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Guest PUNKYjunk

So... how do you do it?
It seems like a dumb question, but I haven't consistently exercised since PE was no longer a requirement. P:I've always wanted to get into shape, and now I fear I'm reaching my peak in metabolism so I think I have a little more motivation than before. 
So here are my questions concerning how I should begin...1.)  What workouts should I do?2.) How do I work out properly? 

One of my fears is doing an exercise incorrectly. I don't mind feeling sore, but I don't want to do keep doing something wrong and then hurting myself in the long run.

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Find a routine that works for you and fits your schedule. And actually depending on what you're going for there's tons of different exercises you can do.

But I'd say you should start with compound movement types of exercises like bench press and barbell squats. And for the proper form I'd say go online or even youtube to get tips on proper form for the specific exercise you want to do. That's what I did and use the mirror to see if you're doing it right. Some say record yourself, but if you train solo it's kind of hard to capture everything.

Also obviously when you first start out use super lightweight so you can practice your form before you jump into something heavier. Cause crap form and heavy weights is gonna be a bad time. I mean you might not even want to put any weights on the bar yet when you're picking it up for the first time.

I personally rest every other day, and I think that works. I did try working out like 5 to 6 times a week before but that really tired me out especially when I got work 5 days a week. So I guess it's up to you to see what works.

Oh and you should try to eat healthy you know lean protein veg fruits nuts etc.

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Guest dwig12

To workout properly you have to follow a particular schedule for workout. Must follow only one exercise weather gym or cardio is good for exercise. 

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im currently swimming when i could. about 3-5 times a week swimming over 1k m per time. i also walk about an hour. it all depends on what kind of activity you enjoy. walking half an hour a day is a very healthy living style. try things and see what you lije

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Guest koreanlotus

raymondc27 said: im currently swimming when i could. about 3-5 times a week swimming over 1k m per time. i also walk about an hour. it all depends on what kind of activity you enjoy. walking half an hour a day is a very healthy living style. try things and see what you lije

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Guest michaelreed

You can workout two times at morning and at evening. To do the exercise correctly you can take the help of trainer, who will guide in more better way on how to do the workout. You can take rest in the afternoon if you have no work at that time, if you are busy then you only take rest at night. 

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i am currently working out.
Learning ballet, yoga and judo in a week make me feeling better although it just made going busy all week but it's fine :D
If i have a free day, i will go running around my neighbourhood or maybe doing some insanity workout :D

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Guest frnknstn

1) Entirely up to you. Know your own body and it's limits. What is your ideal body/goal? 2) Research! Tons of it. It also doesn't hurt to ask someone at the gym or hire a personal trainer. 3) Again, you should know your own body. Everyone is different. Normally you'd give your muscles 24-48 hrs before hitting them again

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Guest sakuraskye9595

What you want to do depends on what you want to achieve. Find a goal and then work towards it. The goal itself will help keep you motivated.

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Guest JamesAustin

You have to make a proper time table to loose your weight, join any classes or gym to loose the weight. Decide a goal weight and then do your workout according to the schedule and goal weight you have made. 

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Guest sarahlouise

Get a program worked out for you and employee someone in your life to make you accountable.  

If you are new to working out, then you should take it reasonably slow maybe only working out 3 times a week.  This will give your body time to rest and recover as well as ease you into the commitment.  It is a common mistake to dive right in to a full on program and not be able to maintain it or struggle with soreness and be deterred.
If you are unsure about the exercise you should really speak to a PT to get your technique sorted.

Good luck! 

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Guest AmoreS2

Workouts should be split into 3 days: shoulder/chest, back and legs. You should rest that specific muscle group for at least 2 days to avoid overtraining. Also you can add some light cardio after each workout to burn off extra fat. However the cardio should be slow, not intense. 
I'm not sure if the OP is a guy or a girl but it shouldn't matter. Plenty of girls do weight lifting to become fit. Girls don't have as much testosterone as guys and they don't have nearly as many muscle building capabilities because of physiological differences. Hence, even if girls work out to the same intensity as guys, they will never approach anywhere near a guy's muscle mass. 

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you can work out to cause a pathological cellular response of her muscles (getting buff) (hypertrophy)
or you can work out to be healthy (promoting circulation and preventing atrophy)
when people who lift a lot, stop lifting, their muscles quickly shrink to what is physiologically normal. ideally for long healthy life, you want to be at this muscular state (normal). muscle tissue does not have cells which multiply in numbers, skeletal muscle cells increase in size, so they literally shrink back to normal if you do not do "maintenance lifting"
things like yoga, taichi/qigong, walking/hiking/jogging, stretching etc. keep your muscles from atrophy and allows for good blood circulation. these are also quite easy to get into and start learning. research shows that getting up and doing simple movements every hour to couple hours does more for your body health wise than sitting on your butt all day and then working out hard at the gym for a couple hours. 

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Guest Isaac Jeon

It depends on what you are trying to achieve.

the best way to start is to come up with a plan, note your progress, make a diet and exercise plan.

I recommend you to go to the gym, it's much more motivating than doing home workouts.

and of course the mirror is gonna be your best friend. he tells you how far you have to go to reach your goal.

do some research about proper diet and gym workout.

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Guest ChetHolley

You can start with the normal exercise like Walking/Jogging, sports, aerobics, swimming etc. whenever you get time or you need to find sometime for your workouts like 30-40mins to spend into gym...

Start with simple weight lifts, cardio exercise..

 

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I had read somewhere that at the starting stage of workout, weight lifts must be ignored. Rest the do's and don'ts of workout depends on your body strength and the capability of workout. You can arrange a workout by the help of a body challenge. And just a little motivation to continue it. Take care

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I love swiming, and used to have troubles with my schedule because of my work 'cause a travel a lot, but now I fit my swiming hour in different cities in pay as u gym, there you can find gyms all over the place, I usually do it in the morning as early as possibly thats how i keep going, for any one with this kind of problem here is the we site payasugym

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On 17.08.2014 at 9:30 AM, PUNKYjunk said:

So... how do you do it?
It seems like a dumb question, but I haven't consistently exercised since PE was no longer a requirement. P:I've always wanted to get into shape, and now I fear I'm reaching my peak in metabolism so I think I have a little more motivation than before. 
So here are my questions concerning how I should begin...1.)  What workouts should I do?2.) How do I work out properly? 

One of my fears is doing an exercise incorrectly. I don't mind feeling sore, but I don't want to do keep doing something wrong and then hurting myself in the long run.


I think that because of your fear you should first of all consult with a specialist in this sphere and maybe a doctor if you're not unsure about your health state :) Then you need ti find the type of exercises which is good for you and gives you fun too, it's very important for the motivation, also because usually you shouls make exercises almost every day :phew:
In my case also the state of my body motivates me, when I skip my exercises I start to feel pain and other unpleasant feeling and that's really a good motivation :sweatingbullets:
And I think that in case of fears with possible hurting of your body you can use some special sport stuff like this one http://stylemann.com/best-proform-elliptical-reviews/ which is really easy for making exercises and safe for the body :)
I have the one in my house and I've never had problems with using it and I'm definetely not a fitness professional :lol:

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