(Closed) Caved and bought a gym pass…what's your routine?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Do you go to the gym-- how often do you go/work out?
    Yes, I have a membership. I only take classes at least 2x a week. : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Yes, I have a membership, I go at least 5x a week. : (8 votes)
    24 %
    Yes, I have a membership and I go no more than 4x a week. : (13 votes)
    39 %
    No, I don't work out! And I don't really care to start. : (0 votes)
    No, I don't have a membership, but I work out at home/outside at least 4 times a week. : (7 votes)
    21 %
    I have a membership, but I don't use it! : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2959 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I used to be a gym rat for years. I got tried of the drama and the waiting for machines and equipment. I slowly made my own home gym – Bowflex, free weights, kettlebells, step platform, resistance bands, stability ball and about three dozen fitness DVDs – Pilates, yoga, aerobics, kettlebells, etc. I work out whenever I want, which is usually 6 days a week. I usually alternate cardio (kettlebells or step aerobics) with strength-training and on low energy days I do Pilates or yoga. I tend to change up my routine frequently to prevent boredom and injuires.

    Post # 4
    Member
    7977 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I’m speaking as someone who used to be very fit and then,… not so much. I also had a whole series of sports injuries, one of which in particular could have been a lot more serious than it ended up being. My fitness really took a dive after that and I put on loads of weight.

    At my fittest, I was about 112lb, went to the gym twice a day, and weighed my food in order to calculate grams of protein and required vitamin content…. yep… I was really that anally retentive. Never again! Then, at my largest, I thought I weighed about 147, but I since found that my scales were broken, so it was probably more like 157!

    Started going regularly again last week and I’m trying to go 6 days a week (it’s actually easier of you make it into a habit and just do a little each day). I have a plan, but rarely finish the whole thing.

    1. 10 minute warmup on the bike, random settings, aim for 5km distance, level 7

    2. 10 minutes on the treadmill, max inclline, fastest possible walking pace (I can’t run because of damage to my knees). Usually works out around 6.5-6.8?

    3. Row 1,000m, resistance 6, aim for 6 minutes.

    4. Cross trainer 10 minutes, level 7, interval training, aim for a fast speed

    5. Machines… lat pulldown, leg press, hip adduction and abduction (don’t know if that’s right… it’s the one spelt like “abduction”), chest press, pull ups, kneeling crunches with weight. All two lots of 15 with a medium weight.

    6. Mat work… two planks for as long as poss, leg scissors (which I regularly skip because I really can’t do it) and then sit ups and press ups if I have the time (which I rarely do).

    I also skip the cooldowns on the machines, usually. The problem is that this workout takes over an hour, so I need to learn to move faster… one hour should really be the max for a single workout, I think, otherwise how do you fit all your jobs into one day, LOL?

    I was told that you should get a trainer to design something for you, and then review and change it every 6 weeks to prevent boredom and injuries.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I have a membership and I also take a class at my gym that I have to pay extra for. It really helps me stay on track and not miss because otherwise I’m out an extra $60. Its really not expensive it averages to about $6/week but its just the idea of paying extra and wasting it. I try to get to the gym at least one other day each week so I go at least 4 days. Working up to adding a 5th day but haven’t gotten there yet. During the spring/summer and fall I ride my bike every day to work. Plus kayak and 3 days a week at the gym. So during warmer months I’m more in shape than I am now. But I LOVE food so thats my downfall lol.

    Post # 7
    Member
    123 posts
    Blushing bee

    I have access to a gym for free 24/7 (hooray, active duty!) and I’m really just a fan of making a playlist of fun songs and using the BPM to jam on the elliptical for at least an hour.  Honestly, I don’t do a lot of weight training because cardio seems to take care of everything on its own.

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