I am finally moved and settled into my new apartment and what better workout DVD to review than one titled: HIIT It Big!
This is Amy’s third installment in her Breathless Body series. I have reviewed the other two previously on my blog and I have enjoyed both of the others. The first being my favorite. This new installment DID NOT disappoint.
No equipment needed for this workout.
If you are looking for a mindless cardio workout where you don’t have to follow any routine or learn a lot of moves to complete the workout, then HIIT It Big is the workout DVD for you.
This workout has 8 different circuits of moves. Those moves are completed in sets of four using a 40 seconds of work, 20 seconds of rest format. After each circuit you get additional rest as Amy demonstrates what the new movement will be. This workout has modifiers for both easier AND more challenging levels. You can switch back and forth to suit your needs within each circuit. I mostly stayed at the intermediate level but did go to advanced on a few and even had to drop back for the easier level. The movements include plyometric (i.e., Scorpion jumps, chug jumps and squat pistol jumps) and bodyweight on the floor moves (i.e., tuck jump jacks and burpee mogels). There is also a kickbox move circuit.
After all eight circuits are complete, Amy then throws you for a loop and combines all of the movements completed at 30 seconds each with NO REST in between. This is what Amy calls: The Finisher.
BUT you aren’t finished. Amy gives you 8 minutes of core: 4 challenging ab/core moves performed for a minute each.
The cooldown/stretch is 3 minutes. I really felt that this should have been a little longer. At least 5 minutes. I really felt that the warm up (4 minutes) and cooldown were both a little short on time.
3 1/2 stars out of 5. I liked this 3rd installment of Breathless Body better than Amy’s second offering but I still don’t think it lived up to the original.