Do Strength Training Two Days a WeekModerate or vigorous aerobic activity is needed for good health, but you also need strength training exercise two days a week.
- How Many: Do eight to 10 strength-training exercises, eight to 12 repetitions of each exercise.
- How Often:: Two days each week.
- What Are Strength Training Exercises? Strength training exercises have you lift, push or pull to increase muscle strength and endurance.
- Strength Training Guide
More Is BetterThese guidelines are the minimum for maintaining good health. If you workout for longer or more often, you further improve your fitness and reduce your risk of chronic disease and weight gain.
Source: Haskell WL, Lee IM, Pate RR, Powell KE, Blair SN, Franklin BA, Macera CA, Heath GW, Thompson PD, Bauman A. "Physical Activity and Public Health. Updated Recommendation for Adults From the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association." Circulation. 2007 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print]