Visual Impact for Women – Review & Summary
As I’ve mentioned, I am following Visual Impact Muscle Building while I am reviewing Visual Impact Cardio. What is nice is that Rusty Moore does have a workout for women as well … Visual Impact for Women.
In Rusty Moore’s Visual Impact for Women he takes quite a different approach towards weight lifting and training than he does in his men’s course. Instead of focusing on helping women to get ripped or really muscular, the focus of this workout is on sculpting a feminine body.
As Rusty illustrates this, think Bond girls:
The typical James Bond girls are all fit. They look like women, not gym rats. I think all would agree that they look great! You don’t need to be skinny as a pole or as ripped as a guy to look “in-shape” and good.
In fact, the softer and curvier look is what most guys prefer. Look good in a dress, shorts, tank top … whatever.
To further illustrate this, think about bodybuilders, fitness models and the super-anorexic-skinny … non of which are attractive. It’s all about creating a nice balance of fit and feminine.
Now, I’m not saying that these women pictured are not “in shape” either. It’s plainly obvious that they all workout, and they workout quite a bit.
The point is that the routines found in Visual Impact for Women and the training methods that Rusty Moore teaches in the program are not tailored to producing this “over-done” look.
The slogan is “Slim, Fit and Feminine.” As for the women in the picture above, they don’t look too feminine.
Click here to view Rusty’s video about his approach or you can checkout the entire table of contents below to give you an idea of what all is included.
What’s Included With Visual Impact for Women
When you buy the program you get a few “bonuses” in addition to the main manual. Here’s all that comes with it:
- Main Manual – 89 pages
- Fat Torching Cardio – 19 pages
- Printable Workout Charts – 6 pages
- Exercise Demonstrations – 229 pages
Although most will know how to do the exercises in the manual, the exercise demonstrations are a nice addition. There are quite a few alternative exercises that you can use in place of the ones outlined in the main manual.
The printable workout charts aren’t special in themselves but they can make a big difference in your results. How so? This gives you visual representation of where you were and where you are. Also, this helps you to keep pushing yourself so that you continue to make progress.
Summary of the Main Manual
Introduction: Finally Someone is Listening!
Nobody seems to be listening to what the majority of women want. More women would rather look good in a bikini…than look like muscular fitness models. I GET this…yet most of the people in the fitness industry simply aren’t listening.
Chapter 1: Myth Busting
Sick of hearing that it impossible for you to gain too much muscle because you don’t have enough testosterone? I will discuss that and other myths told to women on a consistent basis.
Chapter 2: Is Cardio Really “Dead”?
Hollywood actresses use cardio like crazy to get fit for movie roles…so why do so many fitness experts claim that cardio is dead? I’ll explain in detail why cardio is an amazing tool to get a slim and sexy physique and why circuit training isn’t always all it is cracked up to be.
Chapter 3: High-Rep Training
Why women have been pushed towards high rep training to “tone” the muscles. What actually happens in the body when training for high reps. A study which shows that high reps tend to add muscle mass about as well as low reps.
Chapter 4: Low-Rep Training
What happens in the body during low rep training. Why low reps (done properly) are the ideal way to get a lean and slim physique that looks great in a bikini.
Chapter 5: Training to Failure
Why training to failure or training short of failure makes a HUGE impact on how your muscle look. This is one of the most overlooked variables in all of women’s fitness.
Chapter 6: Free Weights, Machines, and Body Weight Training
The benefits and drawbacks of each type of resistance (free weights, machines, body weight training, and resistance bands). Why the ideal workout uses a combination of various forms of resistance.
Chapter 7: Yoga
Great for mobility, but not the fastest route to a slim and lean physique. Why I believe this should only be considered a supplementary form of exercise, not a way to stay slim and lean year-round.
——— My $.02 ———
I really liked that chapter 8 puts into perspective what really matters when it comes to burning body fat.
Chapter 8: Adding Muscle to Burn More Body Fat?
Why putting on muscle to lose body fat is a slow indirect approach to getting lean. I’ll will also discuss how adding muscle burns an insignificant amount of calories per day.
Chapter 9: Dieting Challenges for Women
Why the conventional methods you have been taught will make fat loss close to impossible. Women have it tougher than men…but here is a strategy that works well.
Chapter 10: Dieting Strategies in Detail
How many calories should you eat per day? What ratio of carbs, protein, and fat? How many meals? Strategies for women who like to eat every few hours. Strategies for women who like to eat fewer, but larger meals.
Chapter 11: Dieting for an Event
How dieting for an event like a vacation or wedding is much different than the way you would normally eat. Need to lose 5-10 pounds in less than 3 weeks? I outline a tough but extremely effective plan for that.
Chapter 12: A Flat-Out Effective Cardio Workout
An incredibly effective 30 minute cardio routine that drops fat on demand. Ways to adjust it to complement your resistance training routine.
Chapter 13: How to Customize Your Routines
Why there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all workout solution. Mastering what works best for your body is what is going to help you look exceptional in any situation.
——— My $.02 ———
The two day split as outlined in chapter 14 is his “recommended” routine. What is nice though, is that there are 3 chapters dedicated to outlining how you can do this entire workout at home as long as you have an adjustable bench and a pair of dumbbells.
Chapter 14: The “Go-To 2 Day Split” – Gym Routine
I will outline the current routine that I use with my girlfriend. Although we train together, I use different schemes to add muscle while she slims down. This is a great starting point to base your customized routine on.
Chapter 15: The “3 Days Per Week” – Gym Routine
Here is a routine you can use if you are only able to hit the gym 3 days per week. This uses a special 3 day split which makes a lot of sense once I explain the principles.
Chapter 16: Setting Up a Simple & Effective Home Gym
I’ll explain some creative ways to train with very little equipment (adjustable bench and dumbbells). As long as you get the set and rep schemes correct, you can get in tremendous shape at home.
Chapter 17: The “Go-To 2 Day Split” – Home Routine
This is the routine to use if you are able to train 4 days or more per week at home. This is the recommended base routine to use from home, that you can customize over time and use year after year.
Chapter 18: The “3 Days Per Week” – Home Routine
This is a simple but effective routine for women who simply want to workout on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This is best for women who are extremely challenged for time.
——— My $.02 ———
This is a very unique chapter that you rarely see in a workout manual … how to lose muscle on purpose! Obviously, there isn’t really a chapter dedicated to this in the Rusty Moore’s men’s workout, but a pretty good observation by Rusty to include this for women who want smaller frames.
Chapter 19: How to Lose Muscle Mass on Purpose
Legions of women have muscular thighs and calves that they would like to make slim and defined. This is common especially with women who have been given poor training advice. Despite this being a taboo subject, I’m going to give you a strategy that works.
Chapter 20: Final Thoughts
Working hard for 5-6 months and then being in “maintenance mode” the rest of you life. A simple way to look and feel good for a lifetime.
Summary of Fat Torching Cardio
This cardio book is really good. Honestly, Rusty could have made this into a separate/paid product but he didn’t. If you’re looking for weight lifting, nutrition and cardio advice, Visual Impact for Women is the way to go. You get it all with this package.
How to use this 12 week “progressive cardio” program to get as lean as you desire.
Week 1: Steady State Cardio
Direct burning of calories while keeping a moderate intensity level.
Week 2: Increasing Aerobic Capacity
Using long, moderate intervals to increase VO2 Max … increasing the body’s ability to burn fat.
Week 3: High Intensity Intervals Level 1
Increasing the intensity of the intervals to boost HGH and burn fat around the clock.
Week 4: High Intensity Intervals Level 2
The same intensity of intervals with shorter rest periods to further increase the “after-burn effect”.
Week 5: Increasing Aerobic Capacity (Intermediate)
Using a special “Pyramid” style of interval training to push your VO2 Max to the next level.
Week 6: One Step Back Steady State Cardio
Slow steady state cardio to give the body a break. One step back in order to take 2-3 steps forward
Week 7: High Intensity Intervals Level 3
Shorter Rest periods with the longer work periods. Now we are using a 1-to-1 ratio.
Week 8: High Intensity Intervals Level 4
Using a 1-to-1 ratio with one minute intervals. Bring your towel to wipe up the sweat!
Week 9: Hybrid Cardio Level 1
Mixing Intervals with VO2 Max training.
Week 10: Hybrid Cardio Level 2
Mixing Intervals with VO2 Max training. Adding in one extra day per week.
Week 11: Hybrid Cardio Level 3
Mixing Intervals with VO2 Max training. Same frequency as previous week.
Week 12: The Kitchen Sink!
Pushing hard for the finish line.
Final Thoughts and Tip
Some ways to tweak this program to fit your needs needs
My Final Thoughts on Visual Impact for Women
All-in-all, I do strongly recommend the program. My wife has it and loves it and I’ve gotten a few emails from others who also really like the program. If you have any questions about the programs just let me know. Hopefully this Visual Impact for Women review gives you enough information to see what the workout is all about.