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How often should I exercise?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 17, 2012 at 5:59 AM

Hi! I just started the paleo diet. I have been pretty good about exercising regularly. I do an hour of combination circuit training, HIIT, and pilates usualy 6 times a week. Are these the right kinds of exercises to be doing? I'm also wondering if 6 hours a week is too much? Thank you for your help!

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on November 18, 2012
at 11:36 AM

Me too. Doug McGuff style Lifting Heavy Things on Fridays & 30 mins HIIT style cycling (30 sec sprints, 4 min recovery) on Mondays. I am active on other days, walking, tai chi, but that's it. Been doing this since July & I feel great.

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on November 18, 2012
at 03:27 AM

I've been experimenting for about three months with the program that Doug McGuff advocates. I train in a closed facility with a trainer who specializes in this type of training. Frankly, I am seeing better results now than I ever did lifting 5 days per week or doing Crossfit 6 days per week. Like a lot of guys, I thought machines were lame, but I'm a believer now. Another benefit is that I now have more free time for things like hiking and cooking. And, as my kettlebells and bumper plates gather dust, some nagging injuries have cleared up.

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on November 17, 2012
at 06:04 PM

What is your goal in exercising?

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on November 17, 2012
at 07:33 PM

12 minutes a week of high intensity training is all you really need if you want

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PdJFbjWHEU

Ef777978cfeb8fbdd18d75c4f6c4cb23

(1297)

on November 18, 2012
at 11:36 AM

Me too. Doug McGuff style Lifting Heavy Things on Fridays & 30 mins HIIT style cycling (30 sec sprints, 4 min recovery) on Mondays. I am active on other days, walking, tai chi, but that's it. Been doing this since July & I feel great.

A4587cfef29863db612c43f89c202cc1

(2053)

on November 18, 2012
at 03:27 AM

I've been experimenting for about three months with the program that Doug McGuff advocates. I train in a closed facility with a trainer who specializes in this type of training. Frankly, I am seeing better results now than I ever did lifting 5 days per week or doing Crossfit 6 days per week. Like a lot of guys, I thought machines were lame, but I'm a believer now. Another benefit is that I now have more free time for things like hiking and cooking. And, as my kettlebells and bumper plates gather dust, some nagging injuries have cleared up.

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on November 17, 2012
at 06:30 AM

If you are wondering if 6 hours a week is too much try cutting down and see if it wasn't enough. Do the exercises you love doing and conceive of an end goal. Why are you on Paleo, and what are your fitness goals? Never eat food you dislike, and never do exercise you don't enjoy. Don't. Life is too short. I think what you are doing is awesome but if you are looking for validation only you can be the judge. Mix it up. I always kind of disparage people in gyms with notebooks but realize that is a type. I'm a competitive athlete and my goals are all age based. Do what you like and keep do.

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

i usually don't exercise for more than 30 minutes a day, and this is enough for me. if you feel good at 6 hours a week, then stick with it. i used to do 2-3 hours a day but i eventually got sick and now i'm working back up.

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on November 19, 2012
at 02:58 AM

Anyone do rushfit while on Paleo. Kinda like the way the "workouts" feel more like playing. I am sweating and winded, but always feel fresh for the day.

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on November 17, 2012
at 08:30 PM

The book "Body By Science" posits the scientific evidence shows (when including a paleoish diet) about 15-30 minutes, one day per week, of intense lifting is all the body needs for health and body composition.

Myself, I've seen amazing positive results with Crossfit 2x/week for the past 4 months.

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