Monday, August 22, 2011

Double workouts

I did two workouts today. I did the usual 60 mins on the elliptical, and then later in the afternoon, I took the dogs on a walk and ended up getting hot and sweaty since it is so hilly around here, so I thought, hey why not do another workout on the elliptical. I would have just watched TV or gone on the computer, so better to get on the elliptical and do that while watching TV. 

Since I don't have a job right now, I figure I should do something good with this time and be productive.

My friend Erin (at Erin's 6 Month Transformation) was talking about doing double workouts too and said that maybe working out twice a day would keep metabolism up even more since after you exercise it takes a while for it to go back down. And if that happens, all the better!

So I looked it up and that is exactly true. Working out twice a day will obviously allow you to burn twice the calories, but give you that increased metabolism rate for the few hours right after the workout - twice!

Basically doing anything to get your heart rate up more times during the day is a good thing. Kind of obvious, but it's good to know and a good motivator to keep up with the double workouts.


Erin said...

Hahaha, niiiice. I really am going to have to start doing double workouts.

Fat in Suburbia said...

That's good to know!

janie @ FatGirlsFit said...

I'm struggling with one a day at the mo - you've put me to shame :o/

CJ said...

My doctor once told me to work out really hard and fast 6-10 minutes about 15 minutes before each meal/snack. Work out, then prepare and eat the food. He said the increase in metabolism would break down the food quicker and keep the metabolism up almost until it was time to do it again. I was to do this 5-6 times a day. Do I? No. But I should. You are doing great!