Stride & Step is a YouTube cardio step workout from Jessica Smith. It is a great, short, uncomplicated cardio workout. And exactly what I need after a long day at work. Some thoughtless cardio. I really enjoyed it. And as an aside–this is what I have been missing! Not this workout specifically, but doubles. I haven’t done doubles since January of 2018. First depression (from cancer diagnosis) brought my doubles to a halt. Then cancer treatment. I have been feeling better for a while and I don’t know why it hasn’t occurred to me to start doing doubles again. I started back up this week and it has seriously felt so good. Before January 2018, I did doubles every day after work for years. I did not realized how much I missed it until I started doing it again. I feel like after more than a year and a half–I’m finally back! (Doubles, btw, is just a second workout of the day. I workout an hour every morning and, when I do doubles, I do a second, 30-40 minute workout after I get home from work.)
Anyway, I totally enjoyed this workout. It’s not super intense, but it is a solid cardio workout. And Jessica’s precious French Bulldog Peanut joins us. Now that I started doing doubles again, I have a whole list of Jessica’s 30 minute YouTube cardio workouts I will be doing. So there is lots more coming.
Stride & Step is 36:30 minutes; 7 minute warm up and 3 minute cool down/stretch. Jessica is using a square step at 6 inches. I’m not going to break this workout down, but the moves included in this workout are basic steps, side step taps, V steps straddling step, step knee, step and lift leg behind you, knee raise while tapping foot side and back, knee raise while stepping forward and back w/ a squat while stepping, over the top. You also do some steps on the floor: hamstring curls, cross over mambo steps w/ cha-cha step to change sides, straddle turning V steps. A few of the moves (on the step) actually burned out my legs!