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Old 10-26-21, 09:20 PM  
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STS grads, A rest week question

Trying to get my ducks in a row before I start STS next week

Trying to decide what to do on the week that is in between the meso

What did you all do? Total rest? Something like like walking and yoga style workouts?

I was sort of thinking some barre, yoga and walking in that off week. What do you STS grads think
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Old 10-26-21, 09:26 PM  
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Be careful I took a deliberate rest week about a month ago. I so enjoyed sleeping in, it took me 4 weeks to get back to exercising. My suggestion, do something, don't let the habit lapse like I did.
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Old 10-26-21, 09:34 PM  
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I think I did yoga and stretching. I am a firm believer in rest days, but a week off is usually too much even for me.
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Old 10-27-21, 08:37 AM  
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I use the week for cardio, walking, gentle yoga, and stretching. Definitely agree it's good to do something during that week - I think the idea is just to lay off weights that week and not do anything too strenuous.
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Old 10-27-21, 10:09 AM  
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Looking back at my workout log, my first recovery week (between Mesos 1 and 2) I did really stupid things like working out to Patrick Goudeau, Bob Harper, Amy Dixon, not doing enough yoga, you get the idea. The second and third recovery weeks (between Mesos 2 and 3 and after) I did WAY more yoga plus just a couple of intense Cathe cardio workouts because I didn't do much cardio during STS. I recall really needing those recovery weeks from a weights perspective. Yoga and barre and walking/whatever cardio you like would be your friends. I think Cathe says something like it's a recovery, not a vacation, hah!
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Old 10-28-21, 12:04 AM  
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I didn't totally rest for the whole week. I did a lot more cardio, probably not the same killer ones that kittybug did (well, not that I recall anyway ). I did need the break from the weights for sure.
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Old 10-30-21, 12:17 PM  
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I'm pretty sure when I did STS that I did Cathe's STS cardio. I did the STS rotation years after it was first released, so Cathe's STS cardio workouts were also released during that time. I probably incorporated cardio workouts that were along the same intensity as the STS cardio as well.
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Old 10-30-21, 01:01 PM  
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I did mostly barre and stretch/mobility workouts.
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