6 thoughts on “Tracey Mallett’s-Lose the Belly Flab

  1. 42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A great DVD for toning your tummy & tush whether you’re a new mom or not!, August 17, 2009
    This review is from: Tracey Mallett’s-Lose the Belly Flab (DVD)

    Just finished trying out this new DVD and I really enjoyed it for a number of reasons. First, I’m not a new mom, just a female in her 40’s who is trying to tone and fine tune my tush and tummy…

    There are two things I look for when buying exercise DVDs. First, will it work. And second, will I actually use it.

    First things first. I enjoyed all the tummy toner and butt lifter exercises. They were challenging without being unbearable. Second, I liked that the exercises were broken down into different segments. So, for beginners, you can start off slowly and work your way up. There’s an intermediate level that’s good for people who have some experience. And finally, there’s an advanced segment that works well for people who know what they’re doing and want a challenge.

    Another thing I really liked about this DVD? I loved that everything is broken down into 10 minute segments and there’s a clock running at the bottom of the screen. Sounds strange, but it really helps keep you focused by knowing that the tape won’t drag on for 30 or 40 minutes. Tracey doesn’t waste too much time on small talk and gets right down to business. She also has a pleasing personality and seems friendly and helpful without being annoying or condescending…

    That brings me to the second part of my review. Will I actually USE the tape? Yes, I will…

    Short segments that are challenging but focused for those specific problem areas that we all have – the tummy and tush!

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  2. 25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Have you lost weight?, January 6, 2010
    By 
    J. Miller
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    This review is from: Tracey Mallett’s-Lose the Belly Flab (DVD)

    You will not get tired of hearing people ask if you’ve lost weight. Who does?

    I was looking for another DVD workout to try and I really enjoy the setup and format of Tracey’s DVD. Not only is the DVD format nice the content is amazing! I have only been doing the workout a month (very religiously I might add) and I have lost 4 inches total around the abs and waist. Not only that but I find myself standing properly which makes you look slimmer as well.

    I love workout DVD’s since they fit in my busy schedule, but this is honestly the first DVD where I understood phrases like “pulling in the pelvis”, and “strengthening your core.” Other DVD’s would talk about the core, but for some reason it finally clicked after watching this one.

    She explains things really well, but this is not an instructional video so you won’t get bored with long explanations in between exercises. There is a short instructional segment you can watch if you need additional help. The workouts are seamless, you flow from one position to the next. Plus as someone said earlier the countdown clock really does motivate you. After a few minutes your abs are screaming but you think, “I can do this for another 2 minutes and 33 seconds.”

    So if you are on the fence about purchasing this DVD here is my suggestion, “buy it!” The workouts are 10 minutes it fits nicely into any hectic schedule, and even if you can only do 10 minutes a day you will see results.

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  3. 20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome workout & It works Too !!!, September 3, 2009
    By 
    Marsha M. Nari “Marsha Nari” (Encino, Ca) –
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    This review is from: Tracey Mallett’s-Lose the Belly Flab (DVD)

    I just completed Tracey’s Lose the Belly Flab workout !
    I am NOT a new Mom, but I still want great abs, even at my age, or better abs and a better bottom.
    I have been looking for a good ab workout and butt and leg workout and I have finally found it.
    Tracey uses different moves and goes straight to the problem areas and after working out, trust me, your body will let you know it is working.
    I also look for wokouts that are easy to follow and she came through.
    Great job Tracey, my abs and butt thank you !!!

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  4. 64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    By comparing over 10 abs books, I concluded…, January 30, 2008
    By 
    cxlxmx

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    This review is from: The Complete Book of Abs: Revised and Expanded Edition (Paperback)

    I purchased about 10 books from Amazon on abs in order to compare them. This one has quite a bit of information, good lay-out and organization, and is well-written for this type of book. My conclusions on how it compares with the other books follow…

    If You Want to Trim Your Waistline: You can’t trim your waistline without losing fat, and you can’t lose fat around your waist without losing it everywhere (focusing on a muscle group like the abdominal muscles doesn’t burn fat in that location, just a little bit of fat from everywhere on the body). So, if you want to trim your waistline, skip the ab workout books and go with a good, proven overall weight loss and fitness book like Bill Phillips’ Body for Life. The Abs Diet is a similar program, but like all the Men’s Health publications, it advertises a 6-week transformation, which is just a little unrealistic. Plan on more like 12-24 weeks to see really noticeable changes if you are fat.

    If You Want Sculpted Six-Pack Abs: If you are overweight at all, see above–you can’t get a six pack while you’re overweight, and you can’t lose abdominal fat by doing an ab workout, so go for overall fitness. However, if you are already lean, see below.

    If You Want to Strengthen or Build Your Ab Muscles: If you’re trying to improve for work, play, or rehab, you might consider the following books: The Body Sculpting Bible for Abs Deluxe DVD Edition contains decently up-to-date information and tells you exactly what to do and when to do it, based on a six-week fitness course. If you’re looking for a similar book with more information, you can choose from The Complete Book of Abs or The Complete Book of Core Training. The Complete Book of Abs (1998) is a little out of date in terms of its dietary/nutritional recommendations, but it focuses more on exercises that develop the external abdominal muscles (the ones you see in a six-pack), including lots of variations on leg lifts, bicycle motion, and sit-ups. It will also give you more resources for creating your own program, and, if that’s what you want to do, go with this one instead of The Body Sculpting Bible. The Complete Book of Core Training (2006) focuses more on the functional body core, including internal abdominal muscles, legs, etc., and includes more trendy exercises using medicine balls, exercise balls, yoga, etc. A different sort of book is Stronger Abs and Back (1997), which was written before the current fad of selling “core training,” but contains the elements of core training because it gives good functional sports-focused advice. Its dietary recommendations are out of date, but it recommends a 24-week workout plan, which is much more realistic than the 6-week plans advocated by many of the other books.

    If You Have Back Pain: See your doctor, and if he prescribes abdominal/core strengthening, see above.

    My one-book recommendation: Body for Life.
    My two-book recommendation: Body for Life + Stronger Abs and Back.
    My three-book recommendation: Body for Life + Stronger Abs and Back + The Complete Book of Abs.
    My four-book recommendation: Body for Life + Stronger Abs and Back + The Complete Book of Abs + The Abs Diet.

    Hope this helps!!

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  5. 34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Arguably your best chance to build real abs!, September 23, 1999
    By A Customer
    This review is from: The Complete Book of Abs: Revised and Expanded Edition (Paperback)

    Hey, I’m no spring chicken in terms of real fitness, no bodybuilder or top-athlete either. And my body is my temple, a good one. Provided you know how to excercise and eat right, this book will take you step by step to ab stardom. It is a thoroughly rehearsed guide, someone tried it all before instead of concocting a recipe with its bum on a chair. It works. Slowly and methodically. It senses your moods, giving you phrases of encouragement at the right time. There are also lots of additional chapters that will be quite enlightening for the enthusiast or novice. My advise is buy it. It is a great reference book. Follow the plan for at least 4 months – provided you are not obese – and you will have a six-pack that won’t go away even if you stop excercising. Okay okay, all this does not come free: First, you will have to work bloody hard, but since the program is very well structured you will not really notice the load increase. However, the 15′ a day claim is a joke. You will clock up 20′ at start-up and about 45′ mid-progam, if you do the excercises right instead of bouncing up and down. The book is also tainted by some stupid typos midway through the program (level 3 I guess), which require patience to sort out. Have a pen handy. To finalise, the ‘ultimate abs’ level is bloody dangerous. I went twice up there and screwed my neck so badly that still hurts. I accept some blame for doing these at home with makeshift stuff. Overall, as said, top book. Once you try this you will realise that you possibly never did any decent ab work in your entire life, no matter if you are an amateur or a fitness pro. I have surprised many well seasoned coaches and personal trainers with the routines I learned in this book. hAB fun! -Adrian PS Kurt, send me your other books so I try them too!

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  6. 28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
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    ABS-solutely a MUST!, August 8, 2000
    By 
    Ng Chon Hsing (Singapore) –
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    This review is from: The Complete Book of Abs: Revised and Expanded Edition (Paperback)

    Many bodybuilding enthusiasts hate working out their abs. The abs are arguably the least fun to work out. Having said that, the abs are the first part that catches the eye – whether washboard-ripped or flabby. More importantly, from the point of wellness, the abs are the most important part that needs to be kept strong. The abs are the centre of the human body and hold up the entire skeletal structure. If you have only time to work out one part daily, make it your abs.

    I have been using The Complete Book of Abs for 2 years now. It was a fabulous gift from a friend, a fitness buff. Let me just say that this is THE book on working out the abs! This book tells you why one should work out the abs; describes the muscular and skeletal anatomy in respect of the abs; the nutritional aspects; warm-up, stretching and other support exercises; the specific exercises in respect of the abs, and the different systems and routines one can incorporate for various purposes. In other words, this book is truly “The COMPLETE Book of Abs”.

    There are lots of photographs illustrating the various specific exercises for the various parts of the abs. I found this to be highly helpful and definitely of great assistance to the newcomer to working out.

    My favourite part of this book is Chapter 4 which discusses The Mind. The Mind is where all success in life begins. Success in working out is no different. To succeed, it takes planning, mental focus, self-motivation, visualisation and mental-programming.

    I supplement my reading of this book with Antonio Sabato Jr’s No Excuses: Workout for Life, which I would also highly recommend to the workout enthusiast.

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