I enjoy doing light athletic events but really haven't seen much progress in weight loss area. After reading, I see the importance of controlling nutritional intake and strength training.
Until I ran across this group, I'd completed forgotten what worked for me a few years back.
I was to have a surgery and needed to lose a few pounds before the surgery for peace of mind (had a bad experience with anesthesia many years prior to this). I worked out with a friend who is a fitness trainer. I didn't understand why she had me do this routine but I trusted her.
Nutrition: 1400 calorie diet
Week 1 15min light cardio - exercise bike (5 days)
Week 2 3 days - 5 min light cardio and 15-20 min strength training - 5 min cardio 2 days - 15-30 min cardio
Week 3 and 4 increased strength training but cardio stayed the same
I never did more than 30 min cardio and I faithfull controlled by intake. Within 6 weeks I was down 15 pounds.
I have a lot of weight to lose but I haven't been doing any strength training - just mega cardio. Going to revise my routine and see what happens!
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