DVD-A-DAY #17: Winsor Pilates Power Sculpting with Resistance
Thank you to MISSLILSTAMPER for inspiring me to dig these DVDs out!
Today’s video selection was actually a twofer: one pilates resistance band workout, and another focusing on the abs (also with band.) Mari Winsor leads both programs while a few other people demonstrate, including one woman who shows all modifications (thank you!) You need a plain resistance band (not the tube-style with handles), which originally came with the set, although I have no idea where it is now. I just used another band and it was perfectly fine. (*ahem!StottPilatesFitnessCirc
The abs video is about 15 minutes and works mainly spinal flexion, and the full-body video is just over 20 minutes and covers a little abs, arms, legs, glutes, and some spinal extension and rotation. I did them back-to-back, and there were surprisingly few repeated exercises. Because ///every body/// is different, ///everybody/// will find different things challenging, but probably have to put some real effort into at least one or two moves.
+Well-rounded. The full-body resistance program offered a nice variety of exercises.
+Effective. If you take advantage of the mind-body component, you can make yourself work hard to get the most out of just a few reps.
+Mods. As it should be.
+DVD quality. Simple menu design and you can customize the audio.
-Continuity. Too many breaks between exercises, which I get is good for if you are new to the moves, but perhaps there should be a feature to familiarize users with the materials so the real workout can flow better.
-Pace. Some of the exercises seemed too fast, so that you could perform them relying on momentum instead of your own strength.
Overall but it’s pilates, so no real