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MOTIVATED@LAST
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12/7/13 6:11 A

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The most important thing about exercise is not necessarily following an exactly recommended schedule - just that you do it.

You can do safely do cardio on the same day as strength. Or you can do them on seperate days. Go with whatever you think is the most convenient for YOU.

I agree with many of the comments here about the balance of cardio and strength training.

M@L


The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.


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BUBBLEJ1
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12/7/13 12:00 A

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When I first started I would workout 2-4 times a week. I started with cardio for the first month and added in ST once I had gotten into the exercising habit. I don't do both cardio and ST on the same day - I alternate.

~Jess~

There are no shortcuts. No magic bullets. No secret spells. What works is hard work, dedication, and a daily dose of chocolate.


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12/6/13 2:09 P

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In general, cardio exercise 3-4 days a week and strength training twice a week is a good start. You can do your strength workouts on the same days as your cardio or different days, whichever works best for you.

It sounds like you're off to a great start! Keep it up!

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford


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12/6/13 1:40 P

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My schedule when I was losing (and more or less still now that I'm maintaining) was to do cardio 4 days a week and strength training 2 days a week. I don't do cardio and strength training on the same day because I don't feel like I can put in a full effort on both if I'm somewhat tired from doing whichever one I do first.

(Great user name, btw. I am also a Whovian. :) )



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12/6/13 12:01 P

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When I started with Spark, I did the 28 day bootcamp challenge. It's a great way to establish a fitness routine. All you need are some weights or cans/water bottles. You do a 10 minute Coach Nicole video a day for the first week. Subsequent weeks, more training is added. You can find the bootcamp if you go to Community then Challenge Central.

You don't have to eat the whole thing.


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12/6/13 10:53 A

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What should my fitness routine look like as far as cardio and toning/strength training. Should I do Cardio everyday and then add toning to that 2-3 times a week. Or do I do them on alternating days?

If it makes a difference, I am very out of shape, so I am starting fairly small. So far I have done Walk Away the Pounds 2 mile walk the last 2 days and Zumba step-by-step the day before that. So nothing extremely long or high-impact.

This is my first week since I joined SP and made the decision to get healthier. I have been reading as many articles as I can, trying to learn how to do this the right way. This is the one big question that I can't find the answer to. It is probably right in front of my nose too...LOL!

Thanks for your help!!




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