Like Emeril says, “It’s time to kick it up a notch!” That’s the feeling behind "The Firm" home fitness DVD collection. Each one features a series of intense workouts that will get the sweat dripping and the heart thumping. I should also point out that each one is designed with specific goals in mind.
There are plenty of fitness routines out there to sculpt abs and give the perfect buns. But what about burning off that last layer of fat when everything has stopped working? The Firm’s Ignite Calorie Burn could possibly be an answer.
How Does "The Firm: Ignite Calorie Burn (2011) DVD" Work?
In the video below, you can watch a demonstration segment of "The Firm DVD" which shows the kind of exercises that you are challenged to execute to get your heart working and also to make your calories start burning.
"The Firm: Ignite Calorie Burn DVD" is hosted and coached by Emily Welsh and Rebekah Sturkie. This DVD program contains two workouts designed for intense calorie burn. The first is a high energy cardio combo with a bit of sculpting. The second is an intense straight cardio routine with “mini-bursts”.
These mini burst are an intense 8-second high energy burst of movement to rapidly raise your heart rate followed by a short active recovery period. These mini-burst sessions can mak eyou burn an intense amount of calories while raising your metabolism long after the exercise is over.
"The Firm DVD" comes to you with both of these workouts in 20-minute sessions with extras. You also get a downloadable ab workout to help push your body even further and access to "The Firm’s" online fitness club.
What Are Others Saying? Does "The Firm: Ignite Calorie Burn (2011) DVD" really deliver?
"The Firm DVD" seems like a sleeper hit for home fitness DVDs. I have seen a lot of praise for the entire line of programs. Ignite Calorie Burn isn’t much different.
Dermit commented and said that the 8 second bursts were nice because "the heart rate got up" and stayed up, but they were short enough that the person knew they were going to end and not dread it. The program was also great for a tight schedule because he could see results with only using one 20-minute workout a day.
The entire program is intense. Multiple people, like Schlegel, had their "rate up and pumping" during the entire routine and not just during the cardio session. It has been mentioned a couple times that this workout is intense. The fast action movements and transition times are difficult on the body and do take some practice. But ultimately, the effort is worth the work because there is a heavy pay off in the weight loss department.
I should pose a word of warning though. The warm up and cool down sessions are rather short. Vaida stated the more stretching would help with both. The routine is worth the effort but make sure it is followed with better cool down sessions.
Demonstration clip of "The Firm: Ignite Calorie Burn (2011) DVD"
In the video below, you can watch another 4-minute demonstration segment of "The Firm DVD" to get a better picture of the kind of effective cardio exercises that can help you to burn you calories and and revive your metabolism.
How Much Weight Will I Lose?
The body is turned into a literal furnace for fat and calories with these routines. The sessions are rough and the work is vigorous. But the effort is worth while. Combined with the right weights and proper form, this DVD has the capability to burn you off hundreds of calories ach time you use it.
If you combine the calories that you burn with a proper diet that promotes a healthy metabolism will make your waist line to shrink easily. I find it difficult to give a placement on specific numbers for the pounds that you may lose, especially with exercise routines. But, I have found multiple reports of users of this DVD that have lost 20 pounds over a couple months.
Issues to pay attention
The Firm is a very fast and intense workout. Extreme movements and actions are performed to carry out the the various movements designed by the fitness coach. I highly recommend that anyone with joint issues, bad knees, or a bad back look into a lower impact routine. Consult a doctor before starting any new exercise regimen.
- You enjoy an extra bonus content that is included
- You are offered an online community to help support efforts
- You get a modifier for beginners
- You will experience good results with only 1 of the routines
- Ideal for your tight work schedules
- Sessions are short
- You are required to do some practice
- PYou may experience some trouble if you have bad joints
- For better results you will need to buy some weights so that you properly execute the exercises demonstrated in this DVD
Problems And Complaints
Transitions are ever fleeting in this title. Both coaches pack as much as possible into a short twenty minutes. This is done by design to keep the heart rate up, but a bi-product is that lack of transition times between exercises. It almost feels like the person has to be quick like a ninja to properly transition from one move to the next.
Another issue that I have noticed is that Rebecca apparently does a lot of WOOing during the routines. I am not a big fan of working out to Rick Flair. Encouragement is nice, but the WOOing belongs at a ball game, not inside the house.
How Does it rate Overall?
"The Firm: Ignite Calorie Burn DVD" has some proven results that rival the quickness of the diet pills. It seems that the majoroty of the customers of this DVD have identified its benefits as in the average customer review it has achieved an amzing 4.0-star rating out of 5.0. It is also remarkable that out of 27 customer reviews 13 of them have given this DVD a 5.0-star rating while 8 of them have given this DVD a 4.0-star rating.
Where Can I buy and where can I read more reviews?
You can buy "The Firm: Ignite Calorie Burn DVD" at a current 47% discounted price on Amazon.com. There are more reviews on Amazon available to you to read and find out what other users of this DVD think and how it has helped them with their calorie burning process. You can read more reviews here.