I am currently training for a marathon so my routine right now is out of the ordinary. The rest of the year my work out routine looks like this:
Mon: 3-4 miles and weights, Tues: off (I volunteer tues evenings), Wed: 3-4 miles and weights, Thurs: cross training 1 hour, Friday: 6 miles, Sat: pilates/yoga, Sun: 3-4 miles and weights.
I belong to a Bally's and typically pack my gym bag in the morning and head strait there after work. I spend about an hour at the gym each day. I'm a counselor in the mental health field and I truly believe this routine is vital to my physical and mental wellness. Everyone's routine can vary depending on what works for you- as long as you can try and fit 45 minutes 4-5 days a week you will reap the benefits in my opinion.
Thanks for the feedback. I will keeep doing what I am doing. I am right in there. I generally workout 60-90 min a day with @ least 45 min of it being cardio. The other is either yoga...love love love or the pilates reformer..also love. I am 41 so I know I need to keep up with the cardio, but I also need to do things that love my body and joints as well. I never go w/out yoga!!!!!!
It depends how you workout and what your goals are really. If you are training for endurance sports then doing 20 minute short burst workouts arent going to help much.
With weight training there is really no need to go over an hour. I feel 50 minutes is fine and gives ample time for rest in between sets.
I workout pretty much daily although often have a rest day on sunday or just some light rebounding for the lymphatic system. Weight/strength training full body workouts 3 times a week. Boxing/Muay Thai sessions 3-4 times a week. One long run, rebounding a few times a week and some HIIT sessions
Honestly I work out pretty much every day because most of it is yoga, and you can balance this by doing a couple of meditative, stretching type classes a couple of days a week so your body gets some rest. They help you sleep so well and counteract all the intense workouts you are doing that tend to make you tight. I practice yin yoga for relaxing as it involves deep stretches. If you want something a little milder, try restorative.
I also do a cardio type yoga only three or four times a week (flow or hot); the other day or two I do Pilates or hatha. Don't kill yourself!
Sometimes I vary it up too, and do one or two days doing circuits in the gym or going outdoors if the weather is good for a bike ride or canoing on the water, for example. But yoga definitely keeps me sane and is so good for your body so I try and make that my base!
Ah, as much as I'd like to work out everyday...I am LAZY TO THE EXTREME!
I do The Grouse Grind almost every week though. It's a pretty strenuous hike up a local mountain here in Vancouver, BC. Takes the average hiker 1 hr 30 mins. The average, I think, is skewed though because we have many locals that do it every single day. They are the same breed of crazies (I use that term in the most adoring way possible) that get up at 5am for a 2 hr workout.
As the cooler weather approaches, I will probably take my exercise into the gym or do some swimming. One hour of real good quality sweating, three times a week is my goal.