Workout: Day 6
It’s Sunday and this is going to be your regular day off. You can still
do something physical if you like, as a “day off” doesn’t translate into
“sit on couch and commence Haagen Dazs inhalation.” I just don’t want
you to plan anything outright. This regimen is easy enough so far that
you shouldn’t have to worry too much about overtraining.
You may have noted that I haven’t written anything about stretching. That’s because I see it as optional. Traditional stretching largely accomplishes one thing: It makes you more flexible.
It’s not a critical component of fitness, although if you do spend a
lot of time sitting every day then I do think hamstring stretches are a
good idea, as sitting will tighten these up, and tight hamstrings can be
limiting in certain exercises such as squats.
So take your day off, and start psyching yourself up for tomorrow. You’ve completed week one! Congratulations.
Click to the next page for your Day 6 meal plan.