Exercise is important for so many reasons other than just looking good, but let's face it, when we look good, we feel good. The question is, what are the best DVD workouts? I have finally come up with what works for me and I am ready to share it with you.
It is not just about cardiovascular exercise, even though it must be included, it is about a balance of different types of workouts that enable your body to respond. Exercises that are completely different from each other are most beneficial because moving your body the same way everyday is going to keep it looking the same. Constantly changing your routine confuses the muscles and enables you to work different parts of your body with amazing results.
Here they are, the list of the 10 best DVD exercise workouts. They are not in any particular order of importance because they are all equally beneficial as a whole. The beauty is, you will never get bored because you are doing something different everyday as you rotate through them all.
She has a lot of critics, but personally, I love Jillian Michaels. She doesn't waste your time, she gets right to it, a full body workout that enables you to see the results almost immediately. The Banish Fat Boost Your Metabolism DVD is fantastic. It is a cardiovascular workout, about 50 minutes long and is broken down into seven 6 minute circuits in addition to a warm up and cool down. It is a hard-core, fat-burning workout that includes some kick boxing and two abdominal circuits.
Yoga is an essential part of your routine if you really want to change your body for good. It elongates and strengthens the body at the same time in addition to allowing you to connect your mind and body as one. The next DVD is called Yoga Complete For Weight Loss. So many of my friends tell me that they can't do yoga because they get bored and start thinking about everything else they should be doing. This workout is different because rather than just one or two workout options, there are over 20 customized routines. There are so many options for your particular physical shape and your schedule that makes this DVD one of a kind.
The third DVD is also a Jillian Michaels workout called Yoga Meltdown. There are two workouts to choose from, level one and level two. I feel they are both about the same as far as difficulty is concerned, but it is an intense yoga workout that you will feel the next day. Both workouts are about 30 minutes long.
DVD 4, 5 and 6 are from Physique 57. It is newer to the market of exercise DVD workouts, but is an absolute must. There is the Classic 57 Minute Full Body Workout, the Express 30 Minute Full Body Workout and a 30 Minute Arm and Ab Booster Workout. These workouts combine ballet, Pilates and yoga, along with weights. It is different from anything you have ever done before and extremely effective at the same time. I will do all three intermittently each week.
Next is Jillian Michaels Shred It With Weights. This workout also has a choice of level one or two, both are about 30 minutes long, and can be done with a kettlebell or a hand weight. It is another very different workout with new moves that can really transform your body through cardio and strength training. Some precautions should be taken for safety purposes, but it is a fun and challenging workout.
DVD 8, 9 and 10 is from Exhale's Core Fusion Collection. These 3 DVD's consist of Body Sculpt, a total body workout, Pilates Plus, integrates your core with every move and Thighs and Glutes, for your buns, legs and waist. These are calm, relaxing workouts integrated with instruction and music. They are each about 30 minutes long and you will feel and see the results within a week.
As a bonus, I have an 11th DVD recommendation for you. If you are new to yoga, this one is for you and could even be a great gift for your friends and family. Yoga For Inflexible People, is rated as one of the top yoga DVD's ever produced by the Yoga Journal. What makes this workout special is it helps inflexible people become more flexible. A DVD made up of customized workouts that enable you to progress at your own pace. There are dozens of routines that are designed to guide you along through your own journey into yoga.
Owning some or all of these DVD's will enable you to get the body you have always wanted for good. Because I have tried them all, I know that these are some of the best exercise DVD's available. They work for me and I know that they will work for you.