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Am I Doing Too Much Cardio?


#1

I go to the gym every other day and run a mile at 8 mph on top of my normal gym routine is that ok or is it too much cardo?


#2

Too much cardio for what? What’s your goal? How well are you moving towards this goal?


#3

[quote]JadenGreen wrote:
I go to the gym every other day and run a mile at 8 mph on top of my normal gym routine is that ok or is it too much cardo?[/quote]

A mile every other day = 3.5 miles. It may not be the most productive way to structure your cardio (hard to tell since we know nothing about your goals) but it definitely isn’t ‘too much’ from a health & longevity POV.


#4

[quote]nighthawkz wrote:

[quote]JadenGreen wrote:
I go to the gym every other day and run a mile at 8 mph on top of my normal gym routine is that ok or is it too much cardo?[/quote]

A mile every other day = 3.5 miles. It may not be the most productive way to structure your cardio (hard to tell since we know nothing about your goals) but it definitely isn’t ‘too much’ from a health & longevity POV.
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This.


#5

[quote]JadenGreen wrote:
I go to the gym every other day[/quote]
I’m confused.

Two weeks ago, it was, “a gym isn’t an option”.

Guessing you got a gym membership sometime in the last 10 days?? But basically, yeah, like they said, running one mile a few days a week isn’t going to interfere with your progress much at all. Or rather, it shouldn’t as long as you’re eating plenty, which you should be at your age.