Ab HitsCathe Friedrich
Year Released: 2001
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i was looking for a good ab workout and found it on this dvd. it contains abdominal and core conditioning from 12 of cathes workouts that are very tough and very effective. i have found that after only a session of 8 minutes the next day my abs are burning. since i have very weak abs i feel that this dvd will give me the results i was looking for
this is my first cathe workout and i cant really comment on the instructor the only thing i can say is that cathe ab workouts are very tough
This is a lower body strengthening/toning workout, consisting of about 10 minutes of standing work using the step, 20 minutes (approx) of floor work with ankle weights, and a warmup and cooldown.
I just do the floorwork, because I really didn't find the standing work very intense. It would be very good for beginners, though.
The floorwork consists of outer thighs, inner thighs, and hamstrings. She does lots (and lots) of reps with low weight. I found myself getting a little bored. I love doing floorwork for the legs, but I like a little more variety. In this tape, she basically just does the same exercise for several minutes at a time.
Since this is one of the earlier Cathe tapes, they use the "fake beach" background, and there is lots of whooping.
Although this is not a "bad" tape, I will be putting it on the exchange. There are several other lower body tapes that I have that keep me more interested and/or provide a better workout. I'll give this one a B-.
This DVD is incredible - it features 12 Ab workouts from different Cathe tapes (MIS, Pure Strength, CTX, BodyMax, etc)
Workouts range from 6-12 minutes in length, and feature a variety of upper ab, plank and lower ab work
The immediate comparison that comes to mind with this tape is the Firms 5 Day Abs. Ab Hits seems MUCH more difficult then 5 Day Abs. Ab Hits features planks, which are absent from 5 Day Abs, and which are incredibly tough.
The major "pros" of this DVD is the versatility (lots of workouts and a good menu selection to mix and match from), its ability to deliver results, and the amount of workouts on it.
The major "con" is that her ab workouts tend to be very upper-ab focused. Firm 5 Day Abs delivers much more in the way of lower ab work, so in order to get a complete workout, you would probably have to alternate between Ab Hits and Firm 5 Day (or another lower ab workout) to deliver balanced results