Question by R1980: Exercise Advise? How often cardio, pilates etc?
I need some exercise advise. Currently, I walk 30 minutes, 5 days a week. In addition to this, how often should I do my exercise DVD’s and what “type” (cardio, pilates, light weights etc) should I do? I don’t understand when/how often one should do these.
From what I understnad, there’s a correct order to be doing these, but I’m not sure as to what that is(lol). Thanks!
Answer by cs
You can do cardio everyday!
You can also do most of your videos everyday. You wouldn’t want to do the same video 2 days in a row. A good routine would be:
10 minutes warm up cardio to get your heart rate up
20 minute to 1 hour exercise video
Follow with enough cardio to make your total exercise time 1 to 1.5 hours for the day.
And then rotate your videos like this example:
Monday: warm up, strength exercise video, cardio
Tuesday: warm up, core/ab exercise video, cardio
Wednesday: warm up, flexibility, balance or stabilizer work video, cardio
Thursday: warm up, strength or pilates video, cardio
Friday: break–maybe some easy stretching and a fun walk
Saturday: big cardio day (go for a 2 hour hike or bicycle ride)
Sunday: upper body cardio day like swimming or rowing
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