How about blending portions of StepSync and IMAX4? Or do half of Step Sync, followed by half of IMAX4?Thanks for the replies of if this series is to be Advanced or Intermediate.
For StepSync, since it is dancier, I can't seem to take many of the moves airborne without throwing off the timing. I will try the little hand weights, but am thinking that will also throw off the timing. I am going to try to come up with something that helps my heart rate raise a bit. I already flail my arms all over the place and that seems to help.
I would agree with that - I consider myself a strong intermediate moving into advanced. PHA 3 pushed me pretty hard. I used very slightly heavier weights because mine are in kilogrammes not pounds. I've now done IMax with and without a step and I was working out but not at the level of PHA3! I'd worked on it without a step at first simply because the choreography was more than I'd ever attempted before with a step.My thoughts are that Step Sync and Imax are immediate intensity with "advanced" step choreography. I consider PHA 3 an advanced workout all the way around.
I so admire anyone who can use wrist and ankle weights! Wrist weights make my wrists sweaty and I end up ripping them off and swapping out for dumbbells...ankle weights always give me a knee injury ...I can't even imagine wearing a weighted vest, I think it would just drive me crazy and make me feel restricted. I'm dumbbells and barbell onlyI heard to make cardio workouts more intense is to wear a weighted vest while you are doing the workout. You could wear the weighted vest while doing the step workout to get more intensity.
And for extra bonus, you could wear weighted ankle weights while doing it to and wrist weights.
I heard weighted vest are good for push ups as well.
Just a Thought,