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Cathe Live Review: Mish Mosh Legs (#74)

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Cathe Live: Mish Mosh Legs

Cathe Live Review: Mish Mosh Legs (#74)

Mish Mosh Legs is a pretty challenging, lower body strength workout that start standing and ends with floor work. This is a great routine that challenged my lower body nicely.

The workout is a mix of more metabolic strength exercises and higher rep endurance moves. There is a pretty good cardio factor, for most of the workout, and the variety of exercises makes the time fly by. You start with lighter or non-weighted lower body exercises before moving into slightly heavier weight, more tradition strength work alternated with those using the resistance loop. Some of these exercises were very high rep and I was really starting to feel them. Cathe’s counting is a little off on three of the moves (standing hamstring press / curl and two floor work exercises – details shown below) and these, of course, tend to be the higher rep moves. The weights used were also a little more moderate overall but I generally found they generally worked well and just increased on a few.

After the standing lower body exercises, you then move onto floor work, using the resistance loop. I found all of these moves very challenging, as I used a heavier resistance loop for each of them, and they really burned out my muscles. You end this segment with 1 leg hamstring presses and these finished totally frying my lower body.

Overall, an excellent and tough lower body strength workout that will nicely burn out all the muscles in your lower body.

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The Workout

Mish Mosh Legs is a lower body strength workout that starts standing and ends with floorwork. Cathe used moderate dumbbells, a medium tension resistance loop (I used heavy resistance) and a mat for this routine. (I also used a step platform, for the last exercise, to rest my heel on rather than a dumbbell).

What You Need to Know

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

The Moves

Mish Mosh Legs is 50 minutes long and originally aired on 29thOctober 2015 (#74). The workout starts with a pretty active and long 10:30 minute warm-up, before a quick water break and the moving into the first weighted lower body move.

Standing Lower Body

  • Squat & overhead press - one 10# Db – 12 reps & 4x 3’s

  • Pulsing static lunge / pulsing squat - one 10# Db– 8 sets (1x 7 pulse lunge & 1x 7 pulse squat)

  • Step out squats (step out 3 times to side) – one 10# Db (I used 1x 15) – 18 sets

  • Wide squat / static lunge combo – 8 sets (4x pulse squat & 4x pulse lunge. Add hops every other set)

  • Crossback lunges - one 15# Db – 4x 15 pulse, 4x 7 pulse, 4x 3 pulse & 8x singles

  • Deadlifts – two 15# Dbs & resistance loop (is around ankles ready for next exercise) – 18 reps

  • Standing hamstring press (foot flexed) / hamstring curl (toe pointed) – resistance loop (around ankle & under 1 foot) – 40x press & 48x curl

  • Deadlifts – two 15# Dbs & resistance loop – 18 reps

  • Standing hamstring press / hamstring curl (other side) – resistance loop – 32x press, 64x curl & 32x press

  • Walking lunges & plie pulses – two 10# Dbs– 6 sets

  • Lateral plie walks – two 10# Dbs – 8 sets

  • Static lunges - one 15# Db – 2x 23 pulses, 2x 15 pulses & 6x 7 pulses

  • Hover squats - one 15# Db – 4 sets of 15 pulses

  • Single leg deadlift – one 15# Db (I used 2x 15) – 12 reps

  • Hover squats - one 15# Db – 4 sets of 15 pulses

  • Single leg deadlift (other side) – one 15# Db (I used 2x 15) – 12 reps

  • Side steps (firewalkers) – resistance loop (around ankles) – 24 sets (4 steps to side)

Quick stretch & get out mat at 47 minutes

Floor Work on mat

  • Outer thigh presses (lying on back, straight legs up in the air w/ loop around ankles, press legs out & pulse) – resistance loop & mat – 10x 3 pulses, 2x 7 pulses & 8x singles

  • Hydrants (resistance loop around ankles; get on all 4s & cross ankles then raise top bent leg behind you to hip level & pulse) – resistance loop & mat – 43x pulses. 16x pulses & 16 x pulses (1st side). 32x pulses. 16x pulses & 16x pulses (2ndside)

  • Elbow plank march (in & out) – resistance loop (around ankles) & mat – 20 reps (fast & slower)

  • One leg glute press (lay on back, 1 foot on Db, other leg raised to ceiling, raise & lower hips) – one heavy Db to rest heel on (I used a step platform) & mat – 64 reps (1st side) & 72 reps (2ndside)

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

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