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Need some help with Combat
1/24/13 5:29 AM
I am having problems following the transitions in the workouts. I think this is really causing me not to get my burn as Combat 30/45 has had little burn. Also, finding a hard time being able to do the workouts in a hotel room when on the road.



I am use to doing Insanity and have a strong background in TKD.


Also, if there a way to make back up discs or download the workouts to a laptop? I travel a lot and have yet to figure this out with beachbody products.



Thanks.
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RE: Need some help with Combat
1/24/13 6:15 AM as a reply to ImTheDifference.
I can't attest for copying the discs to a hard drive but I'm sure there is a way. emoticon

As for following along, I had difficulty with this as well in the beginning. You'll get the hang of it I'm sure. Just keep going to the beat and soon enough you'll pick it up. The first 2 times of a particular workout, I had the music volume down so I can listen to the cues. Now I just pump the music up. My only background in Martial Arts is Judo.
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RE: Need some help with Combat
1/24/13 8:22 AM as a reply to ImTheDifference.
Go back and watch the basics dvd that comes with the fitness program. The tutorial will help you follow along, and also repetition and more repetition. I've practiced martial arts for a few years now and have taught aerobic kickboxing for the last 13 years and like the saying goes "practice, practice and more practice". Keep at it because the form will come in time. Until you get the form down you will go at a lower pace, but once you are comfortable with your stances and have those down the power will follow. It's more important to get the form correct to prevent injury and momentum. As far as copying the discs I'm sure its attainable. I hope this helps. If you need anything else just send me a buddy request. Good luck.

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RE: Need some help with Combat
1/24/13 10:03 AM as a reply to ImTheDifference.
ImTheDifference:
I am having problems following the transitions in the workouts. I think this is really causing me not to get my burn as Combat 30/45 has had little burn. Also, finding a hard time being able to do the workouts in a hotel room when on the road.



I am use to doing Insanity and have a strong background in TKD.


Also, if there a way to make back up discs or download the workouts to a laptop? I travel a lot and have yet to figure this out with beachbody products.



Thanks.


Awesome to hear you are getting into Combat! Woo! Rock on! The transitions in the workouts do become easier as time goes on. I have found after a week and half into Combat, the transitions have become A LOT smoother. It is just getting use to. I was the same way going from P90X to Insanity into P90X2. Weird transitions but with some focus, I know you'll be able to knock it out of the park.

There are ways to Download discs to a computer but you will need a good ripping program that gets through the security encryptions on the discs. Those encryptions are made so ripping them and re-burning them is a hard thing to do. (Pirating is a horrible problem that I DO NOT APPROVE OF!!!!) There are programs on the market but they are not cheap. They do, however, get the job done. This is NOT AN ILLEGAL PROCESS because NOTHING ILLEGAL is being done. I have done this and created working burned copies to keep my actual DvDs as my gold standards to minimize damage. Many a movie and workout disc has been destroyed in my household from use or by other means *cough* dropping weights on them *cough cough* emoticon

Also, you said you have a strong background in TKD. Is/was your training traditional or competition based? I am looking at getting into martial arts now...Thank you COMBAT! emoticon

Let me know if you have any other questions!
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RE: Need some help with Combat
1/24/13 3:27 PM as a reply to ImTheDifference.
ITD, I had the same issues with transitions. I'm in week 3 and have them down now. I just kept the remote handy and when I missed a transition I paused/rewound to start that part of the routine again. My goal was to do all the moves they do regardless how often I had to stop/rewind. I started my workouts a bit early in anticipation of those problems. Worked out pretty well. Good luck!
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RE: Need some help with Combat
1/24/13 3:35 PM as a reply to BetterOffTed.
BetterOffTed:
ITD, I had the same issues with transitions. I'm in week 3 and have them down now. I just kept the remote handy and when I missed a transition I paused/rewound to start that part of the routine again. My goal was to do all the moves they do regardless how often I had to stop/rewind. I started my workouts a bit early in anticipation of those problems. Worked out pretty well. Good luck!


I do this too. It really helps!! I restarted ultimate last week. Love it!!!
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RE: Need some help with Combat
1/27/13 9:59 AM as a reply to niterider.
niterider:
I can't attest for copying the discs to a hard drive but I'm sure there is a way. emoticon

As for following along, I had difficulty with this as well in the beginning. You'll get the hang of it I'm sure. Just keep going to the beat and soon enough you'll pick it up. The first 2 times of a particular workout, I had the music volume down so I can listen to the cues. Now I just pump the music up. My only background in Martial Arts is Judo.


What week are you on?



Bring it!
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RE: Need some help with Combat
1/24/13 3:39 PM as a reply to ImTheDifference.
ImTheDifference:
I am having problems following the transitions in the workouts. I think this is really causing me not to get my burn as Combat 30/45 has had little burn. Also, finding a hard time being able to do the workouts in a hotel room when on the road.



I am use to doing Insanity and have a strong background in TKD.


Also, if there a way to make back up discs or download the workouts to a laptop? I travel a lot and have yet to figure this out with beachbody products.



Thanks.


As mentioned I stop the DVD and get the transition or moves down if I have as issue. I make a calorie goal minimum per workout. I have no idea about ripping.

How did you like Insanity?
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RE: Need some help with Combat
1/24/13 6:53 PM as a reply to CoachCBove.
Thanks people, I will try rewinding and fast forwarding until I get the transitions down. (I did Lower Body for the 1st time and it was fine). I think it maybe just the Combat 30/45 assuming 60 as well for the problems.

I love Insanity and after Combat will be doing Asylum 1 & 2. I figured I could use a little more weight loss before I got into Asylum and doing that on the road will be "interesting". Hoping things slow down for me on the road in April. I also wanted a break and try something different.
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RE: Need some help with Combat
1/25/13 2:19 PM as a reply to ImTheDifference.
I too still have issues with the moves and transitions into the other ones. I found that putting the dvd player into slow motion helps me get the total move down. Then I search back and start it over. I know some on the insanity boards say that is not ideal cause you are no longer in the "range" for burning the most calories but I get frustrated and want to send it back so I prefer to get the move down and then get back in the "range". You can copy the discs successfully to your pc using DVD fab version 8 or 9. I had no issues getting all the backup copies so I can hit it on the road. You will need to choose the longest title once you have it open as each movie has 3-4 different movies on it.
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RE: Need some help with Combat
1/25/13 3:12 PM as a reply to ImTheDifference.
ImTheDifference:
Thanks people, I will try rewinding and fast forwarding until I get the transitions down. (I did Lower Body for the 1st time and it was fine). I think it maybe just the Combat 30/45 assuming 60 as well for the problems.

I love Insanity and after Combat will be doing Asylum 1 & 2. I figured I could use a little more weight loss before I got into Asylum and doing that on the road will be "interesting". Hoping things slow down for me on the road in April. I also wanted a break and try something different.


I do love the idea of putting it in slow motion while learning the moves! Repetition plus consistency over time will equal habit and in the end, muscle memory. I do attest that hitting back during Cardio Plyo Circuit and Cardio/Insane Abs definitely helped me nail my form in Insanity.

Asylum 1 & 2 look absolutely amazing! I have had many members in my team do Asylum and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! They had seen improvements in muscle gain but mainly in endurance. Hope Solo from the USA Soccer team said she used Asylum to get her game face and body back. Which workout schedule are you doing ImTheDifference? Sounds like the Ultimate Warrior! emoticon

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RE: Need some help with Combat
1/25/13 3:23 PM as a reply to skippy141.
skippy141:
I too still have issues with the moves and transitions into the other ones. I found that putting the dvd player into slow motion helps me get the total move down. Then I search back and start it over. I know some on the insanity boards say that is not ideal cause you are no longer in the "range" for burning the most calories but I get frustrated and want to send it back so I prefer to get the move down and then get back in the "range". You can copy the discs successfully to your pc using DVD fab version 8 or 9. I had no issues getting all the backup copies so I can hit it on the road. You will need to choose the longest title once you have it open as each movie has 3-4 different movies on it.


Rock on skippy141 for letting us know which video file to process. I definitely love your idea of putting it in slow motion! I'm definitely going to do that with TurboFire when I hit it! Here is what I think regarding that "target zone". When you are learning new moves, who cares! As long as you give 100% in practicing and learning the moves, then you are still getting a burn and a workout in. Like you, I get frustrated when I can't hit a move properly. I have hit back multiple time during Insanity to just practice moves. I understand others trying to help but if people are complaining on how someone else learns something, then #facepalm.

I will definitely do some more research on DvDFab. Sounds like a wicked program to have! Probably rips faster than most too. Like you said, making copies to hit it on the road = awesome dedication boss!

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RE: Need some help with Combat
1/26/13 1:47 PM as a reply to ImTheDifference.
Thanks Skippy, I will look into that and give it a try.

I did Combat 60 today from home and loved it. Adding the pushups and crunches at the end was a "fun" suprise.
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RE: Need some help with Combat
1/27/13 4:25 PM as a reply to ImTheDifference.
I also used DVD fab to rip them to my laptop. You will have a 30 day trial period and you just put each disk in and do a copy to make the .iso file. Then use VLC player to watch them.

My wife and I did the first workout tonight and I got frustrated but kept at it. In my opinion they don't do a real good job at explaining the transitions. But I figure as time goes on we will get the hang of it.
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RE: Need some help with Combat
1/30/13 9:33 AM as a reply to Biggd01.
Biggd01:
I also used DVD fab to rip them to my laptop. You will have a 30 day trial period and you just put each disk in and do a copy to make the .iso file. Then use VLC player to watch them.

My wife and I did the first workout tonight and I got frustrated but kept at it. In my opinion they don't do a real good job at explaining the transitions. But I figure as time goes on we will get the hang of it.

Dang I forgot about them having a 30 day trial. Would've saved me some money (although it is more than worth it in my opinion). I also like the .iso idea instead of the avi file for future burning/dvd structure.

The transitions is one of the biggest problems for me. I like the way Shaun T does his. He gives you that 20-30 second rest period while he explains what he is going into next and gives you the demo of how to do it. The styles are definitely different between them. I still go through the workouts as I paid for it so I might as well use em.. The two dvd's that really frustrate me are the 60 minute and the shock plyo. Not because they are hard but on the 60 just way too many transitions without warning and on the shock it just doesn't seem to do much for me. I think I am going to switch out the HIIT workout for the Shock.
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RE: Need some help with Combat
1/30/13 12:05 PM as a reply to skippy141.
skippy141:
Biggd01:
I also used DVD fab to rip them to my laptop. You will have a 30 day trial period and you just put each disk in and do a copy to make the .iso file. Then use VLC player to watch them.

My wife and I did the first workout tonight and I got frustrated but kept at it. In my opinion they don't do a real good job at explaining the transitions. But I figure as time goes on we will get the hang of it.

Dang I forgot about them having a 30 day trial. Would've saved me some money (although it is more than worth it in my opinion). I also like the .iso idea instead of the avi file for future burning/dvd structure.

The transitions is one of the biggest problems for me. I like the way Shaun T does his. He gives you that 20-30 second rest period while he explains what he is going into next and gives you the demo of how to do it. The styles are definitely different between them. I still go through the workouts as I paid for it so I might as well use em.. The two dvd's that really frustrate me are the 60 minute and the shock plyo. Not because they are hard but on the 60 just way too many transitions without warning and on the shock it just doesn't seem to do much for me. I think I am going to switch out the HIIT workout for the Shock.


I personally never thought the transitions are all that bad. You will get better at them with time. My biggest complain about Shaun T is in the Asylum 1 series he doesn't give you any time at all. Its just flows from move 1 to 2 with no breaks.
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RE: Need some help with Combat
2/1/13 8:57 AM as a reply to bigalxc.
We haven't done the 60 minute one yet but we did do Plyo last night. It was pretty good and I think they did a decent job of explaining the moves prior to jumping into them. I got nowhere near the burn I did on Insanity Plyo but hey.. its fun and I can't wait until tonight's workout.
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