Cathe Live Review: You Can Do Anything For A Minute (#98)
Cathe Live Review: You Can Do Anything For A Minute (#98)
You Can Do Anything For A Minute is a tough cardio and strength workout that will definitely get you sweating.
The workout consists of a random mix of cardio blasts and strength exercises. This is a pretty challenging routine and I was definitely feeling it. You move very quickly from one thing to the next so you heart rate never really drops. Also many of the strength exercises also have a cardio effect so it is pretty non-stop. The idea is that you do each move for a minute and then move onto something else. Therefore, there is lots of variety and the workout flew by. However, it is not quite as brutal as it could have been, as for many of the moves you do several sets, within the minute, taking very quick breaks in between.
The cardio intervals are a mix of floor based plyometric type moves, some using a resistance loop, and cardio blasts on the step. There is no choreography they are just one move repeated for a number of reps and then often for two or more sets. Some of these really got me breathing harder and pushing through. Some are a little kinder though, such as, plunge lunges on the step so it’s not all out, all of the time.
The strength work is a mix of upper, lower body, core and compound moves. These are all pretty high rep as, in theory, you are doing them for a minute. I haven’t timed all of them but I think most are roughly around that length. For some of the exercises you just do the move for the whole minute and others you break it up into sets. The only body part that was not targeted was the back, which is a shame, but everything else is hit at least once. The strength work uses your own bodyweight, a barbell (I used dumbbells and a 25# kettlebell (for plie squats) throughout), dumbbells and resistance tubing and loop. Therefore, it is a nice mix of heavier and more moderate weight strength training. I did increase on a few of the exercises but found Cathe’s weight worked well for many of the exercises.
(Two things to note – the warm up for this one seemed a little short to me and did not really get me ready for the cardio to come. For some reason it is not such an active warm-up and Cathe does a lot of static stretching instead of her usually more dynamic movements. So in future, I would probably do a little more warming up before starting this video. In addition, the stretch at the end also skimped on stretching for the upper body and given the amount of strength training I added on a few extra stretches at the end too).
Overall, this is an intense cardio and strength workout that targets the whole body and challenges you with a variety of training methods.
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You Can Do Anything For A Minute is a tough cardio and strength workout.
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(Rating scale – 1= lowest & 5 = highest).
You Can Do Anything For A Minute is 50 minutes long and originally aired on 21st April 2016 (#98). The workout starts with a 3 minute warm-up, before moving straight into the first cardio blast on the step. The step, with two risers on each side, is set up vertically on your right at the start of the workout. You will need to make sure you have all of your equipment handy, as you will be moving quickly from one thing to the next. Cardio moves shown in bold italics below.
Swim lunges – step – 64 reps
Squats alternated w/ bicep curls – two 10# Dbs (I used 12’s) – 15 reps
Snowboards – 2 sets of 16 reps & 1 set of 8 reps
Jumping jacks – resistance loop (around ankles) – 48 reps
Crossback lunges & overhead press – two 12# Dbs– 8x 3 reps & 4x singles
Plunge lunges – step – 64 reps
Sumo squat drop / tricep extension combo – two 10# Dbs – 9 sets
Jump forward / back & ‘attack’ – resistance loop (around ankles) – 8 sets, 6 sets & 4 sets
Deadlifts - 45# barbell (I used 2x 22# Dbs) – 12 reps (2/2) & 12 reps (3/1)
Tricep kickbacks – resistance tubing – 8 reps & 32x pulses
High reaching pop squats – 3 sets of 10 reps
Side steps (firewalkers) – resistance loop – 12 sets & 4 sets (4 steps & 4x singles)
Wide stance deadlifts - 45# barbell (I used 2x 22# Dbs) – 14 reps (3/1)
Change barbell to 25 pounds
Dynamic front lunge raises (lunge & knee lift w lateral raise) – two 5# Dbs – 4 sets of 3’s. 8 sets of singles.
Straddle knee raise & overhead press / front punch (standing on step, straddle down & when stepping back on step - knee raise & overhead press, alternate sides) – two 5# Dbs & step – 35 reps (with varying arm movements)
Bicep curls - 25# barbell (I used 2x 15# Dbs) – 12 reps & hold ½ way (for a long time)
Squats - 25# barbell (I used 2x 20# Dbs) – lots of reps (partials, pulsing, singles)
Lateral raises - resistance tubing (I used 2x 5# Dbs instead) – 20x 1 arm, 8x both, 2x 7 pulses (1 arm), 2x 7 pulses (both), 4x 1 arm & 4x both
Plyo jacks / touch down jacks – 4 sets (4 of each)
Lateral side lunge circles – one 8# Db (I used 1x 10)– 16 reps
Push up hops on step – step – 4x 4’s, 8x 2’s & 8x singles
Plie squats - 25# barbell (I used 25# kettlebell)– lots of reps (singles, pulsing etc)
Narrow grip band pulls – resistance tubing – 152 pulses
Straddle jumps – step – 12 reps, 12 reps & 4 reps
Push-ups – mat – 8 reps. 8 reps (w/ shoulder tap in between). 2 sets of 5 reps (staggered arms)
1 Leg abduction & front raise – one 8# Db (I used 1x 10) & step – 16 reps each side
Tricep kickbacks in plank – one 10# Db & mat – 12 reps each side & 6 reps each side
Side plank hip dips – mat – 16 reps each side
The workout ends with a 2 minute cool down and stretch.
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