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  • jojoleb
    jojoleb answered the Question: How do people feel about Ignite?

    I really love Ignite. It's right up there with programs like Beachbody's Insanity. This is a high-intensity, advanced program, however. This is not something you'll want to start with if you are just starting out with exercise. It's high intensity/maximal energy from start to finish.

    One word of caution, Ignite is also very hard on the knees. Given that there is a lot of plyo and platform work you will have to make major adjustments if you have knee problems.

    Other than that, I say go for it! Anja will kick your butt!

    9 months ago
  • jojoleb

    I tried it and didn't think that it did all that much. The brand I had used was Jarrows, a respectable name in supplements.

    As far as the weight loss goes, one of the reasons that this supplement may not have worked so well for me may be a dosing and/or timing issue. I looked up some studes and the recommended dose was anywhere from 80 to 1050 mg of green coffee extract per day. After a three to six week period, the average weight loss in the studies was somewhere around 1.5-2.5 kg (3.5 to 5.5 lbs). I lost only about one pound during my trial period.

    Most studies used the supplement two or three times per day with meals. I took a 400 mg capsule twice daily, but was not careful to take it before meals. I stuck to my usual modest calorie restriction (I wasn't using the Ignite program) and exercised 30 to 60 minutes (my usual routine) over the trial period.

    I think if I tried it again, I'd up it to 800 mg three times per day and take the supplement with meals. I would also try to restrict my calories a bit more and might see what the green coffee extract might do in combination with other supplements.

    about 1 year ago
  • jojoleb
    jojoleb answered the Question: doing inferno and having lower back pain?

    Whatever the cause is, you may well have strained or injured your lower back. The pain is your body's way of telling you that.

    I would recommend backing off from Inferno for now and going with a lower intensity program and make sure you do some stretching/yoga to fill in. If the pain persists, you should see your doctor.

    about 1 year ago
  • jojoleb

    There are about 82 workouts on the site by my count now of varying difficulty.

    I agree with bradlkm: go to 'discover workouts' and filter by difficulty or instructor. You should be able to see the number of workouts available.

    If you are using the Android app, there doesn't seem to be a way to browse the workouts the same way you can on your PC, iPhone, Roku, etc...

    As to tracking, there is no good way to track the challenges or the workouts your have performed (and when) yet. The DB tracker app is free, but for some reason they have made it easy to input other programs (e.g. P90X videos, Insanity, Turbokick, Zumba, etc.) but have not added the DailyBurn video series under 'classes' so they are not easy to input.

    about 1 year ago
  • jojoleb

    Answer this question (please read answers below before posting)...

    about 1 year ago
  • jojoleb

    All streaming problems are now resolved with the latest update. Thanks!

    over 1 year ago
  • jojoleb
    jojoleb answered the Question: Workout blues (for lack of a better title)

    Oh, heck, yes!

    This kind of thing goes in phases for me. Sometimes I just don't have the energy to do the full court press and I just don't feel like getting up in the AM and working out. Lately, the basement (where I work out) is cold in the AM and I really have to push myself to get going!

    I usually just get up and push play and most of the time I feel better afterwards. If I really just can't muster the strength (I'm just too tired), I dial it down and do a light work out or yoga. I always try to do at least a short workout, so I don't miss a day completely. (Using Daily Burn you can go for a low intensity or short option.) That often gives me a boost and I can come back to a full work out later in the day.

    over 1 year ago
  • jojoleb

    I can hardly wait. Some of the workouts appear to be long (about 50 min), but I'll definitely make the time to do them!

    over 1 year ago
  • jojoleb
    jojoleb commented on scamp07's answer to Who else is going to go out there for kettlebells?:

    Yes. Three months seems a bit long.

    I see 6 basic workouts in the set (about 50 minutes apiece), plus two instructional videos and 5 recovery videos. (There are also Cody's KB in 9 and basic circuit from the 'old days' that could be used, I suppose)

    Clearly, Cody intends to work us pretty hard. 50 minutes of kettlebelling is quite a lot!

    over 1 year ago
  • jojoleb

    Got response from tech support. The glitches appear to be app related and have been fixed in the new version that will be released very soon.

    Good to know it wasn't my iPhone. Sad to know that there's not much to do at this point...

    over 1 year ago
  • jojoleb

    It looks like DBK has just gone live. I'm going to finish up my last week of Inferno and then jump right into KBs! I can hardly wait!

    over 1 year ago
  • jojoleb

    Thanks!

    I will contact tech support.

    over 1 year ago
  • jojoleb

    I have had some recent problems with the video streaming. When I start up a video it seems to stutter and at times the Dailyburn app on my iPhone 4 crashes.

    The solution seems to be to start the video, allow for the stutter. If it makes it to the first exercise segment, I close the program. When I restart the program, I choose to resume the video and then the streaming seems to work okay.

    I am using the same WiFi (wireless N) set up and same iPhone 4 I have used since beginning the Dailyburn and this is the first time I've had any problems with streaming. Basically, this started over the past week. I don't think it's about the bandwidth on my side--that seems to be the same and I haven't changed up any of my equipment.

    Please advise....

    over 1 year ago
  • jojoleb

    I had my suspicions! There are some different sizes out there--bought mine at Lowes for 1/2 the price of the Amazon one. Works great so far, is amazingly sturdy, and far cheaper then the plyo platforms they sell in fitness stores!

    over 1 year ago
  • jojoleb
    jojoleb commented on Anthony's answer to more new videos?:

    I've already tried two of the new workouts. Awesome!

    The idea of adding more videos and putting together tailored programs to fit a customer's specific needs is genius!

    Thanks!

    over 1 year ago