Pyramid Lower Body

Cathe Friedrich
Year Released: 2002

Categories: Balance/Medicine/Mini/Stability Ball, Lower Body Strength

This workout is the companion to Catheís Pyramid Upper Body workout, and is available on VHS by itself or on DVD. I have the DVD, which includes the entire Pyramid Upper Body Workout, as well as pre-mixes that include Up the Pyramid Only, Down the Pyramid Only and a total body combo. Each set of each exercise is also chaptered individually, so you can skip ahead or program workouts to your specifications at will.

Structurally, it follows the same pattern as the Upper Body workout: each body part gets two exercises performed for 5 sets each. The routine is followed by a lower body ball work section that was much more manageable than the one in the upper body workout. I enjoyed the ball work in this one a lot and could see myself using it as an add-on to other workouts.

This is a solid, well-done routine, but I did not enjoy it as much as the upper body workout. It felt a little longer, and it included a few exercises that I didnít like (although Cathe does get bonus points for including some wonderful Firm-style tall-box-type work. For me, this is a good weekend workout, for when I have the extra time and feel like going to more effort. But I couldnít see myself doing this more than once a week---it is a little too long, and a little too intense---both physically and mentally---to do much more than that.

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