Recently I was given the opportunity to read a book called, Total Knockout Fitness by Martin McKenzie and Stefanie Kirchner, which also comes with a DVD. I've been trying out the DVD and I've enjoyed it a lot. It's a complete program that is a blend of cardio, boxing, and cross-training exercises. The DVD is 64 minutes long, but is broken down into sections according to users' fitness levels. There are beginner, intermediate, and advanced level workouts which also feature warm-up and cool down sections. I liked that the DVD was set up in bite-sized pieces like that. It made the workout not seem so daunting. I'm still at the beginner level, but I look forward to progressing to the other levels when my body is ready.
The book is very good at describing the workouts and it helps readers to plan their workout strategies. There are color photographs which depict many of the exercises and it goes along well with the DVD.
Total Knockout Fitness has been created by personal trainer Martin McKenzie and holistic health therapist Stefanie Kirchner. They've brought their know-how together in this great program that works the entire body very well.
The book is broken down into the following sections:
Round 1 - Equipment
Round 2 - Knowing Your Opponent
Round 3 - Tipping the Scales in Your Favour
Round 4 - Total Knockout Fitness Exercises
Round 5 - Warm-Ups
Round 6 - Form and Footwork
Round 7 - Punch Precision
Round 8 - Total-Body Training
Round 9 - Flexibility
Round 10 - Cardio
Round 11 - Weight Loss
Round 12 - Toning and Shaping
Round 13 - Strength and Power
Round 14 - Going the Extra Round
It's a challenging workout, but it's also been fun for me. It has just enough variety to keep me interested, especially since I'm not a die-hard workout person. Who knows? This workout program may just be what I need to get me into working out a lot more frequently. I have really been enjoying it.
If you would like to purchase the book, you can do so here.
Disclaimer: This book and DVD were sent to me free of charge in exchange for a review. All opinions are mine. Also, please consult your physician before attempting this program or any other. I am not a healthcare professional and I am not dispensing health advice. I am speaking of my own experience with this product only.