MetaShred Extreme

Since I loved B.J. Gaddour's MetaShred 21, I was very excited when he announced the next level--MetaShred Extreme. My husband pre-ordered it for me as a birthday gift. I had already impulse purchased B.J.'s DeltFit Speed Shred and that has been sitting on my shelf for several months. The original plan was to do DeltaFit first, … Continue reading MetaShred Extreme


Killer Buns & Thighs

Killer Buns & Thighs is another excellent and tough workout collection from Jillian Michaels. This is one of the things I really love about Jillian Michaels; not only does she create effective and tough workouts, but she almost always puts several workouts on one DVD and offers them at an excellent price. So you are … Continue reading Killer Buns & Thighs

10 Minute Solution: Butt Lift

I have purchased another 10 Minute Solution! I can't believe I had forgotten about these workouts. They are such neat little gems. I am digging out some of my older ones to use as add-ons again, so I will be reviewing a few more of these in the future. I was inspired to purchased Butt … Continue reading 10 Minute Solution: Butt Lift

Lean Legs and Abs

Lean Legs and Abs could not have come at a better time. It is one of Cathe's new workouts but it also arrived right in the middle of one of Cathe's rotations that I am currently doing: Rock Bottoms. I am not following her rotation to the letter, though I am sticking with the core … Continue reading Lean Legs and Abs

STS Weeks 10 & 11 (Workouts 13, 14 & 15)

For more information on the STS program see STS Overview and Prep.   I have now entered Mesocycle #2—hypertrophy. And it is clearly a different animal from the outset. First, Mesocycle #1 was endurance and focused on circuit training with brief rests between exercises—you alternated between muscle groups and kept moving constantly. In Mesocycle #2 … Continue reading STS Weeks 10 & 11 (Workouts 13, 14 & 15)

Xtrain: Cardio Leg Blast

Cardio Leg Blast is part of Cathe‘s Xtrain series. For more info on the series as a program see My Intro to Xtrain. Cardio Leg Blast is a 56 minute cardio + strength workout; 7 minute warm up, 41 minute training period, 8 minute cool down/stretch. This DVD also includes Bonus Core #2, Bonus Burn … Continue reading Xtrain: Cardio Leg Blast

Xtrain: Legs

Legs is a 52 minute strength workout; 6 minute warm up, 41 minute training time and 6 minute stretch. It also includes Bonus Rear Delts, Bonus Barre and 100 Rep Challenge Hip Thrusts. The bonuses will be reviewed at the end. Equipment needed for the main workout: dumbbells, stability ball, Slide N Glide disks, dixie … Continue reading Xtrain: Legs

Gym Style Legs

Gym Style Legs is a strength workout from Cathe’s Hardcore series. There are 3 Gym Style workouts (Gym Style Chest & Triceps, Gym Style Legs, and Gym Style Back, Shoulders & Biceps) and together they are a split series. The difference between this split series and Cathe’s other split series, is that they are sold … Continue reading Gym Style Legs

Cathe’s Total Body Trisets

Total Body Trisets consists of two strength workouts from Cathe. It is another of her split series workouts: Upper Body Split and Lower Body Split. But of course, that isn’t the only way to do these muscle splits. See the premix section below for the many permutations on different ways to do these muscle splits. … Continue reading Cathe’s Total Body Trisets