Fitting yoga into training week

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    Jun 18, 2008 7:52 PM GMT
    So lately I've been working on weight training 4 days a week, and cardio 3-4. I want to know when (or if) i should throw yoga in there. On lifting days? On cardo days? Before or after? or not at all!


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  • UncleverName

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    Jun 18, 2008 10:19 PM GMT
    I've been trying to figure this one out too.

    At this point, what I use Yoga for is basically to stretch, so I try to do it either early in the morning (when I don't do weights anyways) or do it in the evening, after weights. Tough to do after weights, because the Yoga instructor usually wants to do squats, and if I had a legs day, this royally sucks.

    I also figure Yoga burns lots of calories, so I tend to do it instead of cardio. So I try to do 4 days of weights a week, 4 days of 'cardio', which usually breaks down to 2 days of yoga, and 2 days of running, if I make it for the runs.
  • GQjock

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    Jun 19, 2008 2:14 AM GMT
    If your taking a yoga class and you're not able to substitute it for a cardio day? then it's the wrong yoga class
    Yoga... if done right is very strenuous and will burn enough cals to beat almost any treadmill run
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    Jun 19, 2008 3:46 AM GMT
    I JUST started Bikram's Yoga, you know the one where it's HOT and 90 minutes long?? Yeah, well the days I do that Yoga, that's my workout for the day! I have gone right after weight training and it feels GREAT, but I sub my cardio when I do that.
  • swimbikerun

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    Jun 19, 2008 5:27 AM GMT
    I think you can get some benefit by doing your own 20-30 min yoga session with a DVD instead of a full class
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    Jun 19, 2008 5:36 AM GMT
    I've just joined a Yoga class I was turned onto by Polobutt - 1 1/2 hour class (nude Yoga) and it is more strenuous than other classes I've had....which is great! What a workout - you're drenched in sweat - with a bunch of other hunky worked-out guys. I would say this is more of a workout than any cardio I've ever done. Awesome!
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    Jun 19, 2008 5:40 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidI've just joined a Yoga class I was turned onto by Polobutt - 1 1/2 hour class (nude Yoga) and it is more strenuous than other classes I've had....which is great! What a workout - you're drenched in sweat - with a bunch of other hunky worked-out guys. I would say this is more of a workout than any cardio I've ever done. Awesome!


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  • Tritimium

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    Jun 19, 2008 9:07 AM GMT
    Most yoga teachers would advise that you try to do at least some everyday - it's a lot to do with improving flexibility, after all (though it is a form of meditation, too). I find lunchtime is the best time for me, especially if I've done weights in the morning and have a swim to do that evening.
  • GQjock

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    Jun 19, 2008 10:22 AM GMT
    I did a intermediate - advanced class a week or two ago

    ... and it KICKED my ass!
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    Jun 19, 2008 8:57 PM GMT
    [quote][cite] before or after 4 days of weights a week, 4 days of 'cardio', which usually breaks down to 2 days of yoga, and 2 days of running, if I make it for the runs.[/quote]

    so never on the same day


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    Jun 19, 2008 9:21 PM GMT
    i do yoga everyday and then usually around 2 hours of contortion training which is basically more yoga but lots of push ups and pull ups.
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    Jun 20, 2008 4:39 PM GMT
    I just completed my second nude Yoga class - what a workout! Each guy in this class worked so hard, pushing it to his limit - for 1 1/2 hours - so intense - we were all breathing very hard and totally drenched in sweat - unbelievably tough! Nothing like it for one of the greatest workouts ever. I'm staying with this!
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    Jun 20, 2008 5:08 PM GMT
    Can yoga really burns the calories like 1 hour on a treadmill? if that is so i ll skip cardio anytime