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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Barbie's Review of Tony's One-on-One Plyo Legs




Hey, Kids!

I originally posted this on July 11, 2007: Barbie's Review of Tony's One on One Plyo Legs (volume 1., Disc 1). I am posting it again so you can view it side by side with Coach Heather's.

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

1 comment:

alison said...

Great review from you and Heather on one-on-one Plyo legs! I didn't know much about the one-on-one series, but after your reviews I'm thinking about maybe buying them. Thanks!