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Discussion in 'Cathe Video & DVD Questions and Comments' started by WRITER, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. WRITER Cathlete

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    I'm curious about how many people are able to do the one armed tricep dips on High Step Training Advanced? I have to do them with both arms. Those of you who are able, do you tend to do the upper body workouts with a lot of weight? Just curious.
     
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  2. Tesla Active Member

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    OHMYGOD THESE KILL!
    I can't do as many as Cathe does before I have to use both arms. That workout wipes me out anyway. For my usual upper body workouts, I can pretty much use the weights that Cathe uses.
    Do you find this workout to be particularly challenging? I do, even though it is one of the shorter ones. Lately I've been doing the premixes, and saving the high step part for a separate workout. IT STILL KILLS!
    Lisa
     
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  3. desertbriez Banned

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    i do them... they are quite wicked though!

    i use the weight cathe uses except i use 15 for step ups instead of 10.. i LOVE hsta! it's one of my faves (just after the gauntlet and viper!)
     
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  4. Soosan Cathlete

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    I do them with no arms.:p
     
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  6. mtnmom99 Cathlete

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    Everyone is different. I had no problem with the one arm dips. But I can keep up with Cathe weight-wise for back and triceps. I'm still in awe of her for biceps, shoulder, and chest. I mean HOLY COW! When she does pec flies in PUB with 20#!!!!

    Then again, I didn't have problems with pikes on the ball either. But I'm totally wiped doing some of the side plank work she does - like in ME where she has the med ball on her side and raises and lowers. Forget the med ball - I have my arm on the ground trying to help push myself up! But no one else ever mentions this move, so I suspect that I must be weaker than most in that area. There's a similar move in L&G - side glute raises - I can only do half of what Cathe does.

    She is definitely an inspiration!

    Diane
     
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  7. KarenL Cathlete

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    Thats funny!:p
     
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  8. Soosan Cathlete

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    RE: Hey Soosan!

    He used to modify by employing his tail, but he can do them sans tail now.

    Even squirrels realize there's no shame in modifying a difficult move. Chances are, if you keep at it, you'll get it eventually. (Just thought I'd add a moral.;-) )
     
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  9. desertbriez Banned

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    she certainly IS an inspiration!

    sometimes i feel bad posting that i can do the workouts as is the first time through.. so far the only thing i've modified and continue to modify are the straddle steps cuz i got a sharp pain in my knee and have been leary of them since.. haven't given them a second chance... i just do them from behind!

    i've actually been disappointed in workouts (i.e. pushpull/supersets) cuz i had already mastered viper and gauntlet before trying them!

    i still remember how afraid i was of bootcamp cuz of all the posts about not getting through it and how gawd-awful it was... i LOVED it and did it all the way through.. do i do it more easily now, after doing it a bunch of times.. yes... but was it the horrible workout i had anticipated due to the threads here, at ya ya's and VF? nope!

    so yes.. each person is different and each person is at a different level of fitness...

    i know a lot of the posts make me feel like superwoman.. and i know i'm not! i've got a long way to be "cathe 2"... but i do cathe cuz everyone else is too easy (and i'm REALLY REALLY looking forward to being challenged in hardcore!)
     
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  10. Alhambra Cathlete

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    When I first did High Step Training Advanced I could only do two one armed tricep dips and then would have to switch to both arms. Now I can do all but the last two with one arm. I've increased the tricep weights during the same training period. I found gradually increasing the number of one armed dips worked for me, although some days I seemed to go backwards. This week I pulled my wee ones (3 and 5 years old) in the sleigh for 80 minutes. Later that same day I could only do half of the one armed triceps in the workout before my triceps screamed for mercy.
     
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  11. fit_fairy Cathlete

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    I modify- I've worked my way up from doing 2 arm dips to 1 arm dips but I can't seem to get that leg out yet!! Something else to work towards. It's taken me months just to get here.

    catherine
     
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  12. FiddleFit Cathlete

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    Does anyone else find their quad gets worked doing this move, too? Or am I able to all the dips because I am cheating by using my leg a bit?

    Sandra
     
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  13. Mephie Member

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    While I can do them all, this is the segment on HSTA I always dread the most. The first time I did the workout, I toughed it out and did them all, though for the last two or three reps I found myself putting the other arm on my thigh for a bit of support. (And yes, Sandra, I feel it in the quad, too.)

    I've been doing the workout in my current rotation once a week for about 4 weeks now, and I've already noticed that they're much easier than that first time. Still super-challenging, but do-able. Now the hover squats are becoming my "most dreaded" part of HSTA, although those are much easier than they used to be, too. That's one of the things I love about working out with Cathe. I see improvements in my strength and stamina with her that I rarely see with anyone else's workouts.

    Mephie
     
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  14. FiddleFit Cathlete

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    Thanks, Mephie. It's hard not to "cheat" at times, even though I try to be vigilant about it. Glad to know the quad is meant to be working, too. And I completely agree with you about the hover squats. I am groaning my way through the last set; they burn! They are the "dreaded moment" for me in that workout. The tricep dips aren't so bad, but I think that's because they're done so soon at the start of the workout; they're over and done with almost immediately.

    Sandra
     
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  15. melissa0528 Cathlete

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    I can do them. I do not usually go as heavy as Cathe on my upper body work. I only have dumbells up to 15 #'s so I adjust my weight work up to that. I never do as much on biceps as her. Usually triceps I do. Chest I usually try to match. Back try to match too. I also usually try to do Cathe rotations so I do not do upper body any more than she suggests in her rotations.:D
     
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  16. WRITER Cathlete

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    I've appreciated the responses. I've always been much stronger on and cardio and lower body (my "superwoman" arena would be leg presses!), but I've seen improvements in my push-ups over time. I'm glad to read some of you have successfully worked up to the the one - arm dips --- someday maybe I will too! By the way, I too found Boot Camp (and K,P,C) to be much less daunting than I thought they would be. I find it interesting to see how different people connect (or don't) differently to certain workouts!
     
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  17. JMFRANE Cathlete

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    I'm another one that can't do as many as Cathe. But, I will someday. Right now, I trade off and do some on the left then right then go back to the left, etc.

    Joanne
     
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