What is too much?

  • helloiamjeff

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    Oct 27, 2008 1:19 PM GMT
    I have decided to make my full time job my body while I have some time off my real full time job...I have hired a trainer (he is generally in charge of my strength training on Wednesdays and Monday or Friday depending on our schedules that week) and here is my workout schedule some of my friends say I am over doing it but then I have also heard I am right on track...What does everyone on here think?

    Sun 1.5 hour Yoga and 1 hour cardio
    Mon 1 hour Strength training and 1 hour cardio
    Tue 1 hour Yoga and 1 hour cardio
    Wed 1 hour Strength training and 1 hour cardio
    Thu 1 hour Yoga and 1 hour cardio
    Fri 1 hour Srength training and 1 hour cardio
    Saturday optional strength training on underworked mucle group and 1 hour cardio or maybe take the day off depending on how I feel...I generally feel like going to the Gym...


    now ontop of that program my gym has a pool and at one point a trainer said swimming is always good (my building has an outdoor Jr olympic I discovered l this summer that I feel sooo good after swimming 10 to 20 laps)...so I was going to try and throw swimming some laps into as many days as I felt the energy to; perhaps at a different time of the day or right after...any suggestions? Am I doing to much? could I do more and reap benefits still?

    Thanks for your time everyone!

    Jeff

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    Oct 27, 2008 7:28 PM GMT
    Unless you're doing HIIT (high intensity interval training) cardio, there's no point in doing more that 30 to 45 minutes of cardio a day. And even then, 7 days of cardio is a bit much in my opinion. The yoga will do you wonders especially in the stretching area. It'll give you muscles time to rest and lengthen them so that you may add more mass. What's your diet look like?
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    Oct 27, 2008 7:56 PM GMT
    I think you're doing too much cardio and yoga. Just remember to eat right.
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    Oct 27, 2008 8:49 PM GMT
    Yoga is excellent, I try to do at least an hour a day if I'm lucky I get in more.

    if you are eating right, getting enough sleep and generally feeling good, you don't feel constantly run down, always tired and so on, then you should be good.

    It also depends on what your goals are, if you where wanting to body build, that wouldn't be the way to go about it, but, if your wanting to improve your general health, to feel better and look better and you have the time, then yes, your doing well and I wouldn't have much complaint.

    Just make sure to listen to your body, if it feels like having a rest then have a rest even if its a monday or thursday.
  • helloiamjeff

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    Oct 29, 2008 1:05 PM GMT
    The days that I dont feel good are the rare days I dont go to the GYM, the Gym energizes me and if I miss it I am so tired so early and just want to do nothing and pass out...I think I am addicted to working out (which is better then drugs or sex)

    anyway guys thanks for your opinions!

    Jeff