#SCBDReview: Bob Harper’s The Skinny Rules Workout #4: Abs



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Can you make time for 20 minutes in your day? Then you can get an amazing abdominals workout, no excuses! Bob Harper has released his workout DVD’s since the release of his book, The Skinny Rules. Each DVD works on a separate area whether it be cardio, strength, core, or abs. I have tried out the Ab Workout DVD and my abs can definitely tell you it works!

In case you don’t know who Bob Harper is, he is one of the trainers on The Biggest Loser television show. Since he started there he has written a book called The Skinny Rules focusing on diet and exercise and how to be healthy. You can find out more about him at his website, www.mytrainerbob.com.

Being an athlete, I have tried out different workout DVD’s throughout my college years. I have done workouts on Insanity and P90X. I was excited to try out the Bob Harper workout and I was not disappointed. The DVD itself is simple there is a warm up you can do and from there you have three separate daily workouts. These workouts are called WOD or Workout of the Day. You can either have the instruction first and then workout or if you know it well you can just do the workout itself. All of the exercises are explained well and Bob has a good mix of motivation as well as pushing you to your limit. He is assisted by three athletes who have the distinction of beginner, intermediate, and advanced workouts. Some DVD’s only do beginner and advanced it was nice to have that middle ground to push yourself to.

The greatest part about this DVD is that I had no excuse to not do it. Anyone can wake up just a little earlier and get in a 20 minute workout, it’s not asking for much! After the first day my abs were already feeling tight! Even spending a day or two resting resulted in some pain from lack of use. The workouts focus on the upper and lower abs, the latter being the more difficult to focus on and the usual problem area for the average person.

Another aspect to the DVD is that you don’t need anything else but your body! Everything is done using your own bodyweight with some assistance from free weights which he even substitutes with a book for some workouts. You don’t need anything fancy to get a great workout and you will feel it! Not only did my abs hurt after these workouts but so did my arms and my legs because you are using your whole body to get through the workouts. It is set up as circuit training moving from one movement to the next and continuing it in a routine-like pattern.

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If you are to purchase the Skinny Rules workouts including 1-3 you not only get a calendar of workouts for the first month but it continues online as well. I really like any program where you can go online and find a community of people who are doing exactly what you are which is trying to lose weight. There are monthly newsletters and more calendars to follow to get the best workout. This blog and information can be accessed at www.mytrainerbob.com/blog.

I definitely recommend this DVD it is a great workout and definitely targets your abs by using your own body. The workouts are easy to learn and you will feel the burn! If this is any inclination as to how the other ones are, I recommend the entire collection. I would definitely love to try out the other DVD’s to get a well-rounded workout.


So the question is, do you have 20 minutes to spare?


*Disclaimer: The PR team sent me this product. I was not required to write about these experiences and my opinions are my own and unbiased.*





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