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Herbalife24 FIT DVD Review Phase 2 Strength weeks 9 to 11

July 17th, 2012

Phase 2-Strength-Disc 1 Spine and Pelvis Strength-my review day 1

I watched the introduction video presented by Bob Forster, Physical Therapist, Performance Specialist and Developer of Herbalife24 FIT.  Bob said in Phase 2 strength we were going to concentrate on the load bearing muscles in the back of our bodies starting with resistance training with rubber tubing and then we would slowly add in more weights. We would be incorporating exercises to increase balance and complex diagonal moves to challenge the body further.  So this phase is all about building our physiques whilst speeding up our metabolisms.  As we get stonger with Phase 2, we will improve our muscle mass and our metabolisms will become more efficient and burn calories ALL day.  Sounds good to me !

Next onto the training part of the disc – Tom Holland the elite endurance athlete and physiologist took us through the stretching exercises explaining that we were going to add more resistance to make the exercises more challenging. Really good stretches !

For the actual exercises you can use ankle weights and dumbbells I didn’t use ankle weights but carried on using dumbbells. But you can do these exercise with no weights if you wish.

We started with the dead bug, which was working the core on the diagonal, then partial sit-ups with rotation, which had us sitting up and moving from side to side and then back to the middle. This exercise was good for the abdominals.

Next came the exercise that I really liked and is good for coordination as well as strength.  On all fours we worked opposite arms and legs. Arms with dumbbells and legs doing a hamstring curl, so working on the shoulder girdle and the hamstrings. I found this quite hard work but enjoyable.

We did what Tom called a bridge with single knee extension, found this easy, then the last exercises were using resistant bands – working our hips in 4 different ways, inside, outside, front to back. When using the resistant bands make sure you attach to something stable.

Good exercise routine, enjoyed doing something different, but that’s what it’s all about, changing the routine every 8 weeks, building on stability, strength and then power.

Nutrition – I am using Formula 1 Sport which is an easily digestible and a nutritious pre -workout meal and Hydrate the low calorie electrolyte drink I’m taking during the workout. I will be taking recovery drinks like Rebuild Endurance or Rebuild Strength depending on whether I am doing a strength or a metabolic workout. 

Are you tracking your progress with the Herbalife24 FIT dvd ? A body composition test is the best way to do this as it works out your body fat percentage, visceral fat,muscle mass and hydration levels, wheras an ordinary scales will just give your weight. 

Tanita Body Composition Monitor 

Personalised programs are available if you want to know how much protein you need to take daily and your active /metabolic rates. Email jan@24fitdvdreview.co.uk

More about Herbalife 24 Sports Nutrition

The Herbalife24 FIT DVD is only currently available in the USA to buy. To view prices you need to register on the www.24-hourathlete.co.uk website, by clicking on the “Members Tab”

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Tom Holland’s Fitness Tips on Strength Training

July 8th, 2012

Fitness Guru Tom Holland, Co-host on Herbalife 24FIT dvds  gives tips on strength training and techniques.  He highlights the most common mistakes people make when working out in the gym.

Choosing the right weight is very important ….. Tom says “Women use weights too light and men use weights too heavy. Men want to become Arnold and women are petrified of becoming Arnold.” as in Arnold Schwarzenegger !!

I enjoyed this short video, hope you do too. Tom demonstrated how to use dumbbells correctly, choosing the right weight for your workout, not to swing arms widely and to engage your muscles.

Will post more of Tom’s tips over the coming weeks and of course will report back on my progress using the Herbalife24FIT dvds.

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Herbalife24FIT DVD Review Phase 1 Stability Weeks 5 to 7

June 8th, 2012


Phase 1 – Stability weeks 5 -7 using discs 1,2,3 & 4

Throughout weeks 5 – 7 the exercise routines are repeated, but in a good way and I can feel improvements in my posture, my coordination and stability.  I also feel more toned and my clothes seem not as tight.

When I started out I was a bit wobbly in some of the workout positions but now my lower body feels a lot more stable. The lunges and squats have always been ok for me because I’m used to doing these in the gym. 

I know my weakest parts of my body are my shoulders and arms as I’ve never really exercised these (being a marathon runner) but I do feel a bit stronger doing push-ups and planks. 

The low intensity metabolic workout (for fat burning) is very easy to remember and is intended for everyone, of all abilities. Sam says this is a great workout to do with your family, get the kids involved, or husband or  wife.  I totally agree as it’s a fun workout !

End of the each week is two days of rest or a recreational activity, you choose.

Nutrition –  I am using Formula 1 Sport which is an easily digestible and a nutritious pre -workout meal and Hydrate the low calorie electrolyte drink I’m taking during  the workout.  I will be using recovery drinks like Rebuild Endurance or Rebuild Strength later on in the program, when I’m sure things will get tougher.

More about Herbalife 24 Sports Nutrition

The Herbalife24 FIT DVD is only currently available in the USA to buy. To view prices you need to register on the www.24-hourathlete.co.uk website, by clicking on the “Members Tab”

Onto week 8 which uses the same discs again, will publish next review when I’m into week 9 which is Phase 2 Strength.

 

 

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Herbalife24FIT DVD Review Phase 1 Stability Week 4

May 29th, 2012

Phase 1 – Stability –  My review – week 4 

Looking at the workout schedule this is an easy week as there are three rest days as well as one recreational activity day. 

I began the week with a rest day on day 1  

Day 2 was back to Metabolic  1 disc 4 which was a great way to start the week and to get energised. 

Day 3 focussed again on the stability workout using either disc 1, 2 or 3.  You get to pick the disc that suits your needs, so I decided to do spine and pelvis stabilization, you’ll need to scroll down the post to see my original review.

Day 4 Rest day

Day 5 same as day 3.  This time I picked shoulder stabilization, disc 2

Day 6 Rest day but as I wanted to complete the workout, I very naughtily did the total body integration, disc 3.  Not really supposed to alter the routine !

Day 7 recreational day – do something sporty like bike riding, running, hill walking or swimming.  I went bike riding.

The Stability phase is all about fixing your bodies imbalances, working the small muscle groups, the effects are not visible but you will feel a lot better.

By week 4 I feel as though I’ve had some great workouts but not overly tired, but I’m sure the routine will get harder as I get into Phase 2 Strength and Phase 3 Power.

I’m using Herbalife 24 Hydrate before, after and during the Herbalife24FIT workout.

More information about the Herbalife 24 Sports Nutrition Range

Here is the promotional Herbalife24FIT video

The Herbalife24 FIT DVD is only currently available in the USA to buy. To view prices you need to register on the www.24-hourathlete.co.uk website, by clicking on the “Members Tab”

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Feedback Herbalife24FIT DVD

May 25th, 2012

What feedback can you give us on the DVD? Are you a beginner/intermediate/advanced user of DVD workout programs? 

How far through the program have you made it?  Always interested to know what results you have got? What result were you aiming for? Weight loss, toning, fitness? Tracking results? Body composition analysis?

Phase 1 of the program focuses on stability.

Phase 2 is where you are going to see the greatest results.

Stability helps you improve your posture and joint health. By the time you have completed Phase 1, your body will be properly prepared for the more challenging workouts to come in Phases 2 and 3. In Phase 2 which is for strength the results will be more muscle, better tone and more efficient metabolism.

The power workouts of Phase 3 are going to turn up the intensity and they will result in a faster, more efficient body. This is the final phase and it will give you the ultimate results.

Send your feedback to jan@24-hourathlete.co.uk

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Herbalife24 FIT vs P90X Insanity

May 19th, 2012

Here is a very recent review I’ve received, as it says don’t compare Herbalife24 FIT to P90X Insanity !

Sheila from Vermont, USA says” I am almost done with Week 7 and can see a difference already in the shape of my arms, back and tush! However, do not compare this to Insanity, P90X or the like. The concept is very different. Bob Forster is a physical therapist to the professional athlete world, including Kobe and Olympic medalists so it is SLOW, safe and scientifically sound for injury prevention. You may think it’s almost too easy at first but it’s based on his theory of “deconstructing the athlete”- training smaller muscle groups that heavy hitting wgt trainers ignore. Great program for every fitness level!”

More about Robert Forster

The Herbalife24 FIT DVD is only currently available in the USA to buy. To view prices you need to register on the www.24-hourathlete.co.uk website, by clicking on the “Members Tab”

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Herbalife24FIT DVD Review Phase 1 Day 5 Total Body Intergration

April 30th, 2012

 

Phase 1 – Stability – Disc 3 which is total body integration – My review – day 5

The routine started and finished with stretches.  A few minutes into the routine you’ll need lightweight dumbbells so be prepared.

First moves were squats, then single limb balances, i.e. balances on one leg – here I had megga wobbles ! Best way to get out of wobblying is to focus on one point of the floor.

Next came the squats with weights which I found easy and managed to get positioning right, side step squats where you moved about the floor.  All of these exercises great for strengthening the core muscles, quads and glutes. Then we did an isometric hold (contracting core muscles) and went into lunges.

Final exercises were planks – first the straightforward plank position, working abs and core muscles.  Check out the back muscles of the girl in pink shorts, her back looks amazing !  Then the more difficult side plank position which I’m definitely going to have to work on.

Next 2 days are rest days or recreational activity days – whichever you choose, I’m going walking or swimming.

Weeks 1-3 of Phase 1 Stability is just repeating what we’ve done this week – so my next review will be on week 4.

 

The Herbalife24 FIT DVD is only currently available in the USA to buy. To view prices you need to register on the www.24-hourathlete.co.uk website, by clicking on the “Members Tab”

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Herbalife24FIT DVD Review Phase 1 Stability on Day 4 Metabolic Workout

April 29th, 2012

Phase 1 – Stability – Disc 4 which is a metabolic workout – My review – day 4

Now getting into the swing of this routine and concentrating on posture, if you’re used to energetic routines could be tricky keeping it low impact. Worked up a bit of a sweat, great knowing it’s fat burning as this is what week 1 Phase 1 is all about – flexibility, strength and making us better fat burners !

Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, CSSD. , consultant for Herbalife speaks about metabolism

Tommorow I will be moving onto dvd – Phase 1 Stability disc 3 – body intergration – sounds good.

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Herbalife24FIT DVD Review Phase 1 Stability dvd – disc 2 – shoulder stabilization

April 28th, 2012

 

Phase 1 – Stability – Disc 2 which is for shoulder stabilization – My review – day 3

The Herbalife24FIT workout started off with a quick warm up of stretches closely followed by exercise.  The idea of shoulder stabilization comes from the fact that it is one of the weakest points in the body, is very mobile and everybody should be doing these exercises to strengthen their shoulder joints.  Shoulder stabilization exercises should be done with the neck relaxed, controlled movements and the slower the better.  These exercises will strengthen the shoulder joints and give us balanced healthy bodies. 

We did exercises for triceps, biceps, lower body, core, something called internal and external rotation which was performed on the mat, with light weighted dumbbells, the plank and lastly push-ups.Hope I’ve not missed anything out !  This workout I had to study closely to get the hang of how to use the dumbbells and to make sure my body was in the correct position.  Good thing about the Herbalife24FIT workout (for me) is that exercises are repeated over the coming weeks, so I will have chance to improve.  Practice makes perfect !

Roll on tommorow when I repeat Metabolic dvd – disc 4 low impact aerobic moves for more fat burning.

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Herbalife24FIT DVD Review Phase 1 Stability on Day 2 Metabolic Workout

April 26th, 2012

 

Phase 1 – Stability – Disc 4 which is a metabolic workout – My review – day 2

Just finished the day 2 metabolic workout and I must say I enjoyed it – it’s very much like low impact aerobics, but the key thing was it was burning fat !  Maybe a bit tame for all you fit people out there but this is only phase 1 and  I know it will get harder as you go though all the 3 phases.

A few stretching exercises at the start of the Herbalife24FIT dvd metabolic workout, then kept up a steady pace going through “fat burning” moves.  Need a solid floor to do your metabolic workout as there is a bit of walking/jogging on the spot, step tapping, knee raising using arms, kicks, footballer player moves,step pushing, push backs and skipping – think that was it !  total workout 30 minutes.

Felt good at the end of it, looking forward to my next Phase 1 Stability dvd – disc 2 – shoulder stabilization.

 

The Herbalife24 FIT DVD is only currently available in the USA to buy. To view prices you need to register on the www.24-hourathlete.co.uk website, by clicking on the “Members Tab”

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