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 Edsta
Joined: 7/19/2008
Msg: 23
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Bodyrock = Fitness Porn and nothing more.


Nothing wrong with a little fitness porn now and again, heh.

Her workouts are excellent, though. I will start doing them in a few months when it's 125 degrees and I can't run outside. Hate hate hate cardio machines!
 FrankNStein902
Joined: 12/26/2009
Msg: 24
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/5/2010 6:53:44 PM

...Her workouts are excellent, though...

100% agree.

I have incorporated some of the stuff from the site into my routines.

I just wonder if people would still feel the same about the workouts if it was an ave. sized female sans boob implants and ripped jeans.
 SecretSpice
Joined: 12/25/2009
Msg: 25
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/6/2010 10:05:48 AM
I love when people create posts asking opinions and then when they get the opinion it becomes a debate.
 Kunik
Joined: 8/23/2009
Msg: 26
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/8/2010 4:36:41 PM
"Has anyone tried them? Are there any you prefer over the others?" isn't the same as asking for critiques from people who have never given them a try. While I'm fine with the feedback, I'm also going to put my two cents in now that I've started the routines. Besides, informing me that she was in porn isn't really helping me choose good ones to try or deterring me from giving them a go.
 SecretSpice
Joined: 12/25/2009
Msg: 27
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/8/2010 4:44:36 PM

I have no idea what her credentials are and despite not knowing that she did porn, it really doesn't phase me. All I know is that her workouts are a lot of fun. They're nice and quick when you're pressed for time and they're adaptable. I'd far rather do something like this than interval training on a treadmill. If fun and effective=fitness porn, so be it. I even have my class doing it and they LOVE the routines. I figure the routines must be fun if 6 and 7 year olds keep asking for them...they're not always that easy to please.


Credentials are everything. Since you don't care then it shouldn't have been a debate.
 Kunik
Joined: 8/23/2009
Msg: 28
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/8/2010 5:31:59 PM
I don't care about them sharing their opinions but there's nothing wrong with me providing mine as well especially considering I'm the only one who seems to have tried it thus far. Isn't that the point of a forum, after all? Furthermore, what's wrong with a debate? It's not as if anybody is slinging insults. Debates are typically learning experiences, a positive in my eyes.
 IMskiier4384
Joined: 12/11/2009
Msg: 29
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/8/2010 6:29:06 PM
On You Tube, go with Paul Check and Martin Rooney. I was not impressed with Body Rock TV.
 Kunik
Joined: 8/23/2009
Msg: 30
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/9/2010 5:07:47 AM
I just checked them both out. They both seem decent (although Paul Chek is a little on the strange side). I guess I should have added that another reason for doing the BodyRock workouts is if you don't have access to a lot of gym equipment. Do you know of anyone or some of their workouts that are effective but don't involve much equipment?
 FrankNStein902
Joined: 12/26/2009
Msg: 31
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/9/2010 6:37:18 AM

Do you know of anyone or some of their workouts that are effective but don't involve much equipment?


Some that I use are:

Push Ups
Burpees
Sit Ups
Planks
Any Yoga Pose
Squats
Abdominal Hip Raises, etc.....
 Kunik
Joined: 8/23/2009
Msg: 32
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/9/2010 6:52:58 AM
Thumbs up to all of those...especially burpees.

Abdominal hip raises are the ones where you lay flat but put your legs straight in the air then try to get them to go towards the ceiling by contracting your abs, right?
 FrankNStein902
Joined: 12/26/2009
Msg: 33
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/9/2010 7:03:20 AM

Abdominal hip raises are the ones where you lay flat but put your legs straight in the air then try to get them to go towards the ceiling by contracting your abs, right?

Yes and your arms along your side with palms down.

Can be done on the floor or flat bench.

Also anyone of those above exercises has a ton of variations that you can add to change it up and or make it more challenging.
 SecretSpice
Joined: 12/25/2009
Msg: 34
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/9/2010 8:47:36 AM

Do you know of anyone or some of their workouts that are effective but don't involve much equipment?


I do! I have a stability ball different size dumbells and some type of tubular band. I bought these so when I cannot make the gym. I can do the same routines on the gym floor mat as well as at home. There are different variations with the stability ball and it can be a killer. My dumbells range from 10-20lbs. I also bought the dvd "Abs for Dummies" which has beginning as well as advanced ab workouts. I need variation or I get bored easily.
 Edsta
Joined: 7/19/2008
Msg: 35
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/9/2010 9:34:20 AM
^ That sounds a lot like the exercises in The New Rules of Lifting For Women. I bought it for a woman I was seeing about a year ago and just flipped through it, and was impressed at how ingenious the routines were...a bunch of classic compound dumbbell exercises that were blended with core strengthening stuff, involving l0ts of balancing type positions.
 SecretSpice
Joined: 12/25/2009
Msg: 36
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/9/2010 10:08:03 AM
When I first started working out with a trainer it was part of my routine. The dumbells got heavier. The stability ball routines can be "challenging" and the tubular band has many different forms as well. I am now able to use the heavy machines that the guys use in the "male" side of the gym. lol! I was going to make part of my basement into a gym with mirrors on the wall. One trainer said it is best not to use mirrors - learn how your form should feel.
 Kunik
Joined: 8/23/2009
Msg: 37
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Posted: 1/9/2010 11:51:02 AM

t is best not to use mirrors - learn how your form should feel

That's an interesting idea. I'd imagine it would only work if you have someone there to watch your form, though...or maybe video tape yourself. What did s/he have against looking in the mirror?
 ~~BP~~
Joined: 9/15/2006
Msg: 38
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Posted: 1/9/2010 1:02:29 PM
Use a mirror, until you can 'feel' your form without it. And even then.....use a mirror.
 SecretSpice
Joined: 12/25/2009
Msg: 39
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/9/2010 4:13:02 PM
^^Not uptight just tired of fads. In the 80's Jane Fonda sold herself as an exercise guru ... Ms. "feeltheburn" was causing more harm than good. Many of her routines were not using the proper alignment which would cause injury to the muscles. Its one thing to understand fitness and its another to get a quick buck.
 patoi
Joined: 6/1/2007
Msg: 40
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/10/2010 9:21:59 AM
Hi.. I've read some fitness posts and the people on here seem pretty knowledgeable, so I want to ask if you know of any fitness routines or exercises to help get rid of "thunder thighs".. now before you say, squats and lunges which I know works.. I have bad knees. I had surgery on one years ago, recovery was 8 months! and I'm afraid of blowing out the other one. So besides treadmill, stationary bike and side leg lifts, is there anything else. I also have the awful cellulite. Which is a debate in itself. It's just regular fat.. no it's a different kind of fat almost impossible to lose... etc... all I know is It won't go away even after losing a lost of weight in my 20's.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 Edsta
Joined: 7/19/2008
Msg: 41
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Posted: 1/10/2010 9:49:48 AM

In the 80's Jane Fonda sold herself as an exercise guru ... Ms. "feeltheburn" was causing more harm than good. Many of her routines were not using the proper alignment which would cause injury to the muscles.


I can't comment on her fitness videos because I never watched them, but I was in a yoga class with Jane Fonda about 3 years ago, when she was in her early 70s (or so I was told), and that woman still kicks ass. Her ujayi breathing was phenomenal---I could've sworn the deep guttural sounds were coming from the hallway next to the room! Her alignment and postures were flawless.

She also fills out a pair of jeans like you wouldn't believe. 70 years old going on 30!
 Edsta
Joined: 7/19/2008
Msg: 42
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Posted: 1/10/2010 9:55:46 AM
Patoi,

There is no such thing as spot reduction. That's one of the cruelest myths of the fitness-gadget industry, if not THE most evil.

To lose fat around your thighs, you will have to lose fat throughout your body, and that is at least oh, 70% about eating right, CONSISTENTLY over a LONG period of time. So keep exercising, AND focus on your nutrition, and be patient.
 patoi
Joined: 6/1/2007
Msg: 43
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/10/2010 10:14:15 AM
Hi..
Thanks for the quick post response. I have been losing weight.. I've lost 4 lbs this week already, but I always lose in my waist which has always been small. In fact I have to buy one size pants for my thighs and have them taken in 2 sizes for my waist. Unless I just use a tight belt. I guess I am the classic reubenesque figure or hourglass shape. It's just a little too much "Junk in the trunk" for me.
 SecretSpice
Joined: 12/25/2009
Msg: 44
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/10/2010 1:33:49 PM
Edsta - I never said Jane didn't look good. She did have a hip and knee replacement ... and she was still doing yoga? Does her dr know? lol!
 FrankNStein902
Joined: 12/26/2009
Msg: 45
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/10/2010 3:41:25 PM

now before you say, squats and lunges which I know works.. I have bad knees. I had surgery on one years ago, recovery was 8 months! and I'm afraid of blowing out the other one. So besides treadmill, stationary bike and side leg lifts, is there anything else.


I have blown out my ACL in one knee twice and once in the other knee once.
Multiple MCL & LCL tears as well.
I am walking on a combination of cadaver parts and gortex.


Squats and lunges are fine provided you use proper technique.

I stay away from heavy weight with my squats and spend allot of time work on building up strength in my knees and joints by using uneven and unstable surfaces. (work your way up)

I also stay away from treadmills.

Biking is my mode of choice for cardio.
 dmarr36
Joined: 10/8/2009
Msg: 46
bodyrock.tv
Posted: 1/16/2010 10:55:24 AM
Hey Kunik, I've been using Bodyrock.tv for over a month now. When I was home over the holidays everyone could tell I was looking fitter and slimmer. So whatever these guys are saying, her routines work. That's all I've been doing. Same as you, I like that I don't need a lot of equipment (jump rope and pull up bar) and they are quick (fulltime mom and student, can't do hour workouts plus drive time to the gym). My husband started doing them with me yesterday and he got a good burn in his legs.

I used to go to the gym 1 1/2 hrs a day, running and lifting. It was good, but I couldn't keep it up with 2 little kids and being a full-time student. I wasn't able to be consistent enough to get the results I wanted. This I know I can do every day.

I didn't know she did porn though. I think it's funny. I still love her. (And sometime between porn and now she became a certified personal trainer.) From her videos she seems to have a great personality and is pretty down to earth. I like that she goes by super simple principles, like eating unprocessed foods, small frequent meals, etc.

So I'm off to do the 550 Rep workout :)
 Kunik
Joined: 8/23/2009
Msg: 47
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Posted: 1/16/2010 7:45:26 PM
Fantastic! Thanks for the input and good luck with the 550!!!
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