I have a kinda sorta but not really so awful LiveFail to mention. I have had to tweak the LiveFit program a bit, and here’s why.
My joints just can’t take it. My hips are still in recovery, and my poor little feet are taking a beating from this week’s plyometrics and sprints. I’m especially worried for my feet simply because plyo pushed them over the edge last summer.
This doesn’t mean I’m throwing in the towel. Oh no – not this girl! I lifted and sprinted my way to a sweaty mess on Tuesday morning, and I’ve been popping out of bed to make sure I get all 90 minutes in at the gym before I have to shower up for work (as opposed to spending a couple extra minutes snuggling the kitties).
I appreciate your help on my LiveFit Phase 3 question that I asked Tuesday. Given your responses and my need for tweaks, this is how cardio went down: 5 min jog, 10 min on/off sprints, 5 min jog, 6 min on/off sprints, 6 min walk/jog cooldown. I followed a very similar pattern yesterday, but for feet’s sake, I did it on the stationary bike instead of the treadmill.
Today’s tweaks were more for the hips. Here’s what the workout should have been. Here’s what I’m up to: leg curls on ball with lunges, stiff-leg deadlift with “bounce-bounce squat,” single-leg squat with jump lunges, calf raises with 1 min mtn climbers, and my hip physical therapy exercises.
The only things I’ve noticed so far…
- More ab definition, though seemingly no fat loss (odd, right?)
- No increased hunger though I heard you get hungry on this plan
- Decreased energy – seriously draggggggging on Wednesday
- Increased confidence – lifting heavy has that effect on me
Enough about that. Here’s the part you were all waiting for me to share. The winner of Monday’s OXO giveaway is Jordan at Food, Sweat, & Beers. Great minds
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