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Hard Strikes Review

This is a discussion on Hard Strikes Review within the Cathe's Newest and Upcoming Workouts forums, part of the Cathe Friedrich Fitness Forums category;; I did hard strikes today. I can feel my waist shrinking!! I love a cardio workout that is fun!! Those ...

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Old 12-29-2012, 02:29 PM
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I did hard strikes today. I can feel my waist shrinking!! I love a cardio workout that is fun!! Those sit up and push ups at the end... well, I could not keep up... Always something to work towards.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:29 PM
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Just finished this one....major FUN FACTOR for me, smiling the whole time. Definitely steady state for the most part, I love all of the jacks and jump ropes to keep the heart rate up. It's a quick cardio section if you need a quick workout. The conditioning drills are a nice finish with core work.
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Wink question on boxing with gloves!

Hi! This is my first time posting!? I love all the boxing and kickboxing, but have never done it with gloves. I am awaiting the Xtrain, and got a punching bag and gloves. The bag came with a tiny paper saying to use wraps with the gloves, and I didn't know if I should wear them under the gloves or not.
And by the way, I usually wear little weight lifting gloves when I do the other boxing and kickboxing dvds, and they get really sweaty! So your not alone!
Any advise on the wraps would be appreciated!

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Hi! This is my first time posting!? I love all the boxing and kickboxing, but have never done it with gloves. I am awaiting the Xtrain, and got a punching bag and gloves. The bag came with a tiny paper saying to use wraps with the gloves, and I didn't know if I should wear them under the gloves or not.
And by the way, I usually wear little weight lifting gloves when I do the other boxing and kickboxing dvds, and they get really sweaty! So your not alone!
Any advise on the wraps would be appreciated!

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Hmmm...I don't know about the wraps. It might be helpful when doing the heavy bag workout, but otherwise you're not hitting anything, so if your gloves are comfortable and fit well without them, I don't think you need them. I don't have a heavy bag, though, and my gloves didn't come with any instructions, so maybe somebody who knows more about this equipment can help.

Enjoy HS! Oh, and if you don't have MMA boxing, that's the other Cathe DVD with a heavy bag workout. :-)
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Wow, that's a great deal! I think you're going to love how it feels to punch with them. Hope yours don't smell as Mapuche as mine!
LOL mine smell too! Like moth balls. I got everlast pink gloves. Think my mom ordered them from target. I've had to let them air out this week!
Can't wait to use them next week!! Got a wavemaster bag like Cathe's but will have to wait to use as I'm working on a room downstairs for a gym.
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Wraps are definitely for when your are actually hitting something - a bag or a person.
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Thanks for the review!! I am looking forward to this one the most
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Wraps are definitely for when your are actually hitting something - a bag or a person.
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I just did Hard Strikes today . I did not have the boxing gloves (working on that purchase ) but still got a great w/o nonetheless. I actually felt as though I was in a true Boxing class; jump rope, jacks, jabs, punches, hooks, but with the added bonus of incredible music in the background. Cathe was inspiring, witty, motivating. You can tell she was really having fun with this one. I wanted to stop after the cardio drill section, but I decided to give the UB/Core toning section a whirl. OH-ME-OH-MY . With all the fancy core work out there (not a fan of core anything actually ), I was pleasantly surprised to see basic, straightforward, sit-ups. Add some push-ups in between (6 sets alternating) and my core was BURNING. I found this to mimic a true boxing training regime. I've seen Rocky . For the sheer simplicity, yet effectiveness of this workout, I give Hard Strikes 2 thumbs up!

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I have a question about the conditioning section. As of right now, I'm following the 90 Day Undulating Rotation, which never includes the entire Hard Strikes workout (only Premix 16 or 17). I really would like to do the whole workout rather than a timesaver premix, at least during this period while I'm still getting to know all the workouts. Has anyone tried to do all of Hard Strikes followed by Bi's & Tri's on the next day? It's a long shot, because if you guys started the rotation yesterday like I did, you haven't had time to get there yet! I'm just wondering if Bi's & Tri's will be too much for the day after the conditioning part of Hard Strikes. Thanks!
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