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CALITEACHERGIRL
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12/19/11 12:59 A

Thanks for replying, during the videos I use free weights and body resistance for the upper body. For the lower body the exercises use just your body weight as resistance. I think I could use ankle weights if the lower body exercise became easy. I can barely get through all the modified exercises right now. I'm not very strong, so I get very fatigued just using my body as resistance. Once, I get stronger I will start using weight as resistance when doing lunges and squats.



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12/18/11 11:07 P

Hi CALITEACHERGIRL,

What type of resistance equipment do you use? Free weights? Body Weight? Resistance bands?

What are your goals for strength training?

Remember any type of resistance training will be beneficial to your progress, just make sure you have at least 48 hours of recovery between your ST workouts so that you allow for adequate repair and recovery of the muscles.

You can do any form of cardio on your rest days, although for me as a runner I like to focus my lower body workouts on the same day as my runs to allow me to have fresh legs when it is time to run.

I hope this helps!
Coach Nancy



CALITEACHERGIRL
Posts: 87
12/18/11 10:07 P

I have the Physique 57 and the Core Fusion collections. I feel that these are strength training videos, but I am not sure. I am not good at using the machines and free weights at the gym, so I purchased these videos hoping to do strength training at home.(I do a little extra leg, lunges/squats for more lower body strength) Will these videos be enough strength training or do I need to do more rigorous training at the gym.

Regarding rest days, how should I incorporate the stairclimber, elliptical, bike, and treadmill cardio into rest days. I feel like that type of cardio is also a lower body workout and I don't want to hurt my progress. Should I do these cardio types on the lower body strength training days?



 
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