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High Step Challenge is an advanced 68-minute workout loaded with endless energy. It consists of five demanding fitness cycles which include fast-paced cardio and weight training exercises designed to increase your muscle endurance, enhance your aerobic capacity and put your physical stamina to the test. Get ready to huff and puff!!
Here is an actual sample of a fitness cycle in this workout: Cardio (with step), Leg Press (with band), Tricep Push-Ups on high step, Leg Press with Overhead Press, Dips, and Side Push-ups.
DVD has premixed alternate workouts.
Cathe Friedrich's High Step Challenge
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: 68 min.
Street Date: 06/01/2005
Certified instructor description:
A fast-paced, non-stop workout with exceptionally varied intervals (in both the cardio and toning). Each of the five aero/tone cycles is completely different; they're all designed to build stamina, strength and endurance. The toning segments feature an ever-changing medley of proven classics — from squats, calf raises and dead lifts to push-ups, curls and isolation flies. The shorter aerobic sections range from kickboxing and “fast feet shuffles” to power jacks and plyo-tucks (lots of high intensity/high impact). Throughout, Cathe's cuing is clear and inspiring (“welcome the challenge!”). DVD “premix” feature has two pre-programmed shorter workouts. Requires 2 to 10 lb. dumbbells, a barbell and a 6-foot Dyna-band. A high step or Fanny Lifter (14inch; high) is suggested; a regular step will work. ©2005.