Cathe Friedrich's Rhythmic Step + Interval Max & Maximum Intensity Cardio
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: 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.
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: 190 min.
Street Date: 2008
Certified instructor description:
Rhythmic Step - This refreshingly advanced, all-step workout, is loaded with interesting and unique choreography that will keep you motivated from start to finish. You'll begin the workout with a very thorough warm up. It contains a mini combination, plus a series of dynamic movements to elevate the heart rate and prepare the muscles for the vigorous workout ahead. The warm up concludes with active stretching. Next you will start with your first combination, which is a refreshing blend of power and rhythmic dance movement patterns. This section definitely defines the flavor of the entire workout. Then you will move on to the second combination, which is a bit longer than the first. This combination features a fun up and back pattern, as well as the tap hop repeater which we are sure you'll enjoy. Then you'll learn the third combination, which features a tough, yet fun, intensity blast in the middle of the combo. You'll be sweating your way through some very unique and energetic movement patterns. Some feature moves include a hop kick on top with a jack knee exit, a rejuvenated drop squat, pendulum, cha cha mix, and a tap heel shuffle 3 move. The final cardio section is our special bonus feature.....The Rhythmic Step Challenge! This was unanimously voted "most favorite section". You'll be sweating your way through a non-stop, heart pounding zig zag medley of ALL the finished products put together as one long combination. No breakdown, no stopping, just 100% endless energy! You'll love it! Finally, you'll conclude with a relaxing stretch.
Rhythmic StepFormat: warm - up 10 min, 1st step aerobics section 11 min., 2nd step aerobics section 14 min. 3rd step aerobics section 12 min., Rhythmic Step Challenge 9 min. and a 4 min cool down)
Interval Max -No tricky choreography in this video. Just all-out-intense intervals. IntervalMax is a 60 minute tape based on the interval training concept. This workout will improve your cardiovascular fitness level and boost your metabolism, therefore allowing you to burn more total calories. The workout consists of a 13 min. warm - up followed by a mini step routine. It then continues with 10 intervals each lasting 3 to 4 min. Each interval has an aerobic, an anaerobic phase and a recovery phase. These intervals are not only extremely challenging but easy to learn and fun to do. The workout concludes with a relaxing stretch. The soundtrack (Provided by Dynamix) in this tape is all instrumental, very upbeat and full of variety.
Interval Max Format: warm - up 13 min, step aerobic intervals 38 min., cool down 3 min, stretch 6 min.
Maximum Intensity Cardio -Maximum Intensity Cardio is a 70 minute advanced aerobic/step workout with the emphasis on aerobics and endurance. The first half of this video will challenge your cardiovascular system with a super charged high/low impact routine. The intensity of the hi/low starts out with moderate moves that rapidly get more intense. This section finishes with very challenging intervals that will test the endurance of even the advanced exerciser. The step portion of the workout continues to have cardiovascular demanding moves, but shifts your energy into a non-stop aggressive step workout. This step section will consist of three combinations that gradually become more intense by layering on power and variation. Your Mind and body will love this cross-training combination. Mentally you are able to keep pushing because you shift your focus to a new movement style to free you from repetition.