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Cathe Live Review: 30 Minute Hiit Express (#357)

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Cathe Live Review: 30 Minute Hiit Express (#357)


30 Minute Hiit Express is a fast and effective cardio workout. This was so much more fun than I was expecting – I actually really enjoyed it! I will admit I had been putting this one off given the number of tuck jumps in it but I just modified the tuck jumps to air jacks and got a great workout. (FYI - I find tuck jumps really hurt my knees – hence the modification).


BTW, if have been procrastinating over this one, like me, my suggestion is to review the exercise list below in “The Moves” and see if there is anything you may need to modify and if so, think about how you might do it (lower the impact, substitute a different moves etc) and then just give it a try. It really was not as bad as I was expecting and you might even enjoy it!


The routine consists of eighteen different cardio drills and although you may do a few sets of some of the moves, it is technically a no repeat as you don’t go back to any of the moves. The workout is only 30 minutes long, including warm-up and cooldown, so it is a great one to do when you are short on time and want a quick cardio blast. Cathe mixes both higher and lower impact intervals together so although it got my heart rate up nicely, I was never completely out of breath or exhausted and just felt well worked by the end rather than completely wiped out. If you are a long time Cathe Live fan, then just for comparison, this is nowhere near level of any of the Live Crossfire workouts, such as Crossfire Quick Fix & Core (#114 – review HERE) or some of Cathe’s earlier Live cardio Hiit workouts, if you have done one of those.


The cardio intervals are all fairly straight forward moves, using no equipment, and you move quickly from one thing to the next with very little rest in between. However, as they are sequenced so well it is easy to really give each one your all. The intervals are all familiar Cathe moves, including suicide runs, jacks / galloping jacks, halo slams, high reaching pop squats etc. None of the intervals are done for too long but they just the right amount of time to get you working. The intervals are also often a mix of two or more moves so there is lots of variety and you aren’t just doing one move over and over.


Overall, a fun, fast paced, no equipment, cardio workout that can be done anywhere and as it’s express it’s perfect to squeeze into a busy day.


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The Workout

30 Minute Hiit Express is a fast paced cardio workout. The routine consists of 18 different cardio drills.


What You Need to Know

(Rating scale – 1= lowest & 5 = highest).


The Moves

30 Minute Hiit Express is 30 minutes long and originally aired on 12th August 2021 (#357). The workout starts with a 4:30 minute warm-up, before moving into the first cardio interval.


  • Halo slams – 26 reps

  • Jacks / galloping jacks – 5 sets (4 reps of each)

  • Squat jumps in a box – 8 sets each direction

  • Crossover jumps (touch down reaching to 1 ankle & jump in) – 8 reps, 12 reps & 20 reps

  • Tap outs / power jack / air jack / tuck jump – lots of reps!

  • 4x Broad jump forward & run back / 8x attacks / 8x heel clicks – 2 sets

  • Puddle jumpers / lateral skates – 48 reps

  • Fast scissors / fast scissors travelling & 4 power lunges – 16x fast scissors & 8 sets (4 reps of each)

  • Double pulse insole snap ups (2 squat pulses & lift insole to opposite hand) – 26 reps

  • Football run / burpee – 10 sets

  • Lifted squat abductions – 46 reps

  • Heisman rock & run (Heisman to side x2 then lift each foot hopping side to side x4) – 11 reps

  • 4x Lateral jumps / 2x jacks / 2x air jacks – 6 sets

  • Suicide runs – 25 reps

  • High reaching pop squats – 26 reps

  • Lateral skates (moving forward & back) – 64 reps

  • 3x Hops & tuck jump – 15 reps

  • Explosive side to side lunges – 24 reps


The workout ends with a 2 minute cool down and stretch.


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If you liked this workout, check out my review of Cathe Live: High Low Hiit (#31) – HERE.


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