Setting an exercise schedule

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2008/11/12 15:40:19 (permalink)

Setting an exercise schedule

I want to set up an exercise schedule for myself. I am a newbie. How many days for toning vs aerobics? Thanks.
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    Mandolyn
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    Re:Setting an exercise schedule 2008/11/12 17:37:31 (permalink)
    Well it differs for everyone- how much time do you have? What are you goals?
    For me, I do cardio 5-6 days a week. On 3 of those days I also do pure strength (with dumbells) some of my strength workouts are circuit workouts, where it combines cardio segments and strength segments- these are counted as my strength days as well. Abs are also everyday I workout usually but not long- only about 5-10 minutes.
    I am trying to maintain my weight and have been successful in doing this while making a schedule like this. I also don't diet, so that is why I add more cardio to my week. I hope that helps! If you have any questions on certain workouts feel free to ask!

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    HelloBetty
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    Re:Setting an exercise schedule 2008/11/13 07:26:28 (permalink)
    It really depends on your goals.  If you want to lose weight, build muscle, etc.

    Here are some basic templates for both cardio and weights.

    You can alternate days of cardio and weights:

    Day 1 - lower body weights
    Day 2 - cardio
    Day 3 - upper body weights
    Day 4 - cardio
    Day 5 - full body weights workout
    Day 6 - cardio
    Day 7 - rest

    or

    Day 1 - full body weights
    Day 2 - cardio (interval)
    Day 3 - off
    Day 4 - cardio
    Day 5 - cardio/weight circuit workout
    Day 6 - stretch/yoga
    Day 7 - off

    Or you can work more cardio/weight circuits

    Day 1 - cardio/weight circuit
    Day 2 - cardio
    Day 3 - cardio/weight circuit
    Day 4 - off/stretch
    Day 5 - cardio/weight circuit
    Day 6 - cardio
    Day 7 - off/stretch

    There are many ways of setting up a rotation.  If you are just beginning you probably want to start slowly so you might want to workout only 3 or 4 days a week.

    HTH,

    Jane  

     
     
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