How much is too much?
So having been off cycling for a few months I am starting a new job in Feb and will be cycling 20 miles a day (works out at just under 2 hours a day cycling) I also want to do P90X (not the cardio ones though) which probably works out at about 45mins every other day during the week and will do one cardio thing at the weekend with one rest day. Also want to do a martial art one night a week.
Obviously won't be jumping into this right away, will start with cycling and then add the rest slowly.
My question is "is this too much"?
(I am 23 and in good health and am generally fairly fit).
That's 15-20 hours a week. Some amateur racers do that, albeit not all year round. But they're also riding harder for much of that than you would be.
It's probably not too much once you are used to it. But that may take a while. You'll probably need to take a break (1 day to 1 week) when you get too fatigued. You'll also want to arrange your schedule so that you're fresh for some things, perhaps the martial arts practice.
Thanks, I figured that there must be people doing a lot more than that! I intend to get into it slowly - i.e. start the cycling and when that doesn't tire me out any more then start up the next thing
once you start working full time, you'll find your spare time limited, especially if you like to hang out with your friends,dating and all that other 23yr. old stuff. Don't do more than you enjoy doing, because it will begin to feel like work,and you may be inclined to quit.
Well I did think about that and thought that working out during a few lunch times would work best, and then one night out a week at martial arts is basically hanging out with your friends!
Only you & your body have the answer to that question.
Originally Posted by daven1986