Another great workout DVD to try–Tracey Staehle Sculpt Sweatfest. This is another one of my Netflix finds and I’ve kept it in my regular rotation of weight-training DVDs. I love it and I’m always sore the next day–good sore, knowing I worked major muscles and even a few I forget that I have!
This is a 60-minute workout, but it also includes a menu that allows you to customize a workout. For example, on Sunday I only had about 40 minutes to get in a workout so I chose the 30 minute upper-body workout and 9 minute ab workout.
Let’s talk about the ab exercises on this DVD. Owwwww! Lots of planks including 1 arm planks that progress to 1 arm, 1 leg planks. With a planks “chaser” in between of holding a regular plank before moving on to the fancy planks.
You will need a very light set of weights (for shoulders), and a medium and heavy set of weights. I usually use sets of 3lbs, 8lbs, and 10lbs for the DVD. A stability ball and bosu ball are used in the DVD but not necessary. A mat is a good idea for the planks and ab exercises.
Tracey Staehle has a lot of DVDs out there and this is one of my favorites. You can learn more about Tracey in an article from 2006 about her first DVD shoot. I didn’t get the call to be a back-up girl in that DVD.
And here’s a clip from Sculpt Sweatfest:
If you’re looking for a whole-body strength-training workout, then Sculpt Sweatfest should make its way into your workout rotation.
What’s today’s workout?
Love the “good sore” feeling! I haven’t had a good workout like that in a while.
Good for you! I only stick to yoga for ‘weight’ workouts these days. I don’t have a workout for today but tomorrow I will be getting out to run!
Right now my only workout is “walking” and picking up sacks of rice, as well as a bit of regular exercising. ^^ But this looks like a fantastic and challenging workout!
Walking is definitely a workout! And you’re getting in functional fitness with the sacks of rice.
I did a three mile run plus a full body weights routine!
I did a 3 mile run plus a full body weights routine!
Way to go!