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Are you looking to burn fat, crush calories, and build lean muscle? Are you willing to sweat, burn and be breathless? Get ready to get ignited because with CrossFire you’re about to embark on a fitness and metabolic conditioning workout like no other. Right out of the gate you’ll start with high-intensity cardio intervals that will leave your heart pounding with pleasure. Then you’ll take your heart rate to a whole new breathtaking level with our Firewalker Tabata blast before moving into the metabolic conditioning circuit. And just to be sure that you are totally finished, there is a plyo-based Tabata waiting for you at the end! To make CrossFire even more versatile, we’ve included numerous premixes including a low impact Tabata – to give you options that are best suited for you on any given day. So whether you’re pushing it up, squatting it down, sliding it left or jumping around, you’ll still be burning calories long after any one of these workout options are done.
Cathe Friedrich's Cross Fire
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: 55 min.
Street Date: 07/03/2012
Certified instructor description:
A well-cued program that features four different types of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). The workout's varied intensities and diverse exercises are both motivating and effective. The first section is pure fat-burning cardio. It includes both HIIT and true Tabata intervals (20 seconds of maximum effort followed by 10 seconds of "rest"). These moves range from lateral scoots and turns to vertical air jacks and squat jumps. The aero/tone segment continues with a similar HIIT-then-Tabata structure. Both formats alternate plyometric aerobics with always-changing toning sequences (e.g. "firewalkers," side lunges, wood chops and gliding-disc push-ups). DVD also includes two bonus segments: low-impact Tabata and core. Requires a loop-style band, gliding discs and multiple sets of dumbbells (e.g. 5, 10 & 15 lb.). ©2012.