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    I got it for my mum as a present. She says it's tough but she really enjoys it, she's been doing it a few weeks and said she's lost 5lbs so far without changing her diet. I read many of the reviews on amazon before I bought it and it seemed like a lot of people are happy with it, but generally everyone seems to find it hard work - but there are different levels and different levels within the levels so even if you're unfit you should be able to keep up if you try.
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    (Original post by xoxAngel_Kxox)
    Edited your title for you :P.

    I've not done the DVD myself, but I have heard a lot of good things about it and it's on my "to buy" list, so I would recommend it because of that. It's a hard work out, but I guess that can only be a good thing!
    Thankyou Think i might order it soon, jillian can be abit annoying from what ive seen of her on tv And reviews but if i could get a body half as good as hers i would be very happy
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    What exercises can I do at home? I don't have a gym near me and my parents won't let me out during the morning or evening to go for runs (so overprotective :rolleyes:) so I need to find ways to exercise in my home. I don't have any equipment apart from a few weights.

    Do any of you know of any good exercise DVDs or fitness Youtubers or even just a simple routine of star jumps or something? I've found Blogilates on Youtube but I don't know if her workouts are any good.

    I want to lose fat and build muscle.

    Thank you.
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    Pilates! (I think that's how you spell it)

    And I like that youtuber (:
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    Just google your first sentence and I'm sure you will find something

    Good luck!
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    Skipping ropes.
    burpees
    squats
    tuck jumps
    press ups
    star jumps
    jumping jacks
    lunges

    etc..

    Try doing 30 secs per exercises it in one big circuit, rest for a 30-90 secs, then re-do circuit. Repeat a few cycles.
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    Hi, I have a question about protein. I've recently started working out at the gym, with a mixture of CV machines, CV classes, focused muscle classes and weights training. I barely consume any protein, though, maybe a small portion a few times a week at the very most. Should I be upping my protein intake, considering I want to focus on the weights and maybe start lifting properly in the future. As it's the beginning, I've been getting not just the normal n00b aches and pains, but feeling like I've sprained/twisted/pulled something which reduces me to hobbling I've upped my magnesium intake but I've been advised to increase protein, possibly through a supplement. I know eggs and milk are good, too. So how much do I need, when do I need it, and what should I use to get my protein? Thankyou x
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    the p90x dvd might be worth a try
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    Get Jillian Michaels 30 day shred.

    All you need is a workout mat and some light weights, like 1-2 kg each.

    I do this every day and have much a better figure than when I went down the gym everyday


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    buy a chinning bar and do chin-ups and/or pull ups, great for burning fat and building muscle (back, abdomen and arms)
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    (Original post by such_a_lady)
    Hi, I have a question about protein. I've recently started working out at the gym, with a mixture of CV machines, CV classes, focused muscle classes and weights training. I barely consume any protein, though, maybe a small portion a few times a week at the very most. Should I be upping my protein intake, considering I want to focus on the weights and maybe start lifting properly in the future. As it's the beginning, I've been getting not just the normal n00b aches and pains, but feeling like I've sprained/twisted/pulled something which reduces me to hobbling I've upped my magnesium intake but I've been advised to increase protein, possibly through a supplement. I know eggs and milk are good, too. So how much do I need, when do I need it, and what should I use to get my protein? Thankyou x
    Yeah I would definitely increase your protein consumption. If you are lifting you simply need it. The cheapest and by far the easiest way of getting enough is just to use a whey protein. I recommend the impact whey protein from myprotein.com and not the choc flavour.
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    (Original post by TheJ0ker)
    Yeah I would definitely increase your protein consumption. If you are lifting you simply need it. The cheapest and by far the easiest way of getting enough is just to use a whey protein. I recommend the impact whey protein from myprotein.com and not the choc flavour.
    Thankyou for the response! How much would you recommend per day or so?
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pc-NizMgg8

    heres level one on youtube. Not saying you should just watch it on there but taking a look might give you a better idea of whether you want to buy it.

    I've never done the program properly I've only done level one and found it exhausting, never got anywhere near moving on to level 2 before I stopped. hmm maybe I should start doing this properly. From how exhausting I found it and how achey I felt the next day I can believe that actually sticking to it would get results.
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    1g of protein per lb of bodyweight
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    (Original post by stayce88)
    1g of protein per lb of bodyweight
    Hey I need some advice here please. I'm fasting for Ramadan (no food or water during daylight hours) and I can't not do it so please don't tell me not to fast. I'm trying to lose weight and I have already lost some simply by eating less and moving more but I want to keep losing until I'm satisfied. I just want to know would exercise such as cycling or jumping on the trampoline while I'm fasting work? and will the cycling help me tone up? thanks

    ps Ramadan is only up until arund 20 august so I'm not really fasting for a long time or anything
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    (Original post by such_a_lady)
    Thankyou for the response! How much would you recommend per day or so?
    It will say between 2-3 shakes per day depending on how much you are doing, I have 2 a day but I get protein from meals too, if you aren't getting hardly any from your meals then you might be better with 3 on exercise days and 2 on rest days.
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    (Original post by sameera95)
    Hey I need some advice here please. I'm fasting for Ramadan (no food or water during daylight hours) and I can't not do it so please don't tell me not to fast. I'm trying to lose weight and I have already lost some simply by eating less and moving more but I want to keep losing until I'm satisfied. I just want to know would exercise such as cycling or jumping on the trampoline while I'm fasting work? and will the cycling help me tone up? thanks

    ps Ramadan is only up until arund 20 august so I'm not really fasting for a long time or anything
    exercising would still work while your fasting but I don't think its a good idea for you to do it. Its my understanding that your not even allowed to drink water? Exercising will help to dehydrate you, use up what little energy you have and make your fast a hell of a lot harder. I would wait until after ramadan to start
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    (Original post by boba)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pc-NizMgg8

    heres level one on youtube. Not saying you should just watch it on there but taking a look might give you a better idea of whether you want to buy it.

    I've never done the program properly I've only done level one and found it exhausting, never got anywhere near moving on to level 2 before I stopped. hmm maybe I should start doing this properly. From how exhausting I found it and how achey I felt the next day I can believe that actually sticking to it would get results.
    Ive just had a look at level 1, and gave it a try. It is very hard and exhausting but it should work if i can just keep at it!
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    (Original post by Littlemisspiglet)
    Hi, i was just interested to find out if anyone has tried the 30 day shred before and if they got good results? Ive been considering getting the dvd whoops i just realised i missed the r from the title and now it reads shed instead of shred! Doh :s
    I see someone has already given you the link to level 1. I have the DVD, best £5 I've ever spent tbh. I absolutely love it, and actually find level 2 easier, but I haven't been brave enough to take on level 3.

    I found I had really good results with it and if you commit it's totally worth it!
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    (Original post by CaptainEllis)
    I see someone has already given you the link to level 1. I have the DVD, best £5 I've ever spent tbh. I absolutely love it, and actually find level 2 easier, but I haven't been brave enough to take on level 3.

    I found I had really good results with it and if you commit it's totally worth it!
    Im going to order the dvd now really want something thats quick to do but gets good results! Would it be ok to do along with going gym 3 times a week?!

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