Fitness Minutes: (15,360)
9,707 7/14/13 9:45 P
Honestly, I wouldn't track it. I'd count it as a bonus to my daily activities; the burn you get is minimal for strength training anyway; it may build strength, although if you're not challenging yourself (where you can't complete another rep in good form) that aspect will be limited.
That's not to say it's a waste of time; ANY exercise is good, and anything that gets you moving your body in ways you otherwise wouldn't is a good idea. :)
Wow you are busy and devoted, good for you! I have three children also that are grown now. I miss them being young but enjoy how much time I have now to concentrate on getting healthy again. Keep up the good work!
Fitness Minutes: (85,538)
7/14/13 5:23 P
Yeah, I have 3 small children so I'm always doing quick little tasks in between sets, I just try not to get too distracted and take too long between sets. I do around 8-9 exercises in my routine but it takes me about an hour to an hour and a half to complete! I do a bunch outside because my hubby's workout bench is out there. I take the kids outside and the wash with me in the morning and hang clothes during rest periods. ;) I take longer rests (90 seconds) outside because I'm doing really heavy weights.
Thanks for the info. It looks like you have done very well with the program Congrats!
Edited by: LINDAWEEKS1 at: 7/14/2013 (14:56)
Fitness Minutes: (85,538)
7/14/13 2:24 P
It depends if you're pushing the muscle to fatigue each set (you cannot possibly perform another rep in good form). This will create micro tears in the muscle fiber. When they heal, that is when muscle is grown.
You'd probably want to finish 2-3 sets before taking a long break. So do 1 set of 8-12 reps, rest for 60 seconds, do your second set of 8-12 reps, etc. and then you can go back to whatever task you're doing at the time.
You can search for the exercise you perform and track it.
I do strength exercises here and there through out the day by using weights for only a few minutes at a time when I get time during another task (reading talking on the phone etc.). Will this help at all and if so how would I track it?
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