Nathalie, I wear Converse to lift, too. I saw photos of female powerlifters wearing them, so I figured, if Chucks are good enough for them, they're good enough for me!Great question Roz...Flat sneaks are what is recommended for heavy weight load workout.
Here is cathe's thought on this topic:
I can recall reading an article on old school weight lifting. Some were venturing lifting bare foot lol.
I have just bought a pair of flat sneaks similar to converse. That pair is going to used just for lifting really heavy STS mainly
It is the best way of planting the foot adhering the floor and push through heel.
Now I've got to get some of those knee-high socks to complete the look!
Justine, I agree... AB is really one of the toughest of all Cathe's cardio or metabolic workouts. I consider myself to be in very good cardio condition, but AB winds me like none other. I drop a final rep or two from a few moves because I'm breathing so hard!Today I just HAD to do Afterburn. And I was right - I find it hard.
I agree on core work -- I like to include some oblique work, especially the weighted standing stuff, but I also get great twisting core work from kickbox/boxing with gloves. Actually, I find the more I do it, the more I can activate my core in kickbox workouts.
The 9-minute bonus core from Crossfire is awesome, IMO! Definitely the kind of core work I enjoy, and it's quick!
I've been getting core ideas from Girls Gone Strong -- have been incorporating Turkish Get Ups a couple times a week. They have a few great articles on core exercises (none of which include crunches). Heavy carries, TGUs, etc.