Thank you, TIA! This is very helpful. I'm sorry to hear about what happened to your husband, but it is very good for me to know about that.
Thanks for the suggestion to do some high intensity running. I didn't mention it, but I do some of that. And for me at this time, just jogging is actually quite high intensity. I look forward to the day when jogging is no long high intensity for me!
I have not planed a recovery week yet. I am planning on taking a break on 9th week after my stage 3 is over that is on a Monday.
I normally take a break every 4- 6 weeks. I will do cardo in place of my ST M&F , W I do stretching only, the other two days I will run and cycle.
My husband messed up and forgot to do his recovery week and well... his body did it for him. Last week a week after he was suppose to do a recovery week his back, legs and body stopped. He felt light headed and had such a difficult time that he couldn't finish his session lifting.
When I come back from a rest week it is always different. Sometimes I am much stronger sometimes I fell like ...crap, i can't believe I lifted that. I think you are correct to continue jogging and walking.
The only tip I would suggest is you do 1 or 2 "intense" cardo workouts. You will be surprised what your body can do after lifting! AND REST! Really rest. Get a message and take a relaxing bath with your wife=)
I kept up my regular things, just didnt do any heavy lifting. Wii fit, wii my fitness coach, wii dance dance revolution, leslie sansone walking dvds, walking the dogs, biggest loser/jillian michaels dvds. Mostly it was cardio, but some of the things did involve light weights (3-8 pound dumbbells).
I just finished four weeks of the "Breaking-in" workouts in NROL (Not NROL4W). At this time I am supposed to take a week off before starting the next phase. This is my first time doing this kind of program.
Experienced folk, what have your rest weeks been like? And what was it like coming back after the rest?
I'm thinking I will still continue my jogging and walking schedule this week as well as some stretching and yoga-type exercises.
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