How long do you ACTUALLY spend working out?

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    Jan 11, 2012 9:25 PM GMT
    So subtract all the time you spend socializing, talking on your cell phone, cruising for guys, playing in the sauna, or any other non-workout related activity (yes I know sex is a good source of cardio, but we generally don't go to the gym for sex - most of us that is).

    Rest between sets you can count, within reason (unless you're power lifting, taking 10 minutes between sets is probably pointless).

    Also, how many days a week do you go? Do you think you go too much or too little for the results you're getting?
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    Jan 11, 2012 9:26 PM GMT
    5-6 times a week, 50- 60 mins. I donĀ“t do that crap at the gym. I just lift. Talk to people on sceduled rest. Stop the conversation when my interval comes up.

    Working pretty OK.
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    Jan 11, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
    Well, I don't really know what to put in the profile box. And it seems like a sort of weird and unique datum for use on a social network.

    Some days it takes me four hours to get through my workout. And half the time I have lunch in the middle. Like today, I've been at it for two hours now, interrupted by three business calls, a couple of reports, and three or four RJ posts. And I'm only about half-way through my sets. Sometimes I totally lose my "pump" and have to warm up all over again.

    (Made a couple of nice sales though ;) )
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    Jan 11, 2012 9:48 PM GMT
    I'm at the gym for an hour every day unless I'm doing two a days.

    Ten minutes of warm up, ten minutes of stretching, twenty minutes of strength workout, ten minutes for the metcon and ten minutes to put everything away.

    Crossfit rules. It's super efficient.
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    Jan 11, 2012 9:49 PM GMT
    One hour a day, six days a week.
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    Jan 11, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    ~3 metric ton (f****ing Americans with a non-metric ton - morons) in about 35 reps. Takes less than half an hour. And then I move 5-6 km per getting to and from work or into town.
    I'm minimalist.
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    Jan 11, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    I do about 40 minutes a day, but I like intense. The more intense, the more I like. Now obviously, I'm just starting out, so I usually do something that is intense, but intense enough for me to do. But I have so much fun doing intense shit. The only thing is, after this program done, I'm gonna have to find something different to do each week. I'm one of those people who don't wanna stay in a gym and do the same damn thing 6 times a week and die. I wanna do something different. My philosophy in life is to never settle. Always suffer, because it is through suffering that we grow. I want to work, even when I grow old, I wanna keep working, I wanna keep going out of the box. I don't wanna just stick to one thing, I don't wanna settle, I wanna keep going and going. Even when I die and for some odd reason have a chance at going to Heaven, if I live forever, I never wanna stop my work. I wanna workout in Heaven, I wanna continue praying and interceding for those on Earth, I wanna keep going.

    "One does not learn the best through success, but through one's failure's."

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    Jan 11, 2012 10:27 PM GMT
    I go twice a day, four days a week, then two days once each. I clear out one full day.

    I usually spend no more than 45 minutes total each session. On cardio days, I of course spend another 1/2 hour on top of that. (Even though cardio is totally gay.)

    I don't spend any bullshit time there. I always see a friend or two at the gym - we exchange pleasantries, or chat for a minute or two - but I'm disciplined about getting my workout done.

    I always abruptly stop conversations and hop to it. No one is offended, they all get it.

    I am not married to my phone, so that's a non-issue.
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    Jan 11, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    grofte said~3 metric ton (f****ing Americans with a non-metric ton - morons) in about 35 reps. Takes less than half an hour. And then I move 5-6 km per getting to and from work or into town.
    I'm minimalist.


    Bite me. It's the British system. Go "minimalize" your dickish self. Why don't you spell it "tonnes," dillhole?
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    Jan 11, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    "resting"?

    The time it takes to change switch the weights between drop sets.
    The time it takes to change position/station/etc between supersets.
    The time it takes to sip a drink and write down the exercise, weight, and reps between different exercises.

    I'm not there to waste time.
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    Jan 11, 2012 11:49 PM GMT
    In B4 Frosty:

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    And for me about an hour.
  • swimmer8671

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    Jan 11, 2012 11:51 PM GMT
    Well as a swimmer it goes 2 hours in the morning, every morning, and 2 hours every evening. Only one morning practice on Saturday and i get sundays off woooo!
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    Jan 11, 2012 11:53 PM GMT
    grofte said~3 metric ton (f****ing Americans with a non-metric ton - morons) in about 35 reps. Takes less than half an hour. And then I move 5-6 km per getting to and from work or into town.
    I'm minimalist.


    Wow, and who pissed on you this morning?

    And don't blame us for copying and keeping a bizarre system of measure you Brits invented. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 11, 2012 11:54 PM GMT
    usually strength training of about 90 minutes. I train two muscle groups per session 5 exercises with 4 sets of 10 repetitions per muscle group, sometimes more. I train to failure.
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    Jan 11, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    1.5 hours usually give or take 15 on each side I aim for 1minute rests between sets and 2-3minutes between exercises, depending on how I feel about a set I might rest a little longer especially when I add more weight than I normally add. I barely even look up at the gym sometimes I just kind of stare off into space and the only reason I have my phone is its my ipod too but on airplane mode the only reason I look at it is for the timer I have for my sets and rest.
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    Jan 11, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on the program I'm following.
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    Jan 12, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    Three days a week - hour long weight training workouts with a trainer. It's a small gym, so there's not much waiting - I don't know people well enough to chit chat. I make small talk with my trainer while working out.

    I have been doing 30 minutes of cardio before the weight workouts on those three days.

    On the off days, I have been doing 1 hour of cardio on the elliptical. (Yet, I confess, that over the holidays, I did miss a few of these.)

    This week, in an effort to shake a plateau, I decided to opt for HIIT instead of my regular cardio. - So, for the past two days, I have done in my home 15 minutes of HIIT - I am going to try to build myself up to 20 minutes. (It doesn't sound like much to me, but this morning I was way more tired and out of breath than I would have been doing an hour on the elliptical. - I alternated sets of 75 mountain climbers with 75 kettle swings - 30 seconds rest between each set.

    I do not think I am working out too much. I feel that is not enough, but it's the best I can do.
  • psustud

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    Jan 12, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    I seem to always go wanting to spend no more than 60-75 minutes, but I always end up there for at least 90 and more often 2 hours.
    I don't know what it is.

    And I don't socialize either! (not that I'm the mean head down all the time kind of patron)
  • HPgeek934

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    Jan 12, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    I just started with the gym, but I go at 5am and I'm the only person in there, so every minute that I'm in there, I'm working out.

    45 minutes on weights
    20-30 minutes on cardio
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    Jan 12, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    Well, I agree that 45 minutes to an hour of intense effort is probably best. But a spread-out watered down workout is better than nothing.
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    Jan 12, 2012 12:59 AM GMT
    14 workout sessions a week Tues -Sun. Rest on Mons.

    5 strength sessions - 45 to 90 mins
    3 runs - 45 to 120 mins
    3 swims - 30 to 45 mins
    3 rides for a total of 5 hrs
  • tightwrgls

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    Jan 12, 2012 1:48 AM GMT
    An hour to no more than an hour and a half four times a week. When on a plan to compete I add cardio at the end of workout and will add 3 to 4 additional cardio session ranging from 20 min. HIIT to 45 min.
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    Jan 12, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    1 hour 15 minutes
  • metatextual

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    Jan 12, 2012 1:54 AM GMT
    About an hour.... it really depends on how intense my circuit training is that day.
  • realjock666

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    Apr 14, 2012 5:19 AM GMT
    An hour a day, six days a week.