I hear others talk about the rewards of spending hours at the gym.. My wife has a membership also. Once I get back from spending half the day cycling, I have no inclination to spend a couple hours at the gym. In spite of fact,( of which I am glad) my wife spends 3-4 days a week at the gym.. She likes it for the pool.
I fiugure I spend at least 3, if not 5 hours on the bike and my heart has been at least 60 percent max. for 95 percent of the time.. I have had my aerobic workout, in the way I love.
So what else need we add to our regimen.. Part of the reason I have had enough exercise, is that I have a Total Gym 100. I spend at least two days for maybe 30 minutes on it. If not each morrning or after a Ride I religiously do 100 sit up and 50 push ups. I figure that is enough to keep the rest of me toned. Being 'toned' is really all I expect for the rest of me. My main goal is wet loss, being toned, and aerobic health.
I could do better on the weight loss front. Do any of you feel we must do considerably more.? I am not that hot on gyms.. I feel I do enough. On top of what I do, really all I need is to watch food intake.. Don't think often cyclists goals' are to look like Hercules? Are you motivated to do much more than cycle?