The Firm Power Half Hour
This is a fast paced, thirty minute workout that combines strength training and cardio. There was a warm up (about 4 minutes); separated strength and cardio intervals: first strength, then first cardio, then second strength, then second cardio (of about 5 minutes each totaling 20 minutes, making up the meat of the workout); a quick standing ab routine and plank work following the final cardio segment (about 3 minutes-no poundage used here); and a final cool down/stretch (about 4 minutes). Videofitness.com,
Claim: Complete workout in thirty minutes. Visible results in ten workouts.
Level of difficulty: Intermediate. It took four workouts for me to finally get through the workout without stumbling. By the time I got to the eighth workout, I finally got the hang of it. I was completely drenched with sweat at the end of every session. I was glad to see the timer hit twenty minutes because that signaled that the end was near.
Recommendation: I would recommend it only if you are used to exercising. The cardio sessions move at a fast pace and are somewhat difficult to keep up with. The results are worth the effort. I had a lot of energy and began to see some muscle definition in my arms.
Beginning Stats: Ending Stats:
Weight: 242 Weight: 235
Arms: 15 Arms: 15
Bust: 45 Bust: 44
Waist: 44 Waist: 43
Hips: 51 Hips: 48