Need Help Choosing a Sculpting Workout

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2010/02/02 15:38:22 (permalink)

Need Help Choosing a Sculpting Workout

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I have been using Leslie Sansone DVD's as my main source of cardio over the past several years and with Weight Watchers have lost 50 lbs.  I am now at a weight that I am happy with, however, I would like to alternate in some all over body toning work especially thighs, abs, and arms.  Can you suggest a workout or two which might have all of these areas included?  If at all possible, I would like to avoid lunges and squats as I have had extensive knee surgeries and cannot do them with comfort.

Thanks so much!
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    Denise
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    Re:Need Help Choosing a Sculpting Workout 2010/02/02 22:34:07 (permalink)
    Congratulations on the weight loss and your continuing journey. You might want to look at Michelle Dozois {Slim Sexy Sculpting}7892^, it's one of her body breakthrough dvds. It does have some of the excercises you mentioned, but since she uses a band for the whole workout you could just use your body weight.  I don't do Pilates or Yoga but maybe those types of workouts would have lower body toning on the floor instead of standing.  All the other dvds that come to mind have alot of lunges and squats, maybe some older Kathy Smith or Denise Austin? I wish I could be of more help to you.

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    jf
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    Re:Need Help Choosing a Sculpting Workout 2010/02/03 06:10:59 (permalink)
    {The Great Weighted Workout}7203^ by Karen Voight is a total body workout.  One section has a few squats but there is a 30 minute section that has killer floor work for the lower body.

    Also Winsor Buns and Thighs or any lower body pilates should have floor exercises for the lower body.

    Good Luck

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    Re:Need Help Choosing a Sculpting Workout 2010/02/25 19:17:35 (permalink)
    Congratulations! Since you want to avoid lunges and squats, pilates workouts might be a good choice.  I find they are good for the abs and thighs.  I like 10 minute solutions which have an upper body routine included.  I also like all of Ana Cabans pilates workouts.
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    Re:Need Help Choosing a Sculpting Workout 2010/03/02 16:31:01 (permalink)
    Andrea -

    Congrats on your weight loss success!

    When my knees got old and cranky I stopped the lunges and squats and started using only Pilates and other floorwork for legs. 

    With the Pilates I was FINALLY able to get rid of the prongs on the sides of the thighs.  For me, Pilates also got rid of the lower stomach pooch.

    For upper body I still am a big believer in traditional weight workouts.

    Good luck!
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    Slinks
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    Re:Need Help Choosing a Sculpting Workout 2010/03/02 16:43:39 (permalink)
    I'd like to Welcome both Andreas and Boatlady to the forum !!

    Andreas congrats on your huge acheivement   :-)
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    megw
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    Re:Need Help Choosing a Sculpting Workout 2011/07/21 14:18:38 (permalink)
    Congratulations!  I would agree with pilates for the lower body.
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    Re:Need Help Choosing a Sculpting Workout 2011/08/08 08:23:38 (permalink)
    Hi, and good for you!  Yes, weights will sculpt and strengthen your body.  Most of my weight training vids are oldies,  but some basic instructors you might like are Petra Kolber, who has a fairly new one, Tami Lee Webb  (I use her Tight on Time), even Denise.  I also suggest checking out a couple books on weight training for women from the library.   You will need two sets of weights,  3's and5's are great for starters and are cheap.   I do upper body one day and lower body another day, though you can easily do both on one day.   I only suggest "hitting the muscles from all angles" meaning look for vids with lots of variety in the moves so that you are getting more muscles thanjust biceps and quads, for example.  Please keep us posted on your results,  I love working with weights, aerobics may be good for metabolism, but for a toned body,  nothing beats weight work.
    post edited by Alice Kathleen - 2011/08/08 08:24:58
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    billiefan
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    Re:Need Help Choosing a Sculpting Workout 2011/08/09 08:27:49 (permalink)
    get a set of 3, 5 & 8's for starters.  Maybe some 2.5 ankle weights for floor work.  When you get stronger, increase the weight.  I had no $ so I would double up the 3 & 8 until I could afford an upgrade.  It was fun!  I also love machines at the gym.  Nautilus is really cool and a wonderful intro into sculpting.  As for DVD's I like "The Firm"
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