Yesterday I did my first Michelle Dozois fitness dvd and also my first Peak 10 dvd.
She has a complete Peak 10 system that I will also be reviewing later, as well as singular dvds that you can do before or after her system.
They can be found here: http://www.michelledozois.com/shop/
Michelle sent me three dvds this month for blog review purposes, so I picked the Cardio Strength Peak 10 remix to do first. This is the 4th volume of strength dvds she offers. According to the Collage Video rating, this dvd is considered ADVANCED.
Here are the chapter headings to the Cardio Strength dvd.
The first chapter is the Introduction where she talks about the "climb to the peak" system of training levels. We start at Level 1 Basecamp, move to Level 2 of the Ascent, on to Level 3 Climb, and then finally the Leval 4 Peak.
This dvd has (5) 10 minute blocks. Each block as (2) 5 minute rounds which includes strength and cardio.
The first 10 minute block does not have the peak round but the other four rounds do.
They have great bell sounds and graphics to help the transition to each segment easier.
Single bells warn that a change in circuit is coming.
Double bells guide us thru the Peak circuit.
4 Bells signal the end of each segment.
You will need 2 sets of handweights. Michelle said that the women at her health club used between 5-17 pounds and the men used 10-25 pounds.
I personally used 3 and 5 pound weights.
The next chapter is the Movement Review.
In this section Michelle reviews the proper form and technique for:
-Spin on burpee
-Side plank variation
-Push up slide variation
-Single Leg squat variation
-Hitch kick variation
Level 1 Basecamp
Then the Ascent!
Then the Climb!
Finally the Peak!
This lasts only about 30 seconds each time.
According to my dvd screen, it was 53 minutes to this point before the cool down.
Then it was time for the cool down which lasted exactly 5 minutes.
I clocked the dvd ending at 58 total mins.
The stretch was very good!!
My polar ft7 heart rate monitor stats