Pyramid Lower BodyCathe Friedrich
Year Released: 2002
Categories: Balance/Medicine/Mini/Stability Ball, Lower Body Strength
This is one tough workout and can really be used in a lot of ways. Cathe uses 25-40# on this one, but I think lots of Cathe's avid users will find that if they go heavier, it is quite a challenging workout. No low ends, just the pyramid system of doing 12 reps at a moderate weight, 10 reps at a heavier weight, 8 reps at the heaviest weight you can handle with good form, and then back down the pyramid. The standing leg work moves so fast! It consists of: Leg Presses, Lunges, Squats, Dead Lifts, and Calf work. Then you move onto floor work with the stability ball. This is very tough. Your hamstrings feel it almost immediately. I was a bit surprised the first time I did this one that is seemed 'easy', but once I upped the poundage, then it was right up there with PS SL&A and CTX LL. This tape moves so fast!
Cathe seems to be taking it a bit easy on this one, but just when I thought I'd rest with the floor work, she hit my hamstrings and adductors hard! As always Cathe is endearing, motivational, and full of energy!