Round Two – Day 39: Back and Biceps, Ab Ripper X Doubles, 40 minutes run intervals
Today my workouts took three hours from start to finish. It felt good, and I increased my run time to 40 minutes (60 seconds walk, 60 second run.) But three hours?! That is a lot of time to fit into a day. My schedule is jam-packed with work, school, and preparing to teach for the first time. Is there such a thing as too much exercise?
I know that it sounds like I am taking this workout stuff too far, but it feels good to be healthy. In turn, I have more energy to accomplish my other tasks and it all levels out… so far…. Plus, I am only running three-four times a week and letting my body get adequate rest. I am ok with the craziness for now.
Tip of the day: Listen to your body. You have heard it a thousand times, but it is an invaluable tip. In the workouts Tony suggests that you push yourself mentally, to go beyond what your body is physically telling you. That is good advice when it comes to push ups; you need intensity to get to the point of failure (where the real gains take place.) But, when it comes to pain and soreness after workouts, your body is sending a message loud and clear. Listen up, so that you don’t get hurt and are forced to put your goals on hold.