Yes! Justin is a true leader. He explains how to do the movements correctly, and he offers insight and advice. He really empowers his followers.
I have been having the same problem. I weigh 108, 5 feet tall and 64 years old. 439 calories is what it tells me I do for Stability and Mobility 2 when using a heart rate monitor. The website tells me 217 calories, and the Polar FT4 monitor and watch receiver records around 86 calories burned (that's with me holding a pair of 3 pound weights, using a 15 pound kettlebell when possible and kicking and punching immediately - not waiting for Justin.) Their accuracy is obscenely INACCURATE.
I'm not large, but I am 64, with a lot of injuries in my past (and a lot of joint pain) and I started with True Beginner. It's a great program, and Justin offers modifications to help you get started. Kudos to your friend on the decision to get healthy. The people in Justin's videos are real people who have limitations with age, weight and injuries, not elite, super-fit athletes, so it's much less intimidating.
I'm working on Stability and Mobility 1 and 2 in the True Beginner series. I'm a 64 year old, 108 pound female. (22-23% body fat and I keep my weight current on the DB site)
I've really upped the intensity of my workouts by:
kicking and punching immediately during the workouts, while holding a pair of (first 1-pound and now 3 pound) dumbells. (heart rate between 107 and 128)
I also do the warmups while holding the dumbells and doing side stepping (warmup heartrate gets to mid 90s)
I hold a 15 pound soft kettlebell when doing squats (can squat now with my buttocks touching a yoga block on the floor) and also doing the "beachball" moves.
Initially, the heart rate monitor would read 189 and stop counting during the Stability and Mobility 2 workout near the end. (DB said 213). Now it counts calories all the way to the end, but gives me really high readings.This is what I am getting for calories burned at the end:
Stability and Mobility 1 DB 194 HRM 386
Stability and Mobility 2 DB 213 HRM 429
I've checked a few external sites for Martial Arts and/or Karate and there is no earthly way a lightweight like me could be burning that many calories in less than a half hour!
How do I fix the problem with the HRM? This is really frustrating to me. I use my iPhone and "second screen" setting. When I check the graph, on my phone I can see that my red line goes right up to the top of the screen and plateaus. I know I am working much harder than shown in the video....but my HRM readings are twice those of DB's estimation.
I am doing True Beginner a second time. I love Justin's coaching style, and I am really improving with the Stability and Mobility videos which rely on Karate movements. I know that Justin has his Black Belt. I'd love to see an intermediate series by Justin with more Karate.
Agreed! Justin teaching Tai Chi would be an excellent addition to Daily Burn. I'd also like to see him teaching an Intermediate program based on Karate. My strength, agility and mobility has improved greatly on True Beginner.
When you go to workout, there is a box in the upper right called Weigh In. You can enter a new weight there, You can also click on your profile in the top black band and you will get a drop-down menu. Click on Weight Progress and enter a new weight.
I, too wish there was an intermediate program (by Justin.) I've picked up an 8 pound soft kettle bell to hold during squats. I also use it in Stabiliby and Mobility for the backward lunges, during Core 2 for the inch backs, and glute bridges. Since I know that, for example a forward lunge can involve a kick and a punch, I throw them in right away, same as for the side lunges. I don't want to restart the program at level 1, so I made up my own calendar incorporating the level 2 Core, Strength and Cardio, and Stability and Mobility.
My cheering section is 3 curious cats, and I'm afraid of hurting them. I realize that I may have to change my grip for the overhead moves. I'm also wondering if a soft kettle bell can be used for a medicine ball.
I wear a Fitbit One tracker on my belt. Today Daily Burn told me that I burned 217 calories for Stability and Mobility-2. I am kicking and punching immediately, not waiting for Justin, and I am doing it with 1.5 pound weights in each hand. I am using an 8 pound kettlebell when I can, too. My Fitbit told me that I burned 40 calories for the same period of intensified workout. I am hoping that I can get more accurate figures from the HR monitor, so I just ordered one. Anything will be better than the huge variance I am getting between Fitbit One and the DB readouts on my screen.
50s and 60's - rock and roll, Twist, the Pony - for us old folks, and I second the idea of country.
Keaira, I really love your dance programs. I do African and Bollywood, I try my best with them, but I'm 64 and the knees just don't like too much jumping. I'd love to see some 50s and 60s style MOVE workouts - rock 'n roll, the Twist, the Pony that are lower impact.
Justin posted on Facebook yesterday....he is shooting more videos for us at Daily Burn. https://www.facebook.com/RUBI...
I just saw on Facebook that Justin is shooting more videos for Daily Burn!!!!! Hooray!!!!