Since I had done limited strength training in the past, I didn't have a lot of knowledge on the subject. These videos had good cues to the degree that I thought they could actually see me. On the first day, I ignored the advice of the tapes ("do not use weights") and did both videos with light weights. The next day, I was in agony if anyone touched me. I quickly advanced though, and I literally lost two inches in both my hips and thighs within a few weeks. I alternated the two videos daily and saw results in 5-6 workouts. I added a few other Firm videos to my regimen and loved them.
A few years ago, my husband got a flat screen TV for the exercise room and it didn't have VHS, but only had a DVD player in it. I started doing P90X and got away from The Firm. A couple of weeks ago, I saw my original videos in DVD format on the Barnes and Noble website. The two were together in one DVD and I got it for $2.50 plus shipping. I started doing it and have lost an inch in my hips and waist already (but only 1/4 inch from my thighs). I'm alternating it with other workouts, so I only do Standing Legs twice a week. If you're looking for something different where you will actually see results, try this. You just have to get past the leg warmers and occasional mullet. The only equipment you'll need are ankle weights, a 10-14 inch step and a few dumbbells. Let me know if you like it and see results.