hello, i have just started my BFL challenge, but i had a question about exercise... i currently do martial arts training. its my passion and what i want to do. 3 mornings a week i do a 30min cross training class, and i usually do a one hour class at night about 5-6 times a week (they range from kung fu to mixed martial arts to grappling and kick boxing). My question is though, should i still be doing the weights and cardio like it says in the book? I dont want to bulk up, i just want to loose weight and tone up a little bit. Will these classes (maybe with the 45min weight session on tuesdays and thursdays) be ok? or should i do them on top of what the book says? in the cross training we usually do kettle bell and dumbbell moves, its like 40% cardio 60% weights, but that changes sometimes.
yes you should be doing the weights and cardio as described in the book. You say that you don't want to bulk up I assume you are female? Don't worry, you CANT bulk up. You don't have enough testosterone. Your Martial arts fall under normal daily activities and don't count as your cardio because its not high intensity interval. You may skip the morning cross training and do your BFL HIIT cardio and then keep your nighttime technique classes. Thats what I'd do.
thanks, the night classes are pretty high intensity, but since there is not much exercise required in the book it wont hurt to do it all. could i use the cross training classes as the cardio aspect?
no. you have to do the high intensity interval cardio as described in the book. Do your cross training classes ramp up through levels 5-9 four times culminating in a level 10 effort? Probably not. You need to do the cardio as described. And be careful and watch yourself as far as overtraining. You'll know if those classes everynight become too much.
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