HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK SHOULD YOU EXERCISE, HOW LONG SHOULD YOUR WORKOUTS BE?

Keeping active is crucial for staying healthy, and considering the recent revelation that 41 per cent of Britons aged 40-60 fail to walk for even ten minutes a month, you might be inclined to up your activity levels.

But it’s hard to know just how much exercise you should be doing to reach your fitness goals, be that weight loss or bulking up.

The type of workout you do ultimately depends on your ability, goals, likes and dislikes, equipment available, what injuries you have, and how much time you have available.

Whilst there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, there are principles and guidelines that you can follow and apply to your training to ensure you have a balanced, effective, safe and enjoyable workout regime.

How many days a week should you train?
This depends on your goal…If you are looking to increase your fitness level to stay healthy – twice a week for 45 mins a session and a plan to follow is a great start. If you are a fitness enthusiast looking to gain speed, strength or muscle. 4 times a week with a plan to follow will get you on your way.

How long should your workouts be?
Some people argue that you can get an effective and efficient workout in half an hour if you use the time wisely, but we believe that if you want to make real progress, you should be working out for 45 minutes to an hour.

we recommend spending 10 minutes warming up and mobilising your body, 30-40 minutes weight training, and five-10 minutes cooling down and stretching,

That said, half hour workouts can be useful for conditioning sessions or interval training.

At Everybodys gym we offer FREE programmes every 18 visits to give you direction and a plan to follow

EVERYBODYS GYM TEAM
01775 768500