The body can only absorb so much exercise before it gets tired and workouts became harder to finished because of exhaustion...
The rest day should be from anaerobic weight training and running but not totally sendity.
We should still be getting in 10,000 steps daily in upright position this is what is required to avoid heart disease and brittle bones- walking is fine recover exercise and if done correctly is aerobic too..
Max three days weight training with a rest day between- the magic of weight training happens on rest days- the muscles repair, refresh and get stronger..
I laugh at people whom fill up their week only have one day a week free, exercising then becames a chore and or they get so sore they go sour in it..
I see people rolling and stretching more then doing anything at gyms these days, when a pure rest day would benefit them more.. I also don't do full body workouts- I never had so many aches and pain pounding the same muscle groups three times a week.. I divide my body up over the three days in a split program- I am always working on fresh muscles.. I put my leg day between back and chest- as extra rest..
Been exercising for almost a decade now and still love my exercise.. When it is time to return to the gym- the part of my body being exercised is fresh again and ready to do its best.. i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/Rena1965/
I lost my weight didn't like how it looked then returned to weight training regularly- photos from 2007 until now..
And as for other committments- if my body is not healthy those other committments are kinda unimportant. I work as a resthome helper in private homes- working with people whom often sit in wheel chairs (doctors, policemen,nurses social workers etc) whom didn't look efter them selfs- not being able to get out and do "regular" committments becames another limitation..
Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 1/20/2012 (21:24)