I'm in love! Tony Horton's 10 Minute Trainer videos are brilliant. So far I've done 4 of them and loved every one. As you may have already read, the Cardio one was incredible and left me sore for at least 3 days. I'm still in shock over that.
Since then I've tried the Total Body, Abs and Yoga. I'm not a big fan of the rubber bands, but if you have a good set of dumbells the Total Body is superb. I used by 10 and 15 pounders and got my heart pumping. My husband used his 20 lb weights and he also thought it was excellent. It definitely helps if you are familiar with some of Tony's moves, but if not you catch on very quickly after watching the video only once.
After conquering Ab Ribber X I thought the 10 Minute Abs workout was going to be child's play. I was wrong! I was actually hoping for the same moves, but they were completely different and tough. Part of my problem was the fact that I was barefoot and kept slipping. I would definitely recommend wearing sneakers for this work-out.
This morning was Yoga and there's no doubt this was a million times easier than the P90X version, but still a great addition to the total routine. Yoga is ESSENTIAL to any well rounded workout. I was happy that given the fact that I've been slacking with my yoga I still managed to stay somewhat flexible. Now that I've joined the "40 Club" I can't slack with the flexibility workouts.
All the videos waste no time and jump immediately from one move to the next. If you have to stop and watch the first couple of moves, you've missed half the workout, but don't despair. . . it only takes one viewing to be ready for some serious action the second time around. Part of our biggest complaint with P90X was the amount of wasted time as Tony explained things or we waited for the duration of any given exercise when we were ready to move on to the next. Well, that problem is completely solved here. It's very fast moving and before you know it, you're done. LOVE THESE THINGS!!!!