Would walking get in the way of a workout?
September 3, 2014 10:44 AM Subscribe
A friend of mine started walking about an hour a day earlier this year, and now, 6 months later, says he has lost the enthusiasm to start his other anaerobic workouts.
Up until early this year he was doing a non-aerobic workout 5x weekly, alternating arms and legs. He was using one of those rubber bands workout sets, dumbbells, a pull-up bar, and doing pushups. He has a thick notebook with all of his exercises recorded for a year and a half. But it's tapered off to zero over the last 6 months as he's been walking more and more.
We're trying to figure out: Is the walking getting in the way, or is he just subconsciously sick of his workout routine, or what? The walking has done a lot for him, but he says his upper body and abs are noticeably weaker. But when he goes to work out, he just can't find the energy or motivation.
His walks are pretty good exercise, with a couple good uphill sets. He's afraid of reversing the gains if he backs off. He's very stiff when he gets back and usually feels pretty tired afterwards. I think he gets about 7-8 hours of sleep a night.