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SERGEANTMAJOR's Photo SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,578
6/19/18 2:52 P

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Stepping up to a more challenging workout is at best a very subjective decision. An honest self appraisal of how you feel following a workout will give you an answer. Do you feel that the workout seemed easy ,do you feel it was over too soon, do you feel fatigued but not wiped out? The first two are indicators it is time to reassess and change what you are doing for that type of workout, the third indicator is that you are doing what is necessary for that activity. Change can be as simple as doing something different as to the workout, a different form of cardio or a different set of resistance exercises. The ideal workout has some degree of residual effects which are not extreme or debilitating but are simple reminders that you did a workout.

Edited by: SERGEANTMAJOR at: 6/19/2018 (14:54)

It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

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6/19/18 1:10 P

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If it's a strength training workout, when you can complete your reps with good form and not feel fatigued by the last rep.

If it's a cardio workout, I would say to go by your perceived exertion. If it doesn't feel challenging to you, then it may be time to change the workout or add interval training or something else to it to make it more challenging for you.

Hope that helps!

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6/18/18 11:21 P

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Hi!

I would welcome some input.

How can you tell its time to go on to a more challenging workout?

So you get a great workout, but are not doing this too quickly?

Thank you for your time and advice!

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