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Cathe High Step Circuit Workout DVD


 
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This 50 to 60 minute fitness conditioning circuit will burn fat and shape and tone your body from head to toe. Upon completing the warm up, you will go into 6 fitness cycles. Each fitness cycle consists of the following:
  • A one fun and easy step aerobic combination (that repeats itself 4 times) totaling one minute.
  • A leg exercise on the high step.
  • A compound exercise that consists of legs and upper body using 3 pound handweights.
  • An upper body exercise using resistance tubing (working the same body part that was used with the weights just before it)
  • A core exercise a stretch completes this workout.

Details:

Upon completing the warm up, you will do an "easy to learn" one minute step aerobic pattern that is designed to elevate the heart rate to the aerobic zone (we will be on 6 inches for this, use an 8 inch height if you desire greater intensity). Then you will march in place briefly before selecting the height of your choice for a leg exercise. Each of the leg exercises are designed to keep the heart rate up while doing them (some examples of the leg exercises are leg presses, lunge kicks, running man, sculpting drills, side back lunges, etc). After the leg exercise, you will recover very briefly and get 3 pound hand weights (if you want more of a challenge simply use heavier weights here). We now do a compound exercise to keep the heart rate up while working the legs and arms simultaneously (e.g. plie squats and upright rows, squats and overhead press, lunge and side lateral raise, etc.). Upon completing this, we briefly rest while getting our tubing, and now the upper body works harder by doing the same upper body exercise as in the previous compound move with the tubing. (e.g. squats and overhead press with weights now becomes an exclusive overhead press with tubing). We complete this exercise cycle doing one minute of core work.

Depending on the exercise, you can make it harder by either adding a weight (e.g. a basic crunch can be done with a hand weight held over your chest), using longer arm or leg levers, or slowing a move down. After doing all of the six cycles, you will have worked each major muscle group of the body. You will really like the variety and overall pace of this workout.

Format:

  • Step Aerobic Combination (That Repeats Itself 4 Times) - 1 min.
  • Leg Exercise on the High Step
  • Compound Exercise that Consists of Legs and Upper Body
  • Upper Body Exercise Using Resistance Tubing
  • Core Exercise
  • Stretch
  • Total - 48 min.
Cathe Friedrich's High Step Circuit Workout DVD
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Full Body Workout! April 15, 2017
Reviewer: Christie Batten from Fairfax Station, VA United States  
I love this one! Cathe is well known for creating super challenging advance style workouts. It's nice to know what she considers 'beginner/intermediate' to better calibrate those advanced workouts. This is a great gateway 'drug' workout into Cathe. (Plus, between us advanced exercisers, its nice to occasionally feel ahead of the class in a Cathe workout ;) ) If you are a seasoned warrior, just keep the step height to the top. I think they have it at 12 but mine goes to 14. Keeping it there really cooks me. Also, carry more weight than what she's doing. (Again, it feels nice to be a head of the class). Even with doing all that, it was hard to get the ab targeting exercises up to an advanced level. Just something to keep in mind if you are thinking you can amp this one up. Either way, this is a great workout for beginners to advanced (if you make it so). Thanks Cathe and Crew!!!

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Okay April 28, 2011
Reviewer: beatrice sanchez from chicago, IL United States  
I love that Cathe is one of the very few women in the industry who actually encourage women to lift heavy weights and push themselves to the limit. However, I would only recommend this dvd for an absolute beginner who has no experience whatsoever in lifting weights. I would still recommend heavier weights because you need enough weight to challenge your muscles. Cardio isn't bad though.

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Great product April 13, 2011
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Phoenix, AZ United States  
I love this dvd and step. You can add risers to increase the intensity and she does plenty of variation for an all over workout. At first I thought the video was going to be cheesy but its a great workout and she encourages you at all the right moments. Enjoy working out to this one that I plan to purchase the higher intensity dvd.

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Gets the heart rate up June 7, 2010
Reviewer: Vela LaCasse from Jenks, OK United States  
While performing the exercises on this dvd, I wear heart monitor. I am 55 years old and a breast cancer survivor who is just getting back in shape. I used to use the advanced high step video when in better shape, but now I'm just getting back in shape and my heart rate stayed between 148-158 while exercising and I was sore especially in the glutes. I enjoyed this workout and am going to give it as a gift to my daughter for her birthday.

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Another DVD to love! November 17, 2008
Reviewer: Julia from Waterford,MIUnited States  
I recently went back to using the beg/intermediate DVDs due to an injury w/ my hips and was in love with this DVD! I tried it today for the first time and was amazed at just how much of a workout I got. I went a little light in weights, but still got all my muscles burning and shaking! Add some heavier weights and ankle weights to this for a killer workout! This is going to be on my "new favorites" list! Thanks Cathe, this DVD targets the entire body and especially the legs! WOW, Loved it and forgot just how much I love working out with Cathe!

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