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    Hi, i'm currently on a mission to get fit and healthy - i've balanced out my diet and am steadly increasing execise, however when exercising i do get bored really easily!

    So i'm going to give a fitness DVD a try, ontop of my usual gym workout, and have narrowed it down to three possibilities;
    The Ministry of Dance: Pump it Up 2010
    Pussycat Dolls Workout
    Hannah Waterman's Body Blitz

    I want to learn to dance at the same time as getting fit, but i'm a beginner and the ministry of dance one looks a tad too hardcore for me! lol.

    Has anyone tried any of these/have any other suggestions?

    Thankyou
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    Dont use Fitness DVD's they never work. All u need is some nice Clubbing music like Basshunter,Gaga or cascada a Balanced diet and plenty of exercise Swimming and Rowing works best
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    Go for a run!
    Even if you get bored half way round, you HAVE to get home :P you have no choice ... well it works for me anyways
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    (Original post by TotallyAddictedToBass)
    Hi, i'm currently on a mission to get fit and healthy - i've balanced out my diet and am steadly increasing execise, however when exercising i do get bored really easily!

    So i'm going to give a fitness DVD a try, ontop of my usual gym workout, and have narrowed it down to three possibilities;
    The Ministry of Dance: Pump it Up 2010
    Pussycat Dolls Workout
    Hannah Waterman's Body Blitz

    I want to learn to dance at the same time as getting fit, but i'm a beginner and the ministry of dance one looks a tad too hardcore for me! lol.

    Has anyone tried any of these/have any other suggestions?

    Thankyou
    Davina's!!! Do Davina's dvds - anyone one of them- they work & helped me lose 2 stone. Just do it 3 times a week consistently and obv a balanced diet. They have an easier option for beginners in all the workouts. I'd reccommend these:

    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/11300...t/Product.html
    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/11417...t/Product.html
    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/68550...t/Product.html

    Tbh I wouldn't say the three you selected were the best fitness dvds.
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    (Original post by questionmark)
    Davina's!!! Do Davina's dvds - anyone one of them- they work & helped me lose 2 stone. Just do it 3 times a week consistently and obv a balanced diet. They have an easier option for beginners in all the workouts. I'd reccommend these:

    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/11300...t/Product.html
    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/11417...t/Product.html
    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/68550...t/Product.html

    Tbh I wouldn't say the three you selected were the best fitness dvds.
    Thankyou! Yeah I think I was mainly looking at the more dancey ones, hadn't even considered the Davina ones!

    I'm torn between Davina Fit and the Superbody Fit one.. which would you recommend out of those?

    And wow congrats on the 2 stones!! How long did that take you?
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    (Original post by bananacake14)
    Go for a run!
    Even if you get bored half way round, you HAVE to get home :P you have no choice ... well it works for me anyways
    LOL you do have a good point there! I'm always wary of running, my mum damaged her knee from it, and constantly reminds me to do to "low impact" lol.

    I might start up a "run around the campus" club, haha.

    cheers
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    (Original post by TotallyAddictedToBass)
    Thankyou! Yeah I think I was mainly looking at the more dancey ones, hadn't even considered the Davina ones!

    I'm torn between Davina Fit and the Superbody Fit one.. which would you recommend out of those?

    And wow congrats on the 2 stones!! How long did that take you?
    5 months lol...I've got the Super Body workout one. I'd reccommend her newest one - Fit 2009- as her DVDs seem to improve as they go on.
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    Heres reviews of the latest DVDs from the Daily Mail - published in the last week.
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    I really enjoy Pump It Up 2010 (Excellent selection of tracks!) - you've got your 'Tone' section, followed by an option of 2 power mixes; one is aimed for those at a beginner/intermediate level of fitness/dance abilty, the other is more advanced in both ways. Then you've got your abs and stretch section, which I haven't tried but looks okay. Within each part there's options to do easier/less strenous (sp?) moves. You do need to have a fairly decent amount of coordination though..


    My sisters done some of Davina's dvds and she looked really great after a while!
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    Fitness dvds are balls really. Just stick on some melodic death metal, overdose on ephedrine, and go outside.
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    Fitness DVDs are really good for weight loss, especially compared to the gym! (IMO)

    I can't comment on the new MoS dvd, but the recent ones are absolutely pants. Far too technical, with hardly any instruction. So unless you're an awesome dancer, don't go there.

    The earlier MoS DVDs with Deanne Berry however, are fantastic!

    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/50970...t/Product.html
    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/11123...t/Product.html
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    (Original post by questionmark)
    Davina's!!! Do Davina's dvds - anyone one of them- they work & helped me lose 2 stone. Just do it 3 times a week consistently and obv a balanced diet. They have an easier option for beginners in all the workouts. I'd reccommend these:

    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/11300...t/Product.html
    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/11417...t/Product.html
    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/68550...t/Product.html

    Tbh I wouldn't say the three you selected were the best fitness dvds.
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    (Original post by bananacake14)
    Go for a run!
    Even if you get bored half way round, you HAVE to get home :P you have no choice ... well it works for me anyways
    Running can damage your knees because modern trainers are too "good", instead of absorbing all the shock that should be taken up in your feet it transfers it to your knees... giving your problems later in life. You need to either run barefoot or get some of those wierd shoes with no arch support so that you build up the muscles in your feet
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    (Original post by Callipygian)
    Running can damage your knees because modern trainers are too "good", instead of absorbing all the shock that should be taken up in your feet it transfers it to your knees... giving your problems later in life. You need to either run barefoot or get some of those wierd shoes with no arch support so that you build up the muscles in your feet
    But it won't unless you run over 20-30 miles a week and weigh a lot/run on hard surfaces for long periods.
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    (Original post by Callipygian)
    Running can damage your knees because modern trainers are too "good", instead of absorbing all the shock that should be taken up in your feet it transfers it to your knees... giving your problems later in life. You need to either run barefoot or get some of those wierd shoes with no arch support so that you build up the muscles in your feet
    Yeah I know that... but it keeps me fit
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    (Original post by PBTimmeh)
    But it won't unless you run over 20-30 miles a week and weigh a lot/run on hard surfaces for long periods.

    Sixty-eight healthy young adult runners (37 women), who run in typical, currently available running shoes, were selected from the general population. None had any history of musculoskeletal injury and each ran at least 15 miles per week. A running shoe, selected for its neutral classification and design characteristics typical of most running footwear, was provided to all runners. Using a treadmill and a motion analysis system, each subject was observed running barefoot and with shoes. Data were collected at each runner's comfortable running pace after a warm-up period.
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    The researchers observed increased joint torques at the hip, knee and ankle with running shoes compared with running barefoot. Disproportionately large increases were observed in the hip internal rotation torque and in the knee flexion and knee varus torques. An average 54% increase in the hip internal rotation torque, a 36% increase in knee flexion torque, and a 38% increase in knee varus torque were measured when running in running shoes compared with barefoot.
    i think the issue is more about how long term you are a runner for rather than how often you do it, so if you run for your whole life your going to end up with messed up knees, even if your only running 5-10 miles a week...
    im not an expert, i just know that my brother has had alot of improvement since he stopped using nice trainers to run in
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    (Original post by Callipygian)
    i think the issue is more about how long term you are a runner for rather than how often you do it, so if you run for your whole life your going to end up with messed up knees, even if your only running 5-10 miles a week...
    im not an expert, i just know that my brother has had alot of improvement since he stopped using nice trainers to run in
    This. And I for one know how crappy messed up knees make life! Then you won't be able to exercise at all! xx
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    I'd rather run the risk of future knee injury than sever the sole of my foot on a shard of glass, to be honest
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    (Original post by Ernestestes)
    I'd rather run the risk of future knee injury than sever the sole of my foot on a shard of glass, to be honest
    :confused: why is it only a decision between those two options?
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    I'd rather have a tingling sensation in my knee than step on a pebble

 
 
 
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