Monday, December 16, 2013

Michelle Dozois' Peak 10 Cardio Strength Remix Review

Michelle Dozois has done it again with Peak 10 Cardio Strength Remix this well-sequenced series of progressively more intense aero/tone intervals.  This workout has a creative mix of levels, techniques and exercises designed to challenge your body in unique and diverse ways.  There are a total of five blocks and each one is carefully structured to maximize results.  You’ll start with “basecamp:” multi-muscle toning routines performed with light and heavier dumbbells.  That is followed by “ascent:” fast-paced body-sculpting that often incorporates an aerobic element.  Then it’s “climb:” high-intensity cardio exercises that include dance, kickbox and athletic moves.  Finally, it’s the super-intense “peak:” 30 seconds of plyometric bursts like tuck-jumps and jump-squats.  Then, you’ll repeat the entire cycle again before moving to the next series.  Requires two sets of dumbbells.  I was able to use 5 lbs but it was quite a challenge.

With this workout you can get your heart rate up, strengthen your muscles and burn a lot of calories.  I love the variety of the moves.  The music rocks too!  I haven't ever tried one of Michelle's workouts that I didn't enjoy.  She does a terrific job with the cues as always.  She knows how to make the workout fun and it's always a challenge for me too.

Collage Video sent me this fun DVD to review. 

Here's a little bit of information about Collage Video for those of you who have never heard of it. 

Back in 1987, they realized that back-of-the-package video descriptions — and friends’ suggestions — just didn’t get us videos that were right for OUR situation.
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