Let me start out by saying I was new to yoga the first time I tried the Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga DVD. In fact I don’t think I’d EVER done a yoga pose in my life. I purchased this DVD along with The Biggest Loser: Boot Camp a few years back. Let me just say people who think yoga is easy and doesn’t require much have not done this yoga!
Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga DVD
I currently use this DVD about once a week and love to work out alongside Bob Harper and former Biggest Loser contestants. There are days when I want to exercise but I don’t want all the cardio. I want to stretch and strengthen my muscles. That is exactly what the Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga video does. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t push you I’m just not a fan of high impact cardio.
Warm Up & Cool Down: 5 minutes each
Level One: This level focuses on some simple poses like Warrior, Warrior 2, Downward Dog, etc. It is a 20 minute work out and you will find it definitely will strengthen your muscles the more you do it. In order to hold the poses you have to be strong. I tried this video once before I started strength training and found it very hard to maintain the poses. Now that I am stronger I find the workout refreshing and fun.
Level Two: This level works your core muscles and is my favorite level. You are on the floor a lot and will often find yourself in plank position. Don’t knock the plank, go ahead and try to get in the position and hold it for one minute. It is a 15 minute work out. During this workout Bob uses a water ball but it is not required.
Level Three: This level increases the intensity by adding in weights. This is a 10 minute workout. I suggest you start with very small weights. Having done this level once, it is definitely is the harder of the three.
Add a Level Every Two Weeks
The Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga workout is designed to add a level every two weeks but after trying all three levels I do not believe you need to follow this plan to get your maximum workout. Since level two works different muscle groups I don’t believe you have to have mastered level one to move on to level two. Though level three is the hardest it is totally different then the first two levels. My recommendations are to do whatever level you want to do that day or add them all together, do not think you have to do level one for 2 weeks before you can add level two.
The warm-up, cool down, and all three levels combine total a workout of 55 minutes. My intentions are to do the full workout once a week. The best part about this workout is you do not get your heart rate up and sweat, this is not a cardio workout it is strictly a strengthening workout. When I’m done I feel relaxed and limber it really elongates your muscles.