Today, you won't be lifting weights.
You should complete your 26-30 minute cardio workout, and then take the rest of the day off to relax and recover before we come back tomorrow with the chest, shoulders, and triceps workout.
Week 8, Day 51 Cardio & Feeling Sick!
Watch the video: 1:56
Feeling Sick: To Train Or Not To Train?
Sometimes, training can lead to a vulnerable immune system, which can result in illness. So, there could come a time when you're not feeling up to doing your workout. But, should you force yourself to train anyway?
The general rule of thumb is that in most cases, if you feel sick, you're better off staying home. If you push hard when you're sick, it could make your illness worse. Make sure that if you're getting run down or feel sick, that you stay far away from sugar, alcohol, or caffeine - as these can all make things worse.
If you feel like you have to do some type of activity, just do 20 minutes of light cardio. This can get your blood flowing and possibly make you feel better without overdoing it.
By listening to your body when it's telling you to back off and taking a break when you need to, you'll feel a hundred times better when you get back to your workouts. Don't get discouraged if you become ill - everybody does once in awhile.
- 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
If you've completed your 30 minutes of cardio today, rest up, because the next episode is going to cover chest, shoulders and triceps. I'll also cover the topic of sugar cravings.