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1/1/13 11:23 P

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Thanks to BMCOLLEY I now know what weight the dumbells need to be. To the others, I know how fast I am completing my walks because I am using the "map your route feature under Healthy lifestyles followed by fitness, the simple map is not accurate, but I swich the map to Satallite mode and zoom at maximum, this way my maximum is within 1 yard ( I varified it by routing a certified race location. The program then uses the length of time it took (you input that) and use the time to calculate the speed. It uses you wate and the calculated speed to determine calories.

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1/1/13 7:06 P

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Here is a link for a sparkpage that should help determine target heart rate. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calcula
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1/1/13 7:03 P

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I assume you are using a treadmill since you know your pace, If you google target Heart rate you can find your target heart rate percentages. As long as 3mph puts you heart rate in the right range, it is cardio.

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1/1/13 4:01 P

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Sorry I can't help, but good luck.

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12/30/12 11:40 P

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Would love to go faster, but the doc is concerned (my injury is to the spinal cord) need to drop weight then strengthen back muscles then jog then run. He wants me at 200 first then i can run using a special back brace designed to protect my spinal cord from injury. If it is not cardio then walking will just be extra exercise.

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12/30/12 11:27 P

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for me, 3 mph is cardio, it might be for you right now, but if you use to run, it will go up as you get things going!!!
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12/30/12 11:05 P

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Go the bottom of the exercise at this link: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exerci
ses.asp?exercise=157 and click on "click here." It gives you information on how to determine what weights to use. They will be different for every person.

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12/30/12 11:00 P

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Well I not a fitness professional. Just learned stuff on my own as I went along. Maybe you could buy or borrow a book about weight training for men. It will give you some basic info on weights etc and which exercises to do for which body part. If you have never done any training with weights, maybe a 10 or twenty pound weight is a good start while you perfect your form.
Or you could sign up at a gym and take 3 sessions with a personal trainer do you can learn the basics that way -- also a good place to meet new people of you are new in town.
There's lots of videos to try on Spark People too. Or you can just get yourself primed by doing pushups and lunges using your own body weight to move your muscles.
Learning that on YouTube. Good luck. PS. IT'S NOT AS HARD OR COMPLICATED AS IT may appear to you rIght now. Oh yeah, you can buy a whole set of weights at Walmart or Target so you would have all weight combos to experiment with. Trust me you'll know when a weight is too easy or too heavy when you've done 12 reps of an exercise (watch a video, buy a book!


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12/30/12 10:37 P

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How do I experiment with weights in Wal-Mart and 12 reps of what. I was a distance runner before my accident, I never did any weight lifting, yard work and moving limbs around was enough. Therefore I know nothing about weights and I just relocated from Virginia so no friends yet

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12/30/12 8:43 P

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If you a pretty fit. 3mph would not be cardio training. You have to be walking fast enough to just be able to keep up a conversation. More like 4 mph
As for weights, you should be using a weight that makes your muscle feel exhausted at the end of 12 repetitions but not so heavy that your form suffers. Just experiment and see what your limits are and rember as you get more fit, you will be able to do a lot more and will have to keep pushing your own envelope!

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12/30/12 7:41 P

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Depending on what your practice is they usually give you the weights you need and the resistance bands you should be using. You walk pretty fast.

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12/30/12 7:35 P

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I need to know what weight the dumbbells should be. I am a male and my physical condition next to be overweight is good. How heavy should the dumbbells be. Also besides the dumbbells and the resistance band (do I need one or two) what else do I need. Also I walk (3 mph pace) is this considered cardio

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