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Cathe Live Review: In The Ring (#243)

Updated: Aug 31, 2019

Cathe Live: In The Ring

Cathe Live Review: In The Ring (#243)

In The Ring is a cardio kickboxing workout from Cathe Live, focusing more on boxing with a few kicks and cardio drills towards the end.

Overall this was a pretty intermediate level workout, as Cathe didn’t have you jumping rope and jacking, as much as usual, in between combos (often you are doing 4 jacks then marching for a count of 8 before doing the jacks again). Also the combos themselves weren’t that cardio intensive. In addition, the only cardio intervals were at the end so the workout finishes with a bang but the rest was pretty steady state cardio. I did jacks during the marching and as there are several water breaks - I also jumped rope, jacked or shuffled through these too just to keep my heart rate up a little more. Unfortunately, the workout is also really short again so that kept it far more intermediate than some of Cathe’s other kickboxing routines.

The routine focuses more on boxing than real kickboxing although there are a few kicks towards the end. The moves will be all very familiar for anyone who has done Cathe’s kickboxing workouts before, although I found some of the moves were put together a little awkwardly this time. There was a combo that combined a knee lift, front kick, side kick & cross punch and she added 4 squat jumps to the end and for some reason I found the transitions slightly awkward - but that could just have been me!

After a long warm-up, which includes mainly boxing combos with stretching type moves, you move to the heavy bags for tabata style intervals and more punching. If you don’t have a heavy bag – don’t worry. I don’t have one and do all of Cathe’s heavy bag workouts by just shadow boxing (just punching into the air like the rest of the workout) and if you put force into your punches you will still get a good workout.

The workout ends with a few kick combos and a series of cardio drills that are repeated on each side of the body. This was a fun little section and definitely got my heart rate up.

Overall, I quite enjoyed this workout but it was definitely a more intermediate level routine. Cathe has so many kickboxing routines that I love and although this was quite good it doesn’t rank as a favourite.

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The Workout

In The Ring is a cardio kickboxing workout consisting of mainly boxing combos, heavy bag and a few kick and cardio drills at the end. Cathe and some of the class use boxing gloves but these are optional. I used my wrist weights and was glad I did - as without them this would have been even less intense.

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: 3/5. Sweat Factor: 3/5. Coordination: 3/5

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

The Moves

In The Ring is 41 minutes long and originally aired on 4th April 2019 (#243). I am not actually sure where the warm-up ended, as Cathe didn’t mention. The moves from the start of the workout, before the heavy bag section, were a mix of combos and stretching type moves. The heavy bag section started around 17 minutes into the routine so maybe this is where it got into the real workout?

Heavy Bag

  • Tabata run with fast punches – 4 sets

  • Hi lo punches (jumping)

  • 2 Jabs & speedbag (hopping)

  • Jab, cross, jab & step in

  • Jab, cross, jab (fast) & knee lift

  • Jacks

Repeat above moves (although Cathe starts with Jab, cross, jab 1st then changes it to the right order)

  • 2 punches (high) & 2 cross punches (low)

  • Jab, cross, jab & 2 jacks (turning)

Repeat above two moves on other side

Quick water break at 23 minutes

  • Alternating hooks x8 / tabata runs with fast punches – 4 sets

Move away from the Heavy Bag at 24:30 minutes

Kick Combos

  • Alternating front kicks

  • 3 Marches & 1 side kick

  • 3 Marches & 1 back kick

  • Alternating back kicks / side kicks / front kicks

  • Knee lift, front kick, side kick & cross punch / add 4x squat jumps

  • Jump rope / jacks

Repeat above combo on other side

Quick water break at 28:55 minutes

Kickboxing Cardio

  • Wide burpee (slow) with heel click at the top / walk forward & back – punching

  • 4 Attacks / 4 alternating hooks

  • 3 Lateral shuffles & cross punch / hook

  • 4 Knee pulls / 4 alternating side kicks

  • Double upper cuts / single upper cuts

  • Flurry upper cuts / speedbag

  • 3 Marches & 1 sequential power kick – 12 reps

  • Jump rope / jacks

Repeat above on other side

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

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