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what does the "perfect" week look like?

Posted by on May. 20, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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What is the perfect exercise schedule? Monday, wednesday, friday strength? If so what body parts? All other days cardio? What does the "perfect week" look like to you guys? How many days of ab work? :) thanks in advance!
by on May. 20, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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kristy95
by Bronze Member on May. 20, 2013 at 9:41 AM
Bump :)
MamaJessx3
by Gold Member on May. 20, 2013 at 11:16 AM
For me personally it would be

Monday - short run (2-3 miles) and Crossfit
Tuesday - 5-7 mile run
Wednesday - Crossfit and bike 10-20 miles
Thursday - short run (2-3 miles) and Crossfit
Friday - rest
Saturday - long run (10+ miles)
Sunday - bike 20-25 miles
kristy95
by Bronze Member on May. 20, 2013 at 11:26 AM
Wow! I look foward to the day I can run longer then three minutes at a time lol


Quoting MamaJessx3:

For me personally it would be



Monday - short run (2-3 miles) and Crossfit

Tuesday - 5-7 mile run

Wednesday - Crossfit and bike 10-20 miles

Thursday - short run (2-3 miles) and Crossfit

Friday - rest

Saturday - long run (10+ miles)

Sunday - bike 20-25 miles

musicpisces
by Suzanne on May. 20, 2013 at 12:30 PM

My perfect week would probably make most people run screaming!  LOL

But for you, here's an idea:

Monday- cardio and strength, shoulders, abs, quads, hamstrings

Tuesday- cardio (something different than Monday, and longer)

Wednesday- cardio and strength- triceps, biceps, glutes, calves

Thursday- cardio (again, something different) and yoga/stretching (should be stretching every day, ideally)

Friday- cardio and strength- back, abs/core, full-body moves

Saturday- cardio

Sunday- stretching, walking (active rest day)

Rest is important!

This is about what my weeks looked like awhile ago.  Now most of my strength moves are more functional than isolating, and I'm marathon training and cross training now, so my schedule looks way different.

Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

CrazedMomof2
by on May. 20, 2013 at 12:37 PM

This is my schedule this week:

Sunday-Rest

Monday- 5 miles, 30 Body Pump

Tuesday- Pure Cardio, Cardio abs, Hard core abs-  4 mile run

Wednesday- Pump and Shred, Softball game- 4 mile run

Thurs- Cardio recover, Flow, Hard core abs

Friday- Cardio power and resistance.

Saturday- 10-12 mile run.

I'm not sure I can fit in all of my miles, but I really hope so.

charlotsomtimes
by Gold Member on May. 20, 2013 at 12:52 PM

My week goes like this:

Monday- piyo-50 min  then zumba 1 hour

Tuesday- zumba- 1 hour and maybe a belly dance DVD at home (OR if I skip zumba-I'll do strength and BD video or walk on the treadmill) 

Wednesday- Zumba twice = 2 hours

Thursday- pilates-45 min then zumba-1 hour

Friday -zumba 1 hour

Saturday -zumba twice= 2 hours

 Sunday...rest 

Lesgerm
by Leslie on May. 20, 2013 at 2:44 PM
Here's mine:
Monday: spinning

Tuesday: hiit...strength training with sprints thrown in every few minutes. (The running portion ends up being 2 miles) Also planks.

Wednesday: rest day

Thursday: hiit...strength training with short running intervals thrown in. Not quite sprints, but faster than my normal running pace. (Again, 2 miles) Also planks.

Friday: 6+ mile run

Saturday: strength class

Sunday: 10+ mile run
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Stefanie83
by Ruby Member on May. 20, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Well I'll post my current routine, but I don't think there is a "perfect" routine out there. It depends on your goals and interests.  I'm doing an ABA routine right now so I'll post 2 weeks.  I do hanging leg raises when I feel like it but since I'm doing compound lifts I don't see ab work as terribly efficient or necessary :) 

I go hiking or for walks on the weekends when the weather cooperates :)

A - Squat, bench press, push ups, rows
B - Dead lift, shoulder press, assisted pull ups

Monday - A
Tuesday - cardio
Wednesday - B
Thursday - cardio
Friday
- A

Monday- B
Tuesday - cardio
Wednesday
- A
Thursday -cardio
Friday
- B


rockinmomto2
by on May. 20, 2013 at 4:14 PM

I do upper body and abs on Mondays and Thursdays, plus cardio of some sort (Monday is an hour long Body Combat and Thursdays are usually Zumba). Tuesdays and Fridays are lower body, abs, and cardio (Tuesdays are elliptical days and Fridays are another body combat class). Wednesdays and Saturdays are swing days for me (if I miss a day earlier in the week, I'll make it up on those days or take the day off if I need to). Sundays are usually yoga or off days. That schedule works for me, but it's taken me a while to come up with something I actually enjoy and stick to.

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