I have been doing online workouts for years, but Jake is definitely one of the best out there. His workouts are super hard, yet use simple moves. No long breaks and no slow, "don't-want-to-move-to-fast-and-ruin-my-makeup-or-break-a-nail" movements, like in so many other trainers' videos.
Even with a fair amount of strength, I could not do this workout with heavy weights. :)
I waited until day 4 to write a review b/c I thought I may have to get use to Jake's style but after day 4, I seem to think he moves through moves way to fast. I think the actual moves would be more beneficial if they were slowed down just a tad. Other than that it was all GOOD.
I wasn't expecting this workout to be too hard since it is only 20 minutes long but wow was I wrong! I had to pause it twice and switch from 5lb weights to 3lb weights and I am in pretty good shape. As always, Jake makes the workout go by fast and keeps it fun :)
Jake Dupree is always a both a challenge and a delight. I have been doing these popsugar workouts for over a year now. I do them everyday. I also rollerblade and do yoga daily at a local studio. I consider myself to be pretty fit and even I had to use some modifications on some of these exercises. A fun and worthwhile goal would be for me to try and complete it without any. Thank you, Jake, for always pumping it up!!
I did this with 5 lb weights and it was very challenging. I pressed the pause button a lot.
Jake (if you read your reviews), since you're a dancer it would be great if you could do an advanced stretching video. I love popsugar workouts but I haven't found a good stretching video yet. They are too brief and designed for people with minimal flexibility - the ex-dancers and gymnasts here need more!
Thanks for this wonderful workout.