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Cathe Live Review: Love Those Legs (#138)

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Cathe Live Review: Love Those Legs (#138)


Love Those Legs is an express, cardio and metabolic strength workout focused on the lower body. This is such a fun, high energy routine and I loved it!


The workout alternates several strength exercises for the lower body with cardio intervals. Most of the cardio blasts are high impact and really get you breathing a bit harder. They include moves, such as, ice breakers, jacks / air jacks and quarter turn squats. You generally do at least two sets of each move but sometimes more.


The strength moves are all pretty metabolic exercises with slightly lighter weights. You move quickly from one thing to the next and also some of the moves are done at a reasonable pace too. My heart stayed pretty elevated throughout. Cathe used 10 to 15 pounds for this routine and I did increase on a few. However, this is not a heavy weight strength routine, such as, Cathe’s Ripped with Hiit: Lift It Hit Legs DVD. The moves are usually quite fast paced, to keep the heart rate up, and provide some light toning rather than to really burn out the lower body. The reps are not too high so I didn’t feel this as much as some of her other leg workouts but I did get a great cardio workout and really enjoyed it. In future, I would probably use this more as a cardio / metabolic workout than cardio and strength training. This definitely isn’t the toughest routine and at only 42 minutes it is pretty short too. I would have loved for it to be longer to really feel the work a little more.


(One thing to note: on the walking lunges for some reason Cathe decides to do 8 walking lunges in one direction, which is a little excessive given that most people at home don’t have that kind of space. Now she does offer an alternative move instead, which is pendulum lunges, but this isn’t quite the same emphasis).


Overall, this is a fun, metabolic cardio and strength workout for the lower body. It’s great for a lighter leg day or when you want more of a cardio focus.


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The Workout


Love Those Legs is a cardio and metabolic strength workout for the lower body.


What You Need to Know

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


The Moves


Love Those Legs is 42 minutes long and originally aired on 2nd March 2017 (#138). The workout starts with a 6:30 minute warm-up, before a quick water break and then moving into the first strength exercise. Cardio intervals shown in bold italics below.


  • Marching sumos - one #15 dumbbell – 4 sets of 32 reps

  • Static lunges - one 15# dumbbell – 16 reps & 1x 15 pulses on each side

  • Ice breakers – 2 sets of 32 reps

  • Alternating side lunges – two 10# dumbbells (I used 12’s) – 20 reps

  • Squat kick, squat lunge – 8 sets each side

  • Alternating side lunges - two 10# dumbbells (I used 12’s) – 20 reps

  • Squat kick, squat lunge – 6 sets (1st side) then 4x 3 pulse squats & 8 sets (other side)

  • 4 jacks / 4 air jacks – 4 sets & 2 sets

  • Walking lunges (8x 4 pulses steps each way. Alt move is pendulum lunges) - two 10# dumbbells (Cathe changes to 12’s after 2 sets. I used 12’s throughout) – 4 sets

  • Pulsing rear lunges – two 12# dumbbells – 4x 7 pulses

  • Quarter turn jumps – 4 sets of 8 reps

  • Lateral plie walks – two 12# dumbbells – 5 sets (4 walk to side & 4x step out singles)

  • 3 Jumps forward & turn – 2 sets of 8 reps

  • Forward diagonal lunges – two 12# dumbbells – 4 sets of 8 reps

  • Single leg deadlifts – two 12# dumbbells – 8 reps each side

  • Forward diagonal lunges – two 12# dumbbells – 12 reps (1st side) & 13 reps (2nd side)

  • Single leg deadlifts – two 12# dumbbells – 8 reps each side

  • Lateral hops (side to side) – one 10# dumbbell – 18 reps & 12 reps

  • Crossback lunges – one 15# dumbbell – 4x 7 pulses, 4x 3 pulses & 8x singles (one side)

  • Plie squats (setting & picking up dbs) – two 15# dumbbells – 16 reps

  • Crossback lunges – one 15# dumbbell – 4x 7 pulses, 4x 3 pulses & 8x singles (one side)

  • Plie squats (setting & picking up dbs) – two 15# dumbbells – 24 reps & 1x 16 pulses

  • Lateral skates – 40 reps


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


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