Thursday, March 31, 2011
Walk: I am asking you to make sure you walk as much as possible. Take the stairs, park further away, get outside and walk!!
Beginners can also start at 2x a week and add a third workout in the week after you feel you are recovering well. Make sure you have 1- 2 days in between your lifting days to recover! Don't worry those days your doing cardio so you are still exercising! If you are used to working out- Beware of depleting your body to much, make sure you feel good ad have energy to help your body drop the pounds you want to drop! Work hard but don't kill your self! :) A great idea is to hire a Personal Trainer to help you with form and proper intensity for what level you are at. Another idea is to follow a DVD at home; it's often like having a trainer in your living room!
Heart Rate: Take 220- Age
this equals your max heart rate.
take this number and multiply it by the % that you are aiming for! This will tell you what number you should aim for for your heart rate!
Pick fun things that you love to do, and some try some new things too! Dance, run, walk, swim, take a class like Turbo Kick, get on an elliptical or treadmill, just pick and do at least 30 minutes! I love Turbo Fire! If you have questions about it, just let me know! I can direct you where to get it and how to implement it into your routine!
One of your cardio days is a Interval Training day: After you warm up do intervals for the next 25- 30 minutes! Use Your heart rate to understand how this works: 1 minute work at about - 65% or MHR, then for 30 seconds crank it up baby and go for about 85% of MHR. Alternate between these 2 for the rest of your time. Be sure to cool down under 65% of MHR for a few minutes after interval is over!
I will be sharing with you all my workouts! So be ready to workout with me if you choose! Otherwise check out a gym near you and see what classes they offer! Or plan walks outside and look around and see if you have bands or weights around that you forgot about. It is worth the investment to get a few things to help you out, but you can also find some used equipment in the paper or websites out there.
I will be posting my workouts too! This way you can see what I am doing!
Comment below with what questions you have about exercises, I will be showing many options for you!
Also check out my YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/DanielleLaux
I already have up some exercises that you can look into! Like- legs, back and core!!