Exercise! - advice?




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lauren0616
11-29-2009, 11:28 PM
Hi!
So im pretty new to this. i was wondering wat are the best workouts and exercise equipment to use for the best results. ive been walkin on the treadmill but wanted some other options to. thanks!


cabinwife
11-30-2009, 10:49 PM
Hi Lauren and welcome from one newbie to another! I tried different workout dvd's and different pieces of equipment at the gym for years only to get bored with it. I have never been a runner, but I heard such good things about the C25k program so decided to give it a try. And I love it. I have only been doing it for a few weeks, but I actually look forward to my runs and the best part is...it's FREE! Also, I have no excuses, I can run anywhere! Welcome and good luck!

Lyndel
11-30-2009, 11:19 PM
Are you looking for equipment you can use at home or asking about what equipment you should use in your gym?

I just started going to a gym and I'm doing some strength training with 5 and 7.5 pound hand weights and using three pieces of equipment: treadmill, recumbent bike and cross trainer. I have real problems with my knees so I do a number of leg lifts and other stretch and balance type exercises.

I also signed up for a 10 week course in ice skating. My quads must have had a huge workout as they ached the first few lessons LOL. But I enjoyed having something different to think about while doing something physical.


luckymommy
11-30-2009, 11:32 PM
To be honest, all I need is my gym and my iTouch. I download (well, my techie hubby does it) favorite shows and I watch them, commercial free while I do my one hour of cardio. Then, it really doesn't matter what I'm doing, since I'm watching a show and I don't really notice my heard effort. I hope I answered your question, but I'm not sure if you're looking to buy equipment. I would go with dvd's, if that's the case. You can that way mix it up more. I like my exercise ball and my free weights for at home stuff.

lauren0616
12-01-2009, 11:17 PM
thanks for the feedback. cabinwife..wat is the c25k program. also i have heard about the dvd 30 day shred?? any feedback on that