Low Impact for this series is not low intensity. It is challenging!!!!I wanted to ask if the Low Impact series is 'intermediate'? I had a feeling that it was Low Impact but still pretty much an advanced series...(I'm looking ahead to which series I could get into next - I have LITE and a couple of the ICE ones so I suppose I'm asking if the Low Impact Series would be more challenging than any of those).
Before I owned gliding discs, I always substituted basically the same move. I never realized how different muscles are worked using the discs. I love them now for a change.Thanks for all the info - I was aware that there are gliding discs used in LIS but wasn't aware that it was a lot. I do own some gliding discs that I've used in other trainers' workouts (and these would be less advanced workouts I'm talking about) and I don't like them at all. I just feel insecure using them. Do you think I could modify LIS or would I be better off looking at another series? I can't imagine a time when I would be happy using disks at all...but I am interested in the idea of low impact but advanced.
Totally agree! There was one of her workouts that she had an exercise was a one arm burpee. I was like, yea right! Instead of abandoning the workout I did two handed burpee. Modifying a workout is not a bad thing! Getting off the couch and doing something is better then doing nothing at all!I agree LIS is advanced compared to LITE and ICE. Looking at Cathe On Demand is a good idea and you can do a trial free for 7 days. However don't be too put off by the more advanced workouts if you find something you really like. You can use the Timesaver premixes on more advanced workouts, use lighter weights, and modify moves to make the workouts a bit easier. I often modify jumping jacks where you just step out with one leg and raise one arm rather than jumping out with both legs and raising both arms. You can also modify scissor jumps by doing tap backs (kind of like a shallow rear lunge) at half the speed, so one tap back for two scissor jumps. On kickboxing DVDs where Cathe shuffles from side to side between combos you can do side steps and where she does jump rope you can just march in place. You can also pause the DVD between exercises if you are getting too winded. I often have to do this several times during workouts and just walk around until my heart rate comes down a bit before continuing on. Eventually you can work your way up to doing the exercises without needing to modify.
Yes, that's what I suspected - I knew I could modify moves to avoid the dreaded (for me) disks, but the workout wouldn't be the same - I think it might end up being just cardio when with the disks would still get the same cardio effect but also some interesting muscle activation. I think I might practise a bit more with the disks, going slowly and see if I can get used to them. It's sort of a confidence thing.Before I owned gliding discs, I always substituted basically the same move. I never realized how different muscles are worked using the discs. I love them now for a change.
I agree with LITE about not being cardio challenging. For instance, LITE Rev Rumble vs. Rock out Knockout. Rocking Knockout, I sweat so much more then Rev Rumble. But, like I said before, I am pleased Cathe made this LITE series. on days when I don't want to work really hard LITE is so perfect. Also, I hope this LITE series will bring more people to like working out with Cathe. This LITE series is less intimidating. I too like she is calmer too!Thanks With regards to ICE/LITE, I've been building up my fitness for about 12 months and I got the these 2 series because I wanted to move towards more advanced programmes and I thought a Cathe intermediate might be advanced enough. Cardio-wise, they don't challenge me that much (I'd say they were on a level with the other workouts I've been doing in that regard, maybe a bit less challenging than some of them ) but my upper body strength is slow to develop and I'm pretty challenged by 10 pound dumbbells and at the moment don't think I could go heavier than that. I've been using 8s and 5s mostly up till my ICE/LITE purchases (My 1-3lb set was what I started out with when I began working out!). Of course, using heavier makes everything a bit harder but I'm working my way there. I think what I'd like is something that moves my cardio on more and I was intrigued by the notion of a very challenging yet low impact series. I enjoy the Cathe workouts I have and I do own some other 'advanced' ones which seem good (Peak 10 etc.) but I find the presentation or the mood of those a bit sort of - frantic? Don't know, it's not the workout that I don't like, rather the mood of it... And I like Cathe's calmer style.
I think I will give the ONDemand a go...makes sense.
i took me awhile to use discs but they are fun and not hard once you practice/ i have to modify some moves but have learned to really enjoy using the discs with CATHE workoutsThanks for all the info - I was aware that there are gliding discs used in LIS but wasn't aware that it was a lot. I do own some gliding discs that I've used in other trainers' workouts (and these would be less advanced workouts I'm talking about) and I don't like them at all. I just feel insecure using them. Do you think I could modify LIS or would I be better off looking at another series? I can't imagine a time when I would be happy using disks at all...but I am interested in the idea of low impact but advanced.