How often do you actually go to the gym/do exercise? And what do you consider healthy???

  • suedeheadscot

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    Apr 14, 2012 9:56 PM GMT
    I tend to alternate runs and gym work outs, mainly to keep things in trim and body in form, plus de-stress after work. I tend to go 4 - 7 times a week, depending on how things are going with work/other commitments, taking the occasional day off. I can hit 7 days but prefer to take a day or two off, doing other things in life (errands etc).

    I was looking at the RJ work outs which are 7 days long - though I did think you had to have a rest day. I guess this doesn't include cardio?

    Ever thought you are doing too much working out? I have considered this a couple of times but I'm kinda happy with my amount.
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    Apr 15, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    4x a week.
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    Apr 15, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    As I got older, I needed to lessen my gym time---not days per week, but in the actualy amount of time I spent there each visit. I stopped being a gymrat. (Also I tire out more easily) I split up days of cardio vs, weights; otherwise, I'd be there over 2 hours. Now I get there 4-5 times a week, and spend just under an hour working out.
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:00 AM GMT
    Well, I do my heavy duty workouts at 0430 in the morning, and do my cardio 3-6 mile runs in the evening. This is usually 4-5 times a week.

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    Sean
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:32 AM GMT
    IT depends on what your goals are. Remember that muscle growth happens outside the gym during recovery and overtraining will hinder growth. If you are pursuing weight loss, however, doing something cardio related every or most days is generally fine to do. If you are going to do cardio everyday then be sure that some days are hard and some days are light.

    As a bodybuilder I am in the gym four days a week during bulking season and five days a week during cutting becasue I am doing more cardio.
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    Apr 15, 2012 9:12 AM GMT
    Im recently back to 3 x 1 hour sessions per week of weights. I run 2 times a week.
    I find Im energised after weights and clear headed after a run.

    Moving away I think i will stick to this program as it works best for my timetable.

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    Apr 15, 2012 9:18 AM GMT
    I lift 5 days/week- Sa, Su, Tu, W, Th.
    Ride a bicycle everywhere- I don't own an automobile, by choice.
    And I'm a laborer.
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    Apr 15, 2012 9:26 AM GMT
    5 times a week, and off on the weekends to rest up, since i dont work on the weekends and just need it off completely from any physical work.
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    Apr 15, 2012 9:39 AM GMT
    3x a week for any weight based exercises and 6x a week for cardio , 30-40 minutes.(usually dance based because it's the most fun).

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  • Lincsbear

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    Apr 15, 2012 11:45 PM GMT
    At my most committed and conscientious I do exercise five times a week; more relaxed periods see, maybe, three times a week.

    I usually alternate aerobic and weight training sessions to give rest days between them.

    In 2009 I was doing up to nine hours exercise a week-way too much and too little rest. Now it`s more like six, and that`s fine by me.

    I`m a great believer in the other side of getting fit-resting!
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    Apr 15, 2012 11:55 PM GMT
    Lots of things go into being healthy.

    I think consistency is what's important. I think that someone who consistently goes 2-3 days a week is better off than someone who goes 5 days consecutively then slacks off for 4 weeks before doing it again. Consistently hitting the gym is healthy, even If for just 30 minutes.

    Diet is important too. People that go out & party every night and drink their body weight in alcohol, are not living a healthy lifestyle, even If they consistently hit the gym. As a rule, I dont go out but once or twice a month. I figure every night out sets me back at least a day in the gym.