Posted by Gus Hughes On June - 27 - 2015 0 Comment

fitMost men and women who are starting out a new healthier lifestyle, understand the importance of going to the gym.

It takes a combination of eating right and staying active to get your ideal body, so exercise IS necessary. It can be difficult in knowing “How many times per week should I go to the gym?” and there are actually varying opinions about that question.

Let’s take a deeper look at the ideal number of times to visit the gym.

First and foremost you should know that it’s quality over quantity that really matters. You should be working hard to get a good workout each and every time that you visit the gym, rather than getting in as many trips in as possible. Have a plan in place, know what machines you are going to use and what areas of the body you are going to target.fit2

I recommend dedicating each time you visit the gym, to exercising another area of the body (i,e. legs, upper body, core). What you want to achieve at the gym is also a factor in how many times a week you go. Purely wanting to lose weight means that you should be trying to burn as many calories as possible, so visiting the gym 4-5 times a week will be perfect,

If you are mostly looking to build muscle mass and are not using the cardiovascular machines as often, 3-4 times a week will be absolutely fine. This gives your muscles time to recover, you don’t want to overexert yourself only to cause injury as a result.

The amount of times that you visit the gym weekly, might reduce slightly depending on your fitness level. If you have never so much as done gentle exercise before, ease yourself in slowly so that you get used to this new hobby in your life. If you feel that you are doing well at the gym, you can simply increase the amount of times that you go there after a while.

I hope that this has answered the question, how many times per week should I go to the gym? There really is no set answer, it depends on a few factors as mentioned previously.fit3

Please keep in mind that to further enhance the results you see from working out – you should be eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, chicken and fish. By getting regular exercise and eating right, you should be well on your way to a toned physique in no time.

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