Is 30 minutes of exercise a day enough? How much is too much?

Is 30 minutes of exercise a day enough? How much is too much?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    depends

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    maybe if you're just doing cardio. I can't seem to get away with less than 3 hours. 90 minutes walking, 30 minutes doing cardio, about an hour lifting.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      By cardio, do you mean the sex?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    30 minutes is a bit on the low end in my opinion. You should have some time in-between sets to rest in order to have good intensity and not fatigue yourself early. Usually an hour give or take 15 minutes is plenty assuming you have 2-3 minutes rest between sets.

    I'm only talking about a gym session though. For a cardio workout it's definitely enough.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My upper-body routine slowly crept up to 11 movements. It was taking 2.5 hours. So I moved biceps to abdominal day. I do an A/B split, every day.

      Now it's 8 movements on upper body day. I set an alarm for 3:15. As soon as I press the button I begin the movement and usually am done with the set with 2:20 remaining on the timer. when it goes off I press repeat and continue with the next set. This has got the routine down to an hour and a half but holy fuck I was gassed for the first month.

      Abs is a 40 minute routine + the 3 bicep exercises come out to about an hour I'm guessing.

      I know this is way more time than other people but I don't see how they get any growth.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        2.5 hours is insane. What are your lifts?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          abysmal

          Heres the full routine, all weights are per arm:

          Upper body day:
          dumbbell Pendlay Row 10kg 3x15
          Standing dumbbell press 10kg 3x12
          dumbbell supinated pendlay row 10kg 3x15
          dumbbell bent over row 10kg 3x15
          arnold press 10kg 3x12
          dumbbell benchpress 10kg 3x12
          lateral dumbbell raise 6.5kg 3x12
          tate press 6.5kg 3x15

          Ab day:
          4min static leg raise
          25 bicycle crunches
          25 bicycle crunches
          15 leg raises
          25 bicycle crunches
          25 bicycle cunches
          125 flutter kicks
          3x15 standing dumbbell curls narrow 10kg
          3x15 standing dumbbell curls wide
          3x15 standing dumbbell curls hammer

          I'm really lazy and don't want to switch out discs. I did up the weight on all the row movements, benchpress and curls a month ago but I fucked up my wrists and left elbow so I dropped it back down and have been skipping some days the past two weeks. All those bicep exercises are in a superset. I'm 36 years old and have been doing this ab routine for 8 years. The upperbody routine developed over the past 2 years. But I've been weak and sedentary for most of my life.

          I have no doubt this routine is shitty.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Thats a lot of things damn

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            post body

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This seems like a high effort/low return type routine

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I mean I don't know what to tell you. I'm assuming you have a couple of dumbbells at home that you train with?

            As tempting as it is to give you shit for those lifts after 2 years of that abyssmal looking routine that I'm guessing you put together yourself, I would recommend that you find a PROPER program to run. Even if you only have dumbbells you can still have a decent routine.

            And for a guy that spends 2.5 hours on that routine to be too lazy to switch out weights for different exercises... idk man. You are just setting yourself up for failure at this point.

            It's not that complicated to train. If you train at a good intensity you can be done in an hour. The only time I'm in the gym for more than an hour is if I'm trying for a new pr and want long rest time for the main lift of the day.

            1/2/3/4 btw

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              what is this? "1/2/3/4 btw"

              The only way to gt it down is to cut movements or really slash rep count, which I already do progressive overload so all that's really doing is jumping forward 6 months.

              I train until failure or 1 rep to failure. You're suggesting I change nothing but just do less volume.

              How many movements are in your routine? Do you not do any isolation work at all?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                NTA, but for example, you've got like four fucking presses in one work out - pick two and add 2kg instead, or 5kg. Also, at 10kg on a DB bench, skip that shit entirely and just do push-ups.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        abysmal

        Heres the full routine, all weights are per arm:

        Upper body day:
        dumbbell Pendlay Row 10kg 3x15
        Standing dumbbell press 10kg 3x12
        dumbbell supinated pendlay row 10kg 3x15
        dumbbell bent over row 10kg 3x15
        arnold press 10kg 3x12
        dumbbell benchpress 10kg 3x12
        lateral dumbbell raise 6.5kg 3x12
        tate press 6.5kg 3x15

        Ab day:
        4min static leg raise
        25 bicycle crunches
        25 bicycle crunches
        15 leg raises
        25 bicycle crunches
        25 bicycle cunches
        125 flutter kicks
        3x15 standing dumbbell curls narrow 10kg
        3x15 standing dumbbell curls wide
        3x15 standing dumbbell curls hammer

        I'm really lazy and don't want to switch out discs. I did up the weight on all the row movements, benchpress and curls a month ago but I fucked up my wrists and left elbow so I dropped it back down and have been skipping some days the past two weeks. All those bicep exercises are in a superset. I'm 36 years old and have been doing this ab routine for 8 years. The upperbody routine developed over the past 2 years. But I've been weak and sedentary for most of my life.

        I have no doubt this routine is shitty.

        post body

        Like most people on IST some days I see myself in the right lighting and say, "Damn, shit is looking good." and other days I feel like I look like the human equivalent of laffytaffy.

        Specifically whenever I go to the bathroom and wash my hands I see myself in the mirror and have nice cuts all over my entire upper body. Striations in the shoulders, everything looks great. Then I put on a shirt and everything disappears. :-/

        This seems like a high effort/low return type routine

        I don't know what that means but I'm pretty sure every natty routine is high effort/low return.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          what's the scar from

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyloric_stenosis

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          ngl im not a really IST guy but those workouts seem really light

          they look more of a cardio than any type of lifting

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            That's because I'm weak. Imagine if they were heavier. would they still seem cardio?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Well if you keep doing shit with 10 kg dumbbells you will always stay weak. You gotta push yourself to get lifts. Im wasted 40 mins into my workout and you do 2.5 hours of workout daily?Thats basically cardio. Find a nice program and follow it rather than doing weird dyel movements

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I started much lower. 10kg is after increasing weight three or four times. I also started with 6 movements and added over time. I'd say my bicep volume is about 4x what I started at 2 years ago.

                > you do 2.5 hours of workout daily?

                No. I do 1.5 hours upper body every other day, and 1 hour abs+biceps every other day.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                well if you are going for gymbro look just do whatever you want do bicep curl 100x100 everyday i dont care

                but if you want a good looking body naked at least give it some try rather than doing my grandma's yoga exercises

                in 2 years you would have actually looked nice instead of skinnyfat with big biceps dont waste any more time

                btw abs workouts are for retards

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why don't you do cardio seriously and enjoy also having some above average muscles for it or lift seriously and enjoy having some above average cardio for it? Either way you'll be as healthy as you think you are and you'll have a physique to back up your shit talk.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Show me my shit talk.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I am under the impression that this is you:

              I go hiking in nature and mountains for 1 hour every day in addition to my 30 min. I don't drink alcohol. I don't do drugs. I don't eat processed foods. I only eat organic and grass-fed. Oh please tell me how unhealthy I am 🙂

              Btw I know a bodybuilder who has to get a heart surgery 🙂

              >I go hiking in nature and mountains for 1 hour every day in addition to my 30 min. I don't drink alcohol. I don't do drugs. I don't eat processed foods. I only eat organic and grass-fed. Oh please tell me how unhealthy I am 🙂

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          > I see myself in the right lighting and say, "Damn, shit is looking good."
          but you're essentially skinnyfat

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    30 minutes of what kind of exercise? Walking? Maybe if you're 70 years old.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      3 inclination. 4.5 Speed. Burns roughly 260 calories.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You sound like you are fat.
        If you are fat, stop running and start lifting.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I have BMI of 18.7 so no. Also lifting is cringe and unnatural. Walking is not, its the most basic human transportation

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >picking up objects is unnatural

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Unnatural is having a BMI of 18.7 you skinnyfat twig

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I go hiking in nature and mountains for 1 hour every day in addition to my 30 min. I don't drink alcohol. I don't do drugs. I don't eat processed foods. I only eat organic and grass-fed. Oh please tell me how unhealthy I am 🙂

              Btw I know a bodybuilder who has to get a heart surgery 🙂

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                jesus I hate fake people like you
                you come in here pretending to need advice
                you ask the most basic vapid inane question there is
                just as a motive
                then once people ultimately bring up the subject you wanted to actually talk about
                you pursue with shitting all over their advice
                and have the gull to act all haughty with your
                ''goody two shoes'' little schtick routine you got

                God you are such an insufferable gay
                and there is too many of you little low level conversation manipulators around on this earth
                worse than a woman seeking attention I swear to god

                KYS...like actually KYS and do us all a favor here

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You're unironically in bad physical shape

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Unnatural is having a BMI of 18.7
              >BMI of 18.7 (normal range 17.5 - 25)
              OH SAY CAN YOU SEEEEEEEEEEEEE

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            being a gay is unnatural too you fucking toothpick looking motherfucker

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Also lifting is cringe and unnatural
            painfully obvious b8

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're posting on the Internet to a bunch of autists. What part of that is natural?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think an hour is absolute minimum.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My warmup is 30 minutes, followed by 2 hours heavy lifting then 1 hour sprints. I do this every day.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    recommendation is 300 minutes per week.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I spend about 2 hours plus minus 30 minutes depending on the day.

    Chest/back/arms split with shoulders mixed in every other session. Fuck leg day.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    meh, I do 8-10 hours of high effort cardio in a week apart from lifting. I know when its too much and to rest when I feel theres a buildup of metabolites in me.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I do 1h30 per day. Once tried doing 5 hours per day but I got sick from over training so now I keep it low

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I do SL 5x5 3xweek and that takes me about 1hr 20. I also bike to and from work every day which is about 1 hour M-F. Saturdays and Sundays I usually just chill and do house chores

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah if you do plenty of sets of a compound exercise in those 30 minutes and really push yourself or skipping rope

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