High Step TrainingCathe Friedrich
Year Released: 2004
Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights) , Step Aerobics
I left Cathe's High Step Training on the shelf while I did all of her other videos and forgot about it because I had H.S. Challenge and H.S. Circuit and wasn't thrilled with either one. Well, I just pulled it off the shelf, shook the dust off and did it and WOW is all I can say. What a gem! This is another ciruit style workout where she does cycles of leg presses (every cycle has leg presses off the high step), a cardio/leg exercise, i.e., hover squats, sit and stands, compound lunges, plie squats (all our favorites), a cardio blast(all of them were awesome, not boring and very challenging) and one upper body part which she works to a pulp. I liked this workout because with all those leg presses, you really sweat and the heart rate stayed up. She also got really creative with the upper body work; i.e., she does all types of pushups and does this one armed tricep dip where you dip with one arm and raise the other while one leg is down and one is raised. What a great move! Pec flies and hamstring exercise at the same time! Like I said, creative, compound, effective, interesting, exciting and gets the job done. This workout reminds me of the Firm's Aerobic Body Shaping with Allie, but it's a lot more advanced. It's an absolute keeper. It doesn't kill like BodyMax 2, Drillmax or Terminator, but it works you very hard and gets the job done and it's one of those workouts where you get out of it what you put in. YOu can go lighter with the weights and take it easy on the cardio for a lighter workouts, or push yourself with heavier weights and more umph in the cardio. IT's up to you.
What can I say, Cathe is Cathe! She's great to work out with and talks to you a lot during this workout. I particularly liked her in this one.