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Unread March 27th, 2005, 09:23 AM
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I *did* watch them side-by-side and did not see any upper body taken out. The beginning stretch was moved to later in the workout. Please let us know what you are referring to!
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Unread March 27th, 2005, 09:52 AM
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I *did* watch them side-by-side and did not see any upper body taken out. The beginning stretch was moved to later in the workout. Please let us know what you are referring to!
Thanks, Lisa. I previewed them back to back earlier this week, and I just finished doing a quick preview of each chapter. Like you, the only thing that I see different is the stretch segment.

I would also like to know exactly which upper body exercises are left out. Thanks in advance.
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Unread March 27th, 2005, 12:03 PM
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Oops - that was supposed to be crunch time - so sorry!
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Unread March 27th, 2005, 07:26 PM
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I am not sure if I liked this workout or not. I felt as if something was missing. At one point during the workout, I felt as if the workout went into slow motion almost coming to a complete stop.

I did find Keli very appealing and motivating. I particularly like the segment where she has us do upper body while balancing on one leg. There are several moves I found challenging - such as doing the round house kicks and trying to control the leg as you placed it on the tall step. I look forward to conquering this move.

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Unread March 28th, 2005, 04:13 AM
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I loved this workout. I loved the original too..but the glitches drove me crazy! Yes, I miss Tracie...but Keli Roberts was wonderful.... I cant wait to try them all!
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Unread March 28th, 2005, 10:49 AM
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Ditto to what's already been said about the production quality and workout flow.
I found it very intense, and feel like my whole body has been worked thoroughly.... though the ab segment seemed a bit too brief.
I've always thought Keli Roberts an excellent instructor, and am glad she was on board for this project. Her cuing, form and pointers are virtually flawless.

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Unread March 28th, 2005, 03:19 PM
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I did this workout for the first time this afternoon. The short report is that I loved it!

Although there weren't large numbers of reps for the upper body exercises, it was very easy to maximize their effectiveness by using heavy weights. This is a time-honored workout technique, and I think it works really well with both the FitPrimes and the KickButts. More isn't always better, at least IMHO. And while it's true that the traditional ab section was short, there was a good bit of ab/core work throughout, so I didn't feel shortchanged.

Keli Roberts exceeded my expectations--I knew she'd be a good fit with these workouts, but the fit is even better than I had imagined. Her cuing was excellent throughout, as were her form pointers.

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Unread March 28th, 2005, 03:44 PM
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Well, this was my very first Fitprime/Kickbutt workout. I'm new and I finished Strong Bear. It wasn't pretty but I finished!! I managed to burn 400 calories on this one and I stayed mostly in my target hr. I am unfamiliar with how the moves are sequenced so I was a little wobbly in parts but I know its doable with practice.

I thought Kelli did a nice job. I think this workout will grow on me as I become more familiar with the moves.
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Unread March 30th, 2005, 02:47 AM
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Everyone did such wonderful reviews of the new Kickbutt "Strong Bear", but I just wanted to add my praises! I was NOT a big fan of the original Strong Bear, so I was hesitant to do this one. Wow, what a difference the beautiful production quality and removal of glitches made! Kelli is a wonderful instructor and I loved her helpful tips of body positioning throughout the workout.

Here's my stats:

55 minute workout
119 average hr
37 minutes in zone
285 calories burned

This was definitely one tough workout!
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Unread March 31st, 2005, 12:12 AM
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I am a HUGE fan of the original and while I was bummed the first time I did it (no Tracie!!) I gave it another go this morning and what can I say - I was wrong - I LOVE it!!!
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