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DVD Review: Jari Love's Get Extremely Ripped

DVD Review: Jari Love's Get Extremely Ripped

Drawn to the title Get Extremely Ripped, I must admit I was excited to try this DVD with this text gracing the bottom cover: "Scientifically proven to burn fat 3x faster." I am a fitness geek, what can I say. This hour-long DVD is full of classic strength-training moves — lots of squats, lunges, overhead presses, and biceps curls. The moves are done fairly quickly and each section combines a lower body sequence with upper body moves. You are often working more than one joint at time, and this helps keep your heart rate up. Get Extremely Ripped contains two 30-minute workouts that can be done separately or combined for an hour workout, which is what I did. I followed up my workout with the eight-minute ab section, which combines crunches and planks with push-ups.

To see what I thought of the DVD and to see a clip, just

I felt extremely worked by the end of the video, and did more reps than I would do on my own, which I consider a plus. Jari cues the workout well and offers helpful pointers. She does, however, make really odd small talk with the folks demonstrating the moves. The music is very mellow techno with a steady beat, but it lacks inspiration. The hour-long version of the workout is a little repetitive, but the 30-minute version would give you a solid full-body workout. The warmup is brief but gets your heart rate going, yet the stretching at the end is too short. If you do this workout, you should continue stretching while credits roll. I will do this workout again with the TV volume down listening to my own tunes. I burned 371 calories in an hour and eight minutes, and I know I will sleep tight tonight having tired out just about every muscle in my body.

If you have worked out with a DVD by Jari Love, tell me what you thought of it in the comments section below.

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Marivnuk Marivnuk 4 years
I just received this video yesterday and love it!!! It reminds me of the Body Pump classes I used to do at Golds Gym. I love the cardio you get with the weight training, getting two for the price of one. The only question I have if your starting out with 3-6 pound weights about how many calories would you burn doing only the 30 min segment with the ab workout? Does any body know? Thanks
dd-sugar dd-sugar 8 years
I agree, that black number is distracting. I enjoy her Ripped to the Core and Get Ripped 1000. She has great legs and wears nice outfits in these! This new one looks like more of the same but it did motivate me to pull out the ones I have already and do a workout!
redsilkshoes redsilkshoes 8 years
I want this. I love Jari's workouts but I don't always have an hour in my busy schedule. the 30 minutes seem perfect. BUT that being said, I hate what she's wearing here. Very very very distracting.
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