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Cardio Leg Blast is super charged with both cardio and strength exercises that build lean muscle mass and burn body fat like an incinerator. It consists of traditional weighted exercises followed by plyometric exercises to develop power and explosive strength as well as tight and toned legs. The key to this workout is finding a moderately challenging weight for each of the strength exercises (versus a super heavy weight) so that your legs have the proper recovery time and ability to “jump right into” the next plyometric drill that follows it. The beauty of this powerful workout is that it revs up your metabolism for hours long after you’ve finished your workout. You’ll develop superior overall stamina in addition to lean muscle and shapely legs.
Cathe Friedrich's XTrain: Cardio Leg 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: 56 min.
Street Date: 01/03/2013
Certified instructor description:
Using both step and non-step exercises, you'll alternate plyo-style cardio with classic lower-body toning. It's a tough “12 round” workout that's guaranteed to burn mega-calories while building lean legs and a tight butt. The cardio segments are short but intense. They range from high-impact “air jacks,” “pop squats” and “power scissors,” to dumbbell and band-enhanced side lunges and “frog jumps.” The toning sections feature classic gym-style exercises like lunges, plié squats, deadlifts and step ups. While they're primarily lower-body focused, these toning routines often also include an arm-strengthening element. Requires 2 to 10 lb. dumbbells, a step and a loop band. ©2012.