(Closed) Need Excercise Help!

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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 # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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:

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

 

Also, my sister and her friends joined Curves. They seem to do well with that too.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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. 

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