View Full Version : training...every day, or every other day?

daniela's necklace
Dec 16th, 2002, 11:00 PM
so I think I'm a bit tired, more now than in the last few years, I'm kind of lazy and I get depressed because of inactivity, also I've put on a bit of weight

I think I wanna trim down on weight, get a nice shape and most definitely do excercise to feel better and I want to go to the gym and what have you so back to the title, train every day or every other day?

(btw I dont want muscle, I just wanna look cut, or "trimmed", any suggestions?)

Sam L
Dec 16th, 2002, 11:22 PM
I run everyday for about 30-45 minutes. I find it gets easier if you do it everyday.

I've never done weight training, so with that I wouldn't know.

But I would definitely recommend stretching and running everyday. I sometimes skip too.

I used to do pushups and situps but too lazy now :o

daniela's necklace
Dec 16th, 2002, 11:26 PM
I dunt think weights help if you wanna get cut, someone suggested reps

anyone got suggestions for reps? :confused:

daniela's necklace
Dec 16th, 2002, 11:28 PM
btw thanks for the reply

I just wanna know if wether "everyday" or "every other day is best"

Dec 16th, 2002, 11:38 PM
For me every oher day usually just run in place for a while than do sit ups, push ups leg lifts, Also you should eat a good diet everyday because it doesn't matter how much you exercise if you don't watch what you eat it won't help as much. The every day or every other day is up to you. i would recommend start every other day at first.

daniela's necklace
Dec 16th, 2002, 11:49 PM
ah cabron vives en la frontera?

me llamo oscar, de donde eres?

Dec 17th, 2002, 12:19 AM
I'd say definetly start off slower and make the work outs get tougher as you go along. Personally, I think everyday is better, simply because it gets you in the habit of working out. If you do every other day, you'll soon find yourself saying well not today, I'll just do two days in a row. If you exercise everyday, you have no excuse to skip a day :)

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Dec 17th, 2002, 12:23 AM
but if you workout hard everyday, then it's too much. you should varie (sp) your workout. talk to a gym "specialist" at the gym and ask him/her to make a workout schedule for you! that's what they are there for!

personally, i never lifts weights. But i do play basketball 2-3 times a week. and other sports too if i have time. i get much more motivated when i do sports then working on those stupid huge machines. but everybody has their own taste.

and i recommend YOGA :)

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Dec 17th, 2002, 12:30 AM
joy - the explanation is that the muscles needs time to rest and get "bigger" ;) lol seriusly, the muscles needs time to get bigger and stronger. if you work on the muscles every other day, it wont get tired and it's just more healthy! :D

Dec 17th, 2002, 12:32 AM
As much as you wanna

There is no rule to say you can't everyday, just don't train to the max everyday

High weights but less reps is better than small weights more reps

One day focus on weights, the next on cardio and so on

I been doing it for months, no drawbacks as of yet

Dec 17th, 2002, 12:33 AM
Also, Muscles grow more in your sleep, train as close to bedtime as possible

Dec 17th, 2002, 12:34 AM
Actually, it is recommended that you don't exercise right near bedtime. :o

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Dec 17th, 2002, 12:35 AM
i know lol....

Dec 17th, 2002, 12:36 AM
It is? Hmmmmmm, i always have been told the opposite as muscles grow more in the night, always done it, and it's done me no,harm :o

Dec 17th, 2002, 12:37 AM
Put it this way, when i did it during the day compareing to when i do at night, my performance has improved nearly double

So i'm sticking to what works for me :)

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Dec 17th, 2002, 12:37 AM
we will know when you get old! :p ;)

Dec 17th, 2002, 12:37 AM
It has to do with sleep and adrenaline. You have lots of adrenaline from exercise, which will make it hard for you to sleep.

Dec 17th, 2002, 12:40 AM

Well i don't find it hard ;)

Everyone is different, different programmes work for different people, there is no one rule, or we'll all be body beautiful


Dec 17th, 2002, 12:42 AM
Soy de OKLAHOMA y tu de donde eres?

daniela's necklace
Dec 17th, 2002, 05:01 PM
eh estoy entre texas y chihuahua, de que parte de mexico eres?

daniela's necklace
Dec 17th, 2002, 05:02 PM
oh by the way thanks for the suggestion

guess the best suggestion so far is "talk to a trainer about it", after all theyre kinesiologists, they should have a custom plan for everyone :)

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Dec 17th, 2002, 05:04 PM
yup :D

Dec 17th, 2002, 05:04 PM
Ask someone who knows, any sign that they are unsure about something, run. A half qualified trainer is no use to anyone

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Dec 17th, 2002, 05:13 PM
err... what did i say..... :o but thank you anyways! ;) :kiss: *going to angelina's thread*

Dec 17th, 2002, 05:15 PM
:eek: Sluts! ;)

Btw, when i train b4 bed, it doesn't keep me awake, i'm soo knackered out i drift off as soon as i hit bed :o

daniela's necklace
Dec 17th, 2002, 05:17 PM
it's hard to tell who are girls here and who are guys :confusoid:

well where I work at there are some very nice people with kinesiology programs, some very good kinesiology teachers and maybe I'll talk to them sometime around :)

Daniela Hantuchova > Angelina Jolie by the way ;)

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Dec 17th, 2002, 05:21 PM
david *slap* :p

oscar... stinger is a girl,... called marri... i'm just playin' around! ;)

daniela's necklace
Dec 17th, 2002, 05:33 PM
hi marri, thanks for clearing up, by the way I like your oscar wilde quote :)

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Dec 17th, 2002, 05:35 PM
hi! thank you! i like it too :)

Dec 17th, 2002, 05:36 PM
Stinger is a boxer, as in boxer dog :o :p ;)

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Dec 17th, 2002, 05:40 PM
:eek: lucky for you that i love boxer dogs! if not i'd be chasing you around in the forum with a chair!!!!!! :fiery:

daniela's necklace
Dec 17th, 2002, 05:41 PM

Dec 17th, 2002, 05:42 PM

Hides behind Barrie_Dude

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Dec 17th, 2002, 05:58 PM
lmao oscar! cool smiley!

david, aint no person big enough for you to hide behind! :p

Dec 17th, 2002, 05:59 PM

I'm not fat you cheeky bugger ;)

daniela's necklace
Dec 17th, 2002, 06:12 PM
thanks, wanna go for a ride? ;)


Big Fat Pink Elephant
Dec 17th, 2002, 07:39 PM
:eek: david!!!!! i didn't mean it like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :o :o i meant no matter what you do, i'll find ya! :angel: really! *smacks myself*

oscar, nice ride :cool: :drool:

Dec 17th, 2002, 07:44 PM

Oscar, Marri/stinger is always up for a ride ;) :p

daniela's necklace
Dec 17th, 2002, 08:53 PM
where's your flag from britney?

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Dec 17th, 2002, 09:10 PM
pfffff david *slap* you're giving me a bad rep! :o


that's the flag of England, oscar

Dec 17th, 2002, 09:24 PM
I know this thread started to go off topic, but I wanted to point out a few things about "working out".

- It really depends on the goals and objectives you set for yourself.

- It also depends on where you are starting from, I mean what you look like before you start "working out".

- Before you start, I suggest you have a 1-hour session with a trainer at the gym you think of joining. The guy that "did" me, asked me to take off my shirt to see where we were starting from. I've always been in good shape (I was 25, 5'10" and about 155lbs.), what I wanted was to build my muscle mass and gain more strenght. So, I started a program to reach those goals. And that's what I've been doing since.

- The guy suggested I go to the gym 5 times a week (Monday through Friday for me) and early in the morning (6:30am for me) for roughly an 1:30. Obviously, you need to work a schedule in wih either your school or work, the last being my case. That way you get into the habit of going to the gym.

- What's important is not to work out the same muscles 2 days in a row. For example, I do arms and chest on Mondays, legs and back on Tuesdays, cardio and shoulders Wednesdays... something like that (you get the picture). The important thing is not to work out the same muscle group 2 days in a row. You need to rest your muscles so they can regenerate.

- Something to think about as well is repetitions vs. lifting heavy weight. Since I wanted to build muscle mass, I would lift heavier weight until I couldn't, even if that ment less than 10 repetitions. If you're trying to tone your body, than repetition is the way to go. Try 3 sets of 15.

- As far as food goes, you need to cut down on fatty foods and sugar. That trainer suggested to have a "cheat day" where you could eat whatever you want. That way, your brain and yourself wouldn't think about eating a burger or something, thus making you crave or fall off the wagon or something.

- Anyhow, to make a long story short, it truly does work and if you keep at it, within 2-3 months you'll start seeing some results.

Good luck!

daniela's necklace
Dec 18th, 2002, 04:58 PM
these ARE good suggestions, thanks guys

btw, don't worry marri

Dec 18th, 2002, 05:50 PM
I dont think it REALLY matters...what matters most is being active and going to the gym even twice a week is more than most people (at least in America)

I go to the gym once or twice a week, but I play tennis almost everyday too.

I've tried varying my workouts to get lean and cut, and I still have not found the right formula, but I go and do a workout, so Im happy.

daniela's necklace
Dec 18th, 2002, 05:55 PM
well see the thing is I dont wanna look all full of muscles and crap, just plain skinny and lean, cut if you want to call it that, but I cant think of a routine for that