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Fun, Different and Surprisingly Tough!
on April 8, 2006
Wow! I thought I was advanced with the heavy duty cardio and weight lifting (lots of Cathe stuff) I've been doing, but this workout had me crying for mercy! It's fun, it's ultra challenging and totally different than anything I've ever done! The cardio portion is only 17 min. long, but the 15 min. warm up before hand is no walk in the park. If you put some effort into the warm up, you could definitely consider it cardio, giving you 32 min. of cardio. The core work at the end is no traditional crunches and lifts. Some tough plank work, stability work on all fours, a deceptively easy-looking dead bug series, and some bridge work at the end that had me shaking! Throughout, there are yoga moves and a lot of balancing work. The entire workout is done barefoot, which actually makes it more challenging to keep your balance and stability. Stacey and her crew show three levels of each exercise, so it's do-able for anyone, but beginners will definitely be working extra hard! All in all, a well rounded workout, which is a good addition to your routine if you're mostly doing traditional stuff. Makes you realize how many muscles you have that you maybe aren't working. Beware, though, it is different, so if you're not into that, you may not like it. Also, there are plenty of squats in the warm up and cardio portions, but they are actually fun! Give it a try!