Cory Everson’s Basic Sculpting System with Weights: Abs, Back, Biceps

  1. This tape really works specified areas. Cory only does 2-3 sets so you must pause the tape and do your own. Great tape to get started but exercise great for everyone. There is one exercise you do need a pull up bar for which I just to something else. Overall great work out.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. Teedums says:

    This is another video in Cory Everson’s Basic Sculpting Series, this one targets the back, biceps and abs. Cory is joined by Stephanie and Bob, and all three start out warming up, on various machines. During this time Cory talks about the workout and what’s ahead, you can warmup during this time by marching in place or use another warmup.

    You work your back first, most of these exercises are doable at home, Stephanie and Bob demonstrate a lot of these on machines that are either found in a fitness spa or weightlifting gym, Cory demonstrates some on machines as well, others using simple equipment found at home. Seeing all these machines can deter one from using this workout, but it is doable for those with minimal equipment.

    The exercises included in this workout are:

    lat pulldowns/chin ups also an option
    long row
    bent over row (barbell or dumbells)
    one arm row
    bicep curls
    dumbell curls (alternating arms)
    concentration curls
    abdominal crunches
    oblique twists

    I had to modify some of the back exercises, I used a resistance band for the long row, I wrapped it around my feet and did it that way. For the lat pulldowns I just did bent over rows in place of it, as I couldn’t find another modification.

    For the bicep exercises, Cory does 3 sets of 12 reps each, one more than her normal 2 sets of 12, so the biceps really get worked well. She says that it’s hard to build the biceps so she opted to throw in an extra set.

    There isn’t much for ab work, only 2 exercises, and 2 sets of 25 reps each. I think another one or two exercises could have been added, maybe in place of one of the harder to modify back exercises.

    Overall, it’s still a good video and I will give it four stars. Cory does a nice job instructing as always, she provides a laid back, light approach to weightlifting, which I like. I really wish she would release this series on DVD, it has become one of my favorites.

    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. Tina Gray says:

    The only reason this video didn’t get 5 stars is the pull-up bar exercise that most home exercisers don’t have. Other than that, it’s really good. Cory does 3 or 4 exercises for each body part, with 2 sets of 12 reps each. Regarding the review above, there is no need to pause the tape and do more reps because you are supposed to choose a heavy enough weight that you will not be able to do more than 12 reps. However, if you felt ambitious and wanted to do a third set you would need to pause (but I doubt you’ll have the energy). The entire sculpting series is excellent- her chest, shoulders, and triceps being the best.
    Rating: 4 / 5