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Workout question

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 18, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Been reading a lot about Paleo diet and exercise and I understand recommendations for working out are quite different from what I do now which is either p90x or running. I'd like to not workout so hard but maintain or improve. My thought was to change over closer to what I've been reading and was hoping for a quick peer review of my proposed workout schedule.

2 days: Lift heavy things at gym with v/high intensity for 30m 1 day: Run for 30 mins combining hard sprints with light jogs/walking 1 day: P90X yoga (I need the stretching..) 1.5 hours (yes, it is a long session but lots of low intensity stretching and other goodness that feels amazing to me)

Thoughts? Is this still too much? Should I cut out one of the heavy lift days?

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on January 18, 2013
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You are correct - I am 36 with a 2 year old I am trying to set an example for. A year and a half ago I weighed 360lbs and am now down to 240. I just want to keep it going and commit to a sustainable life change. P90x and running 6 days a week is not sustainable and frankly eats into my life too much. Not spending time with my son to be in shape defeats the purpose of being a good role model. ;)

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on January 18, 2013
at 02:12 PM

Your training schedule looks good if you wat to burn fat and live healthy. I guess this is your goal, because you do not adres this in your question...

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on January 18, 2013
at 03:36 PM

You are correct - I am 36 with a 2 year old I am trying to set an example for. A year and a half ago I weighed 360lbs and am now down to 240. I just want to keep it going and commit to a sustainable life change. P90x and running 6 days a week is not sustainable and frankly eats into my life too much. Not spending time with my son to be in shape defeats the purpose of being a good role model. ;)

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on January 18, 2013
at 05:39 PM

First of all, congratulations on your weight-loss.

It's pretty well established in the literature that lifting once a week will maintain strength in just about anybody. If you're young enough, lifting once a week can increase strength.

You might respond differently, but if your goal is to maintain lean mass, lifting once a week would probably do it.

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