Hello everyone. My name is Gwena I'm 33 years old and not in the best shape. I started eating healthier at the end of last year and have lost 20 pounds. Once upon a time I was an athletic person, but I'm bound and determined to become a healthy person again. I attend college (yes, at my advanced age) and I just signed up for a fitness course. The requirements for this course are to do the approved workout at least twice a week in the college's fitness center.
The workout consists of 8 - 10 minutes of cardio (elliptical, treadmill, or stationary bikes), then you use the various weight machines, and finish off with at least 5 minutes more of cardio.
My questions (you thought I'd forgotten to ask them, didn't you?)
How many rep's should I start with, and at what weight?
Do you need to lift slow and steady with proper breathing or fast and furious? (I know this is probably a stupid question, but a lot of the guys there were just pumping away as fast as can be)
I do need to lose approximately 60 more pounds, but I would like to gain some nice muscles.