I received a comment on a recent blog post suggesting that for my age, I’m working out too often.
I asked the reader to clarify what he meant, but since he hasn’t had the opportunity to respond yet, I started doing a little reading.
I remember one of Logan Franklin’s newsletters from Gray Iron Fitness describing this 71-year-old man’s current workout schedule:
I exercise six days a week, alternating one day of resistance training with one day of cardio. That may sound like a lot, especially for someone my age, but the workouts are concise and brief. For variety, I use a mixture of dumbbells, cables, resistance bands, bodyweight movements, and kettlebells.
On resistance training days, I warm-up with a few light calisthenics before beginning a workout; I also do a few minutes of relaxed stretching after completing it. The entire session takes roughly 35- to 40-minutes.
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