but just can't convince myself that I'll want to do them over and over.

I used to do some of the MTV Grind videos back in the day... heck I still have two of the routines completely memorized now that I think about it... so I need something that's at least that complex or I'll get bored.

cjlafaye 03-17-2007 12:18 AM

HEY BREEZE :hug:

I THINK ON EACH OF THE DVD'S IS A DANCE ROUTINE THAT YOU CAN LEARN THAT IS SEPERATE FROM THE WORKOUT ITSELF... HAVE YOU DONE THE CARMEN ELECTRA HIP HOP VIDEO?? IF YOU HAVE IT IS WAY MORE COMPLEX THAN THAT AND WAY COOLER... I LOVE IT!!

I DID THE HIPS, BUNS AND THIGHS TODAY..I REALLY FEEL IT.. I LIKE DOING THE 5 MIN ABS DVD AT THE END OF ANY WORKOUT THAT I DO.. I DONT FEEL THAT I ENGAGE THE CORE NEARLY ENOUGH AND THE 5 MIN ONE FORCES YOU TOO..


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