Full Backcover Description
Get ready to put the pedal to the metal and cycle your heart out with this zero-impact 55 minute indoor cycle workout. Pedal Power is another hill-pumping, heart-thumping, speed-jumping workout that leaves you soaked and spent as you blast away the calories with no impact on your knees and joints. This workout consists of a series of ultra-motivating songs, formatted to create a unique riding profile that will challenge you from start to finish with seated to standing drills, flat sprints to rolling hill drills, and tempo to tabata drills. Snap – or strap – in and enjoy the ride!
Cathe Friedrich's Pedal Power
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.
Instructor: Cathe Friedrich (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 58 min.
Street Date: 10/02/2013
Certified instructor description:
A straight-forward stationary bike workout led by a very motivating instructor. As Cathe says, "get ready for hills, thrills, jumps and sprints." Each of the 13 segments is energized by a dynamic pop vocal song (or, the DVD lets you play just the instrumental version). This is classic interval cycling. The intensity ranges from "light seated sprints" and "seated light tension" to "hovers with surges" and even "seated Tabata" (eight cycles of 20 seconds max/10 seconds recovery) As always, Cathe keeps you focused on effective technique and correct form ("be sure to keep your body centered..."). It ends with a relaxing off-bike stretch. ©2013.