Hi Jan:) I am with you on splitting the two. I did that on days in the first round. Sometimes I would do it separately in the evening. Come home do strength training and then later do the cardio. Or I would do cardio in the morning and ST at night. I am going to work on getting more morning workouts this round. Does it make a difference? It may, but for me cardio is not a fav and I find I don't give it as much when I do it right after ST and kind of ruins the joy I get from it...lol. Also, I found that the amount of time the WOs take later in the plan required me to get it in when I could. Lowfatfoodie was great at doing both together. Me not so much. Especially when you have the attention span of a gnat!
Another question, I work out FIRST thing in the morning and I HATE mixing lifting with cardio. Much prefer to do cardio at a different time during the day - will that make a difference?? What I would like to do is lift in the a.m. and do elliptical in the evening.
Hi Amanda. That first week seems light if you have already been lifting. It gets better and she adds more in there. I forgot about that and last night I started another round. Yeah, think I am just going to do it. Anyways this time around I think I am jumping to week 3 and repeating weeks 3 and 4 in place of 1 and 2. Also modifying the diet:)
Okay, great! I like it so far, ready to move on from week 1. I start week 2 on Monday. The lifting during week 1 is really light and kinda borning for me so I am looking forward to Monday! Not following her food plan just lifting - I have my own eating habits but I am going to try some of her receipes this weeked
I have just come off a week of combo's...I did six days in four and the ONLY reason it went to four was because I didn't want to do rear delt raises and rev flyes on back to back days. So, as Kristin pointed out, it's good to plan ahead which areas to pair up. For me, I cannot imagine doing this on a regular basis...but my days were one after another, not spaced out so I'm sure that will make the difference. My friend is visiting today through this weekend so I was freeing up my time by combining everything at the beginning of the week.
Good luck and I hope you're enjoying LiveFit!!
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I doubled up days sometimes. There are just times when 6 days a week is hard to do. I workout at home and still struggle with balancing it all and I don't even have kids:) One thing I notice about doubling is I have to select which areas to pair. Some parts are more difficult for me to double up on because they take a lot out of me (like legs) or others I find myself compromised by the end of doing both. When I double up with shoulders (which I have to be careful with) I do it first so that I don't risk hurting myself at the end. Find myself always having to listen to the body and where it is at on any given day.
Congrats on making it to Phase 2. How are you liking LiveFit? Keep us posted on how it's going! -Kristin
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