Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Timing at the gym

I think I need to adjust my timing. Yesterday and today I put in 20 minutes on the treadmill then moved to the weight room. I then moved to the weightroom for 30 minutes. That seems like a lot of time, but when you consider the 15-30 seconds of rest time between sets, moving around the room, doing abs, and stretching - it's not a lot of time.

Yesterday I did 6 exercises and today I did 7 exercises. That seems like a fair amount, but I don't enough time to do abs and stretch. I either need to do less cardio or adjust to weights 3 days per week and cardio 2 days per week. I'm going to finish this week out as is so that I can become familiar with the machines in the room. I'll reevaluate at the end of the week.


The (not so) Reluctant Athlete said...

Have you thought about doing some compound exercises in the weight room? Like a squat with a shoulder press on the way up. That would decrease the time spent exercising but be more calories burned. Might be a solution!

ernise said...

No, I hadn't given that a thought, but that's a good idea. Will look into those types of exercises. Thanks!