We’ll Take Bob Harper’s Ultimate Cardio Body Any Day
Posted Mar 01 2011 2:00pm
I’m not sure what it is about this workout DVD that strikes me so. On the one hand, I feel like it’s a bit of a cheesy “We want you” Uncle Sam paradoy for fitness. And on the other? Bob’s dreamy eyes enticing us to try his new workout DVD Ultimate Cardio Body. Which, of course, we did. (And we totally think that, like Uncle Sam, he wants us.) Regardless of the cover—and even though we’ve publicly admitted our love for Bob both to you and him—we can objectively say that this is a workout you’ll want to add to your I-need-my-ass-kicked-collection. A mix of both strength and cardio, Bob brings a killer workout like Paula Deen brings the butter (a big thank you to for that analogical gem).
While there are no Scorpion Push-Ups to deal with, Bob shows no mercy with a full hour of explosive cardio drills and strength moves that will have you sweatin’ buckets. While your biceps, triceps and shoulders will be on fire, expect your legs to feel the biggest burn of all as Bob has you doing lunges, lunges and more lunges (I guesstimate at least 15 minutes of the total workout is lunging it out). And if that’s not enough leg work for you (masochist!), be sure to check out the bonus 10-minute glute and core workout that’s the perfect quick body-toning boost.
And the best part of this workout DVD—as is the case with all of his DVDs—is Bob! He pushes you, but does it with that cute-boy charm and those baby-blues that make you smile, laugh and keep going for the full sweaty hour. He’s not afraid to call a glute what it is—an ass! Not to mention that he makes fun of himself and the knee-high black socks he’s wearing in the cool down. (For the record, Bob, we did wonder what that was about.) There’s nothing sexier than a good sense of self-deprecating humor.
FBG Rating (Out of 5): Instruction: ★★★★★
Long-Term Likeability: ★★★★★
Fun Factor: ★★★★
Meets Expectations: ★★★★★
Fit Bottom line: Bob lovers like us will want to add this cardio and strength workout DVD to their collection. And non-Bob lovers? This will get you on the Bob-lovin’ train!