Pure Strength Vol. 1: Strong Legs and Abs

Cathe Friedrich
Year Released: 1999

Categories: Lower Body Strength

This video is more than I even expected. Cathe includes moves that had me begging for mercy. I was both humbled and elated! Even her floor work challenged me, and generally floor work is my "rest time." For instance, although Cathe demonstrates some moves with the body bar, I substituted a 5 lb. ankle weight and a 12 pound dumbell with no problem at all, except that my muscles were pushed to failure for the first time in a long time. And just wait until you do the sit, squat, and stand routine. And the calf work!

Time just flies and Cathe gives thorough form pointers and much needed rests between sets. She emphasizes that this is not an aerobic tape and stresses the importance of resting between sets to preserve form.

Her set is great too. All in all, this tape is bound to become one of my all-time favorite strength tapes.

Grade: A+

Amy Steppe