Workout Videos

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Cerridwen, Apr 27, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    Are they worth my time? I am fairly new to (formal) excercise:o and I picked up Carmen Electra's striptease series. I figured they would be a good place to start (I am doing those alternating with walking).

    Yes I have read the noob's thread too. I noticed that the body fat % calculator in the first post doesn't work anymore. Can somebody point me to one that is good?

    Thanks!

    edit: I would really appreciate real answers. These are the videos that I am talking about. http://www.aerobicstriptease.com/store/customer/index.php
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 27, 2006
  2. rebs

    rebs shares AIDS OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Messages:
    120,494
    Likes Received:
    192
    Location:
    CA
  3. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    :o Any answers besides that?
     
  4. Vailripper

    Vailripper Daywalkers have feelings too.

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Messages:
    6,170
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bellingham, WA
    where does one purchase these videos?

    back on topic:

    Those online calculators are essentially worthless, your best bet would be to have a trainer who knows what they are doing test your body fat using calipers.

    And lift weights too ;)
     
  5. gubment cheese

    gubment cheese New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2004
    Messages:
    10,113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South Bend
    i think you should upload the videos so we can properly assess the workout and make informed comments
     
  6. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2004
    Messages:
    10,625
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
  7. MaineSucks

    MaineSucks OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    39,645
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    954
    just so you know, the striptease video is online and you can watch it for free

    those step-class type videos and what not are a waste of time and money
     
  8. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2000
    Messages:
    64,990
    Likes Received:
    687
    Are you a chick?
     
  9. ralyks

    ralyks New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Messages:
    6,796
    Likes Received:
    1
    :rofl:
     
  10. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    :squint:

    So is this forum full of leghumpers or people with some knowledge of fitness?
     
  11. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    I have another question. How much of the information in this forum is gender specific? I see a lot of information for men, but nothing for women.
     
  12. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    Really? Then maybe the bullshit replies should stop and people could start giving me some real answers?

    I asked about the difference between male and female bodies because I am obviously quite the noob to fitness. I was always under the impression that they were somehow different and needed to be treated differently with excercise. I appreciate you explaining to me that they are not different.
     
  13. siniquezu

    siniquezu New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2003
    Messages:
    8,669
    Likes Received:
    0
    In defense of some of the guys here, we're just hoping you're not a guy doing this. ;) As far as the video workout goes, from what I've seen of it, there isn't enough intensity in the "workouts" to be considered cardio when you compare it to running. It's more of an activity than a workout very much like a dance video.
     
  14. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    :mamoru: No I'm not a guy.

    In all fairness though, some of the videos exhaust me :o As I said I'm pretty much a noob to fitness and excercise, so wouldn't this be an okay place to start? I can move up from these once I build a little bit of stamina?
     
  15. Knightmare X

    Knightmare X OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ?
    I think this would be a fine place to start. Eventually you should incorporate other forms of exercise and work on fine tuning your nutrition, but I'm sure this might be enjoyable for you and if you have a boyfriend he might not mind watching you workout sometime.
     
  16. Paintballny

    Paintballny New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    3,900
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NY
    If you are serious about this bypass all the hyped up bullshit and go straight to lifting weights (bench/deads/squats are your bread and butter...everything else is accessory work) and adding in some moderate cardio along with a well balenced diet. You will be better off in the long run.
     
  17. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    I have been starting to work on my nutrition (and my family's nutrition as a whole) by cooking healthier meals, making the portions smaller etc.
    I do walk also. I was just going to use this as a starting point. :)
    edit: Budget is tight so there won't be any gym memberships or anything like that.
     
  18. Paintballny

    Paintballny New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    3,900
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NY
    A membership to a decent gym is only like $35 a month. As an adult I'm sure you can spare that. Remember.. if you can't spare time/money to take care of the most important person in your life why bother doing anything at all. Thats one night out at a restaurant or at a bar. Or one pair or shoes or whatever the hell you spend your money on.
     
  19. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    As an adult who has a family and is in college full time (my husband supports us), I'm sure I CAN'T spare it. Should I just not do anything then? ;)
     
  20. jessb20hatch

    jessb20hatch Let's bang like Myosin & Actin

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2003
    Messages:
    697
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    first off congrats on wanting to change your and your families lifestyle to become more healthy. start out with whatever you feel comfortable with. if it means starting with a video in your home then that's fine. you'll want to progress more and will become more active.

    as far as a gym goes, does your school have a gym? it should be free to use or you can take a 1 credit health class like women weight lifting. and also if budget is tight check into the ymca...they usually have some good family rates and i know the one back home just got completely remodeled and has awesome cardio/weight equipment.

    keep up the good work and motivation!!
     
  21. gubment cheese

    gubment cheese New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2004
    Messages:
    10,113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South Bend
    doesn't your school have a gym?
     
  22. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    :o I don't know. I will look into that tomorrow when I am there.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page