Pure Strength Vol. 1: Strong Legs and AbsCathe Friedrich
Year Released: 1999
Categories: Lower Body Strength
I can't say I *enjoy* doing this workout, but it's my favorite workout for my legs. Does that make sense? It certainly is tough while I'm doing it, but I feel a huge sense of accomplishment when I'm finished. It's extremely thorough...it doesn't miss a muscle in the lower body. Believe me, I think I feel each and every one of those muscles the next day! I like the sequencing of the exercises. When I'm finished with the sit-and-stands, I feel like the toughest part of the workout is behind me. It helps that I love deadlifts, so I know I get to do those when I'm finished with the sit-and-stands. Even though I'm not a big fan of floorwork, I do like the way that Cathe does the floorwork with the body bar. I use my Firm barbell w/ no weights, and for now, it seems like a very challenging weight. It always cracks me up after outer thigh work when Cathe's getting ready to stretch the leg, and she says to put your hand on the leg that you just worked, so you can make sure to stretch the right one. Excuse me?! My leg is on fire...I don't think I'm going to forget which one I need to stretch! The abdominal work is typical Cathe. Fairly short, but tough. I don't think it's quite as tough as the ab work in Body Max and MIS, but believe me, I'm not complaining. I know I'll eventually need to shake up my routine and do some different strength videos, but it's going to be hard to do, because I really love the PS series.
Cathe is just so great. She gives great form pointers, and it's very motivating to see her working just as hard as I am.