How often do you workout?

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  1. macfem macrumors member

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    I have been working out every weekday for 3 years straight. Mostly cardio, recently I have added weight lifting and kickboxing to my schedule to spice things up. [​IMG]
     
  2. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    my schedule is like this:

    mon night: 35-40 min weights
    tuesday night: 300 push ups, pull ups, dips, ab workout
    wed night: off ab workout
    thursday night 35-40 min weights ab workout
    friday: 300 push ups, pull ups, dips, ab workout
    saturday: cardio workout ab workout
    sunday: 35-40 min weights

    of course i skip days, fall asleep, etc, etc. but that is my stated goal haha.
     
  3. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    Sunday to friday, four days of weights and two days of prehab.
     
  4. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Since I was 25 years old, I've been lifting weights three days a week (and it's an intense Navy workout- 50 reps total on everything). I get all my cardio from walking everywhere. Living in the city, you walk a lot and climb a lot of stairs.
     
  5. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    what exactly does 50 reps do compared to doing a well-paced 12-14?



    I use to do 1000 push ups in a sitting, and i see more results when doing 300 a sitting.
     
  6. Melrose Suspended

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    I have kind of a core workout I do three times a week, and then a few extra stuff I do if I'm feeling up to it.

    It centers around leg lifts, pushups and/or benchpress, weighted sit ups, military presses, squats, and my chinup bar.

    But to answer your question, three times a week. While I'm very regular at it, I don't obsess over it and if I don't feel up it I either take it easy or skip it altogether.

    I've been getting into Chen style Tai Chi and I like it. It's called an internal martial art; improves balance and energy.
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    The 50 reps are done in sets, and they are all well-paced. I'm 42 years old and have maintained a 32 in waist and a very lean, muscular body. I know what I'm doing. ;)

    Here's how they work in 4 sets:

    14 reps of my starting weight
    14 reps adding 10 pounds
    8 reps of the absolute most I can lift without losing form
    14 reps back to my starting weight

    I do this for every muscle group, and it's a killer, trust me. The 20-something guys who hit on me love it though. :)
     
  8. MMM.PWR macrumors 6502

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    I'm usually at the gym no less than 4 days / week. Spend nearly 3 hours there with the time it takes to shower, spot my friend, misc.

    This is our usual routine
    -Chest/Biceps/Abs
    -Back/Triceps/Abs
    -Shoulders/Legs/Abs

    When I go alone I add some cardio.. but not as much as I'd like.
     
  9. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Now that I have access to a gym almost any time, I'm going 3 times a week for lifting, and cardio anytime I feel like it.:)
     
  10. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502

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    at least 4 times a week
    both cardio and lifting
     
  11. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    thought you meant 50 reps non-stop, not altogether.
     
  12. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    What's up with all the ab workout? Seems a waste of time.
     
  13. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Your core is the most important part of your body.
     
  14. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yes, it is. It's the foundation for all athletic activity.
     
  15. rk1228 macrumors member

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday after work, and usually one day over the weekend.

    Workouts are weightlifting, currently on a push/pull split. Usually always done in 75 minutes unless there's a lot of talking going on. May do cardio 2 or 3 times a week for 20-30 minutes.
     
  16. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Theres no use working out if your not doing your core, otherwise its basically all flash. :)
     
  17. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Mon-chest/tris
    tues-back/bis
    wed-legs
    thur-running
    friday-hit and miss whether I make it or not
     
  18. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday. I have my own routine and it's about 1 1/2 hours each workout day.
     
  19. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Weights? Whenever I feel like it, and for as long as I want to do it. I don't go with a plan or routine, either. I go 'maybe' once every 2 weeks. :p When I say I go for as long as I want, I usually go for over an hour, since I know I'm not going to lift weights again for awhile. I may go twice in a week sometimes, and then not come back for 2-3 weeks.

    Swimming? Whenever I feel like it, and as many laps as I want to do. I usually go 3 times a week. It only takes around 20 minutes to do, so it fits my schedule really well. :)
     
  20. spacemanps macrumors regular

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    Wellll.... now that its winter... NEVER!! ha... in Spring summer and fall i go biking about 20-30 miles on Saturday and Sunday..
     
  21. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    i have ab workouts 5 times a week as a goal. At best, I do it 3 times haha because i get so tired and just cant make it through the day to do an ab workout.

    when i do an ab workout i do:

    -4-5 sets of 12 reps of captain chair leg raises
    - 2-3 sets of 10 leg lifts
    -4-5 sets of 40 cycles of bicycle exercise
    -10 -12 raised leg rotations

    try to do 45-60 seconds plank on elbows and toes

    so it really isnt that bad.
     
  22. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    I started working out last January when I determined I could not bench press the bar.

    Currently, I lift weights three times per week and run twice per week.
     
  23. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    i get up, walk to kitchen, walk from kitchen to living room and sit lol
    i dont do much, im naturally trim ;)
     
  24. leekohler macrumors G5

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    That won't last. And just because you're thin, it doesn't mean you're healthy.

    I used to be just like you. I got a wake up call when my doctor told me at 25, that I was at risk for heart attack because I was "naturally trim". Too trim though. It wasn't that I didn't eat. I ate a ton. But I was eating the wrong things and if I did have a heart attack, I would not be able to be revived because there would be literally no body mass to help me recover.

    That's when I got serious about exercise and diet. Diet not meaning Jenny Craig, because that's BS. Denial gets you nowhere. Diet meaning eating the right foods, and plenty of them.
     
  25. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Basketball five days per week: 3 hours

    Lifting: Not lately. Hopefully I can motivate myself to start again.
     

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