Cathe Live: Lovin’ Those Legs


Lovin’ those Legs is another excellent lower body workout from Cathe Live. If there is one thing Cathe never neglects, it is the lower body. Between DVDs and Live workouts, she has created a plethora of lower body workouts. And here is yet another one I love. I actually liked it a lot more than I expected to. This was another Live workout I was on the fence about whether I wanted to bother with or not. Cathe has so many lower body live workouts, you have to wonder how she can come up with anything new? Well, sometimes it’s not about new exercises but about which ones you put together in a single session and the sequencing. Several hours after finishing this workout, I am still feeling it in my outer thighs/hips. It has a cardio factor to it. Mostly metabolic because it is fast-paced, but she also has some jumping jacks. But I would not categorize this as a cardio + strength workout. You do the jumping jacks with the firewalker around your ankles and it is paired with side walking with the firewalker still around your ankles, so I think the jacks are just there for more outer thigh burn out and keeping the heart rate elevated (metabolic factor). I especially liked how Cathe completely finishes your legs off by ending the workout with high rep mat work. My legs were screaming!

Lovin’ Those Legs is 48 minutes long; 8 minute warm up, 25:30 minutes standing leg work, 10:30 minutes mat work and 3 minute stretch. The second half of the warm up gets pretty intense with some metabolic conditioning work. Equipment Cathe uses: 10 pound dumbbells, a barbell at 45 pounds, a firewalker band, a fitness mat and a washcloth for sliding moves. I used 15 and 12 pound dumbbells, 3 different barbells with different weights on them (see in breakdown below), a firewalker band and a slide n’ glide disks. It aired live on 5/19/16 and here is the video clip.

Standing Leg work:

  1. 8 Squats + 15 pulsing rear lunges, repeat twice on each leg; (Cathe uses 10# DBs, I used 15# DBs)
  2. Side slide lunges, 16 reps, then circle leg to side 8x, then 8 fast side slide lunges (no DBs–disks only)
  3. Rear slide lunges, 16 reps; (Cathe uses 10# DBs + washcloth, I used 12# DBs + disk)
  4. Marching sumo squats; (Cathe uses one 10# DB, I used one 15# DB)
  5. 14 deadlifts; (Cathe uses 45# BB, I used 70# BB)
  6. Repeat #4
  7. 12 deadlifts; (Cathe uses 45# BB, I used 70# BB)
  8. Side slide lunges setting DB on floor and picking it up, 20 reps; (Cathe uses one 10# DB, I used one 15# DB)
  9. Repeat #8 for 16 reps
  10. Jumping jacks w/ firewalker around ankles
  11. Side walking w/ firewalker around ankles
  12. Repeat #10
  13. Squats; singles, low ends and pulses; (Cathe uses 25# BB, I used 50# BB)
  14. Repeat #10, #11 & #12
  15. 8 squats + 8 reverse lunges, repeat twice on each leg; (Cathe uses 25# BB, I used two 15# DBs)
  16. Alternating side lunges, 16 reps; (Cathe uses 10# DBs, I used 12# DBs)
  17. Side lunges, 8 reps each side; (Cathe uses 10# DBs, I used 12# DBs)
  18. Plie squats; singles and low ends; (Cathe uses 25# BB, I used 35# BB)

Mat work:

  1. On hands and knees w/ leg out straight behind you, pulse leg
  2. Still on hands and knees, bend leg and pulse foot to ceiling (pizza press)
  3. Still on hands and knees w/ leg out straight behind you, tap foot on floor to side, then to other side of other foot
  4. Same as #3 but w/ knee bent and foot to ceiling
  5. Lay on side and raise top  straight leg; pulse leg
  6. Still on side w/ top leg raised, bend knee an press heel in and out
  7. Still on side, raise and lower straight leg
  8. Repeat 1-7 on other leg

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