(Closed) Getting Fit- please share your workout routine!

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I already workout consistently, so I’m trying to lose any large amounts of weight, but the best thing is always to do a combination of card and strength training. Cardio to burn fat, and weights to build muscle in place of fat. So a good combination of the two is key. Also remember that all the working out in the world won’t be as effective as a good diet! So make sure you’re getting plenty of protein and veggies! 

Post # 4
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Right now I am doing the Couch to 5k, so pretty much treadmill almost daily.  The program is aimed at people who work out 3 days a week, so I usually do strength training or the elliptical the other 3-4 days a week.

Post # 5
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I run a LOT when I’m losing weight, but I also make sure to lift weight weights because it’s important especially for us ladies. 🙂 I’ll do like 4-5 days of running, maybe 3-4 miles each time. And 2 days a week of weight lifting. 

Post # 6
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve recently got back into working out and I try to do every other day cardio, every other day weights. Starting on Monday I’ll do cardio, then on Tuesday I’ll do weights, Wed cardio and so on. Saturday mornings I try to go the gym for a group class, usually body combat. Sunday is a rest day.

Obviously life some times gets in the way of my plans but I try to get in at least 5 workouts a week.

Post # 7
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I pretty much mainly do cardio, which I know is not really the best routine–you should add in some weights/strength traning. I really really want to start pilates at the beginning of next month, so hopefully I’ll be adding in two or three days of pilates a week.

Post # 8
1270 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

usually in the mornings i am at the gym for 1-1.5 hours. i do about 30 minutes of cardio, and the rest is weight training. i do a lot of free weights, but also some resistance machines.

after work at night i go for a run about 3 times a week.

i’m working out about 10 times a week.

Post # 9
568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am on pretty much the same schedule as you are.  I am at the gym from 5am-6am and then I do P90X after work.  Because you are doing 30day shred you are getting some weight work in so that is good.  My morning routine is 100% cardio because P90X is weight intensive.  I alternate between the treadmill, elipticle, and stairmaster.  I don’t necessarily do all three the same morning.  I do treadmill and elipticle one day then I’ll do all three the next.  I am working on getting myself to a point where I can spend more time on the stairmaster.  That thing kicks my butt!  Hey! You are in California, if we are close by maybe we can be gym buddies?  PM if you want!

Post # 10
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I gear my workouts more towards improving specific skills than general fitness.  I tend to work out once a day almost every day and avoid doubling up workouts because if I do that 1) I’m setting myself up to burn out and 2) if I need to work out again 10 hours later there’s no way I’m going to work my muscles to near exhaustion.

Basically what I try to do is mix up cardio and weights so that I am alternating days and so that my legs get a couple of effective rest days where almost everything I am doing is upper body weights.  When I go to the gym I will either do all cardio (sometimes all on one machine, sometimes switching halfway through.  Lately I’ve been doing a lot of 20-25 minutes steady cardio on the elliptical and 20-25 minutes of sprint intervals on the treadmill).  Or I go for a run… we’ve had nice weather lately so there has been a lot of this.

Twice a week I do upper body lifting – sometimes at home (all free weights and core exercises) and sometimes at the gym (about 75% free weights/core stuff, 25% machines).  I am also trying to incorporate an agility/lower body strength workout which I do once a week. 

Lastly – there are ultimate days!  Those are the payoff.  1-2 days a week I get to replace my cardio or run with ultimate frisbee which is the whole point of all the agility/lower body strength training.

This week has looked like this:
Sunday – free weights at home for about 50 minutes
Monday – 4-5 mile run (set new p.r. for this route!)
Tuesday – played ultimate frisbee about 2 hours
Wednesday – free weights at home about 50 minutes
Thursday – planning to do 25 minutes elliptical + 20 minutes interval running
Friday – agility/lower body strength workout
Saturday – 3 mile sprinty run (am short on time Saturday or I might make this a slower paced 4-5 mile run to recover from anticipated massive soreness)
Sunday – free weights at home if I can’t pry myself away from the NFC championship game or ultimate frisbee outside if I can.

Post # 11
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I don’t really have a set schedule, but I like to change it up. I go to the gym 3-4 times a week and usually do at least one group class like Step or Body Works, elliptical machine once and biking once (or 20 minutes on each). I don’t do much weight training, but I do like to do sit ups and push ups a few times a week. It’s definitely good to do different things so your body doesn’t get used to doing the same workout all the time. 

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