I am rather unfit, and have been for a little while. I am not overweight or anything like that, but I really would like to increase my fitness level. I would also like to take away my chubby appearence (on my face), and tone up my muscles around my chest & stomach.
Can anybody give any advice on how I can go about doing this? I'm sorry if I sound ignorant!
I have been to gym before and done 4 or 5 sets of crunches in one sitting, but I haven't been for a while, but would like to know what I can do to improve my fitness and lose this "chubiness" around my face.
You must first change your diet, weight loss i.e. fat loss, is what you are in need of. If you have 5-6 small meals a day, and start a cardio routine at the gym, maybe 3-5 times a week for roughly 45mins, you will begin to lose the “chub”. To aid the muscle definition I suggest you begin weights, high reps with reasonably light weights, this will tone your muscle mass. If you make sure you do this I can almost guarantee that you will lose the "chub". The 5-6 meals a day should be high in protein, best sources are chicken and tuna. Of cause you must make sure that you cut down if not eliminate the fatty foods for at least 2 weeks, until you see the beneficial effects, and then you will not want to eat it anyway.
Hope this helps
Sit ups do not reduce fat, a study said you would have to do 250,000 to burn a pound of fat. You need to do cardio work, like running or rowing to burn fat effectively.
If you want to tone up use weights, don't bother buying any just use two big water bottles filled with sand, and cardio (gets your heart rate going basically) like running and cycling and swimming will burn fat. Dietary changes needed as well - no junk etc. Its all relative really - exercise more, eat less.
When your doing crunches are you using an abdominal cradle because if so STOP you can do hundreds of crunches with them and not build any stomach muscles just learn how to do a crunch properly. As for your chest you should buy one of these things I don't know what they are called but they look like a giant spring and you have to bend it, it really works your pecks. Hope it helped.
Oh yeah when you exercise make sure the first thing you do is eat don't hit the showers if you going to exercise again the next day you'll need a good carb meal but if your gonna have a days rest then have protein maybe a "nurishment" shake great after the gym prefect ratio of carbs to protein and perfect to rebuild torn muscle. So yeah next day exercise eat carb meal but if your having a days rest protein.
Umm its this french website something like GoSport I think
uh oh, yet another thread with awful mixed up advice. this stuff gets asked so frequently, someone should make an FAQ and get it stickied.