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Have you ordered your Herbalife24FIT DVD yet ?

August 29th, 2012

Workout from Home with Herbalife24FIT DVD set – have you ordered yours yet ?

Herbalife24FIT Dvd set is available to order online from www.24-hourathlete.co.uk/  simply click on the “Members Tab” and register.

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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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Herbalife24 FIT DVD Review Phase 1 Stability Week 1

April 25th, 2012

 

Hi All,

I was lucky enough to be able to get hold of the Herbalife24FIT dvd box set before stock ran out very quickly after launch.  Here is my review so far…..

New stocks of the Herbalife24FIT dvds are now available to buy in the USA only – that’s the very latest information that I have !

When the Herbalife24FIT box set arrived I was pretty impressed with it’s packaging and presentation.  Fitness experts Samantha Clayton,Tom Holland and Robert Forster feature on the cover and when you open up the package you’ll find 13 dvds – 12 workouts and 1 introduction dvd,  a workout schedule, a quickstart guide, a fitness guide and a Herbalife24 sports nutrition product guide. 

The dvd’s should be played in order of phase i.e phase 1 stability, phase 2 strength and phase 3 power (in the box set these run from left to right and not downwards). The dvds are for a 24 week program. 

I found it essential to watch the introduction dvd even though I was eager to get started…. as you get to see how to do the warm up stretches for flexibilty which should be done before and after exercise to prevent injury. Samantha, Tom and Robert are great to watch on this dvd, they work really well together and gave very clear instructions on how to do the warm up and getting into the correct position to feel the benefits of the stretch  – this was good for me as sometimes I get the position wrong !  Also the introduction dvd showed the exercises and moves that are performed in the 3 phases of the workout program.

Samantha explained the benefits of the Herbalife24FIT workout:

Phase 1: is for flexibility and strength, to get you stable and to make you a better fat burner.

Phase 2: works on adding the strength component

Phase 3: takes you towards peak fitness by adding power moves

Phase 1 -Stability Day 1 – Disc 1 is all about Spine and Pelvis Stabilization – My review – day 1

I thought I was pretty fit and flexible as I’m a marathon runner and gym junkie, until I started the exercises – but the thing is after time your body’s connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, fascia gets shorter if you’re not stretching properly. My arms and  legs were bit like jelly after finishing as I was using muscles I wouldn’t normally use. This disc ran for approximately1 hour (just guessing here as didn’t time it) –  I know it was longer than normal as it went through the flexibilty(stretching) exercises again and then 30 minutes workout, followed by recommended Herbalife 24 sports nutrition products. Normal timings for the workout dvds are 30 minutes.

Looking forward to tommorows dvd Phase 1 Stability – Day 2 – Disc 4 is called Metabolic 1, will report back.

 

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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Introducing the home workout program Herbalife24FIT on DVD

April 25th, 2012

Introducing the home workout program Herbalife24FIT which is out now on DVD.

Here’s the promotional video ….

Why is this workout program so special – it’s because Herbalife have teamed up with best Fitness Experts:

Tom Holland is an elite endurance athlete and physiologist committed to helping people live a better life through fitness. Tom has run over 50 marathons, is a 19-time Ironman triathlete and has won several natural body building awards.

Samantha Clayton is an Olympic athlete, fitness instructor,spokesmodel and mother of four. She is a certified personal trainer and uses her experience to help others reach their fitness goals.

Robert Forster  is a Physical Therapist and Performance Specialist developed the Herbalife24FIT program with Herbalife. He is one of the leading physical therapists for athletes, both recreational and elite. Over the course of his 30-year career, he has successfully trained Olympic gold medalists, U.S. Open and Wimbledon champions, NBA superstars and triathlon world-record holders. Tired of encountering ill-advised training programs that only cause more injury, Robert created a new approach to physical therapy, which is divided into phases that follow the body’s natural healing and growth patterns. His practice in Santa Monica, California, provides athletes with effective, scientific and injury-free solutions for health and performance.

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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