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I exercise every day, Should I have a rest day?
Asked by on Apr 14, 2008
I exercise every day to include at least 50 minutes of cardio. I also do abs 6 days a week and weights 4 days a week. On the weekends I do extra cardio. Am I exercising too much?
Rest is a necessary part of an exercise routine. You repair and rebuild your muscles during rest. A four-day weight-training schedule includes 2 days of upper body only, 2 days of lower body only, and three days of rest spaced in between. Your ab exercises should be worked into your training sessions. Read about principles of weight-training from the Guide to Bodybuilding at About.com. You should also take a rest from your cardio routine. One day a week, do weight-training only without cardio, and on one other day, do not exercise at all. The Sports Medicine Guide at About.com has training schedules for many cardio activities.