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1/15/13 7:19 P

Thank you for tha advice

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1/15/13 5:54 P

Hi.

Below is a link to a SparkPeople article that may help as well!

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=493


Coach Nancy

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1/15/13 5:04 P

Between resistance bands, a mat, a stability ball and dumbbells, you've already got most of the elements of basic home exercise equipment.

However, I wouldn't bother with the 2 and 3 lb weights - they are too light to genuinely challenge your muscles or to provide effective strength training. (And this would apply to the 5 lb weight too for many exercises). I'd recommend moving up to heavier weights. You should be aiming at a weight that is heavy enough to completely fatigue your muscles in 12 reps or less (the fewer the better). An adjustable set of dumbbells may provide better value than a full range of fixed weights.

M@L

CMMARIE1 SparkPoints: (15,450)
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1/15/13 4:33 P

I recently started to exercise at home. Over the last couple years I've gotten a few pieces of exercise equipment and recently got more as well as a couple of dvds. Its going good so far I'm exercising everyday and feeling great. I'm doing Yoga, Pilates, Strength training, Toning and Cardio and I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion of other equipment or dvds that might be helpful.
so far I have - resistance tubing and bands, a stability ball, a jump rope, 2lb, 3lb, and 5lb weights (as i get stronger i plan to go higher), a yoga mat, a pilates rowing action exerciser and a thigh toner
I'm open to any suggestions and or opinions :)

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