Full Backcover Description
High Reps is an intense 65-minute long total body, muscular endurance workout loaded with energy, variety and , of course, high reps. It features our customized rockin’ sound track that will make your muscles lift, pull and stretch while they reach for that last rep. Do this workout one or two times per week and enjoy the benefits of improved muscular endurance., a revved up metabolism, increased bone density, and better muscle tone – and feel energized all day long!
The format of this workout is simple: You will be doing ten songs. Each song is choreographed to music and concentrates on exhausting one muscle group at a time through the use of light-to moderate-weight dumbbells, a barbell, a slide disc (or paper plate), and a medium-tension stretch band. Focus and concentrate on each rep to bring your muscles to complete exhaustion.
It will take a few attempts to find that perfectly challenging weight for each body part. Once that ‘perfect’ weight no longer pushes you like it did, increase your weight load. If you’re new to this style of weight training, modify with lighter weights for the first few workouts.
To make High Reps more versatile, we have included five premixes for you to use at any given time to accommodate your workout needs or simply change your workout for greater muscle confusion.
Cathe Friedrich's High Reps
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.
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: 66 min.
Street Date: 11/22/2010
Certified instructor description:
Nine short segments, each one targets a specific muscle group with a varied series of high rep exercises. It's all designed to build strength and endurance while increasing your metabolism. These are updated variations of proven classics. Cathe integrates pulses, tempo changes and range-of-motion variations into nearly every movement (a squat is hard, a pulse squat is harder). She also uses the equipment in unique ways (e.g. wrapping a resistance band around the dumbbell to intensify a bicep curl). Requires two sets of dumbbells, a resistance band and gliding discs (paper plates will work). Some exercisers also use barbells.