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TOTALPACKAGE12 SparkPoints: (11,432)
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1/3/12 7:35 P

Whichever one you can stick with is better. Three days could work but you might stop if you are off so many days. Committing to six days can be overwhelming. Therefore, whichever one you are able to stick with a commit to. GOOD LUCK

1/3/12 7:30 P

May I suggest that rather than worrying about duration you concern yourself with quality? Putting in the time is not the key, putting in the work is the key. Along duration workout at a minimal level of expenditure is a mediocre workout while a short duration workout at a proper intensity is a quality workout. As an example if you do a high intensity workout such as a Tabata Protocol workout your duration for a quality workout will vary from 4 to 20 depending on how many times you repeat the Tabata sequence.

1/3/12 6:15 P

A few other advantages of short, frequent sessions:

Less hunger afterward, so you're less likely to over-consume calories.

Better form toward the end of your workout, since you won't be as fatigued.

More energy afterward, so you'll be up and about burning calories rather than wanting to sit or nap.

1/3/12 4:35 P

I think it's better to plan shorter workouts every day if that works for your schedule. That way you are less likely to miss a workout and if you do miss one it's not such a big deal. If you only plan workouts 3 days per week and miss one or even two then a week or more can slip by without exercising at all

NEED2MOVE2 Posts: 1,272
1/3/12 4:03 P

I agree move your body daily

KEVINMACSR SparkPoints: (0)
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1/3/12 3:07 P

a little something every day! that's the key! and if you miss a day, it's okay, try not to miss 2 in a row. and don't get down on yourself, these are lifestyle changes you are making. Keep it up!

SLYSAM SparkPoints: (43,184)
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1/3/12 2:06 P

I would expect consistency and quality are important. As long as they are quality workouts and you are consistent. I would imagine the 30 minutes a day with good quality workouts including both strength and cardio (alternating would probably work best with such a tight schedule). I am not sure your body would care so much about time spent as you could spend the time (any length of time) more or less efficiently. But I would imagine there is some extra benefit to the activity more often--if you have an active job or lifestyle outside fitness exercise, the three days would probably work just as well assuming you don't miss workouts. I don't think there is just one way though, whatever works over time.

PRINCESSAA12 Posts: 473
1/3/12 6:00 A

Thank you everyone :)

ROXIELU0422 Posts: 317
12/29/11 12:02 P

I agree. Consistency is the key.

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
12/29/11 11:33 A

your body can't tell time so it doesn't even really matter. just do what you will keep on doing. being a regular workout person is what your body needs. If you do it regularly you will want to keep it up...........good luck.

VICSAC Posts: 418
12/29/11 10:28 A

I agree with the other poster. I sure there is a scientific answer over which one burns the most calories. But the truth is what will burn to most calories for you is what you are more likely to do routinely.

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12/28/11 11:14 P


Consistency is the most important factor. I think we have to be careful about playing the 'better' card. Whatever is most convenient for you and that you will stick with over the course of time will be the best way of exercising for you.

I hope this helps!
Coach Nancy

PRINCESSAA12 Posts: 473
12/28/11 10:42 P

Hi guys,

Is it better to exercise 1 hr 3 times a week or 30 mins 6 times a week? In anycase, I would clock up 3 hrs that way. But which one is better for my body? I just need to know that. Because I have no idea. And which is better for weight loss?

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