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UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
2/19/13 10:40 P

Good quality strength training will overload the muscle and literally tear little holes in it. That's what heals up stronger in the rest day - and that's why the rest day is important.

If your programme isn't doing that to your muscles, there's no need to rest it. Eg some DVDs will include something like 20 side lunges performed to music. Since you're doing these at a low intensity and not challenging yourself till failure, it's fine to keep doing them day after day. You'll build some muscular endurance, and cardiovascular strength.

Typically, you want to rest your muscles if you've worked them to the point where you do max 15 reps to where you can't lift any more with good form.

Deb, in New Zealand
MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,735
2/19/13 9:18 P

I can't say I am all that familiar with Slim in 6, but from my little bit of digging around the internet, it involves pretty lightweight resistance training only. Really more cardio than strength training.

As such, it doesn't realy violate the rule of resting muscles 48-72 hours between ST sessions. You can safely do cardio every day (including ST rest days).

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2/19/13 8:52 P

If you're working the same muscles every day for six days, that is too much. I did read here on Spark that if your muscles are sore, you should let them rest for 24-48 hours. I don't think that sounds like a sound plan; I agree with the previous person. Look through the spark articles on fitness. You should find solid information about what you're looking for. Good question!

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2/19/13 8:41 P

Check through the articles on SP. I have always learned that you can do cardio everyday, but should only do strength training every other day ~ that your muscles need a day of rest so they can repair the tiny tears in them. I don't think that program is a good idea...
Hope you get other feedback on this.

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FUTUREMC Posts: 151
2/19/13 7:43 P

Hi all,

I have a question about the SLim in 6 program by beach body. I started 3 weeks ago. My question is this program goes against what we learn about working out (strength training). Aren't we supposed to rest a muscle for at least 48 hours before working it out again? With this program, we do it for 6 days in a row. That just doesn't seem right to me. In other programs, you can do strength training everyday, but you aren't typically working the

Can someone please help me out here about this? Thank you.

*FutureMC*
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