Pure Strength Vol. 1: Strong Legs and AbsCathe Friedrich
Year Released: 1999
Categories: Lower Body Strength
I have to admit, I was somewhat afraid of this tape since my legs tend to bulk pretty easily. But, being the Cathe fan I am, just had to order it anyway. I do this tape once a week and have seen great results. I enjoy the format of this tape...and the fact that she saves the killer sit and stand squats until near the end of the standing leg work. I really enjoy the standing leg portion of the workout. I use a 35 lb barbell, but really drop the weight when she gets to those sit and stands...my legs were, as Cathe says, "going a mile a minute!" I personally, skip the calf work. My calves are big (its heredity, thanks mom) and I just don't feel I need to build them up anymore. Cathe's instruction on the dead lifts was right on target. I have struggled with dead lifts (lower back pain) but she was so meticulous in her instruction that I finally FELT them. Boy, were my hamstrings sore the next day. I don't have the same passion for the floorwork as I do the standing leg work. For one thing, I haven't figured out how to position my bar across my foot so that it is comfortable. I am not a big fan of floorwork - it seems long and boring to me. I am hoping this tape will change that for me. The tape finishes with a great ab section...you will feel it. Again, I do this tape once a week...but I put my all into when I do it! Another keeper!
What can I say? The best!