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Cathe Live Review: Touch Up Training (#294)

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Cathe Live Review: Touch Up Training (#294)

Touch Up Training is a more moderate intensity cardio and strength workout. This definitely isn’t one of Cathe’s toughest routines but it does work a little bit of everything.


The workout consists of rounds of one cardio interval followed by a few strength exercises for upper, lower body or core. The cardio is much more steady state and lower intensity than usual, and they are not high rep intervals. They include things, such as, jack & jabs, 3 leaps & 1 jack, fast scissors etc. As Cathe states the cardio is there more to get you moving and invigorate the body rather than provide Hiit-level cardio. They just got my heart rate up a little and helped to keep the workout a little more metabolic throughout.


The strength moves are a nice mix of different exercises using dumbbells, bodyweight and / or a gliding device. Cathe generally used lighter weights, than she sometimes does, as she said the tempo would be quicker. However, I didn’t really find that to be the case in the end so I think you could go heavier, if you wanted to. I did increase my weights on several of the exercises and would probably do so further in the future. For example, Cathe did a 1 arm overhead press, with a 15 pound dumbbell, and usually when she has done them in the past, she does them so fast that I feel like I can’t keep good form. However, this time she did it much slower and I actually felt the work properly on this one. The reps are generally not too high, usually 16 reps or less (a few exercises are more), but I did start to feel some of the work, particularly on the triceps. Cathe did have a couple of issues with counting from one side to the other so I have noted the differences below.


The workout ends with a few moves on the floor for chest and core. This was a nice way to finish out the routine, although again it wasn’t very high rep so it wasn’t a really challenging core segment but enjoyable nonetheless.


Overall, this is a fun and slightly lower intensity cardio and strength workout that’s good for a day when you just want to move your body rather than go all out.

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The Workout


Touch Up Training is a cardio and strength workout that ends with a few core exercises on the floor.

What You Need to Know

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

The Moves


Touch Up Training is 46 minutes long and originally aired on 23rd April 2020 (#294). The workout starts with a 5 minute warm-up, before a quick water break and then moving into the first cardio interval. Cardio moves shown in bold italics below.

  • Jump forward / back & quarter turn jump – 8 sets

  • Static lunges – two 15# Dbs – 16 reps each side

  • Deadlifts – two 15# Dbs (I used 20’s) – 18 reps (2/2 & 3/1 counts)

  • 3 Leaps (to side) & 1 jack – 12 sets

The next moves are one continuous set – Cathe used two 10# Dbs (I used 12’s):

  • Bicep curls – 8 reps

  • Bent over row – 4 reps

  • Hip hinge & back fly – 4 reps

  • Hammer curls – 8 reps

  • Hip hinge & back fly – 4 reps

  • Sweeper curls – 4 reps

  • Back flys – 7 reps

  • Hammer curls – 4 sets (1x 1 arm & 1x both arms)

  • Sweeper curls – 4 reps

  • Bicep curls – 4x both arms & 8 sets (1x 1 arm & 1x both arms)

  • 1 Arm row – Cathe used two 10# Dbs in one hand (I used 1x 20) – 16 reps each side

  • Fast scissors (arms up & down / bicep curls) – 64 reps

  • Front squats (Dbs between legs) – two 15# Dbs – 16 reps

  • 2 Front squats & 1 deadlift (Dbs between legs) – two 15# Dbs – 6 sets

  • Side slide pick up lunges – one 10# Db (I used 1x 12) & one gliding device – 16 reps

  • Side slide lunges (holding down in squat position – slide 1 leg out & in fast) – one gliding device – 8x slow & 16x fast

  • Side slide pick up lunges (other side) – one 10# Db (I used 1x 12) & one gliding device – 20 reps

  • Side slide lunges (other side) – one gliding device – 4x slow & 32x fast

  • Shuffle to side & punch (across the body) – 24 reps

  • Overhead tricep extensions – two 12# Dbs – 20 reps (2/2 count)

  • Tricep kickbacks – two 12# Dbs – 24 reps

  • Jack & jab – 24 reps & 16x jack only

  • Slide back lunges – two 8# Dbs (I used 10’s) & one gliding device – 16 reps

  • Sweeper lunges – one gliding device – 32 reps

  • Slide back lunges (other side) – two 8# Dbs (I used 10’s) & one gliding device – 16 reps

  • Sweeper lunges (other side) – one gliding device – 40 reps

  • Marching sumo squats – one 15# Db – 48 reps

  • Plyo Jacks – 16 reps

  • 1 Arm overhead press – one 15# Db – 16 reps each side

  • 3 Front raises & 1 bicep curl (Db held horizontally between the hands) – one 12# Db (I used 1x 15) – 4 sets

  • 1 Arm overhead press – one 15# Db – 17 reps (1st side) & 15 reps (2nd side)

  • 3 Front raises & 1 bicep curl – one 12# Db (I used 1x 15) – 6 sets

  • Squat & twist w/ knee lift – one 10# Db – 32 reps

  • Push-ups – mat – 16 reps

  • Chest flys w/ leg extensions – two 15# Dbs & mat (I used 20’s & did these on a step) – 16 reps

  • Plank shoulder taps / plank marches (out & in) – mat – 16x tap, 4x march, 32x tap & 8x march

  • Mermaid (1 leg bent in front of you, 1 bent behind you; slide 1 arm out & in w/ other reaching overhead) – one gliding devices & mat – 10 reps each side

  • Sit-ups (legs straight out & hands in guard position to touch elbows to thighs) – mat – 8 reps

  • Butterfly sit-ups (hands behind head & feet together w/ knees out to the side) – mat – 8 reps

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

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