Body Blast: Kick, Punch and Crunch

Cathe Friedrich
Year Released: 2003

Categories: Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts

This is now my favorite kickboxing workout, displacing Powerstrike, GI Jabb, janis Saffel & Guillermo Gomez!

I can't believe how much fun this workout is, and how drenched with sweat I was at the end.

The abs at the end were easier than I expected, but I didn't do the full pikes.

You start with a warmup that uses punches and low kicks.

Then you get into hi impact drills that aren't killer like MIC, but get your heart rate up there. I don't like MIC level intensity - this was perfect. Nothing hurt, but my heart rate soared as I hoped it would.

She alternates high impact moves with kickboxing combos.

After this section, which ended just when I was getting weary, she does kickboxing combos.

These are mostly low impact, but LOTS of fun. There are some hop kicks in there.

The ab workout uses the ball, and isn't all that challenging in comparison to other ab work she does. She does do pikes on the ball, but you can do knee ins.

She concludes with a stretch.


Instructor Comments:
Cathe is friendly and encouraging, and very professional.

In this workout, she really seems to be having fun.

Her kickboxing form is pretty decent too, and one of her background exercisers, Lorraine, has amazing form.