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Cathe Live Review: Total Body Sizzle (#349)

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Cathe Live Review: Total Body Sizzle (#349)


Total Body Sizzle is a high energy cardio and metabolic strength workout. This one definitely left me pretty drenched and nicely worked, however, for me it wasn’t the most fun routine. I really liked the metabolic strength exercises but the cardio included several moves that I am not that keen on, including air jacks, tuck jumps, high reaching pop squats, lifted abductions etc. Therefore, although it’s a great workout, I probably wouldn’t return to it as Cathe has so many more fun routines IMHO.


This workout consists of twenty different exercises, alternating cardio intervals with metabolic strength moves, and then ends with a short core section on the mat. The cardio moves are all straight forward intervals, which are done for a certain number of reps or time. The workout starts with a bang, as you move straight from the warm-up into jacks, galloping jacks and air jacks so be ready to work hard from the outset. Each interval is done for a reasonable amount of time so you will definitely be feeling them. They are definitely a little longer than some of Cathe’s most recent ones so don’t make the mistake, like me, of thinking you will be done after 16 reps on everything - as I found that both the high reaching pop squats and the tuck jump combo were done for far longer than I was hoping for!


The metabolic strength exercises are a really good mix of different moves that target all of the various muscle groups. You are often combining moves again, such as, sumo squats with bicep curls or static lunge with overhead tricep extensions so the weights are generally a bit lighter than usual.Cathe used from 5 to 15 pounds and although I used heavier on some moves, I didn’t use anything above 15 pounds either. The reps are a little higher than usual, often between 12 - 24 reps, plus the pace is sometimes a little faster too so I think you would struggle to use really heavy weights for this but to be honest that’s not the aim of this routine. This is more about getting the heart rate up and incorporating some toning for the muscles, which given the nature and pace of the routine it definitely did.


The workout ends with core on the floor that includes six different exercises to target the core from different angles. I rather enjoyed this section, it wasn’t that challenging but it did provide some interesting core moves.


Overall, a fast paced cardio and metabolic strength workout that targets the whole body.


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The Workout

Total Body Sizzle is a cardio and metabolic strength workout that alternates cardio blasts with total body metabolic exercises and ends with core work.


What You Need to Know

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


The Moves

Total Body Sizzle is 41 minutes long and originally aired on 17th June 2021 (#349). The workout starts with a 5:30 minute warm-up, before moving straight into the first cardio blast. Cardio moves shown in bold italics below.


  • Jacks / galloping jacks / jacks / air jacks – 4 sets (4 of each)

  • Plie squat w/ upright row – two 12# Dbs – 24 reps

  • Long reach lunges – 32 reps

  • 1x Hinge & double arm rows / 2x hip huggers – two 15# Dbs – 7 sets

  • Lifted squat abductions – 40 reps

  • Sumo squat & 1 arm bicep curl – one 15# Db – 12x singles & 2x 3 curls

  • Opposite hand to foot toe tap & explode (reach 1 hand to opposite foot then reach up & lift on toes) – 24 reps

  • Alternating lunge & lateral raise / lunge & front arc – two 5# Dbs – 8x lat raise, 4x 3 lat raise & 8x arcs

  • 1x Lunge jump & 2x fast scissors – 24 sets

  • Static lunge & overhead tricep extension – one 12# Db – 2x 8 reps & 8x 2 reps

  • High reaching pop squats – 27 reps

  • Push-ups – mat – 3 sets (4x singles & 2x 1/3 count)

  • Shuffle, shuffle, drop – 24 reps

  • Kettlebell swing & double arm lat pulldown – two 8# Dbs (I used 10’s) – 12 reps

  • 2 Heels (hopping) / jack / tuck jump – 16 sets

  • Lean back lunge & halo – one 10# Db (I used 1x 12) – 16 reps

  • Lateral hops & jump up – one 8# Db – 24 reps

  • Alternating step out sumo squat & overhead press – two 10# Dbs – 16 reps

  • Lateral skates – 56 reps

  • Tricep push-ups (knees) – mat – 20 reps


Core On Mat at 30:42 minutes

  • Sit-up & serve (arms forward) / sit-up & overhead press – two 5# Dbs & mat – 8x serve & 8x OH press

  • Swinging heel taps (alternating side to side heel touches) – mat – 28 reps

  • Plank foot tap to shoulder (in plank tap alternating foot to outside of shoulder) – mat – 20 reps

  • Sit-up & 1 arm bridge – mat – 13 reps

  • Side elbow plank hip dips – mat – 16 reps each side

  • Sit-up to leg taps (sit-up & bring both feet in towards bottom) – mat – 6 sets (2x 1 leg & 1x both legs)

  • Superman swimmers – mat – 8 reps & 8 reps w/ lift


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


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