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Cathe Live Review: Mad Hatter Madness (#368)

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Cathe Live Review: Mad Hatter Madness (#368)


Mad Hatter Madness is a fast paced, metabolic conditioning workout that was filmed near Halloween. As it’s the holidays, Cathe and crew are all dressed up in fun costumes with Cathe as the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. Some of the costumes of the class members are also really good with witches, skeletons and even a bumble bee!


The workout consists of five different rounds. The first four rounds all start with a cardio drill but the last is just metabolic strength exercises. The cardio drills are not too tough or done for very long but are just enough to get that heart rate up a little and keep it there for the whole routine. These include pop squats, touch down jacks etc so nothing too challenging.


Each round also includes a number of metabolic conditioning exercises that target the whole body. Most are compound moves and so work both your upper and lower body at the same time. Cathe used 5 to 15 pounds and I generally used the same, as this is a faster paced routine and the reps are sometimes a little higher. The exercises are a mix of standing and floor based moves plus a few for the core so it’s a well-rounded routine overall.


Overall, a quite enjoyable metabolic conditioning workout that includes a little bit of everything to work the whole body.


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The Workout

Mad Hatter Madness is a metabolic conditioning workout that consists of five rounds. Each of the first four rounds include one cardio interval and a number of metabolic strength exercises. The last round is just metabolic strength.


What You Need to Know

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


The Moves

Mad Hatter Madness is 43 minutes long and originally aired on 28th October 2021 (#368). The workout starts with a 6 minute warm-up, before a quick water break and then moving into the first round. You will need to have your equipment handy as you will moving quite quickly from one thing to the next. Cardio moves shown in bold italics below.


Round 1

  • Pop squats – 32 reps

  • Crossback lunges – two 10# Dbs (I used 12’s) – 4 sets (4x 3 pulses (on 1 side) & 8x alternating)

  • Deadlifts to sweeper curl – two 15# Dbs – 8 sets (1 of each)

  • 1 Arm bicep curl – one 12# Db (I used 1x15) – 16 reps each side

  • 1 Arm bicep curl balancing on 1 leg – one 10# Db (I used 1x12) – 12 reps each side

  • Windmills – two 5# Dbs – 9 reps each side


Round 2

  • Quarter turn jump & 2 squat jumps – 8 sets

  • Pendulum lunges (fwd & back) – one 15# Db – 10 sets each side

  • Sumo squat & upright row – two 12# Dbs – 20 reps

  • Hip hinge & rear delt fly – two 10# Dbs – 4x singles, 2x 3’s, 2x 7’s, 2x 3’s & 4x alternating

  • Crab kicks – 24 reps


Round 3

  • 8 Puddle jumps / 4 lateral skates & reach up – 3 sets

  • Squat curl & press – two 10# Dbs – 16 sets

  • Lunge & overhead tricep extension – one 12# Db – 16 reps each side

  • Walkout to 2 push-ups – mat – 45 seconds (your own pace)


Round 4

  • Touch down jacks – 21 reps

  • Deadlift / step out sumo squat pulse – two 15# Dbs – 8 sets

  • Alternating side lunge (putting down & picking up Dbs) – two 10# Dbs (I used 12’s) – 26 reps

  • 1 Arm row – two 12# Dbs in one hand (I used 1x25) – 16 reps each side

  • Standing side bends – two 10# Dbs in one hand (I used 1x20) – 16 reps each side

  • Standing overhead side bend – one 10# Db – 12 reps


Round 5

  • Lateral raises – two 8# Dbs – 18 reps

  • Lateral raises – two 5# Dbs – singles, 1.5’s & 3.5’s

  • Bicep curl drop set – two 15# Dbs – 8 reps

  • Bicep curl drop set – two 12# Dbs – 10 reps

  • Bicep curl drop set – two 10# Dbs – 12 reps

  • Sit-up w/ chest fly – two 5# Dbs & mat – 12 reps

  • Lying 1 arm tricep push-ups – mat – 16 reps each side


The workout ends with a 2:30 minute cool down and stretch.


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