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Hey Cindy, I hope you are or will go in full remission with the positive changes!
If anything I would consider as an acidic overload in the body it would stem from nutrition (caffeine, man made sugars, certain fruits,...). The only time I've experienced high levels of acid in my body during training was in my road cycling training/competing days, especially during TT or uphills. If you lift weights at a high rep combined with speed, such as in circuit training, then I can see it being a mild factor, but still I'm not convinced.
Working out 6 times a week IMO is lots. I've gotten results with 3 days a week at under 50 minutes a session. guess genetics and proper nutrition, as well as the type of training can be a factor. I'm more of the HIT approach to weight lifting. Doing 3 sets of one exercise and then moving on to a similar one for another 3 sets and so on doesn't make much sense in my books. As stipulated by Mike Mentzer/Dave Draper/ Johnston/etc, after a short yet affective warm-up, 1 set to maximum effort (till full or near full exertion) is more than enough to activate muscle cells, cause the necessary damage and create growth during the rest period.
Of course, I'm guessing that in your case, building mass might not be what you're after (correct me if I'm wrong), therefore lifting 3-4 times a week, alternating days with a cardio exercise or sport will more than suffice to give you quality results. The ultimate factor in this will be the nutrition, but with your loss results, I take it you got that one pat down ;)
Again, this is MY opinion reflective of MY results. It may vary for others.
Thanks for your opinions! Cheryl - I failed to mention that I also do 30 - 60 minutes of some form of cardio everyday. So many days, I am doing almost two hours of hard exercise.
Richard -I am in remission. Sadly with breast cancer, no oncologist will ever tell you that you are cured.
I am trying to see just what my body is capable of. I like to push myself hard - I feel strong and alive and capable of kicking cancer! I am actually trying to build mass and because of good genetics I am pretty pleased with the results. When I originally began working out, I was only doing 3 -4 days of weight training and I was building muscle. However, my trainer and I just recently decided to push things a little over the top and hence the 6 days in the gym. But in light of what my dr. says about acidity, I'm a little worried about this decision. I have done the HIT approach to weight training - several years ago though. Perhaps, I need to examine that again?!