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Part 4 – Contrast Week
[/fusion_text][fusion_text]Working out hard multiple times a week takes its toll on your body. Eventually your body will start to become exhausted, and this will slow or even stop your progress!
This can be prevented by taking a “contrast week” to stimulate your muscles without causing them muscle damage as you usually would <– that “damage is” what causes your muscles to rebuild and grow, and you to become more toned
It’s all about changing things up completely and having a week away from lifting weights!
The idea is to get you out of your usual repetitive movement patterns and do something completely different. Swap all your gym sessions for whatever activity you fancy: cycling, running, yoga, basketball, climbing, snowboarding, boxing, anything!
Try to keep the duration roughly the same as your usual workouts.
But before we sign off for the week, I have one last VERY IMPORTANT thing to add:
Contrast week is NOT a week off.
Sure, it’s a break from the gym but think of it more as hitting pause on that part of the plan than stopping altogether.
Taking a week off tracking and training entirely could set you back one or two weeks. Your body still needs to be stimulated to keep your metabolism fast (so you can keep burning fat) and it still needs to be fuelled with the right amount of food so you can keep energised and keep shrinking down that waist!
To make sure that doesn’t happen, you still need to hit your TRAIN score for this week (and post your weekly check in).
So enjoy contrast week, try some new (or long lost) actives and hit that TRAIN score target![/fusion_text][separator style_type=”single” top_margin=”20″ bottom_margin=”40″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]So that’s it for this week! Great job getting this far and enjoy contrast week next week![/fusion_text]