Is there anything working out can’t do? It helps people shed pounds and sleep better, as well as prevents people from catching colds and illnesses. Hitting the gym is of great efficiency. Not only it helps to create the endorphins in order to boost your state of mind and energy level up, it can also relieve stress. With all these advantages, one would think that more is better — but is it really so?
If you’re aiming at staying healthy, the experts recommend moderately intense exercising for around 30 minutes a day five days a week. In order to drop weight, you need to exercise from 50 to 60 minutes a day, five or six days a week. Make sure the days of activities are different from one another, for example, three days of heart-pumping, calorie-burning cardio, two days of moderate exercise, and one day of light exercise.
But what if sometimes fitting in an hour-long workout just about every day of the week is impossible? We suppose, doubling up your workout routine daily is an excellent option for those who want to manage their schedule balance. When doing two daily pieces of training, make sure you alternate them. This way, you will be able to include stretching, a balance of cardio, and strength training during the day. Head out for a morning run and join a yoga class in the evening, or go visit that afternoon Soul Cycle class and do some strength exercise before having dinner. Stay aware of which muscles you’re aiming at every time you work out because merely training your legs twice a day could induce a muscular imbalance, leading to distress or injury. In addition to that, you’ll be bored to death. Bear in mind that you should not skip your rest days. Letting your muscles heal and strengthen is of great importance.
Certainly, if you’re attending a fitness event, tackling a daylong hike or snowshoe, or training for a race, the total time you’ve been training for will be equal to two regular workouts, one hour each in the average. To persist in such fitness bursts, keep up with the most comfortable pace for you during the day and do not overtrain. If you feel extremely dizzy, lethargic, painfully sore, or nauseous, have a rest straight away. Next time you’re going to work out, don’t forget to lower the intensity just a little bit. If you’re willing to accustom yourself to two daily workouts, it’s a good idea to keep training for about 30 to 90 minutes per session. Make sure you alternate high-intensity cardio with low-intensity one.
Bear in mind that working out two times a day will lead to greater calorie burn, so make certain you’re consuming enough healthy carbs and protein. As long as you benefit from two daily workouts and get enough sleep, there’s nothing wrong with doubling your usual workout (unless you’re not OK with taking two showers!).