Baseball is his life. It's always been that way for Joe. He grew up on the diamond, played for 18 years, and coached for 14, but in all that time, never once made it to the World Series. Now he's the new coach for the New York Yankees, and he wants the championship. The team's terrible. They can't pitch, can't hit, can't catch. To top it off, everyone in New York is predicting Joe will be out by the end of the season. To the world, it's hopeless. To Joe, it's a beginning.
"I very much see myself as the Wonder Woman 2000, the female Terminator," says World Wrestling Federation's muscle babe Chyna, rumored to bench press 315 pounds. Just in case you don't follow WWF, Chyna Fitness shows clips of Chyna slamming a brigade of tough guys to the mat. "Take the Chyna challenge," she says. "I'm gonna work every inch of your body."
The warm-up is basically a boxing warm-up--jabs, hooks, squats, and jump rope--with the camera shots whirling and switching for a dizzying effect. Then Chyna presents a 40-minute circuit-training program that you can do even if you're a mere mortal. Each of six rounds includes three minutes of strength training with weights (one set each of three different exercises), one minute of cardio (knee lifts, kicks, lunges), and one minute of stretching. "If you're a guy, wear your cup!" she warns, as she teaches her signature move: a lunge with a fist to the testicles of her opponent. (You watch several clips of this move in action while you practice it during a cardio segment.)
You'll need three sets of weights (light, medium, and heavy) and a weight bench. Chyna doesn't let you baby yourself. "Train to failure" is her motto, meaning that you choose the heaviest weights that you can handle in good form for each set. Speaking of form, don't expect brawny Chyna, clad in a variety of revealing outfits, to be shy about her attributes. "Look at these big guns," she says, referring to her biceps. "The guys are all jealous!" While she leans forward to work her rear deltoids, a revealing front view minimally covered by her halter top, she teases, "I know you're all looking at my big, round, voluptuous... deltoids!" If you don't mind her bragging, you can get a good, tough, no-nonsense workout. --Joan Price