Too much rest?

by Tod
(Salt Lake City)

I have a job where every 20 to 40 minutes I can do pushups or curls for a minute or two. But I was wondering with that much rest am i doing myself a disservice? What are the pros and cons? Any information would be appreciated.

Comments for Too much rest?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Feb 09, 2016
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Too much rest
by: Pat

Hi Todd - I've always like push-ups, they are a convenient compound exercise that works multiple muscle groups through the body at the same time. By you having a couple of minutes every 1/2 hr to do an exercise, the push-up is an excellent choice.

Working multiple muscles with the push-ups will spike your metabolism to burn extra calories well after your short exercise set is over, plus you will be building extra muscle. I would not do push-ups every day, you can alternate with the curls and possibly include the overhead press. I would also think about trying wide grip and inside (diamond) grip push-ups at times. I really don't see a negative...best of luck to you.

Mully

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Nutrition and Physical Fitness Forum.


Join the Health and Fitness 
Conversation on Our Fitness House Facebook 

KIM'S FITNESS TIPS

Ask Kim Mulligan Your Fitness Questions

Daily Tips for Staying Healthy and Fit

Printable Workouts and Diet/Food Lists and Charts

Recent Articles

  1. Wall Squats for Stronger Upper Legs

    Nov 19, 18 06:11 AM

    Wall squats are a simple way to add strength to your upper legs and burn an amazing number of calories at the same time. Use our illustrated instructions to ensure proper execution and avoid injury.

    Read More

  2. Post Workout Meal - Refuel with the Right Stuff

    Nov 18, 18 06:03 PM

    See how your post workout meal could be the most important meal of the day. Nutrition and exercise go hand in hand.

    Read More

  3. Healthy Nutritious Snack Foods to Maintain High Energy Levels

    Nov 18, 18 02:39 PM

    Healthy nutritious snack foods can be difficult to come up with at times, especially when hunger hits. These snack recipes are easy to make, taste great, and will keep you full and satisfied.

    Read More