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Cathe Live Review: Cathe 200 (#200)

Cathe Live: Cathe 200

Cathe Live Review: Cathe 200 (#200)

Cathe 200 is a tough and intense cardio workout. The routine consists of rounds of 200 reps to celebrate the 200th Cathe Live workout. So at the start and end of the class, Cathe and crew all have banners and streamers to celebrate!

The workout is made up of four rounds of four exercises. Each round is then repeated four more times (so five times in total) for a total of 200 reps per round. However, being that it’s Cathe - there is obviously a bonus at the end!

The exercises are a mix of straight cardio Hiit drills, bodyweight exercises and compound exercises using 8 or 10 pound dumbbells. You do each move for 10 reps before moving onto the next exercise in the round. There is very little rest between the exercises or within the set of exercises but you do get a quick water break in between the rounds so it’s not all out all of the time. The moves themselves are also done at a reasonable pace and this keeps the heart rate up as well.

Although this was an intense workout it wasn’t quite as brutal as I was expecting. The first round eases you in nicely and starts to get the heart rate up and you breathing a little harder. The second round is absolutely killer with 50 burpees! Now obviously these are in sets of 10 reps, with other exercises in between, but being that one of those exercises is push-ups, which are done at a good pace, you don’t get a whole lot of breathing time here! However, once you are through that round the remaining two rounds are not as tough so you can then push through to the end without completely collapsing!

The workout ends with a bonus round of the last four exercises - just to make sure you are challenged really well! Even though there is a lot of repetition, I still found that the workout flew by and before you know it you are done.

Overall, this was an intense and effective workout that provides an excellent cardio challenge. Definitely one for a high energy day when you want to push yourself a little more.

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The Workout

Cathe 200 is cardio workout set up in rounds of four exercises. Each round is then repeated four more times before moving onto the next round. Cathe used 8 and 10 pound dumbbells for this routine.

What You Need to Know

What you need to know: Instructor: Cathe Friedrich. Length: 44 mins. Equipment needed: 8 & 10# dumbbells & a mat. Optional: Lifting gloves. Fun Factor: 2/5. Sweat Factor: 4/5. Coordination: 2/5

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

The Moves

Cathe 200 is 44 minutes long and originally aired on 31st May 2018 (#200). The workout starts with a 6 minute warm-up before a quick water break and then moving into the first round. You will need to make sure you have your dumbbells and mat handy, as you will be moving very quickly from one exercise to the next. (You may also want to have a printed or written list of the exercises below, as I found this helped me to move more quickly, from one thing to the next, as I knew what was coming).

Five sets of four exercises. Each exercise is done for 10 reps.

Circuit 1

  • Squat digs

  • Rear lunges (fast) – two 8# dumbbells

  • Straight arm plank knee-ins

  • Chest fly with leg extensions – two 8# dumbbells & mat

Repeat above circuit four more times

Circuit 2

  • Burpees

  • Squats – two 10# dumbbells

  • Push-ups - mat

  • Butterfly sit-ups - mat

Repeat above circuit four more times

Circuit 3

  • Ice breakers

  • Squat press – two 10# dumbbells

  • Soldier planks

  • Lying pullovers extensions with partial leg extensions – two 8# dumbbells & mat

Repeat above circuit four more times

Circuit 4

  • Plyo jacks

  • Alternating forward leaning lunges

  • Alternating side to side sumo squat with bicep curl – two 8# dumbbells

  • Crab kicks

Repeat above circuit four more times

Bonus Round – Repeat Circuit 4 one more time!

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: Cathe Claus’ 2018 Calorie Crush Workout – HERE.

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Apr 06, 2021

I loved this workout. On paper it looks repetitive but the moves are in sets of ten so it doesn't feel repetitive. It reminded me of KCM's 888 workout, which I like a lot too.

My modifications: I used 10s throughout the workout. I did bicycle moves instead of crab kicks and various bicep moves in lieu of soldier planks.

Instead of the bonus repeat of round four, I did four different core moves. I'm always trying to sneak core into my workout.

This workout moved fast. Time really FLEW by. A+

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