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Cathe Friedrich's XTrain: All Out Low Impact HIIT
|What a wonderful workout, you can easily do a section of the HIIT for a quick workout or do both and get a lot of great leg work an cardio done. The dvd also comes with some upper body and core bonus bits. So your entire body is covered. The nice thing about keeping this low impact is that you don't wake up the entire house doing this workout. Absolutely love how this works my legs, what a difference. - posted by Lisa K. on 11/25/2013|
|I am very pleased with this video. I've had several Cathe videos, and as anyone who has done one of her workouts knows, they're tough but in a good way. This one is no different, with one really nice change...the music. It's current, upbeat, and fits perfectly with the exercises. The first song was a Pink song with others like Gaga and Fun. Awesome. There are a few exercises, like the slam squat off the step, which are familiar enough to make you feel confident. Then, some totally new ones I had NEVER seen before keeping it challenging and interesting. No elaborate choreography or endless boring repetition. For me, the only drawback was my arms didn't get the work my legs and butt did. It's about 35 minutes and comes with a bonus which I've never done together. The main workout gets me sweaty enough. I'm 56 and have been exercising for years but this video worked muscles I didn't know I had. Get this. You won't be sorry. - posted by Anita on 11/21/2013|
|Short But as Effective as You Make It|
|This workout can be as easy or as challenging as you make it. If you truly focus on putting your all into each rep, you will get an intense workout. If desired, you can increase the weight or increase the step height (I use 3/side) to increase the intensity. I liked the music. It is a bit short but that works well on some days. Plus, it allows time for you to do more challenges and bonuses in the series if you like hour long workouts. - posted by Karen on 10/20/2013|
|Love this workout!!|
|Heart pumping with lots of variety!! Cathe does it again! - posted by Terri on 9/13/2013|
|Great non-stop workout!|
|This workout is low impact, but its fast transitions and cardio moves keep your heart pumping! I was sweating by 10 minutes in. Truly awesome workout. I've added this one to my weekly routine. - posted by Mari on 8/22/2013|
|Not a fan.|
|I LOVE LOVE LOVE Cathe.. However this one left me quite disappointed ...Not intense enough for me. I am a very fit woman who works out 6 days a week. However if your new to working out or looking for a low intensity then this is a good pick for you. - posted by Kate on 8/15/2013|
|I am fairly new to Cathe and now am wondering why in the world it took me so long! This workout IS a workout but fun at the same time. LOVE THE MUSIC. The time flew by due to the many moves done throughout. After using this, I purchased three more of her dvd's and have fallen in love with those also. So glad I have this one in my rotation. - posted by April on 7/23/2013|
|Cathe has done it again!!|
|This was a great workout! I was a little skeptical with "low impact" HIIT workout, however I should have known Cathe would deliver! This is a great workout for those who want a tough workout without the high impact. I was surprised how quick my rate got up and I was dripping in sweat by the end of the workout. I'm not a big fan of the disc however they were only used for short time. Cathe is just one of the best and I am amazed at how she is able to keep creating great workouts over the years. Also like all the bonus and premixes included. Another great one from the Cathe! - posted by Ericka on 7/19/2013|
|CATHE IS THE BEST. LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|I have been working out with Cathe since 1997 and have over 30 of her videos and loved doing them every week. Unfortunately in 2011 I suffered a major injury doing the Insanity Workout by Shaun T. I have never been injured before but during the Insanity Workout I ended up breaking 2 bones in my ankle. I loved Cathe's HIIT and Core Cardio workouts but I can no longer do them because they cause me too much pain in my ankle that was broken. So I tried this workout and it was Perfect. I skipped the section with the step because the step section is a bit uncomfortable for my ankle that was broken. But the other 2 sections feel great. I feel like I get a great cardio workout without any pain in my ankle. Cathe if you read this please please please do more low impact cardio workouts like this one. - posted by MARK on 6/24/2013|
|Really fun workout that can be modified for intermediates|
|I had pretty much given up on buying Cathe workouts. I have the intermediate-level workouts of hers that I can do and I enjoy those. But, I had given up on getting any of her workouts designated at the advanced level because, even if they were low impact, they are too hard on my joints and my system. Then, I started reading about this workout. And, everything I read seemed to indicate that it would be doable by me, so I took the chance. And, boy, am I ever glad I did! It's one fun workout that is very customizable for different levels of fitness, even a 50-year-old intermediate exerciser with bad hands/wrists and knees.
Cathe works out in a gym setting w/ four background exercisers. As usual, no modifications are shown, although Cathe gives different ways to alter the moves throughout the workout. The set reminds me just a very little of Leslie's old courtyard setting. Personally, this was a pleasant memory, so it worked for me. The main workout is a cardio/Hiit workout and calls for a set of light dumbbells, a step, and gliding discs. However, it is up to you whether you use all that equipment. I did the workout without a step for the sake of my knees. The dvd includes premixes and bonus workouts. See below for a list of those.
I thought the moves were fun. There wasn't a lot of repetition, which I thought was nice. Many of the moves, you did one set of and then moved on. There were some that you do on one side, so, of course, you repeat the move once on the other side. Throughout the workout, Cathe stresses coming up on your toes, but not jumping. There was one move where they supported weight on the hands. It was a runners lunge and then you switch your feet. I just did the move standing. I was amazed at the high intensity of the moves, all with low impact. If you use the step, the intensity will be more than without the step, of course. However, I found the moves without the step to keep me in the flow of the workout without dropping the intensity very much. Of course, more advanced exercisers wouldn't find this to be true.
The music in this workout is great - at least, when compared to most of the workouts out there with lousy to just okay music. It was nice to have a workout with music with vocals. I found it motivating.
There are some bonus strength-oriented segments, which I have not tried. I got this workout for the Hiit workout, and I think that is what I will use it for mostly. I may try one of the premixes someday when I want both cardio and strength. Maybe.
I REALLY like this workout! Given what I had read before I tried it, I'm not sure why I was so shocked. Regardless, I'm glad I tried this workout. - posted by Laura on 6/17/2013|
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