Fitness Minutes: (1,044)
6/10/13 10:16 A
I have several DVDs with different types of exercise, and I sort of rotate them around. I can't stand too much of one thing (how boring!). You can also watch some on youtube, etc. I like 30 Day Shred, but not all at once. I live 45 minutes away from the nearest gym, I live in podunk along a paved road, but it has a decent amount of traffic (mostly big oil well trucks). I can jog outside, but I have to use videos to be able to work out year round. We do what we must!
Fitness Minutes: (85,382)
6/10/13 9:44 A
JM's Ripped in 30 is more challenging and I agree, up those weights.
Do you have a full body strength training program as well? If not, I suggest you do. It's difficult to build strength/muscle following a fitness video. They're usually high reps and low weight and you will be unable to reach muscle exhaustion each set. I highly recommend investing in some barbells where you can change the weight. Lift heavy and low reps to muscle exhaustion in about 4-10 reps and 2-3 sets.
Women shouldn't be afraid to lift heavy, if you're using 5 lbs weights you're basically just doing cardio. My strength training routine doesn't include any weight under 20 lbs.
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
Just because you go back to level 1 doesn't mean you have to do the exercises at their pace. If I remember correctly she has other instructors doing the exercises with her. Follow the one who does the exercise with more intensity. I surge daily and the simplest exercise can be done with tremendous intensity.
Check out the BeFit channel on YouTube. They have several programs as well as a variety of clips from different videos. I'd also up the weights.
I am 5'4". Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6 First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011 Lowest weight: 116 Gained back 40 or so pounds and now getting back to it.
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1 6/10/13 8:23 A
Hi! I really need som advice from you guys...
20 days ago, I started the 30 days shred program. I started on level 2 and finished level 3 today. I am so sick of those levels, and I just can't stand to do them again. What I don't know is what to do now. Starting on level 1 seems pointless, I feel like I would ruin what I've worked so hard for. So I was thinking on doing level 1, and them a 10-minute intense ab-workout. Do you guys have some tips for me on what I can do? I'm not starting on the gym before after the summer, so I need workouts I can do at home (I have 3 kg weights). Videoes or program? What would you do in my situation?
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