Low Impact Series: Cardio SupersetsCathe Friedrich
Year Released: 2011
Categories: Circuit Training (cardio and weights) , Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance , Gliding Disks
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The main workout is 8 rounds of 2 exercises, each round done twice. Cathe uses an 8 lb. weight for a few of the moves; I added 1 lb. weights to the cardio segments where appropriate to increase the intensity.
Main Full Workout = 41 mins
Dumbbells Ė 8 lbs (+5 lbs for step segment)
Step - 8 inches (for step mixes only)
Bonus Step Routine = 21 mins
Step Express = 32 mins
Cardio Supersets + Step = 63 mins
Cardio Supersets Express (Rounds 1-4)= 26 mins
Cardio Supersets Express (Rounds 5-8) =26 mins
Cardio Supersets Express + Step = 47 mins
Cardio Supersets Extreme = 64 mins
I actually didnít do the original workout, I did Cardio Supersets Extreme. CSE is a 64 minute pre-mix from Cardio Supersets that includes warm-up + Rounds 1 thru 7 (both sets) + Rounds 2 thru 8 (both sets) + stretch. So, there is a total of 14 Rounds.
Here is the break down of the rounds:
Each round is repeated once.
+Dumbell Squat with front kick
+Rotating shoulder presses
+Kickboxing Side kicks (can do it with a punch down to increase intensity) [alternating sides; grounded jump rope in between sides]
+Push-ups with alternate arm extension
+Aerobic lateral side lunge with leg lift
+Puddle jumps [I subbed skaters to increase intensity]
+Traveling planks with push-ups
+Cross-Country skiing on DISCS [tip: stay on balls of feet]
+Slow mountain climbers with discs (knee to elbow): do 28, then transition up and down and repeat
+side lunge with circling arms (weighted)
+Alternate gliding jacks on discs with stationary gliding lunges
+Rotating squat with hammer curl with one foot on disc
+Momentum Side lunges on discs (kind of a swimming motion)
+Spider man planks on discs
The music on Cardio Supersets is disappointing. It's generic, and it sounds like it's made with a synthesizer. The music on Round 8 is particularly strange; I would describe it as peppy Haunted House -- do this workout on Halloween !
I enjoyed this; it is similar to the format of Afterburn. Bonus Afterburn is more intense than Cardio Supersets Extreme, but I felt I got a good workout even if not killer. I've been alternating between the new Low Impact workouts and Cathe's high impact workouts, and I really love this so far.
Acescholar October 29, 2011