This DVD contains three muscle conditioning workouts workouts, including Cathe's Power Hour, Maximum Intensity Strength and Body Max (Body Max contains both Cardio and weight training).
As with all of our DVDs, you can easily program your DVD player to choose only the sections of each workout that you want to do. You can even mix one section from one workout with another.
This total body muscular endurance workout is sure to leave no muscle untouched or under worked. To get the maximum benefits out of this workout, you'll need an adjustable barbell and various weighted dumbbells. We're sure that you will love the new and unique soundtrack that was specifically created for this energizing workout too. The workout is tightly choreographed to 10 songs. You'll begin with a warm up song, and then each song following that will target a major muscle group at a time and work it to exhaustion. To do this, each muscle group will engage in high repetitions and a series of various weighted movement patterns for the duration of a song. To get superior results, you will need to find the most challenging weight possible that allows you to complete each song yet still maintain good form and alignment. You'll complete the workout with a relaxing stretch. This workout promotes good posture, improved muscle tone, strengthens your core region (the body's center of power), and promotes functional fitness. It is an all around winner workout!
Power Hour Format: warm-up 5 1/2 min, strength training exercises 40 min., Abs 6 min., Stretch 3 min.)
Maximum Intensity Strength
Maximum Intensity Strength is a 75 minute advanced muscular conditioning video.
This workout requires the use of a barbell (15 lbs. to 40 lbs.), dumbbells (5 lbs. to 20 lbs.) and a 8 to 10 inch Step. Cathe has structured the workout to target all the major muscle groups beginning with the larger muscle groups first. Each muscle group is worked to exhaustion before moving on to the next.
For helpful form pointers in doing the exercises in this video
This super challenging workout concludes with an intense 10 minute abdominal routine. This workout should be alternated with Maximum Intensity Cardio (or any of Catheís step aerobic videos) for a complete and balanced workout.
Maximum Intensity Strength Format: Warm-up with step.....6.5 min., Buttocks/Legs.....18.5 min, Chest.....8 min., Back.....7.5 min., Shoulders.....7 min., Biceps.....6 min., Triceps.....7.5min., Abdominals.....10 min., Stretch.....3 min.)
(91 minutes) is a completely different type of workout with the emphasis on aerobics and endurance.
A step, barbell and various dumbbells are used in this workout.
This cross-training workout begins with 24 minutes of simple but intense step aerobics.
The circuit section in the middle of the workout , is approx. 20 min in length and will provide you with a "shock your metabolism" effect since it consists of 5 cycles - each one moving quickly from high intensity step - to plyo step - to a very brief recovery and immediately into leg work with weights.)
The third section is approx. 20 min. in length and provides an all-out-non stop- upper body-weight workout that is similar in style to "Maximum Intensity Strength", however, the focus is on endurance and the rest periods are shorter. And finally, if you have survived this far, Cathe will take you through a 7 min. killer ab routine.
The workout concludes with a relaxing stretch and features beautiful new age music which seems to encourage the release of any and all tension in the body/mind.
Body Max is a cross training workout within itself. We suggest you use this on a day that you want to target and condition every major muscle in your body but also want to get an intense cardio workout.
Body Max Format: Warm-up 8 min., step aerobics 24 mins., power circuit intervals 19 min., cool down 2 mins., upper-body muscle conditioning 34 minutes., stretch 4 mins.