Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

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Old 03-11-2007, 05:01 AM   #1  
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Question Excercise advice needed?

Would like some input on my excercise routine done at home, as i dont have the option of going to the gym.

My husband has a kick boxing bag that im able to use, and also i have a skipping rope, excercyle, some 1kg & 6kg dumb bells and a ab king pro.

Would like to know if this is a good excercise routine.

Monday/wednesday/friday: involves 5 min warmup (stretches etc), than 2 min on cycle, 2 min skipping, 2 min on boxing bag, repeat for a total of 10 minutes on each excercise. Than i do 100 ab crunches than warm down. Totals to about 60 mins all up.

Tuesday/thursday/saturday: I do weight training excercises with a 5 min warm up first than follow i dvd on weight training which is for about 20 mins.. After the weights are done i do 100 ab crunches.
Just a question: I use the 1kg dumb bells for the excercises as i dont want to gain bulky musscles but it seems too easy, would it be ok to use the 6kg 1s but not gain bulky musscles instead to tone my arms. As im really just looking to tone them up.

I also walk for 30 minutes 3 times a week either sunday monday or friday, which is light walking.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:43 AM   #2  
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Your routine seems ok at first glance. I would use more weight though with the dumbells if it seems too easy it's because it is ... Women cannot bulk up we just don't have the testostorone (male hormone) to bulk up... The more muscle you have the more calories you will burn at rest. In order to bulk up you'd have to do extremely heavy weight training for several hours/day like the bodybuilders do when competing. Don't be shy of the weights thye are a girl's best friend...

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