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Need an at home exercise program advice

Hello,

I have been exercising consistently an hour a day for the last month and would like to settle on a cardio/strength training routine. I do 40 minutes of walking/running and 20 minutes of stretching and strength training 5 or 6 days a week. I am tired of looking at books and websites to try to figure out which exercise to do!

Question 1. Is walking enough? I have walked for exercise for over 20 years and don't feel like it gets my heart rate up. I love running but my knees don't. After a month they are starting to cause me problems again. I add a bike ride when I can.

Question 2. What do I do for that Strength training segment? I like video workouts but I am finding that the dvds are too easy or move along too fast for good strength training. Is there a plan out there for 15 minutes a day (or so) of strength training. I have a mat, light handweights and ankle weights and some resistance bands.

Thank you in advance!


Fri. Jul 23, 10:34am

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The Firm Wave

The Firm Wave workout videos are amazing! They are only 10-30 mins long. It comes with 3 workouts and they are very challenging and keep your heart rate up. The best part about The Firm Wave is that you can increase the weights when it starts to get too easy for you. I add it to my cardio routine to get a full hour in and I've really seen results! It comes with "the wave" which you do most of your strength training on - you have to balance on it like a stability ball, which forces you to work your core at the same time. I HIGHLY reccomend adding this to your walking/running. And as far as walking goes, YES it is a good work out. Many people can't run because of their knees. Try walking at an incline to get your heart rate up!

Friday, July 23, 2010, 11:04 AM

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excercise program

Q 1: if you are walking and sot seeing any results, try walking on a treadmill. This time put the incline at about a 6. just keep your legs and arms moving, no holding on. Keep it up for the entire time, what ever you have time for.

Q 2: Try going to bodybuiling . com There is a workout finder on there. I found a few routines that I still use today.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 12:16 PM

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 12:05 PM

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