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Davina -Fit in 5?

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Not2bObvious Fri 22-Jan-16 08:31:15

Just wondering is anyone doing it? I'm going to start this morning after the school run. Was pretty active last year but between work and life, I'm only walking at most these days, used to jog 2-3 times a week and do 2-3 exercise classes. Thinking it might be a gentle way to get back into fitness.
Hoping there's others who have experience of it and fancy tracking over the next 5 weeks?

velmadinkly Fri 22-Jan-16 15:14:05

I do the workouts on the dvd, but I don't do the '5 week fit' timetable. The exercises are a little harder than those on Davina 7, and there is less choice, but they seem to run through quickly, warm up, plus two workouts and the stretch section takes a little over 26 mins to do.

Not2bObvious Sat 23-Jan-16 08:08:30

Thanks velma. I did the hiit (7mins), boxing (10mins) and ultimate legs (10mins) Wasn't too taxing but worked up a sweat and my bum is aching this morning, tmi! This didn't follow the plan as such, I just stuck the dvd on and did as much as I had time and energy for. I think it's pretty good, certainly not as hard as t25, good enough for me to start off again.

Shnook Sun 24-Jan-16 20:58:42

Hope you don't mind me butting in but I'm thinking of doing this too and wondered what you thought of it? Are you supposed to do the workouts every day? And do you pick three and combine them (like Not said - Hiit, boxing and legs for example? ). Am currently on about day 25 0f 30DS and getting v bored so looking for something new but am so used to only doing 20 min workouts, I'm keen to keep the sessions down to as shot a time as possible! !!

Shnook Sun 24-Jan-16 20:59:10


Not2bObvious Sun 24-Jan-16 21:38:49

Not butting in at all shnook There's a plan that came with it on the inside of the DVD case but I haven't studied it yet. I did that session Friday and my a*se is still aching😩 I am planning to do it again tomorrow but will probably wing it again, do as many as I can in the time I have. But yep 25 mins was enough to make me must be halfway decent or I'm an indeed an old crock

Shnook Sun 24-Jan-16 23:25:31

Thanks Not. Hobbling sounds good - I like a bit of (mild) pain - then you know it's working! Would be interested to know if it's an everyday or a few times a week type-of-thing though - can't seem to find that info online?

Not2bObvious Mon 25-Jan-16 08:18:28

I'll check later and let you know, I slept it out and didn't have time this morning -d'oh!

Shnook Mon 25-Jan-16 20:07:57

Fab - thank you!

Not2bObvious Tue 26-Jan-16 05:48:20

Hope this works and you can zoom in

Shnook Tue 26-Jan-16 06:23:09

It does - thank you! Am liking that I can see rest days! And that there are lots of different workouts to keep it interesting. How long roughly in mins is the longest exercise combo in this plan?

Shnook Tue 26-Jan-16 06:24:59

Day 6 of week 5 looks like it might be painful. .....

Callmecordelia Tue 26-Jan-16 06:28:53

Do you need plenty of space to do it? That's been my downfall with some Dvds in the past.

Not2bObvious Tue 26-Jan-16 06:33:10

Yeah I was just thinking that - but I suppose at that point you'd be fit (haha - in my case the most active in gotten in the last 2 days is taking the photo of the plan!) I think you're generally looking at 14-21 mins a 2 workout session depending on whether you do the extra 3 mins. Or 21-30 if you're on a 3 session day. Pretty doable. If I take my experience of 1 session with 3 workouts, I have to say it goes very fast.

Not2bObvious Tue 26-Jan-16 06:35:50

Hi Cordelia....hmmm around the same amount of space, maybe a smidge less. I agree, I used to be hitting off the couch, right up at the TV, I think you can modify a bit to keep your space to around 4ftx4ft, smaller steps!

Callmecordelia Tue 26-Jan-16 06:52:45

Thanks. I had one where you took five steps one way, then jumped, five steps the other way, jump, five steps back then, yes, jump..... Ridiculous.

I have a big living room rug. I can clear away the coffee table and toys and use that.

Shnook Tue 26-Jan-16 12:40:50

Right I'm sold! Going to get a copy and join you. Typing this while I demolish chocolate biscuits grin

allyfielduk Tue 26-Jan-16 14:58:10

I started this yesterday and with no real previous experience at exercise I found it tough but do able, although the 5 minute warm up left me out of breath! And omg do my legs ache today!! No pain no gain though, and looking forward to tomorrow morning!!

Shnook Tue 26-Jan-16 16:57:30

Do the workouts involve weights?

allyfielduk Tue 26-Jan-16 19:12:02

Yes they do. I have just bought a pair of 1kg weights for £5 from primark and picked up an exercise mat for £6 ( I have hard laminate flooring) X

Shnook Tue 26-Jan-16 20:12:50

Great - I've got weights. Was just asking as I actually prefer a workout with weights as I find them more effective. Thanks!

Wardrobespierre Tue 26-Jan-16 20:17:18

I have it. I'm doing a 5 week plan that's a little more intensive than the plan with a bit of running too. No rest days. I like the legs one. It's a killer for hamstrings.

Study the tutorials too. Ed's abs technique is brilliant but takes some effort to perfect. It should be hard.

Shnook Wed 27-Jan-16 10:47:01

Just ordered it - will start this weekend.

Not2bObvious Wed 27-Jan-16 22:10:52

I did the hiit and boxing sections today with the extra 3 mins on each, 20 mins and I was wrecked! Tried to do the fat strip thing (sounds rather dubious) but it wasn't happening. Not really following the plan yet, but something's better than nothing. Let's see if I've any aches tomorrow

Chococroc Thu 28-Jan-16 14:46:27

I started this earlier this week and just came online to see if anyone had the exercise plan in the box (the baby has lost it) so thanks for posting above! Finding it ok so far, I'm running on the days I'm not doing the dvd. 5 weeks until I return from mat leave so hoping it'll have some effect by then!

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