(Closed) How much exercise is too much?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: How much should I do?
    Just the gym workout : (4 votes)
    13 %
    workout and walk/swim, separated : (20 votes)
    65 %
    a 3 hour blitz each morning : (4 votes)
    13 %
    several 30 min sessions of different things throughout the day : (2 votes)
    6 %
    other : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    1270 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    i have always been a workout nut, but i recently started working out twice a day. i go to the gym before i go to work for about 1-1.5 hours. then after work my fiancee and i go running for about 45 minutes to an hour.

    when i am at the gym i do cardio and focus on weightlifting.

    i think it is really good for your body to get different types of cardiovascular activity. that being said, working out for one three hour stretch a day will probably do more harm than good. your muscles will get tired and sore, and you could risk hurting yourself. you could also plateau, which means your body gets used to the same type of exercises. i say switch it up, and working out more than 2 hours a day is fine as long as they are seperated and are two different kinds of workouts.

    Post # 5
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    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I love working out, but I need a day of rest in between, because I have a tendency to over-do it and hurt myself (unintentionally).  I do an hour workout every other day.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think breaking it up is good as long as you get a little bit of cardio at each session.  

    Post # 9
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    929 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Be careful about injuries girl!  You dont want to jumpstart into intense training and end up throwing out your back before your wedding!  Break it up, and include stretching!  Good luck!

    Post # 11
    Member
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would do just the gym workout, but focus much, much more on your diet. Most of weight loss is diet, and it will make a very big difference if you start eating healthier.

    Post # 13
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    531 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I said the 3 hour blitz each morning, because I feel you need a day or two off if you’re blitzing it for three hours each day. I love to workout and stay active, but a 3 hour every single morning is a bit much, for me personally……unless an hour or that is yoga or something. 🙂

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