Monday’s post about ‘2-a-day’ workouts generated a lot of comments. (Hooray, I love comments!)
While some of you agreed with me (yes, you can exercise too much), many of you shared that you regularly work out twice a day and don’t see anything wrong with it. (Double hooray, I love differing opinions!)
As I read through your comments, I realized that perhaps we’re not all in agreement about what a ‘workout’ entails.
If you spin in the morning and take a walk with your family in the evening, have you worked out twice in a day?
What about boot camp and yoga?
Or strength training followed by some treadmill time?
For me, a ‘workout’ has the following characteristics:
- it’s a single session that may incorporate multiple fitness components, including cardio, strength training, balance, speed and agility, stretching and foam rolling
- my level of intensity is significantly higher than any other time of the day; being sweaty and out of breath is a must
- a workout requires that I wear exercise clothes; a long walk in my Fluevogs is not exercise FOR ME, just a part of daily active living
Because we all have different fitness levels and abilities, an activity that’s not a workout for you, may very well be a workout for me (and vice versa)!
Your turn. What makes a workout a workout to you?
Want to read more on the subject? Check out this recent article on Greatist.com (which I didn’t happen to see until just this morning, but makes some very good points too!)
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