March 20, 2007 11:50am CST
How much of daily workout is ideal. I am confused with each person I talk to coming out with different suggestions. Can anyone of you please let me know?
20 Mar 07
From a medical stand point, it depends on your health, weight, body type etc. Normally, a 30-45 minute workout is enough for a day. People should know their limits in terms of physical endurance. There is only so much the body can take. If you feel pain or any discomfort while working out then it is time to stop and rest. It is also not recommended to work out everyday since muscle tissue needs time to heal.
16 Apr 07
It's a well-known fact that you, yes, can workout everyday without a problem. The problem is if you workout the same muscle group everyday. Your muscles need a minimum of 48 hours of rest. So, for example, if you went on Friday morning workout your biceps, pectoral and shoulders, you have to wait until Sunday morning to workout those same muscles again. But nothing keeps you from working out your legs, triceps and back torso area at a Saturday. Worth to note: your abdomen is the only area which you should workout everyday. As it's a very large muscle group, divided into 8 sub-areas, it can take some time to grow and get strong, and for the same reason it can take more punishment from physical activity.
16 Apr 07
The ideal workout for someone who's starting to workout today depends on your weight/height ratio, and what you want. Do you want to look sleek? Or just lose some fat? Do you want to look in an extreme good-looking shape, and be a flashy guy, or simply look tight? I advise you to look for a endocrinologist and nutritionist. Not only that, but go to a local gym and talk to the instructor your goals. The same with the doctors. They should be your best friends in your issue. My goal is to weight 90 kilos until end of May. Today I weight 86 kilos, and I'm 1,80 meters. I started to workout when I was 14. Today I'm 20 years old, and I'm just starting to have serious workout. In December 2006, I was weighting 79 kg, in a pretty bad shape (my abdomen was starting to gain fat). Today I weight 86 kg, and I'm, at the very least, in good shape. I spend something like US$ 300 every month in supplements and gym monthly due. So, if you're gonna start something, be serious and disciplined. And always remember: just going regularly to the gym isn't enough. Know how to eat, how to sleep and how to workout. These 3 points make a single result: good body shape and better lifestyle.