Happy Hump Day, Everyone! Look at me – launching my 2nd new series on the blog this week. I must be on fire …lol…let’s see if it lasts. My ultimate vision for Work it Out Wednesday’s is to use it as a space to review various workouts – from DVD’s, to magazine workouts, to the plethora of suggestion on Pinterest. Sure, they look promising and perhaps even fun – but are they. Each week, I test out the workout and then share with you the calories I burned, my impressions of the workout, and where I think it could fit into a fitness routine.
Since I am actively participating in Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp, I will be using Work it Out Wednesday’s to share my weekly recaps – at least for the next 8 weeks. Since I am only on the 2nd day of bootcamp,I am not ready to give my weekly recap. So for this first installment, I will be reviewing Leslie Sansone’s Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan.
What the workout claims: Each day you’ll burn loads of calories with “Your Daily Walk” and then target-tone a specific muscle group with “Your Daily Strength.”
What the workout consists of: 5 daily workouts – Monday: 3 Mile Walk + Ab Session, Tuesday: 4 Mile Walk + Arm Session, Wednesday: 1 Mile Walk + Leg Session, Thursday: 2 Mile Walk + Chest & Back Session, Friday: 5 Mile Walk + Full Body Stretch
My results: My calorie burns ranged as little as 100 calories on the 1 mile walk to nearly 350 for the 4 mile walk.
My thoughts: The calorie burn was not what I would call a “big burn” or a “load of calories”. However, I did burn more calories than I would just sitting on the couch. The strength segments were composed of very basic moves and would likely not be challenging for more experienced lifters. With that being said, I think spending $10.00 for this DVD is not a bad investment. If you use walking as your primary means of exercise, this DVD is a great substitute to walking on the treadmill or on days when you can’t get outside. For those of you who prefer other methods of cardio, I could see using these workouts on active rest days…and would HIGHLY recommend them for someone who is just easing into fitness.
Your turn – Have you ever tried one of Leslie Sansone’s DVDs? Any workouts you want me to review?