…and this is exactly why Bob is one of the best among trainers on DVD. He gets right to the point with no bullshit or filler included. If I could sum up Bob’s philosophy, it would go something like this:
“If you want it, then get your ass on the floor right now, do the work, and change your body forever.”
Do not lollygag. No pussyfooting (meow). And refrain from wishy-washy. Bob’s Totally Ripped Core DVD will get you what you came for. You ready to get in on this?
Totally Ripped Core Features Two Workouts.
Fitness Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Equipment needed: Exercise mat or carpeting; 5 to 8 pound dumbbells.
Workout #1 ~ Totally Ripped Core: You will squat, bend, twist, deadlift, plank, balance & stabilize, side-burpee and more. You’ll be on the floor, off the floor, on one leg, and on your side. Whew! All planes of motion will be challenged with 50 minutes of fat shredding work that also strengthens and defines your core. And hell yes, you will sweat, and your heartrate will stay elevated for pretty much the entire workout. There are a few jumping/squatting segments, but it’s pretty minimal, so you guys with knee problems don’t need to avoid this DVD. The jumping/squatting moves can be modified.
Workout #2 ~ Ripped Core Quick Bonus: Don’t tell me you don’t have 10-minutes to work your core and get ‘ta accomplishing lean. Workout #2 is the quick ‘n dirty version of the full workout above.
Any Cons to this DVD? Yes. There should be better instruction for those who don’t know how to perform a deadlift (keep your knees slightly bent, stick that booty out, and don’t round your back), and I’m all for a longer warm-up session, so you may want to start your warm-up before you pop in the DVD. That’s it for the cons.
Watch the 60-second Ripped Core trailer:
And here’s an important point: While doing the workout, it challenged my ENTIRE body. That’s how I got sweaty. It was seriously a full body effort. But in the 2 days that followed the workout, I felt the effects most in my abs, and secondarily in my back muscles. It was pretty awesome to experience a workout designed in a way to elevate your heartrate with full body work, yet still be so uniquely designed to target the core. Bob Harper is a genius. This one is a keeper for my fitness library.
You can’t go with with Bob Harper. Oh my gawd, you just can’t. In addition to Totally Ripped Core, try Bob’s Pure Burn Super Strength DVD. But don’t even go there and waste your time looking into these DVD’s if you’re not (yet) serious about your fitness. ‘Nuff said.