Lee Labrada's 12-Week Lean Body Trainer - Week 4, Day 27

Today you've only got a 26-30 minute cardio workout to get done. And remember to find that target heart rate zone while you perform your cardio and try to maintain that pace the entire time.

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Today you've only got a 26-30 minute cardio workout to get done. And remember to find that target heart rate zone while you perform your cardio and try to maintain that pace the entire time.

Week 4, Day 27 Cardio & Reducing Muscle Soreness
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Muscle Soreness

One of the biggest questions people have is whether they should proceed to do their next workout if they're sore.

The answer to this question is if you can still complete the exercise properly - go for it. Often, a lighter workout will help to reduce the soreness you feel, so it can actually be beneficial.

On the other hand though, if you're so sore that you can hardly move, then it's likely better to just do some cardio that day to help you recover. Instead, do your cardio, rest up and come back the next day, picking up where you left off.

To help reduce muscle soreness, some additional techniques to try include proper stretching after the workout, taking a hot bath later on the evening, and possibly massaging the sore muscle groups to work out any tight areas that are present.

Cardio

Intervals

  • Minutes 1-2: Level One (Easy resistance)
  • Minutes 3-5: Level Two (Moderate resistance)
  • Minutes 6-9: Level Three (Difficult resistance)
  • Minutes 10-11: Level Two
  • Minutes 12-15: Level Three
  • Minutes 16-17: Level Two
  • Minutes 18-21: Level Three
  • Minutes 22-24: Level Two
  • Minutes 25-26: Level One

Tomorrow you'll be doing back and biceps training and 30 minutes of cardio. You're getting closer to finishing 4 weeks of your Lean Body Challenge, so just remember to follow your diet guidelines and enjoy your workouts!

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