Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Jessica Smith's 10 Pounds Down: Cardio Abs DVD Review

Jessica Smith's 10 Pounds Down: Cardio Abs DVD was sent to me by Collage Video to review.  Collage video is a terrific source for all your workout video needs.  They have great reviews on their site and the customer service is top notch.  I have always had an excellent experience when I order from them.  I have done the workouts on this DVD a few times now.  I am already a fan of Jessica Smith.  She is a no nonsense instructor that does a wonderful job with giving the instructions.  She is easy to follow and quite effective. 

The secret to great abs isn't doing a lot of crunches.  It is combining calorie burning cardio, metabolism boosting strength training and targeted ab moves in addition with a proper diet.  This complete workout program is a terrific abs exercise plan.  There is even a bonus eating for abs guide included.  The DVD includes instructions on how to download the eating guide to ensure you get the results you are working for.

Cardio Abs:  This is a non stop kickboxing inspired routine that will have you punching, twisting and sweating away the calories while working those abs.

Total Body Abs Transformer:  This is a total body strength and cardio interval workout that uses a set of heavy dumbbells.  I use 5 pounds but I just ordered a set of 8 pound dumbbells, so I can work up to those.  You also use a mat to build metabolically active lean muscle mass so you can burn fat all day long.

Concentrated Abs:  This is an abs focused routine that combines both standing and floor work to target your waistline from every possible angle.

Bonus Workout: Tummy Torching Tabata:  I am really a fan of Tabata interval training.  It is super effective and a fast way to torch fat and calories in a minimal amount of time.  This 4 minute, maximum intensity interval routine is a big finish after a workout or it can be done by itself on those days when you just don't have time for more. 

Jessica Smith started her own fitness journey 40 pounds ago.  Today, Jessica is a certified wellness coach and fitness expert, with over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry.  She has numerous certifications, including several from the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.