I haven't looked at the cardio sculpt program but does it have planned recovery days like TBT with the release, yoga and mobility days? Those programs, the release especially is just so critical. I would take a day or two and do some of those recovery workouts.
Their mix is incredibly expensive. I use EAS soy protein powder 20g protein, about 14 smoothies per bottle for 9.99. The downside is 1) it's soy and not everyone tolerates it or wants to use soy 2) there are no additional nutrients in it. For me the extra nutrients are not an issue b/c I'm trying to get pregnant and I take a pretty substantial prenatal vitamin. So a good multi vit would solve that problem.
Not sure how you feel about protein shakes but there are amazing vegan options. Hemp seeds, pea protein powder, chia seeds, wheatgerm (I think) oats, quinoa, black beans. Hope I'm not being too obvious with my choices...
Another plateau busting move is called the calorie "zig-zag". Basically having a high calorie day between two normal days or you can do a high day followed by a low calorie day and then a few normal days. Rinse, repeat. Stagnation in food intake and activity get you to the plateaus, just mix things up to get out of it!
Adding to the love for a barre workout!
Have you done TBT? It's awesome! Cody is a great trainer, the workouts are HARD but totally customize-able to your fitness level. The recovery days packed with yoga, release and mobility training are just amazing. You will definitely get the results you are looking for!
I love my fitnesspal! I used myfooddiary for a long time but the $9/mo price tag was not worth it at all.
I am so in love with TBT! The recovery days have been essential to my ability to continue and just really re-energize me for the upcoming workouts.
After doing Release Upper and Lower body, I decided to tackle some trigger points on my own. But then I wonder...can I accidentally hurt myself with this tennis ball?
What should I avoid or look for in order to prevent injury doing this recovery technique?
I actually would like to see an answer on this. I can't even seem to do level 1 correctly. I've been doing a modification where I have: core engaged, tailbone tucked and just try to bring my knee to opposite elbow.