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- Hey, Kevin. I love the show! I’ve been listening for a few months now, and I wouldn’t miss an episode of the Fitcast!
I have a question about training frequency. I am a 25-year old female, and have been lifting for about 5 years now, since I was in college. In that time, I have mostly utilized various splits, as opposed to full-body workouts. Currently I’m using a 4-day split. My question is, should I only lift 4 days a week? I typically lift 5-6 days a week, but from listening to the Fitcast, it seems that that may be too much. I am not a body builder by any means, but I enjoy lifting and keep track of the weights that I do so I can continue to improve on them. I worry that decreasing the frequency of my lifting will give me negative results. My goals have always been just to gain muscle while trying to keep my fat down. I also run, usually for 30-40 minutes 4-5 days a week, then a 60-minute or so run once a week, because I find that running gives me the best cardio workout and keeps my fat in check more than any other forms of cardio exercise.
Do you have any suggestions on whether I should decrease the frequency of days that I lift? Will this help me to make bigger gains on the days that I do lift? Also, any suggestions on what I should do in the gym on the days that I am not lifting? I find that I feel 100% better, both mentally and physically, on days that I workout, so I’d like to fill in those days with something else if possible.
Thanks so much for any advice you can give me. Keep up the great work!! -Jennine
- Thanks to the fitcast forum of answering my question about blood pressure concerns with working out. This question may get long. 12 years ago I broke my foot, dislocated it, tore muscles; well f’d it up. I never had any kind of physical therapy due to loss of insurance. I was laid up for 5 months due to having surgery. I have a rod in my foot now. My right leg is noticeably smaller today. I went to a gym where all of the trainers are CSCS certified and when they discovered the imbalances between the legs I was discouraged. The trainer was NO dude done be down on yourself; let’s fix this!!. He had me doing steps with dumbbells and I definitely noticed the difference. What are some ways I can get the right leg balanced out with the left leg. Today my lower back is hurting a bit from the step ups it is not a bad hurt but I can feel it. When I was working my right leg I almost fell off the bench. I was shocked of how different each leg is. What are different things to fix this issue?- Rick
- Hey Guys/Gals,
First off, great podcast, it is near impossible to find a good fitness/nutrition podcast so keep up the good work. Now for my question. I just turned 26 and I really have been doing nothing for exercise or nutrition since college but I have made a commitment (as a birthday resolution to myself) to get in better shape and be healthy. I am 6’3’’, weigh 255 pounds, with a body fat% somewhere between 32-40% (depending on method used). My primary goal right now is to lose fat, however I would like to retain as much muscle as possible during this process and hopefully gain muscle mass along the way. I just started using a stationary bike 30 mins in the morning and using dumbbells out night for weight training. How many calories should I be eating (I’ve been shooting for 2000)? What kind of exercises should I be doing and is it even possible to get a legit workout using only dumbbells? I am really lost when it comes to designing a weight training routine. Any help would be appreciated.-Dan
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