Exercise, Level 2, Weeks 5 & 6
- Increase cardio-vascular exercise duration by 5 minutes, to 35:00
Focusing on Cardiovascular Exercise
For the next two weeks, we are going to focus on cardio-vascular exercise.
By now you are comfortable with cardio, and raising your heart rate.
Hopefully you are to the point of being able to exercise to the point that you’d have a hard time carrying on a conversation.
We have eased your way into exercising longer and longer. You should be having more endurance in your life.Maybe you can walk up the stairs easier and not get winded.
Or maybe you can run across the street if you need to, without hurting yourself.
That’s great. Let’s build on that.
For the next two weeks you are going to increase your cardio workout by five minutes, to 35 minutes.
In level three you will start to play with the intensities. But for now try to get yourself breathing so hard that it would be difficult to carry on a conversation while doing your cardio.
You still want to warm up for the first five minutes. Then follow it with 25 minutes of moderate intensity of cardio. Then five minutes of a cool down.
This weeks change might seem small and insignificant. But whenever you make changes to your exercise routine, you want to give it a week to two weeks to allow your body to get used to the new exercise. Then you add more.
Keep with the low impact forms of cardio. You want to be doing something that is easy on your body that you can keep doing repeatedly.
I hope that this helps you to have a pain free day.