Fat Burning, Weight Loss, Diet and Fitness Q&A of the Week-Active Rest

Every week I answer a question or questions that are sent in to me regarding fat burning, weight loss, diet, fitness and or the Fat X program. Today's question was a message I received via Facebook and was in regards to day 9 of the FX program.

Hi Coach,

I'm on day 5 of your fat burning workout program and I noticed that day nine is an active recovery day. I'm in pretty good shape and was wondering if I could skip that day and continue with the program to get faster fat loss? Thanks for your help.


While day 9 seems easy, it is meant as a preventative measure to over training. If you push yourself enough during the FX workout program, when you get to day 9 you will definitely need an active recovery day. This type of active rest exercise will help your long term goals by giving your body a chance to recover while still burning calories. It will also get blood flowing in and out of your muscles helping the recovery process and preparing you for more intense workouts.