For this episode, you have a 26-30 minute cardio workout lined up, so make sure you get fired up and work in some interval cardio.
As a reminder, interval cardio is when you alternate several minutes of cardio performed at a higher intensity with several minutes performed at a lower intensity.
Just alternate back and forth between high and low intensities.
Remember to focus on proper form and push yourself!
Week 6, Day 42 Cardio & Avoiding The Overtraining Trap
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Avoiding The Overtraining Trap
One question you might ask yourself at the end of your workout is "If I still feel energetic at the end of a workout, should I keep exercising?"
Remember, feeling great after a workout is a signal that you've put in a hard day's work, made progress, and haven't overtrained.
Usually, one should never feel completely drained after a workout, because that can indicate overtraining. There is a fine line between developmental training and overtraining. You should feel like you've worked hard, but not entirely exhausted.
It's okay to push yourself to the point of exhaustion every once in awhile, but if done on a consistent basis, it can result in overtraining.
A good workout should leave you feeling energized, not ready to pack it in and sleep for 8 hours.
Learn To Identify The Signs Of Overtraining
- Chronic soreness or fatigue
- Aching joints
- Loss of enthusiasm
- Colds or other illnesses
If You Find That You Are Overtraining
- Take a day or two off
- Get plenty of rest
- When you get back in the gym, start right back where you left off on the Lean Body Program
After your 30 minute cardio training, you're done for the day. This brings us to a close on week 6, so get ready for week 7.