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  • How Long... How Often... Do You Workout?

    I'm talking actual lifting or strength training... how many days a week? How long?
    March 1st 2010: 308lbs | CW: 219lbs / 18.5%BF | New Goal: 16% BF
    Male. 28. 6'4''. Currently working on them muscles and strength!

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  • #2
    2-3 strength training sessions for 30-40 min a pop.
    1 hill sprint sessions 30 min max
    1 yoga session (45min if I do it at home, 90 min if i go to a class)

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    • #3
      3x a week, 60 min and then 10-15 for core depending on how energetic and how much time I have.
      SW: 235
      CW:220
      Rough start due to major carb WD.

      MWF: 1 hour run/walk, 1.5 hours in the gym - upper/lower and core
      Sat/Sun=Yard/house work, chasing kids, playing
      Family walk every night instead of everyone vegging in front of the TV
      Personal trainer to build muscle mass & to help meet goals

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      • #4
        i do PBF on MWF...lately it's been taking almost an hour to do two cycles, rest, and do a third with explosive work. plus i'll do a little ab work for 10 minutes or so whenever the mood strikes me.
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        • #5
          My goal is to increase strength and endurance and keep my metabolism moving for weight loss.

          I aim for something 5 mornings a week; some weeks I only get four. I go to my personal trainer 2 days a week for 30 minutes - that's a pretty intense full-body workout (crossfit-style but not crossfit). I also go to a class called "Monkey Conditioning" a couple times a week that is basically intense "play" - mostly body weight work - includes tumbling, jumping, climbing, and all kinds of other silly stuff that seems like it should be easy but always kicks my ass in a good way.

          Walking when I can - sometimes just a nice walk around the lake near my apt (3 1/2 miles), or a walk to get errands done (1-2 miles depending on what I'm doing, often carrying 20+ lbs of groceries back with me). I'm also slowly working on the Couch to 5K run/walk program - I'll squeeze that in here and there when I have time or on mornings where I don't have enough time to go to class.

          Basically I try to move every morning - at least weekday mornings, since I spend the rest of my day glued to an office chair. It gets my energy and mood up so that I have a better day. Weekends generally tend to be more active (and less stressful) overall so it's less critical that I get that morning rush going.
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          • #6
            Two 20-30 min LHT sessions/week. I do BBS-inspired PBF workouts.
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            • #7
              This is kind of an odd question since it completely depends what you are trying to achieve. Max strength - then it's heavy, low to moderate volume, long rest periods and 2-3 times per week.
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              • #8
                I have 2 days dedicated to weights - about an hour each day. But I also have 2 days of cardio strength circuits where I'll run through 5-7 stations for timed rounds. I'll usually do kettlebells on those days as well, and they last about 45 minutes.
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                • #9
                  I'm currently doing this T NATION | The 40-Day Program. 20-30 mins including warm-up every day. I'm on day 15 and making strength gains already.

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                  • #10
                    Two or three times a month - 25 / 40 mins of actual lifting. I'm lazy

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                    • #11
                      My goal is strength and maintain/build lean mass while shaving off the last of my fat stores.

                      I am now going 2-3 times a week (but once exams are done, 4x week) on an pseudo upper/lower split with a big compound to start and smaller, non isolated accessories. Sprint on "upper" days and jog on "lower" days. Core every time. Usually 45 mins- hour, with rest periods depending on how I feel between sets.

                      I also do calisthenics and stretching at home 2-3 times a week for about half an hour.
                      Last edited by Meg-a-Tron; 04-10-2011, 04:38 PM. Reason: Additional info
                      Stats: 5'6" female, 21 years young
                      Starting Weight: 187 lbs (March 2010)
                      Current Weight: 143 lbs (Oct 2011)
                      Goal BF: 20%

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                      • #12
                        3 days a week, 2-3 hours at the gym. I usually end up doing 60-90min heavy lifting with 30-60min calisthenics/core work
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                        • #13
                          4x/week for ~1hour each time. I'm currently doing my version of 5/3/1. My goal is to get stronger.

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                          • #14
                            3 days a week, 30 min - 1hr on the hamster wheel, and about 10 mins of weights. On my rest days I go for a 1 hour walk.
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                            • #15
                              crossfit WOD 4 x per week.
                              RLTW

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