The peak fitness / weight loss season begins shortly after Christmas, and more commonly after the New Year, and continues right through until around the end of February.
By this time many people will have quit going to the gym and will have given up hope of losing weight for the time being, whilst a small number of people may indeed have been successful (although these are very much in the minority).
Anyway the point is that this is a time of the year when new fitness and weight loss products come on to the market, and some of the most popular products are fitness DVDs because they are relatively cheap to buy and are generally very effective.
As with any fitness products, they do of course have their drawbacks, and so in this article I thought I would list some of the most common problems associated with these workout DVDs.
1. Weight Loss Claims
These DVDs will generally be very effective regardless of who is presenting them because they are always designed to burn lots of calories, and will almost certainly have been devised by a professional trainer.
However you will often see female celebrities claiming that their recent weight loss was all down to the workouts featured on their DVD, and you can never be sure if this was actually the case because they may just have hired a personal trainer and used their own exercise program to lose weight.
Another problem with workout DVDs is that although they are quite enjoyable for the first week or two, they can quickly become very repetitive after a while.
No-one likes to perform the same exercise routines on a regular basis, but that’s the problem you face when you buy one of these DVDs.
It’s not just the actual workout either because you also have to listen to the same commentary over and over again, and endure the same jokes and witty remarks over and over again. Plus you also have to listen to the same background music whilst you are performing your routines, which will also get quite annoying after a while.
Workout DVDs are often considered to be one of the most convenient ways to lose weight because you can simply work out at home whenever you want.
However there may be circumstances when this is an inconvenience because you may live with several other people who are always watching TV in the living room, and you may not have any other DVD players in your home, for example.
By now you are probably thinking that I don’t actually recommend that you buy these workout DVDs, but that’s not actually the case at all because although they do have a few minor drawbacks, the positives definitely outweigh the negatives.
The fact is that these workouts will really help you get in shape, and will certainly help you lose weight if you try to eat sensibly as well.
That’s because they will burn hundreds of calories per session, and because many of them are based on short periods of intense exercise, they are very effective at burning fat reserves and improving your overall level of fitness.
You don’t necessarily need to perform these workouts every day, but if you can do them two or three times a week (and can withstand the repetitiveness), then you should be able to lose at least a couple of pounds per week.
If you find yourself getting bored, then you can simply buy a few more of these DVDs to mix things up a bit, or consider doing a few different forms of exercise as well, such as swimming or cycling, for example.
Overall it is worth repeating once more that these products are generally extremely effective on the whole, which is why they are always very popular in January and February when many people are desperate burn off the excesses of Christmas and the New Year.