Originally Posted by Skyfall
so, here it is:
monday - lifted
tuesday - lifted
wednesday - cardio afternoon/lifted evening
thursday - cardio afternoon/lifted evening
friday - cardio afternoon
saturday - *(lift)
sunday - *(cardio afternoon/lift evening)
*what I plan to do.
Is this over training, if I'm cutting? cardio is roughly 35 - 50 mins moderate; lifting is 45 - 60 mins hard.
I get burned out quick working out 7 days a week. I need at least 1 full day of rest from any type of strenuous exercise and I think my workouts benefit from it. By the time I head back into the gym on Monday morning, I'm waiting for the bitch to open at 5 or I'm ready to start lifting cars. I know that it doesn't feel right not exercising when you're trying to cut, but try trading in your workouts Sunday for a light walk and some yoga with a smoothie for dinner so you don't feel bloated from not working out.
If your gym has a sauna, go in there on Sundays, stretch lightly, and alternate three 15 minute sessions with a cold shower. Not only will you lose excess water weight and dead skin cells, but your muscles will loosen, you'll develop a greater range of motion, your skin will clear up, and the rise in heart rate from the shock of the cold water will give you a mini-cardio workout. Your body will say thanks.