Moderate Intensity Workouts Every Day

by George

Moderate intensity workouts every day, is this ok to do?



Question:
I'm not interested in building much muscle. I would like to know however, if training all muscle groups with 2-3 light to moderate intensity sets of exercises is overdoing it?

I've done a bit of heavy weight training before, but for now, since I want to start it over again, after some time, I wish to take it slow, and get my body used to lifting again.

I'm also doing cardio exercises an not taking any breaks in between my weight lifting exercises in order to build endurance. Could this lead to muscle loss or could it have any other negative effects?

Answer:

"Moderate intensity workouts every day?"

No, you should not workout every day. The body has to have days off to repair.

"I'm not interested in building much muscle."

Even then, the body still needs days off.

"I would like to know however, if training all muscle groups with 2-3 light to moderate intensity sets of exercises is overdoing it?"

Training all muscle groups with light to moderate weight is fine to do as long as you do not do it every day.

If you do use light to moderate weight, use slow controlled form. This minimizes momentum, and will ultimately force the individual muscle group to be responsible for the lift. Workout every other day.

"I'm also doing cardio exercises and not taking any breaks in between my weight lifting exercises in order to build endurance. Could this lead to muscle loss or could it have any other negative effects?"

So basically, once one exercise is finished, you immediately move on to something else without a break? Yeah that's fine to do.

You can go from exercise to exercise without taking breaks in between sets during individual workout sessions. This is a great way to build endurance, but should NOT be done every day.

"Could this lead to muscle loss or could it have any other negative effects?"

The only negative effects would be if you were to not take days off.

Going from exercise to exercise during that individual workout day, is good to help you build endurance.

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