Full Backcover Description
Lower Body Blast is a 59-minute workout that has a great mix of both classic and new exercises, effectively sequenced to keep the fat burning and muscles responding. There is simply n o lower body muscle that is overlooked or underworked in this challenging, lower body weight training program.
This unique program starts off with a warm up and a brief, energetic, cardio workout to get your body into fat burning mode. Then you’ll continue on with intense lower body exercises, sprinkled with fat burning cardio blasts throughout to really shape and define your thighs and glutes! We’ve even included a bonus toning bar segment that can be used with our Turbo Tower – even a chair – for highly effective results.,<>p>
Enjoy doing this workout one or two times per week on non-consecutive days.
As a special bonus feature, we’ve included five premixes to make Lower Body Blast more time efficient and versatile. Equipment needed for this workout is a high step (or step stool), weighted barbell, dumbbells, a resistance band, and slinging disc (or paper plate).
Cathe Friedrich's Lower Body Blast
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: Lower 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: 58 min.
Street Date: 11/22/2010
Certified instructor description:
A huge variety of lower-body exercises alternated with short step-aerobic bursts. The toning totally reshapes your legs and buttocks while the cardio burns calories (the aerobic segments also give your fatigued muscles a welcome “break”). The body-sculpting is intensely challenging and endlessly diverse. Sure, there are lots of lunges and squats, both on and off the step. But, Cathe boosts the variety — and effectiveness — with well-sequenced pulses, tempo variations, directional changes, hover moves, position modifications and gliding motions. Requires very heavy dumbbells and a resistance band. They also use gliding discs and barbells, but paper plates and only the dumbbells would work. ©2010.