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    Question Please have a look at my current fitness routine...

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    First I want to start off by saying that I'm 45 years old,soon to be 46!

    This is my current fitness routine:

    Monday,Wednesday& Friday: 30 minute weight lifting (compound lifts)+ 20 minute HIIT

    Tuesday,Thursday& Saturday: 30-45 minute steady state cardio

    Plus,I walk my dog fro 30-40 minutes 1-2x a day.

    As,you can see I am very active. Please forgive me if this is repetitive...but is this too much?

    I'd appreciate any input.

    My goal is to gain strength...Thanks in advance!
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    CW: 126 lbs/GW 125lbs
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    Are you thriving or is it wearing you down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    Are you thriving or is it wearing you down?
    Sometimes, I feel it's a bit much. Especially the HIIT cardio sessions after I lift. I keep telling myself...as soon as I get to my goal weight,I'll cut some cardio out.

    I also want to add,that I have a physical job. It's very fast paced,the majority of the time. I do try my best to get at least 8 hours of sleep at night.
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    It is often the case that we must take rest when we need to recover, rather than scheduling it for a more convenient time in the future. Keep that in mind and listen to your body.

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    There is such a thing as too much. I would cut down on cardio after lifts OR using weighted circuits for your sessions. if you can complete them up the weight, that way you will improve on strength and fitness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardmac View Post
    There is such a thing as too much. I would cut down on cardio after lifts OR using weighted circuits for your sessions. if you can complete them up the weight, that way you will improve on strength and fitness.

    Richard
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    I would drop the HIIT after the weights, and do it instead of a cardio workout - and god steady state cardio sounds dull.

    3 times a week for weights may also be too much, you may make better gains doing 2 sessions and allowing more recovery time. I make gains lifting once a week just as fast as doing more sessions.

    Oh and as many wil tell you 'you can't out run your fork' or 'abs are made in the kitchen' or diet to look good in clothes, excersise to look good naked' in other words all that cardio will just make you need to eat more and won't help shift the lbs.

    For referance I work out 5 times a week and thought that was verging on the OTT, I do bodyweight stuff once, a bike ride, a run a sandbag session and a HIIT/sprint session. I make gains each week so once a week enought to improve at something.
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    Thanks for your replies!

    I'm going to drop the HIIT sessions after my strength training and try to come up with more variety!
    Last edited by Shyloh; 02-18-2013 at 06:15 AM.
    Started eating Primal January 14th,2013
    CW: 126 lbs/GW 125lbs
    I am new to Primal/Paleo,loving it so far!


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