I make no secret of the fact that cardio tends to be my least favourite type of exercise. But ultimately, I quite enjoyed this one. It was pitched at just about the right level, leaving me breathless and sweaty, but no scared I was about to pass out.
The format was one low intensity exercise for 30 seconds, followed by one high intensity exercise for 30 seconds, repeated three times and followed by a core exercise. I thought there were going to be 4 rounds and was mildly horrified to discover there were actually 6.
The cardio rounds were fairly traditional and straightforward, with no equipment involved. Though most moves – like skaters or mountain climbers – were entirely standard, there were a few dance-based moves that seemed to borrow heavily from Country Heat.
The abs rounds were more innovative, generally involving one or both of the bands and the plates. I enjoyed most of the core interludes, but I thought they were a bit short and token. This should definitely be regarded as a cardio workout with a bit of abs work added, rather than the other way around.
|Jump side to side then squat|
|Plank with open leg|
|Mountain climbers with sliders|
|Jumping jack skips|
|Side planks with leg tucks|
|Scissors with bands|
|Crossed mountain climbers|
|Leg circles with sliders in plank|
|Squat jumps with knee lifts|
|Plank with leg opens|
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