posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 06:38 PM
I keep to a routine of 3-4 days a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, the 4th depends on how much time I have over the weekend.
I always start with the standard warmup stretches (not too intense or injury could result during the workout). Then 5-10 minutes of light cardio to
get my heartrate up and the blood flowin, this also kickstarts the process of converting carbs to starches to sugar, freeing up plenty of energy for
Then I move to my workout which I try to keep at an intensity around 8 (out of 10), primarily upper body with mild lower body since Im still
recovering from a knee injury. Workout usually lasts 40-60 min, moving to a minimum 20 minutes of moderate cardio (saving the main cardio work until
after the main workout means you've already burned away most of your sugars and carbs, and will be working mainly off fat), ending with a lot of good
stretching. Then waiting about an hour for my heartrate to slow down before eating anything.
I exercise for many reasons, the way it makes me feel, the energy levels it gives me, but largly because I believe the body is just a vessel, a
machine, and it should be well maintained and in top working order just like a cherished automobile.
> also a full day of rest between workout days is imperative. The body must be able to focus its resources on rebuilding and restocking depleted
[edit on 1-2-2005 by apc]