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Friday, July 11, 2008

Barbie's Thoughts on "Tony Horton's One on One: Disc 1. PLYO LEGS"



This morning I brought it hard with Tony Horton's latest workout: One on One Plyo Legs (Vol. 1, Disc 1).

The Burning Question of the Day: So, Barbie, what did you think?!

Here we go, boys and girls, my INITIAL THOUGHTS on Tony Horton's latest workout. Please note: these are just my initial impressions, to be taken with a big grain of salt, since workouts tend to grow on me and I was trying to take mental notes as I was doing the workout.

Initial thoughts:
  • Nice background. The video was filmed in Tony's personal cool home-gym in Los Angeles. You can see real trees through the giant windows in the house.
  • Tony talks a little too much for my taste in the beginning. Can he just get on with it?, I found myself asking.
  • The first 3 moves were moves that we find in Plyo-X. This was initially disappointing as I was hoping to be shocked and have my butt whooped right out of the gate. Don't worry, the butt-whooping happened soon enough...
Throughout the workout:
  • Once I got to try a few new moves, I was glad to be doing something familiar! The new moves were just as challenging and and just as fun as the old ones. So: similar, but different!
  • I still think Tony talks a little too much and that we could move faster from one exercise to the next. However, there were certain times that I was very glad for the small rest period in between exercises.
What's Different? What's cool?
  • LISTEN UP, THIS IS KEY!
Many of the moves might be the same ones found in Plyo-X, but Tony has you do anywhere from 40 to 50 reps for each exercise, whereas in Plyo-X you had to do each move 25 times. The result? You really feel the burn!

Also, Tony has you hold certain poses for longer periods of time than in Plyo-X. To what end? ADDED BURN, baby, that had this X-girl wanting to scream! Holy Cow, after 15 minutes, I was glad for what I perceived to be longer rest time between exercises.

Overall:
  • I thought it was a very good workout, comparable to Plyo-X, but slightly different. We don't always want to do the same dvd's, so yes, I do think it's worth it. I would estimate that about 20% of the moves are new.
Cool things:
  • If you like animals or have pets, I think you'll appreciate Tony's stopping in between a move to let the kitty in.
  • Uh, Tony really knows how to spit!
Bring it!

Barbie, PhD

5 comments:

Coach Heather said...

Thanks Barbie

Love the review. I think it's on my list of to gets!

I love Plyo and I think it will be great to mix it up once in awhile!

Coach Barbie said...

Hey, Heather!

Like I said, TONY didn't REINVENT the wheel with this one, but IT IS A GOOD WORKOUT.

My BUTT IS HURTING TODAY!!! NO JOKE! It hurt to go up the stairs. SO, that must mean my review was right, right?

BRING IT!

barbie

Coach Heather said...

LOL, reminds me of when I first started SN6! I couldn't even sit on the toilet!

I think the one on one thing is just a way to mix stuff up!

Thanks, keep up the great job you are doing!

Licia said...

How long is this one?
Would it be a good sub for Kenpo?

Coach Barbie said...

Hey Licia!

It's 58 minutes long. It really is a a different version of PLYO-X, so it's a good sub for that. But if you're already doing plyo-X, then the one on one would not be a good replacement for KENPO. I would try P90X PLUS, KENPO PLUS. :)

Barbie

p.s. Heather, um, yeah!! Same problem!