This video is sort of like Cathe's PowerHour video or a BodyPump class.
It starts with a fun warmup and stretch. Then there's weight moves in the following order (I might've missed one):
Step-ups on tall bench w/plate
Clean & Press w/rows
Overhead Press w/Plate
Butt Lifts (new move)
Standing Rotation Press (new move)
Bent Arm Side Lifts
Overall, I liked this workout. Time went by quickly because you go from move to move. My muscles were worked hard! I couldn't even do the whole abs section. There are also some new moves which were great. I think this video will show results!
I thought this workout was going to be a Power Hour II, but it is quite different. The workout starts with a non-weighted warm up and then goes right into leg presses. Cathe and gang use a 10# plate, but once you get the form down, it is suggested that you go heavier. Next comes squats with the infamous low-ends and then you go right into dead lifts. This workout is nice in that the leg work is interspersed throughout the workout so that your lower body isn't totally blown out all at once. Next you go into back work and biceps, which a very challenging segment. Here comes the leg press again and then into static lunges with low-ends. Chest is worked next and then onto triceps. Then it's the third set of leg press (each set consists of 16 reps, then 12 reps on each leg) and onto a unique move called glute raises. No equipment on that one, but you sure do feel it! Then it's shoulder work and onto a wonderful ab routine using an 8# medicine ball. One nice thing about this workout is you don't use as many different weight selections as you do in Power Hour or some of Cathe's other videos. She uses a barbell, 8 and 5# dumbbells, the med ball, and a 14" step. No club length step and no dumbbells heavier than 8's. Cathe has really improved my endurance with Body Max and Power Hour so I was able to go heavier than the video for several segments, which made it a challenging workout. Oh, and the music is super! A+
Cathe is personable, charming, and motivating. She has a fabulous physique which along with her enthusiasm and energy, is very inspiring. She is in great spirits for this one and appears to be working hard, but having fun!
I am an advanced exerciser and
a huge fan of Cathe's strength
workouts. I wasn't sure if I
would like this workout since I
rarely do Power Hour. However,
I love Muscle Endurance. I can't
quite explain it. There is a lot of
leg work (each of the three
segments of this workout starts
with two sets of leg presses),
which I generally dislike, but for
some reason ME brings out my
masochistic side. My favorite
move is the glute raise, a one
legged squat where your back
leg is extended and you put your
weight on your front leg, which
starts at a 90 degree angle.
The static lunge segment is
also really tough, but I've seen
some improvement in my
endurance - I can actually get
through this segment now
without putting down my barbell!
There were also some unique
upper body moves, like the bent
over row combined with a clean
and press (okay, that's a
compound move) and the
standing rotation press.
The ab/core work at the end is
super tough but very creative. I
like that Cathe uses Pilates
influenced moves but adapts
them to her own unique style.
ME manages to be fun while
leaving your muscles completely
fried. Another great Cathe
Cathe is in top form in this
series! I like it when she jokes
around about how hard the
exercise is, but she always