How often do you workout a week?

  • dommyinlosang...

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    Dec 04, 2012 10:28 AM GMT
    I'm wondering if I workout too much? I do 5 days a week now... cardio each of those days... 45 to an hour... a mix of jogging, elliptical, rowing, bike... plus some weights... chest, arms, and i keep adding to my routine... sauna and walk home a mile... wondering if that's too much and i'm waring down my body... don't wanna be a cripple when i'm 65

    been doing this with some changes in specifics for about 3 years now

    what do you guys do?
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    Dec 04, 2012 11:27 AM GMT
    6 day's weights, no longer than 1 hour each session.
    About 3 cardio sessions of HIIT combo of running, rowing machine and swimming a week.

    That does the job for me!
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    Dec 04, 2012 12:32 PM GMT
    I'm usually doing tricking, cardio, and flexibility training 6-7 days a week. I never time it because I'm simply having fun and not thinking of it as a workout.

    I'm doing weight lifting 3 times a week for now. The sessions usually last about an hour or a little more (depending on how long I need to cool down for each set). From what I understand people see the greatest strength gains lifting 3-4 times a week, but I'm sure that's not always the case considering most RJers are here are RIPPED and lift more than that.
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    Dec 04, 2012 5:12 PM GMT
    i think the key is to listen to your body. it'll tell you when you need a rest day. i have periods where i'll go twelve to fourteen days in a row with some two a days and not be worn out and other periods when three days in a row just kills me. a lot depends on what else is going on in my life and how much rest i'm getting, stress, etc....

    good adage is: don't do anything today in your training that'll keep you from training tomorrow.
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    Dec 04, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
    imasrxd saidi think the key is to listen to your body. it'll tell you when you need a rest day. i have periods where i'll go twelve to fourteen days in a row with some two a days and not be worn out and other periods when three days in a row just kills me. a lot depends on what else is going on in my life and how much rest i'm getting, stress, etc....

    good adage is: don't do anything today in your training that'll keep you from training tomorrow.


    Yeah, I agree --- I run 30 to 40 miles a week and get streaks of 30 to 50 days in a row before I take a break. I also do a kickboxing class 3 mornings a week and lift weights 3 to 5 days a week. Whenever I can I take my mountain bike out for 15 to 20 miles
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    Dec 04, 2012 6:49 PM GMT
    3x/week weights. I also walk to work and back home or gym and then home, depending on the day. Which works out to a total of 27km/week walking.

    If your weight training is heavy and intense enough it will drain your energy from other activities. Regular rest is very important.
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    Dec 04, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    atm 3x a week, though I do cycle up to 6 days a week. Depends on the time of year, other demands etc 3 times a week is nice. YOu can really hit it and then rest. But I also like other frequencies.
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 04, 2012 7:17 PM GMT
    7 days a week. Some days are more hardcore than others.
  • sans_serif

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    Dec 04, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
    I train six days a week... Sometimes I'll do two-a-days, depending on how much Wheaties I had for breakfast.
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    Dec 04, 2012 7:52 PM GMT
    4 times a week, three CrossFit, one sport of my choice, usually something endurance-related.
  • Medjai

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    Dec 04, 2012 7:54 PM GMT
    I go 5-6 days a week. Wednesday is legs, Saturday is chest and back, and Sunday is shoulders and arms. I throw in 2 or 3 cardio days in between, and make sure there is at least on rest day, usually Monday.
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    Dec 04, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    6 days a week. 3 days of weights and 4-5 days of yoga.
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    Dec 04, 2012 8:22 PM GMT
    5-6 days a week. Every day some form of cardio for at least 30 mins....Weight training 1 hour...
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    Dec 04, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
    Hey Rad!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 04, 2012 9:15 PM GMT
    Unfortunately, not enoughicon_sad.gif
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    Dec 04, 2012 9:27 PM GMT
    I'm in the gym 4 days a week. I usually skip a day of lifting and on that day just do cardio. I start everyday with push-ups, chin-ups, and core exercises, regardless.
    I think getting a good nights sleep is key. I get 8 hours of sleep every night. It's even more important the older you get.
    I've always used the gym as a way of dealing with stress.
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    Dec 04, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    4-5. 3 days of weight training (about an hour), 1-2 days of light cardio (only about 20 minutes on the elliptical) and a few mobility exercises.
  • chi_rock

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    Dec 04, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
    Seven days a week unless traveling. I've gone as many as 63 days in a row. I missed on day 64 because I was flying overseas.
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    Dec 04, 2012 9:54 PM GMT
    Right now I'm doing a 5 day split lifting Sa, Su, Tu, We, Th with Mo & Fr as rest days. Sometimes I crank it up to a four day split doing 2 on 1 off. I don't usually do any cardio at the gym since I ride a bicycle everywhere.
  • calibro

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    Dec 04, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    eleventy!
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    Dec 04, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    calibro saideleventy!


    u don't look like u work out lol
  • calibro

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    Dec 04, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    archon said
    calibro saideleventy!


    u don't look like u work out lol


    and you don't look like someone i'd sleep with
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    Dec 04, 2012 11:53 PM GMT
    calibro said
    archon said
    calibro saideleventy!


    u don't look like u work out lol


    and you don't look like someone i'd sleep with


    and you don't look like someone i would even notice even if u was being run over by a car
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    Dec 05, 2012 12:11 AM GMT
    3x/week 10min cardio with all body weight training for the rest. Gain 5 lbs in 5 weeks icon_biggrin.gif didn't think it was possible
  • calibro

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    Dec 05, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    archon said
    calibro said
    archon said
    calibro saideleventy!


    u don't look like u work out lol


    and you don't look like someone i'd sleep with


    and you don't look like someone i would even notice even if u was being run over by a car


    sorry, walking is for poor people. let me know how that goes for you.