Well, lets talk about this. How much should you workout? I’ve been asked several times how many times a week and how long I workout. Obviously, I answer – cause I aint that rude, but you really shouldn’t be concentrating on other people.
Of course I get it – you want to gauge how much you should be working out. Yes, I also get
that this industry is full of people telling you what is right and what is wrong. But I aint that type of coach. What you do is what you do – I can’t tell you what is right and what is wrong.
I mean, the doctor association (or whoever) says to workout at least 30 mins a day/3 days a week. But who am I to say thats wrong and you should workout 7 days a week?!
When I first started – I listened to the other people and looked at the other people and thought they knew better than me. So I would workout 7 days a week and about 2 hours a day.
And you guessed it – I was constantly getting hurt and not really living to my full potential.
You see what those people who tell you #NORESTDAY….dont realize that people are different. Some people (like me) are prone to injuries and need a day to let the body
Seriously if you do not rest, how do you expect your body to recover? You breakdown your muscles in the gym, you FEED them in the kitchen and you BUILD them in bed. (I saw that somewhere – sorry for not giving credit).
In the end, what I am trying to say is – you can workout 3 hrs a day and 7 days a week. Its
up to you – but listen to your body. IF you keep getting hurt? Maybe you need to take a rest day every once in a while. You don’t hafta – I aint the end all be all….but I do know a thing or two about getting hurt.
So in the end the answer is: I don’t know. Its really up to you how long you should workout. What are your goals? Where do you want to be in 3 months? 6 months? 1 year? Is this a long term goal?
So many variables here. No one person is the same, just because I workout 6 days a week – does NOT mean thats what you should do. Just make sure you workout! Be you and be happy my friend.
(full disclosure, I workout 1.5 hrs a day 6 days a week)
Starting weight: 315
Current weight: 242
Goal weight: 200 – I’m reaching for it but honestly I’ll be happy with anything below 230
Dietary plans: counting calories and low carb; not eating after dinner, working out on an empty stomach
Workout plan: walking, elliptical trainer, yoga, Insanity Max:30
Reason for: to be healthy and happy and there for my kids