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Biggest Loser: Weight Loss Yoga

By Albert | April 30, 2015

Biggest Loser: Weight Loss Yoga

Biggest Loser: Weight Loss Yoga

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  1. lkboice "gatsby girl" Says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 8:01 am
    586 of 602 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great interactivity and instruction on poses–plus it’s fun!, January 5, 2009
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    lkboice “gatsby girl” (Salt Lake City, UT) –

    Great Yoga DVD, especially for those new to yoga. I’ve had a good handful of yoga classes and my husband’s had a few. We both really benefit from Bob’s instruction, particularly on form. It’s one thing to say, “keep your back straight,” or “make sure you watch your form,” but Bob instructs as if you’ve never had a yoga class in your life, which is good–both for newbies and those of us who aren’t experts yet. He actually shows you what good knee alignment looks like. Or tells you how it should feel. I agree with one of the reviewers that it’s a little awkward (okay, a lot awkward) to be in a yoga pose and have to look up at the TV, but that’s really the same as being in class–I would have to look at an instructor to see what’s going on sometimes–but after a week or two of doing this, you get the hang of it and know what to do.

    The BEST part of the Biggest Loser videos are the interactive menus so you can select what kind of workout you want to do. What an AWESOME idea! Finally! Someone helps me cut out the stuff I don’t need or let’s me build a longer workout and it plays exactly how I selected it.

    And hey, if you’re a dude, you’ll like this because Bob leads the session. It’s not just for girls. (And not just for skinny girls either.) Besides, there’s none of that swirly yoga-ish, indian flute music with perfectly carved bodies flawlessly moving from pose to pose. It’s basic instruction (with light background music), and you see the other participants (past BL contestants) make mistakes along the way just like most of us do when we’re taking a yoga class. So what if you put your right leg in the air when everyone else puts up their left. That’s what I love about this DVD! While I’m sure they spent a lot of “takes” shooting the DVD, they didn’t aim for absolute perfection. Hey, life isn’t perfect and I’ve yet to have a perfect yoga class. The fact that I got my tail out of bed to even do this each morning is as much perfect I can expect right now.

    Yes, there’s a lot of “plank,” which is actually good for weight loss yoga. I have to admit that my arms were killing me during a lot of the warrior 2 poses, but I turned to my husband and said, “Just think, in a couple of weeks this will be so much easier for us!”

    ps: Bob’s Biggest Loser Boot Camp is fun too!

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  2. Peace, Love and Sandy Feet. Says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 8:14 am
    213 of 217 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Hard, but effective…Overweight people welcome., June 2, 2013
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    Peace, Love and Sandy Feet. (key West, Fla) –

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    I ordered this DVD not knowing if it would work for me or not. It has and does. I am very overweight, though I’ve lost 50 lbs, I still have a ways to go. I started this DVD not having any sort of exercise experience (hence the being overweight part). I have since started going to a gym, but alot of people who have a weight issue, are nervous or possibly embarrassed to enter any sort of public gym or classes. This was me. It starts off slowly,meaning stretching, but builds up quickly. Some of the moves I couldn’t do for a long while. Don’t beat yourself up. The fact that you’re trying is awesome! You will get there soon enough. I was sore for the first few times afterwards. Soak in a hot bath with epsom salts and apply peppermint oil in some sort of carrier oil(olive oil, almond oil, etc)on your sore spots and you’ll slowly get used to it. I like Bob Harper’s enthusiasm.He’s clear in speech and helpful. He’s not annoying like most exercise hosts can be. Don’t get me wrong, I hated his face at the end of each session, but he pushes you without you wanting to shoot out the TV just to stop seeing his face. I had no idea what I was doing at first, gave up, walked back into the room and kept going. If I can do it, you can as well. Good luck and I hope this helped someone.

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  3. Cheryl L. Malone Says:
    April 30th, 2015 at 9:04 am
    251 of 264 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Love It !!!!, September 4, 2009
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    Cheryl L. Malone (Costa Mesa, CA USA) –
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    I hesitated buying this DVD because as a yoga teacher, good routines are hard to find. This is the way I was trained back in the 1960’s; holding the poses to build strength and stamina.
    I am pleasantly surprised and have put it in my workout rotation. You learn yoga better when you hold the poses; if you learn from a moving flow you tend not to watch your form as
    well. If your thinking of trying yoga, this would be a good place to start.

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