Cathe Live: ICE Chiseled Upper & Lower Body Blast

icechiseledupperandlowerbodyblast-1-21-16ICE Chiseled Upper & Lower Body Blast is a Live workout based on the DVD ICE series. I LOVE this workout. There are so many things I love about Cathe Live workouts and this is one of them. She gives you “premixes” you don’t get in the DVD series. I love the DVD series and would have loved a premix that mixed the upper and lower body workouts together. But you don’t get that on the DVDs. But you get it here in this Live workout and I adore it!

This is a total body cardio + strength workout that is is constructed of 8 circuits–or that was the plan at least. Cathe swapped things up at the end. The first 6 circuits consist of one cardio blast, one lower body strength exercise and one upper body strength exercise. But for the final circuits she does 2 circuits that are one cardio blast and one lower body strength exercise and she ends the workout with 3 upper body strength + core exercises. It works out very nicely. Because this is based on the ICE series (“I” stands for intermediate), she uses fairly light weights. I used heavier weights on almost every exercise and I got an excellent workout. This is now one of my favorites. I can’t believe I waited so long to give it a try!

ICE Chiseled Upper and Lower Body Blast is 51 minutes long; 6 minute warm up and 3 minute stretch. You need various dumbbells and a fitness mat for this workout. Cathe used 5-15 pound dumbbells and I used 8-25 pound dumbbells. It aired live on 1/21/16 and here is the video clip.


Circuit 1:

  1. Cardio: wide squat jump forward, jump feet in, wide squat jump out again, jump feet in and hop back, do 4 jacks
  2. Lower Body: side walking plie squats, 4 to each side; Cathe used 10# DBs, I used 12# DBs
  3. Upper Body: 3 hammer curls + 3 overhead tricep extensions; Cathe used 10# DBs, I used 12# DBs

Circuit 2:

  1. Cardio: wide jump forward, wide jump back, attack jump 2x (attack jump is a squat jump while slamming your clasped hands from overhead to between legs); ends w/ 16 attacks
  2. Lower Body: pulsing static lunges; Cathe uses one 10# DB, I used one 15# DB
  3. Upper Body: swinging military press (w/ straight arms, swing DBs to overhead then do a military press, then swing DBs back down); Cathe uses 5# DBs, I used 10# DBs

Circuit 3:

  1. Cardio: lifted abductions (alternate squatting and lifting leg to side, very brisk pace)
  2. Lower Body: high rep lunge taps (place end of DB on floor and hold top end w/ hand, step same side leg back; bring same side leg in and out at a pretty brisk pace); Cathe uses 15# DB, I used 20# DB–since you’re not lifting the DB, the heavier the better since it stays it place better
  3. Upper Body: 6 alternating hammer curls + one clutch curl; she does this pattern w/ 10# DBs then she increases to 12# DBs and does 2 alternating hammer curls + one clutch curl, she ends w/ 4 clutch curls; I used 15# for everything

Circuit 4:

  1. Cardio: flying angel jack + 2 alternating front kicks
  2. Lower Body: step out squats (holding one DB in both hands, squat and hold isometrically for entire exercises while pulsing and stepping 3x out to side then back in); Cathe used 12# DB, I used 20# DB
  3. Upper Body: 3 rear delt flys + 3 upright rows + 1 shoulder shrug; 10# DBs

Circuit 5:

  1. Cardio: snow angel jacks, 2 sets of 10 reps
  2. Lower Body: crossback lunge, squat, crescent knee, squat; Cathe uses one 10# DB, I used one 15# DB
  3. Upper Body: tricep push ups

Circuit 6:

  1. Cardio: side to side bunny hops w/ 8# DB; 2 sets
  2. Lower Body: 2 squats + one deadlift; ends w/ 4 deadlifts + 8 squats; Cathe used 15# DBs, I used 25# DBs
  3. Upper Body: descend push ups (lower to count of 4, push back to child’s pose then back to high plank)

Circuit 7:

  1. Cardio: 3 rope climbs + one elbow strike; 2 sets of 8 reps
  2. Lower Body: alternating rear lunges in a pattern: pulse 3x each leg then alternate 2x each side; ends w/ 16 alternating singles; Cathe used 12# DBs, I used 15# DBs

Circuit 8:

  1. Cardio: alternating side lunges w/ a hop in the middle; 2 sets
  2. Lower Body: alternating side lunges, 2 to each side before you alternate; it ends w/ 4 lunges to each side twice; Cathe uses 8# DBs, I used 12# DBs

Circuit 9 (upper body + core):

  1. Chest Fly w/ Leg Extension; Cathe used 10# DBs, I used 15# DBs and could probably increase to 20# DBs in the future
  2. Pull Overs w/ Leg Extensions; Cathe used two 10# DBs, I used one 30# DB
  3. One arm pull over extensions (extend one arm overhead so DB almost touches floor while simultaneously extending opposite leg); Cathe uses one 10# DB, I used one 15# DB







8 thoughts on “Cathe Live: ICE Chiseled Upper & Lower Body Blast

  1. Hi there. Thanks so much for doing these awesome reviews! I love Cathe and your reviews are really helping me pick out which workouts to do. Since I can’t find these live workouts on Cathe’s Workout manager, I am trying to determine what workout to compare this to so I can figure what metabolic value to use. You seem to know Cathe’s workouts very well. Do you have a suggestion? I am probably the only person out there that doesn’t have a fit bit or equivalent. Thank you!

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