Tonight i did the "Ripped" DVD. I loved the first section with the Toning Sticks but am considering trying to get hold of the next size up as my arms arent burning as much now as i think that they should. I found i could follow along with most of the choreography and only smacked myself in the head with my stick once
The Sentao section with the chair was way more complicated than i expected. I can totally see how with practise it will supercharge the toning and building of my core muscles (goodbye tummy, love handles and back fat!) but at my current skill level i found that i was so uncoordinated and the moves were so specific that i didnt keep my heart rate very high. In the "normal" Zumba workouts even if i dont get the moves right, i am still moving and grooving so i keep my heart rate high and keep burning those calories.
So until i get a bit more comfortable with the footwork and manage to keep up with the speed of the footwork then i might just stick to Activate, Exhilarate, Rush & the Toning Sticks section of Ripped. Oh, and i want to check out Mix and Party at some stage too, probably to shake things up a bit in a few weeks time.
It was sooo funny tonight doing the Sentao routine. My sister had popped over and sat in the lounge watching me. We both collapsed into fits of giggles when i first attempted the leg-lifting manouvre. The speed at which Beto and the dancers lift their legs up and down is phenomenal, i just looked like a dog with a fire hydrant... IYKWIM!
I havent laughed so much in so long, i actually had tears in my eyes and it made my stomach hurt! So i got the desired result, just not in the manner intended, hahahaha!