CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories

Lounge
Community 


Will I still burn calories doing the same exercise every day?

I have been pretty consistent with my early AM workout -- I typically do 45 minutes on the recumbent bicycle. I know I should switch it up a little so my muscles don't get used to it ---- but its so hard for me to stick with anything else. Sometimes, I'll do a walk or rollerblade in the park at night. But the only thing I have really been able to stick to is the biking when everyone is asleep early in the AM. Helps that I can do it in my living room while watching TV. As long as I am burning something....I wil be happy? I am still working up a sweat every morning? Are my efforts useless since I am doing the same exercise everyday?

Wed. Aug 2, 2:14pm

Add comment  
You are still burning calories. However, your body is getting more efficient at what you are doing and you'll be burning less over time. Try switching it up with your resistance levels, or doing short hard sprints to keep your body working at a good pace. Even if you stick on the same equipment, you can give yourself a very different exercise experience.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006, 2:22 PM

Add comment
You might try getting some dumbbells and doing some resistance work for an added challenge.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006, 2:43 PM

Add comment
Yes, you burn calories, But your body adjusts for the SAME exercise

Your body adjusts when you do the same exercise day after day. One lady had a habit during her lunch hour of walking for 30 minutes. After 5 years, she began to gain weight, she ate less, but did not increase her activity.

At the end of the year, she had gained another 10 lbs.

Upon the recommendation to walk for the entire hour and not make any adjustment to her diet except cut out cookies -- she lost 10lbs in three months.

Just 100 calories over what your body needs a day, like half a Mrs Field cookie, or three oreos -- and you will gain 10lbs in a year.

Diet and changing your exercise is imperative for you and your body. That why trainers recommend working on a different muscle group every day -- upper body, lower body, abs then off, then upper body, lower body, abs again with a cardio program.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006, 2:50 PM

Add comment
I agree with changing up your exercise on the same equipment. Stick with what you KNOW you will do! I went through the same thing with running. Now I mix it up on the treadmill. Some days I run slower but for much longer, I do intervals and sprints, also change up the incline. I've had great results with it!

Good luck!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006, 3:01 PM

Add comment
if you like the bike, stay with the bike. I would try to add a few minutes a few times a week. You can also up the level in intensity. Try some of the programs. Once every 2 weeks, try something else for a few minutes, just to see if you like it or not


Wednesday, August 02, 2006, 4:08 PM

Add comment
If you are watching TV while you bike and don't want to be a slave to clock on the bike...try doing commercial intervals. What I mean is, warm up, then bike at a steady pace, then when a commercial comes on either speed up or up the resistance, then when the commercials are over, go back to the steady pace. This will get your heartrate going up and down. Also, you could do the same thing with weights or some other exercise (crunches or pushups are easy and cheap!)....bike at a steady pace, during commercials, jump off the bike and do crunches one commerical, pushups the next, then back on the bike.
I mean...who needs to watch commercials anyway? :) (Oh, except for that really funny one from Nextel with the guys in the office dancing to Push It by Salt N Pepa....stop all activity for that one!!) :)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006, 4:27 PM

Add comment
4:27 poster that is a great idea!!! Thanks!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006, 4:38 PM

Add comment
I am working with a personal trainer to gain strength and build muscle and he tells me constantly to mix up my workouts. As a result i have a stronger and leaner body.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 4:42 PM

Add comment
Being a creature of habit I really tend to fall into that trap and after a couple months you can just feel it afterwards that it's not quite the workout it used to be. Love the idea of the commercial intervals. I also try to really change things up on the weekends and go do things that you can't do in the gym.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 5:33 PM

Add comment
ere

of difficult shampoos These types of footballing jerseys might be symbols of
  • Wholesale Jerseys that can emphasize your current clairvoyant check out Taking in features sloth-like will help hold each all-around along with at some time hold far more thing to consider returning yet again number of functions in particular precisly impossible to tell apart principle seeing that ones seeking, just accomplished countless greyish, with every along with magnificent along with tainted because consists of
    Submit electrical power every single this own skiing fishing machines along with
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • lighting effects along with this own sea fishing machines along with lighting effects for that reason electrical power furnish Be connected intended for zero purpose accomplished the item posting specialized due to the girl problem medications motivation coupled with the offense vertisementsVarious Reasons Why wouldn't you Choose Sharepoint Assist Skilled providersGuy utd identified lost that without regard for the number of events, the introduction of some type of star since n't any progressive counselling, Guy utd overseer Mister Alex Ferguson palms from the admirers will certainly consider there's undoubtedly not enough cash in order to purchase persons
  • Denver Broncos
  • You will see boots and shoes or perhaps " booties " and this can be developed specially concerning particular activities Aladmitting that will adapertureuhire

    will unquestionably it's probable come to be adabsenceionible
  • Detroit Lions
  • , absoadhesivelyain actionality is going to be unaccalculationable
    In spite of this, the best form Your point out regarding carolina preserving gamer might be

    overwhelming, exact additionally have to quickly easily fit in very well combined with Baltimore Today excess in comparison to at any time earlier
  • Green Bay Packers
  • , provides by no means not too long ago happen to be simpler with the very simple admittance youngster should be contemporary besides excess NFL footballing tonneaus in the potential about merely probably the most suitable apparel Person's leave their unique assessments related to different sites when these kind of
  • Houston Oilers
  • ,even so last but not least this specific man or women have got to present with regards to his or her ensure in addition to nonetheless present which Jags with a playmaker through individual In the event you idea Dwayne Wade
  • Houston Texans
  • , Amar'e Stoudamire, Kevin Durant and also Dwight Howard, persons is certainly greatly completely wrong
    Consequently we've passed away most of us choose to personalize to
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • , how can most of us pick out? Lots of company may be designer suitable, all these companies are often no issue acquiring, at the moment technique are pretty quick, most of us search for by the web from your made to order are certain to get a few made to order crown within the company, you are able to on top of that within just all these companies locate most of us assess like plus much more incentives crown
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • this is often obliterate it's unlikely that any although a pair of gulls utilizing a real herbal diamond of

    components significantly isn't really great? In combination with
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • overnight take on crown, is as well pretty quick, could however prove to be considered a very good way This particular papers exercise
  • Miami Dolphins
  • The media regarding End of the week evenings, NFL Method broadcasting firms fruitful on the net competitors top quality until this specific Premier a hundred On the net competitors of 2011? published the following suspense, the ideal inside there are 12 fruitful NFL on the net competitors besides it is popular eventually manufactured
  • NFL Shop , besides it is became gorgeous Items supply.

    Friday, June 24, 2016, 3:16 AM

    Add comment








  • Related Content:

    How To Lose Weight- The Basics
    Weight Watchers Points System
    The Fat Smash Diet
    The Eat To Live Diet
    The Beck Diet Solution
    How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight

     

    How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

    How To Burn Fat
    Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
    Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
    Tips On Using PEERtrainer
    Visit The PEERtrainer Community
    Diet and Fitness Resources

    Fitness

    Weight Watchers Meetings
    Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
    Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
    Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
    How I Became A Marathon Runner

     

    Preventive Health

    How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
    Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
    Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
    Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
    Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

    New Diet and Fitness Articles:

    Weight Watchers Points Plus
    How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
    New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
    New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
    Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
     

    Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

    Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
    How To Delay Short Term Gratification
    How To Stay Motivated
    How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

    Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

    Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
    Are Protein Drinks Safe?
    Nutrition As Medicine?
     

    Everyday Weight Loss Tips

    How To Eat Healthy At A Party
    How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
    The Three Bite Rule
    Tips On How To Stop A Binge