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Until now, you have always had to choose between high-intensity-cardio or low-impact-exercise workouts. But now, with Athletic Training, you’ll get the benefits of both at the same time.
Depending on the exercise, you’ll vary your step height while you challenge you body both on and off the step in a variety of ways. You’ll do compound exercises along with isolation exercises, work the upper and lower body simultaneously and separately, do low-impact cardio with and without discs and bands, and even throw a superset in here and there for complete exhaustion.
Athletic Training is a low-impact circuit workout that takes fitness circuits to a whole new dimension. Be prepared for non-stop action!
Cathe Friedrich's Athletic Training
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Aerobics Impact: Lower
Lower Impact: Both feet never leave the ground at the same time. This minimizes stress on your knees.
Higher Impact: Includes movements like jumps, hops and skips. Very high-impact is called plyometrics.
Mixed Impact: This alternates or combines the above styles.
Aerobics Choreography: Basic
Basic: The easiest to follow. It ranges from simple walking-style marches to sports and athletic movements.
Complex: More intricate combinations and patterns. They're ideal for people who like to dance.
Moderate: More interesting than Basic, less dancy than Complex.
Toning Emphasis: Total Body
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Cathe Friedrich (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 56 min.
Street Date: 10/26/2011
Certified instructor description:
A super-diverse workout that uses dumbbells, gliding discs, tubing, bands and a step. The variety challenges your muscles in multiple dimensions while maximizing overall interest. The step aerobics is low impact with lots of repeaters, lunges and air squats. The toning section includes high-bench exercises for the legs using dumbbells and tubing for additional resistance. Then it's time to break out the gliding discs for core strengthening, balance work and upper-body toning. The next section features “firewalkers” and one-arm rows with the band. All the strength routines intermix both compound and isolation exercises. Cathe's moves are easy to follow, but tough — they're designed to get results. Requires a step bench, gliding discs, resistance tubing, a challenge band and two sets of dumbbells. ©2011.