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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Exercise for 8-17-10 Kick, Punch & Crunch (kickboxing) with Cathe

The past few days have been quite busy for me and will continue to be, so I won't be posting as much this week. I probably won't have to time to workout let alone do post-worthy makeup looks. My parents-in-law are visiting this week (they should be here this afternoon) so I don't want to take time away from them by working out all the time or doing makeup looks. As soon as they leave, I will get back on track with kicking my butt and making myself look prettay.

This is the workout I did yesterday. Kick, Punch and Crunch

Kick, Punch & Crunch This workout is 68 minutes long. It starts with a warm up of 7 minutes and gradually moves into a faster paced warm up which I refer to as intermediate intensity (since it really starts to pick up the intensity toward the end of it). After the 13 minute mark, you will really kick it up to high intensity levels for another 20 to 25 minutes. During this time you will be doing kickbox conditioning drills which are put in an interval style format of pushing hard, recovering briefly and pushing hard again. This segment is mostly high impact, however, there are also some high intensity low impact drills included (the last drill, one of the hardest, is HIGH intensity, LOW impact, at its best,....Hammer Punch with a drop lunge into a Knee Smash....24 per side, yikes). After this segment, you are good and fried, however, the show must go on You/we will then do three punching and kicking combinations. Each one consists of a punching combination (ex: double jab high, double jab low, a triple jab/cross/jab and then a cross punch with hesitation), followed by a kicking combination (ex: knee chamber, into roundhouse kick, into drop squat back, into jump roundhouse kick forward). This segment also keeps the heart rate up because each combination features jump kicks. Now we move on to ab work on the stability ball. We will do crunches, wood chops with weight (optional), and pikes with knee rolls. Finally, its time to enjoy a nice relaxing stretch with a soothing Asian melody. By the way, the other parts of the soundtrack are all instrumental with a strong downbeat to suit the mood of the movement. I brought the ever so motivating song "I WANNA ROCK" into this workout and you will hear it on your first punck/kick combination. Get ready to SWEAT!!!!! 
Kick, Punch & Crunch Format: Warm- up 7 min., Intermediate intensity drills 7 ½ min., High intensity drills 18 min., Combo #1 8 min., Combo #2 7 min., Combo #3 6 min., Stability ball abs 7 min., Stretch 5 ½ min., Total = 68 min

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My thoughts:
I love this workout! I'm not a huge fan of cardio but I love this DVD so much. It's fun and full of energy. I've done this one so much that it's not a huge challenge like it used to be. I used to dread doing it as it usually burned me out and I felt like I would need to sleep for 2 days to recover. Now it's a normal workout for me and I can do it all the way though without feeling like I'm going to die. Afterward I'm left feeling energized and pumped. I'm not even sore from it today but it's still an awesome workout for me. The abs part with the ball is fairly evil though (as you can see from the video). But I love kicking my own ass...or abs. Hee hee. 

Check her stuff out if you are interested! 
Cathe just came out with some new DVD's but I'm not sure if I will order them just yet. Thanks to a post by  Betty Ray, I just got Insanity with Shaun T. So I wanted to try that for a while before getting more stuff I won't be able to use for some time. I just watched some of it yesterday and it looks fun and promising. Oh yeah, it looks insane too...weee!



  1. Hi Blix - thanks for the shout out. I'm so glad you're going to try Insanity. Can't wait to hear what you think! You've got me wanting this DVD here so I'll be ordering that to try out.
    Enjoy your in-laws and I know I'll be here looking for your pretty face when they go back home. :)

  2. The visit with the in-laws was GREAT! They are such sweet people.
    I probably won't really start the series until I can really commit to following the schedule. Hopefully soon!