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3/11/13 4:32 P


It's not unusual to be fatigued if you have been quite sedentary and are just now starting to work out on a regular basis. Could it be that the type of exercises that you are performing are more advanced than what your fitness level will allow for you to do at this moment?

Remember too that the benefits to exercise are cumulative--meaning that breaking your workouts into small, more doable sessions until you build up the stamina to do more is just fine.

As long as you are not experiencing any shortness of breath, dizziness or chest pain, you should be fine.

Coach Nancy

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3/11/13 4:21 P

I'm not really sure what the problem is; a resting heart rate of 75-80 is actually quite good. Lower is better. :) Your heart rate really isn' an issue unless you have a heart condition or are training as an elite athlete.

Are you adequately fueled? If you are suddenly experiencing a decrease in ability, you may be overtraining.

However, it's not about what others do, it's about what you can do. That's a pretty intense circuit... of course it's going to leave you winded!

Everyone has different fitness levels.

BBONNER069 Posts: 74
3/11/13 4:14 P

I'm so new to this whole exercising thing and I really want to succeed at it.. The problem is that I have a resting HR of 75 to 80 sometimes a little higher. It's contributed to the fact that I only have a lung and a half. I try really hard to put forth a good effort with exercise but I give out in what seems to be way too soon. For instance, today I did a circuit of 30 jumping jacks followed by 10 squats and then 8 push-ups.. Part way thru the second circuit I felt as though I was dying!!! Am I simply outta shape or has anyone else had this same experience??? I don't wanna give up but at the same time I don't wanna feel like I'm doing this and not going to get anything out of it because I can't keep up. I'm 5'3 and weigh 145 so I know I'm about 20-25 pounds overweight but that doesn't seem like it should be so hard to get rid of!!! Any suggestions???

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