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Okay, I will admit that Jackie Warner intimidates me a little. She is just soooo much stronger than I am. So, when I got her new DVD Personal Training with Jackie: Power Circuit Training I stared at it. For a while. Maybe an unhealthy amount of time. Everyday I would come home and look at it and try to muster up the courage to let Jackie kick my ass.

All of my worry was in naught, this is a really doable DVD. DO NOT BE SCARED OF JACKIE. It is actually pretty kick ass as far as strength training living room workouts go.

Following the trend of choose your own adventure workout videos, this DVD is broken out into four 15-minute circuits that you can do on their own, or a 40-minute all inclusive ass kicking.

  • 15-Minute Total Body
  • 15-Minute Abs Only Circuit
  • 15-Minute Upper Body Circuit
  • 15-Minute Lower Body Circuit
  • Circuit 40-Minute Total Body Circuit

Here’s how the circuit training breaks down. Each muscle group is given it’s very own 5-minute spotlight where Jackie takes you through tree separate exercises that you do for a minute each. The remaining time is spent doing a combination of the three exercises. By the end, the goal is for your muscle group to be completely exhausted. If you don’t think a minute is long enough to exhaust a muscle, you haven’t done a UFC yet. Part of the Quad portion, this involves getting down on one knee, then the other, then up with one then the other. Which sounds easy but is like the childbirth of knees.

Wondering if your trouble spot is covered, here’s a rundown of the muscle groups Jackie gets to: Quads, Hamstrings, Glutes, Chest, Back, Bicep, Tricep, Shoulder, Upper Abs, Lower Abs, Obliques, and of course a 2-minute stretch.

Yeah, I don’t think she left anything out.

If you’re tired of dodging elbows in the weight room, you can get a solid total body conditioning workout in the comfort of your own home. For $10 on Amazon you can get a workout with Jackie Warner that would normally cost you $300 per hour. Not bad if you ask me.

For more info on Jackie Warner check out my interview with her on SocialWorkout.com