You should probably add pure strength training but 30 day shred is a good mix of cardio and strength so it's a good place to start
Fitness Minutes: (15,086)
9,707 9/15/13 1:45 P
30 day shred is really a cardio workout, as opposed to strength training, so you'll be basically adding more cardio to your off days. You'd be doing cardio six days a week, instead of cardio+ strength, which is more optimal.
Honestly, I would skip the 30DS, and do some true strength training. If you don't want to buy a lot of equipment, you can get a set of resistance bands for less than $20 at walmart, or use body weight. :)
I think 3 days a week would be better than not doing it at all.
Fitness Minutes: (281,802)
3,952 9/15/13 12:06 P
When I did it I did work up to 6 days a week..good Lord I needed that rest day from it. But loved the Shred!
9/15/13 11:58 A
I think 30 Day Shred can be a good start, but if your primary goal is to build muscle, I'd recommend workouts that are pure strength training (not circuit training). Each exercise should fatigue your muscles in 1-3 sets, 8-12 repetitions per set. That's the best way to build muscle.
Hope that helps,
Fitness Minutes: (5,665)
309 9/15/13 11:49 A
I did it 7 days a week since it's such a short workout, it was easy to fit in. The nice part about it is that there are different people showing you how to do the exercises in different levels, I just didn't care for the shouting, LOL!
Fitness Minutes: (16,722)
9/15/13 11:32 A
I am no expert, but I would say go for it. Three days a week is better than zero.
However, it is only 20 minutes. You are in good shape and you could probably do the shred on the same days you run. I do. You will see faster results if you do it 6 days a week. I am 5'6" 140 lbs, 57 years old.
Fitness Minutes: (19,666)
930 9/15/13 2:05 A
I have been reading the rave reviews on The 30 Day Shred and as I was looking to add some kind of toning to my exercise routine I gave the free level 1 workout a try. I like it because I needed to motivate myself to do press ups, sit ups and weights etc and the video got me doing them and more.
However I already run x3 times a week for 30 min sessions and I don't want to go totally overboard. So I am thinking of adding 3 days of the 30 day shred on my off days. Then have 1 day rest per week.
Does this sound like a good plan? Any drawbacks?
My goal is to mainly gain muscle and firm up. I am 5'6" and 138lbs, 22.3 BMI.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.