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Old 06-05-2011, 09:39 AM   #1
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short spurts of exercise

I have been doing 500 jumping jacks, 125 pushups and 125 situps a day, but over the course of the day at five different times split up into 100, 25 and 25. Is there any benefit to doing it this way, or is it better to do it all at once?

 
Old 06-05-2011, 10:28 AM   #2
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Re: short spurts of exercise

Any exercise is better than none!

The advantage of doing it all at once is that you get sustained cardio, but spurts of exercise still build strength. Also, staying at least somewhat active throughout the day has benefits, also.

That's a lot of the same thing, though. You might want to vary your routine some, to avoid injury.

 
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:38 AM   #3
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Re: short spurts of exercise

Thanks,
I also do cardio kickboxing three times a week, so I get my cardio there. This is on the days I don't go to the gym or kickboxing. Thanks for the info

 
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Re: short spurts of exercise

125 sit ups!! Think of your poor spine and what it is doing to your disks.
James

 
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Re: short spurts of exercise

You can lessen the amount of sit ups or crunches by holding them longer in the up position. It is much more effective to do them this way.
I would also take Janewhite's advice and vary your routine. Find some new stuff to incorporate in.

 
Old 06-12-2011, 05:44 AM   #6
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Re: short spurts of exercise

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I have been doing 500 jumping jacks, 125 pushups and 125 situps a day, but over the course of the day at five different times split up into 100, 25 and 25. Is there any benefit to doing it this way, or is it better to do it all at once?
Sure there is benefit. You strengthen your muscles and burn calories for weight loss. However if you do 20 minutes or more of exercise it helps your heart and lungs. Your body also produces dopamine which makes you feel happy (good against depression) and cuts your appetite which also helps with weight loss!

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