How often is "regular"?

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    How often is "regular"?

    I see in a lot of the stretching workouts they tell you to "make it a regular." How often is "regular"? It's surely nice to be able to do it every other day but you don't always have the time, with life and all the other workouts. Can once a week count as "regular," or do I need at least twice a week?

    Same with other types of workout like strength and abs. Does "regular" mean the same here or is it a different frequency?

    #2
    For me this works best: if I want to do a workout regularly I do it every other day, so the muscles involved can repair themselves. On the days in between I take care not do do exercises that involve the same muscles very much. Every now and then I do something a bit more often, but I never repeat more than 3 days in a row. This keeps me relatively injury-free.

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      #3
      It seems that the best is 2-3 times per week but once will be good also if you do other workouts the other days
      It seems that a stretching workout may be done at a recovery day as active recovery if it is low intense workout (that is the case I thing).

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        #4
        I'm just going to drop my $0.02. "Regular" to me means consistently, for example kandy say you do a flexibility workout on Monday in week 1 and then again on Monday of week 2. See what I mean?

        Sticking with flexibility, say week 1 you do your routine on M/W/F and again on M/T/F on week 2, that's regular, even missed days later on won't matter as long as you keep a pattern to the routine i.e: M/W/F of week 1 but M/F of week 2.

        I hope that made sense

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          #5
          Doing something "regularly" for me means doing it every day but this implies learning how to dose the energies very well.
          My reasoning is simple: if you want to become better at something, doing it a little every day is better than doing it more but 2-3 times a week, for my experience in martial arts this way of doing works very well but as I said it must be dosed wisely

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            #6
            Stretching for me "regular" means once a month, max.

            Truthfully though a couple things come to mind. I warm up/activate the muscles I plan on using as I start my work out and when I switch movements. This isn't a long process but lets the muscles know something is heading their way. Is this considered stretching? Maybe but not really, it is some mild work but I don't specifically set out to stretch.

            The other thing that comes to mind is do you need to? If you are flexible enough for what you are trying to do you don't need to stretch because being over flexible can be just as dangerous. If your goal is to be super bendy then "regular" is probably every day. If you just want to keep tight area loose then a once a week stretch with pre-workout activation is probably good. You can also hit the opposite in some areas. For example my hips and ankles have way more range of motion than I need for lifting so while I make sure they warm up I specifically don't stretch them while my shoulders due to injury are super tight so I spend a couple minutes each day warming them up and working range of motion.

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              #7
              I think we can safely say that the meaning of the word 'regular' differs from person to person. Azercord says something that i knew unconsciously, but never saw put into words so accurately. Different body parts have different needs too. Next question is: how to find out what kind of 'regular' fits an individual for exercise types, body parts and personal goals.

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                #8
                Regular is every day. You can stretch every day and you'll see the benefits from it. It's a nice way to wind down at the end of the day and let your mind and brain quiet and wander. You don't have to focus on stretching the way you do when you're throwing weights or running.

                Regular can be what you want it to be. I go daily and love it. My experience will be different from yours, though.

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                  #9
                  Like Warmaker , regular to me is every day - although my stretch is a quick stretch followed by a warm-up. I think I need psychologically as much as I do physically.

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                    #10
                    Thank you everyone for your replies Fremen Kakarot Warmaker AnnieW Azercord Avatar Dadalo

                    My initial question is meant to ask if Darebee gives a particular meaning when it says "regular," and if yes, how frequently.

                    Azercord Yes I think I need that, at least I would like to, but I am not looking for extreme things like the splits. I do martial arts and I would like to see if having more flexibility and mobility to a certain point will help or allow me to do certain things.

                    For keeping it loose I need the stretches at least every time I finished working out, too. I always work my hips and early on I stretched them just once a week, and I was quickly in trouble, getting sore, etc. Then I started to stretch and massage them every day, and the pain went away after like a full week of work.

                    I am putting the Darebee stretching workouts into 3 levels. (besides balance, coordination, tendon strength, and wellbeing)
                    Lvl 1: Upperbody Stretch, Shoulder Stretch, etc.
                    Lvl2: Part 2, The Finisher, etc
                    Lvl3: Far Point, Stronghold, etc

                    Now I do level 1 stuff almost every day, besides some other everyday stretches. For level 2 and 3 workouts I really don't have a plan for them, but do them randomly. So like AnnieW says, I need more investigations and thoughts. I am still making gains from what I have been doing, though.

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