“Should I be concerned that I’m burning less calories on upper body days?”
Nope! Upper body exercises typically exert less energy than leg day- our leg muscles are much larger than our upper body muscles. Leg exercises like squats, hip thrusts, lunges, etc burn a lot more calories.
You can increase the caloric expenditure on upper body days by adding plyos, clean and presses, or intervals on the rower... but I don’t think it’s necessary. The cardio on your plan should account for that. As long as you are pushing yourself, increasing your volume over time (increasing weight, sets, reps, or a mixture of all 3) then don’t sweat it 😅
Although you do see me wearing my polar watch at the gym all the time, I use it to monitor my heart rate during cardio and that’s about it. Admittedly I used to check all the data frequently, but now I just utilize it for that cardio, the stopwatch for clients, and well... to actually check the time 😂⌚️
Week 1 of #corebyfallfitness
is in the books- today is the last day to join (I add in a buffer week for those who hop in towards the end of registration). Link is in my bio!