- How many mins of exercise do you do a week?
Monday – 2 hours of Muay Thai padwork and sparring
Tuesday – 2 hours of MMA padwork, sparring and fitness work
Wednesday – 1.5 hours of Muay Thai padwork and sparring
Thursday – 2 hours of boxing and MMA padwork and sparring
Friday – 1 hour of HIIT circuits
Saturday – 1 hour of boxing padwork and sparring, 1 hour of strength and conditioning
Sunday – 2-3 hours of cycling
Also walk the dog for 45 minutes every morning at 6am
although I usually take one day off a week as a rest day but I change the day each week depending on how I’m feeling
So about 1,000 to 1,100 per weekPosted 6 years agojoao3v16Member
The problem with only doing 3 minutes of exercise a week, it would take me 13 weeks to get to work every day.
I’m currently doing about 500 minutes exercise a week.
Based on the latest rocket science, I assume 497 minutes of that is of absolutely zero benfit to me whatsoever.Posted 6 years ago
Mon: 45 mins weights
Tues: 30 mins sprints/hill sprints
Wed: 45 mins weights & 2 hours hockey
Thursday: 2 hours hockey
Friday: 45 mins weights
Sat: 70 min hockey match
Sun: 2-3 hour mountain bike ride or 70 min hockey match
Total mins: 500+ish. But then I do very little steady state exercise, most of that 500+ mins is work/rest/work/rest. Actually working minutes is probably 200-250ish.Posted 6 years agotoby1Member
If I commute slowly it takes 40 mins, if I go at pace 20 mins, so it’d look better if I was going slowly in this case!
5x commutes a week approx 300 mins a week
1x circuits – 50 mins
2x 5k – 60 mins
1x gym session – 50 mins
460 ish then
And yeah I do run that slow and yeah I am too heavy.Posted 6 years ago
In regards to the 3 minute thing……
That 3 minute thing that’s floating around at the moment is more to do with the deficiecy of most weight loss exercise regimes, rather than 3 mins being the ideal amount.
It’s just that 3 mins of high intensity interval type training is more effective for body recomposition than endless hours of steady state running/cycling. Ergo, HIIT training is a good way to go, just don’t limit it to 3 mins!
This is a good link, with references, to explain why: http://chriskresser.com/9-steps-to-perfect-health-7-move-like-your-ancestorsPosted 6 years ago
I’m going to watch Horizon tonight, but I expect it to muddy the already murkey waters for the layman.
From what I’ve seen the iDave diet will do a very good job of regulating insulin and is a good dietry starting point. Body recomposition is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise.
Doing HIIT will also have a postive effect on hormone levels including insulin.
Combine the two (preferably for more than 3 mins) for even better results.Posted 6 years agoSue_WMember
700+ minutes per week. About half of that is road cycling (brisk to fast pace); the rest made of of hiking, climbing and swimming. So all would count as either moderate or high intensity physical activity.
The World Health Organisation (who know a thing or two about these things … although obviously not as much as the STW experts 😉 ) published their revised recommendations for adults last year:
150 minutes of moderate+ intensity activity per week (preferably upping to 300 minutes); or 75+ minutes of high intensity
If you’re not sure whether your activity counts as moderate or high intensity, you can always check in the Compendium of Physical Activities: http://sites.google.com/site/compendiumofphysicalactivities/
But basically, if you’ve increased youre breathing rate it counts as ‘moderate’, if you’re panting and sweating it counts as ‘high’ intensity.
And if you wait a few weeks, I’ll be publishing our research on the the data about the amount of physical activity people get from outdoor recreation (and yes that does include mountain biking!) Bet you can’t wait for that exciting installment 🙂Posted 6 years ago
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