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Old 08-29-2011, 03:34 AM   #1
Liverbird
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Default Can some kind soul help me make a workout routine?

A couple of years ago I used to bike a mile and a half to my gym, workout on the elliptical for an hour, and then bike the mile and a half back. I used to lose a pound a day easily (water weight, I guess) without adjusting my diet. Then when I focused on my diet (and slightly slacked in exercise), I lost 3-4 pounds a week consistently.

Since then I slacked in both areas, experienced multiple high stress events, developed an anxiety disorder, etc. etc.

I'm trying to get my life back on track now! I have college and work, but I can fit in about an hour or two of gym time almost every day. I've been advised to work out every other day to give my muscles a rest, but I was wondering if someone could help me construct an actual workout plan.

I know which cardio machines I'm comfortable with (mostly the elliptical), but I'm more concerned with strength training. I don't know what, exactly, I should do. Any advice would be much appreciated!

In all honesty, I'm a little uncomfortable doing strength training at my school gym. It's mostly just college guys hogging all the machines, after all. I was trying to think of effective ways to do strength training at home. I have the Tae Bo Amped series on DVD which mixes Tae Bo with a resistance bar. Is that the same as strength training? If so, I'd much rather do that. xD
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