Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Banish Fat Boost Metabolism DVD Review

The first time I did the Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism DVD ($10), I thought I was going to die. Made to heighten heart rates and torch calories, Jillian’s 45-minute workout begins with a warm up, which is then followed by seven 5-minute circuits and a cool down. Each of the circuits is comprised of a series of 30-second exercises, and the workout doesn’t require any equipment to do; just a small space on the floor to move around and a yoga mat. The circuits include plyometrics, kick boxing, and high impact aerobics. Unlike her other workouts, it requires no hand weights. But don’t be fooled: each circuit blasts a different part of the body. Your muscles will feel it, especially in the legs. It’s probably the toughest workout DVD I own. The DVD menu allows you to play the entire workout, or to select individual circuits. Unless you’re super fit, you’ll probably want to work your way up to completing all seven circuits in a row. 
 The Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism workout
  • Warm up: arm circles, toe touches, arm swings and jogging in place
  • Circuit one: squatting side kicks on the right side, squatting with alternating punches, squatting side kicks on the left side, a jab-cross-hook-elbow combination and alternating front kicks
  • Circuit two: burpies, plie hops (the former dancer in me loves these, they totally make your butt burn), a punch-hop combination, 180-degree jumps and single-leg hops
  • Circuit three: butt kicks, high knees, jumping jacks, oblique crunches on the right side and oblique crunches on the left side
  • Circuit four: mountain climbers, lower back and leg raises, pike crunches, oblique twists and a walking plank
  • Circuit five: swing kicks, uppercuts, back kicks, squatting with a jab-cross combo and knee crunches
  • Circuit six: jump squats, cross-country skiing, scissor kicks, skaters and standing mountain climbers
  • Circuit seven: twisting jumps, standing ab crunches, knee crunches on the right side, knee crunches on the left side and jump rope
  • Cool down: a five minute cool-down stretch
This wasn’t my first workout with Jillian. I’d been using her 30 Day Shred DVD for a while, so I thought I knew what to expect from this one. But boy oh boy, was I wrong! With Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism, Jillian takes workouts to the next level! 

If you like working out at home and want to burn some serious calories, give Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism a try!

1 comment:

  1. I am so buying this! I am doing her yoga meltdown and will probably alternate b/w the two! Thanks for the review


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