Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review: Supreme 90 Day System

We've been doing the Supreme 90 Day exercise DVD's for about 2 months now.  I schedule one cardio and one strength training session for the most part every week.  I'll be honest I was skeptical when I saw a DVD combo kit that promised to deliver the kind of results that I would see on fancier infomercials for a mere $20-25 especially when I was seeing comparable systems for 4-5x that amount.  I wanted to get through all 10 DVD's before doing an official review for it.  To fully utilize the workouts, they suggest you have dumbbells, mats and a stability ball however, we don't have stability balls and they give you modifications for doing it on the floor.  We've never felt like we're missing out because of it.  If you don't have dumbbells, you can use large soup cans or half gallon milk jugs (with easy built in handles!)  But using the weights will net you the maximum results so invest in even a set of 5's, 10's and/or 15's to have on hand as you progress.

To say it was the best $25 we ever spent is an understatement.  I loathe these workouts in the way that you loathe something you know is good for you but will kick your ever lovin' butt.    The two cardios I like are the Cardio Challenge (my favorite) and the Tabata Inferno.  They keep your heart rate up, you use light weights and by the time you're done you just want to eat to restore your energy.  I mean we did the Cardio Challenge last night and I had chili in the crockpot and we felt like we could feel the life coming back into us as we ate because we had just expended so much energy.  The focus is interval training which we all know is hot right now but that's because it works.  It's full blast for 30 seconds then 30 second rest or the other is like on for 4 minutes off for one, I think?  (If I were being paid for this review I'd get off my butt to double check it but my legs are jello so said butt is stayin' put)  I'll admit my scale isn't doing The Dip ala Freak Nasty  (tell me I'm not the only one who knows that song) but I've gone down a dress size on top and I feel muscles that once you peel away the squishy layer will look quite sex-ay.

The strength workouts focus on muscle confusion and working different muscle groups per DVD.  I have really like all of them except for the one dedicated only to legs.  I don't know what it was about it but I hated it so much I actually stopped mid-workout to do a different one.  That's just me though, you might like it.  My favorite is the Back and Bi's.  It sucks...in a good way.  The next day I always feel like I'm going to keel just lifting a soup can!  There are these moves called "good mornings" where you hinge, lean forward then do what would be an overhead press and hinge back up.  It's toward the end and sweet baby Jesus you feel super human for completing them some days.  

When we first got this workout, it was for the days we were going to "step it up" and now that we have, we're so glad we did.  It almost makes me emotional because before I started or even the first 100 pounds into this journey I would've looked at that video and said 'there's no way in Hell I could ever do that!'  I would often dismiss hard moves in any workout as something my big ol' body just couldn't do without ever giving myself a chance to prove myself wrong.  At the point we bought this workout, I had gained some confidence in workouts and while I still have to modify things here and there, I looked at it and said 'I could do this eventually.'  Then when it came time to put the gonads on the line, we popped in the DVD and I did it straight through modifying minimally and coming out the other end proud as a peacock.  

So would I recommend Supreme 90 Day?  Absolutely.  Because whether you're currently ready for it, looking to switch up your routine or need to aspire to work up to it, $25 is a small price to pay for 10 DVD's much less 10 DVD's that are this good!

(This is *not* a paid review for this workout DVD.  If it was I would likely not use a Freak Nasty reference or say gonad.  Before starting any new exercise plan, check with your doctor or personal trainer)


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11 comments:

  1. Great to know! I've been looking for something to use the days I want to work out at home!

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  2. Can you confirm what equipment is needed?

    I see (in the amazon reviews) that weights, mat, and balance ball are mentioned. Anything else?

    (I'm tempted to head to Walgreens to see if they have this in their "as seen on tv" section)

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  3. Ahh HB, good point, I'll update the post!

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  4. Nice, I went ahead and bought it. I am nowhere near being able to do it but I will get there. There were only 4 left on amazon. Maybe you caused a sellout! lol

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  5. You crack me up!! So nice to be able to complete something challenging! Good review, thanks!

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  6. Ha ha, love the disclaimer at the end! Thanks for sharing. I may have to pick up that bad boy :)

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  7. Oh girl...I am LOVING the Supreme 90. I'm in constant tin woodsman mode because of it. I'm hoping this will kick me back into weight lifting seriously cuz it had been awhile (P90X is old when you can say what Tony Horton is gonna say before he does). I will 2nd your endorsement. Since you never rest longer then oh...10 seconds, you never get bored and its over really fast. You getting the burpees in Mrs? Those absolutely kill my knees so I usually sub pushups which I now have to do on my knees as the cracked ankle won't hold up for planks or pushups longer then a few moments :( Soooo--all you people reading this...get it! You won't be sorry. You can get it on walmart site to store for $19.97+ tx. Oh and you don't have to have a mat but I use whats left of my dog chewed yoga mat for the ab parts and the the plank moves. Other than that you need weights and the ball is mighty nice to have but not essential- you can get em cheap at walmart- I wanna say $10)

    K...there's my 2 cents

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  8. When you dip, I dip, we dip!!!!

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  9. I've been looking for a dvd to get that would cover alot of bases but really give me a good workout. I mainly take classes at the gym or do my walking there, but sometimes I just can't make it. I think this will do nicely for those days and it means I have no excuse not to workout. Win, win! I already ordered it from Amazon. Thanks for the info.

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  10. Cool! I might just have to go buy this. Thanks for the review!

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  11. Thanks for the review..I'm still getting caught up on my reading and this is perfect since my ST is a big ???? in my plan and I'm just winging it. Can't beat the price and I do like someone telling me what to do next :).

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