Maximum Intensity StrengthCathe Friedrich
Year Released: 1998
Categories: Total Body Workouts
I have used other strength videos (Firm) for about nine years now and have been looking for a more challenging weight lifting video for a long time. This tape is exactly what I've been looking for. I love using very heavy weights and I'm glad that Cathe wasn't afraid to use heavy weights on this video. Another reason I love this tape is the variety, especially the upper body exercises. I feel like The Firm concentrates more on the lower body and leaves the upper body to some basic moves (used in every video). MIS includes bench presses, flyes, crazy 8's, tricep dips, alot of variety. Most leg exercises are all the same on just about every video, lunges, squats, dips, etc. Cathe has these as well but includes some extras such as quarter deadlifts and plie squats using her 35 lb. barbell (very tough). Cathe's ab work is always killer and this tape is no different. One final reason why I love this video is that this is the first video I've bought that I didn't have to go to the store and buy some kind of equipment before I could do the video. I can't wait for another great strength video from Cathe.
Cathe is by far one of the best step instructors on video and now she is branching out into strength videos. Her cueing is always right on and she gives excellent form pointers before each section and during the exercises.