(Closed) Anyone workout "like a man"?

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: What's your excercise style?
    Cardio queen- it's all I do : (14 votes)
    36 %
    Strictly weights : (0 votes)
    Mostly Weights with a touch of cardio : (5 votes)
    13 %
    50-50 : (19 votes)
    49 %
    What's exercise? : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    777 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @futuremrs1986:  I usually only lift weights but do get some cardio in about 3-4 times a week (although I have been slacking lately). I used to only do cardio, but now that I’m mostly weightlifting, I’ve noticed a HUGE difference in my all around figure. I feel stronger which is awesome (kinda makes me feel like a badass lol). My legs, shoulders and arms are so much more toned which I love! I do still have a bit of a belly but that’s mostly from the lack of cardio and bad diet!

    Post # 4
    2625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @futuremrs1986:  SO and I work out 2-3 times a week. We do a spin class every other visit. On the non-cardio days, we lift weights. That usually consists of bench pressing, squats with a bar/weights, and free weights. We also go for an occasional run.


    Before SO I was a strict runner, and I had endurance but no strength. Weight lifting has helped alot with my weak little noodle arms. LOL.

    Post # 5
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    I have a similar routine.  FI and I do weights 3x per week and I do cardio another 2-3x per week.  Monday is shoulder and biceps day, Wednesday is triceps and chest day, and Friday is legs and abs day.  We’ll spend the majority of those days doing weights, and then we’ll do 15-20 mins of cardio depending on how we feel.  We usually still shoot for 15 minutes minimum of cardio though.  On cardio days, I’ll do about 30-45 minutes of running, biking, or elliptical depending on my mood.  I usually gauge how I feel after weight days – sometimes I can work out 5 days in a row, other times I end up doing cardio on weekends when I have more energy.  I feel like the weight training has improved my endurance overall, so it’s easier for me to work out more often now.  The first weeks after starting weight training were brutal, but eventually your muscles get used to it. 

    Post # 6
    8382 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Well this doesn’t really help with your question, but I used to do primarily weights and I really didn’t like how my body looked. My shoulders seemed bulky and my butt just looked huge from all the squats. It wasn’t just me that noticed either, lol.

    Nowdays I just run, use my elliptical or a Jillian video. Much happier with my weight loss results and overall look.

    Post # 7
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Mostly weights/body weight and a little cardio. I hate cardio.

    Post # 9
    2401 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Because of stress fractures, I limit my cardio to about an hour total a week. Though I am going to start riding my bike to work twice a week starting this week which will add about 2 hours of cardio to my load.

    All of the fitness classes I take are strength based- mainly bootcamp style without the cardio (or I modify it if it’s a lot of jumping). I also do yoga three times a week.  

    Post # 10
    2961 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I let my body decide – kettlebells, free weights, Bowflex, resistance bands, stability ball, step aerobics or pilates. I like to mix it up!

    Post # 11
    7405 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Average week if I can get 4 workouts in the breakdown is usually; a Les Mills Body Pump 2x a week; a hot Yoga class 1 or 2x a week (I kinda consider my yoga to be a light cardio cause I tend to do flow classes); and a Les Mills Body Attack, which is a cardio. 

    Post # 13
    5001 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I do about 75% cardio (running and swimming mostly) and 25% strength. Works for me, but when we want to TTC I’ll probably cut it to 50/50.

    Post # 14
    7405 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @futuremrs1986:  It kicks my ASS. Half way thru I’m like why, why, why am I doing this? But I feel great after. LOL.

    Post # 15
    2743 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    I chose cardio queen but thats not legit. I do work out like a man though for 6 months of the year, an Ironman.Last year I did a 70.3 triathlon, if I hold in the marathon this year with my issues than next year I will do a 140.6.


    Typically I do mostly cadio: running, swimming, and cycling (in that order currently from highest to lowest it changes though). I do weights 1-3 times a week, and abs 2-4 times a week to supplement that. In high season I try to do plyometrics every 1-2 weeks.

    Edited to add I do 5-6 days a week of run, swim, bike. I also try to get a long walk in 2-3 days a week.

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