Body Blast: Super Sets

Cathe Friedrich
Year Released: 2003

Categories: Balance/Medicine/Mini/Stability Ball, Total Body Workouts

With strength work, I am an intermediate exerciser, who doesnít really want to move up to advanced work. I do a combination of workouts with weights, ball workouts, and Pilates.

I have tried several of Catheís advanced workouts, specifically MIS, Muscle Endurance, and Power Hour. With those workouts, I felt they were excellent, but they produced a fairly high dread factor for me, so I didnít do them much. I decided to try the Push/Pull and Super Sets DVD since I read multiple comments that it was more an intermediate workout than some of her other workouts.

Turns out, I like these two workouts the best of the ones Iíve tried by her. I enjoyed Super Sets quite a bit. I felt well worked out afterward, but not exhausted.

As described above, she goes through two rounds of exercises for different combinations of muscles. I enjoyed most of the exercises. There was one exercise (biceps?) where she bent over the ball and I followed the modified and stood for that exercise. One thing I really enjoyed was that she included an exercise for the abs/core in each of the circuits instead of holding them to the end.

The music was good. I found myself humming along a couple of times. Her background exercises were their normal good selves. It was her normal set. A couple of times, I wished she would hurry up and tell me what equipment I would need for the following exercise.

All around, this is an excellent workout. If you have found yourself exhausted or intimidated by some of her other workouts, you might want to give this one a try.

Instructor Comments:
She is pleasant, relaxed, and explanatory. As always, she gives good form pointers.

Laura S.