March 5, 2018 at 10:21 pm #66086
I’m looking for the next step after completing 8 weeks of the Hab It DVD. I’m looking to get back into running and just saw you post recently that you now recommend your Cardio program as the next step instead of the 7 day advanced program. Is there a reason for this change? How many weeks of the Cardio should I do before starting up my running again? Also is there any special equipment I need for the Cardio program that I should get before I start?
Thank you for all your help!
NancyMarch 8, 2018 at 9:59 am #66243
The reason I started recommending this is that I was getting a lot of feedback that the plank work was too advanced in the 7 Day. If your previous workout level was moderate to high, the 7 Day Advanced is your route, but I began to recognize that the Hab It dvd may have been some ladies first introduction to the plank exercise period! In that case, I could see how the Advanced program jumped them too fast. So in 2015 when I wrote the Hab It cardio – I made sure to design this program with those women in mind and all planks are modified so that the hands aren’t on the floor but rather up on a stair, counter top etc.
I also took the time in the Hab It Cardio and Plyo to really coach you with the goal that you could return to any workout class with confidence and your own exercise modifications to make them healthier for your own body.
That being said, the 7 Day is a fantastic Core Workout – it is what I come back to every January to re-set my core. If you are a chick that has confidence in the plank workouts you have done before pregnancy, then don’t hesitate to go to the 7 Day!
TashaMarch 19, 2018 at 11:24 pm #67118
So if I were to do the cardio would that be in place of the 7 day advanced or should I do cardio for a certain number of weeks and then the 7 day advanced before trying to return to running? Also I’ve never been a fast runner – 10 minute miles is when I was in my best shape – any advice on how to go about getting back into it? I have read I don’t want to go super slow. Should I do a walk/run combo? I’m so nervous (but also so excited!) about the possibility of running again!! Thank you for all your guidance!March 23, 2018 at 12:35 pm #67503
Yes, I would recommend 4-6 weeks on the Hab It Cardio and then work through the 7 Day Advanced program. you could start back into a running program at this point and work the 7 Day core training on your non-running days. On the days that you do run, I would be sure to still work 2-3 sets of 1-2 planks and 1 bridge that day for sure.
If you are nervous about working your way up on running, you could use the couch to 5K program as a guide. Just be sure that although you are running relatively slow, you still are focused on a big toe push off! You can read more about the ain the Cardio topic of the Education section on this site.