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Intensity revisited....OMG!

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by cher54, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. cher54 Cathlete

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    I'm never ceased to be amazed how difficult Intensity is. I don't have all of Cathe's cardio DVD's, but this one tops the charts for me! I feel like I've made headway with HIIT and Plyo Legs, then Intensity annihilates me again! Your thoughts? Afterburn has me quaking in my boots!!!!:confused:
     
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  2. molasses Cathlete

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    I also find it difficult. I go low impact on some moves or pause my dvd until I can catch my breath to get through it.

    What kills me is when you enter Intensity on the Workout Manager the Met Value only gets you a 7.0 - that is such a downer. :(
     
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  3. Christine Marie Active Member

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    Intensity is Cathe's only workout that I have actually had to stop halfway through because I just absolutely could not catch my breath. Whenever I feel brave enough to pick it back up, I only do premixes, such as Step Only or Timesaver - Step + HiiT (Lo). :eek:

    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has struggled with Intensity!! thanks for this post! :eek:
     
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    DITTO! When I haven't done Intensity for awhile I always think "it isn't that bad" but about 15 minutes into the workout i'm gasping for air and begging for mercy. :p For me, Intensity and CCC are Cathe's toughest cardio workouts. Love the burn! ;) :)

    Katie
     
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    Intensity is the hardest Cathe workout, IMO. I tried it last week or so, & I had to stop - I just couldn't get through it! & I was only doing the Step PreMix! I tried again a day or 2 later, & I did make it through the Step PreMix that time, but WHEW! Every time Cathe says we're kicking it up a notch, I think, "Oh, no!" But, if I don't have a workout like that, I don't have anything to strive for. It can only get easier the more we try, right?
     
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  6. Cathe Friedrich Administrator

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    Hi All! Intensity is a toughie for sure (but I think Afterburn will rival it though ;))

    Don't feel you have to tackle Intensity all out everytime. Listen to your body, if it has had enough, back off a bit and join in when your ready. But if its being lazy and looking for an out, find your game face and get back in the game.
     
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  7. RapidBreath Cathlete

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    I still can't do the intensity all by itself. Sometimes I will do one segment:eek:
     
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  8. cakebaker Cathlete

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    One of my favorites....

    ...along with my new favorite, Cardio Core Circuits. Love those killer Cathe intervals!
     
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  9. NY25 Cathlete

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    Have this one but have never done it. It looks fun (in a sick sort of way), but it's too high impact for my knees. I also don't really have the space to do it effectively.
     
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  10. UNLVCrjChick Cathlete

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    I did Intensity all the way through with the bonus boot camp recently, and while I was begging for mercy, I did it without modifying and without pausing the DVD. What a sense of accomplishment this was for me, especially since Intensity was one of the workouts I just purchased at the Disney RT. This one makes Maximum Intensity Cardio feel like a walk in the park.
     
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    plie jumps

    I'm good until the plie jumps...wipes me out every time.
     
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  12. elsie3 Cathlete

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    Gulp!:eek: I just finished Intensity (Maximum Intensity premix)--602 calories according to my Polar. And Afterburn will rival it? Yikes!
     
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