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Cathe Live Review: Jabs & Kicks (#181)

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Cathe Live Review: Jabs & Kicks (#181)


Jabs & Kicks is a fun and sweaty cardio kickboxing workout. This was a really great routine and one I thoroughly enjoyed.


The workout is based on Cathe’s Fit Spilt Boxing Bootcamp routine, which I also love. For me though this was an even better and longer version, as this is close to an hour, rather than the much shorter DVD version.

After an active warm-up the routine moves into three main combos. Each combo also includes cardio moves and drills, in between, so they really keep your heart rate up and some of them really had me breathing hard. This was particularly the case, for the last combo, where you are doing snow angel jacks, front kick, jumps kick! The combos are quite similar to the Fit Split ones but have their own variations and twists to keep it interesting and different enough that it doesn’t feel like the same workout. Some of these will take a little getting used to as the choreography here is a little more complex than some of Cathe’s other kickboxing workouts. Each combo is a mix of punching and kicking, and they are all built up slowly to give you a chance to learn the moves.


The workout ends with a heavy bag section. As I don’t have a heavy bag, I just shadow boxed (like the rest of the routine) and still got a great workout. Cathe and class wore boxing gloves, for this routine, and I used wrist weights and this helped to add to the intensity of the punches. This section consisted of four punching combos, each followed by a tabata run with fast punches. This was a really nice way to keep the heart rate up and to round out the workout.


Overall, this was a fun, high energy, cardio kickboxing workout that will definitely get you breathing harder and feeling the work. This is one I will return to frequently whenever I want a feel good, fun and challenging workout.


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The Workout


Jabs & Kicks is cardio kickboxing workout consisting of three combos and a heavy bag section. Cathe and class wore boxing gloves and I used wrist weights for this routine.


What You Need to Know

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


The Moves


Jabs & Kicks is 54 minutes long and originally aired on 18th January 2018 (#181). The workout starts with an active 12 minute warm-up before a quick water break and moving into the first combo. Below are the finished combos but bear in mind that Cathe builds them up slowly. Cardio drills are shown in bold italics below.


Combo 1

  • Jabs / walking forward & back

  • Jab, jab, pound down & 2 jacks

  • Shuffle to the side x4 & jab, cross, jab, cross

  • Jab, cross


  • Jab, cross, back knee lift / front & back kick / open & attack

  • Fast scissors – doubles & singles

  • Shuffle to the side x4 & jab, cross, jab, cross

Repeat combo on other side

  • Jump rope / fast scissors / jacks


Quick water break at 22:30 minutes


Combo 2

  • Jab, jab, over the top punches x2 / slow hooks / 2 fast uppercuts & 2 fast hooks / walk forward & back – punching / slow burpee (standing at the top)


  • 4 front kicks (travelling forward), jump rope back & 2 jacks

  • Step, cross, side kick & pump up & down

  • Touch down jacks

Repeat combo on other side


Quick water break at 31:25 minutes


Combo 3

  • Jacks (turning)

  • Shuffle back – punching, 2 jacks & 2 air jacks

Repeat on other side


  • Jab, upstrike / cross & triple (cross, jab, cross – fast) / step & back kick, march x2 & side kick

  • Flying angel jack & front kick, jump kick

Repeat combo on other side

  • Flying angel jack & front kick, jump kick (other side)

Quick water break & move to Heavy Bags at 42:20 minutes


Heavy Bag at 43 minutes

  • Jabs

  • Tabata run – punching fast & running the feet

  • 3 jabs & 1 cross

  • Tabata run – punching fast & running the feet

  • Cross from the back

  • Jab, cross

  • Tabata run – punching fast & running the feet

  • Cross from the back (other side)

  • Jab, cross (other side)

  • Tabata run – punching fast & running the feet


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


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