Rippedism 2

Stu and Jeff are back with another tough fitness program--Rippedism 2. In their intro, they promise that these will be the most efficient workouts you have ever done. They also say that this program is appropriate for all fitness levels from beginner to advanced. The only equipment you need are dumbbells. They recommend 3 sets--heavy, … Continue reading Rippedism 2


LITE: Rev’d Up Rumble

Rev'd Up Rumble is part of Cathe's LITE series. LITE stands for Low Impact Training Extreme and Cathe created it as intermediate level workout series. For more information on the LITE series as a whole, please see the LITE Series review. Rev'd Up Rumble containsĀ 4 bonuses that are included in premixes and can also be … Continue reading LITE: Rev’d Up Rumble

The Firm/Zip Trainer: Firm & Cardio

Firm & Cardio are the deluxe add on workouts available at the time the Zip Trainer program came out (see that review for more info on what a Zip Trainer is). This deluxe add on came with a 7 pound core ball but the core ball is no longer available, only the DVDs. Firm & … Continue reading The Firm/Zip Trainer: Firm & Cardio

The Firm Express

The Firm Express is a 30 day fitness program that contains 12 twenty minute workouts and 2 bonus 10 minute workouts. The workouts in this program are based on a specific HIIT protocolĀ of 8 seconds of high intensity work followed by 12 seconds of recovery, repeated 4 times. The 8:12 HIIT protocol is supposed to … Continue reading The Firm Express

Barlates: HIIT Barre

HIIT Barre is another tough but excellent workout from Linda Wooldridge and it is free on YouTube. I have really been enjoying her new Beginner Intervals workouts but I also have always loved her barre HIIT workouts (Mix & Match HIIT, Barre Kettlebell HIIT, Sweat Series, Full Body HIIT Series--and those are just the ones … Continue reading Barlates: HIIT Barre

Cardio Back & Bicep Burn

I am feeling much better this morning so I was thrilled to actually enjoy my workout again! I didn't take Nyquil last night so that wasn't dragging me down this morning either. This morning was Cardio Back & Bicep Burn by Yvette Bachman. This is one of her newer workouts and I knew from the … Continue reading Cardio Back & Bicep Burn

HIIT Cardio/Core Workout

I found HIIT Cardio/Core Workout to be a very tough workout this morning. But I do have to add the disclaimer that I have been sleeping poorly and have a lot of stressful things going on in my life right now so I think that is affecting my workouts. Whatever the reason, this workout kicked … Continue reading HIIT Cardio/Core Workout

HIIT Step/Bicep Weight Circuits

HIIT Step/Bicep Weight Circuits is an intense cardio + strength workout. Because it is one of Yvette's long workouts (71:30 minutes) this can be shortened into an approx. hour long cardio only workout. The first 52 minutes (including the warm up) is all interval cardio. When Yvette has you add risers to your step, stop … Continue reading HIIT Step/Bicep Weight Circuits

All Out Cardio Step/Kickboxing

All Out Cardio Step/Kickboxing is an intense (and long!) all cardio workout. Instead of reserving this for a weekend, I just got out of bed 10 minutes earlier this morning. There is no strength work in this workout and the majority of the workout is not done interval style (Yvette's workouts are usually done interval … Continue reading All Out Cardio Step/Kickboxing

Chest/Triceps Cardio Circuit

Chest/Triceps Cardio Circuit is a cardio + strength circuit workout that alternates chest or tricep strength exercises with cardio bursts. Cardio + strength workouts are my absolute favorite types of workouts and Yvette Bachman continues to deliver some of the best I have ever done. Between yesterday's workout (Step Cardio with Legs/Shoulders and Back) and … Continue reading Chest/Triceps Cardio Circuit