Rockout Knockout

Cathe Friedrich
Year Released: 2013

Categories: Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts

This workout did not seem to be well received in the forum, but I really love this workout.

I think many prefer Cathe's older kickboxing workouts which are more combo oriented. This workout is more drill-based, with a combo section at the end. I would agree the combos in the last section are a little bit weak. A few of them are actually awkward. But I like the entire workout and having different sections with different focus.

The first section is Cardio Kickboxing which is a mix of kickboxing drills and some cardio drills that are kickboxing related, like hitch kick and ice breakers.

The second section is a similar mix but with the boxing gloves on, so this one is more boxing and less kicking.

The final section is combos, which is (as mentioned already) the weakest section of the workout. But now that I know the combos, I'm enjoying it more.

There is a bonus section for the Heavy Bag. I don't have a Heavy Bag, but I use this section a lot, because it has some pretty fun boxing combos in there and I still enjoy it without the bag. It is probably the most fun Heavy bag bonus section of all her workouts.

One of my favorite things about the workout is the music. It is the fake lyrics, which I know a lot of people hate. (I prefer any vocals over instrumental music.) Many of the songs are more of the hip hop variety. With that genre the lyrics feel secondary to me, and I appreciate the beat. I think Cathe did a great job of choreography the moves to the music in this one. Especially in the first two sections.

I never get a super high intensity workout from kickboxing, but I would say I get a better workout from this one and Hard Strikes than her other kickboxing workouts. This is because of the cardio drills mixed in throughout the workout.

Overall, this is a winner workout for me.

Lisa C