View Full Version : what's your workout routine?
03-04-2006, 02:00 PM
I'd love to hear how all of you guys like to create a fitter body!
My current routine is this:
monday-the "transfirmer" workout (from The Firm)
Tuesday-20 min power walking or a firm cardio dvd if weather not great. Some yoga after
Wednesay-power walk same as Tuesday
Thursday-same as tuesday and wednesday
Friday-"Kathy Smith lift weights to lose weight 2" or a Kelli Roberts free wts. and cardio dvd
Sat and Sun just walk the dog for long hike in woods or garden work, house work, etc.
after I lose all the weight I want to lose (about 30 more pounds) and get more cleaned out with raw (by June is my goal) I want to start Bikram Yoga 3X a week, in a studio by my house. That heat with the Yoga poses is SO detoxifying...
03-04-2006, 02:04 PM
3-4 times a week i walk a km to the gym, do 20-45 mins of cardio on the elliptical machine, lift lightly the 5 leg machines, sometimes do arms (if im not lazy :p) and then walk a km uphill (lakjg;lskjg exhausting!) home.
nothing extreme :)
i used to run 5-7 miles a DAY when i was cooked. and was STILL 7-10 lbs heavier than i am now, AND less toned
03-04-2006, 02:05 PM
I am disabled so I'm somewhat limited as to what I can do. I have dumbells and ankle weights in varying weights. I do upper body work almost every day. Am not currently doing it because I have a cold or some sort icky respiratory thing. But once I am over that, I will resume. I do the ankle weights when I can. I have problems with the veins in my legs and also diabetic neuropathy and fibro. So I can only do the leg exercises when my legs aren't bothering me to start with. I also do some yoga, being careful not to make my muscles cramp up or to overstretch, and some old fashioned calesthentics. I also have some fitness bands. I use them for travel.
03-04-2006, 03:50 PM
I love lifting - I lift heavy weights (more into bodybuilding) 4 days/week.
I run as many days as I can fit in... usually on trails... about an hour or so. Once a week I run sprints on the local high school track for 20-30 minutes.
sometimes I swim laps for 30 min. first thing in the morning.
03-04-2006, 10:07 PM
I do a lot of walking and jog some.. yoga, lifting weights. my husband and I are going to be training for a marathon, so going to do some more jogging :D
03-04-2006, 10:50 PM
weed in the garden,i.e. stretching, I stand and bend over to do this,
mow the lawn i.e. resistant exercises, push, pull, walk walk walk, push pull turn walk walk
plant the garden bend lift, shovel, carry, haul, bend lift shovel
vaccuum, push push, move furniture, push pull, bend over, up stairs, down stairs, push pull
wash dishes lift, stretch, lift stretch
wash clothes ( twice a month) lift, up stairs, down stairs, lift
remodle our house
in addition Dragggon bike rides daily, hikes, walks, goes out in his canoe,
And for both of us, SEX--the best exercise on this planet
03-04-2006, 11:26 PM
My routine changes every couple of weeks but this last week is a pretty good representation. I go to the health club 5 or 6 days a week and on the days I am not there I have all the same equipment at home.
Monday-step class, weight training class
Tuesday-2 hours various cardio training (treadmill, elliptical, bike)
Wednesday-treadmill and cycle class
Thursday-elliptical, weight conditioning class, step class, another weight training class
Friday-step class, yoga class
Saturday-stair climber and bike
Sunday-stair climber and bike
03-05-2006, 09:43 AM
wow, reading all your posts wants to make me get up and workout!!
Julie bove-hang in there! if you can get 100% raw, you'll start feeling great, and even on a high % raw you'll heal so much!
rawpreistess-I'm so jealous of your tremendous "intimacy workout" (I'm working on manifesting the perfect "workout partner" for me too..... ;)
Cinnamon-I am INSPIRED!!
I am noticing that working out is getting easier and I am getting stronger on raw foods than I was on cooked, like you alluded to, eatyourbroccoli. That is completely the opposite of conventional bodybuilding/fitness nutritional guidelines. I love being a rebel.....
03-05-2006, 11:08 AM
Just back from the gym.
Sunday mornings are great...nobody there.
30 min run on the mill. #7 incline uphill
preacher curls 4 sets of ten
bench press 4 set of ten
dumbells 4 set of ten
incline bench 4 sets of ten
10 more minutes on the tread to wind down.
I work out 5 days/nites a week.
03-05-2006, 12:14 PM
Currently walking about 5 miles a day. Was working in gym with a trainer but that led to an injured tendon, so still working back toward getting there again. Was doing Bikram - damn that's hot! - now stretching at home. Also isometrics.
I'm a semi-reformed gym addict, so I'm going crazy wanting to return.
03-05-2006, 10:15 PM
I run 5 days a week, do Taebo Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays. I also alternate between upper and lower body with the machines at the gym. I also do alot of stretching. :rolleyes: :o ;)
03-08-2006, 09:05 AM
3x per week with resistance training, 3x per week with cardio (usually running but tae-bo if the weather is bad).
Monday 3 mile run
Wednesday 3 mile run
Friday 3 mile run
I am going to change to a 4 day per week resistance training schedule (called a 2 day split routine) in about 6 weeks. But for now, this is working wonderfully. My resistance training is taking 45 minutes to an hour these days (as opposed to 30 minutes before). But the intensity is way up as is my muscle development.
03-11-2006, 11:48 PM
I have been cutting back on my weightlifting. I have been running and exercycling (Airdyne) 4-5 days a week.
I do a 20 minute weight routine on Saturday, Aaron Zickerman's take on the SuperSlow protocol. I do 6 exercises, 1 set to failure, with a 60-120 second time underload. Today I did leg presses, bench press, one arm dumbell rows, dumbell lateral raises, curls and a static sit up. Seems to be working well.
03-12-2006, 01:29 AM
Wow, everyone of you is terrif. I love to see the activity.
I have cut back on my training as I am so busy working 70 hrs a week and we are in the process of having our Dream Home built.
I am running 3-4 days a week. Training for two 5 K's in MAy trying to get my 5 K down to under 30 min, at 40 right now with warm up and cool down.
Weights Full body, two days a week whenever I can fit it in. Abs whenever I can fit it in, and some bootcamp type cardio sessions two times a week.
My cleaning gals get all that house and yard exercise RP mentions so I have time to get the other exercise RP mentions.
You are a women to admire rawpreistess !! :D
03-12-2006, 02:17 AM
I walk around the lake whenever I get a chance.
03-12-2006, 01:46 PM
Currently I run 3 or 5 times a week and now I am incorporating weight training at least 3 times a week for stronger arms. I went for the first day yesterday and I am VERY sore today. I hope to start seeing results after 1 month of doing this.
03-12-2006, 01:52 PM
You should start doing Yoga now. What are you waiting for? You can incorporate BY with any exercise and it is kinda of like raw it is addictive and that becomes the only exercise you want to do.
I am starting back tomorrow and I am going to try and make it 5 days a week since my son is in pre school. I have not been in 5 months because I was pregnant and considered high risk and lost the pregnancy at 18 weeks. So I am looking very forward to getting back. Have you been to a class yet?
03-15-2006, 10:30 AM
i second the bikram yoga encouragement! just start now! it really doesn't matter what weight you are at now in order to start bikram. it will help you lose that last 30 pounds much quicker teresaann!
i usually do yoga 3-4 times a week, walk a few miles, rebound. weight lifting is infrequent but i will do it once in a while.
03-16-2006, 09:21 AM
Well, so far my only workout has been jogging/running about 4-5 times a week. If the weather is fairly warm, I grab the dog and go for a 1-1.5 mile run around the neighborhood. Then later in the evening, my wife and I go to the gym and I knock another 1.5 miles out.
If I don't go running when I get home from work, I'll usually do about 3 miles at the gym.
Tonight we start a yoga class at our fitness center. Never done yoga, so I have no idea what to expect.
Also, I'm going to call the personal trainers we have at the fitness center because I want to start doing weights. I haven't done weights for almost 10 years, so I don't know how to effectively incorporate weights into my workout. Would like to gain strength and get some tone.
03-17-2006, 09:09 AM
yo cdepalmer and yogakate~
that's a great suggestion. I read that I thought, "why not start yoga now?"
the reason I was waiting, I guess is that I went once a couple of years ago when I was on a totally cooked, not healthy diet and weighed probably 15 pounds more than now, and I detoxed really heavily after just ONE class! I know it proves that it's working, but it wasn't great...
but now I"ve been raw a month, have lost 12 pounds, plus I"ve been working out about 6 weeks straight now...I'm sure I will have a different experience with it. and I can imagine that it IS totally addictive....OK!! I'll see if they'll give me another 10 day trial membership. it's a little expensive, as you probably know....
thanks for the inspiration!!
03-17-2006, 09:13 AM
Sun, Tues, Thurs - 30 min interval training treadmill, ab routine
Mon -Legs / Calves
Wed -Shoulders / Triceps
Fri - Back / Biceps
I have my own fitness room at home and mainly use free weights.
03-18-2006, 02:48 PM
20-35 hours /week on the road bike.
For the last 7 days I burned 14,200 calories on the bike. I have a power meter that measures watts and converts this to kilojoules which works out to 25% efficiency doing work on a bicycle. I am 145lbs right now which makes the 14,200 calorie number very significant for me. Last week was not even a "big" mileage or kilojoule week.
This calorie number, along with an assumed basal metabolic rate of 2400 cal/day is what is keeping me from becoming 100% raw. How do I get in at least 30,000 calories per week? How do I carry it while riding(no luggage).
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