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How Hard Do You Like Your Workout DVDs to Be?

Do you like your workout DVDs to get you super sweaty? Credit: Kullez

Is it just us, or have you guys also noticed that workout DVDs seem to be getting tougher and tougher these days? That the aerobics routines where you dance and bounce around have been traded out for high-intensity interval training where the sweat pours and your heart pounds loudly in your ears? …
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Review: Jari Love’s Get Extremely Ripped! 1000 Hardcore (And If It Burns 1,000 Calories!)

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Let’s put it this way. There is a reason I avoid step classes—they mentally and physically kick my butt. If it wasn’t hard enough to do every repetition to the best of my ability, they throw in an “up-down-hop-back-forth"…then another “up-down-two-hops-back-forth.” I mean, tell me this isn’t as …
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Review: Jillian Michaels Extreme Shed & Shred

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Just when we think Jillian Michaels can't top her past workout, just when we think she couldn't possibly have any more fitness tricks up her sleeve, she goes and creates another DVD that has us begging for mercy. This time it's Jillian Michaels Extreme Shed & Shred. And it does not—I repeat does …
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Review: Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30

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Not that Jillian was playing before, but in Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30, she certainly isn't playing. She's fired up, and in four 30ish-minute workouts that go from slightly hard to "OMG, Jill, why do you hate me and my muscles so?" you'll get one of the closest experiences to training with …
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The Real Cycling Deal: RealRyder Class

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We recently sent one of our manliest-of-men writers, Mark Arana, to try a RealRyder cycling class in L.A. Below are his thoughts on how tough the workout was and if it's a good fit for all of the Fit Bottomed Dudes in the house! —Jenn There's only one way to sum up a RealRyder cycling class: It's …
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So Which Is It? Sending Mixed Fitness Messages

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We get sent A LOT of workout DVDs. Like, they're taking over an entire room of my house at this point. So when I say that one DVD (or set of DVDs in this case) caused me to have a full-out Oprah "aha moment," you know it's serious. But that's what Georges "RUSH" St-Pierre's RushFit series of workout …
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We’ll Take Bob Harper’s Ultimate Cardio Body Any Day

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I'm not sure what it is about this workout DVD that strikes me so. On the one hand, I feel like it's a bit of a cheesy "We want you" Uncle Sam paradoy for fitness. And on the other? Bob's dreamy eyes enticing us to try his new workout DVD Ultimate Cardio Body. Which, of course, we did. (And we …
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The Bar Method Burns Like a Mother

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You know which athletes are bad asses? Ballerinas. (Um, did you see Black Swan?) And you know what exercise professionals are ridiculously strong? Those who teach fusion ballet classes. Like those who teach The Bar Method. Read on for a three-part review on these workout DVDs that combine ballet bar …
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