Full Backcover Description
Low Max is a High-Intensity, Low-Impact workout designed to burn body fat, increase cardio conditioning and endurance (and even shape and define the muscles of the lower body). The workout begins with a warm-up and is followed by low-impact step combos alternated with low-impact intensity blasts. A stretch completes the workout.
The combos are broken down with just enough learning curve so that they do not become overly repetitive for future workouts. Do this workout one to two times per week in addition to your other cardio workouts for best results.
DVD has chapters and premixed alternate workouts.
Cathe Friedrich's Low Max
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: Moderate
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: 69 min.
Street Date: 03/01/2005
Certified instructor description:
Entirely low-impact but still ultra-challenging, it features seven aerobic/anaerobic cycles. You'll get Cathe's excellent cuing and legendary intensity without her usual higher-impact jumps. The five-minute aerobic segments are taught add-on style; they use all sides of the step and include a variety of arm and leg combinations. The three-minute “blasts” use very basic choreography; they get their intensity from the rapid pace and low-to-the-ground body positions (e.g. fast squats and lunges, so your legs get a great “toning” workout too). This DVD also lets you select shorter versions of the workout (e.g. one “premix” just plays the seven “blast” segments without the other parts of the cycle). ©2005.