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Cathe Live Review: Oh My Glutes

Cathe Live Review: Oh My Glutes

Wow what a workout! This is an amazing lower body focused routine that really worked my legs well but also gave me a good cardio challenge. I was absolutely drenched by the end of this workout! Although Oh My Glutes does have a few cardio lower body moves, mixed in, even when it was just pure strength exercises I was still breathing hard and my heart rate was up there. The nature of the exercises and the way you move quickly from one thing to the next means that it stays very metabolic throughout.

The workout is structured into rounds of four exercises, which are then repeated, before moving on to the next round. I matched Cathe’s weights for all of the moves and even though the heaviest she used was 15# dumbbells, I was still really feeling the work. Many of the moves are fairly high rep and are often done at a reasonable pace too. The exercises will be all very familiar but the sequencing is what makes this routine so effective. As a glute focused routine, there are obviously a lot of lunge variations in this Cathe Live, however, it still felt like there was lots of variety in the exercises. In addition, they often incorporate a gliding device (disc or wash cloth etc) to add to the challenge.

The rest periods are generally shorter than usual for a Cathe Live workout and you often just go from one move straight into the next, without a break, so you will definitely need all of your equipment close at hand.

Overall, I really loved this routine as it provided a highly metabolic lower body focused challenging workout that really worked me well. Also the time just flew by as you are moving quickly from one thing to the next. This is one I will definitely be doing again very soon!

(In case you are not familiar with Cathe Live – it is a streaming service from veteran fitness professional Cathe Friedrich, where she provides access to her live classes filmed at her gym in Jersey. Currently, there are over 230 workouts available in the archive, which you can access at any time and a new class is recorded nearly every week. More details are provided at the end of this article).

The Workout

Oh My Glutes is a metabolic strength workout that focuses on the glutes and lower body. It consists of 5 rounds of four exercise that are each repeated. There are three cardio lower body focused moves but the rest is pure fast paced strength exercises.

What You Need to Know

What you need to know: Instructor: Cathe Friedrich. Length: 56 mins. Equipment needed:  10, 12, 15# dumbbells & gliding device. Optional Lifting gloves. Fun Factor: 4/5. Sweat Factor: 4/5. Coordination: 2/5

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

The Moves

Oh My Glutes is 56 minutes long and originally aired on 22nd February 2018. The workout starts with a fairly long and very active 5 minute warm up. This includes lunge kick / lunge / stand and air squats, which really get the heart rate up before you even start! (Cardio shown in Bold Italics below).

Round 1

Plie squat to lunge to side
  • Explosive side to side lunges – one 10# db

  • Side lunge & abduct

  • Squat toss (in sumo squat push dumbbell forward while squatting & alternate side to side) – one 10# db

  • Plie squat & lunge to side (with little jumps)

(Repeat 4 above)

Round 2

Rowing forward lunges
  • Rowing forward lunge – one 10# db

  • Alternating pivoting & side sumo squat combo – one 15# db

  • Side slide pick-up lunges (putting db on the floor & picking it back up) – one 15# db & one gliding device

  • Slide back lunges – two 10# dbs & one gliding device

(Repeat 4 above)

Round 3

Pulsing static lunges
  • Plie pick-up squats (setting each db on the floor & then picking them back up while doing plie squats) – two 15# dbs

  • Squats – two 15# dbs

  • Deadlifts – two 15# dbs

  • Pulsing static lunge – two 12# dbs

(Repeat 4 above)

Round 4

Single leg deadlift
  • Single leg deadlifts – one 15# db (held horizontally)

  • Pulsing alternating lunges – one 15# db

  • Diagonal lunges – two 12# dbs

  • Warrior lunges – one gliding device

(Repeat 4 above)

Round 5

Front lunge & knee raise
  • Front lunges & knee raise (do a front lunge then raise knee as you stand) – two 12# dbs

  • Side slide lunge – one 15# db & one gliding device

  • Curtsey lunges – 1st set – two 12# dbs & one gliding device. 2nd set – one 15# db (no gliding device)

  • Hammer punch lunge & knee raise

(Repeat 4 above)

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

Take Action

Try it today! Cathe Live is a streaming service available from – you can subscribe to monthly ($9.99 pm), six monthly or yearly plans and has over 230 live workouts in the archive for you to access at any time.

If you liked this workout, check out my review of Cathe LITE – Stacked Sets Lower Body – HERE.

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