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    Question on specific leg exercise

    When I went through physical therapy for a partial knee replacement, the therapist showed me that step downs were actually far more effective and challenging than step ups. They are. Do they work the same areas? Thanks.
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    Best workouts for getting ready for a week of Alpine skiing

    I used to be a very aggressive advanced alpine skier, however, I haven't skied in several years and I ain't what I used to be when I was a spring chicken. I need suggestions for getting ready.
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    Free shipping not offered for pre-orders?

    Hi, I'd like to pre order the Boss band and loops dvds and loops/bands, but am being charged for shipping even though it is over $50.00. Is that a mistake? How do I get free shipping?
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    Calories burned PHA3 vs. Perfect HIIT

    I love both of these programs, but am curious if anyone has compared the calorie burn for both. I am exhausted after PHA30, even more so than any of Cathe's cardio programs, including To the Max and Crossfire. I don't have a calorie heart monitor.....anyone? Thanks.
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    Thank you for Perfect 30 HIIT plus pyramid cardio bonus

    I love both of these workouts and always add on the pyramid bonus cardio for a thoroughly fun and effective workout. These are just what I wanted. Thank you for all the work and thought that went into these.
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    Knee friendly options

    It seems a common need.......perhaps a few workouts which provide knee friendly moderations. Or simply a few that are strictly knee friendly. Thanks.
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    Knee friendly cardio

    Hi, I've torn a ligament. I'm healing, but still need to be very careful, but I feel sluggish because I've not been able to do much in the way of cardio. I've been able to do upper body and ab work and some lower body, but really want to lose my breath. Any suggestions?
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    PHA with cardio circuit

    I would love a routine which combined plyo leg routines followed by upper body weight work in the PHA tradition. The plyo moves could incorporate weights to really fry the legs and get the heart rate pumping.
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    Giving up on a new Ripped with Hiit from Cathe

    I've been hoping for a program equally as good and challenging and wonderful as Ripped With Hiit for awhile now, but am getting the impression Cathe is reversing herself to earlier days of dancy step that does not really challenge. I love the PHA programs but give the remaining workouts to the...
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    Travel series

    Hi: I'd love a series of five or six travel workouts utilizing bands, bodyweight and discs. I know we already have ones to work with but it would be great to have them all in one package. I travel to places where there may not be wifi or cell coverage and may not be able to access my downloads...
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    Remember these OBGs

    I would love to hear what Oldie But Goody workouts you have recently rediscovered. I did "Anni's Fierce Force" yesterday and had so much fun and got a great workout. It is fun to rediscover things and find a new appreciation for the old favorites.
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    "To the Max Two" and "Crossfire Two"

    To the Max II and Crossfire II please!!!!!!!!!!
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    Does focus make a difference?

    Hi, I've been attempting to multi-task my workouts by doing Cathe workouts with the sound off and instead listening to books on tape. I find this easy to do with the ones I pretty much know by heart, so I don't need to hear cues and tips. I still work up a sweat and feel as good as I would...
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    New Series

    Okay, I have only done two so far, AND, my intention here is not to hurt anyone. I must say, however, I find it difficult to watch these dvds. The false smiles, obviously being coached from behind the camera, is really irritating, sacharine and a definite put-off. No matter how good a workout it...
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    Band on thigh squats

    When buying new bands, I noticed many advertising their use for squats placing the band above the knees. I've never seen Cathe use the bands like this. It does seem to add something to my squats. Anyone else have any first hand experience with the effectiveness of a band squat? Thanks.
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    Ripped with HIIT series 2

    I still believe Cathe reached new heights with the her Ripped with HIIT series. I love those workouts, especially the Lower Body Hiit circuit and the Upper Body Hiit circuit. They are just about perfect in my estimation. I'd love to see a sequel.
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    Suggestions on adding intensity to the new LITE series.

    I'm looking forward to the new series, the workouts sound great. How can we make them "advanced"? Any suggestions? Thanks.
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    Pyramid cardio

    Hi, I would love to have a pyramid cardio workout that utilizes incremental increases in intensity to reach an all out effort push for 30-40 seconds and then the same decreases in intensity back to the starting point. I find gradually increased intensity cardio a little less shocking to the...
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    Leg Press

    I've noticed that the exercise "leg press" done on a high step has not been included as much in Cathe series over the last several years. Is that strictly a fashion decision, as in its gone out of style, or has it been shown to not be as effective as other lower body moves? It is interesting to...
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    Plantar Fasciitis, inserts, and knee pain

    Hi, I was recently diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, given inserts which I wore when pounding on my feet which resulted in knee pain. I am reading on a variety of forums this can happen when using inserts. What a mess. Now I can't do squats or put too much pressure on my knees. It is pretty...
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