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.
There are two eighteen minute routines on this DVD. You can play together with the w/u & c/d for a 46 low impact cardio workout. Cathe leads in her studio with 4 backgrounders. You will need light dumbbells, a step,and a mat (used as a guide) for this workout. It is fully chaptered, contains premixes, ICY Core 2, Muscle Meltdown Back, and a Blizzard Blast. You will perform 1-2 sets of 8 - 12 reps of each exercise.
Routine 1: pull & pound, lunge stance lift offs, weighted discus throws, squat sidekicks, lunge & pick up/ set down weights, squat lift & abduct, weighted shot put throws, shuffle forward & back, L-slides, L slides around mat, weighted side lunge -curtsy-knee up, & diagonal skater across mat.
Routine 2: Using the step, lean back & volley forward, uneven squats & swing, abductions, step knee up-down & touch backs, knee & rear glute off step, straddle, lunge out & touch step, flying angels off the step, straddle knee & overhead raise, step abduct & squat, lunge off step to straddle step.
I rate this a high intermediate routine. Lots of variety & unique! This one is all drills, no fancy choreo- which I love! The exercises are all low impact and will sneak up on you to really get your heart rate up. Shes uses the mat as a guide in a portion of w/o #1 which keeps your movements large and the step in w/o #2. The light weights are just used as a cardio enhancer not for sculpting. I did not receive this DVD to review.
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