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    October 2019 Rotation

    Or... Fire It Up Friday (or Firm It Up Friday, or Fierce Upper Body Mix Friday) Sucking Wind Saturday (:p), or Scorching Calories Saturday Great idea, Nanbo! I had fun with this.
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    October 2019 Rotation

    How about.... Fry Your Upper Body Friday Sweat It Out Saturday with Hiit
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    1 Month Rotations or 2+ Month Rotations?

    I find that doing longer rotations like STS is more effective for me. If I do a 1 month Cathe rotation, I will extend it to 2 or 3 months, because it takes that long for me to see sustained cardio/strength benefits.
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    STS Pyramid Results and/or sts 6 days/week

    Ok, so I've done both the standard STS rotation and the pyramid. With the standard STS rotation I got results, but with the pyramid I got RESULTS!! Difficult to describe, but I think with the standard rotation it was easy to lose muscle strength and definition if I chose to move on to a...
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    Favorite Cathe Step Workouts?

    Oh my, this post makes me feel so old o_Oo_O because I can no longer do what I once did. Back in the day, my all time favorite step DVD was Rhythmic Step. Still love it, and wish I could do credit to it. Other favorites that I still occasionally do are IMAX 2, and High Intensity Step and Low...
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    Looking for some help and suggestions

    I agree with desertambrosia, STS is the way to go, especially Mesocycle 2. Whenever I feel that I've lost muscle strength/tone/definition, I do an 8 week round of STS Meso 2 in which I repeat each week twice. Works every time with firmer, rounded, more visible muscles.
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    Rest week

    For my rest week, my main goal is to avoid any kind of strength training so my muscles can rest. I do stretching, yoga, pilates, walking on the treadmill, light elliptical training, or any of my cardio DVDs that are at the beginner or intermediate level.
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    Feeling like a weakling- able to lift half of Cathe's weights

    Congratulations on your progress, That is fantastic! So many Cathletes have given you great advice. My advice would be....have you considered trying STS? With that program, I still can't lift what Cathe does, yet I feel so accomplished because she instructs how much weight I should begin with...
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    Hello! Does Butts and Guts Workout DVD Give you bigger legs?!!!!

    I know this is an older thread, but I wanted to add my input. I've been doing a SANDS rotation and including B&G once a week. I would have to say that B&G has definitely not added any size or bulk to my legs or butt. In fact, I think I am losing some of the hard earned muscle I gained when I...
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    Yes, yes, yes, I completely agree. As I've said in another post, it is easier to modify an advanced workout (for me) than it is to ramp up a beginner workout, so please bring on the advanced stuff!
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    I agree that Cathe is the wizard of "advanced" workouts!!! Honestly, after ICE, Fit Split, and LITE, I think we are due for a more advanced, comprehensive series. My ultimate dream would be STS 2 with shock cardio, or any type of Hiit/Liit cardio. Just saying, it is easier (for me) to modify...
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    3 day rotation?

    My suggestions would be: Day 1: Short upper body strength combined with short cardio segment (from Cardio Slam, kick box, etc.) Day 2: Depends on your goals. If more weight loss, then 60 minute steady state cardio such as step workout, kickboxing or cycling. If more strength training, than...
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    Video Clip of Cathe's Ready For Action Bootcamp Live Workout

    Just wanted to add....I agree that high impact is nothing to fear for the joints. I tore my ACL a few years ago, and my physical therapists had no mercy on me. I was doing high impact training and plyometrics as part of my recovery. They told me that the latest research shows that high impact...
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    Can 2018 Cathe still keep up with 2005 Cathe?

    You are wondering if 2018 Cathletes can still keep up with her older videos? I am in my late forties. For weight training, yes I can still keep up. For cardio, no I can not! I find that with the shorter, intense cardio (Hiit and Liit) I am okay, but with the longer cardio (IMAX, kick box...
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    Intermediate to advance progression

    I agree with snowlover that there is no need to pressure yourself about following a specific rotation to the T. Forget about those 90 minute ICE sessions and try a Cathe rotation you've been interested in. You can modify it any way you want. If you don't have time to work out 6 days a week...
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    I am so HUNGRY!!

    This made me laugh, but chicken for breakfast is probably exactly what I need! I know a smoothie doesn't sound like a lot, but my training with heavier weights had just begun last year, so a smoothie was satisfying at the time. Now, not so much. Time to thaw out some chicken! :)
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    I am so HUNGRY!!

    I hope no one has gotten the impression that I was trying to starve myself last summer. Honestly, my appetite back then increased later in the day. I had no appetite at all for breakfast, and even the smoothie felt like a lot on my stomach. I think things have changed now because of my...
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    I am so HUNGRY!!

    I agree that carbs are not the enemy. I used to have a carb heavy diet in the past, so my diet plan last summer was meant to change things up to see how it affected my metabolism. Guess it's time to change things up again!
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    I am so HUNGRY!!

    Yes, I agree that I probably need a little more calories. I think I'm having a problem drawing the line between a little more and TOO much more! :oops:
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    I am so HUNGRY!!

    Hey, everyone, I am on a weight loss mission and I'm hoping you might be able to help! Last summer, I lost 25 pounds using the following meal plan: Breakfast: Protein shake Lunch: Salad with tuna, shrimp, or chicken Dinner: Fish, chicken, or beef with one or two servings of veggies Snack...