#243 In the Ring is another fun cardio kickboxing class from Cathe Live. I always enjoy Cathe‘s cardio kickboxing workouts and this one is no exception. It is shorter than most (only 41 minutes) but it is intense. It is a high impact workout and no modifications are shown–not by Cathe and I did not notice any class members doing much modifying, either. So you’re on your own if you need low impact, but I think it would probably be pretty easy to modify if you are familiar with basic low impact modifications. Since it was so short I finished this workout off with a long stretch by Heather Robertson.
The structure of the class doesn’t differ much from Cathe’s other cardio kickboxing classes. Some basic kickboxing combos alternated with cardio blasts or punch drills. At around the 17 minute mark you go to the heavy bags for 7 minutes. Some of the exercisers are shadow boxing with Cathe. The heavy bag work starts with intervals of fast feet with fast punches then you do punch drills. At the 23 minute mark Cathe has you get a drink of water then return to the bags for more punch drills alternated with the intervals of fast feet/fast punches. At the 24:30 minute mark you return to the floor for more cardio kickboxing. The remainder of the class Cathe kicks it up a notch and it becomes a bit more intense.
In the Ring is 41 minutes; 7 minute warm up (I think–it’s sometimes hard to tell when the warm up ends in Cathe’s kickboxing workouts) and 3 minute stretch. Equipment: boxing gloves to increase intensity (I wore weighted gloves). You can do Cathe’s live workouts by subscribing to her streaming site or purchasing the individual downloads. Here is a video clip of this workout.