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07 Feb 2006

Strawwe oefenprogram??????
My oefenprogram is as volg: In die oggende draf ek 1 uur buite. In die aande gaan gym ek en doen 15 min roei, 15 min stepper en 20 treadmill. Dan gaan doen ek die super circuit sonder die steps en dan nog die toning circuit ook by. Hierdie roetine geskied vanaf Maandae tot Saterdae met Sondae as my rusdae. Is dit te veel oefening? Ek voel baie goed oor myself wanneer ek klaar geoefen het en slaap baie lekker in die aande. My probleem is as ek 2 dae of meer nie geoefen het nie, voel ek aaklig en skuldig. Is ek verslaaf?Ek is 1.64 m lank en weeg 59kg.
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01 Jan 0001

HI Anne

It might be too much exercise, though it is impossible for me to say yes or no to your question. It depends completely on you. I can't say whether you are addicted, that depends on what you are sacrificing other things to exercise. if you find that you don't do social things, you arrange your whole day around exericse and you sometimes put other things on hold just to exercise, then you are possibly addicted. that's something you need to decide for yourself.

As for whether you are training too hard, the issue is whether you can handle two sessions a day - this is a lot, because it effectively cuts your rest periods down from 24 hours to 12 hours and that is tough. I think that you probably need at least 2 days a week where you get 24 hours of rest and I also think that taking a day off is good to do, at least once a week. You should really rest completely one day a week. The issue is whether you need this additional session a day - personally, I don't think that you do, most times, only elite athletes who are trying to prepare specifically for a big event will train twice a day.

So while I don't want to discourage you from exercise, i do have to warn you that twice a day is very demanding and if you have a job outside of training, it may get very tough. if it does, then it may be wise to back off and rest a day or two a week.

Good luck
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