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February 11, 2008

Power Up Your Life Workout Plan, Part 3

Your body hates boredom. Give it the same workout every week, and it will stop delivering results. These workouts pack in the variety you need.

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SQUATTING PREACHER CURL

Photo Credit: Ben Goldstein/Studio D

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WEEK 1

For all resistance-training workouts this week, perform 3 sets of 15 reps with moderate weight for each exercise.

Monday
Moves 2, 4, 7, 9, 10 + treadmill jog for 40 minutes at incline 5, speed 5

Tuesday
1, 3, 5, 6, 8 + treadmill jog for 20 minutes at incline 2, speed 6.5; 20 minutes of wind sprints (30 seconds at incline 2, speed 6.5, 30 seconds at incline 2, speed 9.0)

Wednesday
Rest

Thursday
2, 4, 7, 9, 10 + elliptical trainer for 45 minutes at incline 10, resistance 8, strides per minute 140

Friday
Resistance training moves 1, 3, 5, 6, 8 + elliptical trainer for 45 minutes at incline 5, resistance 10, strides per minute 130

Saturday
rest or repeat Monday's cardio

Sunday
rest or repeat Thursday's cardio

Click forward to Page 2 for the next week's workout plan


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