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Offline KateSkates

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Workout videos
« on: December 22, 2013, 09:13:23 PM »
I can usually only get to ice twice a week and one of those is a synchro practice so I rely on workout videos I can do at home but I'm getting sick of the same old workouts. Any recommendations?

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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 10:45:54 PM »
Is there a specific type of workout you are looking for?  I like doing dance type videos (think Zumba, Kinect Just Dance which does have a workout choice) but I've also tried some yoga videos.  I have a couple of Jillian Michaels videos and liked her Yoga one fine but had a hard time following her core workout. 

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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 11:22:40 PM »
Kari Anderson's "Center Floor" DVD is good (she had a Joffrey Ballet background, so it's very ballet-focused). Also Jennifer Galardi's "Ballet Body" DVD(similar to Kari Anderson's).
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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 10:48:51 AM »
I like Jillian Michaels if I want a really tough, sweat filled, barely able to walk up and down stairs afterwards workout.

I have bookmarked the Lionsgate BeFit Youtube channel and it is all exercise videos.  I like the Denise Austin ones right now, she so perky and has lots of 10 minutes ones.  There is also the Fitness Blender channel too which has a few good ones.

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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 06:29:34 PM »
Jillian Michaels "No more trouble zones" is tough but so rewarding when I am able to complete it. I used to do Shiva Rea's yoga shakti a lot in the past, but switched to Jillian when I wanted something with more calorie burn and muscle work with weights. I recently bought Signe Ronka's Figure Skater Bootcamp DVD,but haven't tried it yet.

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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 03:34:55 AM »
I've been looking at Sk8Strong.....it has pretty good reviews on other threads here.  Does anyone know how much special equipment it requires?  I have a yoga ball, but that's it.....

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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2014, 11:40:23 AM »
I've been looking at Sk8Strong.....it has pretty good reviews on other threads here.  Does anyone know how much special equipment it requires?  I have a yoga ball, but that's it.....

I've been looking into Sk8Strong as well, I think I'm going to buy the DVD today as they have a promotional 15% off today :). I go to the gym 4 times a week and I have found that it's definitely improved my skating but I'd like to start adding more skater specific exercises into my work outs. I'll let you know how I like it and what kinds of equipment it requires  ;)

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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2014, 03:23:51 PM »
Right on!  I just ordered the ipod version- I've been hoping for a sale.  Thanks for the heads up on that! She PM'd me and said yoga ball, light hand weights, sliding discs (but furniture movers/paper plates also work she says) and a sport cord.

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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2014, 06:50:59 PM »
Right on!  I just ordered the ipod version- I've been hoping for a sale.  Thanks for the heads up on that! She PM'd me and said yoga ball, light hand weights, sliding discs (but furniture movers/paper plates also work she says) and a sport cord.

Want to start a group to keep each other honest?

I would be interested in a Sk8Strong group! I have the Competitive Skater DVD but haven't started it yet.... :blush:
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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2014, 07:49:23 PM »
I have sk8strong videos, too.  Want to make it the January Skatingforums' Challenge?  It would be great to do an off-ice challenge!
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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 09:16:17 PM »
Oh my. You guys are making me think to get on board! So exciting! I have no clue what I need to order for where I am in my skating though.

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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2014, 02:07:23 AM »
Yes, yes!!!  Let's do it!!!  January (and Feb, too since we're so late in the  month?) challenge-

I have to go get some weights and hopefully the cord tomorrow morning, but I downloaded it last night- need to read through all the lit today and plan to try a few things during DD's nap this afternoon.

But I am in!!!

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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2014, 01:55:26 PM »
I recently bought Signe Ronka's Figure Skater Bootcamp DVD,but haven't tried it yet.

It's finally available?  I had been looking at it a long time ago but it didn't seem like you could order it at the time.  Thanks!


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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2014, 09:55:50 PM »
Right on!  I just ordered the ipod version- I've been hoping for a sale.  Thanks for the heads up on that! She PM'd me and said yoga ball, light hand weights, sliding discs (but furniture movers/paper plates also work she says) and a sport cord.

Want to start a group to keep each other honest?

Oh good!! :) I'm glad that you bought it!!! I had no idea you could buy the iPod version, I wonder if it works on iPad or iPhone? That would actually benefit me even more!! I'd love to do a Sk8strong group :) I saw the new January/February challenge which I'm definitely down for as well!!! Yay!!!  :)

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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2014, 01:08:53 AM »
It works well on my dell via itunes, so I imagine it would work fine on ipods/iphones.

I liked the idea of portability, plus not having to store the disc (we have tooooo many).....Will deffo need to make a back up of it though!

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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2014, 02:26:00 PM »
It works well on my dell via itunes, so I imagine it would work fine on ipods/iphones.

I bought the IPod version :) I really like it!!!! I'm so glad that I read your post before I bought the DVD because it's a lot easier for me to use at the gym, so a big thank you!!! :D

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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2014, 01:16:16 AM »
You are welcome! I'm becoming a fan of this digital thing.....  Among it's other advantages, it saves me oodles on shipping.

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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2014, 04:09:56 PM »
Sk8Strong thinks you all ROCK!!!  Feel free to send any questions my way! Glad you like the videos, and yes, the iPod/mp4 version works on iPads and anything that plays mp4 videos. Www.sk8strong.com/ipodcatalog.html
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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2014, 02:57:58 PM »
Ok, so a question for you guys.  With the challenge, I've been working with the Sk8strong adult for nearly a month.  I waffled, and eventually chose the adult because I fall well within her critera- over 30 and haven't skated in ages.  But I'm in decent shape, and never really stopped being active.

Now that I've learned all the exercises, I'm not finding it as challenging as I'd hoped.  I'm getting something out of it, and there's some room for improvement for sure, but I'm feeling like I made a wrong choice in that I should have gotten the Competitive skater.
 
So can anyone comment on the differences between Competitive and Adult? Plyos aside, does competitive have more varied exercises, or does it take those in Adult further, with more difficult variations? Has anyone tried the Figure Skater bootcamp?  That one also looks good, but at $50 (I assume CAN?) it's a little more than I want to spend.  Plus I want something downloadable.....

Any thoughts???  Tia


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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2014, 04:52:36 PM »
Hi Loops,

There isn't huge difference between the Adult and Competitive, just a few more challenging exercises and more plyometrics.  Are you doing the highest progression level of each exercise, with the balance challenges?  If you are doing the lower levels, the exercises are simpler. 
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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2014, 02:28:50 AM »
Almost- I finally was able yesterday to buy/butcher a foam roll to move on up.  Otherwise I'm doing reps until tomorrow (for many, but certainly not all) the exercises.  My daughter only gives me a 1 hour nap.....

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Re: Workout videos
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2014, 04:36:03 PM »
There's a big difference between the exercises just on the floor vs. on a foam roll, disc, or when applicable, physioball.  You will get much more out of the workout! :-)
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« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2014, 05:00:15 PM »
Yes, and I have a "date" with that 1/2 roll hopefully tomorrow afternoon, if I can get everything organised for our upcoming vacation!  Looking forward to it ;-)