Vicky Binns work out
- In week two, it was the Kym Ryder work out
- In week three, it was the Angela Griffin work out
- In week four, it was the Beverley Callard work out
Debbie Rush's Bulge Buster Workout. Not because it's an especially gruelling workout (although it does actually leave us sore the next day!), but because it's such an uninspiring slog of a DVD to get through.
As an ex-rugby player, Andy clearly knows his stuff when it comes to getting buff; however, he sadly exudes all the personality of the Kabin paperboy. Barely cracking a smile once throughout the DVD's 1 hour 14 minute runtime, Andy is easily the least inspiring of all the trainers in our Corrie exercise DVD collection - he seems to repeat the same tired lines over and over again, and when he congratulates you for doing a great job, he couldn't sound any less genuine. A far cry indeed from bubbly warmth of Bev Callard last week, for sure.
The DVD's presentation is also lacking. The background for the workout is a brick walled rugby club, the camera never really pulling out far enough to see that much of the surroundings. We're sure some people would enjoy looking at the three massive prints of chunky rugby players that hang behind Debbie and Andy during their workout, but they didn't exactly do anything for us. The background music, too, is the blandest of the bland, and the distracting Bulge Buster logo that's constantly in the top right of the screen is completely unnecessary.
The thing is, though, like we suggested at the start of this rant - sorry, review! - we actually think that this DVD could give you the results you're after if you keep it up for long enough. Debbie herself has never looked better - a far cry from the apron-clad frumpy fishwife that is Anna Windass! The five-minute warm up that kicks off the DVD may be rather tame, but the other workouts really did get us out of breath, and we could feel the benefits of doing them the next day. Each section is a selection of exercises one after another, then the circuit is repeated again.
The cardio circuit is eight minutes long and has you running through a set of jogs and jumps; the nine-minute leg circuit works all the areas you'd expect; the arm circuit will build those biceps and tone those triceps nicely over the course of 12 minutes; and the 15-minute bums and tums section is a decent selection of ab and glute exercises - though we did feel like we could have been worked a little harder on that one. If you're in the mood for a bit of everything, the Full Body Workout - the final section before the cool down - should have you covered, in a routine lasting 12 minutes that touches on all of the main areas of the body.
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