Rockout KnockoutCathe Friedrich
Year Released: 2013
Categories: Boxing/Kickboxing/Martial Arts
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Cathe leads this 55 min kickboxing workout in a gym set with 3 backgrounders. The DVD also includes a 10 min bonus heavy bag routine. Cathe & crew use boxing gloves for a portion of the workout, though you could use weighted gloves or no gloves at all. The DVD is chaptered and includes a TON of premixes.
After a warmup you move into a boxing routine with no gloves: jab cross plyo knee pulls, jab & jack series, speed bag up -cross & shuffle back, jump rope variations, step side kick & pump, scissors, plyo hop forward & block jacks back, ice breakers, march & hitch kick, plyo kicks, elbow strikes, punches, & plyos. Glove routine: X jumps, punches with combos, shuffle & slip, & flurry. Kickbox Combos: punch & kick combos, knee & elbow strikes, punch & kick combos, and finishes with core work & a cooldown.
I rate this a high intermediate routine. Cathe keeps you going pretty nonstop and the pace is quick. Fun routines that will get your heartrate up & are easy to follow without being boring. Cathe's instruction is impeccable and I enjoy her instruction style. As with most boxing/ kickboxing workouts, you give it your all and you can get an amazing workout. I did NOT receive this DVD to review.
I bought this video hoping to up the intensity of my kickboxing workouts. I'm a long-time fan of Cathe's due to her excellent cuing and professionalism with both form and instruction. I would rate this workout a solid high intermediate to advanced. Much more intense than her other kickboxing videos, with the exception of HardStrikes. What I liked about this video is that it was chaptered, and you could workout with or without gloves. There were also faster segments, like the first one, slower segments, like the second one, and more detailed combos, like the last one. The only word of caution is that if you have problems with your feet, as I do, the first cardio section will be tough, with all the jumping jacks, plyo, etc. It can be modified, but you would be modifying a lot!! I just grin and bear it. I think this is a good, solid workout that is good on days where you have a lot of energy and want to burn more calories.07/14/2014