31 January 2013

Hannah Waterman's Body Blitz

Hannah Waterman's Body Blitz Review

I'm no stranger to fitness DVD's and over the years have tried and tested my fair share as my collection has grown. I've occasionally been sucked in to a few of the "poser" DVDS aimed at people who need to lose a few lbs but have also discovered a few brilliant additions to my exercise routine along the way. Body Blitz is based on Interval training, it's probably one of the most challenging forms of exercise but is very effective. Interval training is short bursts of high intensity exercise combined with body resistance and slower paced exercise.  This method is said to be the most effective for fat burning,  4/5 times more effective than other exercise and burn the same amount of calories in 20 minutes than an hour of normal aerobic exercise. 

This DVD is sectioned in to three 20 minute routines - 

Cardio Blitz - This involves a lot of high intensity exercise (skipping, running on the spot) with active rest periods. Cardio is what I found to be the hardest section and can be a real shock to the system at first. 

Box Blitz - This is intense intervals of high speed boxing moves. This is my favourite section, it includes a lot of punches and kicks and moves that need power behind them. It's also great for getting out some of your frustrations.

Tone Blitz - Just when you thought things would get easier this sections offers you some lovely high energy burpees. The first time I attempted this section I could not finish it and ended up in a heap on the floor. When your body becomes a little more familiar with the dreaded Burpees you start to appreciate the toning active rest periods.

Belly Blitz - This is all about those abdominal exercises. 10 minutes of those pain filled crunches then you're allowed to enjoy a 5 minute cool down and stretch. Stretching never felt so good. 


The Verdict 
My personal experience with this DVD has been amazing. It's tough, challenging and agony at first but as the saying goes "no pain, no gain". Body Blitz works you from head to toe and if kept in your routine can give you amazing results. Exercise DVDs are a great addition to gym routines or for those who dislike/can't afford the gym. I would recommend Body Blitz to anyone wanting to lose weight and work on those problem areas. 

12 comments :

  1. Ooo I am always a sucker for these kind of things as well!! I nicely line them up but never fulfil them! I full recommend though the 30 minute shred

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    1. HAHA I do the same, I have so many I've not even tried. 30 Day Shred is really impressive I agree xx

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  2. Anotehr great DVD is Davina's Body Buff! You get to pick and chose which work outs you want to do as each one tackles different areas, and it's up to you how many you do
    I will get round to actually doing that one one after I'm done with Jillian lol.

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    1. I've heard lots of good things about the Davina DVD's but they've never appealed to me for some reason :/ xx

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  4. No pain, no gain - I like that. It's the right message to send. Wow. This lady had quite a transformation. Good for her!
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    1. Unfortunately it's true, ey? aha xx

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  5. How long have you been doing this DVD? Have you lost weight doing this DVD yet? Or are you not doing it for that?

    I used the Ministry of Sound one a few years ago but I never managed to keep it up. The Cardio I'm ok with but it's floor work I have issues with!

    I remember when this first came out and was so tempted to buy it.
    Let us know how you get on with it! =]

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    1. I've had this DVD about 4 years now, I bought it when it came out. This helped me shift weight faster than I had before but it takes a lot for your body to adjust if you're as unfit as I was aha.

      How was that DVD? I'm not a lover of DVD's like that, they normally just make me feel like a whale ahaa xx

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  6. Ooh I hadn't heard of this before but it sounds like my kind of workout DVD ,perfect for days I cant make it to the gym!xo

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    1. It certainly makes you feel like you've been at the gym aha. If you try it let me know how you find it :) xx

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