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Unread March 18th, 2005, 06:43 AM
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Please put your KickButt Steamin' Cardio reviews here.

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Unread March 18th, 2005, 04:17 PM
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I just finished KickButt Steamin' Cardio and I give it a big "thumbs up". First, here's my stats from the workout:
51 minute workout
121 average hr
32 minutes in zone
272 calories burned


The introduction screen gives a list of equipment needed. You only need a tall step and light dumbells. The list also shows a balance stick, yoga blocks, and stretch towel, yet neither Heidi or the crew used these.

Heidi is the lead in the video, and she is just lovely. The background exercisers are also wonderful (I didn't recognize anyone) -- they look very fit and pleasant.

Here's a brief summary of the sections:
warm up
cardio (salsas, kicks, lunges)
4-limb cardio (squats, legs sweeps, jumps)
tallstep leg presses
cardio (hamstring curls, hip shakes)
tallstep work (handstands, springs)
light weight work (lunges)
boot camp (no equipment -- lunges, pushups)
boxing drills
cardio drills
tallstep work (straddles, lunges) THIS REALLY SENT MY HEARTRATE HIGH
cardio (salsa, pivots)
standing stretch
ab work with light weights
core work (goddess, teaser, clams)
final stretch

While this workout is very, very similar to the original FitPrime SC, I definitely like this one better. The glitches are gone and the production quality is just so much better. I just adore Heidi. I like her comment that maybe the workout should be called "Steamin Thighs". I also noticed her cracking up in one segment of the workout -- her expression was making ME laugh. The only section that really made me go anaerobic was the tallstep straddle/lunge segment. I was actually tickled to see that Heidi was visibly sweating after this segment. I like to feel that the instructor is "suffering" right along with me.

I forgot to mention that there is also a hopscotch move in one of the boxing sections that is a lot of fun.

I really can't think of anything to complain about. This one is a winner.

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Unread March 19th, 2005, 02:58 AM
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I agree w/Jeanie! I did this one immediately upon receipt, and had a good time. It truly has the "old Firm magic," which was totally expected and enjoyed. It's a fun workout, and Heidi is her usual professional self. The production quality is amazing--picture and sound are great! Yay! Two biceps up!
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Unread March 19th, 2005, 06:01 AM
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I really enjoyed Steamin Cardio. It was a fun, great workout and I had a very good time. I have been in a workout slump for weeks, and this was the perfect thing to get me moving again! The set, music and quality of the production itself were just wonderful. I can't wait to try Push/Pull, and also to receive the 6 Fitprimes and try those. I have always enjoyed Heidi and she did a great job in this one. I am so pleased to have these workouts!


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Unread March 19th, 2005, 01:11 PM
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Default Re: KickButt Steamin' Cardio Reviews

Jeannie, out of curiousity, do you have your stats for the original Steamin' Cardio? It would be interested to compare. . .
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Unread March 19th, 2005, 01:37 PM
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Default Re: KickButt Steamin' Cardio Reviews

No Lisa, but I was thinking the same thing. I posted my stats from the original on the FitPrime site, but then the training diary thread was removed. My perception is that the new Kickbutt SC is a little more aerobic in nature.
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Unread March 19th, 2005, 01:45 PM
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Default Re: KickButt Steamin' Cardio Reviews

The hopscotch/plyo segment is new and makes the workout a bit more intense IMHO.
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Unread March 19th, 2005, 05:28 PM
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Question Re: KickButt Steamin' Cardio Reviews

How does Heidi compare to Kelsie? I loved Kelsie in the original! The preview clip I just watched (again) looks beautiful,and I ordered the retail DVD from overstock a few hours ago!
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Unread March 20th, 2005, 05:45 AM
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Default Re: KickButt Steamin' Cardio Reviews

Here's my review:

I did Steamin' Cardio this morning, and I LOVED it! Here are my stats from this workout:

Warm-up & Cardio only:
40 minutes total time
32 minutes in my THRZ
134 average heartrate
265 calories burned
40% fat

poundage used:
Billy balls for cardio
5 lb. dumbbells for 4-limb aerobics
12 inch tall box for climbs
14 inch tall box for hover squats/handstands

contributing factors:
today was the first day of my TOM

Core Work and Stretch:
13 minutes
zero percent in my THRZ
100 average heartrate
25 calories burned
55% fat


I love Kelsie in Steamin' Cardio and I was really hoping that she could do the remake, but sigh, she had to go and have a baby instead.

But, Heidi did a fantastic job in this workout! She definitely knows how to move her hips. Steamin' Cardio has always been my favorite FitPrime workout, and now it's better. There are no flaws in this workout, and it flows so beautifully. The music is crystal clear in these workouts, and it just adds to the experience. Heidi also adds some intensity in one of the cardio segments. I can't remember exactly which one, but it's hopscotch moves, and plyometrics.

I felt that this workout was tougher than the original Steamin' Cardio.
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Unread March 21st, 2005, 03:14 PM
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Default Re: KickButt Steamin' Cardio Reviews

Thank you for the thorough reviews. I do have a question about the amount of high impact and plyo moves in this DVD. Can someone please tell me how much of the workout is high impact and if it can be easily modified to low impact moves?

Again, thanks so much for the great reviews!

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