Why are Day 2 workouts SO much easier than Day 1? My RPE drops at least by 2-3. Today was a core day and I chose to do a time challenge workout with set repetitions of 3 exercises x 2 rounds, twice. I also added set reps of +2 exercises, and another good 20 minute steady pace on the stationary cycle. Here is my workout:
- Reptile 30/30 30/30
- Mountain Climbers 30/30 30/30
- Plank Knee Tucks 30/30 30/30
The rounds timed out to 5:20/5:04
- Monkey Pushups with Jump 25/25 - 2:20/2:40
- Explosive Star 25/25 - 1:03/1:05
When comparing my numbers to previous workouts over the past 4 weeks I increase the reps I was able to do in the 3 exercise rounds, and I performed the 2 optional exercise sets in a significantly faster time 0:05- 0:25 secs faster. Plus I was able to add an additional 20 minutes of steady cardio, so I am feeling pretty good about today's workout! I had my heart rate up to 180 during the work intervals, which is perfect.
Tomorrow is dueling exercises. I don't have it planned yet but my intention is there.