Cardio Fat Burn is 32 minutes long; not sure if there is a warm up but it does build in intensity with the first few minutes being pretty easy/low intensity. It ends with a 3 minute stretch. This is a pure, steady state cardio workout so I will not break this workout down. It is not a low impact workout, but neither is it high impact. No plyometrics but there is jumping. This workout contains a lot of basic aerobic type moves–grapevines, hamstring curls, pendulum legs, skip variations but nothing complicated. There are jumping jacks, scissor jacks, some punching drills, some kick drills. I got a good cardio workout and I enjoyed it. In the future, to increase intensity, I will wear my 2 pound weighted gloves.
I did this workout for a specific reason. Though I did the free YouTube version, it is also on a Barlates DVD (Cardio Sculpt Fusion Series) that contains 4 of Linda Wooldridge‘s workouts. I have had it on my wishlist ever since I discovered Linda’s Barlates workouts. I did the YouTube Cardio Sculpt Fat Burn, which is also on that same DVD and had mixed feelings about it. I wanted to try some of the other workouts on the DVD before I purchased it. So for this workout, I had my own music playing. That definitely made a difference! If I hadn’t been playing my own music, I don’t think I would have liked this workout as much. The music in the workout wasn’t very loud and it was also not driving cardio music–at least not the kind of music I need for cardio. So it wouldn’t have motivated me to put more effort into this workout. That’s what happened with Cardio Sculpt Fat Burn. The music didn’t drive the workout. I plan to try one more of the workouts on the DVD (also offered free on YouTube) and if I like that one, then I will buy the DVD. I will note that, when using your own music, it sometimes makes it awkward to keep in time with Linda–especially when the beat of your music makes you want to keep a different pace. Not sure how to remedy that but it didn’t cause a big problem. Sometimes I just used my music tempo and was a little off time with Linda. Other times everything synced.