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Strength training, how many times a week? Jalen's mommy 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 6731 posts
4th Aug

I've been going to the gym 5-6 times a week for about a month now. I do an hour of Zumba 3-4 times a week, followed by 30 minutes of weights (arms and legs) and do 20 minutes of cardio followed by 20 minutes of weights and finish off with another 10 minutes of cardio, twice a week. Is that too many days of strength training or is it ok? Also, any suggestions on how to improve my routine?

pennylove Due July 9; 17 kids; 1 angel baby; Australia 1102 posts
status 4th Aug

do you do all of this after zumba?? but only twice a week??

Jalen's mommy 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 6731 posts
4th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting pennylove:</b>" do you do all of this after zumba?? but only twice a week??"</blockquote>



Lol no,the days that I do Zumba I only do 30 minutes of strength training afterwards. The days that I don't do Zumba are the days that I do 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weights.

*B & D Mommy* 2 kids; Illinois 15809 posts
5th Aug

I would do strength training 3 times a week, every other day.

Crystallight 2 kids; 1065 posts
5th Aug

i think thats great you will get results faster