How much weight should I lift? |
The answer is different for everyone. When strength training, you should use a weight that is challenging enough that you feel fatigued by the end of each set, but not so hard that you can't perform the exercise in good form. You might need to try out a few different weights to find out which works best for you. If you're newer, start with a low weight to master the exercise in good form.
What if I miss a day?
If you miss a day, you can move on to the next day or do two videos in one day. Think of the New YOU workout plan as a guideline, so if you mess up here and there, don't worry—just get back to it!
How can I track my workouts?
All the videos are searchable in SparkPeople's Fitness Tracker. Simply search for the video title or "Bootcamp" and you can track your workout and calories burned.
What if I can't do some of the exercises?
Most of the videos will give you ideas to modify your workouts. But if there's any reason you can't do a certain exercise, don't feel pressured to try it. You can modify it as instructed, decrease your range of motion, use less weight (or no weights), or just skip the exercise entirely. Be sure to listen to your body and work at your own pace.
When should I start?
You don't have to start on any particular day or week. The Bootcamp plan was designed to begin (Day 1) on a Sunday, so that you do less exercise (no extra cardio) on Saturday and Sunday. However, you can start Day 1 on any day of the week. Or if you'd rather, you can begin in the middle of a week, starting on a Tuesday with Day 3, for example. As long as you do the videos in order, you don't need to worry about which days you're doing them.
What if I have more questions or need support?
Join our New YOU Bootcamp SparkTeam to connect with other people who are following this workout plan. Post your goals, questions and more in the Team Message Boards to get almost instant feedback and support from our co-leaders and a group of others like you.
Overall, this Bootcamp will make sure you're targeting each of your major muscle groups in new ways. By doing a different workout each day, you'll have more fun and be more likely to stick with it! Here's to a healthier, happier and fitter NEW YOU!
Article created on: 12/30/2008
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