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Discussion in 'Cathe Video & DVD Questions and Comments' started by desertbriez, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. desertbriez Banned

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    i'm getting ready to order some more cathe...

    i have:
    basic step/body fusion
    high step training
    high step circuit
    body blast series (but not timesavers)
    intensity series (including terminator)
    CTX

    i plan to buy:
    RS/IMAX/MIC
    PH/MIS/body max
    pure strength

    what i would like to know is should i get slow and heavy? do the majority of you like it? or do you tend to do pyramids or PS more?

    thanx!
     
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  2. Mckmain Cathlete

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    I use Slow & Heavy to break thru a plateau, it is kind of a time hog but very effective training. I'll be honest and say I use the Pyramids and PS more...I also love PH and MIS!...:)...Carole
     
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  3. kathryn Cathlete

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    I love Slow and Heavy Back and Chest, and I also like the shoulder and arm exercises. For lower body, I find that Slow and Heavy is not that friendly to my knees (especially slow and heavy lunges), so I prefer PLB. What I love about Slow and Heavy is that you can really play around with the count. Cathe does a "6-up/2-down" count, but I often change it to "5-up/3-down"(two counts seems kind of fast compared to 6), or "4-up/4-down" (usually on shoulders), or even with an emphasis on the negative (3-up/5 down or 2-up/6 down).

    I also really like the music in this workout.
     
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  4. Carol_is_fit Guest

    I LOVE Slow & Heavy!!!! I can only do it for two weeks max at a time, but it really works well for me!!

    Carol
    :)
     
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  5. WD Cathlete

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    This is probably my favorite strength training Cathe. I think it pretty much covers every area including some wrist curls and rotator stuff. I also like the slow pace. It allows me to work on my form and be able to go heavier. For me second would be PS. I have all of Cathe's. Endurance is used the least here. I kind of push myself to do them once in awhile for a break or do them as a second time during the week to get all of my body in twice. S&H does take up a lot of time.
    Diane Sue
     
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  6. R_A_C_H Cathlete

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    It's really SLOW. Depending on you, it can be pretty Heavy too. :p
    I like the Legs and Shoulders workout. It's a good series. I still end up doing PS more than this one or the Pyramids. I love how quickly PS makes my arms respond.
     
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  7. starlight6 Cathlete

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    I absolutely love S&H...get my best results with it. I also love the Pyramids & PS. Probably in that order.

    Ruth:)
     
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  8. Shelbygirl Cathlete

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    I use Slow & Heavy every third month or so, but I only use it for two weeks (I can't stay that focussed for too much longer than that). While it's not my favorite in terms of fun-factor, I do find it to be extremely effective. I much prefer The Pyramids (way more fun and still very effective). I like PS, but for some reason, I just don't do them that often (I don't think they feel as thorough to me as do S&H or The Pyramids). I can tell you that I originally thought I'd never purchase S&H. Now, I'm not at all sorry that I did.

    Shelbygirl
     
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  9. Aquajock Cathlete

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    Although I personally don't own S/H, Shelbygirl's experience sounds like many others' here who do - they use it less frequently but the results are fairly profound. I don't think S/H was ever meant to be done frequently and over and over again; it's kinda neat to have a series where "less is more" takes on a whole new meaning.

    IMHO, Original Poster, considering the workouts you already have, S/H would be your best next investment.

    A-Jock
     
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  10. scm Cathlete

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    I love S&H. Cathe does say in the begining of the video to use these workouts in shorter rotations, but I will use them for months at a time. I'll alternate (every 3 days) from S&H with either cardio, circuit, or muscle endurance lifting. Susan C.M.:D
     
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  11. Lynn M. Cathlete

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    I love S & H. I have by far seen the most gains when I am on a rotation of this.

    Yes, its a bit of a time hog, but if it is strength gains you are looking for, it is definitely the ticket, esp. for upper body.

    Right now I am currently on a 3 week rotation of S and H and then one week of endurance strength workouts. I like the results and the week of endurance work is a nice break (mentally) from the slow counts in S & H.

    Take care, Lynn M.
     
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  12. shopgirl Cathlete

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    Since the November rotation is all S&H and PS series (neither of which I have) what substitutes can be used for them? I have the CTX, Intensity, Power Hour-BodyMax-MIS, KPC/L&G dvds.

    Thanks.
    Shopgirl
     
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  13. scm Cathlete

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    Shopgirl, MIS is closest to S&H than the others you listed. Cathe uses a slower count (not necessarily a heavier weight) to really challenge the muscles.
     
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  14. dss62467 Cathlete

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    Slow and Heavy is the bomb! I'm doing it this week and my arms were fried last night. You don't use it too-too often, but it really does feel good!
     
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    I started on the November rotation yeserday after it was posted. S&H is so great. I don't use it a lot because it is hard to fit in, however I am on day 2 and have DOMS already. I'lll most likely use the November rotation fairly regulary because it does incorporate S&H. The music is reat in teh series too.
     
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  16. shopgirl Cathlete

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    Thanks. I will break it down into segments and use it that way then.
     
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  17. desertbriez Banned

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    so it sounds like i should go ahead and get S&H.. but knowing that i won't be using it all the often...

    it will finish out what i plan to buy of cathe's older stuff (i think).

    i can't imagine that i would want to do this more than 1 week at a time (or rather 3 days at a time) with other stuff interspersed.. as it is i do mini rotations (i.e. ctx one week... PUB/PLB mixed with other worouts another week)...
     
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  18. Lynn M. Cathlete

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    desertbriez:

    I think S&H is a very wise investment. I would try to stick with it for 3 weeks and then move on to something else. You will see major strength improvements if you give it your all and stay focused.

    Also, you can use S&H by doing doing one bodypart per day and then tacking on a short cardio (ie the cardio portion of CTX) for a six day rotation. That may help you keep focus for a 3 week time period since you are only doing one bodypart/day. This is my favorite way to workout and always like the results I get when training this way.

    Good luck! Keep us posted if you end up getting the series!

    Lynn M.
     
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  19. NicoleP Cathlete

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    The more I do S&H the more I like it!! I just started doing one bodypart this week with 30 minutes of ctx cardio and am really enjoying it:)

    You can't go wrong with this purchase;)
    Good Luck!!
    ~Nicole
     
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    Diane sue

    You have such great definition, would you mind sharing how often you do do upper body weights? sometimes i think once a week isn't enough.
    tia, Wendy
     
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