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You’re gonna burn enough calories doing this workout that you won’t feel an ounce of guilt about anything you put in your mouth for the rest of the day. This workout supercharges your metabolism for at least 24 hours.
I recommend Intensity by Cathe Friedrich ALL. THE. TIME.
You only need one piece of equipment—an aerobic step like this:
Anyone can figure out the choreography.
The routine is challenging, fun, and effective.
Intensity is an incredible cardio workout for women. It’s sure to be one of your favorite (and most challenging) cardio workouts in your home library of routines.
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Here’s what Intensity looks like (you won’t need any weights in the main routine):
There are 4 sections in the main workout of Intensity.
Let me tell you what you need to know to crush this workout…
I give Intensity a Simple+ for the choreography rating (slightly harder than simple) because Cathe doesn’t ‘teach’ you the steps in the segments. She jumps right into the combo.
However, the segments are short and you repeat them a few times (so it’s slightly more difficult than the easiest choreography but not quite as hard as my Experienced or Ace rating).
Also, the step routine is only the first part of this workout. The next two sections don’t use a step and the choreography there is easy (the workout is intense, though) so I don’t want anyone to hesitate to purchase this routine because of the choreography rating. Anyone can conquer these moves after a few attempts.
In fact, Intensity is a great choice if you’re looking for a fun workout that uses the step but doesn’t have a lot of lengthy and complex choreography.
This is a phenomenal cardio workout. The title says it perfectly. It’s INTENSE (notice how many calories I burned in under an hour).
There are 8 premix workouts (additional routines) in the Intensity program: Maximum Intensity (my favorite premix), Step + HiiT (hi) + Boot Camp, Step + HiiT (lo) + Boot Camp, Timesaver-Step + HiiT (hi), Timesaver-Step + HiiT (lo), Timesaver-Step + Boot Camp, Timesaver-Double HiiT + Boot Camp, Timesaver-HiiT (lo) + Boot Camp.
Remember to read to the end for tips on every section in the Intensity program as well as links to a few places you can find this routine.
The warm-up is a few basic step moves to get your legs warm and your heart beating. There’s no stretch in the warm-up.
The first section in the main workout uses your aerobic step with one riser (on each side).
Cathe immediately begins the first high-impact step segment followed by a power move. There are several of these short combinations followed by a cardio blast move. This whole section is high-impact and tough.
Be ready for air jacks.
This section is very similar to the first cardio step segment but harder. The pattern is similar to the beginning with a short step routine followed by an intensity blast.
After each blast there’s a short break.
The blast moves:
Move your step. You won’t need it (or any equipment) for the rest of the workout. You’re doing amazing.
*If you stopped the video right here for some reason you’d have a good workout under your belt today.
This section uses a countdown clock. Love that!
There are 8 high-impact moves you do for about a minute followed by a short break.
You’re done with this section! You’re awesome!
Cathe does a great stretch. You need it and will be happy you did it. Don’t skip it.
I recommend Intensity to my friends a lot. With all the premixes you’re getting a lot of phenomenal workouts.
If you do one of the premixes with the Boot Camp segment you’ll even get some resistance training. Don’t be intimidated by the step. You can do it!
And you can access ALL of Cathe Friedrich’s routines with a membership to Cathe on Demand. (This is how I get all of her workouts.)
You can read more about it in this article, Everything You Need to Know About Cathe Live and Cathe on Demand.
Have YOU tried Intensity?? Please tell me what you think about it in the comment section!
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