Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursday Thoughts

Some quick thoughts for Thursday.... first of all, if you don't already, be sure to subscribe and follow my photography blog at: or by clicking here MANDY LEONARDS PHOTOGRAPHY

Secondly.... someone asked me yesterday how often I workout myself, and I realized that I get this question a lot. So I thought I'd post up here for all to see. You've seen me post my workouts most days. The truth is that my workout schedule changes each month to help me from getting bored. This month I am doing an upper/lower split, so I am doing 4 days of weight training and 4 days of cardio. My 4 days of cardio are split up into 1 30 minute elliptical session, 2 TurboKick sessions (45-60 minutes) and 1 30 minute session doing intervals on the treadmill. I am doing 2 upper body training days and 2 lower body training days. I work my workouts in during the week however I can. Sometimes its all at once (training + cardio) and somedays (most of the time) it is more split up. I rarely workout longer than 1 hour because honestly I just don't have the time!

So there you have it folks... thats what my current training schedule looks like. And its been going very well this month. I'm feeling stronger, a bit leaner even and healthy (not overtrained). If I workout more than 5 days a week, my body usually starts to yell at me. I've learned that the hard way so I just try not to overdo it.


Anonymous said...

Do those 4 cardio & 4 strength sessions include the group exercise classes you teach?

Mandy said...

I don't count any of my classes towards strength, since when I'm teaching strength I am mostly walking around correcting form. For cardio, I teach Turbokick once/week so yes that counts as one of my cardio days! :)

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