3D Fat Burn Fusion: There’s Nothing Sweet About These Sixteens (But Man Are They Effective!)

3D fat burn fusion, Linda Larue, DVD review, core, belly fat, ab workoutIt’s baaaack. Just when you thought your abs were safe, Linda LaRue has released her latest and greatest workout DVD, 3D Fat Burn Fusion, which promises to help you target and tone stubborn core muscles and smoke off your belly fat—fast.

This DVD consists of two workouts. The first workout is the 30-minute Fat Burn Fusion, which consists of both standing total-body ab work and core mat work that borrows moves from yoga and Pilates. The moves, combined with the CORE TRANSFORMER tubing method that Jenn reviewed, kicks the bad ass-ness way up. The standing work was hard…challenging enough, in fact, that I was looking forward to the mat work.

I shouldn’t have been so naive. The mat work about killed me! Especially the planks. YES! There are planks. My boyfriend trainer came into the room as I was doing this part and started drooling over the workouts. (Note: He ALWAYS hates DVD workouts. He never sees anything new…yada yada. Ms. LaRue impressed the stuffins out of him…let this be your warning.)

The second section is a bonus for your body. It’s a 15-minute high-intensity interval workout that about killed my butt (literally). It’s deja vu. I felt like I was back at the Nike compound in Vancouver working out with the ski team. Teri Ann Krefting leads you through a quick, grueling workout that will make you feel like a super athlete with super-sore muscles once you’re done. (No pain, no gain!)

And then there’s the Athletic Core Set-Up segment. I swear a day doesn’t go by that someone doesn’t stop me and ask me how they can tone up their midsection. I want to hand this DVD to them lovingly and tell them to make sure to watch the Athletic Core Set-Up. Linda breaks down how one targets the area and what that area is called (hallelujah for those who want to actually learn what they really need to work!). It’s one of those one-stone-ALL-THE-BIRDS! kind of workouts, too. Your bawd will scream out to you that you’ve gotten in a healthy dose of cardio, core, strength training and gooooood stretching by the time you’re done.

What I loved: I was so thankful the main workout was only 30 minutes because every time she said “Only 16 [reps]” I about died. You’re gonna feel the burn fast. The music got a thumbs up this time around, too. There was a bunch of world beats up in that piece that had me cracking me up! Most importantly, I loved that you’d actually get to witness Linda out of breath. Finally! We get a normal human being that actually sweats and breathes.

What I could have done without: The scary smiling of the two background gals. I know they’re supposed to be happy and all, but it was kind of creepy how big the smiles were…almost like they enjoyed the pain. Who enjoys the pain?! (Okay, Jenn might…) So if you’re down for grabbing your burn with a side of happy, then you can just ignore the grump and get on your pump!

FBG Rating (Out of 5):

Instruction: ★★★★★
Long-Term Likeability: ★★★★★
Music: ★★★★
Fun Factor: ★★★★
Meets Expectations: ★★★★★
Overall: ★★★★1/2

Fit Bottom line: If you’re looking to shed some inches from your belly from the comfort of your own home, then the heavens have just parted for you. You and the sweet sixteens will be very happy.

—Tish

 



Comments

  1. Chris S. says

    Wow, sounds like you really like this one. Do you think a beginner would be ok with this workout? I have been working out regularly for a year now but really could use some work on my core now that I have lost 80 pounds. I think I doubt what I can do because I sometimes still feel like I am still my old weight. Would love to try this!

  2. says

    I would love to try this workout! I’m currently working through one of Jackie Warner’s workouts that has a core segment. I like it, but I don’t think it will be enough for me over time.

  3. Janet says

    Wow, what an amazing review! Taking a look at the video clips tells me I NEED this one in my repertoire :D

  4. Terri says

    I am so buying this next… I recently had to quit my gym (too expensive), and decided that the best thing to do was to replace the $40 per month with a monthly video … way cheaper and probably even better for me. I’ve been using your video reviews to choose which ones are best for me – I’m a 50 year old single mom (kids are all 18, but still), and I’m getting ready for my wedding next January. This workout sounds perfect!

  5. Stephanie says

    I would love another workout to bust out during my work’s Biggest Loser competition, and to help me tone up all those soft Christmas cookie areas before bikini season!

  6. buttah says

    I’m always looking for some new stuff to help with my core strength!! This sounds like a great one! Sign me up!!

  7. Alicia says

    This sounds amazing! I have been focusing on my abs lately but it seems no amount of an work can get those muscles back to their prepregnancy fit. :P

  8. Sandra says

    I am a HUGE fan of fusion fitness but lately I’ve been feeling like I need more of a challenge. THIS looks like the answer to my conundrum :) Sounds AMAZING!!!

  9. Lisa says

    I sure would like to burn some fat the 3d fusion way… I am going to be 41 this year… would like to embrace the cougar within– ha! ;)

  10. Melissa says

    This sounds like a wonderful workout! I would love to lose some inches on my waist before my wedding in May!

  11. Sue says

    I would LOVE to try this… I’ve just recently lost 50 lbs with diet changes alone and have fallen in love with your website and really need to tone up and make the final fabulous changes to this body of mine!!! :)

  12. Kara Davis says

    I would love to try, abs are my target area for February/March. Will be running my first 5k in April and would love to incorporate this into my training.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  13. Anna Winneker says

    I always take your advice about workout DVDs and haven’t been disappointed yet. Looking forward to trying this one!

  14. Jennifer says

    Sounds like something I would like. It’s important for me to have a strong core with my back problems. This sounds like a great supplement to what I have been doing at the gym.

  15. says

    Hey FBG community. I shot the workout with my friend Kim Truman providing modifications on both workouts so that beginners to conditioned can both do this workout effectively. We’ve also recently come out with a newly designed Core Transformer band that is even more durable and super effective.

    Good luck everyone. And Tish, my motto is SWEAT with a SMILE, ’cause it hurts SSoooo good…LOL

  16. says

    I read this review and my heart-it started pounding. I’m a girl with lots of inches to lose. I’m also a girl who believes if you’re not sore in the morning, you didn’t work hard enough. Bottom line, I’ve gotta try this!

  17. Cara says

    This workout sounds fabulous. I think this would aid me in reaching my goal weight sounds like fun as well

  18. Vicki says

    5 star review (doesn’t count: 1/2 star off on the Fun factor) for a kickass workout? Sounds good to me!

  19. Becky says

    I’m always looking for “something new” in DVD workouts, as well. I have quite a library at home and would like to feel energized again with something different.

  20. Michelle says

    This looks like a great addition to my home DVD library for those times that I just can’t get to the gym as a mom of 3.

  21. Hollis says

    Well, If Mark thought it was okay, then I’m in. After participating in Mark’s ab classes for 3 years now, I would say he has done me well, but then there’s always those times at home I think I could do a little more, so the DVDs word work just fine, thanks for the info!!!

  22. says

    This would be AMAAAZING! I’d love to do it and my husband is finally considering working out with me, so intensifying my workout would be awesome!

  23. says

    I would love this DVD! I’ve been trying everything lately to get rid of my belly fat- and I’m a runner so I thought it would come off easily. This sounds like just the thing I am looking for!

  24. donnikah says

    I have Linda’s core transformer. It’s great! Would love to add this new one to my collection.

  25. Alyssa says

    I’ve lost 43 POUNDS (WOOO!!!!) and am really focusing on toning up now. I would absolutely LOVE this–never too early to start prepping for bikini season, right? Gotta love a good burn:)

  26. Sandy says

    I would love to win this. I’m always searching for the greatest core workout and I would like to try the Core Transformer.

  27. Ashley says

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this, especially after the great review!! Thanks for the chance :)

  28. Debbie says

    Well besides the fact that Linda is a fellow RN and Angeleno, I love resistance band/tubing exercises and really believe in their therapeutic benefit (especially for abs). I have her Crunchless Abs DVD and have not done a regular situp since! Great review–thanks Tish!

  29. Jialin Z says

    I currently have little to nothing in way of workout videos, so this would be a great start to a collection and a lessening of my dependency on group classes! haha :)

  30. Dona says

    I usually don’t do workouts that target just one group, but your review has me interested! Sounds like you work your a$& off. I also like the part of your review where you mention the moves make you feel like an athlete. Thanks! And I hope I win.

  31. Heather says

    After reading your review it sounds like an amazing workout. I have been looking for a killer workout that I can do in 30 mins or less.

  32. says

    This sounds fantastic! I travel four days a week for work, and this sounds very portable and great for an on-the-road workout.

  33. Barbara Blanton says

    I would love to win this I work full-time and a mom so a 30-45 minute workout is exactly what I need :)

  34. Amanda E says

    I don’t know if someone has already gotten the dvd but I’m just starting back working out and I’d love to try this!

  35. Colette says

    Not sure if the DVD is still available for someone to win, but I’d love the chance! Seems like it would make a great addition to my at home workout collection!

  36. Terry F. says

    I have been looking for some new videos to get me motivated and with limited time. This greats great and challenging. Thanks.

  37. says

    And our winners are…

    Kelly — #14
    Jialin — #63
    Loan — #74

    Sending emails now, ladies, to get your mailing addresses. Congrats!

    –FBG Jenn