How MUCH to work out?
I am a little confused about how much to work out?
I've been doing a sprint workout once a week, a body wieght work out 2x a week that lasts 30 min (2 sets of 30 knee pushups, 2 sets of 40 full squats, 2 sets of forearm plank for a minute - trying to add 10 seconds each week, side planks for 40 seconds and reverse pullups to get to my goal of doing regular pullups.... walking and other slow moving things probably 4-5 hrs.
When I started this 2 mos ago, I could barely do 2 sets of 10 knee pushups and they were half push-ups, not chest to floor... now I am doing 2 sets of 30, chest to floor and once I can do them all in a row without having to pause briefly at # 23 in my first rep and # 18 in my second, I want to move on to full toe pushups... I could only do knee plank, 100% chair assist pullups, maybe 20 half squats.
I feel that I push myself to continue onward incrementally as discussed in the primal fitness vs. being satisfied with a static number or particular movment. Primal says not to work out every day in order to give yourself time to rebuild....however, I know crossfitters are working out every day. ??
I just got the Convict Conditioning book to add onto the free Primal Fitness e-book that I've been following and it also says not to skip or train too hard or will be more difficult to progress. But shouldn't I be working hard to progress?
How do I know what is too hard? How do I know if I need to step it up or back it off? I sort of think I need to step it up...
I took pix of myself 30 days in Primal and a recent one after 2 mos of the sprinting/bodywieght workouts... can see changes for sure.
However, can also see how much further I need to go. It's both disheartening and at the same time quite motivating!
Thanks a bunch in advance -
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. - Oscar Wilde