Today is a day for discipline. Sure it might be easier to only do 8 sets of the sprint circuit instead of 10, but taking shortcuts won't help you. If you want to experience a positive change in your mind and your body, you must be the catalyst.
Ashley Conrad's 21-Day Clutch Cut, Day 5
Get your run on! These HIIT sprints will challenge your body in every aspect. Don't go easy on yourself. Run with purpose.
Week 1, Day 5: Cardio Day
Clutch Tip: Wear sweats to rid the body of toxins and help speed up your metabolism.
Clutch Tip: Stretching is everything! Not only does it help prepare your muscles for battle and help prevent injury, it also increases your range of motion, giving you more power per rep. Focus on the workout ahead as you stretch, and commit to giving 100 percent effort. Remember, if you can control your mind, you can control your body.
Level 5, Recovery Cardio60 seconds
Level 7, Intermediate Cardio30 seconds
Level 10, High-Intensity Cardio60 seconds
Clutch Tip: Perform cardio on a treadmill, Stairmaster, bike, or outdoors. The levels are based on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is an all-out sprint and 1 is barely moving. For maximum results, stay true to the levels and make each sprint count.
Clutch Tip: Cooling down after exercise helps promote recovery and may increase the release of beneficial hormones.
Clutch Tip: Stretching after a workout will help accelerate recovery and lower stress hormone levels. Take this time to relax and breathe!
Clutch Tip: To see this workout in action, check out Lights, Camera, Abs! for a video demonstration of each exercise.