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Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results Exercise Program Review

9.13/10

Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results Exercise Program Review

9.13/10

Quick Overview
  • Difficulty
    Advanced
  • Cost
    Average
  • Trial Period
    30 Days

The Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program is a sequel to the popular Hip Hop Abs program starring Shaun T, an entertainment dancer and fitness instructor who has also been part of other popular fitness programs including Turbo Jam and Insanity. These fitness programs, including Hip Hop Abs, were produced by Beachbody, a leading company in the fitness program industry.

Aside from the fitness programs involving Shaun T, Beachbody has also found success with the P90X, Slim in 6, INSANITY, Yoga Booty Ballet and ChaLEAN Extreme fitness programs.

All of the company's programs are designed as at-home DVD/VHS-based fitness programs that include workouts, necessary equipment, and exercise and nutritional guides.

The fitness programs provided by Beachbody are designed to provide you with everything you need to effectively achieve your personal health and fitness goals, whether they are weight loss, increasing your lean muscle mass and strength, improving your cardiovascular endurance, or improving your coordination, balance and flexibility.

The Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program is an extension of the original Hip Hops Abs fitness program. The overall intent of the fitness program is to burn a high number of calories per workout. By doing so, you will create a caloric deficit and reduce excess body weight and decrease your overall percentage of body fat. The exercise routines are performed at a high tempo, so improvements in cardiovascular endurance will be achieved as well.

Pros

  • Sequel to the Hip Hop Abs Fitness Program
  • Weighted Gloves Included

Cons

  • Slightly High Price Point
  • Exercise Workouts May Not Appeal to Everyone

Intent of Fitness Program

The Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program is an extension of the Hip Hop Abs fitness program and includes four additional workout routines. The fitness program utilizes the same hip hop dance theme and focuses on exercising the abdominal muscles and strengthening the entire core area. The Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program is designed to increase your caloric expenditure by improving your cardiovascular endurance through dance and exercise routines that will keep you continuously moving and working your abdominal and core areas.

The Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program includes the following:

  • Fat Burning Cardio 2 Workout
  • Ab Sculpt 2 Workout
  • Total Body Burn 2 Workout
  • Get Abs or Die Trying Dance Routine Workout
  • Weighted Gloves
  • Advanced Workout Calendar

Primary Areas Worked

The Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program contains two workouts that are designed to work your cardiovascular system. In order to achieve toned abdominal muscles that are more visible, you will need to reduce the subcutaneous fat that rests on top of the muscles.

The Fat Burning Cardio 2 and Total Body Burn 2 are 40- and 50-minute workouts, respectively. Both of the workouts are designed to elevate your heart rate and thereafter, maintain your elevated heart rate for a minimum of 20 to 30 consecutive minutes. By doing so, you will promote weight loss through caloric expenditure. This is accomplished through dance-like routines that will keep your body moving for the entirety of the workout.

The Abdominals Sculpt workout is similar in approach but uses the Tilt, Tuck, & Tighten technique which requires that you contract and release your abdominal muscles as you work through the cardiovascular/dance-oriented workouts. Compared to the previous Hip Hop Abs fitness program, the Ultimate Results program includes weighted gloves that are used while performing the exercise workouts. The intention is to introduce additional resistance that will require greater energy expenditure to perform the same workouts, and is intended to improve overall body strength.

Program Length/Frequency

The Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program includes an advanced 60-day workout calendar that outlines progression and defines what specific workouts are to be performed on each day. The workouts range from 35 to 50 minutes and continue from where the Hip Hop Abs fitness program left off. You will be performing 4 cardiovascular workouts and 2 abdominal sculpting sessions per week. For additional variety and improved fitness results, it is advised that you include the Hip Hop Abs exercise routines in your workout schedule.

Effectiveness/Results of the Program

The Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program provides health and fitness results similar to the Hip Hop Abs fitness program, and is intended as a follow-up to the original program. By performing the exercise workouts as scheduled and with a level of moderate intensity, you should expect to lose excess body weight, improve your cardiovascular endurance, increase your coordination, balance, and flexibility, and create a toned and sculpted body.

As with any fitness program, results will vary based on your initial fitness level, how well you adhere to the exercise program schedule, your level of workout intensity and your dietary regimen. The weighted gloves are a welcome addition to the fitness program in that they increase the level of difficulty of each workout and add a slight level of strength training to the workouts.

Equipment/Space Requirements

The Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program does not require any additional equipment. The program provides the weighted gloves that are required during the exercise workouts. Dumbbells can be purchased separately for individuals wanting to increase the strength training portion of their workouts. As with the original Hip Hop Abs fitness program, a moderate amount of space is required to complete the workouts comfortably at home.

Physical Requirements

The Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program focuses on high caloric expenditure and abdominal and core development. Even though the Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program is marketed as an advanced exercise program, it remains accessible to virtually everyone.

The exercise routines are somewhat dance-oriented, so it may not be physically appealing to those who want a more traditional workout routine. The program is intended to be performed over a 60-day period and is designed to improve your cardiovascular endurance and improve muscle tone.

Support

The Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program uses Beachbody's extensive customer support system and includes the following:

  • Online FAQ database
  • Online email customer support
  • 24/7 customer support via phone
  • Live chat
  • Online message board

Cost

The Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program costs three monthly payments of $ 19.95 plus $ 9.95 for shipping and handling. You will receive four workouts, a pair of weighted gloves and an advanced workout calendar. The original Hip Hop Abs fitness program retails for the same price and includes 6 workouts and several fitness and nutritional guides.

Comparatively, the Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program does not provide the same value for the price. The total cost of the Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program is slightly above average when compared to other fitness programs on the market, and even other fitness programs offered by Beachbody. However, if you have purchased the original Hip Hop Abs fitness program, enjoyed the workouts, and achieved solid health and fitness results, then the Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program may be ideal.

Summary

The Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program is an extension of the original Hip Hop Abs fitness program. The program focuses on cardiovascular improvements and abdominal and core development. The Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program includes four workout routines and comes with a pair of weighted gloves.

The fitness program is designed as a 60-day program. However, the Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program is intended for individuals who have already purchased the original Hip Hop Abs fitness program and are looking to continue their workout program under the same principles.

This being said, for individuals that are just beginning a fitness routine, it may be best to consider an alternative fitness program that is designed as a comprehensive standalone program and not an extension to an existing fitness program. In addition, individuals that are looking for a fitness program that incorporates more traditional exercise types and movements may want to consider an alternative fitness program, as the Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program is dance-oriented.

However, for individuals that enjoy dance oriented exercise routines or have already purchased the original Hip Hop Abs fitness program, the Hip Hop Abs Ultimate Results fitness program is an excellent supplemental program.