So iam going to a long trip for 6 month to Europe,Africa ,Asia and pacific area
Iam trying to lose weight from 2nd of April
i went from 235.5 to aroung 220.5
i begin with 10 min on elliptical and 10 min on treadmill
now i can do 40 min at elliptical (3.30 mile ) and 20 min on treadmill ( 4mph)
i don't understand in the weight lifting machine so i started circut room from 1 month 2-3 days a week
and the cardio i do 5-6 days a week.
i want to keep healthy life style in this trip
i thought to buy workout dvd and stick with it in my trip
but i have no idea about workout dvds and which one is the best ?!
due to the limted weight i can't take with me any weights or stuff to use with the dvd
i thought in p90x but it seems the cardio is not that intense and i need to have my weight to work with !!
any a dvice ?!
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PLEASE ANY ADVICE GUYS
IAM WAITING FOR UR ANSWERS
don't do that kind of dvd my self but as a practical point.
If you're not taking your own way to play dvd's make sure you get a region 0 dvd so it will play all over.
I use Insanity and I love it. It really pushes you and you feel a real sense of accomplishment at the end of the workout. You don't need any equipment, just a towel, water, good shoes and determination! Have a look on you tube and see what it's like. I highly recommend it, in fact, im doing an Insanity workout this afternoon!
Insanity is a great option if you are in good shape. Power90 is an alternative if you are not quite ready for Insanity. Power90 alternates cardio and strength training. It can be done with a resistance band which makes it a great for travel. I have done both and gotten great results. Msg me if you have questions.
I like the FIRM dvds - There is the "Cardio Weight System" which contains some hand weights and has 4 work outs. I also like the FIRM resistance band workout because it is both cardio and circuit training. If you are traveling resistance bands might be the way to go. There are several good resistant band videos on this web site
you can watch a preview and also read the reviews.
I like Tae Bo Cardio Circuit I and II also. I tend to like videos that are 40 minutes or less because I don't want to spend all day working out.
hope that helps!
I like Jillian Michaels "Ripped in 30." You get a full body workout in 24 minutes, and you can choose from four levels of difficulty. I also like The Firm's "Get Chisel'd," if you have a little more time. Both of these have weights.
Fitness Magazine does a feature every year on the best new workout DVDs. The 2012 version was in their March issue:
Okay, I'm going to defer to the President and CEO of Weight Watchers, David Kirchhoff. In his new book, Weight Loss Boss, in your case, he advises, and I quote:
"VACATION STRATEGY: I scout out a gym ahead of time. Most vacation spots have local gyms that are more than happy to sell a 1-to-2 week temporary membership. This has worked on virtually every vacation I have ever taken within the United States--it's a little trickier outside the country.
HOTEL STRATEGY #1: I stay at hotels that have full-service gyms. Every full-service hotel will say it has a fitness center. Usually, fitness center is French for "four pieces of crummy equipment." Not as good as a real gym, but they will do in a pinch.
HOTEL STRATEGY #2: Stay at a hotel that's close to a full-service gym. I did this recently in San Diego, and the hotel was able to sell me a $15 pass for the local 24 Hour Fitness. It was a great gym, and it made me smile. I've used the local gym strategy not only in the United States, but also in Europe (London, Paris, Barcelona, Dusseldorf) and Australia.
When it comes to living a healthier life, a little research and advanced planning can take you a long way and make you feel more at home."
I hope this helps. I have worked for Weight Watchers on and off since 1985 and I can vouch for their credibility.
Jillian Michaels "Banish Fat Boost Metabolism" is tough and requires only a mat and floor space.
Various Bob Harper ones are very tough too - some mention using weights but often the exercises can be done without (or with a few water bottles/cans of beans) and are still challenging. A real toughie is Bob Harper Inside Out Method - Body Rev Cardio, and his Biggest Loser ones are great too.
The two types mentioned above are great because they use your own body weight as resistance, combined with cardio bursts to rev up the heart rate.
If you like dancing there are many great dance DVDs too - look up Quenia Ribeiro for Brazilian/samba stuff, and there is Zumba too, or belly-dancing.
Make sure you have 4-5 ones you like (at least), as the same one over and over can get pretty boring even if its excellent, and your body will get too used to the same movements.
have a nice holiday!
what kind of job you have ? or you are traveling for pleasure?
when i travel, i try to walk a lot.
I haven't tried it yet, but I just ordered Jilliam Michaels Kick Boxing and 30 day shred. I saw pictures of 7 day in results on The Berry and went and purchased these immediately. Kickboxing provides cardio and toning, as well as being fun. Plus you get to feel like a badass for 30 minutes!
Major props to you for your determination! Enjoy your trip/world tour!
I travel 3+ weeks per month for work and I've had some excellent success with P90X. The 60 minute cardio workouts may surprise you in how difficult they can be, and there's nothing to stop you from doing double cardio on days you want to (P90X Doubles). For weights, I travel with a small set of resistance bands that weigh very little and fit into a relatively small pouch that I can stuff into my carry-on. I find they have plenty of resistance options for all the exercises. In terms of results, I lost 30 lbs from CC alone and have lost an additional 7 lbs using P90X + using CC in place of the diet plan.
I would suggest borrowing the DVDs if you can to see if you like the workouts before buying them, but I've been quite happy with the set and with the results thus far.
I am pretty new to using DVDs also. If you have a little time before you go, I recommend going to your local library and browse their DVD selection. Check out a few that look interesting and try them out. Once you know you like them, go buy them! It will help you make sure you don't waste money on a DVD you don't like. Netflix also has a few that you can try out if you are a subscriber.
I prefer DVDs that are made with 10 or 15 minute segments. This way I can choose the length of my workout to fit my schedule that day and I can mix and match segments from different DVDs for a variety.
Some I have tried so far that I like:
10 Minutes Solutions have a few that are pretty neat, I like the Kickbox Bootcamp and the Rapid Results Pilates one (both on Netflix streaming)
Crunch is another series with a good variety, I like their Fat-Burning Pilates (also on Netflix streaming)
Fat-Burning Kickboxing Workout for Dummies
I have tried Tae Bo and it was kind of cool, but the ones I tried so far are longer workouts so I cannot mix and match as easily
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