The Ultimate Body Sculpt & Conditioning with Kettlebells Vol. 2

The follow-up video that you have been waiting for is right here!

About Volume 2

Not sure which video is right for you?  Find out here.

The follow-up video that you have been waiting for is finally here! Come workout again with Lauren Brooks as she performs some of the most intense fat burning and strengthening exercises in the world. This video uses some of the basic exercises from her popular Volume 1 as well as incorporating many brand new and challenging exercises to keep your heart pounding. If you enjoyed Volume 1, then get ready to ramp up to a whole new level with Volume 2. This video is perfect for intermediate and advanced kettlebellers looking for that extra edge when sculpting their desired physique.

What You Will Get

  • Instant access to streaming digital videos. Easily access from any computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
  • Downloadable video files for offline viewing.
  • Running time: 88 minutes
  • THIS IS A DIGITAL VIDEO, NOT A DVD

Enjoy:

  • Over 20 dynamic Kettlebell and Body weight exercises
  • 3 Follow Along Workouts – The Grind, The Smoker, The Finisher
  • 1 Bonus Abs Workout
  • Joint Mobility Warm Up
  • Cool Down stretching section
  • Motivating music and instruction throughout

A tutorial section for some of the more technical exercises including:

  • Turkish Get Up
  • TGU Squat Style
  • Push Press
  • Kettlebell Burpee
  • Single Kettlebell Push Ups
  • Overhead Squats
  • Tactical Lunge
  • High Pull
  • Snatch
  • Single Kettlebell Plank
  • Windmill
  • Single Leg Dead Lift

Note: you only need one Kettlebell to follow along with this video

The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells, Volume 2 was filmed only 6 months after Lauren gave birth via C-section to her 2nd baby girl, who was a whopping 8 lb 6 ounces! Lauren was able to go through 21 hours of hard natural labor. Lauren credits using kettlebells throughout her pregnancy for both her mental strength in labor to her resilience in being able to bounce back into amazing shape quickly after.

 

By Woo girl on June 25, 2010

 

Being a fan of Lauren Brook's first kettlebell workout DVD, I had to buy this one when it came out. It definitely does not disappoint. Lauren kicks up the intensity a bit with this DVD and includes some new moves such as the Turkish Get-Up. I have always been intimidated by this move because it seemed complicated, but like her last DVD, Lauren includes an instruction section where she explains most of the exercises. After following her step-by-step instructions, I can now do a Turkish Get-Up!
There are three short work-outs on the DVD: The Grind, The Smoker, and The Finisher. All of these names are quite appropriate. There is also a joint mobility warm-up, a tough ab section, a short cool-down as well as the previously mentioned instruction section. In my opinion, this justifies the price for this DVD.
The production value is a little spotty in some areas. This doesn't bother me at all because the workout is so incredible.
 
 
By momof5 on December 22, 2011
 
This is an excellent DVD for runners. This DVD is broken into 2 20 minute workouts, a 6 minute workout, and a 13 minute ab workout. The first of the 20 minute workouts is called "The Grind". It is a perfect workout for an easy run day. It involves Turkish-get ups, push-ups, single leg dead lifts, one arm rows, and some squats. The ab workout is a nice length and really works your core. I also like the 6 minute workout. It's called "The Finisher" and consists of snatches and squats done in 20 sec intervals, and it is also perfect to tack onto the end of a run. I don't do the second 20 minute workout. It's more intense and I don't usually have that kind of stamina after a run. The video also includes a section giving detailed instructions on how to do each exercise if you are new to kettlebell.
 
 

Lauren Brooks gets your heart rate up there and keeps it interesting! If you are looking for a way to shake up your workouts this is the one you want. Take time to check out her website also. I bought the DVD from Amazon originally but will go through her website from here on out. I had a problem with the DVD I bought from Amazon. I was not sure what to do as I did not want to spend the money returning it and the hassle, so I contacted Lauren's staff. They were quick and professional and replaced it fast.
 
 
By S. M. Hughes on May 22, 2011
 
After purchasing, AND LOVING, Lauren's KB Vol. 1 DVD, I decided I had to have this one as well. I love working out with kettlebells and think Lauren is probably my favorite instructor. She is so basic and always shows great technique to follow. She gives lots of reminders on form and her workouts are just so simplistic and easy to love! In addition, these workouts will make you sweat!! I have buckets of sweat pouring off of me everytime I do them. The intensity level is high and this workout gives me a challenge each and every time, even once I felt like this workout had gotten a bit easier. I just upped the weight of my bells and the intensity level changed and I had a whole new workout again! She has a joint mobility warm-up section which I definitely recommend, and do, every time. The workout is also broken down into segments: The Grind, The Punisher, The Finisher and Ab work, making the workout customizable. For instance, I find it more beneficial to do The Punisher and Finisher followed by The Grind, even though that is not the order that they are in on the DVD. It is easy to pick and choose what segments you want to do. There is also a Cool-Down stretch at the end. I am so happy that I found this series and have worked it into my regimen 3x per week. I am seeing results that I had not seen in awhile. If you're looking for a challenging workout and haven't tried kettlebells, think about adding them to what you already do and consider Lauren's Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning series.
 
 
 Another great disc from Lauren July 11, 2014
Reviewer: MSU from Monroe, NC United States  
This is not just a repeat of her first disc and does a solid job of alternating cardio and weight moves. Time moves quickly and there are good premixes. Her form is perfect and she is a very non-annoying instructor. No cheerleader rah-rah stuff, but not a boot camp instructor either.
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this DVD!, March 27, 2013
By 
MD "-M" (Troy, MI United States)
 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
This DVD is even better than Lauren's first. It has multiple workouts that you can mix and match to both vary your workout and customize based on the amount of time you have to exercise. I appreciate that Lauren has a separate menu item for instructional video that shows you proper form and technique for the different exercises. That way, the workout videos are packed with movement instead of a lot of "down time" explaining things, like I've seen in other kettlebell workouts. I also appreciate the 30-second recovery breaks in between each circuit. Her DVDs are much more expensive than other kettlebell DVDs, but I think it's totally worth the extra cost.
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!, December 21, 2012
By 
 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
Lauren Brooks' DVD's deliver great workouts and great results. I love the way she breaks the workout into bite-sized sections, so you can fit it into your life. My first DVD of Lauren's was Kettlebell Lightning, which I love. Then, I got this one, and have been doing it almost exclusively for the past month. The abs section has made major changes in my core muscles -- strength-wise and in the way they look. I'm so incredibly happy with my Lauren Brooks DVD's and workouts. My only complaint is that there aren't more of them! I'm looking forward to the next installment.
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, March 3, 2012
By 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
This is an INTENSE workout. I have Vol1 which is excellent for beg/int. Vol 2 is hot! I have done two combinations the smoker/finisher and the grind/smoker. The former was a workout, the latter brought me to the wall. Great workout . Lauren does a good job of cueing. Quite frankly, I am working so hard that i appreciate the no nonsense approach. Highly recommend.
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for runners!, December 22, 2011
By 
 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
This is an excellent DVD for runners. This DVD is broken into 2 20 minute workouts, a 6 minute workout, and a 13 minute ab workout. The first of the 20 minute workouts is called "The Grind". It is a perfect workout for an easy run day. It involves Turkish-get ups, push-ups, single leg dead lifts, one arm rows, and some squats. The ab workout is a nice length and really works your core. I also like the 6 minute workout. It's called "The Finisher" and consists of snatches and squats done in 20 sec intervals, and it is also perfect to tack onto the end of a run. I don't do the second 20 minute workout. It's more intense and I don't usually have that kind of stamina after a run. The video also includes a section giving detailed instructions on how to do each exercise if you are new to kettlebell.
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Great/Quick Kettlebell Workouts, February 13, 2011
By 
 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
Lauren's kettlebell workouts are quick and incorporate all the major muscle groups. From 6 minutes to 25 minutes, you can fit in a complete kettlebell workout any time of the day. I think this is a great format, & I hope Lauren's next dvd offers the same formatt but with even more workouts on one DVD.
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars My O My!, May 22, 2011
By 
S. M. Hughes "mom of 2" (Indiana, USA) 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
 
 
 
After purchasing, AND LOVING, Lauren's KB Vol. 1 DVD, I decided I had to have this one as well. I love working out with kettlebells and think Lauren is probably my favorite instructor. She is so basic and always shows great technique to follow. She gives lots of reminders on form and her workouts are just so simplistic and easy to love! In addition, these workouts will make you sweat!! I have buckets of sweat pouring off of me everytime I do them. The intensity level is high and this workout gives me a challenge each and every time, even once I felt like this workout had gotten a bit easier. I just upped the weight of my bells and the intensity level changed and I had a whole new workout again! She has a joint mobility warm-up section which I definitely recommend, and do, every time. The workout is also broken down into segments: The Grind, The Punisher, The Finisher and Ab work, making the workout customizable. For instance, I find it more beneficial to do The Punisher and Finisher followed by The Grind, even though that is not the order that they are in on the DVD. It is easy to pick and choose what segments you want to do. There is also a Cool-Down stretch at the end. I am so happy that I found this series and have worked it into my regimen 3x per week. I am seeing results that I had not seen in awhile. If you're looking for a challenging workout and haven't tried kettlebells, think about adding them to what you already do and consider Lauren's Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning series.

 

 

 
5.0 out of 5 stars New to kettlebells but want results? Lauren is my go-to instructor!, March 23, 2011
By 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
I bought 4 kettlebells (varying weight) and Lauren's DVDs Ultimate Sculpt volumes 1 and 2) without having worked out with KB. Having pushed aside any workout routine for the past year, I felt it was time to give KB a try.
I began working out to Lauren's Ultimate Sculpt volume 1 DVD for 12 minutes with 5lbs for 4 days the first week and 10lbs the second week to see if I could even perform the moves correctly, as I suffer from regular neck and back pain.
I find Lauren's instruction-style to be very user-friendly, especially for a beginner, and as I've progressed to my 4-week point and want something a little more demanding, Ultimate Sculpt volume 2 is fitting the bill very well. Overall, I really like Lauren's more subdued approach to exercise. I have strained my back in the past by performing strength training exercises incorrectly and Lauren's approach is slow but intense enough to make you really focus on each move being performed so that you won't injure yourself. Her exercise demonstrations are great and a must if you're a beginner; her warm-up and cool-down sessions are amazing medicine for your joints. Albeit, there are some moves that I simply cannot perform well yet (Turkish Get-Ups and pushups with KBs for fear they will turn over - I'm a clutz, too. lol!). For these moves, I either lay out or do traditional variations like regular pushups with no KBs.
Note: I did purchase a KB workout DVD from Amy Bento to break up the routine and I have to say, I honestly found her style to be almost manic. Although, my heart rate was up during the entire workout and this was great (heart rate is up with Lauren's, too), plus, some of her moves are rather challenging and provide an interesting approach to KB, her style is not my cup of tea. It's like Amy is grasping to come up with some new twisting move just to make the 20-minute mark. Lauren's style is methodic, intense and you can feel the fruit of your efforts the next day.
When I want quick and calm, I go to Lauren's Ultimate Sculpt volume 1 for a basic 12 minute workout or do it all again for a total 24 minute workout. In volume 1, Lauren's workout partner is also an inspiration, as she is either in her 40s or 50s and has a super-sculpted body thanks to KB, according to Lauren. There are three things that really appeal to me with Lauren's DVDs: her purposeful instruction, the fact that you can get a 12 minute quickie in or go full throttle with a 20 or 40 minute workout and the time cue included in each session is helpful. Also, the music is actually kind of soothing and is very appropriate to each workout session. I'm getting ready to purchase her US volume 3 today - from her website - [...]. Also, another note to add about KBs - they are great - I'm seeing a difference in only a few weeks and actually look forward to my workout, which are two major accomplishments, in my world! I'm really noticing definition in my glutes, my arms and my waistline is shrinking. I'm able to lift and carry items I was having trouble with and the best part - no more daily back or neck pain!

 

 
5.0 out of 5 stars Great/Quick Kettlebell Workouts, February 13, 2011
By 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
Lauren's kettlebell workouts are quick and incorporate all the major muscle groups. From 6 minutes to 25 minutes, you can fit in a complete kettlebell workout any time of the day. I think this is a great format, & I hope Lauren's next dvd offers the same formatt but with even more workouts on one DVD.

 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Workout, January 31, 2011
By 
LauraJ (Vermont) 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
I purchased Lauren Brooks first DVD and like this one even more. I recieved this DVD about one month ago and have flattend and toned my midsection quite a bit. I do the first workout the grind wich is twenty minutes long and then do about the first twelve minutes of the smoker giving me about a thirty minute workout . I have found incorporating the two as Lauren recommends has been really great giving me fast results over a short period of time. I use a twenty pound bell and plan on increasing to twenty-five to make the workout more effective. I highly recommend this DVD you won't regret it.

 
 

 
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the kettlebells workout you want!!!, November 26, 2010
By 
Lisa (Oregon) 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
Lauren Brooks gets your heart rate up there and keeps it interesting! If you are looking for a way to shake up your workouts this is the one you want. Take time to check out her website also. I bought the DVD from Amazon originally but will go through her website from here on out. I had a problem with the DVD I bought from Amazon. I was not sure what to do as I did not want to spend the money returning it and the hassle, so I contacted Lauren's staff. They were quick and professional and replaced it fast.

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Contents

  • Copyright and Health Information
  • Trailer
  • Introduction
  • Introduction (2 min)
  • Safety
  • Safety (1 min)
  • Exercise Demonstrations
  • Play All Demonstrations (13 min)
  • 1. Kettlebell Diamond Push-Ups (1 min)
  • 2. Kettlebell Diamond Burpees (1 min)
  • 3. Kettlebell Windmill (1 min)
  • 4. Overhead Squat (1 min)
  • 5. Turkish Get Up Sit Up (3 min)
  • 6. Turkish Get Up Squat Style (1 min)
  • 7. Single Leg Deadlift (1 min)
  • 8. High Pull (1 min)
  • 9. Snatch (1 min)
  • 10. Tactical Lunges (1 min)
  • 11. Push Press (1 min)
  • 12. Single Kettlebell Plank (1 min)
  • Workouts
  • Warm-Up (4 min)
  • The Grind (20 min)
  • The Smoker with The Finisher (22 min)
  • The Finisher (6 min)
  • Bonus Killer Abs (13 min)
  • Cool-Down (3 min)
  • Closing
  • Closing (2 min)

About Volume 2

Not sure which video is right for you?  Find out here.

The follow-up video that you have been waiting for is finally here! Come workout again with Lauren Brooks as she performs some of the most intense fat burning and strengthening exercises in the world. This video uses some of the basic exercises from her popular Volume 1 as well as incorporating many brand new and challenging exercises to keep your heart pounding. If you enjoyed Volume 1, then get ready to ramp up to a whole new level with Volume 2. This video is perfect for intermediate and advanced kettlebellers looking for that extra edge when sculpting their desired physique.

What You Will Get

  • Instant access to streaming digital videos. Easily access from any computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
  • Downloadable video files for offline viewing.
  • Running time: 88 minutes
  • THIS IS A DIGITAL VIDEO, NOT A DVD

Enjoy:

  • Over 20 dynamic Kettlebell and Body weight exercises
  • 3 Follow Along Workouts – The Grind, The Smoker, The Finisher
  • 1 Bonus Abs Workout
  • Joint Mobility Warm Up
  • Cool Down stretching section
  • Motivating music and instruction throughout

A tutorial section for some of the more technical exercises including:

  • Turkish Get Up
  • TGU Squat Style
  • Push Press
  • Kettlebell Burpee
  • Single Kettlebell Push Ups
  • Overhead Squats
  • Tactical Lunge
  • High Pull
  • Snatch
  • Single Kettlebell Plank
  • Windmill
  • Single Leg Dead Lift

Note: you only need one Kettlebell to follow along with this video

The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells, Volume 2 was filmed only 6 months after Lauren gave birth via C-section to her 2nd baby girl, who was a whopping 8 lb 6 ounces! Lauren was able to go through 21 hours of hard natural labor. Lauren credits using kettlebells throughout her pregnancy for both her mental strength in labor to her resilience in being able to bounce back into amazing shape quickly after.

 

By Woo girl on June 25, 2010

 

Being a fan of Lauren Brook's first kettlebell workout DVD, I had to buy this one when it came out. It definitely does not disappoint. Lauren kicks up the intensity a bit with this DVD and includes some new moves such as the Turkish Get-Up. I have always been intimidated by this move because it seemed complicated, but like her last DVD, Lauren includes an instruction section where she explains most of the exercises. After following her step-by-step instructions, I can now do a Turkish Get-Up!
There are three short work-outs on the DVD: The Grind, The Smoker, and The Finisher. All of these names are quite appropriate. There is also a joint mobility warm-up, a tough ab section, a short cool-down as well as the previously mentioned instruction section. In my opinion, this justifies the price for this DVD.
The production value is a little spotty in some areas. This doesn't bother me at all because the workout is so incredible.
 
 
By momof5 on December 22, 2011
 
This is an excellent DVD for runners. This DVD is broken into 2 20 minute workouts, a 6 minute workout, and a 13 minute ab workout. The first of the 20 minute workouts is called "The Grind". It is a perfect workout for an easy run day. It involves Turkish-get ups, push-ups, single leg dead lifts, one arm rows, and some squats. The ab workout is a nice length and really works your core. I also like the 6 minute workout. It's called "The Finisher" and consists of snatches and squats done in 20 sec intervals, and it is also perfect to tack onto the end of a run. I don't do the second 20 minute workout. It's more intense and I don't usually have that kind of stamina after a run. The video also includes a section giving detailed instructions on how to do each exercise if you are new to kettlebell.
 
 

Lauren Brooks gets your heart rate up there and keeps it interesting! If you are looking for a way to shake up your workouts this is the one you want. Take time to check out her website also. I bought the DVD from Amazon originally but will go through her website from here on out. I had a problem with the DVD I bought from Amazon. I was not sure what to do as I did not want to spend the money returning it and the hassle, so I contacted Lauren's staff. They were quick and professional and replaced it fast.
 
 
By S. M. Hughes on May 22, 2011
 
After purchasing, AND LOVING, Lauren's KB Vol. 1 DVD, I decided I had to have this one as well. I love working out with kettlebells and think Lauren is probably my favorite instructor. She is so basic and always shows great technique to follow. She gives lots of reminders on form and her workouts are just so simplistic and easy to love! In addition, these workouts will make you sweat!! I have buckets of sweat pouring off of me everytime I do them. The intensity level is high and this workout gives me a challenge each and every time, even once I felt like this workout had gotten a bit easier. I just upped the weight of my bells and the intensity level changed and I had a whole new workout again! She has a joint mobility warm-up section which I definitely recommend, and do, every time. The workout is also broken down into segments: The Grind, The Punisher, The Finisher and Ab work, making the workout customizable. For instance, I find it more beneficial to do The Punisher and Finisher followed by The Grind, even though that is not the order that they are in on the DVD. It is easy to pick and choose what segments you want to do. There is also a Cool-Down stretch at the end. I am so happy that I found this series and have worked it into my regimen 3x per week. I am seeing results that I had not seen in awhile. If you're looking for a challenging workout and haven't tried kettlebells, think about adding them to what you already do and consider Lauren's Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning series.
 
 
 Another great disc from Lauren July 11, 2014
Reviewer: MSU from Monroe, NC United States  
This is not just a repeat of her first disc and does a solid job of alternating cardio and weight moves. Time moves quickly and there are good premixes. Her form is perfect and she is a very non-annoying instructor. No cheerleader rah-rah stuff, but not a boot camp instructor either.
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this DVD!, March 27, 2013
By 
MD "-M" (Troy, MI United States)
 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
This DVD is even better than Lauren's first. It has multiple workouts that you can mix and match to both vary your workout and customize based on the amount of time you have to exercise. I appreciate that Lauren has a separate menu item for instructional video that shows you proper form and technique for the different exercises. That way, the workout videos are packed with movement instead of a lot of "down time" explaining things, like I've seen in other kettlebell workouts. I also appreciate the 30-second recovery breaks in between each circuit. Her DVDs are much more expensive than other kettlebell DVDs, but I think it's totally worth the extra cost.
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!, December 21, 2012
By 
 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
Lauren Brooks' DVD's deliver great workouts and great results. I love the way she breaks the workout into bite-sized sections, so you can fit it into your life. My first DVD of Lauren's was Kettlebell Lightning, which I love. Then, I got this one, and have been doing it almost exclusively for the past month. The abs section has made major changes in my core muscles -- strength-wise and in the way they look. I'm so incredibly happy with my Lauren Brooks DVD's and workouts. My only complaint is that there aren't more of them! I'm looking forward to the next installment.
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, March 3, 2012
By 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
This is an INTENSE workout. I have Vol1 which is excellent for beg/int. Vol 2 is hot! I have done two combinations the smoker/finisher and the grind/smoker. The former was a workout, the latter brought me to the wall. Great workout . Lauren does a good job of cueing. Quite frankly, I am working so hard that i appreciate the no nonsense approach. Highly recommend.
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for runners!, December 22, 2011
By 
 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
This is an excellent DVD for runners. This DVD is broken into 2 20 minute workouts, a 6 minute workout, and a 13 minute ab workout. The first of the 20 minute workouts is called "The Grind". It is a perfect workout for an easy run day. It involves Turkish-get ups, push-ups, single leg dead lifts, one arm rows, and some squats. The ab workout is a nice length and really works your core. I also like the 6 minute workout. It's called "The Finisher" and consists of snatches and squats done in 20 sec intervals, and it is also perfect to tack onto the end of a run. I don't do the second 20 minute workout. It's more intense and I don't usually have that kind of stamina after a run. The video also includes a section giving detailed instructions on how to do each exercise if you are new to kettlebell.
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Great/Quick Kettlebell Workouts, February 13, 2011
By 
 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
Lauren's kettlebell workouts are quick and incorporate all the major muscle groups. From 6 minutes to 25 minutes, you can fit in a complete kettlebell workout any time of the day. I think this is a great format, & I hope Lauren's next dvd offers the same formatt but with even more workouts on one DVD.
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars My O My!, May 22, 2011
By 
S. M. Hughes "mom of 2" (Indiana, USA) 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
 
 
 
After purchasing, AND LOVING, Lauren's KB Vol. 1 DVD, I decided I had to have this one as well. I love working out with kettlebells and think Lauren is probably my favorite instructor. She is so basic and always shows great technique to follow. She gives lots of reminders on form and her workouts are just so simplistic and easy to love! In addition, these workouts will make you sweat!! I have buckets of sweat pouring off of me everytime I do them. The intensity level is high and this workout gives me a challenge each and every time, even once I felt like this workout had gotten a bit easier. I just upped the weight of my bells and the intensity level changed and I had a whole new workout again! She has a joint mobility warm-up section which I definitely recommend, and do, every time. The workout is also broken down into segments: The Grind, The Punisher, The Finisher and Ab work, making the workout customizable. For instance, I find it more beneficial to do The Punisher and Finisher followed by The Grind, even though that is not the order that they are in on the DVD. It is easy to pick and choose what segments you want to do. There is also a Cool-Down stretch at the end. I am so happy that I found this series and have worked it into my regimen 3x per week. I am seeing results that I had not seen in awhile. If you're looking for a challenging workout and haven't tried kettlebells, think about adding them to what you already do and consider Lauren's Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning series.

 

 

 
5.0 out of 5 stars New to kettlebells but want results? Lauren is my go-to instructor!, March 23, 2011
By 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
I bought 4 kettlebells (varying weight) and Lauren's DVDs Ultimate Sculpt volumes 1 and 2) without having worked out with KB. Having pushed aside any workout routine for the past year, I felt it was time to give KB a try.
I began working out to Lauren's Ultimate Sculpt volume 1 DVD for 12 minutes with 5lbs for 4 days the first week and 10lbs the second week to see if I could even perform the moves correctly, as I suffer from regular neck and back pain.
I find Lauren's instruction-style to be very user-friendly, especially for a beginner, and as I've progressed to my 4-week point and want something a little more demanding, Ultimate Sculpt volume 2 is fitting the bill very well. Overall, I really like Lauren's more subdued approach to exercise. I have strained my back in the past by performing strength training exercises incorrectly and Lauren's approach is slow but intense enough to make you really focus on each move being performed so that you won't injure yourself. Her exercise demonstrations are great and a must if you're a beginner; her warm-up and cool-down sessions are amazing medicine for your joints. Albeit, there are some moves that I simply cannot perform well yet (Turkish Get-Ups and pushups with KBs for fear they will turn over - I'm a clutz, too. lol!). For these moves, I either lay out or do traditional variations like regular pushups with no KBs.
Note: I did purchase a KB workout DVD from Amy Bento to break up the routine and I have to say, I honestly found her style to be almost manic. Although, my heart rate was up during the entire workout and this was great (heart rate is up with Lauren's, too), plus, some of her moves are rather challenging and provide an interesting approach to KB, her style is not my cup of tea. It's like Amy is grasping to come up with some new twisting move just to make the 20-minute mark. Lauren's style is methodic, intense and you can feel the fruit of your efforts the next day.
When I want quick and calm, I go to Lauren's Ultimate Sculpt volume 1 for a basic 12 minute workout or do it all again for a total 24 minute workout. In volume 1, Lauren's workout partner is also an inspiration, as she is either in her 40s or 50s and has a super-sculpted body thanks to KB, according to Lauren. There are three things that really appeal to me with Lauren's DVDs: her purposeful instruction, the fact that you can get a 12 minute quickie in or go full throttle with a 20 or 40 minute workout and the time cue included in each session is helpful. Also, the music is actually kind of soothing and is very appropriate to each workout session. I'm getting ready to purchase her US volume 3 today - from her website - [...]. Also, another note to add about KBs - they are great - I'm seeing a difference in only a few weeks and actually look forward to my workout, which are two major accomplishments, in my world! I'm really noticing definition in my glutes, my arms and my waistline is shrinking. I'm able to lift and carry items I was having trouble with and the best part - no more daily back or neck pain!

 

 
5.0 out of 5 stars Great/Quick Kettlebell Workouts, February 13, 2011
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This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
Lauren's kettlebell workouts are quick and incorporate all the major muscle groups. From 6 minutes to 25 minutes, you can fit in a complete kettlebell workout any time of the day. I think this is a great format, & I hope Lauren's next dvd offers the same formatt but with even more workouts on one DVD.

 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Workout, January 31, 2011
By 
LauraJ (Vermont) 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
I purchased Lauren Brooks first DVD and like this one even more. I recieved this DVD about one month ago and have flattend and toned my midsection quite a bit. I do the first workout the grind wich is twenty minutes long and then do about the first twelve minutes of the smoker giving me about a thirty minute workout . I have found incorporating the two as Lauren recommends has been really great giving me fast results over a short period of time. I use a twenty pound bell and plan on increasing to twenty-five to make the workout more effective. I highly recommend this DVD you won't regret it.

 
 

 
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the kettlebells workout you want!!!, November 26, 2010
By 
Lisa (Oregon) 
 
 
This review is from: The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells DVD Volume 2, with Lauren Brooks (DVD)
Lauren Brooks gets your heart rate up there and keeps it interesting! If you are looking for a way to shake up your workouts this is the one you want. Take time to check out her website also. I bought the DVD from Amazon originally but will go through her website from here on out. I had a problem with the DVD I bought from Amazon. I was not sure what to do as I did not want to spend the money returning it and the hassle, so I contacted Lauren's staff. They were quick and professional and replaced it fast.

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Contents

  • Copyright and Health Information
  • Trailer
  • Introduction
  • Introduction (2 min)
  • Safety
  • Safety (1 min)
  • Exercise Demonstrations
  • Play All Demonstrations (13 min)
  • 1. Kettlebell Diamond Push-Ups (1 min)
  • 2. Kettlebell Diamond Burpees (1 min)
  • 3. Kettlebell Windmill (1 min)
  • 4. Overhead Squat (1 min)
  • 5. Turkish Get Up Sit Up (3 min)
  • 6. Turkish Get Up Squat Style (1 min)
  • 7. Single Leg Deadlift (1 min)
  • 8. High Pull (1 min)
  • 9. Snatch (1 min)
  • 10. Tactical Lunges (1 min)
  • 11. Push Press (1 min)
  • 12. Single Kettlebell Plank (1 min)
  • Workouts
  • Warm-Up (4 min)
  • The Grind (20 min)
  • The Smoker with The Finisher (22 min)
  • The Finisher (6 min)
  • Bonus Killer Abs (13 min)
  • Cool-Down (3 min)
  • Closing
  • Closing (2 min)