View Full Version : What kind of approach to a new exercise program?
06-10-2006, 03:58 PM
I'm getting ready to start a exercise program again, and I was wondering how I should approach it. Like what kind of pace? Should I go really slow? I pushed my body way to far before and now I want to start out healthy!
Any advice would be greatly apreciated!
06-10-2006, 05:20 PM
What exercise program are you starting? I think folk will need a bit more information.
06-10-2006, 05:56 PM
Are you doing this exercise program because you enjoy it or is it something you think you should be doing?
If you don't know how to approach your own program then maybe you should reconsider starting that particular program until your more familiar with it or pick something that you really enjoy.
06-10-2006, 06:31 PM
I am not sure what type of program you are interested in starting but walking for 30 minutes at the same time each day would be a great start. I am a runner/swimmer/cyclist and usually rec. "building a base" first. You can increase your time/distance after 4 days or so....working up to 60 minutes if that sounds like it will work for you....Also, you can go from walking to running gradually too....walk 10 minutes run 1-5 until you are walking 10 running 5....then you can build up to flip flop it so you're walking less running more.....Good luck! :)
06-10-2006, 08:00 PM
I think it depends on your reasons and I think people would be able to help you more :)
06-11-2006, 12:31 PM
Thank you, and sorry I wasn't clearer about it!
Well, I used to run a lot, not to long ago, weight lifting, pilates ect. And my body is recover so I don't want to put to much stress on it, but at the same time don't want to loose the muscle I still have from all that, so does weight training really strain the body? I was thinking of 30 minutes of cardio every other day or 20 a day, just to start, and pilates and yoga would probably not stress to much, I just don't know about how much weight training? I enjoy running a lot, and biking, dancing as well, so I think that's all.
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