You are Not Tired! --- TurboFire - Day 10
After the burn - make sure you recover
TurboFire is the hot cardio kickboxing sensation created by Chalene Johnson. She has been teaching fitness and health for 20 years, and is the creator of the original cardio kickboxing class Turbo Jam. TurboFire is a step up from the original, and while it does use many of the moves from TurboJam, it also incorporates HIIT (high intensity interval training) classes as well.
TurboFire is built around killer dance moves that target every single area of your body. But mostly, it is done in a classroom setting to motivate you to push harder. It definately brings the competition side out in a person and allows you to match the energy of your neighboring workout partner.
TurboFire is a 12 week program, however for those who really want to advance in their training, it can be taken to 20 weeks with the purchase of the advanced DVDs. You can expect to workout 6 days a week and have one day of rest. This will be a combination of Fire workouts, HIIT, and sculpting workouts. If you follow the schedule and eat a sensible diet, you will see your body changing in no time.
My personal journey
TurboFire is the second journey I have been on over the past year. Since then I have lost 45 pounds. I am hoping for big things from TurboFire but I do know that the journey will be much more difficult since I am so close to goal. If you want to read about my time with P90X click here or feel free to just jump ahead and see the results on Day 90.
As part of my TurboFire journey, I have also become a BeachBody coach. This has allowed me to be able to push myself harder to get to goal. If you are interested in TurboFire or any of the other BeachBody programs feel free to check out the products by visiting my BeachBody coach page.
I find it ironic that on what is suppossed to be my "rest" day, I am finding absolutley no time to rest. I did get a chance to sleep in this morning. However, with the end of school just around the corner, I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off.
However, we did spend several hours running around at the park and the afternoon swimming in the pool. So much for a day of rest. I can actually say I am more exhausted today than I usually am on the days I work out.
So that means I am getting to bed early tonight...
Why do we need rest days?
I am guilty of overdoing this. After all, I find my workouts addicting and I have a tendency to try and do more and more and more. It isn't because I think the results will come faster, it is because I actually feel so good after I do my workout I don't want to stop. So if I am bored - I workout. If I have the munchies - I workout. If I am happy - I workout. If I am depressed - I workout!
So you can imagine how hard it is for me to sit still and actually take my rest days.
Rest days are important because they give your body a chance to recover so it can come back stronger. For instance, you can't work the same muscles daily. They will eventually wear out and that could result in injury. By giving them a chance to rest, you allow the muscles to rebuild. This is how you increase your strength. This is also the reason why you switch things up. You might do Legs one day, followed by arms the next, followed by cardio.
Recovery days are also important to restore your energy levels. If you don't have the energy levels to do your workouts, you can bet that you will not push yourself as hard. So, it is vital if you want to increase your aerobic endurance and it is also vital if you want to improve on your workouts.
Based off what other people were saying about recovery days, it seems recovery days will allow you to take your workout to the next level. Therefore, if you are a runner and you are having a hard time picking up speed... well, maybe you are tired.
For me this is difficult to do. I feel as if there is something missing from my day if I don't do my workout. I take them when I feel I need them, but it is highly recommended you set it in as a part of your schedule.
So, when is your scheduled rest day?