Post # 1
I’ve always been told that you should not ever do weights two days in a row. But, I’ve noticed on my several Jillian Michaels DVDs that it says to use them 5 days a week for max results…. which obviously is more than every other day!
So…. is it just because it’s lower weight that it’s ok to do everyday? Or is it still not a good idea? I also do work out on an elliptical/jog/do yoga, but I am wondering if I would be getting better results if I did the JM DVDs more frequently? I don’t have a lot of actual fat to lose, but my muscles are in need of more toning anyway.
What’s the right answer fitness gurus?? Darling Husband said not to, but when he works out, he’s doing serious lifting, and then there’s me with my 3-5 lb weights. I am thinking it’s a totally different ballgame because I trust Jillian’s knowledge, but still. You never know!
Post # 3
I am no doctor, or medical expert, so this is comming from pure experience on my part.
I did the Jillian Micheals DVD, “Last Chance Workout”, every day, six times a week. I encountered absolutely no injuries during the several months I did it, in fact I felt pretty energetic, and strong.
Post # 4
I think the “don’t do weights everyday” rule applies more to people who are using weights in order to gain muscle. It’s best to let the muscle rest for a longer than just 24 hours–to recover and rebuild from the workout you had.
If you’re only using weights for resistance and to make aerobic exericse more challenging then I don’t see any reason to not use them everyday.
I’ve never done the JM DVD’s, but when I was losing weight, and even now when I’m just working out, I find it really keeps me more motivated and interested if I do different things. I love yoga, but I know I would get burnt out on it fast if I did it very single day. But if it’s a fast routine that only takes you 15 or 20 minutes and you really enjoy it then sure, why not, it might help you to get into a routine if you do it daily. Just make sure you’re changing the actual moves–doing exactly the same thing every day won’t be effective for very long.
Post # 5
@Cash000: Thanks! That’s very helpful — that was my plan too.
@kala_way: That makes sense. I mean, I am hoping to gain some muscle, but I’m not looking to bulk up at all or do anything crazy like that.
Post # 6
@piglet_625: I think that rule applies to the big men in the gym lifting 50 pounds per arm. 🙂 We go to the gym and lift weights ever day, but we do different body sections each time. You should be fine doing 3-5 lbs every day but I think if you go up to 10-15 ever, you might need a break. Listen to your body, if you feel like it’s too much, try the video without the weights one day but if you feel good, then keep going!