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Old 03-01-14, 08:05 AM  
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Workout rotations with a heavy steady-state cardio component

Hi all,
Can anyone recommend an exercise program that includes a full rotation, which is heavy on steady state cardio? I currently do Tracy Anderson - I love it and get good results, but sometimes I like to do something different too, so I don't burn out on TA. I think the reason TA worked for me, as opposed to other well-programmed rotations, is that my body thrives on the heavy cardio component. Programs with a lot of start/stop/start don't work well for me in terms of weight loss. I still have weight to lose as I'm 10 lbs over a healthy BMI.
I have one more week left of 21 day fix and want to start something after that. I really like the way Beachbody programs are put together, but I don't know if they have something similar to what I'm looking for.
Any suggestions?
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Old 03-01-14, 08:52 AM  
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Are you a Cathe fan? If so, she has tons of steady state cardio workouts and rotations that she's posted over the years.

If not, how about something like Dream Body? Those are very heavy on the cardio component, and the fact that they are non-stop makes them steady state more than interval.
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Old 03-01-14, 09:09 AM  
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I'm doing kettlebell kickboxing now & love it. I like both The Body Series & Scorcher Series. I found that it broke my plateau. It really gets the heart rate up & keeps it there. Workouts are short (35-40 mins). There really isn't a program to follow so you might not like that aspect. I schedule my workouts at the beginning of the week. I look at my work schedule & whatever else i have going on. I try to pick the shortest workouts on days I work. Then, I try to pick workouts that focus on certain body parts (arms, abs, legs, butt) & scatter a few of those in here & there. All of these workouts are total body so you really can't go wrong with any of them.
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Old 03-01-14, 10:44 AM  
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Are you able to do high-impact moves? If so then maybe T25 would be up your alley or Insanity.
Though I'm not sure... are those steady-state or circuits (but it's non stop, esp. T25)? Thinking about it I guess it's not what you're looking for.
I don't know of any other mostly-to-only-cardio-systems out there.
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Old 03-01-14, 10:56 AM  
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Look Great in 8 has different combinations of strength and cardio components over 4 weeks. If I remember correctly, every other week has a heavy steady-state component and the alternate weeks are shorter with higher intensity.

I just thought I'd mention it for those who want options.

Laura's Workout Mantras:

Something is better than nothing
The best workout is the one you will DO
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Old 03-01-14, 10:58 AM  
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Turbofire if you can do lots of high impact.
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Old 03-03-14, 08:30 PM  
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Thanks for all the great suggestions! I'm thinking Cathe would be a good choice. I have the crosstrain xpress but haven't tried it yet. As for Turbofire, i actually purchased this but couldn't get through the first workout. I found it to kickbox-y (which I don't enjoy) and I didn't like the music! Pretty dissapointing as I had high hopes for Turbofire!
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