Post # 1
So I am trying to lose weight (I am doing the beegest loser challenge) and I have the eating healthy thing down, but not so much with the excercise. For other bees who have successfully lost weight, what type of exercise routines did you follow? Do you think its best to just do strength training since I am reducing caloric intake or should I do cardio and strength or just cardio til I lose like 10 pounds then add strength? Sorry for so many questions! Any imput would be great!
Post # 3
My cardio is usually jogging or riding my exercise bike.
I’m doing pushups and arm curls for strength.
You should do both cardio and strength training. How much are you trying to lose?
Post # 4
about 50 pounds. so a lot!
Post # 5
I think it’s important to do both strength and cardio exercise. Strength helps you increase your lean muscle and burn fat instead of muscle. And cardio helps you burn calories and conditions your heart to reduce your risk of many health conditions. My understanding is that you can do cardio every day and strength up to every other day. You need to rest between strength days to give your muscles time to recover.
There’s lots of good exercise programs out there, the most important thing is finding one you enjoy and can stick to. I am doing the Power 90 program with Tony Horton and I really like it. It’s a complete program that’s 30-40 minutes per day alternating between strength and cardio. I also walk a couple miles a day for additional cardio.
Post # 6
I’ve had a lot of success with Couch to 5K. It really helps me when I hit a plateau and need to get a jumpstart on losing my weight.
This website explains how it works and it’s so easy. I never thought I’d be a runner and now I kind of sorta am.
Here is a link that explains how you do it:
Also, my sister and her friends joined Curves. They seem to do well with that too.
Post # 7
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You need strength training and cardio. If you belong to a gym, you can mix the two by taking a Body Pump class. If not, dr straight strength twice a week and cardio three days a week for at elast 30 minutes (an hour is better) and take two days off until you become obsessed with exercise and then you can cut back to one day off if you want.
I started running, which sucked buttholes at first, but after a few weeks I started to love it. I found that I had to run outside and that the key was to go slow for longer rather than fast for shorter bits. I also started a regular yoga/pilates routine. Occassionally I mixed things up by adding a spin class, and I starter riding my bike to work.
Post # 8
The New Rules of Lifting for Women is an awesome book with a workout guide. I think it’s great for beginners. It has pictures and explanations of moves.