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The Pound series ain't your mama's home-workout routine. This at-home version of a popular fitness class at Crunch gyms involves constant simulated drumming with lightly weighted drumsticks. Each jam session combines cardio, Pilates, isometric movements and plyometrics. This concept was developed by two certified group-fitness instructors who also happen to be recreational percussionists, and they swear Pound torches fat and sculpts drummer-chick arms (we can attest to the fact that all that pounding made our biceps burn—in an awesome way). For $40, you get your own pair of Ripstix as well as two DVDs with instructions and four workouts that you can do alone or one after another. You also get the freedom to rock out like a Muppet in your living room without feeling self-conscious.