They do say that to lose weight, you need to do cardio 5x a week for at least 45 minutes to an hour. That being said, there is a definite place for strength training for weightloss - so as you diet and workout, you are losing fat, not lean tissue. The ST preserves and adds to the lean mass, and the only weight you are losing is real fat, not precious muscle.
The best thing to do is find a cardio exercise that works for you - walking, kick boxing, dance aerobics, the cardio that comes with Chalean, anything that gets your heart pumping and keeps you moving for at least 30 minutes - and do it at least four days a week.
Add three days of Chalean ST, and do some core work at least once a week, and an extended stretch/yoga once a week. Some of it should overlap: I do the shorter turbofire exercises on the days I do Chalean.
When you do two workouts after another, don't bother cooling down or warming up for the next one, just jump right in to the actual routine. So if you do Chalean and follow it with a brisk walk, just jump right in - saves you a couple minutes - and then stretch and cool down after the cardio. That always shaves off a few minutes when I do two consecutive videos.
Make sure to keep one rest day.
So your week can look like this:
Sunday: 30 minutes of Chalean ST, 30 minutes of stretch/yoga
Monday: 60 minutes of steady cardio
Tuesday: 30 minutes of Chalean ST, 20 minutes of high intensity interval training cardio (walk for one minutes, then run fast for 40 seconds and repeat or the turbofire HIITs)
Wednesday: 45 minutes of cardio, 15 minutes of core work
Thursday: 30 minutes of Chalean ST, 20 minutes of HIIT cardio
Friday: 60 minutes of steady cardio
Saturday: Rest day!
This is just one idea, there are many ways to mix it up. But try not to workout for more than an hour a day, it becomes cumbersome and then you drop it... better start slow and be consistent, than take on too much and drop it.
With this sort of plan, you will definitely drop weight!
I needed to lose 40 lbs., started with a Chalean/Turbo hybrid in October and did 4 months of it.
I lost 15 lbs and 16 inches over four months, and I just started the routine all over again - I am going to invest in more turbofire dvds (the extras that I didn't get with my standard order)
| current weight: 169.6