Cathe Live Review: Boxing Hiit Express (#329)
Boxing Hiit Express is a really fun and quick cardio workout. I loved this routine, as even though it is only 32 minutes, Cathe manages to pack a lot into that time and it gets the heart rate up nicely.
The workout consists of a fun mix of punching combos and cardio intervals. There are no kicks in this workout and the punch combos are just a few moves put together so are really easy to pick up. In addition, Cathe also often breaks them down into layers, adding on a little more at a time, so there is no complex choreography in this one.
The workout starts with a reasonably long warm up before moving into the main workout and some different punch combos. The cardio intervals are a mix of higher and lower intensity moves and include Cathe favourites, such as, icebreakers, hi-lo punches and attacks. They are generally not done for too long, particularly earlier on in the routine. Therefore, I did wonder at the outset whether this was going to be a rather low intensity routine, as the first section is not too cardio intensive and even though there are burpees they are done slowly and there are only eight in total (4 of them with heel clicks). The other intervals in that section are also fairly short. However, as the routine progresses, Cathe starts stringing the intervals together and so by time you get to the suicide runs, I was definitely starting to breathe a bit heavier, as you go from one interval pretty much straight into the next. These are also done for a little longer. However, overall I wouldn’t really class this as Hiit, as it never really reaches that level. Also as the routine is so short, just as you are starting to feel the work you move into the cool down. This seemed a little bit of a shame but for 32 minutes I still got a nice workout. I also loved the variety of mixing the boxing and cardio intervals in this way, as it makes the time fly by and there is no dread factor at all.
Overall, a fun cardio boxing workout that is perfect for when you are short on time but want a quick cardio blast.
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Boxing Hiit Express is a pure cardio workout consisting of a mix of boxing combos and cardio intervals.
What You Need to Know
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Boxing Hiit Express is 32 minutes long and originally aired on 7th January 2020 (#329). The workout starts with a 5 minute warm-up, before moving into the main workout. Cathe is wearing her boxing gloves already at the start of the routine. The main moves are shown below but are often repeated for a number of sets. The punch combos are also often built up in layers, to allow you to learn the moves as you go.
Jabs / double jabs
Jab, jab & hook / jab, jab & punch down
4x 1 Arm jabs / 4x alternating upper cuts
Fast 1 arm jabs / fast upper cuts
4x Jabs (moving forward & back) / 4x 1 arm jab to side
Air squats & jump turn
Squats (w/ arms crossing at bottom & reaching overhead)
Slow burpees / burpee & heel click
Attacks / upper cut flurry
2 Side steps & punch across / add a hop & arms overhead / side steps & alternating punch down / lateral skates & alternating punch down
Jab, cross, hook & upper cut
2 Fast jabs high & 2 fast cross low (w/ lunge)
3 Jabs & 1 cross
Jacks / double scissors / fast scissors
2 Heels (hopping) & speedbag arms
Suicide runs (run forward & back; touching ground at either end)
Lifted squat abductions (little hops; lifting 1 leg out to side then other; reaching arms overhead)
Suicide runs (other direction)
Hi-lo punches (w/ hop)
Repeat above moves up to & including 2 Heels & speedbag arms on other side
Punch up & punch down (lunging 1 side to other)
Double hop into fighter stance
Punch up & punch down (other side)
Touch down squat jumps (touching down to opposite foot & jumping up w/ arms overhead)
Forward reaching lunges (reaching forward & down)
2 Front punches, 2 side punches, 2 front punches & speedbag arms / add fast feet
Repeat on other side
The workout ends with a 2:30 minute cool down and stretch.
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If you liked this workout, check out my review of Cathe Live: Boxing Hiit Blasts & Core (#113) – HERE.
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