EDIT!! I just realized I posted this under the wrong DVD thread. This should be under Total Body Giant Sets. Omg...thunk on the forehead...I feel like saying: "who is responsible for that child" !!!
Well...I'm going to do PHA next. If the moderator wants to move this to the reviews under Total Body Giants Sets, that would be good.
This is the only one I did so far, knew I'd do the full-body first. I feel like a parrot, but its the BEST full body workout yet with Cathe. Notice the word *yet*.
What I really enjoyed was the ability to lift heavy, especially with the barbell. The pace was perfect to me, plus you could slow it down further with even heavier weights by shaving off a few reps at the end if want to keep it rolling. Not too much in changing out weights with the barbell, but I have several anyway. All the moves were those that I personally like doing except I usually sub out classic barbell deadlifts with kettlebell suitcase deadlifts or a one-legged elevated deadlift, and it worked out fantastic either way.
I was surprised that I burned more then I usually do for full body lifts (according to my Polar) and out of curiosity let my watch run on to see the afterburn. My heart rate remained elevated in the 80's for the next hour and my temperature was also elevated which is a good thing because I tend to run cool. (I've been taking my temps lately with a digital.)
The flow of this workout is stellar, and I LOVE the music...no lyrics and I can concentrate on Cathe's voice, because I usually don't look at the screen while working out. It has a good lifting beat, nothing weird, and I enjoyed the entire soundtrack all the way through each segment. (I know, music is so subjective, but me likely!) I wish some of the stretch music was incorporated into the main workout, its that good.
And did I mention doms? I rarely get dom's in my glutes, so activation was right-on and I'm really surprised it happened considering its not that long of a workout. PHA is deceptive, maybe its the flow or that I was lifting heavier as the program went on. There is a lot of room to lengthen this workout with the premixes, which I intend on doing.
If I even get one more like this in the set, money very well spent.