Okay, it suddenly seems we have a bunch of new people here that are asking for workout programs or asking if workout program x is good. So here I will post my two cents on each of these workouts, and show you all the ones we have here which are free and are effective.
celebrity workout videos:
these programs are typically ok as long as they are not having you use some gimmicky gadget accompanying the program. When it comes to gadgets, there is never going to be gadget that improves your results and makes the exercise easier in the process. You cannot trade nothing for something.
Fitness guru DVDs:
celebrities such as Jillian Michaels, while reputable often become sellouts. The DVDs are generally okay, but are mostly variety aerobics to keep you entertained with something different to try rather then just simple stuff. I cannot stress enough the cardio is no more effective then jogging, running or any other cardio exercise you can already do.
Beachbody has built their reputation on very structured programs educating people on proper fitness and diet. They usually use no equipment, or practical equipment such as weights, mats, and pullup bars. However these dvds are EXPENSIVE. The reality is while their results are fantastic, they teach nothing revolutionary that is already available online for free, or if you really feel obligated to pay for something is already in a book. The best feature with their programs hands down is the accompanied nutrition plans. Which will also recommend trying their supplementation products which are less effective and more expensive to existing counterparts. I will openly admit I used P90x in the beginning of my fitness experience. I lost roughly 40 lbs following the program to the letter. But I could have saved a lot of money had I done some light googling.
All the above DVDs and ones I have not mentioned:
All these dvds have things in common that need mentioning. Almost all fitness programs sell you on the idea of working specifically on a specific area fat loss or targeted muscle. The reality is targeted fat loss is a myth.
"But some of these really do work!" you say. The ones that do work are the ones having you do other exercises too. usually a lot of aerobics. Some dvds will have you do exercises that aren't really exercise but are designed to look like they are and enough people will fall for them and they can get away with releasing the next gimmick. The bottom line is most of these DVDs have a lot of misleads, the ones with results do just enough exercises to both entertain you and get you to try their next latest and greatest.
Now allow me to show the ones that are genuine, free, and will get you the best results:
Former bodybuilder and all around awesome guy, scooby specializes in debunking stupid myths and gimmicks, showing you how to get the best body possible using the most budget conscious solutions possible. The man is 50
, but you wouldn't know from looking. His website also includes a forum for people to answer your questions. Just be sure to look for answers before asking questions. They might already be answered on the website. http://scoobysworkshop.com http://www.youtube.com/user/scooby1961
She is a personal trainer who specialized in no equipment workouts. she posts youtube workouts frequently and has a friendlier personality than most DVD trainers ever will. http://www.bodyrock.tv http://www.youtube.com/user/charliejames1975
Finally Bodybuilding.com is a genuine goldmine for fitness, weight loss and muscle building. They have credible information, a large forum with lots of different categories from dieting to motivation. Just don't get too wrapped up in their supplement deals.
And please do us a favor and read our stickies and existing workout guides already posted here. they require little to no equipment, and I guarantee results as long as you follow them accordingly.