I have this week off as week 2 of my active break, however my activity has been eating - lol... no last week was, this week im more on track. So im thinking i may do C2 starting in a week. Im so not keen on doing 6 days as my timetable and location around the city i live is all over the place, the gym is near my home, but i often stay with my BF on the other side of the city, so impossible to get to gym.
Does any1 have an idea how i might be able to do BFL over a 4 or 5 day period, or even still having a great programme on less days, i know the results may not be as good, but better than doing nothing. I know it's best to do 6, but im being realistic with myself also for C2.
Cheers : )
First, a disclosure statement: I believe it is essential to follow the original BFL program during a participant's initial challenge
in order to have a full understanding of the program and its
principals. Then after a successful challenge (or two or three), make
modifications for the long haul.
Spinney - For my third challenge, I have been working out five days a week:
Negatives - progress has been slower, but I expected that going in. I am also not sure whether the slowdown is due to fewer workouts per week or this being my third challenge.
Positives - Workout-free weekends fits my family schedule much better and I am less stressed. I know that with fewer workouts I have to make each one count, as a result I have not missed a single workout since beginning this challenge on June 13 and I am pushing myself harder during both cardio and weight-lifting workouts.
I think that experienced and extremely motivated participants could manage a three day workout schedule, say MWF, if they are able to visit the gym twice per day for cardio in the morning and alternating upper- and lower-body workouts in the evening, or vice-versa. I think this would be difficult to maintain for a twelve-week period, however.
Have you considered at-home HIIT cardio workouts for days that you can't get to the gym? Emily Alvers has a great at-home workout at http://emilyalvers.com/at_home_hiit.html. When I need to do this I set my iPad up on a table with a stopwatch feature on and do intervals consisting of marching in place, jogging in place, stair climbing, and jumping rope. This is an option for keeping to a six per week workout schedule.
Want it. Plan it. Do it.
i agree with sara--your last cardio day could be at home (or gf's home). Like going for a HIT jog outside, or jump rope. I'm in an upstairs apt. and I don't want to wake my downstairs neighbors or shake the whole foundation. So sometimes I go down to the basement and do my cardio. I've got some high intense DVD's and I can bring my laptop down there. But I can't get internet downthere.
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