Originally Posted by frankotank
just finished pure cardio. it was the worst yet. I was very disappointed in myself at first, then I began to see all the hard bodies dropping like flies so I eased up on myself. this one had my heart rate above what is recomended. and still, going at my own slow pace, I had to take breaks. I guess keeping your heart rate up is the important thing. I actually pushed to hard according to the formula (220 - Age) * .65 for low end and *.85 for high end. I was above .85. can't say I didn't try.
I overanalyze most things.....I've always thought that taking ibuprofren after a workout would decrease muscle building because it would decrease inflamation (muscles get ripped in a workout and heal becoming larger). any thoughts on this? I've said the hell with it and been taking it after workouts. I'll probably get past that though, I'm already starting to hurt less.
oh, King, not all workouts are 40 minutes, some are closer to 30. but some are more. I see ahead on the shedule a day where you are supposed to do Pure Cardio AND an Ab workout which is another 15 minutes so that day will be about 55 minutes of torture.
YOU can do whatever you want. YOU don't have to do the workouts back to back or even both of them. For instance, I think the ab workout sucks, so I do the ab ripper X twice a week to make up for it and on my schedule. I stick to it, because I know that core strength is worth every bit of energy put into it.
As for the ibuprofen, if you are experiencing some soreness, I'd advise to stretch more and drink more water. Lactic acid has built up in your muscles. This is the reuslt of your muscles working anerobically (without oxygen). Stretching the muscle and getting enough water will help to get rid of that build-up.