Today is a rest day from your weight lifting workouts, but you've still got 26-30 minutes of cardio to get done. Staying consistent with your cardio will make a big impact on your long term results.
Next, I'm going to talk about why weight lifting is necessary for your overall success during the Lean Body Challenge.
Week 5, Day 30 Cardio and Lifting for the Long Run!
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Weight Lifting Is Necessary
Many people will try to lose body fat and get in shape by doing loads and loads of cardio training. While cardio does help burn calories, it doesn't help reshape the body.
If you want to change how you look, weight lifting is important. It's only through weight lifting that you will add more muscle and increase your metabolic rate so you can burn body fat all day long - even when you aren't working out. It's this simple: the more muscle you have on your body, the more calories you'll burn every day.
It's also important in building a defined and proportionate body.
When you maintain a regular weight lifting workout schedule, you'll have no trouble keeping the weight off in the long run.
Active Rest Day - Interval Cardio
- 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
I hope you feel good after your workout and 30 minutes of cardio. Tomorrow we've got your next legs and abs workout, make sure you don't miss it.