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    Training routine tips?

    Hey everyone,

    Do you have any tips for establishing a good routine? A problem I've encountered with the darebee programs, for me, is that I never quite know how long a program will take any given day, and since I already struggle with knowing how much time things take that leads to me thinking "hmm probably don't have time for it, let's do it later" and then not doing it at all. I think a routine, where I'm doing the same things every day might help with that, as well as with just automatically doing sport - my stretching routine is so ingrained that I never have to think about what to do next, I do it on autopilot.

    Of course the worry there is, if I do the same exercises every day I might over/undertrain some muscle groups, so I don't really know what to do here. Any tips? Good exercise staples? Routines that work for you?

    (oh and since I have practically no equipment, body weight exercises would be best)

    #2
    wannabeArtemis Hello. If you’re pressed for time, you could do the Daily Dares, which are usually 1-2 minutes. The monthly challenges are usually not longer than 10 minutes. You can search the workouts for ones that you like & will meet your requirements. The DAREBEE homepage also offers a Workout of the day. Between all the options you will definitely work all the muscle groups. Have a look, I’m sure you will like what you find.

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      #3
      PETERMORRIS966 thanks! Those resources are definitely helpful, but I'd still like to find some sort of workout to do every day, or a few to switch between. Really helps my focus when I don't first have to look up what I'm gonna do today and can instead just launch into it. The other things help with changing things up and getting variety for sure! But I need something that I can do while still half asleep...

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        #4
        While you can certainly become overwhelmed with training questions, I don't think you have to overly concern yourself with that when using a DARBEE workout or program.

        I think you may have already answered your question. How do you know how long it'll take to do your stretching routine? You've done it before. Many times. If you did the same thing with a program or a workout, you'd know how long it'll take and perhaps ... less time in the future as you get better at it. Some programs also state that they are X minutes long.

        But I can hear you screaming at me, so may I share an easy way to get the best of both worlds? Set a timer for as much time as you have to workout, ... say ... 30 minutes. Pick a DAREBEE workout or program and do it until the timer runs out. How much did you get done? All of it? Great! Half? Great! You still got in one heck of a good workout ... and you did something rather than nothing. Find a few programs that you enjoy doing and that fits your goals and repeat them until they are ingrained in you as much as your stretching routine is.

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          #5
          Most of the program-days are about 35 minutes on level III, Some progs like the HIIT ones and Epic 5 have a fixed time-frame. The programs are well-balanced, so no overtraining there. Try to dedicate a fixed time-frame (eg. 40min) at the same time (if possible), each day and try to stick to it.
          Motivation is good, but a fickle thing, it comes and goes. It's earnest brother discipline helps you to a successful fitness career.
          Good luck and all the best.

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            #6
            The Combat HIIT program is very useful for that. Since the exercises are timed rather then a number of reps, you'll always know in advance how long it takes. It even has videos to follow along, so you don't have t set the timer yourself. And most of the movements are similar, so you don't have to consistently do something knew.

            The same probably goes for some other HIIT programs, but I haven't done those.

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              #7
              Caius that's actuually really good advice! I'd never thought of doing it that way before...

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                #8
                wannabeArtemis ... you said: "I'd still like to find some sort of workout to do every day".
                Not a good plan. You would get 'stale in a few weeks.
                Now ... you find a half-dozen and do one a day over a week ... much better for you. And your body.

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