The Biggest Loser Workout: Cardio Max

August 2, 2010 by  
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The Biggest Loser Workout: Cardio Max


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  1. D. Couse says:

    Let me preface this by saying I have lost and maintained a nearly 40lb weight loss through eating and working out. I’ve completed a half marathon, run 20 miles weekly and have done numerous workout DVD’s…including the original Biggest Loser DVD and even Jillian’s separate workout DVD’s. I don’t say this to toot my own horn, but to give you a gauge as to how someone who’s in good shape views this DVD.

    At least I thought I was in good shape until I popped this DVD in. This is a crazy hard workout that will workout every fiber in your body.

    Bob starts with Level 1 and gives you 20 minutes of heart pounding, lunge screaming and weight lifting cardio…at Level 1??

    Jillian is next and she doesn’t fail at delivering a 10 minute, high intensity level 2 cardio workout. Like I stated earlier, I’ve got her whole collection of workout DVD’s and this 10 minutes with her, is just as bad (good) as a few of the 20 minute DVD’s I’ve got with her.

    Bringing up the rear is Kim…and this one is a let down. For a level 3 cardio workout, she barely breaks even with Bob’s Level 1. Now, if you do all 3 in a row like I do, then it does get a little tiring at the end with her, but if you just pop in her section for 10 minutes, I don’t think you’d be pushing yourself very hard. In my own opinion, the workout difficulty would have gone Kim, Jillian and then Bob…do those jumping lunges and tell me that’s not Level 3 cardio!

    All in all, this is a great workout DVD to add to your collection. The ability to customize your workouts is great and the some of the moves are new and I’ve never done them before.

    Start 2008 off right and lay down the cash for this. You won’t be disappointed in the workout it gives you.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. So I am hugely overweight, and just had a baby. I thought that I would give this video a try, and I LOVE it. I am still on the level 1 work out, but am getting better every day. I can now do the whole 30 minute level 1 work out. Next week I am going to be adding level 2. In only 2 1/2 weeks I have lost 14 inches and 12 lbs. Now I still have 80 to go, but it is a good start. Bob does the level 1, and he keeps me motivated thru the whole work out. Right when I think I am about to die, he starts counting down, and tells me I can do it, and I believe him. Rather than sitting on my couch hoping the Biggest Loser comes and casts me, I decided that the more logical option would be to bring the biggest loser trainers to me. I would recommend this to everyone, from those who only have 10 lbs to lose to people like me who have 50+.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. As you can tell by the cover, this workout is led by the three Biggest Loser trainers, Bob, Jillian and Kim. They are all outgoing and motivating and in this 50 minute workout, you will definately burn calories.

    You can play any segment in any order which I like to avoid boredom, or you can choose some of the challenging premixes. Bob leads a bootcamp segment where you can do the moves with or without weights to make it tougher if you want. Jillian doesn’t mess around with her high intensity drills. They are tough, but stick to it for a while and it will get easier. Then at the end, Kim does kickboxing (which really gets your heart rate up). Some of seasons 3 and 4 are here too and they look great.

    I like this workout because it’s tough and yet fun and I’ve only done it once so far, but I’m still feeling it and can’t wait to try it again because I know it will get easier and it’s a definate calorie and fat burner.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. Trish says:

    I liked the first Biggest Loser Workout DVD. This one has a few improvements. First the customizable option is truly customizable. If you want to do the the first 20 minute workout (lower intensity) 3 times in a row you can. You are able to truly choose your workout level and time.

    The first 20 minute aerobic section includes some strenth training (with light weights) which I like. I don’t like doing Push-ups in the middle of aerobics. I think lowering to the ground while your heart rate is up, is detrimental. This is easily fixed, but just doing the other moves while the TV group is on the ground.

    The second and third sections are higher impact and intensity 10 minute sessions. Again you can do these once, twice, or three times if you want.

    I will keep this in my library
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. As someone with weight issues, I have bought several DVDs over the years with moderate difficulty. So, when I saw this DVD was coming out, I was excited to get a workout that would be challenging, yet in line with the needs and abilities of someone overweight.

    All I can say is: OW. The “Level 1” work out and even the warm up are very hard core. In fact, all I could think about was the thought of whether or not some of my friends in average shape could even do these work outs without falling over. Like someone noted earlier, there is pretty much NO warm up…it is basically an intense mini work out.

    My main reason for writing this review is to warn people about the push up exercise that Bob has you do in the Level 1. Seriously?! I found that to be more for someone in the higher-end moderate to advanced level of fitness. After doing that workout, I pulled something in my chest and it hurt for a good 2 days.

    The style is nice and not too cheesy, and I did like the Yoga cool down. However, for a show that caters towards helping obese people become fit, I was disappointed in what I saw as unrealistic expectations for a beginner.
    Rating: 2 / 5