Week 4

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Which exercise plan are you going to try today?

Within MOTIVATE LJMU there are four very different exercise programmes available. Click below on each programme for the prescription:  

     - Cardio-Moderate 

     - Cardio-Vigorous 

     - HIIT  

     - Strength 

So first you need to choose which programme you would like to try this week.  You can try more than one programme in a week, for example 1 HIIT session and 2 Cardio-Moderate sessions.

The videos below will explain all the exercise programmes for this week. 

Cardio-Moderate

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This week’s session will last 30 minutes in total

 

You can use a variety of different exercise types for the session for example; walking, jogging, cycling or swimming

This Session includes:

  • A 5-minute warm up at an RPE of 1 (very light, you should be able to sing, 50-60% of your maximum heart rate).

  • A 25-minute work period at an RPE of 1-3 (very light-moderate, breathing hard but able to hold a conversation, 50-70% of your maximum heart rate).

Intensity
Time

Watch the Cardio-Moderate videos

Cardio-Moderate - Week 3&4 (mhealth)
Cardio Moderate Prescription - Week 3/4 (mH)
01:22
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Cardio Mod - Week 3&4 (mHealth)
31:10
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Watch the Cardio-Vigorous videos

Cardio-Interval - Week 4 (mHealth)
Cardio Vigorous - Week 4 (mH)
01:40
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Cardio-Vig - Week 4 (mHealth)
26:26
Play Video

Cardio-Vigorous

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This week’s session will last 25 minutes in total.

 

You can use a variety of different exercise types for the session for example; walking, jogging, cycling or swimming.

 

The session includes:

  • A 5-minute warm up at an RPE of 1 (very light, you should be able to sing, 50-60% of your maximum heart rate).

  • 4x 4-minute work periods at an RPE of 2-3 (moderate, breathing hard but able to hold a conversation, 60-70% of your maximum heart rate).

  • Interspersed by: 4x 1-minute rest periods at an RPE of 1 (very light, you should be able to sing, 50-60% of your maximum heart rate).

Intensity
Time
 

High Intensity Interval Training

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This week’s session will last 12 minutes in total.

You can use a variety of different exercise types for the session for example; walking, jogging, cycling or swimming. 

 

Or check our home-based HIIT exercises in our booklet. 

The session includes:

  • A 2-minute warm up at an RPE of 1 (very light, you should be able to sing, 50-60% of your maximum heart rate).

  • 5x 1-minute intervals at an RPE of 8-9 (high intensity, you can barely catch your breath and only speak a single word, 80-100% of your maximum heart rate).

  • Interspersed by: 5x 1-minute rest periods at an RPE of 1 (very light, you should be able to sing, 50-60% of your maximum heart rate).

Intensity
Time

Watch the HIIT videos

HIIT - Week 3/4 (mhealth)