Saturday, 26 December 2009

Total Body Solution - Debbie Siebers and Chad Waterbury

Total Body Solution
Debbie Siebers and Chad Waterbury

Beachbody

This is a workout series designed to help you overcome pain issues. It deals with 5 main areas of the body, Neck, Shoulders, Core, Lower Back, Knees. Even though I am a P90X Grad I still have been struggling with shoulder pain from an old injury and it causes tension in the neck and that causes more pain and discomfort. I have been trying the specific target workouts for those areas and am greatly impressed by the results. The way this video is set up helps you do an assessment for each area, and t
hen do specific exercises to increase either strength or mobility. Depending on the body part, there are between 5 and 8 exercises that are part of the Total Body Solution. These exercises are designed to increase both mobility and endurance strength in each of these common problem areas.

Neck
Most people today suffer from neck issues, mainly from hours spent at a computer in an improper position. There are 5 exercises with a goal of 15 repetitions.
Equipment needed: Mat, Chair.


Shoulders

This deals with the whole shoulder, upper back and pecs. There are 8 exercises for this solution. I was amazed at how much I increased my range of motion by doing this just a few times.
Equipment needed: Mat, Exercise band, Body ball.


Core
I was surprised that I failed this assessment. I failed on the sides of the mid-s
ection. This was actually a really tough solution. I was barely able to complete the 15 repetitions on each of the 5 exercises. But I could feel it really open up the deep core muscles.
Equipment needed: Mat.

Lower Back
I had no problems with the assessment for the Lower back, yet even with that I found the exercises helped loosen me up and think they are a good stretch and exercise. The 8 exercises do a great job of stretching and strengthening the lower back.
Equipment needed: Mat.


Knees
The seven exercises in this set are designed to help warm up, strengthen
and stretch the whole knee.
Equipment needed: Mat, Chair.

None of these exercises was very challenging to me as a P90X grad. And yet I found them very valuable to help in certain areas where I have known weakness or lack of range of motion from injuries and inactivity. Also, after having worked through these, I can think of 5 or 6 people I know who will benefit from some or all of these exercises. The drawback, in my opinion, is there is no option on the disk to do the whole set. You have to do each part separately, and then you get a series of Beachbody advertisements. Then you go back to the menu and can select the next. It would be good if there were an option to just go through all 5 together. It would have been a good design if you could choose the exercises without the assessments, but the way the disk is set up, you have to fast-forward through the assessment if you want to do just the exercises. All in all though, I would state it is a good product, but it could have been great if the menus had been set up differently to make it more flexible and user friendly.

(Disclaimer: I am asked frequently if I am a Beachbody Coach, no I am not, I am just some one who has used their products, P90X, 1on1 with Tony Horton and more and liked them and achieved good results. I am not paid by Beachbody or any of their affiliates. You can see my full disclaimer here.)

2 Comments:

Rob said...

I'm interested in getting the total body solution. Are you still using it? Do you still think it is a good thing?
I have lower back pain I'm tyring to deal with.

SRMcEvoy said...

I used it for a bad shoulder. Found it worked very well.