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How much walking is too much?
12-12-2015, 03:54 PM
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How much walking is too much?
I got a fitbit a couple weeks ago and I'm hooked on getting my steps in. I feel more energized when I work towards getting 10,000 steps in. It does take a lot of walking to get there. Am I doing too much? I'm getting in my 3 sessions of lifting in and the walking doesn't seem to be hindering my lifting.

With the NROLFW Stage 5 has 2 minute rest between sets, I usually walk around the house until the minutes are up. The walking between sets doesn't seem to be hindering my lifting either. I've read that you shouldn't sit during the rest period anyways.

Just looking to see how much walking is too much and if it will stop my progress for strength.
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12-12-2015, 07:32 PM
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RE: How much walking is too much?
I think 10,000 steps per day is a reasonable (and common) goal. For me, that is about 5 miles, so, yes, it is a bit of movement. And no, I wouldn't be worrying about that hindering your progress at all --- it is simply staying active. When we say to (generally) avoid that long, steady-state cardio, we are talking about hours on the elliptical, dreadmill, stair stepper, or jogging 5 or 10 miles a day. Especially when the goal of these workouts is to "burn calories". Nope, I think that 10,000 steps a day goal is a great one (speaking of that, I still have another 1,500 to get in for my day :-)

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