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    MandyMac is offline In Orientation
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    Exercise - all at once or spread out over the day??

    Hi everyone!!

    Whats the best way to exercise?? Currently I walk/hike for 45 minutes at a conservation park, hop in the car, drive 5-7 minutes to my local Contours (weights and cardio), do a 25 minute work out there, hop in the car again, drive home and do a 30 minute session on my treadmill or cross trainer.

    Is that the best way to do it? All in one hit (I like it cause it gets it out of the way!!) or would my body respond better and with faster results if I were to spread it out over the day???

    Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday!!

    Mandy

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    Short Fuse is offline Warming Up
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    Do you do this daily?

    Or once a week?

    The answers are different.

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    MandyMac is offline In Orientation
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    I do it 5-6 times a week... (or try to at least, when life doesnt get in the way!!)

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    Short Fuse is offline Warming Up
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    Quote Originally Posted by MandyMac View Post
    I do it 5-6 times a week... (or try to at least, when life doesnt get in the way!!)
    Working out once a day is fine, you need to seperate you're week into different muscle groups, and have rest days for each muscle groups, you shouldn't be exercising all muscle groups, every day, 5-6 times a week.

    Designate muscle groups to each day, and exercise them on the respective days, and rest them on the next muscle group.

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    flyinfree is offline aDvansT iN duM
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    dithc the treadmill, and run from the park to the gym, and then run home.

    sweat Daily

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    nicolaw is offline First Set
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    Hmm, yeah definantly have rest days for certain muscle groups.

    I have a question, is it really that much better for you to run outside? (Rather than on the treadmill) Isn't it harder on your joints outside?

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    Short Fuse is offline Warming Up
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolaw View Post
    Hmm, yeah definantly have rest days for certain muscle groups.

    I have a question, is it really that much better for you to run outside? (Rather than on the treadmill) Isn't it harder on your joints outside?
    It's all about the surface, and how heavy your steps are.

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