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What's too much exercise?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

My return to regular workouts has been great. I have found the I look forward to, if not love, going to the gym. However, I am wondering, how much is too much?

I enjoy planning my workouts using sparkpeople and other linked sites. It's amazing how much I am learning about interval, varieties or workouts, supersets, and the list goes on. Problem is I want to try them all.

Currently, I do minimum 12 sets/3 reps of 15 strength training 5 days a week (the more accurate number is 20 sets on those days). Also, I like to do them as supersets so there is a cardio component to it. I also do 60 minutes of cardio interval 3 days a week. Then my weekend/rest days roll around and I plan to relax and hang around, yet I always end up at the gym.

What are your workout routines like? What do you think is too much?
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    I can officially be labelled a gym rat myself. I like mixing things up and trying new stuff (I'm not easily embarrassed or shy so I jump right in). Besides that, I actually like my gym. People are nice and approachable. I know staff's names and other "rats" are always nice and helpful. Frankly, I'd rather be at the gym than out blowing my money on things I don't really need. And my niece and nephew have both taken and interest in it and take turns going with me, which I really like since they are teenagers.
    2064 days ago
    Well, I can tell you that I was called a "Gym Rat". This came out the mouth of a physician when I went in for a free health consultation. I didn't go back to that physician after that consultation. I look at it this way for me. They complained when I was stationery and now when I'm active. Go figure! I rather be active than inactive at this stage in my life. I exercise in a manner that works for me. I don't push what I do on anybody, because it would be too, much. I have toned down on some of my workout in the last past months, but I will be picking it back up again. Good luck to you on your journey.
    2064 days ago
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