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Old 07-17-06, 06:33 PM   #1
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Daily TRaining 6 times a week too much?

Becoming a roadie. Currently alternating 20 mile rides at 15 mph so 1:20 with dumbell training on the alt days. Can riding daily bee to much along with the weights? Are there any guidlines or articles that can be read on this subject?

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Old 07-17-06, 07:31 PM   #2
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I think it's important to listen to your body rather than try to adapt some generic rules or guidelines. Everyone's different. If you are waking up every morning looking forward to your workout, showing progress, etc. etc. there's no reason not to go ahead with it.

On the other hand if you have a sense of dread about your workouts, are feeling sore and tired all the time and are not making progress in your fitness, your body might be telling you to lay off a bit. Take an extra rest day or two.

At only ~1.5 hours/day you are not really in any kind of dangerous territory for "overtraining". If anything I'd increase the time/day cycling but I don't know what your fitness goals are so that may not be applicable.
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I am not a trainer or coach type, but neither activity is likely to be a problem from a stress point of view. Unless you are a clydesdale type, very elderly (self defined) or very young (pre adolescent) 20 miles is not particularly far, nor 15mph particularly fast and dumbells are presumed to be under 20-30# all of which is good maintenance activity at a level not likely to be so stressful to the muscles as to preclude daily combinations of both rather than alternating. I am not belittling your training by any means, it is a significant commitment in time and effort that will be beneficial and extend your capacity to 40+ mile rides if you choose to do so.
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I think it's important to listen to your body rather than try to adapt some generic rules or guidelines. Everyone's different. If you are waking up every morning looking forward to your workout, showing progress, etc. etc. there's no reason not to go ahead with it.

On the other hand if you have a sense of dread about your workouts, are feeling sore and tired all the time and are not making progress in your fitness, your body might be telling you to lay off a bit. Take an extra rest day or two.

At only ~1.5 hours/day you are not really in any kind of dangerous territory for "overtraining". If anything I'd increase the time/day cycling but I don't know what your fitness goals are so that may not be applicable.
agreed. the basic principal of "do you look forward to the next workout?" is very important. it's so simple yet so many people just follow a schedule somewhat blindly.

personally, i start to get burnt out if i have too many days in a row of riding. 5 days a week of riding is all i want to do.
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