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Cathe Live Review: Low Impact Cardio Hiit (#140)

Updated: Jan 17, 2020

Cathe Live: Low Impact Cardio Hiit

Cathe Live Review: Low Impact Cardio Hiit (#140)

Low Impact Cardio Hiit is an express low impact cardio workout that reminds me a little of two of Cathe’s DVDs - ICE: Low Impact Sweat and XTrain: Low Impact Hiit.

This is a great little workout that provides a quick cardio blast and can be done all low impact. Cathe says it’s all low impact but she often ends up jumping the moves instead. However, you can obviously choose whether to stay all low impact or do some high impact too. I have done it both ways and either way it’s great fun.

The workout is only 35 minutes long so it’s good as an add-on workout or a standalone, if you are short on time. It’s definitely not the toughest cardio but I did get nicely sweaty and felt like I got some good movement into my day. I usually use this as an add-on though, as it feels a little light on its own.

The routine consists of seventeen cardio Hiit drills. All of the moves are easy to follow and are just one or two moves repeated for a set number of reps. None of the intervals are done for too long but just enough to get that heart rate up. For many of the drills you do two sets of the moves. Most of the exercises are straight cardio moves but there are a few more metabolic strength moves, using light dumbbells, mixed in too. This provided nice variety to the workout and so the time flew by.

Overall, this is a fun cardio workout that you can do either low or higher impact and provides a nice, quick cardio blast for days when you are short on time.

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The Workout

Low Impact Cardio Hiit is a cardio Hiit workout consisting of seventeen drills. Cathe used light dumbbells for this routine.

What You Need to Know

What you need to know: Instructor: Cathe Friedrich. Length: 35 mins. Equipment needed: 5# dumbbells. Fun Factor: 4/5. Sweat Factor: 3/5. Coordination: 2/5

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

The Moves

Low Impact Cardio Hiit is 35 minutes long and originally aired on 16th March 2017 (#140). The workout starts with a 5 minute warm-up before moving straight into the first Hiit drill.

  • Squat digs / double pulse lunges – 16x squat, 8x lunge, 16x squat & 8x lunge

  • Squat kick, squat lunge – two 5# dumbbells – 8 sets each side

  • 3 Rope climbs & 1 elbow strike – 8 sets each side

  • Weighted side to side sumo squats – one 5# dumbbell – 8 sets (1x double pulse & 2x singles) & 16 reps (singles)

  • Weighted side to side sumo squats – two 5# dumbbells – 8 sets (1x double pulse & 2x singles) & 16 reps (singles)

  • Long reach lunges - 32 reps (arms across) & 32 reps (arms towards the floor)

  • Side lunge, crossback lunge & side lunge – two 5# dumbbells – 8 sets each side

  • High/low punches (Cathe jumps these) – 32 reps each side

  • Explosive side to side lunges – one 5# dumbbell – 24 reps & 16 reps

  • Ground & pound – 8 reps (1st side) & 6 reps (2nd side)

  • Touch down reverse lunge & knee raise w overhead press – one 5# dumbbell – 16 reps each side

  • Dynamic squat abductions (hopping in between) – 2 sets of 32 reps

  • Forward pick up lunge (front lunge, setting db on ground, stand w/ knee raise & arms overhead, front lunge & pick up db & stand) – one 5# dumbbell – 12 sets each side

  • Sumo squat into side kick – 16 reps each side

  • Alternating squat & side kicks (fast) – 17 reps

  • Squat press (fast) – two 5# dumbbells – 3 sets of 16 reps

  • Puddle jumpers or lateral skates – 48 reps

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

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