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Week 6-Final Exercise Tune Up

Well you have made it to Week 6. You have cardio, strength training, resistance training, circuit training, and yoga, Pilates plans. These are the tools to make your exercise tune up work so it’s time to put it all together. A mixture of exercise types is perfect for staying in shape as long as you include the right elements. Here is an example of how to put the pieces together using the 6-Week Exercise Tune Up. Use it to create your own weekly workout.

You have three choices for cardio: Steady-State Walk; HIIT Walk; circuit training

Your choices are Strength Training; Resistance Training; Circuit Training; Pilates and yoga

Flexibility and Core strengthening
Your choices are Pilates and yoga; and the Abs and Core Exercises in the Exercise Encyclopedia

Cardio: HIIT walk (15 minutes)
Resistance Training: take several exercises from the workout for another 10 minutes
Core strengthening: choose a couple of exercises from the resources above

Strength Training: Use the Total-Body workout from Week 2 (20-25 minutes)
Flexibility: add a few yoga or Pilates poses from Week 5 (5-10 minutes)

Cardio and Strength: use the Circuit Training workout from Week 4 – repeat the circuit 1-3 times

Cardio: Use the HIIT workout from Week 1 (15-20 minutes) stop here if you’re in a hurry, if not add a few core strengthening exercises from Pilates; Yoga – Week 5; or the Abs and Core Exercises in the Exercise Encyclopedia

Strength Training: Use the HIIT Strength Workout from Week 2 (15 minutes)
Flexibility: Pilates and yoga from week 5 workout (as much time as you want)

Okay, I know you understand the fun and versatility of combining workouts but let’s do one more week’s example. This week we will use the standard format of 3 days cardio and 2 days strength.

Cardio: Use the Steady-State Walk from Week 1

Strength: Use the Resistance Training Workout from Week 4
Add some extra core strengthening

Cardio and Strength: use the Circuit Training workout from Week 4 – repeat the circuit 1-3 times

Flexibility and strength: Use the Yoga-Pilates workout from Week 5

Cardio: HIIT Walk from Week 1
Choose a couple resistance and core strengthening exercises if you have time

I’ve used a standard Monday-Friday week but if you like to exercise on the weekend then just mix it up. Don’t do two heavy strength days back to back. Also, do not do two HIIT workouts back to back. Your body needs time to rest and repair between these types of workouts.

Always check with a medical professional before trying these workouts or any exercise. Be healthy, be happy!

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