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30 Minutes or 60 Minutes
Do you think that 2-30 minute workouts on the treadmill daily are just as effective as 1 60 minute workout daily? Sometimes I don't have the energy to make through the 60min,but can break it into 2- 30 min and even go further in distance. Whats your opinion on this?
Thu. Oct 19, 11:55am
I think two 30-minute sessions on the treadmill will work great for you, as long as you're not training for something like a marathon where you need to run long distances. The two sessions will be even better than one 60-minute session if you can't seem to make it to 60 minutes all at once.
Thursday, October 19, 2006, 1:00 PM
I've seen many journal articles & mag articles that have encouraged ppl to break up their exercise sessions to make it easier to fit into their daily lives. So if it works for you, go for it!
As the above poster said, though, if you were working on endurance, you would probably want to go with the 60 min session.
Thursday, October 19, 2006, 1:07 PM
I learned from a lecture by a sports doctor that it takes 10-20 minutes to burn off the glycogen stored in your muscles before you start burning fat (depends on a few things like did you eat before the workout and how intense the activity is). After that, you're burning more fat calories - unless you're doing medium-to-high intensity activity, in which case your body is breaking down more protein (muscle tissue) to make more glycogen and using fewer fat calories.
However, it makes more "common sense" that splitting into 2 sessions would be good for boosting your metabolism...but I can't quote a source other than my own bizarre logic.
Thursday, October 19, 2006, 11:10 PM
The best exercise is the exercise that you will be more likely to do. If it means that you will get a longer workout or even a workout at all then splitting your workouts is a better option. However if you can manage 45-60 minutes but often ditch the second 30 minute segment than perhaps the longer session is better. Medically, most sources that I have read claim that splitting up workouts provides the same health benefits (lower cholesterol, less risk of cancers, etc) as one long one.
Friday, October 20, 2006, 12:56 AM
mix it up
I try and do short and long intervals - I tend to move quicker in my short sessions and use my long sessions as kind of a "recovery" period. Slower, but longer.
Friday, October 20, 2006, 9:36 AM
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