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1/17/08 10:25 A

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thnaks so much..............lita


ďThere's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.Ē

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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1/17/08 8:38 A

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More great ideas to keep in mind...!

Many thx!

Don

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1/17/08 8:23 A

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Ok, this is a big one, so hang in there!! Iím going to break this up into a few different posts.

So what part of the body should you work? All of it Ė your upper body, core, and lower body.

I have given you choices for each major muscle group. To get a well-rounded strength training routine, Iíve listed how many to choose for each muscle. Demonstrations for ALL of these exercises can be found right here on Spark! Iíve included the links. All of them are from the ĎBeginnersí area.

#1 - Choose the ones you think you would be most likely to do. It may depend on if you have the required equipment (dumbbells, resistance band, stability ball).

#2 - I then recommend performing 10 repetitions for each exercise. I want you to try to do this 2-3 times (2-3 sets).

#3 Ė If you really challenge yourself, and do all 3 sets, lifting the heaviest weight you can handle (where applied), you will only need to do this once a week. If you choose a lighter weight, you may want to do this twice a week. You may also break this up. Upper body one day, Lower/Core another day. Itís up to you, but do what you think you can fit into your schedule and find a routine that you enjoy!

Also follow this link to figure out how much weight you should be lifting: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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Continued on Part 3....

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