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2005/07/28 13:17:12 (permalink)
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Is my girlfriend over training?

Here's the deal, she's 29, very fit and slim, however for the past two years she's been training 5 days a week every morning for an hour (mon-fri).

Her routine differs from day to day but she only does cardio stuff. That mostly consists of areobics/spinning/body combat classes for half hour and then on a treadmill or cross trainer for the other half hour.

My question is, is she over training, would she see better results if she rested more often, say train on Mon,Weds,Fri?

I personally think she is but apparently she feels "weird" if she misses a day.

Any advice out there?

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    Chez
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    RE: Is my girlfriend over training? 2005/07/28 14:08:00 (permalink)
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    I would say no, nothing wrong with doing cardio for an hour every day.
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    RE: Is my girlfriend over training? 2005/07/28 14:32:20 (permalink)
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    With all respect to you Rob_S the word overtraining is used far too often on this forum. Overtraining doesnt happen overnight and its not all down to how hard you train. As long as you plan in recovery (good program design) eat well and get plenty of rest then there is nothing to worry about. I know plenty of people who train 5 days a week, twice a day without suffering from any overtraining effects.

    I'd love it for my missus to want to train that much - it would allow me to go more often and not feel guilty about leaving at home when i do go!!
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    RE: Is my girlfriend over training? 2005/07/28 14:43:37 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: CTR1

    With all respect to you Rob_S the word overtraining is used far too often on this forum.


    Its also a term more applicable to bodybuilding. As a bodybuilder your finished if you overtrain - however as someone just keeping fit and doing cardio its not something you have to worry about as much.
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    footdee
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    RE: Is my girlfriend over training? 2005/07/28 14:45:35 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Rob_S

    My question is, is she over training, would she see better results if she rested more often, say train on Mon,Weds,Fri?

    I personally think she is but apparently she feels "weird" if she misses a day.

    I also do cardio M-F, I go runnning about 45 mins - 1 hour, rain or shine. Like your girlfriend, I also feel "weird" if I miss a day just because it's become a habit and I like a bit of routine. It's my time to be on my own and think about whatever I need to. People do all kinds of things for a time out - go to the pub after work, go fishing, get lost in a good book, lie in the bath for an hour or whatever. If she's eating well, I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Rob_S
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    RE: Is my girlfriend over training? 2005/07/28 15:36:21 (permalink)
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    Right ok, that's what i wanted to hear.

    Thanks for the replies.

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    purplepaul
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    RE: Is my girlfriend over training? 2005/07/28 16:11:21 (permalink)
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    I'd love it for my missus to want to train that much - it would allow me to go more often and not feel guilty about leaving at home when i do go!!

    i know what you mean
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    RE: Is my girlfriend over training? 2005/07/29 13:18:55 (permalink)
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    Rob, are you sure she is going to the gym????? just joking.

    "cammmone Haney"
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    RE: Is my girlfriend over training? 2005/07/30 07:08:48 (permalink)
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    Definitely not overtraining, especially if shes been doing it for 2 years without ill effect.

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