Weight Train in Intervals
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How often should I do strength training?
If you are starting a strength training routine for the first time, it is important to remember that you need to allow your muscles to rest and heal after doing any resistance or weight training.
Here is a sample training schedule for a person who does a moderate amount of exercise each week:
- Monday & Thursday: Upper body strength training. Do three sets of eight repetitions of things like arm exercises and back exercises. When you are done, do 10 minutes of low to medium intensity cardio, such as jogging on the treadmill.
- Tuesday & Friday: Lower body strength training and abdominals. Do three sets of eight repetitions. Do a 20 minute, moderate intensity cardio workout.
- Wednesday & Saturday: Do a 30 to 40 minute cardio workout at a high intensity.
- Sunday: Rest!