I’ve focused on working semi-rest days from running into my weekly routine. Essentially I do high intensity training every other day to keep the heart rate up and impact on knees and joints low.
The routine usually looks something like this…walking on treadmill for 1/4 mile at brisk pace then hopping off for 50 jumping jacks. I continue that routine switching out jumping jacks for sit-ups and push-ups. I end up with 3-4 miles on the treadmill and 200 jumping jacks, 200 push-ups and 200 sit-ups. This keeps my heart rate in the cardio zone the full time and I can kick this out in about an hour.
I mix in weight training 2-3 times a week focusing on push, pull and legs. I always get asked about the amount of weight I use…it isn’t heavy. I’ve worked up to a bit heavier weights, but I let my trainer pick the weight and I focus on form and output.
Everything, even workouts, must come in moderation. I’ve learned to listen to my body and know when I can do more vs when I just need to shut it down. The shut down days are few and far between as mixing things up keeps me fresh.
Decide to dominate!