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Cathe Live Review: Lovin’ Those Legs (#102)

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Cathe Live Review: Lovin’ Those Legs (#102)


Lovin’ Those Legs is a fun, lower body strength workout with a little bit of cardio. This is great workout that I enjoyed very much. It’s just the right mix of different exercises, which work the legs well, and metabolic cardio to keep the heart rate a little higher.


The workout consists of two sections. The first is a standing set of exercises using dumbbells, a barbell, gliding devices, and a resistance loop. The second part is floor work, for the lower body, done on the mat. I loved the variety of training modes here so the whole routine just flew by and I got a great workout. The routine moves quite quickly, from one thing to the next, and is fairly metabolic throughout.


The standing section includes lots of different squats, lunges and deadlifts. This section also includes two cardio intervals, using the resistance loop around the ankles, for jacks. This got my heart rate up nicely while also working the legs. The exercises are not too high rep and are done at a reasonably controlled pace so you can go a little heavier, if you want to.I did increase on a few, shown below, as Cathe used slightly lighter dumbbells than she sometimes does. I also just used dumbbells and a 25 pound kettlebell (for plie squats but you could use dumbbells here too) instead of the barbell and had no issues. The rep patterns vary and often include low ends, pulsing & different tempo changes.


The floor work is a combination of leg lifts on all fours and lying on one side. These were not too brutal but were just enough to start feeling the work. In future, I might try ankle weights for this section to add a little more challenge.


Overall, this was a fun and varied routine that uses lots of different equipment to challenge the lower body in different ways. This is definitely one I will return to frequently.


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The Workout


Lovin’ Those Legs is a lower strength workout with two cardio intervals. The routine consist of both standing and floor work.

What You Need to Know

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

The Moves


Lovin’ Those Legs is 48 minutes long and originally aired on 19th May 2016 (#102). The workout starts with an 8 minute warm-up, before a quick water break and then moving into the first lower body exercise. The barbell is set up at 45 pounds (two big plates on each side) at the start of the workout. Cardio moves (jacks) shown in bold italics below.


Standing Leg work


  • 8 Squats & 15 pulsing rear lunges – two 10# Dbs (I used 15’s) – 4 sets

  • Side slide lunges – two gliding devices - 16 reps, 8x circle leg forward & 8x fast side slide lunges

  • Rear slide lunges – two 10# Dbs & two gliding devices - 16 reps

  • Marching sumo squats – one 10# Db (I used 1x 15) – 32 reps

  • Deadlifts - 45# BB (I used two 22# Dbs) – 14 reps (2/2 & 3/1 count)

  • Marching sumo squats – one 10# Db (I used 1x 15) – 32 reps

  • Deadlifts - 45# BB (I used two 22# Dbs) – 12 reps (2/2 & 3/1 count)

  • Side slide lunges (setting down & picking up db) – one 10# Db (I used 1x 12) & one gliding device - 20 reps & 16 reps each side

  • Jacks (various arm patterns) – resistance loop – 32 reps

  • Side steps (firewalkers) – resistance loop – 6 sets (4 steps) & 6 sets (2 steps)

  • Jacks – resistance loop – 16 reps

Change barbell to 25 pounds at 22:40 minutes

  • Squats – 25# BB (I used two 20# Dbs) – 16x singles, 4x 3.5’s, 4x 1.5’s, 8x singles & 1x 15 pulses

  • Jacks (various arm patterns) – resistance loop – 56 reps

  • Side steps (firewalkers) – resistance loop – 6 sets (4 steps), 4 sets (2 steps) & 8x singles

  • Jacks – resistance loop – 16 reps

  • 8 Squats / 8 reverse lunges – 25# BB (I used two 20# Dbs) – 2 sets each side

  • Alternating side lunges – two 10# Dbs (I used 12’s) - 16 reps

  • Side lunges (one side at a time) – two 10# Dbs (I used 12’s) - 8 reps each side

  • Plie squats – 25# BB (I used 25# kettlebell) – 4x singles, 8x 3 pulses, 12x 1.5’s & 8x singles

Quick water break & get out mat for floorwork at 33:05 minutes

Floor work on the mat (one side at a time)


  • Straight leg pulses (on hands & knees w/ leg straight out behind you, pulse leg) – mat - 48 reps

  • Bent leg pulses (in same position, bend leg & pulse foot to ceiling (pizza press)) – mat – 48 reps

  • Crossover straight leg lifts (still on hands & knees w/ leg out straight behind you, lift & crossover behind other leg & back) – mat – 12 reps

  • Crossover bent leg lifts (same as above but w knee bent & foot to ceiling) – mat - 8 reps

  • Outer thigh lifts – mat – 32 reps (toe pointed) & 32 reps (toe flexed)

  • Soccer ball press (in same position press down foot like you are pressing down on a soccer ball) – mat - 28 reps

  • Outer thigh leg press (in same position as above, push flat foot into the wall & back, then move up & down in same position) – mat – 28 reps

  • Outer thigh lifts – mat – 8 reps

Quick stretch before repeating on other leg. Although Cathe goes slightly out of order and doesn’t do exactly the same reps for everything – shown below.

  • Straight leg pulses – mat - 48 reps

  • Bent leg pulses – mat – 48 reps

  • Crossover bent leg lifts – mat - 12 reps

  • Crossover straight leg lifts – mat – 8 reps

  • Outer thigh lifts – mat – 32 reps (toe pointed) & 32 reps (toe flexed)

  • Soccer ball press – mat - 28 reps

  • Outer thigh leg press – mat – 28 reps

  • Outer thigh lifts – mat – 8 reps

The workout ends with a 3:30 minute cool down and stretch.

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