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Cathe Live Review: All Low Impact Kickboxing, Hiit & Core (#301)

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Cathe Live Review: All Low Impact Kickboxing, Hiit & Core (#301)


All Low Impact Kickboxing, Hiit & Core is an enjoyable, low impact, cardio workout that ends with a short core section. This definitely isn’t the toughest routine but it was a fun mix of kickboxing, a few Hiit intervals and an interesting set of core moves.


The main part of the workout alternates two kickboxing combos with two Hiit sections. Both the combos and the Hiit drills are repeated, starting on the other side, before moving on. The combos are a mix of punches and kicks. Cathe builds up the combo in layers so you have a chance to practice a few moves before adding on a little more. You then run through the completed combos several times before moving to the other side. The combos are all fairly easy moves and if you are familiar with Cathe’s other kickboxing routines these are all recognisable. She did include one move I haven’t seen for a while – a temple smash – which reminded me of her combos in Cathe’s DVD MMA: Kickbox. Cathe did have a little trouble remembering the order, of some of the moves, but she recovered it quickly. The intensity here was not as high as usual though, as the pace is a little slower and Cathe often just marches in place between moves. I did shuffle in place in between just to keep my heart rate a little higher but it’s not a really challenging routine. Also there are no cardio blasts or jumping within the combos, as she keeps it all low impact.


The Hiit segments are again all low impact, although Cathe does jump some of them and tells you to do high or low impact, as you prefer. These definitely got my heart rate up a little higher but they are not all out as you get breaks in between each interval. Again these are all very familiar moves, such as, squat digs and windmills. You do a set of each of the three different moves and then repeat them again starting on the other side. They are reasonably high rep so you will start to feel the work a little bit here. On the last Hiit section, Cathe forgets the last exercise so you get a slightly longer break before she remembers. As this was the case, she then adds on a few extra reps to make up for it though!


Once you have finished the second segment of Hiit drills, you then get a short cool down before moving to the floor for core. This was a really interesting set of different moves - some were completely new, such as, the side plank leg lift & oblique reach, and some had a slightly different spin on them, such as, roll downs with leg lifts at the top. They all challenged my core nicely and my abdominals felt well worked by the end.


Overall, a fun and varied, low impact cardio routine that’s great for a slightly lighter day or when you don’t want to go all out.

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The Workout


All Low Impact Kickboxing, Hiit & Core is a cardio workout alternating segments of low impact kickboxing with segments of low impact Hiit. The routine ends with a short core section.

What You Need to Know

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

The Moves


All Low Impact Kickboxing, Hiit & Core is 51 minutes long and originally aired on 11th June 2020 (#301). The workout starts with a 9 minute warm-up, before a quick water break and then moving into the first kickboxing combo. Only the finished combos are shown below but know that they are built up in layers, to help you learn the different moves, before putting them all together.


Kickboxing – Combo 1

  • Jab, cross, slip & upper cut / 2 jabs & temple smash / back knee lift, crescent knee & shin block (front leg)

Repeat combo starting on other side

Low Impact Hiit 1

  • Squat digs (turning every 4) – 32 reps

  • Puddle jumper & lift on toes (or lateral skate & jump up) – 16 reps

  • Windmills – 8 reps

Repeat intervals starting on other side

Kickboxing – Combo 2

  • 2 jabs, cross & jab / upper cut & hook / shin block (front leg), back kick, front kick, back kick, front kick

Repeat combo starting on other side

Low Impact Hiit 2

  • Icebreakers – 32 reps

  • Step, together, step, tap / add a punch on end / change to a slide & leg lift – 28 reps (1st side) & 32 reps (2nd side)

  • Ground & pound – 16 reps (1st side) & 28 reps (2nd side)

Repeat intervals starting on other side

Quick cool down & stretch at 36:45 minutes. Get out mat for core.

Core on mat at 38:05 minutes

  • Roll downs

  • Roll downs & alternating leg lift (while holding halfway down)

  • Reverse crunch into Pilates press (do 2 reverse crunches & then hold legs off floor & press arms down to floor (either side of your legs))

  • Crunch up w/ alternating leg lift (hands behind head)

  • Crunch up w/ 1 leg lift (all on 1 side & w/ same side arm straight out behind head). Repeat on other side.

  • Crunch up w/ alternating leg lift (hands behind head)

  • Side plank leg lift w/ oblique reach (leaning to 1 side w/ 1 arm supporting you like you were going into a side plank & sitting on other hip; extend front leg straight at an angle on floor & top leg bent behind it w/ foot on floor; raise & lower front leg off the floor; then add a reach w/ top arm towards the lifting leg. Modification: leave lower leg on floor & just lift hips) – 16 reps each side

  • Side to side tap outs (leaning back; crunch heels in towards hand on 1 side then rotate to other)

  • Straight arm plank knee circles (in plank; circle 1st 1 knee inwards towards body (8 reps) & then outwards (8 reps). Repeat on other side)

The workout ends with a 3 minute cool down and stretch.

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If you liked this workout, check out my review of Cathe Live: Cardio Kickboxing, Low Impact Hiit & Abs (#287) – HERE.


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