(Closed) Need workout advice!!!

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I think in the end, you are doing the same amount of working out. To maintain your current weight, you would have to work out for 30 mins 3 or 4 times a week.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve heard from a trainer that 30 mins of high interval training (2 minute warm up then 2 mins at 5.5 – 6.5mph then 1 min at 4.5 and 2 mins high 1 min lower and so on and repeat for 30 mins on a treadmil) burns more calories and keeps your heart rate up. If you’re trying to loose weight I’d do this 4-5 times a week and add weights into the mix. Keep metabolism going through out the day and also tones you up. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

@Treasure43 A couple of years ago, I had a personal trainer. I was in the gym 5 or 6 days a week doing 30 mins of stregth training/weights and was suppose to do 30 mins of Cardio (I rarely did it haha) and I lost around 20lbs (with eating healthier). I really think it depends on what kind of work out you are doing. Although I would think working out for an hour, you heart rate would be up and burning more calories than a 30 min work out.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I try to do a high intensity 20 minute work out 4-5 days out of the week. I find I get better results that way than if I do lower intensity workouts every day.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

(Army Physical Training is my source here.)

Depends on your workout.  Are you doing cardio, muscle-strength (such as weight, sit-ups, etc), or a mix?  If you are doing MOSTLY muscle-strength, half an hour everyday.  If you are doing cardio, it depends on your choice of exercise – running everyday isn’t as healthy as, say, running every other day and biking in between (running everyday is somewhat likely to lead to leg injuries).  Running will give you the most bang for your buck, as it were, but I HATE running more than a mile and a half.  If you are doing a mix (which is what I do), an hour at least 3 times a week.  You are going to get the most out of cardio if you are doing AT LEAST half an hour.  Muscle-strength is mostly about challenging yourself, and it is easy enough to reach muscle failure in a 30 minute session (and, if you you don’t pause between sets, it ends up doubling as cardio, but this is NOT for the faint hearted.  Literally.)  

What I do (and I’m just re-starting my fitness routine) is workout one hour, three times a week.  I bike half an hour and do machines for the rest (my abs, they burn.)  On my off days, I might walk 1-3 miles, do push-ups/sit-ups/curls, or flexibility training (such as fencing, pilates, or yoga).  As I get more used to my gym workouts, I’ll be upping my off-day exercises.  Hope to get up to 5-6 hours a week of working out.  (The trainer also has me eating five or six times a day – I don’t like eating!  But I’m feeling more energetic already.)

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

interval training is the way to go to maximize calorie burn since the frequent change in heart rate boosts your metabolism.  personally, i hate interval training on my own and i need someone to “tell me what to do” so the only time i ever did any interval training was in spin class.  but if you are disciplined and can do the 2 minutes fast/30 seconds slow mix, go for it. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

@Treasure43 I’m also planning on doing the 30 day shred but I’m rotating it with doing Couch to 5K. That way the days I’m not doing cardio, I can do a work out.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would do the 30 min… and do you best to stay active all day – cleaning, walking etc just keep moving

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@MsAqua: What is the 30 day shred?

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