Re: Work-out schedule
OK.... WAY more info is required to make an informed response.
How old are you? What's your workout schedule like now? What are your goals? What do you enjoy doing, ie: treadmill, cardio classes, weights, etc.... How healthy are you? Do you have a gym membership or any machines/weights at home?
Basically, most experts suggest that we get 60 minutes of exercise each day for optimal health. That's BASIC. That's not highly suggested for someone just starting out.... unless it's an energetic walk/hike.
If you're already working out and want to build muscle, that's something that we need to know. If you just want to gain strength, that's something we need to know.
If you aren't working out at ALL and just want to get started, get on a treadmill or bike or elliptical and then work the machines at a gym.... I suggest only focusing on one or two muscle areas at a time. Go three times a week to start.
10 minute warm up. Then head to the weights/machines. Finish with 20 minutes of hard cardio, whether on a treadmill/elliptical or stationary bike. Finally, STRETCH...... you will continue to burn calories doing this and it's probably the most important part of your workout.
Muscle group workout breakdown:
Back and biceps one day
Shoulder/chest and triceps one day
Legs one day
Core/abdomen one day
If you're only working out three times a week, combine the muscle groups to allow for days off.
You have to give your muscles time to recuperate in between work outs....
Much more info is needed for anyone to make an informed and HEALTHY response.