I purchased The Butt Bible DVD series by Pauline Nordin in 2013.
Quick and dirty review:
- Great routines that really target the glutes
- The order of exercises is excellent. You’ll get a good warm up and then get into the workout.
- Your butt will be sore the next day
- Targets mainly the glutes, so you don’t need to worry about overtraining the legs. However, I would still do this workout at least two days apart from your leg day to avoid any over-training.
One more thing, Pauline is a great role model for women who want a top-level physique. She speaks the truth about other training techniques during the video. I especially like her comment about yoga butts.
No progressive overload for max growth
The number one downside is there is a limit to how far the exercises in the video will take you in terms of growth. Shaping your glutes is one thing, growing larger glutes is another. If you were born with a flat butt like me, you won’t want to stop at a toned ass, you’ll want to grow a real ass. This video won’t give you that. If you have experience with weight training and building muscle, you likely know the need to progressively add weight in order to encourage growth. This is called Progressive Overload. Well, the Butt Bible is designed as living room workout. Weights are used but are limited and lightweight. There is no mention or instruction to add more weight to maximize growth. And that’s OK, we wouldn’t expect that from a home workout either way. That is one of the major pitfalls with any home workout routine, most are only good for beginner’s goals. The Butt Bible falls into this category.
The series crept its way out of the butt arena and into other muscle groups. I think these routines were included because the average woman who buys the DVD, may not know what to do for her upper body as well. However, I don’t need an upper body routine. I already have a split schedule with upper body routines that work for me. I just wanted the Butt Bible.
Aside from the minor cons, the series is worth a try as an introduction to real, targeted glute exercises…because squats are not the guaranteed way to build your glutes.