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Old 01-14-2006, 08:35 PM   #1
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I'm new to exercise. I know that cardio can be started as soon as you begin your diet plan (whatever it might be). I will be taking a 30 minute walk daily outside (weather permitting) or do my WATP video inside on bad weather days, beginning tomorrow. When should one start weightlifting? Right away or later on?
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Old 01-14-2006, 08:59 PM   #2
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I would start right now. There is a lot of info in the stickies at the top of the forum that you might want to look at. Take a peek at the "getting started" thread

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Also, this site www.stumptuous.com has great advice for beginners.
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Hullo Enterprise and welcome!

Start now! It's so much fun, you'll see results and .... you won't look back!

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Old 01-15-2006, 10:49 AM   #5
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Start now. If you lift weights in addition to cardio, you will see results and watch your body transform.
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Why wait for Spring do it now.... Weightlifting of course !!
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Thumbs up Welcome to the Family, Enterprise!

Congratulations and kudos to you for making a great decision to exercise! You've received some excellent responses to your question from folks who live a fit lifestyle. They've encouraged me when I needed it most to just get to it (I was dragging, feeling I was too old and out of shape).

I'm just starting my "official" lifting this week at a local community college. Been using free weights, and want to learn correct form and procedures. Eventually, I may want to keep it to a home exercise, but getting to weight training class twice a week is sort of like my habit of checking in here at these boards - it keeps me ACCOUNTABLE.

The WATP workouts are terrific! Armed with the 1, 2 and 3 mile walks, I no longer have an excuse to not move my body.

Glad you're here - keep asking questions and posting.

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Old 01-15-2006, 10:18 PM   #8
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Oxgyen magazine has put out a special Fat loss issue that addresses weightlifting for beginners, so you might want to check it out also.
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Thanks to everyone for the replies. I will take your advice and start NOW.
I'm going to set up something for myself at home with free weights. I find doing anything at home is better then taking the time and energy to make a 45 minute trip to the gym. I have the room at home for a good solid bench and all the free weights I want or might need as well as one of those inflated balls.
Regarding Oxygen Magazine, I have never seen it here where I live (Ontario, Canada) but I will look from time to time. Perhaps I can find it.
Thanks for the website links to the bodybuilding pages.
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I found Oxygen mag in a kind of upscale Zehrs in Stratford. You could try roaming the grocers
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You can go to their website and see if they might have a link as to retailers selling near you. it is www dot oxygenmag dot com
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I found Oxygen mag in a kind of upscale Zehrs in Stratford. You could try roaming the grocers
I'll do that, thanks!

PS. Zehr's must be new to Stratford. I don't recall one there when I lived in Stratford back in 1988.
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I do think it's fairly new. It's a huge one with a great natural food section. It's tucked in by the Zeller's mall on 8 and Ch Meier.
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Old 01-17-2006, 11:40 PM   #14
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Enterprise -- Where are you in Ontario, I live in Cornwall, relatively small and I can get the Oxygen at 7/11 or Walmart anytime, they do sell out fast though ... Actually the Oxygen issue for next month is out today, It's written on my Oxygen calendar that I got with one of the mags in December!! The Special Fat Loss edition is very very good if you can get it... Or ordering it on line is a good idea too...
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Congrats on starting to workout!

Start lifting right away

The more muscle you have the more calories you will burn each and every cardio workout!
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