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11/7/13 2:27 A

Best of luck starting your new job. Hope you'll enjoy it. (and still find time for fitness!)

R0BFERG SparkPoints: (6)
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11/5/13 6:02 P

thanks for the replies.

I am going to look at the links provided and do some internet searching and see what i can put together.

on a side note....i just accepted a job offer right as i was typing this!!!

woo hooo

JCWIAKALA Posts: 347
11/5/13 9:56 A

I started running again in January. The cold was a good opportunity for me to aviod excessively sweating. Don't let the cold air keep you indoors if you'd like to return to walking and running. Just dress appropriately.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,583
11/5/13 6:27 A

As far as strength training goes, I'd recommend starting with a full-body routine 2-3 times a week for 20 minutes or so. Here's a link to SparkPeople's Workout Generator, where you can create a program based on your needs:

You can also find more videos like the previous poster referenced by clicking on Articles and Videos at the top of the page and going to Videos. Resistance bands can give you a great strength workout because they can be used in a variety of ways.

In addition to strength training, I'd recommend 30 minutes (or so) of cardio exercise 3-4 days per week. The most important thing is that you find something you enjoy doing, because then you're more likely to stick with it. There are cardio videos on the site too if you need ideas.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

CERTHIA SparkPoints: (22,539)
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11/5/13 5:14 A

Link to my favorite resistance band work-out by SP coach Nicole. I've done it twice a week, 2-3 reps each time for 2 months now using a firm band. This works! Huge difference in how defined my arms/shoulders are.

UKJENN231 Posts: 45
11/5/13 3:16 A

Just use the internet. If I want to do an arms workout one day with my resistance bands, I search for just that on YouTube. There are short workouts, long workouts, etc. There are also tons of websites that will give you workout routines. I like Hasfit for videos.

R0BFERG SparkPoints: (6)
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11/4/13 7:54 P

Hey guys, just signed up for this site the other day..
a little about me....i am 38, currently weigh about 330 and am 6'3

i recently became unemployed, and figured while I have all this time while i continue to search for work, i should try and develop a workout routine.

my activity level comes and goes. I used to run about 3-5 miles 3 times a week. that was a while ago. I participated in the warrior dash this past kicked my butt. I didn't adequately prepare and all the hills and the uneven terrain killed me.

as winter is creeping in iowa, i am looking for some things i can do in my basement with the equipment i have. I don't mind going out and walking/running in the cold though.

We have a punching/kicking bag in our basement. my wife also has a yoga ball, a weighted ball and a kettlebell (no idea what the weight of the weighted ball and kettle bell is). we also have some resistance bands. I know I could probably get a decent workout with these items, i just don't know where to begin to put a routine together.

it may be too much to ask for help on a messageboard, but i thought i would give it a shot.


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