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AfterBurn. The name alone says it all - so get ready to turn up the heat and send your metabolism into overdrive with this advance, low-impact workout!
In AfterBurn you’ll use your own bodyweight plus dumbbells for metabolic intervals that alternate with low-impact, high-intensity cardio for the ultimate fat burning workout. AfterBurn is unlike any other low-impact workout you’ve experienced. It utilizes both low-impact HiiT cardio and metabolic weight training in the same workout – delivering maximum results in the least amount of time!
The main advantage to this type of workout is that the increase in your body’s metabolism continues long after your exercise session has ended, not just during it. This effect is known as the ‘after burn’ – hence the name of this amazing fat-blasting workout!
Cathe Friedrich's AfterBurn
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: 54 min.
Street Date: 10/26/2011
Certified instructor description:
A genuinely challenging program that combines gliding-disc cardio with multi-muscle body-sculpting. No jumps or hops, this workout burns fat and sculpts your body without stressing your knees or back. The aerobic segments are tough — Cathe blends fast-paced, low-to-the-ground movements with lots of repetition (while utilizing the gliding discs to maximize the range of motion). The toning segments feature a balanced mix of compound exercises; they work your body in all three planes: front, back and side-to-side (many of these moves use the discs too). Cathe also includes some innovative exercises like "air squats" and "Dixie cup lunges." Requires 3 to 10 lb. dumbbells and gliding discs (paper plates will work). ©2011.