Full Backcover Description
Imax 3 is an ultra-intense 59-minute interval workout designed to push you to your lactate threshold, thereby bringing your overall aerobic capacity to new heights. It consists of a thorough warm-up, 10-minute step combos alternated with 10 super advanced intensity blasts and a well deserved stretch. Each mini-step combo is fast paced, yet easy to learn since it repeats itself six times before moving onto the blast. The blasts are high-impact and highly demanding. Feel free to lower your step height or modify any movements while learning the format of this workout. Once you have mastered the technique, you are encouraged to give it your all for the maximum benefits.
DVD has chapters and premixed alternate workouts.
Cathe Friedrich's Imax 3
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: Complex
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.
Instructor: Cathe Friedrich (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 59 min.
Street Date: 06/01/2005
Certified instructor description:
Non-stop and ultra-challenging, it features ten complete aerobic/anaerobic cycles. Each cycle begins with innovative step cardio followed by an off-step/high-impact “burst” and ends with a well-deserved active recovery. It's all carefully structured to maximize do-ability (e.g. the most complicated choreography is paired with the least intense cardio bursts). The mostly-in-the-air “burst” segments are the toughest; they range from plyo jacks and plié jacks to tuck jumps and standing jumps. With slightly shorter recovery periods, this program is a little harder than Cathe's Imax 2. Some recognizable-song vocal music. DVD offers pre-programmed workout options (e.g. all the step segments, without the “blasts”). ©2005.