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Cathe Live Review: High Energy Kickbox (#75)

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Cathe Live Review: High Energy Kickbox (#75)


High Energy Kickbox is a pure kickboxing workout that provides a good cardio challenge. This isn’t Cathe’s most intense kickboxing routine but it did give me a good workout and I was definitely breathing harder by the end.


The workout starts out a little slower with a kickboxing warm-up that transitions directly into the main routine. The kickboxing section is a mix of punching combos and kicking combos (not punch and kick combos) mixed with a few cardio blasts. As usual, Cathe build up the combos in layers to give you a chance to learn the moves. However, these are quite choreographed so if you are not familiar with Cathe’s other kickboxing workouts, they may take a few tries to get all the moves down. In addition, it doesn’t help that the camera wanders around the room rather than focusing on Cathe. This is not ideal for a kickboxing workout anyway but particularly so when she changes move and the class are still trying to figure out what to do… So this is a little bit frustrating at times.


The combos make up the majority of the workout and there are less blasts than usual until towards the end, when the workout really ramps up and you do several blasts in close succession. Until that point the intensity comes mainly from the combo moves and some of these are quite intense. There is one kick combo, in particular, that combines front and back kicks with squat and side kicks and these definitely got my heart rate up nicely.

The class are wearing boxing gloves, for this routine, but Cathe chooses not to as apparently she did an upper body workout the day before and was still feeling it. I wore my wrist weights and this works well for increasing the intensity a little, as there are a lot of punches in this routine.


The workout ends with a series of higher intensity blasts and one final punching combo before starting to go into the cool down. Cathe’s music runs out at this point and she can’t get it to work again so you finish out the workout without any music at all.


Overall, this is a good cardio workout that includes lots of different punching and kicking combos to really get you moving. Also this is a great travel workout as you can do it without any equipment at all. For me, it wasn’t the most enjoyable of her kickboxing routines but did provide a good workout.


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The Workout


High Energy Kickbox is a pure cardio kickboxing workout. The class wore boxing gloves (and I wore wrist weights) for this routine but you could do it without any equipment, if you prefer (as Cathe does).


What You Need to Know

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


The Moves


High Energy Kickbox is 48 minutes long and originally aired on 5th November 2015 (#75). The workout starts with a 7:30 minute warm-up (best guess) before continuing straight into the main part of the workout. The class have their boxing gloves already on at the start of the class. The main moves are shown below but know that the combos are built up in layers to give you a chance to learn the moves before adding them together. They are also then repeated on the other side.


Cardio Kickboxing

  • Shuffles

  • Pony with double jabs

  • Shuffle & hook / back fist / 1 arm speedbag

  • Jacks / jump ropes

  • Alternating side to side sumo squats / alternating side lunges / side lunge & crescent knee / squat & crescent knee

  • Alternating front kicks / 3 marches & side kick / alternating side kicks / alternating back kicks

  • Alternating front kicks, side kicks, back kicks & side kicks

  • Step, cross, side kick, step back & pump up

  • Jacks

  • Jacks & jab / jabs & step out

  • Squat & side kick

  • Jab, cross, jab, cross / triples (jab, cross, jab – fast) x2 / upper cut, body shot / double upper cut & double upper cut (other side)

  • Jacks / jump ropes

  • Jack & jab / jabs & step out

  • Alternating front kicks x2 / alternating back kicks x2 / 3 squat pulses & side kick

  • Squat & lunge combo (pulsing & jumping)


Quick water break at 26:52 mins


  • Jacks

  • Repeat above combo on other side

  • Jump forward & back / 2 attacks

  • 4 Punches to the side

  • Jump forward & back / 2 attacks

  • 4 Punches to the side

  • Jump rope

  • Charleston kick (punching forward) / 7 knee lifts

  • Ground & pound (open into sumo squat & elbow strike)

  • Jack & jab

  • Jacks / snow angel jacks (16 reps)

  • Snow angel jack & 2 front kicks

  • Jab, cross / rock, rock / jab, cross, hook / 2 upper cuts & 2 cross


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: 2015 Roadtrip Kickboxing Class – HERE.


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