I saw the last part of a piece this morning on The Today Show where they were talking about the benefits of weight training. Especially weight training for "middle-aged" women ((sigh, I think that's me!)). They espoused doing weight training, full body, twice a week for one hour per session.
They didn't mention cardio, but I'm assuming they want cardio on the off-weights days.
I'm currently doing body-bits (chest/arms one day, legs/butt one day, that kind of thing), 30 minutes per session, 5 days a week. All the parts get worked out over the week. Most muscle groups get 2 sessions a week (sorry, shoulders and back, you get only Wednesdays). Abs get 3 days (lucky abs!). I've also been doing at least 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week (lately, it's been 40-45, I'm proud to say!).
My question for you fitness gurus is... is my way ok? Is either way "better" than the other or are they just "different and both beneficial"?