DVD workouts can be tricky. For one, you can start with full enthusiasm and motivation, but after your first session, you can just chuck that DVD into the abyss. Sometimes you get overwhelmed by the intensity, or even lack of, that the videos can dish out. Some of them can even be completely useless and not show any improvement to your health. But I’ve seen and tried a couple and I find that Beachbody Turbo Fire program is pretty neat. Typically I avoid these kinds of programs because there’s always the issues of needing to buy more things in order for your workout to mean anything, but Turbo Fire doesn’t require a whole lot, despite the company using several other workout and dietary programs that typically compliment each other. But when I found out that this workout just needs some space and a resistance band, I figured it’s worth the check.
The workout utilizes high intensity interval training, making your body burn fast. The rest in between the workouts- about a few seconds per one minute of exercising- is supposed to aid in “kick starting” your metabolism. The neat thing about the workout is that its only a 4 minute exercise. Apparently, according to the official Beachbody website, doing for minutes of the high intensity interval training is better than 30-40 minutes of regular cardio. I did some research and found that even though initially regular cardio tends to burn about twice the calories as performing HIIT workouts, the amount of fat loss per calorie is exponentially higher for people utilizing the HIIT exercises. The 90 day program utilizes this HIIT program to help people lose some weight and put some toning on the muscle groups that you work out. With positive reviews and a sale going on for it right now, Turbo Fire seems like a good starter to losing weight. However, if you’re just not into the whole DVD workout thing, there are always plenty of reliable resources to build your own HIIT workout regimen as well.
One of my initial concerns with this workout DVD was the potential issue with the need to purchase all the Beachbody patented equipment and dietary supplements with the package, as some DVD workouts tend to do. However, I was surprised to see that you don’t need anything but the workout. Though Turbo Fire does tend to be on the pricey side, you get a ton of DVDs with several workouts. You also get a Yoga session to help stretch your muscles and reduce pain and/or injury.