Exercise Help- am I over doing it?

Answered on April 11, 2014
Created April 10, 2014 at 8:18 PM

I teach Cycle 5 days a week for 1 hour and I have been trying to lift 30 mins 5-6 days a week. I don't see any improvements -- should I cut back on lifting? Truthfully I am gettin frustrated and loosing my motivation.

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on April 11, 2014
at 11:44 AM

Chances are, if you're asking the question, yes...

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on April 11, 2014
at 05:00 AM

Who knows? We don't have any clue about you as far as gender, age, weight, etc. 5 hours of cycling at whatever intensity to you is different than it would be to me. You could completely drop cycling and only lift and probably end up in better shape overall. I do minor lifting and almost zero cardio, the opposite of what I'd rather do, but age and back prevent me from the reverse.


on April 11, 2014
at 01:12 AM

if your concern is you aren't getting stronger, yes you need to cut back on the cycling and/or eat, sleep more


on April 10, 2014
at 10:03 PM

That sounds like 10-11 workouts per week? Yes that is a lot, unless the cycling isn't really very strenuous or something. You say you don't see any "improvements", what are you looking for? Increased endurance? Strength? Less weight? More weight?



on April 10, 2014
at 08:26 PM

You should be at the very least maintaining your strength. You can tell if you're overtrained by tracking/measuring your heart rate, also as mentioned if you start performing at a lesser capacity you are also overtraining, also I believe you can check it with heart rate variability.

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