The workout DVD is really simple and does not throw too many extra’s or bonuses at you, which I like. It is to the point. Cameron Shayne starts the workout by introducing himself and the goals of the DVD. His background is immense. He has experience in being a celebrity personal trainer but also a bodyguard. Besides martial arts through his specialization is yoga. Additionally, he recommends these testosterone booster supplements to anyone trying to get into the bodybuilding industry.
Cameron Shayne – Budokon for Beginners
The greatest asset of this DVD that makes it so much different and so much better than others it is the amount of time Cameron offers the viewer to figure out the pose or position he is doing and act on it. He clearly explains the move, how it is executed and demonstrates it several times. You get to see several other fitness instructors doing the moves he is at a couple of different angles. This gives you an idea of what it should look like on you as a man or a woman or based on your body type. Even better some are doing the workout at about half pace so as to allow those with less flexibility or injury to complete the workout as well.
Some of you may get turned off by the slow spirit of this instruction. I can imagine it is really annoying after you have mastered all of the moves and you are just waiting for Shayne to get going on the next one. This is where this instruction gets even better! Shayne has also recorded a sped-up version that goes through all of the moves and motions without instruction or introductions. Once you have the rhythm down which should take about a week you can do this quicker version with him. And although you will make some mistakes the goal is not to be perfect at first. The quick version makes an awesome 20-minute workout.
Another awesome benefit to this workout is that you need very little to nothing to get it down. Even better, you need very little space to get it completed. The one thing I would recommend that does not come with the DVD is a yoga mat. This is mostly a safety concern as you want to make sure you are on a surface that allows you some stability and traction. A wood floor would be too slippery and a carpet would really hurt during the yoga session.
Most people think that this workout should be done in front of a television screen. Perhaps that was the original intention when this DVD came out but you do have a lot of options. I actually enjoy doing mine outside putting the DVD in my laptop with my yoga mat underneath a nice shaded tree.
One criticism I hinted at the beginning of the article is that the workout is short. It is intentionally short because Shayne wants you to be able to do it any time and as often as you can. However, I could understand viewers wanting more since the workout is only about 20 minutes. It does depend on what you want. This can be especially problematic if you are expecting an upgrade from this workout, something like an advanced series because the follow-up DVD, Budokon for Weightloss is not nearly as good.
Another criticism might be from the meditation period of the DVD. I could understand many people not buying into the ‘spiritual side of this workout and the history or even legitimacy of it in Shayne’s workout. I will say it is not religious or spiritual in any sense. It is a great way to calm down, practice breathing, and relax on a job well done. Nevertheless, I can see it being a time-waster for some who are more interested in a fast-paced cool down.
Overall, I would definitely consider picking up this DVD. It is very affordable and offers an excellent, challenging but manageable workout that gets you sweaty and towards your goal for tighter muscle mass.