Power Walk Push is another workout that is part of AngieFitnessTV‘s Fit Over 40 program. This workout consists of one circuit 5 exercises. Each exercise is done for 60 seconds then repeated on the other side of body. Then you repeat the entire thing one more time. After the warm up the scene changes and Angie is marching beside the step topper that is facing lengthwise. This was a very basic cardio step workout. No choreography just basic step moves.
I knew from previewing it and doing several of Angie’s other step workouts that I would need more to make this an effective workout for my fitness level. If you want to increase the intensity, Angie suggests adding risers, weighted vest and/or weighted gloves. I wore my 6 pound weighted vest, one pound ankle weights and used my step at 8 inches (2 risers). That did the trick! It did not make it super intense but I was in my cardio zone the entire workout. I think a lot of people might find workouts like these boring but I actually really like the interval format that Angie uses. I also don’t mind the repetition. And you don’t need fancy choreography for an effective workout. This workout does the job! Now, if this was the only workout available to me, yes it would get old quick, but Angie has hundreds of workouts to mix things up. This is an effective low impact cardio workout that you can control the intensity of by adding things to make it more intense. In the future I will probably use my 8 pound weighted vest, add some weighted gloves and raise my step to 10 inches. That will really kick my butt I think!
This workout is the “Day 10” workout. There is a link below the YouTube workout that leads to a webpage about this 30 day plan. The plan itself costs $19.99 but the Fit Over 40 Workouts themselves are free on YouTube.
Power Walk Push is 30:42 minutes; 5 minute warm up and 5 minute stretch. Equipment: step topper. Optional equipment: more risers for the step, a weighted vest, weighted gloves and ankle weights.
- Marching beside step topper, step kick 2x then march beside step 8x
- Same as #1 but a knee raise instead of a kick
- Side tap 2x onto step then march beside step 8x
- Step onto step and raise straight leg out to side 2x then march beside the step 8x
- Step hamstring curl 2x then march beside step 8x
- Repeat #1, 2, 4, 5 then 3 on other side of step (she forgets #3 until the end)
- Repeat #1-6