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RIVETPA
Posts: 979
5/14/13 1:25 P

I always map out what has to happen for a given week - whether that be work activities, or band activities, etc... then I will see how much time I have in the mornings and evenings for exercise - and then figure what types of exercise fits best for morning or evening.




SPARK_COACH_JEN
Posts: 55,318
5/13/13 6:02 P

AF,

I would do whatever works best for you. Some people can't work out on a full stomach, while others would prefer to eat more than a light snack before strength training. There's no right way to do it, so go with your personal preference.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen



FIELDWORKING
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Posts: 622
5/13/13 4:27 P

Maybe look to do compound exercises (like single leg bridge-ups, bridge-ups, etc.) so that you can work multiple muscles instead of focusing on individual muscles. Try the workout link below to see if you can find something that works for you. You can do a good workout in about 20 or 30 minutes. Mine takes about 20 minutes to do and I work up a good sweat.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_plan_
generator.asp




AFCANTRELL
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Posts: 797
5/13/13 3:22 P

Okay.. I am 10 weeks pregnant and trying to start a 2 day a week pregnancy strength training routine.

My question is... is their a bad time or a best time for exercise?

Here is my weekday schedule:
5:15am-5:45am 30 minutes cardio (walking on treadmill)
5:45am-4:45pm Morning Routine/Commute/Work/Commute Home
I like to cook supper and eat soon after I get home... and I am getting ready for bed by 7:30pm. This pregnant lady gets 9-10 hours sleep or else I wouldn't make it through the workday!

So is it better to work out BEFORE eating supper (with a light snack beforehand) and eat immediately after? Or.. is it better to work out AFTER eating supper and somewhat close to going to sleep?

The problem is I have only a short period of time to play with here... depending on how long it takes to cook/eat which is at least an hour. Then there are occasional daily household chores.. you know the drill.

What do ya'll do with tight schedules?



 
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