Full Backcover Description
Circuit Blast is a 4-minute fun and fast-paced circuit challenge. This workout consists of a series of six rounds that will surely burn fat and calories while shocking you muscles. Each round consists of four parts: cardio, cardio/legs, compound exercise, and core work. Various pieces of equipment are used to increase the intensity, deliver variety, and inspire you to work harder.
You’ll need a set of moderate hand weights, a step, resistance band, medicine ball, and more importantly, your focus.
Cathe Friedrich's Circuit Blast
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: Higher
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: 44 min.
Street Date: 12/21/2009
Certified instructor description:
An ultra-challenging workout that combines intense cardio with equally intense toning. It's a combo that's guaranteed to burn tons of calories and build super-strength (if you can keep up ... and survive!). You get six “rounds,” each with four different exercises. The first exercise is pure cardio — explosive, high-impact moves like air jumps, box jumps and plié jumps. The next segment integrates a toning element into the cardio (e.g. a “fire walker” — non-stop aerobics with a resistance band around your legs). That's followed by a fast-paced, multi-muscle body-sculpting series. It all ends with a tough core toning segment. Then you start the next round.... Requires 3 to 10 lb. dumbbells, a resistance band, a medicine ball and a high step. ©2009.