excercising with free weights
hope this is ok..
i am just beginning ( trying to figure out ) a program for excercise, which will include aerobic excercise with a rebounder and alternating with free weights routines, as was mentioned in the 'over 50's' thread when it was at the main raw foods discussions section..
a couple people said that they had done such a routine, and this " filled all the bills' for good workout, weight-bearing excercise, variety, and something which we can keep up..without 'going round the bend' ( which, admittedly , i am already half there.. with all this diet stuff.)
ok.. i have not done this for years.
i have a little sheet with four or five excercises.
1. dumbell squats..( who is the dumbell?)
2. dumbell lateral raise
3. dumbell curls
4. dumbell overhead triceps extension
5 dumbell bench press
6 dumbell one arm row.
these , hopefully, will sound familiar to someone.
If not , that is ok.
it says,on the instructions: "beginners should start with one set of 8-12 reps of each excercise, using 5-8 pound weights.
is this what any of you experienced people do?
i was going to begin with 2 pound weights.
but maybe i should increase the weight for it to be effective??
is that the point, or can i do , say, two and increase to three sets of 8-12 reps of each excercise using 2-3 pound weights.
i hope this is not all gobbledegook.
i am just wondering
where to begin.. and i definitely want to make it simple!
thanks in advance i hope
struggling weight bearing excerciser
Exercise . . . hmm. . . what is the best. I am really BIG on walking. But winter is coming on and I am beginning to think of alternatives. Have a tread mill and hate that thing. Think I will get me a mini trampoline. I am so bad about starting something and quitting . . . so may just get a cheapie at WalMart.
Any comments or suggestions?
Yep.. Styerski.. matter of fact, i do have a little experience in this area.( (Not in many others, however)..
i got a cheapie walmart rebounder a while back..
it was good...in a way.. in that it was cheap..
i suppose it was sturdy enough..
i took it with me when i had to go travelling and did not want to subject myself to walking in a strange place alone.
i grew to like rebounding and the benefits very much.
i found a family with a bunch of kids who were tearing their place apart, so i gave them the rebounder before i came home..( hope that helped Mom and Dad keep from tearing their hair out)
( kids these days.....)(another topic )..
anyway, when i got home, it was winter .. and i , like you, live where i do not particularly want to face the ice and stuff in winter, so i went and got an URBAN rebounder.
This was an entirely different trampoline..
MUCH better made, and more comfortable to rebound on..
not sure how to describe it.
the bands which cushion you just seemed to work differently.. It seems sturdier, but more resilient..maybe that is the word i am looking for.
It also has a bar.. and i really like a bar to hang on to.. to keep my balance better.
I would definitely recommend this.
ACK.. I JUST WENT TO A DIFFERENT SECTION OF THE RAW FOOD TALK FORUM..THE EXCERCISE SECTION AND IT SEEMS DIFFERENT PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT IDEAS THAN I DO..YOU HAD BETTER READ THIS, STYERSKY
BUT I DEFINITELY THINK REBOUNDING IS A GOOD IDEA.
This does seem like the way to go for bone and mental health.
PS.. IN A DIFFERENT THREAD..ENTITLED 'CALORIE EXPENDITURES', i found the amount of calories used in rebounding..and noted them in one post.
the numbers are very impressive, and may be of encouragement.
(rebounders may help us in weight loss also)
BACK TO THE ORIGINAL TOPIC OF THE THREAD..
I really like the advice of some of the other folks who have posted at this location ( the over 50 gang) in that they do some weight excercises between rebounding excercises, which adds some variety, and keeps us interested ( well, it keeps them interested.. )(the people who posted)
i am busy trying to work out some kind of routine around these types of excercises..have posted a couple other threads asking for help.
and hope this helps
Last edited by alicemagooey; 08-25-2007 at 10:32 PM.
Reason: added information
I just got the Urban Rebounder and like it so far. I used the dvd that came with it, it was a good workout, but after that when I used it, I would just bounc on it for like 5 minutes at a time not lifting my feet off the mat. I bounced to music and it's kind of fun.
I would be more likely to invest in the more expensive rebounder later . . . because I know that I am inclined to be interested in "things" for a while and then lose interest. I had a good rebounder 30 years ago, stopped using it, trashed it, and now wish I had it back . . . just my nature.
The two of you have encouraged me to at least get a rebounder of some sort. THANKS!
subject of thread
Hi Ladies and Gentlemen.. could we please get back to the topic of the thread and that is all about 'excercising with free weights"
i would earnestly like to have a couple responses to my questions about how much weight and how many repetitions to do.
and how many sets.. to achieve what we want to help our bones stay strong ( and muscles).
it may be best if we follow the subject line (topic) of each thread ,and post a new thread, say, entitled: rebounders ..for a different topic..
after all , we have the whole over 50 place to ourselves.!!
I just re read what i posted.. i hope i did not seem 'poopie'..my tone of pen was a kind and gentle and encouraging one..really..!
Last edited by alicemagooey; 08-26-2007 at 10:50 AM.
Reason: re-read my own post !
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