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Review of DVD #1 and viewer feedback on 1, 2 & 3 below :
Feedback on First Ripped DVD
Thank you for putting together such a
wonderful video. I have all of your books and while I have learned a great
deal from them, there was something about seeing all of the words in action.
I enjoyed the video and learned a great deal.
The video was just like all of your
books - GREAT!! I really enjoyed the footage of your training sessions.
Watching you do the exercises is better than just reading about it in the books.
Your video is a grand-slam home run. I've already watched two times.
I liked the opening showing the "old reliable." Clarence looks tremendous
in the posing section. I'll be getting straps for that ab exercise. My
overall reaction? Unbelievable.
I think you did a wonderful job of covering
everything and it gave those of us who haven't had the chance, the opportunity
to meet you and see what a truly unpretentious person you are.
You explain things methodically and slowly. You show people exactly what you
mean by showing the entire workout including warm ups. Many need this sort of
comprehensive attention. They need to get a feel for what a real workout is.
This you have given them without compromise.
For me, the Video provided an opportunity to actually "study" a couple of
techniques I was not completely understanding. I tried what I thought was the
Tabata protocol. After watching the Video, I did exactly as you explained. What
a difference? That was yesterday afternoon and I am still tired, but I am
enjoying the equipment and workout far more. I also particularly enjoyed
learning the unusual ab exercises and your advice on warm up sets. I have been
doing too many sets and reps. I'll make those adjustments based on what I
learned from the Video.
There's no better way to really learn something than having someone -- a
master -- show you. When people see you squat and do those pulling movements,
they will understand how your training has evolved and why those are movements
you do only once a week.
Just got the video the other day-Awesome!! I've watched it already 3 times. Very
informative, and I like that is not all Hollywood production -- you seem like
you're talking to me one to one. The Olympic lifting movements are worth
the whole video!!
I received your video as a gift from my training partner of almost 20
years. My wife and I watched it last night and were impressed with the
comprehensive nature in which the material was presented. Good work Clarence
Look out, Jack LaLanne! You should have your own exercise TV show!
It was like training right along with you in your gym and having breakfast with
you in your kitchen.
Just received your terrific new video. My 21 yr old son and I sat right
down and watched. It sure motivated us to pay more attention to the details of
diet, aerobics, and lifting! A fantastic work to complement "Challenge Yourself"
and "Ripped" which I've read previously. And I really enjoyed the personal
service and nice conversation while making my phone order! Thanks so much
for the inspiration -- you've started our new year out right!
Gosh, the video is outstanding!!! I've
watched it 3 times now, and Wow, it's loaded with info and very well
done......I was very impressed!! I especially loved the
last 2-3 minutes of the video....the out-takes and the humor was a great way
I was most impressed with the posing segment. Incredible condition for a
man of any age!
Your precise narration and unhurried demonstrations has resulted in a video
that will benefit not only advanced but beginners as well.
Bill and Maureen, Pennsylvania
I really learned a lot from the video, watched it at least six times, the
first thing I am going to do is cycle my training, start keeping training
diaries and probably hardest of all for me is to change my eating habits, but
I have really been inspired by you and your straight forward common sense
approach. I have a long way to go, but one step at a time, one goal at a time,
and with the knowledge from your books and video to help me I can get to where I
want to be.
Very professionally done and with a very human touch.
Your main message on diet and exercise come across clearly: Eat natural,
low calorie, filling foods -- never be hungry -- but an emphasis on taste
quality -- a low emphasis on supplements -- and a high intensity in workouts
and aerobics. Congratulations, it's a first class video, with strong clear
message for all types of "training folks."
I bought a new VCR so I can watch your new video and I must tell you how
interesting I find it. You are very strict and train hard and heavy,
especially when you were squatting! Everything in your house, kitchen, gym
and office is so big, nice and clean; it was very impressive to see all of
this. Thousands of people will learn by looking at your video; I showed it
to my neighbor.
I purchased video for my
brother's birthday. He and I were both impressed by the quality and depth
of information presented; it is a superb complement to your books!
Truly a magnificent video archive.
This was the best spent $39.95 in a long time.
I perked up when I saw you adding beans and vegetables to your meals. I'd read about it in your articles, but didn't know what you were doing exactly. Do now.
Comments on Second RIPPED DVD
I [watched] both DVDs and was glued to every minute. I have seen many videos and read many books on bodybuilding in the 20 years since I first began bodybuilding at 14, but have never been more inspired and informed than I am today.
The behind the scenes [photo] shoot was inspirational. If you can look that great at 65, I know I can improve as I am 20-some years your junior and previously thought it was too late for me.
Bob, Pittsburgh, PA
I like your "American" system of getting the most out of an exercise program with efficiency...not the method of spending hours on end spinning muscles. Your multi-joint exercise and the use of weights instead of machines is really the key.
It was fantastic, and you looked great. The conversation-style format really works. I especially enjoyed the discussion on periodization, and coupling aerobic intensity with anaerobic.
Tom, Boston, MA
It is an inspiring story. Since you explain and show exactly how to train and the rational behind everything, the program will help lots and lots of people. The amount and frequency of your training can be done by many people. It's not the usual hours per week and living on supplements or a very select group of foods and meals. The message comes through loud and clear: Done correctly as you describe, training at any age can give you an incredible sense of efficacy.
Dick, Blacksburg, VA
Much better than the original. The shots of Clarence on the case are worth the cost of the video.
Bill, Columbia, MO
I just watches your first and second RIPPED videos, several times. These are by far the most educational videos I have ever ordered--packed with information and health tips. I work in the fitness industry and try to stay up with the evolving field.... You are the only person I know who is in it for health. May the Ripped lifestyle continue forever!
The DVD has definitely won the format war. If was a wise move to use it.
Louis, Brush Prairie, WA
Your new video is a terrific follow-up to number one. It's packed with useful and insightful information. I'm particularly interested in HIT techniques as it applies to a whole body workout. Your video is extremely helpful in this regard, especially when you speak about not going for the pump but rather hitting the fast twitch fibers.
Stuart, New York, NY
Conversation was clear and fun to listen to. Variety of training and structure was very well presented. Total body work was well explained and supported. Photo-shoot footage of you was exceptional. The side leg and one-arm biceps shots were outstanding. Your remark about "going from burning gas to oil" in discussion of aerobic exercise was a real grabber and will be long remembered.
Carl, Santa Fe, NM
Your latest video gave me a feeling like you were sitting right in front of me having a chat about diet and working out.
Scott, Taylorsville, UT
I really liked the parts were you answer questions about diet, training, your history etc etc.
As a person who made his livings communicating, I have to say your "get the message across" skills are just first rate. You come across as authoritative, serious (yet light hearted in candid clips), and someone who has a great belief in what he preaches, because it has been gleaned from decades of personal endeavor.
You have woven together a highly informative fitness/strength program, and you have done it well. You highlighted the important aspects of what is required for a total strength and conditioning program. The interview format was excellent, except for being able to understand the Australian accent of interviewers at times. The men I've shown it to love it. Most women however believe it is too male oriented--especially the photo shoot. Also, you perked up my interest in using the rowing machine. Congratulations on the award you received from the Oldtime Barbell group, very well deserved.
Pat, Corvallis, OR
I've read all your books (most of them multiple times), but to see you actually progressing through your workout, along with your explanations, was priceless. It's easy to see that you thoroughly enjoy your workouts...which is, as you say, a must if it's to last a lifetime.
Colin, Everett, WA
The inclusion of the photo shoot process is most revealing. Again, your unpretentious personality comes through, and demonstrated that you are about substance, not flimsy flash.
Feedback and Review on 3rd Ripped DVD: MOTIVATION
Greg Sushinsky reviews MOTIVATION DVD -
I finally had a chance to watch your third DVD last night,
Dan, aka "Musclehead Law Professor"
You provided three excellent examples of how people can become and remain motivated even after decades of training--or for that matter no training experience. In the end it's really mastery. You have to excite and please yourself.
Richard, Blacksburg, Virginia
Using the rowing machine is like pulling for lifting in that the pull is initiated by the legs and ends using the back and arms. The basic concept I like is that you are competing against yourself and you have to expect improvement. A non-athlete like Tina finding something she can do well bringing her out of her shell tells a story in itself.
Quite a story about Wayne's rowing progress and that he trains with weights more than his competition. I'm really impressed with Tina. Wow did she work hard at the Tabatas. To think that she had hardly any experience with sports prior to her interest in rowing is quite amazing.
I just started rowing on the Concept 2 rower at the gym a couple of weeks ago and I enjoy it much more than a stationary bike or elliptical machine.
Bernie, Columbia, MO
Two Thumbs up. My girlfriend watched the DVD with me and I think enjoyed it every bit as much as I did. She runs track workouts with her running club and was able to relate to the intensity and drive you, Wayne and Tina demonstrated. Wayne was especially brave going for a 500m PR in front of the camera. You sure looked strong setting that 200m PR--after coming off the seat. Nice job all around.
RJ, Santa Rosa, CA
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