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Cathe Ripped with HiiT Low Impact HiiT Workout DVD Review

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 10, 2015 by mistransformation


What better way to start the New Year on my blog than with a review from one of Cathe Friedrich’s new workout DVD series Ripped with HiiT.  My first review from that series will be Low Impact.

It was over the Christmas holiday and I was staying at my parents’ house.  I always continue to workout at their place but I have a lot less equipment than what I have at home so my options are limited.  I also feel bad to do a lot of jumping at their house because my mom says it sounds like I’m coming through the ceiling.  Oopsie!  This Low Impact HiiT workout was just the thing for my holiday stay with the folks.

Ripped with Hiit – Low Impact HiiT has two separate 30 minute HiiT workouts.  You can do them each separately or combine them for a 50+ minute @$$ whooping.  There are also two separate 10 minute bonus ab workouts.  The bonus abs show up on other Ripped with HiiT workouts as well (Bonus Abs One has some standing abs while Bonus Abs Two is all on the floor).

HiiT One:   The only thing that you will need for this is a mat and Dixie cups (I forgo them but still get a great workout).  This workout is drill after drill of non-weighted dynamic movements. These are pretty random, non-times HiiT sequences meaning the rests aren’t a preset time.  Cathe also doesn’t time the work she counts reps and then repeats each movement.  These movements contain light lifts but no jumping.

HiiT Two:  This workout is set up a lot like HiiT One but with different dynamic movements and this HiiT also utilizes light weights (8 lb dumbbells are good).  Sometimes you will only need 1 of the dumbbells.   Out of the two I preferred HiiT One but both are great workouts and have a low dread factor.

As per usual, Cathe proves that low impact doesn’t necessarily mean low intensity and you can keep your mama happy at the same time.  It is also great for people who have joint issues.

Cathe rarely disappoints and continues to give us quality workouts.  I give this one 4-and-a-half out of 5 stars.