Synopsis by Sarah Welsh
The "For Dummies" line of instructional books (with the familiar yellow-and-black jackets) brings its no-nonsense approach to the home-fitness market with this weight-training video for beginners. Instructor Tracy York introduces twelve basic toning exercises ("The Daily Dozen," which together covers all the major muscle groups) to be done in two sets of twelve repetitions, with long stretching intervals in between and five minutes of extra abdominal toning to finish off the workout. An occasional split-screen format allows for the interjection of helpful explanations along with "Myth Busters" and "Jargon Alerts." The overall emphasis is on safety, proper form, realistic results, and a basic understanding of muscle fitness. The video recommends using light hand weights.
abdominals, hand-weights, muscles, stretching, toning, workout