SO proud of you for an incredible start on your journey! When you say you crushed your calves, did you tear them? Did you have surgery? Have you gone to rehab?? A huge thing with calves is that they really do effect your stability as often when they are hurt you tend to favor them and therefore put more stress into other places of your body. Definitely take your time and be patient with yourself. True Beginner is a great series for gaining strength and mobility especially if you are coming back from an injury. But also consider the need to consult a physical therapist as I mentioned above! Let me know how it goes!
you can definitely do Inferno again, but also check out the new Inferno HR! :)
so much about weight loss and transformation is diet! how is yours? you can't out exercise a bad diet.. so check out that first! also it's not just about pounds! check your measurements, inches, how are your clothes fitting! one more thing, if you need more of a challenge use heavier weights! hope this helps!
Make sure when you are on your hands that your shoulders are right on top of your wrists! This is the most stable position for a hand plank! When moving your legs during a plank, maybe start with smaller movements while you hold that plank position! A plank is a perfect exercise because it works not only the tummy but that pack and the shoulders, so if there's any weakness it'll be hard to move through the plank and thats ok!! Every second you hold it you are getting stronger and stronger. If you need to put your knees down just drop them down from when you are on your toes. that way you simulate the full plank more than being in table top! Be patient with yourself and just keep practicing! Hope this helps!
both Inferno or TBT will be great sculpting programs too!
Are you still in rehab? Until your doctor clears you for exercise I would hold off.
DOn't feel lame!!! It will take time to get used to things... and we all feel funky when we are first starting. But you can do it. Just stick with it, at your pace! You will get stronger and more confident at it!
don't drop on your caloric intake an lower than 1200! add intensity to your workouts either but lil jog intervals during your walk or lifting heavier weights during your workouts!
Try Cardio Sculpt! A nice combo of weights and boxing and cardio! Think you'll like it :)
i also am a night shift nurse and work 7p-7a. I found it easier for me to stay on a more regular eating pattern. i eat breakfast when i get off, sleep lunch late afternoon, and then eat dinner at work. Add your snacks in so you are not starving but helps on your days off to keep your body from going wacky. hope this helps!
try cardio sculpt! A good combination of cardio and strength workouts that i think you will enjoy!
if you feel strong and up to it doing a WTF in the evening would be fine! Have you gone through Inferno already? i would advocate for keeping your recovery days and adding the WTF like i said whenever you feel good on the other days! hope this helps!
it syncs great! We used it in testing a ton with my new HR program that is about to launch!
it is ok as long as you are feeling strong. i often do a workout in the morning and one in the evening, but maybe not the same kind. for instance one strength, one cardio. let me know how you feel :)
Under 300 calories is a good place to aim for for a morning shake. Be careful by adding ingredients that can start to make that great protein shake look more like a milk shake in calories!