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      03/08/05 09:06 PM
e_mcmaster

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I don't think cardio 4-5x a week with weights 2x a week is too much. *At all*

From my own personal experience, weight-lifting makes all the difference in weight loss. Lift HEAVY. Lifting light isn't going to do anything for you in terms of weight-loss, nor is it going to give you healthy, sexxxxy muscles. Women are not genetically engineered to bulk up - it takes hours upon hours upon hours at the gym doing so, usually with the help of steroids.

I would recommend breaking up your lifting routine into a 2 or 3 day split. I used to lift upper body (arms, shoulders, back & chest) once a week and lower body (legs, butt & abs) once a week. Now I do a 3 day split - Chest, Shoulders & Back on Sunday, Lower body on Wednesday and Biceps & Triceps on Friday. I do cardio at the gym 4x a week and I swim 45min to an hour twice a week. But if I am sick one day or it doesn't fit into my schedule (although I often rearrange things to to make a workout fit), I don't worry about it because when I work out, I work HARD.

So, my advice to you is to keep up your 4-5x a week cardio and to break up your weight-lifting a bit. You don't need to lift for an entire hour each time - do supersets or take less break time in between sets. It takes me 35 min MAX to do a minimum of 7 exercises (3 sets each) each time.

As for not seeing results yet, you shouldn't be. It will take a month or two for you to see anything and even more than that for it to be really noticeable. Focus instead on how much better you feel for becoming active and how great of a stress relief it is.

And if you'd like a copy of my lifting schedule, let me know and I'll send you one. My trainer developed it and I tweak it a bit every now and then to stay fresh. Now that I think about it, it's about time for me to get a new routine...

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* I have a fitness/working out question
Dr. Spice Yamin
03/07/05 06:41 PM
* Re: I have a fitness/working out question
RGS
03/08/05 11:49 PM
* Can anyone recommend weights to start with?
Snow for Sarala
03/09/05 12:00 AM
* Re: Can anyone recommend weights to start with?
Lyndsey
03/09/05 06:38 PM
* Re: Can anyone recommend weights to start with?
e_mcmaster
03/09/05 01:16 PM
* Re: Can anyone recommend weights to start with?
Snow for Sarala
03/09/05 03:57 PM
* Re: Can anyone recommend weights to start with?
Dr. Spice Yamin
03/09/05 08:09 PM
* Try starting with household objects...
Linz
03/10/05 04:37 AM
* Re: Can anyone recommend weights to start with?
Dr. Spice Yamin
03/09/05 07:30 AM
* My two cents
e_mcmaster
03/08/05 09:06 PM
* Re: My two cents
suarez
03/28/05 07:09 AM
* My lifting schedule...
e_mcmaster
03/28/05 09:23 AM
* Re: My lifting schedule...
suarez
03/28/05 09:54 AM
* Re: My lifting schedule...
e_mcmaster
03/28/05 11:04 AM
* Re: My lifting schedule...
suarez
03/28/05 12:19 PM
* Ah-ha!
e_mcmaster
03/28/05 07:20 PM
* Re: Ah-ha!
suarez
03/29/05 07:42 AM
* Re: Ah-ha!
e_mcmaster
03/29/05 11:30 AM
* Re: Ah-ha!
suarez
03/29/05 12:00 PM
* Re: Ah-ha!
e_mcmaster
03/30/05 09:06 AM
* Re: Ah-ha!
suarez
03/30/05 09:25 AM
* Try fitday.com...
Linz
03/29/05 07:55 AM
* Re: Try fitday.com...
suarez
03/29/05 10:16 AM
* Re: My two cents
retrograde
03/09/05 08:39 AM
* Re: My two cents
Dr. Spice Yamin
03/09/05 07:28 AM
* Re: My two cents
e_mcmaster
03/09/05 01:15 PM
* Re: My two cents
Dr. Spice Yamin
03/09/05 08:11 PM
* Re: My two cents
epa_ginger
03/10/05 07:03 AM
* I count crunches as strength training...
Linz
03/10/05 04:33 AM
* Warning here!
Linz
03/09/05 07:33 AM
* You're right
e_mcmaster
03/09/05 01:12 PM
* Re: You're right
Lyndsey
03/09/05 06:45 PM
* Re: I have a fitness/working out question
Jane Doe
03/08/05 12:30 PM
* Re: I have a fitness/working out question
retrograde
03/07/05 09:04 PM
* Re: I have a fitness/working out question
Shell Marr
03/08/05 11:30 AM
* Retrograde
Dr. Spice Yamin
03/07/05 09:16 PM
* Re: Retrograde
Kimm
03/08/05 12:41 PM
* Lies about weight lifting, bulking up and fat loss....!!!!!
retrograde
03/08/05 03:53 PM
* Sorry I'm jumping in....
epa_ginger
03/09/05 08:32 AM
* I want arms like Jennifer Garner
Little Minnie
03/09/05 03:35 PM
* Re: I want arms like Jennifer Garner
epa_ginger
03/10/05 07:05 AM
* Re: I want arms like Jennifer Garner
Little Minnie
03/10/05 09:33 AM
* Re: Sorry I'm jumping in....
retrograde
03/09/05 08:52 AM
* Re: Lies about weight lifting, bulking up and fat loss....!!!!!
Kimm
03/09/05 07:46 AM
* Yikes! Laurel...I missed this before when I posted...but...
Snow for Sarala
03/09/05 12:22 AM
* Re: Yikes! Laurel...I missed this before when I posted...but...
retrograde
03/09/05 08:49 AM
* I bought 3 lb. dumbells for at home......
Snow for Sarala
03/21/05 08:14 PM
* Good for you!
epa_ginger
03/22/05 07:13 AM
* Re: I bought 3 lb. dumbells for at home......
retrograde
03/21/05 08:47 PM
* I LOVED that cite......
Snow for Sarala
03/21/05 09:03 PM
* Re: Great weight training site!
Sparky
03/09/05 10:20 AM
* Re: Lies about weight lifting, bulking up and fat loss....!!!!!
Shell Marr
03/08/05 04:23 PM
* additional comment about weights
Little Minnie
03/08/05 06:28 PM
* Abs and the 'spare tire'...
retrograde
03/08/05 04:41 PM
* Question on AB excercises
Augie
03/10/05 12:01 PM
* Re: Abs and the 'spare tire'...
Shell Marr
03/08/05 05:38 PM
* Re: Retrograde
retrograde
03/07/05 09:26 PM
* I signed up for fitday
Dr. Spice Yamin
03/10/05 09:44 AM
* Re: Retrograde
Dr. Spice Yamin
03/08/05 06:54 AM
* Re: I have a fitness/working out question
atomic rose
03/07/05 08:45 PM
* Re: I have a fitness/working out question
Shell Marr
03/08/05 11:28 AM
* casey
Dr. Spice Yamin
03/07/05 09:19 PM
* Give it time!
Linz
03/08/05 05:53 AM
* thanks Linz
Dr. Spice Yamin
03/08/05 06:57 AM

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