Week FIVE Cardiovascular Workouts

Cardiovascular workouts should be done on Days 2, 4 and 6. You can use the description below as a guide.


  • Our initial goal is to do up to 60 minutes of cardiorespiratory training a week w/ a 10% increase progression each week for 6 weeks.
  • Ideally, we will be doing 30 minutes of continuous activity by week 5.
  • Focus is on steady state exercise at a Rate of Perceived Exertion* between 3-4 on a scale of 1-10.*

Cardio Chart YMCA


Couch to 5K — Complete three times this week

  • Brisk five-minute warmup walk
  • There are three different workouts for this week. They are as follows:
    • Run 1: brisk 5-minute warm-up walk, then 5 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 5 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 5 minutes running.
    • Run 2: brisk 5-minute warm-up walk, then 8 minutes running, 5 minutes walking, 8 minutes running.
    • Run 3: brisk 5-minute warm-up walk, then 20 minutes running, with no walking.

Weekly Workouts Planned By YMCA of Greenville (SC) Leslie Knox –  ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

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