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Herbalife24FIT DVD Review Phase 2 Strength – Day 4

November 20th, 2012

Phase 2 – Strength Weeks 9-11 Metabolic My review – day 4

 

This workout was exactly the same as day 2 this week, click here for details.

As mentioned in previous post – Herbalife24FIT dvd’s NOW available in UK, Ireland and USA.

I’m feeling the benefits of using Herbalife 24 Sports Nutrition with the 24FIT workout. 

Formula 1 Sport is easy to digest and is a nutritious pre -workout – or after workout meal. Depends on what time of day you train, I usually have mine before my workout as I’m training mid morning, so it’s my breakfast.

Hydrate is a low calorie electrolyte drink which I use during the workout.

Then there’s the two recovery drinks Rebuild Endurance and Rebuild Strength depending on whether you are doing a metabolic or strength training workout. Use these when you’re training flat out i.e. intense training as they speed recovery.

Herbalife Sports Nutrition details can be found by clicking here

Customise your routine – this is a quick and easy way to see which Herbalife 24 products suit your sport, how and when to take them.

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Herbalife24FIT DVD Review Phase 2 Strength – Day 3

August 11th, 2012

 

Phase 2 – Strength Weeks 9-11 Upper Body Strength My review – day 3 

Sam introduces this session with a good 5 minutes of stretches.

The whole of the workout was performed using resistance bands, which you can alter the tension on, depending on your fitness level, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or an advanced exerciser.

  • Shoulder extensions: We began in the ¼ lunge position, with the resistance band under one foot, you need to ensure you have enough tension on the band without it being too tough. Leaning forward, hinging at the hips you then pull the resistance band backwards and forwards in a controlled movement, your back needs to be flat and everything in line. We did one side and then the other.
     

  • Reverse Flys: Then using the resistance bands under two feet, we did a ¼ squat, crossing our hands over (with the bands), then lift the resistance bands up and then down. With this exercise the chest needs to be facing the floor and then you know you are in the correct position, using the correct muscles.  If you find too difficult you can just place the resistance bands under one foot !
     

  • Internal/External Rotation: Next in a kneeling position (on one knee) with the other leg out to the side with the resistance band under the foot, rotate the arm closest to your outstretched leg. Move your arm in front of your body then back (internal rotation) one set of these then still on same knee work the resistance band the opposite way (external rotation). We repeated these exercises on both sides, alternate legs – difficult to describe, need to watch the dvd, I got a bit lost here but then eventually got it right, just remember practice makes perfect !
     

  • Shoulder Flexion: Standing back up we did a ¼ squat with the resistance band under one foot, with arms extended, keeping them straight at shoulder height lifting the resistance band up and then back down, thumbs upward.  Switch resistance band to other foot and repeat exercise on other leg and arm (2 sets).
     

  • Chest Flys: Again in ¼ squat position, we shortened the band to increase resistance, hinging at the hips we then put the band behind the back, bringing arms forward and out like chest flys (2 sets).

  • Shoulder Abduction: With both feet on the resistance band in a ¼ squat position, start off with hands pointing downwards, next move your arms straight out to the sides, thumbs pointing up, move up and back down to starting position (2 sets).
     

  • Bicep Curls: We did 2 sets of bicep curls, standing with your two feet apart, hands down to start, then did alternated curls with arms moving up and down.
     

  • Tricep Extensions: Last were tricep exercises, starting in ¼ lunge position, resistance band under one foot, elbows at the side, pull the band backward to be in line with the rest of your body, then return back to starting position.  Do this exercise on both sides switching legs.

We finished the workout with quick stretches.  Before my workout I drank Herbalife 24 Formula 1 Sport, during my workout I drank Herbalife 24 Hydrate. Herbalife 24 Sports Nutrition products are available UK, Ireland and USA.

Great exercises for me as I’ve not much upper body strength. Felt the burn, good workout although arms tired at the end of the session.  If you are finding my reviews difficult to follow, apologies as there’s a lot of detail to try to remember, these are upper body strength moves which I’ve not done before. 

Click here for more information about Herbalife 24 Sports Products

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 2 Strength – Day 2

July 29th, 2012

Phase 2 – Strength Weeks 9-11 Metabolic My review – day 2

 

We began this sesssion with stretches then quickly moved onto the metabolic workout. Sam explained that we weren’t going to go flat out on this workout, as we were going to save this for Phase 3. The metabolic workout is to build our fitness and fat burning metabolisms,working 30 seconds on (at moderate intensity)and then 30 seconds off (increased intensity).

We did:

  • jogging on the spot for 30 seconds, then quick sprints for 30 seconds

  • speed skater moves from side to side for 30 seconds, then speed skater moves with a hop and tapping back (my favourite exercise)

  • punches high and low with squats, 4 punches 30 seconds, 2 punches 30 seconds – all with squats (lost a bit of coordination on this one)

  • side steps 30 seconds then hopping for 30 seconds

  • High knees 30 seconds, adding in a chop for 30 seconds

  • Power knee lifts with pivots 30 seconds, with a hop for 30 seconds

  • Heel digs 30 seconds, then heel digs fast for 30 seconds

  • Shuffle forward and then back for 30 seconds,then jump forward and shuffle back for 30 seconds

  • Leg drives with knee up and then behind for 30 seconds, then adding in a hop for 30 seconds (we did two sets one on each leg)

  • Jacks with baby squats 30 seconds, with hop 30 seconds

  • Butt kicks with arms 30 seconds, then butt kicks with an arm reach for 30 seconds

  • Plank exercises lifting one elbow for 30 seconds, pushups for 30 seconds (can do this exercise on knees until you’re more advanced – I did this)  Bit hard to describe this one need to be doing it!

  • Squats with isometric hold 30 seconds and then squats with knee lifts for 30 seconds

  • Back exercise, reaching back with elbows for 30 seconds then same again adding in a jump and punch forward for 30 seconds

At the end of the metabolic workout I felt like I’d had a good exercise session and really enjoyed it. I could feel my heart rate up during the exercises which I’m sure must mean that I’m doing a bit of fat burning. The exercises felt good as bringing in lots of different body parts, exercising arms, abs, quads, hammys, backs and shoulders.  I needed to have a few drinks in between sets of exercise, so I had my Herbalife 24 Hydrate, also a good idea to have some Herbalife 24 Prolong which gives you extra carbohydrates for intense activity.

Click here for more information about Herbalife 24 Sports Products

 

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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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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