3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Weight and Resistance Training

Weight and Resistance Training Boost weight loss, and look great!

Need help establishing a routine

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-01-2005, 04:04 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 63

Default Need help establishing a routine

After taking about 4 weeks off of weight training due to camping holiday, I want to establish another routine. I am not new to weight training but would love to be able to spend only 30 minutes say 4-5 x per week. Can I see good results if say I do 2 days of lower and 2 days of upper? I used to do 3 sets of 12-15 reps but takes an hour and then to try and fit in cardio everyday plus raise my 2 kids is just too much time devoted to exercise. Any suggestions on how to squeeze as much in as I can in a short amount of time?
Gumbygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2005, 05:00 PM   #2
Working My Way Back Down
 
WaterRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Alaska
Posts: 4,982

Default

Absolutely! I usually do a 3 day split, so one week I get two upper body workouts and one lower, then the next is the reverse. Right now the routine I'm using takes 30-40 minutes (and a lot of that depends on if I have to wait on someone to finish).
__________________
Pat

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Christopher Robin to Pooh
WaterRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2005, 05:13 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
flipafart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 330

Default

I hope this link helps
http://musclemanual.com/_wsn/page4.html

do what you have to do to get what you want and never give up on you
flipafart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2005, 05:28 PM   #4
Mel
Senior Member
 
Mel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: West Chester, PA
Posts: 6,963

Default

Pat, what you are doing is a two day split: you are splitting the exercises for all your body parts over two days. You lift three days a week, but it's still a two day split.

Gumbygirl, you said you want to see good results....What does that mean to you? Weight loss? Building muscle? Building strength? General fitness? Your specific goals really determine the answer to your questions.

I couldn't possibly fit an entire upper body workout into 30 minutes which would meet my goals, but I'd certainly be able to do arms or shoulders. So from my point of view, I'd say yes, you can do it, but it would require a 5 day split: Legs, chest, back, shoulders, arms and abs. If you worked to your maximum intensity and did a lot of supersetting, you'd be able to get it done and have time for cardio.

Mel
__________________
Falling down is not failure....Failure is staying down.
Save the Earth, it's the only planet with chocolate and wine.

It isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.

9 years at or under goal weight! Working Maintenance Everyday
Mel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2005, 06:14 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ontario's West Coast
Posts: 13,984

S/C/G: 165/147/128

Height: 5'3"

Default

At www.stumptuous.com Krista has several different splits ... two day, three day ...

On her home page click on 'iron'.
__________________
... Susan
Eat good food. Move yourself. Lift something.
srmb60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2005, 08:09 PM   #6
Working My Way Back Down
 
WaterRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Alaska
Posts: 4,982

Default

Ah, Mel, I never said I could count.
__________________
Pat

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Christopher Robin to Pooh
WaterRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:19 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2