Hey! I keep reading on how important it is to keep changing one's exercise routine, but I wanted to know if my own was too repetitive and how much change I had to make myself. I know it's a real long post but any help would help!
I go to the gym 5 days a week ( as of now I'm unable to do more since I travel 4 hours a day, mostly standing, so i can't get up early some days), and I usually do a half hour of cardio (elliptical+stationary bike) fifteen minutes of the Nautilus machine which involves exercises for the chest, hands and legs, and fifteen minutes of abs+medicine ball. Then follows a session of any one of the below:
Squats and lunges with dumbells+weights for the arms (25 minutes)
Pilates (40 minutes)
Step aerobics(25-30 minutes)
Kickboxing (10 minutes) +thigh exercises like leg kick backs, doggy kicks (30-35 minutes)
Ab exercises (30-35 minutes)
I don't do these on the same day every week, and I vary the number of reps and the weights I lift on the Nautilus. I also change my duration on the elliptical. Is this variation enough or should I incorporate more? I also climb 5 floors of stairs every day carrying roughly 10 lbs, but I don't log it as an exercise.
Please tell me if it is necessary to increase the intensity of my exercise. I have roughly 15 pounds to lose still.
What is your goal? Are you trying to get stronger, faster, more endurance? It is hard to make suggestions without a goal or ideal in mind.
Sorry about that. My goal is more about losing weight than strength or endurance. I'm on a reducing diet of 1600 calories, and I'm currently 5'6.5 and 141 pounds. My goal is to get down to 125 by October.
If you're a farmer with a field of potatoes, you eat lots and lots of taters, lol
Sounds reasonable. For a 5-a-day, how strenous does the workout seem? Does it look like I need to increase my workload?
I'm sorry I meant for a 5day-a-week.