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Questions and Answers
I have the golds gym home set
has those features, but we dont have the bench pressing equipment.
I have a Dance Dance revolution pad and game for my ps2
we have the tai bo basic workout….somewhere
and I have a jump rope.
With what I have, what can I do to get in chape and get an effeciant work out. Im 16, so I need healthy eating options too. I'm not over weight or anything, and I'm built curvey anyway, sort of broad shoulders and wide hips, but I want my thights, calves, abs and arms toned and in shape. School starts in two weeks, I dont need to get in shape by them but it would be nice to have a head start!
I would like my parents to have a tredmill but we cant afford it right now, and I cant go running because I have serious knee problems, and athletic ashma, and seeing as I live in a hilly area, there is no such thing as low impact.
Lunges are out of the questions too.
So something that isnt too tedious or boring, something that doesnt take up too much time, and somethin effective!
♥ Thanks guys!
The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:
*1) Burn more calories then you're consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at Http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/…
Get a diet and fitness calculator that you can put on your computer or cell phone. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.
Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:
It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.
*2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.
Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:
Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Here is an excellent food pyramid that anyone can follow: Http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/P…
*3) Exercise on most days by doing cardiovascular training and/or resistance training activities.
Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure your doing all resistance training exercises correctly. A great book to buy that teaches you the resistance training basics is “Weight Training for Dummies”. A superb magazine to buy with resistance training routines that will not get you bored is "Muscle and Fitness". Signup for the free newsletter. An excellent free online resource is at Http://www.exrx.net/
A good book to buy that teaches you the cardiovascular training basics is “Fitness for Dummies”.
*4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.
*5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A superb book to read is “You The Owner’s Manual”. An excellent periodic publication is the “Nutrition Action Health Letter”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at Http://realage.com
Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier. Send me an email or yahoo instant message to "gainbetterhealth" if you want an indoor air purifier recommendation and if you have any questions.
*Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Ok guys, I'm really keen on losing weight!
I will be going to the local gym everyday starting this upcoming Monday.
I am going to wake at 6 – 7am and go for about 2 hours.
I need you guys to help me come up with a good Timetable. (From cardio workouts to weight lifting for 6 days a week)
My diet will be sensible I'm hoping to make it only
Breakfast: Nutri Grain with slim milk.
Lunch: Fruit & Water throughout the day. (is this reasonable?)
As previously discussed in another question I posted I have been staying home literally all day being lazy due to the fact that I will be shocked if someone sees me. So is going to the gym at 6 – 7am for 2 hours good? As long as i maintain the fact I will not eat anything un healthly.
I will also ask the gym owner what he recommends for a good protein (looking at my size etc.)
I'm really pleased there are people out there taking the time to help others. Really thanks again to everyone who answers.
First of all, 2 hours in the gym every single day is excessive, especially when you first start working out. Its unlikely that you will be able to keep at that for long before you either suffer from exhaustion, or end up with an injury from over training. In the beginning, starting out with around an hour (inclusive of cardio and weights/strength) for 5 days per week is sufficient.
Also, the diet plan that you have in mind is not sensible. It is far too few calories, and you will end up malnourished and ill after a few weeks, especially when you are exercising. It is basically a crash diet, which won't work in the long run. You should eat around 1200-1400 calories per day. Split that into small meals. Here is an example of couple of diet plans which you could follow….
You should drink lots of water though, that is a good idea, as it helps to speed up metabolism and also improves your general health.
For your workout, as I said before, an hour is sufficient to start with. You should do 30-40 minutes of cardio per day. You need to make sure that you elevate your heart rate to 60-80% of your maximum heart rate (your maximum heart rate is approximately 220 minus your age…so a 20 year old would have a maximum heart rate of 200 and they would need to elevate their heart rate to 120-160 beats per minute for their workout to be effective). You can buy heart rate or pulse monitors, but many gyms have equipment which has them inbuilt. You need to vary the kinds of cardio that you do. Try and do some interval training as well, as that's very effective for fat burning. This article is also very interesting if you are interested in High Intensity Interval training… Http://ezinearticles.com/?Fat-Burning-Ca… You will also need to start doing things like crunches, push ups and lunges to tone up your body as well. If your gym runs aerobic or spin classes or anything like that, then try and go to at least one per week, as it can be motivational to work out with other people.
In the long term you should aim for a weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week (of fat), but you may gain some muscle as well, so you won't necessarily seem to be losing as much weight as that. You may also hit a plateau at some point (where your weight loss temporarily ceases) and at that point you will need to change your routine and make it more intensive. Usually, it's a good idea to modify your routine every six weeks.
I am interested in the BodySolid EXM3000LPS and BodyCraft K1 home gyms and I’m looking for first-hand accounts (not links to sites, unless they are reviews) from people who use these gyms and what they like and dislike about them. Some questions:
Does the machine give a full-body workout or do certain muscle groups feel neglected? If so, which ones?
Are there a good variety of exercises or is it fairly limited?
How difficult was the gym to put together? How easy is it to operate?
Do you feel that the gym has enough weight/resistance that you will still be challenged by the gym many years from now or do you consider this a stepping stone to a more intense home gym?
Is there anything in particular you wish you had known about the gym before you bought it?
Can you really do squats using the BodyCraft K1 or do you find yourself relying more on free weights for squats?
Feel free to add more information if you feel there is something else worthy of mentioning. Thank you.
Fitness reflection week two
Fitness and health has stayed in the back of my mind since I began college. Sports practices, as a child and throughout high school, kept me active. However, since entering college, with the stress of academics and time consuming hours at the job meant getting involved in a sport just wasn’t an option for me.