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Personal Training with Jackie: Power Circuit Training

Personal Training with Jackie: Power Circuit Training

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Work out with Jackie Warner, celebrity trainer & star of the hit TV show “Work Out.”

Television star, Jackie Warner, owner of Beverly Hills gym, Sky Sport & Spa, is known for sculpting some of Hollywood’s best bodies. Her renowned circuit training workouts command up to 0 per hour.

Now you can experience Jackie’s personal training at home with the next generation of her signature circuit workouts. She’s added the Power Burn, an amped up addition to her famous formu

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mcel says:
181 of 182 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome!, November 8, 2009
mcel (Salem, MA) –

This review is from: Personal Training with Jackie: Power Circuit Training (DVD)

This is a DVD for people who hate to work out. I’m an avid exerciser, but I can’t say I love it. I work out because I have to to stay in shape. I do know that my body feels lousy if I don’t work out, so I know I need it.

Anyway, this DVD is a godsend. The time just flies by. It is very fast paced but you know you are getting a good workout because you CAN FEEL THIS the next day and the day after and the day after….

I am a Jillian Michaels fan and I gotta say, Jackie gives her a run for her money here. Tons of bang for the buck, and all under 45 minutes! She hits all the major muscle groups and teaches you about them along the way, which ones are fat burners etc. Each circuit is about 4 minutes, you do three exercises, then the “power burn” which is the 3 exercises done all at once right after the other without stopping. I won’t go into the exercises, as another reviewer has broken them down for you.

I know what you’re thinking–do I really need ANOTHER workout DVD? Well if you’re considering getting this DO IT!!!

These exercises are NEW–well to me they are, and I have an extensive fitness DVD collection. A few I have seen before but the majority I haven’t. I even have jackie’s first DVD and this new one blows that one out of the water. Gone are the cutesy, baby-voiced trainers, all made up. Now Jackie has REAL people working out with her and she does the work too. occasionally she does stop to check out form and educate you but she does every exercise with you. This is no nonsense folks. I do have to say, since this workout is a little condensed, the warm up and cool down leave a little to be desired. So if you like an extensive cool down after working out, pop in a short yoga set or something. Also, this is strictly strength, no cardio or cardio bursts, just some light joggging and jumping jacks in the warm up. So if you are expecting cardio you won’t find it here.

And funnily enough, Jackie does a version of Jillian’s “Surrender” from her No More Trouble Zones DVD. Jackie calls them UFCs here. However Jackie does them without weights, and I can actually do them! They are not hard on the knees at all! So if you guys are having trouble with Jillian’s “Surrender” try it without weights. Believe me, you will still feel it!
As much as I love Jillian, I have to say I haven’t popped her DVDs in since I got jackie’s–it’s that good! Granted once my body adapts and I don’t feel it as much the next day I will probably add more Jillian back into my rotation.

Sorry to compare the two so much in this review but they are both very similar in their styles and if you’re unfamiliar with Jackie, I want to give you a similar example.

All in all, a great workout and fast paced. And since it’s about 40 mins long, it’s not something you dread doing. You will not get bored with this and I bet you will feel it the next day. Thanks Jackie!

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nctmac "Nancy" says:
344 of 346 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this – no boredom here =), October 21, 2009

This review is from: Personal Training with Jackie: Power Circuit Training (DVD)

For Power Circuit Training with Jackie, you will need a mat & two sets (heavy + light) of weights. Jackie’s system focuses on form, function & fatigue. Circuits are 4 minutes each. The targeted body part is worked in three 1 minute exercises. The last minute is what Jackie calls “Power Burn” in which all three exercises are combined to fatigue the muscles.

On the main menu, there are 5 options to choose from:

– 15 minute Total Body Circuit
– 15 minute Abs only Circuit
– 15 minute Lower Body Circuit
– 15 minute Upper Body Circuit
– 40 minute Total Body Circuit

Here’s a breakdown of the 40 minute Total Body Circuit:

Warm-up – 2 minutes
light jog, side to side taps, squat kicks, chain breakers (elbows up-open/shut)opens up the chest, back stroke & trunk twists

Circuit 1 – Quads
*Sissy Squats – these are done with your heels on your weights. You can choose to add intensity by holding weights
*UFCs – drop down to one knee, then other knee, up one knee, up other knee (I’ve also seen this in one of Jillian’s workouts)
to add intensity on this move, stay in the squat position
*Front Lunge – hands on hips or hold weights for extra intensity

Circuit 2 – Hamstrings
*Deadlifts – use heavier weights, go past knees and come up with a pop
*Bridge Extensions – in bridge position, alternate kicking legs up
*Reverse Plank – these are a killer – talk about BURN!!!

Circuit 3 – Glutes
*Front Squats – weights held up in front of chin while squat through heels – she moves fast!
*Ski Lunge – side to side lunges, constant motion – felt the burn =)
*Squat Kicks – squat with alternate leg kicks

Circuit 4 – Chest
*Chest Press – Jackie does an excellent job explaining form for this
*Reverse Fly – open up then squeeze and twist up (like you are trying to touch your elbows)
*Alternate Press – alternate pressing each dumbell up

Circuit 5 – Back
*Wide Row – squeeze shoulder blades together, resist going down
*Renegades – feet together, alternate each arm – really working the back!!
*Dumbbell Pullover – One dumbbell, drop behind head and pull up – resist against weight pulling you down

Circuit 6 – Bicep/Tricep/Shoulder
*Close Grip Hammercurl
*Straight Arm Kick Back – tri’s are burning with this!!!
*Arnold Press – weights together palms facing you, then open and up – great shoulder exercise

Circuit 7 – Upper Abs
*Straight leg crunch – holding one weight
*legs straight up in the air and crunch
*Tall Sit-up – still using one dumbbell to help propel you up

Circuit 8 – Lower Abs
*Reverse Crunch
*Tummy Tucks – keep back arched while pulling knees up and out, leading with chest
*Single Leg Jack Knife – opposite hand touches opposite toe

Circuit 9 – Obliques
*Sumo Squats – touch elbows to knees
*Windshield Wipers – legs at 90 degree angle, drop side to side
*Side Planks – pop up using obliques

Stretch – a bit under 2 minutes
Knee Cross Over, pull leg into chest, sit up in straddle position – reach for each ankle to stretch hamstrings, stand up balance on one leg & bend opposite leg up to stretch quads, clasp hands in front and pull back for chest, & straight arm stretch for shoulders.

Jackie does an excellent job throughout describing proper form. The circuits are short, but intense….if you don’t feel the intensity, use heavier weights. I love this because she moves quickly, gets to the point and moves onto the next circuit – no boredom here =) My only complaints are; stretch at the end seemed too short and I wish there was one more bicep/tricep/shoulder circuit b/c arms are my trouble spot. Everything else I felt was worked adequately!

Holly Perkins is the only team member in this I recognized. It was pleasant to see her new team, the group in her first video were a bit too over the top for me. I recommend this for all levels since it offers modifications for making it easier or harder! Well Done.

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