Hi Mark, I would like to do whole body routines circuit style, mixing body weight training with some weights as well, for example:
push ups, chin ups, burpees, squats/shoulders military press (with dumbbells), mountain climbers, jumping jacks, lunges (with dumbbells), high knees running in place, planks, dips, crunches and any other exercise that I can find.
Let’s say 5 or 6 in a circuit then a minute break and repeating the whole sequence for another two sets.
I would like to swap exercises so I don’t fall into a routine and also trying to alternate upper body with lower body: squats, chin ups and lunges, push ups, etc.
The main reason would be a fat burning work out but I want also to “preserve” my mass.
What do you think: does it make sense?
And if so, how often should this work out be done…
Would it be too much to do it every day, say 5 days per week and the week end off?
Perhaps is better 3 times per week – every other day?
I thought that muscles need 48 hours to rest only after weight lifting so perhaps considering this training regime is lighter…?!?
What do you advice?
Thank you Mark!
Hi again Jo, training frequency depends on so many things: training age, gender, training goal, overall workload, type of training, etc, etc.
In your case -whole body routine, low intensity (meaning resistance)- I would recommend doing this not more than 4 x week, like Mon&Tue, Wed OFF, Thu&Fri, weekend off.
If/when then weights go up as you grow stronger (in case you should choose that training goal), you might consider reducing it down to 3 x a week.
Here are some body weight exercise ideas:
If you want to do more, some intervals on the off days (though not on the weekends, you need to rest some time) would be fine, like my HIIT&LIIT routine.
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