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10 Minute Solution: Rapid Results Fat Burner

2 Ratings: 4.0
Fitness & Yoga movie directed by Andrea Ambandos

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Director: Andrea Ambandos
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An athletic, high intensity workout

  • Mar 19, 2011
I got this DVD expecting and wanting 50 minutes of high cardio workouts that would give me a fantastic workout. While the cardio was definitely there throughout all of the segments of the DVD, I just felt that some of the exercises were too repetitive/boring and the instructor Catherine (Cat) Chiarelli was way too fake. It felt like to me Cat was just forcing a smile on her face and not really enjoying the workout. She also seemed incredibly cheesy in some of her comments, which I usually don't mind yet found strangely annoying here. She also doesn't explain the movements well. She will tell you this complicated title of a move (example: we're going to do a jump on a diagonal plane) when in actuality it's not as hard as she makes it to be. There is virtually no break-down of the moves by Cat, which I personally like, but other may find it hard to follow along. Finally, sometimes Cat's technique wasn't correct, and I just found it odd that they would release the DVD with her doing some moves improperly.

Still, I really enjoyed the 5 workouts included. Each of them, like in all the "10 Minute Solution" DVDs, was 10 minutes and focused on a different type of cardio. I thought that each segment had a fantastic warm-up and cool down, which is sometime lacking in the "10 Minute Solution" DVDs. Here is an explanation/breakdown of each:

Power Sports Drills - This was one of my favorite routines as Cat took moves from sports, such as soccer and basketball, and put them into cardio combos. You start with about a 2 minute warm up before moving on to a soccer dribble (basically a shuffle), a soccer kick, a lunge forward with a volley ball bump (a short swing of the arms), and a volleyball spike. You then do some basketball prepares and throws, some hockey blocks (lunges to the side), and some skiing (jumping exercises done side-to-side, forward-to-back, etc.) Finally, you get to do a cool down.

Extreme Intervals - This was another of my favorite segments on the DVD; the idea behind it was that you would do a high cardio move, then a lower cardio move, and you would continue to alternate them. After a warm up you start with a type of jump squat, which you do 16 of before doing 8 slow squats and repeating. Next, you high knees with jumps before doing some slower knee lifts and repeating. Third are some lunging forward jump split-squats (lunges forward) and slow lunges forward. The next move are fast then slow skaters. Next are some jump squats diagonally, first done quickly then slowly. More knee lifts with jumps come next along with some jump ropes. Finally you do a jump side-to-side (like you're jumping over something) with a V-step. You finish with a cool down.

Low Impact Fat Burner - This section was the least athletic of them all, because it has more of a dance feel with it. Cat constantly says that these are old-school moves that you should already know, but I'll leave it up to you on whether or not you know the moves. After a warm up, there are two routines; the first is made up of a step step triple step with a swivel, knee lifts with punches and slides, step tap and leg lift, and a squat kick and lunge. The second routine has these moves: grapevines, kicks, V-steps, taps with punches, hamstring curls, more kicks, and lunges. You take each routine from the top several times, so it can get a bit repetitive. You finish, once more, with a cool down.

Rapid Results Kickboxing - This segment is made up of several kickboxing combos, which are all fun and surprisingly original. You start, of course, with a warm up before starting the first combo which is composed of a knee strike then jabs and punches (two types of punches). The next combo is a shuffle to the side with jabs then uppercuts; and the next combo is made up of squat pulses with side kicks. Combo number four is made up of a step touch step jab 3 times, 4 jabs, 4 more punches to the corner, and knee strikes. You then add speed bags (rolling arms) to the end of that, and you're done (after a cool down, of course).

Cardio Max - The theory behind this workout is that you take regular cardio moves and bump them up a notch to make them even more effective. I also noticed that a lot of upper body is incorporated to add to the moves. A warm up is done first before you start routine number one. The moves included are: triple steps with jumps, step touches, V-steps (running and jumping them), knee lifts with jumps, and lunges with jumping jacks. Routine number two is a bit more innovative with moves such as the following: back leg lifts and knee lifts, jumping a box shape, some fast runs, side lunges and jump squats, and hamstring curls with jumps. After yet another cool down, you are done.

You can customize your workout by playing the workouts in any order that you wish. Overall, I really enjoyed the workouts, for the most part; although I do feel that there was a bit too many moves repeated such as knee lifts, squats, and kicks. I think there could have been a little bit more variety. Also, I'm not a big fan of Cat's personality, although I do realize that it's just my personal opinion; others may love her. I'd definitely recommend this to intermediate/advanced exercisers looking for a very high impact, all-cardio, athletic workout.

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