How many days a week do you work out?

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How many days a week do you work out?


on April 07, 2013
at 07:03 PM

4-5 but it all depends on your goals

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on April 07, 2013
at 08:36 PM

sometimes a little cardio in the bedroom is all you need


on September 04, 2013
at 06:39 PM

5 Half-hour Lifting or bodyweight workouts and 1-3 days of running for 4-8 miles. My major goal is to defeat the office chair which will cripple me if I don't get up and move around regularly. Running is territorial/social rather than competitive.



on July 23, 2013
at 10:05 PM

I guess the 'right' answer to this question has a lot to do with your goals.

Personally, I am just aiming to improve my overall fitness in relation to my body weight: Increasing the former while reducing the latter. I am not getting hung up on building bulk, or wanting a six-pack, or any of that stuff.

So for me I do a sequence of pushups, rows, oberhead presses, squats, and planks twice a week or so. I feel it the next day, and don't even think about doing it again until I don't 'feel' it any more.

But I also throw in time on my bicycle; fours hours a week worth, I guess. That I find fun. The intentional working out stuff I do not find fun.

My regimen is probably totally inadequate for someone who wants to build up impressive muscles, though. Oddly, I've read that some people actually build impressive bulk by just doing a super high intensity lifting session just once a week, giving their muscles the rest of the week to recover.

But to me that sort of thing looks ever LESS enjoyable, and quite frankly I am enjoying my increased fitness too much to waste it on things that I don't actually like doing! I just figure if I am doing something then I am on the right track.



on July 23, 2013
at 05:30 PM

I try to be active everyday, but scheduled workouts occur 3-4 times per week. My schedule this summer has been slightly altered to allow for more golf and i wrote about just how I have altered my schedule: http://www.thebarefootgolfer.com/2013/07/17/training-day-a-week-of-summer-workouts/

Also, depending on your goals, you may not even need to have a large amount of scheduled workouts, and keep it simply to ensure you stick with it: http://www.thebarefootgolfer.com/2013/05/15/simple-fitness-why-overcomplicate-something-so-simple/

Hope this is helpful for you!!



on June 07, 2013
at 07:07 PM

I make sure I'm active every single day, but I usually also do some sort of a workout 6-7 days a week. I like to rotate between weight-lifting, HIIT and yoga.



on May 17, 2013
at 09:39 PM

It all would depend on what your goals are; however, if you are simply trying to be healthy and generally prepared physically, and not professional athlete level fit, then here is a post that may be helpful: http://www.thebarefootgolfer.com/2013/05/15/simple-fitness-why-overcomplicate-something-so-simple/

However, if you are looking to be as fit as a professional athlete or reasonably competitivens say crossfit competitions, then something a bit more involved would be required.



on May 16, 2013
at 10:46 PM

Changes depending on the amount of volume I'm doing each workout. There's low volume/high freq and low freq/high volume.


on April 22, 2013
at 01:35 AM

monday-friday. i like to relax and be lazy on weekends.


on April 22, 2013
at 01:33 AM

Typically 5 days a week. I've been doing classes the last few weeks- kettlebells, yoga (faster vinyasa and more relaxing yin), extreme endurance (push ups, lots of squats, etc.), spin class, body pump (weights).


on April 21, 2013
at 10:27 PM

Depends of course. Generally, I lift weights 1-3 times per week, heavy. I do the big 3 and one accessory movement. For example 1 day would be bench, reverse pyramid and then chin-ups or hammer curls or something. Depending on how I recover I do that style weight routine 1-3 times; bench, squat and deadlift. Then other days I run outside if it is nice or I go for about 45 minutes on my arc trainer. But sometimes I do intense physical labor (like last weekend I dug out my yard and put down sod and built garden beds for 16 hours) and then don't do a "normal," workout for days afterward.



on April 07, 2013
at 10:08 PM

Depends. 6 times a week "purposeful" workout type activities under 1 hour duration, but I walk to and from the T (subway) in Boston a ways everyday, and I don't shy away from running around and having fun when I get home, or for leisure on the weekends.

I think people like to say "3-4 times a week is ideal for health", but that number changes based on what you are doing, and if you are having fun and socializing, and pushing yourself more often or not, etc.


on April 07, 2013
at 08:21 PM

Well I Lift weights 3-4 times a week.

But the important part is maintaining a healthy lifestyle... If you are out and about getting fresh air and cardio, sometimes your body will have a better affect than being in the gym 24/7 I think i spend a maximum of 3 hours in a gym each week.

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