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Cathe Live Review: Hi-Lo Cardio Kickboxing (#39)

Cathe Live: Hi-Lo Cardio Kickboxing

Cathe Live Review: Hi-Lo Cardio Kickboxing (#39)

Hi-Lo Cardio Kickboxing is a high energy and rather different cardio workout. This really got my heart rate up nicely and provided a variety of cardio challenges.

The workout is a mixture of cardio boxing, kickboxing inspired hi-lo cardio and cardio blasts. I really enjoyed this routine and was pretty drenched by the end. Cathe definitely packs a lot into a short amount of time for this one. Cathe is wearing boxing gloves for this workout (I wore wrist weights) and this helped to increase the intensity a little further when doing the cardio moves.

The routine is quite different from her usual kickboxing workouts, as you are combining the hi-lo moves into the boxing. You start the workout with a reasonably long warm-up before moving into punching combos mixed with cardio intervals. There are a few kicks but the majority of the workout is boxing. These moves are all pretty straight forward and there is no real learning curve here. The cardio intervals are a mix of plyometric and lower intensity cardio moves, such as, jacks. So it’s not all out blasts.

The next section is a series of kickboxing inspired hi-lo intervals that are strung together and then repeated on the other side. I found this a really fun section and I was definitely breathing harder during these. Again, there is no real choreography here so don’t let the ‘hi-lo’ put you off. They are just simple moves one after the other, for example, jacks and hopping front kicks on an angle.

You end the workout with a slightly lower intensity combination and another cardio blast – hi-lo punches - that you can keep low impact, like Cathe, or jump to make them higher impact. There is so much variety in this one that the time just flew by and before you know it you are done.

Overall, this is a fun cardio workout that combines both kickboxing and hi-lo cardio type moves. The routine is perfect if you want a good cardio challenge but are short on time or are just looking for something a little different to get you moving!

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The Workout

Hi-Lo Cardio Kickboxing is a pure cardio workout that combines boxing with hi-lo cardio.

What You Need to Know

What you need to know: Instructor: Cathe Friedrich. Length: 41 mins. Equipment needed: Boxing gloves (or wrist weights). Fun Factor: 4/5. Sweat Factor: 3/5. Coordination: 2/5

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

The Moves

Hi-Lo Cardio Kickboxing is 41 minutes long and originally aired on 19th February 2015 (#39). The workout starts with a 9:30 minute warm-up before moving into the first punching combo. The main moves are shown below.

Cardio Boxing & Hi-Lo

  • Jab, cross

  • Jab, jab, cross, jab, jab, cross & hook

  • Jump ropes / jacks

Repeat above on other side

  • Jump ropes / jacks

  • Jab, cross, jab, cross, rock, rock & hook

  • Jump ropes / jacks

Repeat combo on other side plus 1st combo above again

  • Jump ropes / jacks

  • Double hops / jogs / soldier kicks

  • Jump ropes / jacks

  • Jabs moving forward x4 / hooks or upper cuts (in place) / jabs moving back x4 / hooks or upper cuts (in place)

  • Upper cuts / double upper cuts

  • Hooks / double hooks

  • Attacks (jump squats bringing arms up & down) / hammer down

Quick water break at 19:55 minutes

  • Jump ropes

  • Block jacks / knee lifts w/ speedbag arms / straight leg kicks (hopping) / jacks / plyo jack & 2 front kicks

  • 1 Arm speedbag to side & retreat back

  • Bob & weave x2 & slide back

  • Jabs to side x3, cross & side kick

  • Sumo squat & side kick

  • Squat & front kick / squat & crescent knee

Repeat above on other side

Quick water break at 27:45 minutes

  • 3 Power hops forward & 4 block jacks back

  • Plyo jacks / squat jump & criss cross

  • Icebreakers

Repeat above moves on other side

  • Hammer punch lunge & knee pull

  • Knee lifts only (hopping)

Repeat above moves on other side

Quick water break at 34:50 minutes

  • Jacks

  • Shuffle & jab (moving back) x4 & 4 jacks (turning)

  • Hi / lo punches (hopping)

Repeat above on other side

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

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Jun 07, 2020

This workout was fun beginning to end. Its a perfect workout when you don't feel up to puking in a bucket. :-)

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