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Unread March 28th, 2005, 01:49 AM
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Hi everyone! I did this workout yesterday and really liked it. I normally wear my HRM but for some reason I didn't put it on and wish I had. I felt like I was in my aerobic zone a lot of the time, but just enough to feel pumped, not breathless. The ND and D sides were confusing, but to know that they always do the ND side first helps. I'll be looking forward to the next time I do this workout!
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Unread March 28th, 2005, 08:13 AM
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I'm looking forward to buying this workout! Thanks for the reviews so far!
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Unread March 30th, 2005, 12:10 AM
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I did this last night and really liked it! Lots of new stuff here and lots of segments from WF, CF and U&D with cardio segments. Very fun! Good shoulder and biceps work, great back, chest and triceps work. The ab segments were just right! A total keeper!!!
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Unread March 31st, 2005, 02:53 AM
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I finished this up last night and I really can feel it today. It was a great upper body workout. I also really like the bridge work with the block. However, there is no way on God's green earth that I can manage to lift one leg while lifting my glutes and holding the block between my knees...Sheez. I need more work in this area.

My HR was in the target zone for almost the entire workout. I burned just about 400 calories. But, I want everyone to know that I'm still about 30lbs overweight so that might have something to do with it.

Good workout! Kelli is really growing on me. This is the second workout I've done with her as the lead. She's very good.
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Unread March 31st, 2005, 04:12 AM
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I just finished Upper Body Burn and loved it as much as the others! I will go heavier for a few exercises next time. I always go lighter the first time thru any workout.


Zone Time: 29 of the 55 min
Calories: 292
HR: Between 110 - 149

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Unread March 31st, 2005, 10:21 AM
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I just did this one! It was great. I am loving Keli as an FP instructor! It was great to see some moves from CF and Up and Down, and to hear that musc as well! Here's the breakdown I just placed in the first post above. 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 April 1st, 2005, 04:53 AM
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I previewed this workout last night because it is on schedule for me today. I did notice an editing error during chapters 6 and 8. When she starts out with push-ups on floor with block under dominant hand and ND hand on floor, the next camera shot shows everyone has switched hands with block under opposite hand. The same thing happens in chapter 8 during the same exercise but this time on ND side. This may be the part where everyone is confused about the cueing, if you just listen to the cueing and follow that instead of trying to mirror everything will turn out even.
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Unread April 1st, 2005, 12:52 PM
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I just finished this workout for the first time. Loved it! Keli's cuing and form pointers are right on target, the music is amazing (again, no surprise), and the pace of the workout is just excellent--no wasted time, but enough time to change props and reposition. Yes, there are several sets of lat rows, but they're not done all at once or in the same way, nor are there large numbers of reps. The same is true for pushups--and I really, really like the different ways the pushups are done. Overall, I think it's a well-balanced upper-body workout.

I also enjoyed the short cardio segments and the ab work. And I'll definitely be doing this workout regularly, because the time flies (well of course it does, because I'm having fun! ).
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Unread April 1st, 2005, 03:08 PM
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I don't like working my upper body, so I wasn't in a rush to do this one. What a surprise -- an upper body workout that I enjoyed! Keli is a great instructor, and I love the pointers she gives throughout the workout. I recognized some of the moves and music from the original first three FitPrimes (Weights First, Up & Down and Core First). I particulary liked "dancing" with the stick -- what a creative way to raise the heart rate while having fun.


Here's my stats:

56 minute workout
114 average hr
28 minutes in zone
245 calories burned
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Unread April 2nd, 2005, 11:30 AM
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I did this one today and again, I really liked it. I'm thinking LBB may be the onlyworkout that isn't hard enough IMHO. So far, all the others I've tried are winners.
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