Fitness DVDs | Extreme Calorie Burn
Time Out Chicago checks out Extreme Calorie Burn with Patrick Goudeau
This is the first fitness DVD I’ve encountered where the warm-up actually left me breathless—it uses dumbbells! It’s a signal of things to come. Extreme Calorie Burn with Patrick Goudeau ($15 at collagevideo.com) features a warm-up, seven circuits, an abs session and cooldown. The circuits take viewers through myriad variations on squats, lunges with dumbbells-required upper-body moves and plyometric-based cardio sequences. Doing the video from start to finish takes a whopping hour and 15 minutes, but the individual circuits are so intense that you could easily mix and match three of them to bank a solid 30-minute workout. There is zero cheese factor in Goudeau’s demeanor—he’s upbeat but no-nonsense as he leads you through aggressively intense exercises that will leave you zonkered-out from head to toe.