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I'm not bagging specifically on this particular program, I know nothing about it. But be wary of any program that tells you that you'll lose x number of pounds, x number of inches in so many days.
With these kinds of programs, most of what you lose is water weight, they are "quick fix" type programs that allow the weight to come back on easily, quickly, and more abundantly than before!
The point of this site is to help guide you through good, healthy nutrition in balanced levels and help guide you to make better food choices, watch your caloric intake, and hopefully get you stimulated and motivated to want to excercise.
This is hopefully a life long program for you, for me, anyone here. It's human nature to want to grab on to anything that tells you it's going to be quick, easy or can be achieved in X number of days with "rapid results".
Stay the course, count your calories. If you aren't consuming less than you are expending you aren't going to lose. Or if your consumption equals or exceeds your expenditure, and you do not excercise, you will not lose. These are simple laws of nature, and it's how the program works - slowly, gradually, effectively.
I drop 6-8 pounds per month, which corresponds to a 1.5 to 2 lb loss per week. This is close to "ideal". Would I like to see the pounds roll off quicker? You bet!!! But I understand now that this is the right way.
Keep your money in your pocket, or spend it on good food, excercise equipment, or a monthly gym membership fee - I think you'll be better served by it in the long run!
That's not to say it wouldn't be a great workout for someone who is in better shape, even say for me now. (I was really out of shape when I did this, about two years ago now.) I think if you're looking for a great dvd to provide some serious calorie burning, it's wonderful. But, I disagree with the idea of straining the same muscle groups daily without giving them some kind of rest in between.
So I'd say it's not a bad investment, because I will still do the workout from time to time - I just won't do it two days in a row.
there is a 20 min start it up.....it's great
it took me 5 weeks of just doing that tape not to be sore....
and it's not impact so it's great!!!
I did a rotation that included them for the first 6 weeks of my diet,etc. I didn't do it everyday, I did it 3 times a week. It is a good total body workout with cardio. I also did other cardio on other days. I was just starting to get back in to working out and I wasn't quite ready for my Cathe strength dvd's.
I wouldn't recommend doing them every day like they suggest, but it is a good workout and can be included in a rotation. And I lost weight and gained some muscle while doing them. I will probably do a rotation including them again before summer because they really work the abs.
The exercise videos are tough. If I were starting out again, I would do the start up session for a week, then 2 full weeks on the Ramp It Up dvd before moving onto the toughest one, Burn it Up.
My thighs thought they had died. Changing from sitting to standing and doing stairs were agony. But I sucked it up and am ok now.
I sweat immensely while doing these and I am not in horrible cardio shape because I do run 4 times a week. I have noticed that my legs are much stronger now when I run.
The stretchin g part of the DVD is awesome.
I have cut the times that I do the Burn it up dvd down to every other day. every day was too much and I never could do the whole dvd effectively.
I would recommend the dvd's even if you don't follow the diet plan.
You might get some great feedback from reading back in the post.
Slim in 6 is a good, solid program.
Okay ladies, I'm your atypical user. I'm a 44 year old guy who completed 3 rounds of P90X (P270X?). P90X is extreme, and I lost about 18lbs on it, going from 199 to 172. However, I know I want to rid myself of the last 10lbs that just weren't moving.
I decided to try something different before embarking on P90X #4, so I borrowed Si6 from someone who had it but didn't finish it and hoped it would jump-start some weightloss for me.
I could not believe how tough Si6 turned out to be. I thought after X, I would cruise Slim in 6. I walked around the office for the first two days going "ouch-ouch-ouch!". That being said, I just finished the 6 weeks, I'm down about 6 lbs and considering giving it another round. The moves are fast, I bought some really heavy bands for the upper body stuff, my HR hits 150 in the first 5 minutes and just stays pegged like that for the first 30. It is a lot of leg work, and I think I will have a butt that no guy should have, but I recommend this and can only say - stick with it!
Loved it, loved it. Money well spent, IMO.
I ordered it this morning, I am so happy to see all the positive feed back. I have along way to go but it time to start something. I am realistic that I won't loose what I want in 6 weeks though. So should I just lenghthen the the amount of time spent on each video or once I am done do it over again? Those who have used it what you thing?
ncps6176, I ordered mine's a while back & am expecting it to come any day now. I can't wait!!!!!!!
I've been on Slim in 6 for 8 weeks. I went back to Ramp It Up after doing Burn It Up for 2 weeks because of time. In this entire time, I also did the Cardio Core workout that came with the program in the morning, or the 10 minute ab workout if I slept in too late.
Though I have gained muscle, I have not lost weight or inches in the entire 8 weeks I've been on the program. And yes, I'm counting cals, also.
I have been using Slim in Six as my primary workout routine since the birth of my daughter 6 years ago. This absolutely works. I started using it as recommended, and it definitely helped me lose the baby weight (I had about 30 pounds to lose). Although with a new baby, it did start to get difficult to keep up with the time commitment.
So, for the past 5 years, I've use the "Ramp it Up" routine, but I cut it in half. One day, I'll do the cardio part, then the second I'll do the bands/leg work-out/yoga part. My thinking was any exercise is better than none, and breaking it up into two 20-minute workouts worked for my schedule.
I've successfully kept the weight off using it this way, and when I feel like I'm slipping, I'll switch to the "Burn it Up" routine for a while, but still using it half one day and the other half the next.
I've actually used the "Ramp it Up" DVD so much, it's now wearing out and skipping, so I'm probably going to have to buy a new one soon.
Original Post by mistyparish:
I started doing Slim in 6 10 years ago after I started having kids. I have 6 kids now and have used Slim in 6 after every baby to lose the extra 40 pounds I put on each pregnancy. It takes me usually 2 rounds of Slim in 6 to lose the 40 pounds (3 months).
I’ve tried so many other programs and this is the ONLY one that really helps me lose the weight fast and is do-able enough that I won’t quit half way through…because I am constantly seeing results…it keeps me going all 6 weeks.
You can even see my before and after pics at:
Then email if you have any questions because I love helping people be successful with this program and since I’ve done it so much I know a lot about it!
Order Slim in 6 at http://www.coachmisty.info
Is this going to be copied and pasted onto every weight loss thread tonight?