Full Backcover Description
This high-intensity, low-impact workout is comprised of unique cardio super sets.
Just as you do super sets with weight training, CardioSuperSets follows the same plateau-busting concept. But instead of strength training, it’s 100% pure low-impact cardio! A special step aerobics premix is included that can be done on its own or combined with this workout for those who want to ultimate challenge.
Cathe Friedrich's Cardio Supersets
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: 42 min.
Street Date: 10/26/2011
Certified instructor description:
A totally low-impact program that uses gliding discs and dumbbells to supercharge the aerobic intensity. It's short but tough — Cathe's non-stop, never-slow-down pacing is guaranteed to keep you burning fat for the entire workout. You get eight complete "cardio supersets." Each superset has two different exercises — an all-cardio series alternated with a cardio/toning sequence (e.g. pure aerobic gliding combined with a "traveling plank with push-ups" aero/tone interval). All the moves are easy on your joints; they range from kickboxing and cross-country skiing to "prisoner squats" and leg adductions (using the discs for sliding resistance). DVD also includes a "bonus" step-aerobics/dumbbell-toning interval segment (21 minutes). Requires 2 to 10 lb. dumbbells and gliding discs (paper plates will work). ©2011.