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
Cathe Dot Com
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.