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If I use my cross trainer 20 mins a day 3 times a day how fast should I see results?

Asked by BeccaBoo (2720points) June 21st, 2011

I have a month to get in shape, with a strict diet and this kind of exercise what sort of result’s should I start seeing? Is this going to be enough to get a bit of tone and definition to my figure?

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FutureMemory's avatar

So, 60 minutes total every day?

You should definitely see some results after 30 days on that regimen.

BeccaBoo's avatar

Well I could do 30 min’s each time but it would kill me lol.

Glow's avatar

I suggest you do it all in one sitting and to try and do it 3 times a WEEK. Do 30 minutes a day 3 times a week, and you should see results in 3 months. I think you will tire yourself out if you do a workout 3 times a DAY. You can also take a 45 minute to an hour walk and that would give you good results as well. Also remember to eat healthy too!

BeccaBoo's avatar

@glow I do walk and I do excersie twice a week already, but I seem to stay at the same. I figured that if I pick up the pace and do it more regularly IE: 3 times a day then I am more likely to see the results faster, and on the contarary the more I do the more energy I have, don’t understand why but I do?

drdoombot's avatar

I think your diet affects your results more than your workout. Exercise is important, no arguments there, but when it comes to weight loss, the results you see well be 20% how much you worked out and 80% how clean you kept your diet.

With that said, you’ll get better results by not splitting your workout to three times a day. In general, the first 20 minutes of a workout is burning the glycogen stored in your blood. Once the glycogen is gone, your body turns to other sources of energy, ie. fat deposits.

With your proposed plan, you would burn up your glycogen, then stop before your body could burn your fat. And then you repeat it again later, and then one more time. Why waste your time and energy when you can workout just 40–45 minutes in one shot and make your workout more effective?

If you want better results, exercise once a day, but up your weekly workouts to 5–6 days instead of only 3 (I’m assuming you’re only doing cardiovascular exercise. If you’re doing weights, the number needs to less frequent).

BeccaBoo's avatar

@drdoombot Oh wow!! Thanks for that, well maybe I will do an hour a day instead. Thanks.

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