Monday, May 2, 2016

Cathe ICE Review: Metabolic Total Body


I recently bought Cathe's newest series ICE. ICE stands for Intermediate Conditioning Extreme. The set includes seven DVDs in one sturdy plastic DVD case. The DVDs also contain five "Muscle Meltdown" workout, two ab workouts, and five "Blizzard Blast" workouts. The Muscle Meltdowns are short body part specific all strength routines. The Blizzard Blasts are shorter, original footage workouts. You can read all of my ICE reviews here.

ICE: Metabolic Total Body
Cathe Friedrich, 2016

Cathe leads this 48 min aerobic weight training workout in her studio with 4 backgrounders. Some modifications options are offered. You will need dumbbells for this workout. It is fully chaptered, contains premixes, ICY Core 1, a Blizzard Blast, and Muscle Meltdown Chest.

After a warm-up, exercises include curtsy clean & press, squat & overhead press, plie & upright row adding a snatch, lunge & row, kettlebell swing & abduction, lunge with curl & press, deadlift & squat, single leg deadlift with alternating front raise, lunge & twist, pushups, plyo squat -clean & press- overhead tri extension, squat & reverse curl, lunge & kickbacks, static lunge with overhead tri extension, sumo & bi curl, lunge & side raise, squat twists, squat punches, and a cooldown stretch.

Cathe uses 8-10's, going a little heavier I rate this a hi intermediate routine. You can easily adjust your poundage to modify the workout up or down. Lots of multi-muscle moves that get your heart rate up and accomplish a lot. This is a good pace, with lots of variety so no "repping to death" here. Cathe does a great job of working all the muscle groups. I did not receive this DVD to review.

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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Voices for Casa Superhero 5k & Kids 1K

Here is my race collage for Sundays 5k. Kids did the 1k and I did the 5k. It is definitely too hot already this year. Will be my last for this running season. Next year I will probably end it at Pride, which is early April. Fun race though & plenty to do for the kids. 



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Friday, April 29, 2016

RIPPEDISM: The Cellar Legs Review


RIPPEDISM is a 60 day program consisting of 17 streaming workouts available on the RIPPEDISM website.  The workouts are perfect for home use and dont require a lot of space or equipment. The RIPPEDISM workouts are only 35 minutes each, but they are intense, modifications are available! With the RIPPEDISM program you will get everything you need to get ripped in only 60 days, and the best part, the program is only $19.95! You retain access to the streaming package when you purchase, it does not cut off in 60 days!!! Read all my RIPPEDISM reviews here.

RIPPEDISM: The Cellar Legs 
Jeff Hirsh and Stu Lopoten, 2016

Stu & Jeff both lead this 33 min routine, alternating performing exercises, and training. They work out in a brick studio with one backgrounder who uses lighter weights & offers somee modifications. You will need a variety of dumbbells for this routine.

This routine is 45 seconds weight work followed by 15 seconds break, with some one minute breaks throughout. After a warm-up, exercises include: squats, curtsy pulses, wall sit variations, speed skater, bridge pulses, single leg squat, chair pose hops, calf raise variations, sump to calf raises, weighted moguls on toes, narrow static lunges, drop squat to calf raise, sumo jacks to floor touch, single leg bridge, single leg hop, chair pose, 
and a cool-down & stretch.

I rate this a lower advanced workout following the boys, mostly strength, calf heavy, & a little cardio. I like that they use weights for all the moves, even the bridge work. The interval format allows you to give it your all for 45 seconds and then quickly recover, and the one minute breaks are nice. The timed intervals also allow you to go at your own pace & you can really heavy up if you want to. Great for most all fitness levels. I received this workout to review.


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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

HUGE Mamma Chia Giveaway: Organic Chia Products That Are Good For Your Soul!

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As you know, Im a HUGE fan of Mamma Chia - THE company for all things chia seeds. They make an awesome new green drink for health-conscious souls seeking an extra dose of vitality! Mamma Chia is the undeniable drink of choice for anyone looking to get the most nutritional bang for you buck in a delicious drink. Infused with ancient wisdom and powered by one of the world’s healthiest whole foods, Mamma Chia provides sustained energy to power your soul’s purpose. Organic ingredients and full of omega-3's - Mamma Chia really is a super food power house! They make these fab Chia Squeeze pouches, that are amazingly yummy and even my 8 year old niece loves them. AND they now have a delicious, super nutritious Granola Clusters. all All of Mama Chia's amazing products are Non-GMO, gluten-free, Vegan, Kosher, and USDA Certified Organic.


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    I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.  I can not be held responsible for user errors in entering this contest, shipping errors, postage errors, damage in transit, or undelivered prizes. Contest open worldwide. NO PO Boxes. Four winners will be chosen randomly using Rafflecoptor.  Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Interview with UK Based Pilates Educator, Julie Driver




    Read below to learn more about Julie Driver, she is a pilates instructor (and so much more!) at her UK based Pilates studio. Rehabilitation has a particular resonance for her.  In early 2008 she suffered a debilitating ski injury.  After the trauma to her leg and several operations she was left temporarily wheelchair bound. Doctors warned recovery could take years and would leave her with a permanent limp. Pilates and 9 months later she was walking limp-free. Thank you Joseph Pilates. She now works with Body Control Pilates and specializes in lower limb trauma and compensatory movement patterns. Julie Driver enjoys working with clients of all ages and fitness levels, ranging from sports professionals and performing artists to desk-bound professionals and clients looking to improve their general fitness.


    Lindsey: Please tell us about your fitness background and What inspired you to pursue Pilates as your career?
    Julie: At school I was on the hockey and volleyball team and I rode regularly, which included showjumping and cross country riding at a local level. My journey into Pilates began almost by accident. I’d heard of it through dancer friends who were regularly attending classes at a studio in Central London.

    The only early morning classes at my gym on Sundays were beginners Pilates classes, so when my golf playing husband dropped me off on his way to his club, that’s what I did!

    I loved it and swiftly became a regular, signing up to classes 2-3 times a week. At this point gym based classes were my only exposure to Pilates.

    But it was when my father died unexpectedly in 1999, I realized I wanted a career change; a new outlook. I applied to Body Control Pilates and became a teacher trainee and the rest as they say, is history.

    Lindsey: You had a devastating injury that left you wheelchair bound. Please tell us about how you used Pilates as rehabilitation and your successes with that.
    Julie: I’m not sure anything can prepare you for an accident of that magnitude. I had four operations within 7 days and the remarkable team at Lionsgate hospital in Vancouver saved my left leg.

    After 3 weeks unable to move I had lost a lot of weight and muscle mass and I was very weak. Due to the extent of the damage and the skin grafts I had to be non-weight bearing for almost 6 months and my leg had to be constantly elevated (unless I was moving around) to enable the grafts to ‘take”. I knew that if I did not apply myself to my exercises, the Doctors prediction of “9 months to walk again and a permanent limp” would come true!

    By the time of my accident I had been teaching for 8 years and I had my own apparatus. My husband moved my Reformer and Tower into the bedroom and I would go from the bed to the apparatus to do my physio.

    I worked on my own two or three times a day and then I had a wonderful physio who came twice a week and stayed for over two hours each time to really put me through my paces. I was determined to would make a full recovery.
    I’m certain that the Pilates equipment hastened my recovery as I was able to continue exercising and building my strength without having to weight bear through my left leg.

    Lindsey: Do you use Pilates as your only workout genre or do you engage in other forms of exercise?
    Julie: Currently Pilates is my only regular scheduled class in my diary. However, I run, skip, jump and trampoline with my children so I rarely sit still. I have promised myself that 2016 will be the year I return to horse-riding!

    Lindsey: Do you believe in the "no pain, no gain" form of exercise or do you feel that intense workouts should also be a part of our fitness routines?
    Julie: Tough question! I think this is down to the individuals choice of exercise modality. I have Pilates teachers who can make me want to vomit with exertion, yet I’m only executing a small movement but because the exercise is so specific to my needs that its exhausting and I may well ache the next day!

    Having been through rehabilitation I know that there are different kinds of pain. My physio used to make me scream with pain to the extent my Mother had to leave the house when he arrived.

    This was a necessary pain that I needed to go through to achieve my goal and return my leg to a fully functioning limb. Often people quit their rehab too early “because it hurts” not recognizing that a certain level of pain can indicate a change for the better and progress.

    I’m also certain that when I return to riding I will ache the next day simply from my body being unused to being back in the saddle. Pain can be from muscles experiencing new use, disuse, misuse and over-use.

    If a form of exercise works for you and you are feeling the benefit, then go for it! Listen to your body.
    Lindsey: You teach classes in your studio, offer online courses, & Sype classes as well. 
    Julie: There’s no such thing as a “typical” class. If I’m teaching a 1-1 it will be tailored to the individual in front of me. What they need at that moment in time, using a mix of mat-work and apparatus exercises.

    The content of a Skype lesson is again down to the individual, though if they do not have access to the apparatus we will work with the mat or the small equipment that they have wherever they are based.

    My online classes are currently available on Pilates Anytime and I’m always delighted to travel to host studios and present my workshops.

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    I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    Giveaway: Three Award Winning NeoCell Products #Collagen


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    I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.  I can not be held responsible for user errors in entering this contest, shipping errors, postage errors, damage in transit, or undelivered prizes. Contest open worldwide. NO PO Boxes. Four winners will be chosen randomly using Rafflecoptor.  Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.