I do a lot of Jari Love's workouts and I'm pretty sure they, combined with Michelle Dozois' cardio videos, have changed my body in ways I never thought possible. I own five of Jari's videos and alternate them frequently. One that is in my rotation is Get Extremely Ripped! (2009). (Yes, all of her video titles are very similar and yes, it's very confusing!)
video contains two 30-minute workouts. Jari and her crew use a step, light and heavy weights. As always, I never do the step and still
get a great workout. There is no specified cardio in this video but
since you're doing compound exercises with no breaks, your heart rate
goes up and stays up.
30-minute workout has a warm-up that includes the basic moves you'll be
doing throughout the workout: squats, lunges, bicep curls, overhead
presses, etc. Then you move on to your compound exercises.
1: lunge with row and stiff leg deadlift, pulse squats (ouch!) and
bicep curl with knee lift, wide squats with round-the-world and overhead
presses, curtsy squat with triceps and side squat with anterior raise,
knee up to reverse lunge and side squat with shoulder raise.
2: clean and press and back lunge with hammer curl, moving side squats
and overhead shoulder press with knee lift/squat, back row with squats
and knee raises, reverse flies with leg lifts and triceps.
There is also an ab section and a cool down.
have to admit, I do not look forward to this video - it's a brutal arm
workout. But I do it because it's a great workout. No one does high
reps like Jari Love.
cons... Jari's form is not great and I have no idea why. Also, she's
way too chatty in this video. She's usually motivational yet no-nonsense. This time, she just makes too many annoying comments about
her crew. The lighting on the stage is weird at times, and sometimes
too dark. A few of Jari's videos have a 30-second countdown clock that pops up during an exercise and this is one of them. It's a bit distracting, especially when you realize that Jari has done an uneven number of reps on your current leg/arm because she realizes the clock is running out. But don't let these things deter you. As I've said before, don't use these kinds of excusing to NOT do a workout. Jari always walks you
through a great workout. For a clip, go here.
Bottom Line: This is an advanced workout for those wanting real results. With the high reps, you need to be committed to get through it.