Fitness Minutes: (30,864)
2,259 11/13/13 5:59 A
Every now and then I spend a day at my desk and don't go out - but it's rare
Fitness Minutes: (32,044)
3,578 11/12/13 7:05 P
There's never a day i just sit around and do nothing. My "rest" days are days i might enjoy a leisurely walk in the park, some gentle stretching, or maybe just a really short workout. I call they my "active rest" days. Unless I'm sick, I do SOMETHING even if for only 10 minutes.
Edited by: KBEHNKE81 at: 11/12/2013 (19:05)
Fitness Minutes: (48,952)
850 11/11/13 11:36 P
Fitness Minutes: (20,798)
252 11/11/13 9:32 P
On Sunday I hardly ever workout, I say hardly ever because there are times that I will go to the gym if I missed more then one workout during the week
Fitness Minutes: (40,350)
5,703 11/11/13 9:25 P
yes on the weekends
Fitness Minutes: (91,714)
2,061 11/11/13 5:30 P
i usually exercise 3 days and take 1 day rest , and again 3 days and 1 day rest
Yes, I take 2 rest days a week. I usually take Sunday (football season, it makes sense) and whatever day I need to during the week. I exercise about 2 hours a day so I need those 2 rest days. Plus they are important to recovery and resting! I rest completely except for normal walking and yoga~
Fitness Minutes: (85,959)
23,802 11/11/13 5:37 A
yes but I end up doing some exercise but not as much
No, I do not take a rest day from exercise. However, I have a "choice" day where I can be as active or inactive as I would like. It might be a 10 minute walk and stretch instead of a full 1-hour workout. Or it might be yoga instead of running a few miles, or a 1/2 mile swim instead of 1 mile. You get the idea. I believe you must keep moving every single day. If you only workout 30 minutes, you are still "resting" some muscles the other 23 1/2 hours of the day!
Fitness Minutes: (84,708)
3,412 11/4/13 3:54 P
Does your heart take a rest from beating or your lungs from breathing! I may do less on a given day but I exercise in some form everyday!
Fitness Minutes: (8,760)
237 11/4/13 3:24 P
I do. I try to listen to my body and when it feels like it needs a day or two off I take it.
Fitness Minutes: (1,015)
56 11/4/13 8:30 A
yes usually Friday and or Saturday
Fitness Minutes: (8,199)
90 11/4/13 8:27 A
I just my first rest day on Saturday. I started out exercising 2 months ago just three days a week at first, it quickly escalated to 7 days and I've been really enjoying it. I joined SP last week and read about the importance of rest days, I had a bit of trepidation but decided to take Saturday off, I'm so glad I did! When I danced Sunday my body just naturally wanted to put more bounce in the steps and flex those muscles a bit more, it felt great! I will definitely be doing a rest day every week from now on.
Fitness Minutes: (19,090)
1,724 11/3/13 11:55 P
Yes, one to two days per week are rest days. I do cardio,strength training and yoga 5-6 days per week.
Fitness Minutes: (32,110)
450 11/3/13 11:44 P
Yes! 3 days of running, 3 days of strength training, and 1 day of rest! Sometimes, I double up on the strength training and running, therefore, getting a little extra in, but always take a day 100% off of both. I have to do a lot of convincing to myself to not do any exercise, but I know my body needs that recovery.
Fitness Minutes: (7,415)
1,299 11/2/13 3:40 P
Definitely. At random. I don't have a regimen of something like 6 on and 1 off or 5 on and 2 off, but for a monthly average, it generally comes out 5-6 on and 1-2 off.
Edited by: ALBERTJON at: 11/2/2013 (16:37)
Fitness Minutes: (84,906)
2,489 11/2/13 3:07 P
Yes. My muscles need time to recover and repair. I lift 3 days a week with 20-30 minutes HIIT, 2-45 minute cardio days, 1 yoga day and one recovery day (every Sunday). If I really need it I take 2 days. Sometimes I still do some "fun", light cardio on my rest day, like hiking.
Absolutely. It's important to listen to your body.
Fitness Minutes: (195,081)
2,454 11/2/13 10:36 A
Yes, they are necessary not to burn out. It doesn't mean I do nothing that day, just that I choose a different routine that may not be as intensive, for example take a walk rather than do the elliptical.
Fitness Minutes: (66,418)
4,617 11/2/13 10:20 A
rest days are necessary to not get burned out or overworked.
Fitness Minutes: (21,283)
16 11/2/13 9:59 A
I just finished two months of working out everyday. So, no, I'm not very good about taking rest days. That being said, I started a new plan on Monday (for a triathlon), and it calls for a rest day every Friday. My goal for November is to follow that plan exactly. I suffered through a rest day yesterday and I can honestly say I feel rested and ready for today's hard workouts.
Fitness Minutes: (113,344)
13,564 11/2/13 9:53 A
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I alternate easy/hard days and sometimes I find that 3 weeks or more go by without a total rest day.
Fitness Minutes: (84,708)
3,412 11/2/13 9:06 A
Fitness Minutes: (3,719)
665 11/2/13 6:43 A
I don't because if I do I tend to start getting off track. I do, however, do an occasional "exercise light" day.
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51 11/2/13 1:48 A
I start my week Monday-Sunday with usually 2 days off during the week...I usually take Tuesday and Friday off and workout on the weekends!!
I find it almost impossible to take rest days, even though I know it is so important.
I workout hard 7 days a week, and even the manager at my gym has spoken to me a few times about incorporating a rest day - but I'm my own worst enemy and think that if I miss a workout then I'm being lazy and will pile on the weight.
Silly I know, but there we are - and it's threads like this one that make me re-evaluate things and start thinking about how important rest days are, especially as I get older and it takes my body longer to recover from working out.
Fitness Minutes: (29,419)
850 11/1/13 10:15 P
I take anywhere from one to three rest days per week. (If I take three, it means I'm slacking on my strength training, but that does happen sometimes.) I need that day to just chill and relax!
Fitness Minutes: (61,903)
735 11/1/13 4:17 P
I do my cardio 5 days/week (Monday-Friday; in the mornings) and strength training 3 days/week. I try to have one or two days of rest each week (Saturday and Sunday).
Although, Sunday afternoons tend to be a good day to do strength training. If I do any kind of cardio on Saturday, it would be riding my bike. That is if I can't get at least two afternoons of cycling in during the week. It varies from week to week, but for the most part I try to have a day or two of rest. A lot depends on what my schedule allows me to do. Sometimes, I enjoy an extra workout (doesn't always feel like a workout because I am enjoying it - i.e., hiking).
I was just curious if anyone takes either one rest day or days off of exercising. For example if you were to work out Monday through Friday, take some rest days during the weekend. Or workout Monday through Saturday and rest on Sunday.
I'm wondering if I'm the only one that does this, or if it's preferred to work out everyday.
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