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Unread March 18th, 2005, 06:27 AM
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Please post your reviews of FitPrime Upper Body Burn here.

Instructor:

Keli Roberts

Crosstrains with:

FitPrime Lower Body Burn with Melissa Grill

Breakdown/Chapter points:

~ Cardio - Push Circle
... Shoulder rolls
... Arm circles
... Shoulder squeezes
... Side lunges with shoulder rolls, later balance is added and a different arm movement with rotation
... Heel digs with hops, pressing down with arms

~ Weights - Nondominant Row & Push
... Lat Row (standing with hand on tall step)
... Push-ups (with dominant hand on block, nondominant hand on step) with adductions
... Tricep push-ups on the tall step

~ Cardio - 4-Limb Delts
... Side-front-side with lateral raises (bent-arm)
... Triple pump squat with kicks and hammer curls
... Lunges with biceps/triceps

~ Weights - Nondominant Row and Sweep
... Single-arm lat row (with one foot on tall step, hand on shoe)
... Single-arm delt raises to side and front, alternating
... Push-ups Dominant hand on step, nondominant hand on yoga block (with pushes off block and step, alternating)

~ Cardio - Pump and Punch ("Fast" Cardio)
... Pump squat with punches
... Box steps (with hops)
... Hamstring curls (with turns)
... Sashes'

~ Weights - Nondominant Chest and Triceps
... Double-arm Lat Row (in lunge position)
... Bicep curls
... Push-ups (block under dominant hand, nd hand on floor) with rotation
... Tricep push-ups (lying on side, hand on yoga block)

~ Weights - Guns and Delts (light dumbbells)
... hammer curl into modified shoulder press (seated on step)
... lateral raises (seated on step)
... hammer curls into modified shoulder press (seated, bigger range of motion in the press this set)

~ Weights - Dominant Chest and Triceps
... Double-arm Lat Row (in lunge position)
... Bicep curls
... Push-ups (block under nondominant hand, dominant hand on floor) with rotation
... Tricep push-ups (lying on side, hand on yoga block)

~ Cardio - Walkin' Stick
... Heel digs with upright rows
... Knee-ups with overhead presses
... Cross-over knees with shoulder presses
... Step-together-step with heel dig and push-pull arm movement
... Walk the stick - moving left and right with hops
... Circle the stick

~ Weights - Dominant Row and Push
... Single-arm lat row (hand on box)
... Push-ups (Dominant hand on step, ND hand on block) with adductions

~ Weights - Triceps and Delts (light dumbbells)
... Single-arm french press (seated on box)
... Straight-arm kickbacks (leaning over the box, palms move up to the ceiling)
... Repeat french press on dominant side
... Rear delt raises (leaning over box)
... Stretch the triceps

~ Weights - Dominant Row and Sweep
... Single-arm lat row (with one foot on tall step, hand on shoe)
... Single-arm delt raises to side and front, alternating
... Push-ups Nondominant hand on step, dominant hand on yoga block (with pushes off block and step, alternating)

~ Yoga - Towel Rotation (seated on step)

~ Yoga - Balance
... Sun salutations, plank, downward-facing dog, lunges (all with hands placed on tall box)

~ Pilates - Ball Core
... Double leg stretch
... Rolling like a ball
... Bridges (block in between knees, feet on step); modified to one leg raised straight up
... Crunches
... Oblique Twists

~ Weights - Pec Flys (medium to heavy dumbbells)
... Pec flys (s-l-o-w reps); then, front hand/arm only, then back hand/arm only
... Ribcage pull-overs (s-l-o-w and faster reps alternating)
... More pec flys

~ Pilates - Bridge
... Bridges (block in between knees, feet on step); modified to one leg raised straight up
... Crunches
... Oblique Twists
... Lower ab raises

~ Yoga - Pretzel
... Final stretches

Time Breakdown:


Pilates: 7 minutes
Cardio: 13 minutes
Yoga: 10 minutes
Weights: 25 minutes

Total: 55 minutes

Equipment Needed:

~ 14 inch step
~ Heavy & light dumbbells (assorted sizes)
~ Yoga blocks (1 is used)
~ Towel
~ Balance Stick

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Unread March 21st, 2005, 01:31 PM
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I'm not good at writing reviews, but I really had fun with this workout. The first one I cracked open when I got all 12 today. I have never worked out with Kelli before and she is great! The workout went quickly and I did not preview before doing it the first time. I had no problem with Kelli's queing. The color, music, sequenceing, etc all excellent. I particular enjoyed the stretching. Very refreshening.

Either I'm out of shape or my heartrate monitor is not working properly.

Here goes:

Extended Time: 55 minutes
InZone: 45 minutes
AHR: 133
KCAL: 384/45%

2 Thumbs up BBH.

Enjoy

Anita
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Unread March 21st, 2005, 05:32 PM
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The cardio bursts in this workout are really fun. The moves are innovative, the music is great, and Kelli is fun to workout with. This workout is what other Upper Body workouts aspire to be.
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Unread March 21st, 2005, 06:20 PM
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This is the third of the new WHFN's I have tried, behind PUMP and LEAN. Like those two, it has the same beautiful production quality, vivid colors and fantastic music. (The music in UBB is a little bit edgier/rockier, but there is a classic FIRM tune in here everyone will recognize!)

I liked this one, but it definitely has a greater learning curve factor for me than PUMP or LEAN, mostly because it is crucial you follow along exactly as Kelli says in using your dominant or nondominant side. The exercises don't follow in order: you don't work your left lat and then go immediately into your right lat. Instead, you do a bunch of other exercises and maybe some cardio and THEN go back to that other side. So if you didn't use the side she told you to and happen to forget what side you worked five minutes ago (like I did throughout!), you're going to have problems! For some reason unlike in the old Firms, I can't seem to follow Kelli by trying to "mirror" her image. I inevitably end up on the wrong side somehow. Not quite sure what I am doing wrong here!

There are a lot of lat rows and pushups tweaked in different ways, but only two sets of biceps. I sort of expected more bicep work from an upper body tape, but the moves are done slower (2 counts up, 4 counts down, etc) so if you heavy up this might be sufficient.

The workout includes some decent ab work at the end and, like PUMP and LEAN, plenty of nice stretches.

I would rate this one as strictly intermediate
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Unread March 21st, 2005, 06:24 PM
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Did you feel like you were in your aerobic zone during most of it? LOL about trying to remember which side - you should see what us "lefties" go through.
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Unread March 22nd, 2005, 04:24 AM
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Did you feel like you were in your aerobic zone during most of it? LOL about trying to remember which side - you should see what us "lefties" go through.

My heart rate quickly got up to around 140 and stayed there until the ending stretch. This was an awesome workout! I have never tried FitPrime before, but I am so impressed! The vivid colors were beautiful, the music was awesome, the exercises were actually ones my physical therapist wants me doing on a regular basis. I am so glad I bought the 12 pack. I plan on doing a FP/KB rotation where I cross train each set (this week will be FitPrime, next week will be KickButt) for a week, then repeat. I think I will be happy with my results.

By the way- I think the best part is that I didn't wake up with any aches or pains this morning! Good job, BBH!

Sarah

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Unread March 22nd, 2005, 05:22 AM
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Sounds great! I am going to do this one today.
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Unread March 22nd, 2005, 11:56 AM
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I really liked this one. For those of you who had the originals, It has some slightly redone tunes from Core First, including the abs and bridge, the tune with the triceps pushups on your side, and my FAVORITE sun salutations. It also has shoulder work from Up & Down. There are several sets of pushups with familiar variations, which I believe are all from the original 3 FPs. I really enjoyed seeing these segments again.

My upper body definitely feels worked out, especially the shoulders. I don't know how meaningful the heart monitor info is, as it depends on so many factors and will vary for everyone, but my average was 112, and 24 minutes in my zone. Kelli is a very enjoyable instructor, and I look forward to the other workouts she leads. There are some very fun cardio segments as well, that really got my HR up.

I think there is one section, where you do pushups with a hand on the block and then rotate that hand up, where if you mirrored the instructor you would actually be doing the opposite of what she says, (i.e. she says dominant, but to mirror you would be doing non-dominant). That is where I ended up opposite of her.

Again, I love all the core work, pilates, yoga and stretch segments.
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Unread March 25th, 2005, 08:14 PM
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Default Re: FitPrime Upper Body Burn Reviews

The way I worked the confusion about which side to do was I did all non-dominant first and then when Kelly said, now we'll work the dominant side I switched. It worked out well for me...I'm sure I did both sides evenly that way.
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Unread March 26th, 2005, 03:00 AM
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I also think the non-dominant/dominant thing would be confusing so thanks to you all letting me know that may be an issue.......I put my HRM on my left wrist and this told me it was my non-dominant side......lol So, when Keli cued the move and I heard non-dominant, I only had to look down and not have to remember!

I thought of Cathe, because if you have ever noticed she wears a black type bracelet on her left and she said it is so she cues correctly for us by saying that is her right........interesting concept but it works!



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