Help me work out my gym routine .
November 11, 2008 4:59 PM Subscribe
I am getting to the end of my weightloss programme (62lb gone, 9 to go before healthy BMI), go to the gym 3+ times a week, and am wondering if I should consider optimising the gym part for something other than calorie burn. Exercise geeks, please read the more inside and give me some advice...
posted by handee to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Right now, a long gym session is 30m X-train, 15-30m stepper, 5m hand bike and 5m row, with 240 varied (straight, each side, legs up, sets of 30) situps twice a week for core stuff. I've been upping the "levels" and I now do the step and X-train on "hills" setting about level 12 so (looking over the shoulders of others) I figure I'm quite fit. But I don't do weights. The 5m on handbike and row is because I find them really boring, so I do short on high resistance rather than anything longer. Maybe once a week I swim a km breast stroke. Should I introduce resistance training? Why?
My aim is to be fit and to keep fit and to generally be healthier - I'm not interested in building bulk, and I'm not training for any event. I'm sort of worried about getting in a rut, but I quite like what I'm doing now.