Together - with the help of Matt's daily fitness guides - we'll be fantastically beach-ready come July. Know what tomorrow holds in advance and read your fitness instructions for Wednesday, today.
"Wednesday is just about moving your body, there's no exercise routine to get to grips with it's purely a cardio day. All you need to do is fit in 30 minutes of steady state cardiovascular exercise. To gage your intensity you can use tools like a heart rate monitor. For this type of exercise you want to work at about 70% of your maximum heart rate. A quick way to calculate this would be 220 minus your age to find your age predicted maximum. 70% of that number is the approximate heart rate you should be looking to maintain for the session. Alternatively work of the scale of perceived exertion 70% is you working at 7/10, so if 10/10 is collapsing with exhaustion and 1/10 is sleeping you get an idea of 7/10. Realistically this means you cannot talk while working out, maybe the odd sentence but no chatting! The form of exercise you choose can be anything from running, power walking, swimming, cycling or a mix. The key to this session is to make a note of how far you go i.e. how many laps you complete of the park or lengths of the pool. This then gives you are target to equal or beat on your next cardio day."More