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The Mix 'N Match Workout

The No-Brainer Way to Add Variety to Your Program


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  • Liked the chart and pick list idea
  • This is just what I needed to get me motivated to change my same old workout!
  • Like this workout with options - !!!!!!!
  • Big thumbs up! Like!

  • 30 minutes of exercise daily (7 days a week) helps me maintain but doesn't give me a loss in weight. I have to have some heavy-duty exercise days when I am getting a couple of hours of something strenuous in to actually lose weight. Aiming for 10,000 steps per day at least 5 days a week.
  • MSDesertRodent, What do you think you should do to feel it more? Add more weight or work harder? You might have a higher tolerance for exercise so you may need to amp something up, but get advice before you do anything about it, in my opinion.
  • I am just starting on my workout journey and am only working out for 30 minutes 5 days a week along with my strength workouts, but I think that I will definitely amp that up to meet these guide lines in the long run, but right now I am just not to that point yet!
  • Delighted to have found this! I've known for some time that I should vary my routines more than I do and although I've made some efforts in that direction I'm too lazy to do it properly. You've done all the hard work for me! Thanks Nicole and wonderful Sparkpeople!
  • And again, just what I needed today! Perfect :-)
    Thanks SP!
  • This is great! I'm hanging this up in my workout room and starting on it this week.
  • Nice to have this handy! Thanks
    I go to the gym several times a week & take classes: step aerobics, zumba, pilates, yoga, nia, depending my my schedule but I try to get at least 4 a week. The step and zumba classes have a strength component built in. I do 6-10 SP strength videos each week. I walk 4 miles several days a week. When I do it all I feel so much better.
  • CLEE47
    Great tool! I too printed this article. My partner and I walk three miles everyday with a set of weights in hand; I was telling her this morning that I needed to increase my weights since they were not challenging anymore. I also wanted to add strength training but did not know where to start. I printed exercises, put them in document protectors and and place in a binder for everday use. Thanks again SP. //Cynthia//
    What would be wonderful is to add a full body workout to the Nordic Walking. It provides a different leg and arm movement than the exercises listed plus engages the core, provides balance and stability to those with balance issues.
  • I always have the issue that I barely feel as if I'm barely working the muscles I'm targeting!!!

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