I was contacted by a fellow fitness professional, John Izzo.
He asked me to review his new DVD on lunging.
It is always great to give a fellow fitness professional feedback on one of their products.
I know how much time goes into researching and developing them.
Since he sent me one of his DVDs, I sent him my Core Stability for the Rehab Client DVD set.
John was nice enough to review it and had some nice words to say about it:
“Rick Kaselj is a great exercise physiologist from Canada and a great presenter. His 3-disc DVD set Core Stability for the Rehab Client is a fantastic resource for trainers that work with anyone demonstrating postural deficiencies and post rehabilitative status.” – John Izzo
You can check out what else he had to say by clicking here.
Now to a review of John’s lunge DVD.
Initial Thoughts on Lunging to Improved Performance
I didn’t know what to expect from this DVD.
To be honest, I was not too excited about watching a video on lunging. I wondered how much more could I learn about the lunge and will this DVD give me any more information to help my clients.
To my surprise I learned a lot!
John did not just go into details of what muscles are working during the lunge. He broke the lunge fully down. He provided you with the history of the lunge, pros and cons of the lunge, keys to body readiness for a lunge, common body dysfunctions that should not perform lunges, best footwear for lunges and much more.
Who the Lunging to Improved Performance DVD is for:
Personal trainers that work with the general population.
This is great to see. Oftentimes fitness education DVDs, seminars and conferences focus on the very fit or athletes. Most personal trainers work with the general population and it was great to get information targeted to this group.
What I Like About the Improved Performance DVD:
– It gave a great background on the lunge. A lot more than just what muscles are working.
– Like the exercises for preparing your client to perform the three main lunging exercises.
– I like the variety of mobility and self massage exercises.
– I found the pros and cons of lunging to be very helpful.
What I Didn’t Like about Lunging to Improved Performance DVD:
– The sound was okay to good. At times it was difficult to hear what John had to say.
– The video quality was okay to good. At times video was dark.
Details about the Lunging to Improved Performance DVD:
– The DVD has 66 minutes lecture about lunging.
– There is about 40 minutes pratical exercises for the lunge.
– Number of exercises. A lot more than just the 3 main lunging exercises.
Last Word from Rick
If you are looking to expand your understanding of the lunge and need a stack of exercises for all aspects of the lunge, then I would recommend getting John Izzo’s Lunging to Improved Performance DVD. I know you will learn new information and exercises from it as I have.
If you would like more information on John Izzo and his Lunging to Improved Performance DVD, CLICK HERE.
Here is a little video from the DVD:
One last thing, if you are reading this before August 31, then you can get all of John’s DVDs at a great deal, CLICK HERE to get them.