3 quick questions from M6PLers about the program:
1. Hey Chris, I'm starting the mysixpacklife program and I was wondering, can I jump rope (3 mins on 1 min off) instead of the 4th quarter cardio or should I stick with the 4th quarter cardio?
Answer: You need to do 4th quarter cardio. I always jump rope before I do my boxing workouts, but jump rope, boxing, and everything else is BONUS. If you want the best results you need to stick with the program the way it is written.
2. I am doing the program with my girlfriend this time and was wondering if you had some advice for me... she is totally unconvinced that pushing weights is suitable for her. She wants to slim and tone, not bulk up.
Answer: Women produce only 1/20th the amount of Testosterone that men do, consequently it's virtually impossible for a women to get "too buff." Also hypertrophy (increase in muscle size) takes at least 6 weeks of consistent training to occur. Women that do my program slim and tone their bodies and look great after ten weeks of real training. I'm currently training a famous actress that had the same concerns and guess what... We keep training harder and she is getting stronger and looking slimmer and more toned than ever, without any bulking at all.
3. I have tried several times to do the 300 challenge but I suck at the 3 mile run. I set the treadmill at 5.3 mph. When I reach 15 min my heart rate is 180 rpm! It's really uncomfortable and I have to stop... If I run slower at 4.65 mph I feel better, but it would take an eternity to reach 3 miles. What would you recommend me in this case?
Answer: I recommend that you choose a pace that allows you to comfortably complete the 3 miles. Even if you walk 3 mph you will finish the distance in only an hour. If you can maintain your slower pace of 4.65 mph it will take only 39 minutes. Then you can start improving your time each week. You can't start improving until you actually finish, even if it takes an "eternity" (btw: 39 minutes is not an eternity, it's just 39 minutes!). You will rapidly improve your time, finishing several minutes faster each weekend. In a few weeks you will be able to crush the 5.3mph pace that is giving you so much trouble today.
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