That's still too much IMO. I would really recommend to only sprint once a week, at a maximum. Take into account the three weight lifting sessions, too. Does this look like your weekly schedule?
Originally Posted by tasteslikeburning
First of all, I miss "Play" or "Rest". Of course you could also do it this way:
But any way I put it, it seems too much to me. Also: Are you sure that the running sessions are low intensity (less than 75% MHR)?
How about this schedule:
*=Body Weight session, less weight, more repetitions
In going over my records this is the most accurate representation of my week, workout wise.
T: Bike + Yoga or Run
T: Yoga + Run or Sprints Or Bike
F: Off / Play
S: Run+Weights (and usually yard work)
S: Off or Play
Running sessions are 20 min, rarely 30, at 5mph for half then 6mph for the last half, with a cool down for a couple of min at walking pace, I sweat and my HR goes up but its like a marathon pace, maybe half or just over half of my potential full speed. Weights are 30 to 40 minutes, not extremely heavy, but enough to build again I am not going for the huge bulked up look, more the lean toned look. And for me Play = biking, or vigorous Frisbee, playing with the dogs, ect...
Sounds like you might be overtraining a bit also and that can hinder your progress, hence no recovery time. Last year I did crossfit only 3-4 times a week with a whole lotta walking on the other days and was not even wholly primal and I seen results after the 4th week. Hope this might help.
In looking at what I was doing in print, it does seem that maybe I should pick one activity and do it that day. I know I have said it before but its a hard concept to swallow, Over training I mean. Simplistically you would think the more you do the better but recovery is important. I guess it wont hurt to try just one thing a day for a while and see how it goes. I guess I am paranoid just a little about not doing enough, but I have read on the boards about people doing less than I do and getting results.
Originally Posted by soonerfan90