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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

How Often to Exercise?

How Often Should I Exercise?





For many people, New Year's resolutions mean a return to high-volume cardio programs. I urge conservatism, restraint, and caution. Trying to re-do your old running programs after some time off is a recipe for disaster.
Research shows that 20-30 minutes of interval training is more effective than 40 minutes of slow cardio for weight loss. Do that 3 days per week, and pow, you'll lose fat fast.
If you plan on resuming a former running program, please start conservatively, especially if you are running on hard surfaces. Monitor your energy levels, strength levels, and mood.
People often email me asking how many days per week should they workout. They will get fantastic results by training hard only three days per week.
On off days, I encourage people to be as active as possible, but without making extra effort to go to the gym. Just do some form of health-promoting exercise (which can mean a half hour walk, yoga, or aerobic training if you desire).
And what about for beginners? How often should they workout?
Well, if you are the utmost of beginners, and haven't done any formal exercise in a long, long time, then simply do 3-6 bouts of 5 minutes of walking each day. Progress with your walking by increasing the time you walk and decreasing the number of "bouts" per day. In week 3 of your exercise program, do 3 bouts of 10 minutes per day.
At the same time, combine your walking program with a professionally designed bodyweight 3-day strength program that you can do at home (heck, most beginner exercises are even done lying on the floor!). After 6 weeks, you can increase the intensity of your workout, as outlined by your personal trainer. Eventually, you can progress into a more intense 3-day per week program.
People often email me asking how many days per week should they workout. Just do some form of health-promoting exercise (which can mean a half hour walk, yoga, or aerobic training if you desire). Well, if you are the utmost of beginners, and haven't done any formal exercise in a long, long time, then simply do 3-6 bouts of 5 minutes of walking each day. In week 3 of your exercise program, do 3 bouts of 10 minutes per day. At the same time, combine your walking program with a professionally designed bodyweight 3-day strength program that you can do at home (heck, most beginner exercises are even done lying on the floor!).




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