Cardio Sculpt Blaster is a short cardio workout led by Lisa Kay. This workout is from The Firm’s Body Sculpting System 1. Since I started my Firm journey with Body Sculpting Basics followed by Body Sculpting System 2, I ended up slowly buying BSS1 workouts individually. I did not like this one as much as I liked my BSS2 workouts but I did enjoy it. It was easier than the BSS2 workouts I had been doing so I looked at this as a recovery day cardio workout. And it continued to feel that way when I did it this morning. I still enjoyed it, I still broke a sweat and got a good cardio workout but nothing super intense. None of the step choreography was complicated either. Overall a great little cardio workout. I finished it off with Fat Blasting Bursts, a 20 minute workout from The Firm’s Time Crunch Cardio DVD (will be reviewed soon) and got a great 53 minute cardio workout.
And I have to say something about these titles. Returning to the Firm I am finding them so confusing! They are all so similar! I am glad I am finally blogging about them–now I can rely on this blog to help me tell them apart.
Cardio Sculpt Blaster is 32:30 minutes; 2:30 minute intro, 4 minute warm up and 2:30 minute stretch. Equipment: Fanny Lifter (or high step that raises to 14 inches) and 3 and 5 pound dumbbells. Warm up is done on the floor (no equipment). There is a beginner modifier.
Circuit 1: Cardio on the floor (no equipment)
Circuit 2: 6 inch step and 5 pound dumbbells. Below are the moves in the order they appear, but you repeat all of them multiple times.
- Step w/ heel dig on step; add bicep curls
- Straddle step; add an upright row
- Lunge side to side off step; add alternating tricep kickbacks to side
- Tap back off step w/ back rows
- Squat side to side on floor; add hammer curl; add 3 pulses at bottom of squat
Circuit 3: step cardio on 6 inch step
Circuit 4: Fanny lifter (or high step) at 14 inches and 5 pound dumbbells
- Hold DBs at shoulders and alternate tapping toes on top of step; add overhead press; add a squat pulse to side (on floor); squat side to side, staying low
- Repeat 1 on other side of body
- Repeat 1 & 2
Circuit 5: step cardio on 6 inch step
Circuit 6: step @ 6 inches and 3 pound dumbbells (I used 5 pound dumbbells). Below are the moves in the order they appear, but you repeat all of them multiple times.
- Grapevine side to side; add pushing arms forward then pulling back (rhomboid pinch)
- Step touch side to side; add bicep curls
- Step w/ knee lift, 2 on floor and 2 on step
Circuit 7: cardio on the floor–this is very easy cardio, bringing your heart rate down before the stretch