Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2008 - Hotel on the westside of Los Angeles
I get super bored if I stay on any one machine at the gym for too long, so I like to mix it up. I’ll do 30 min on the elliptical, 15 on the stepmill, 15 on the rowing machine, 20 on the bike, etc for a total of one hour working out. Is that a bad approach? I’m wondering if I would be better served by staying on one machine for 45 min to an hour?
Post # 3
I think the short quick workouts are better than the one long workout. You’re mixing it up for your body, which burns calories more efficiently. If you change it up within each machine (intervals one day, hill climb the next, varying intensity levels, etc.), that should help too!
Post # 4
I agree with the first post. I’ve read that many fitness experts are saying that varied workouts are more effective because it keeps your body guessing what’s next, which burns more calories.
I was always a treadmill girl. I’d stay on it for 45 minutes, and then do weights. I needed a chance, so I started doing 20 mins on the eliptical, 30 mins on the treadmill, and I started seeing results a lot faster (in muscle definition and overall weight loss). But I do also have one or two days a week where I’ll do the one long run on the treadmill, or save it for one long saturday afternoon run outside.
Post # 5
As long as you’re exerting yourself, I believe the switching of machines shouldn’t make a different.
Like the other posters mentioned, intervals are excellent ways to burn calories and continue to burn them for longer after you work out. So really push yourself every couple of minutes and see how long you can sustain it. I’ve found that it makes the workout go by much quicker! (I get bored fairly easy as well!)
Post # 6
I agree, if you’re changing it up thats good for your body. burns those calories quicker! thats why cuircut training is beneficial. basically thats what your doing.
every week in my boot camp we do cuircuit training and I am dead by the end of it as oppsed to another day when I got for a couple mile run, the heart rate speeds up and down, its killer
Post # 7
Try doing a 15-20 minute warm-up on the bike, treadmill, etc. then going and working out (chest, legs, arms, back) and the finishing up with a 30 min. run or on another machine than what you warmed up on. It’s my foolproof way to see results quickly and really tone!