Fitness Programme Help!Watch
Surely increasing your heart rate and then stretching is only good preparation?
A 5 minute warmup is sufficient for lifting weights, you just want to warm your body up and get blood flowing to the muscles - no need to stretch really..you can also do 1 or 2 reps at a low weight on the exercise youre doing to warmup as well. 30 mnutes cardio is way too much if youre looking to perform your best in a weights session..
For once we agree. You can stretch between sets.
You can but there is no real need. Perhap if youre doing a compound exercise at a very heavy weight(deadlifts) then some stretching might be a good idea..
Cardio has a detimental effect on lifting weights, and if you do any at all it should definately NOT be before lifting weights. Certain forms of cardio raise your metabolic rate for longer than weights..
Is it OK to run on rest days? Also, does all this resistance training make you really slow for things like rugby, squash, athletics etc.? I honestly have no clue about this stuff.
Hi there, i know some people on here, have a real deep knowledge into fitness and work. For the past two weeks i have been every other day doing the exercise bike and step machine (1hr usally, either 45 on bike/step or 30/30). I now feel ready for gym work.
My proposed programme is:
MON: Running/rowing & arm weights
TUE : Bike/Step & Leg weights
Wed: Run/Row & Arm
Thurs: Bike Step & Leg
And it follows like that. Also squash on some evening.
What do those 'in the know' think of this programme? Will it help me loose weight (foremost), increase fitness and eventually once i lose the weight tone?
Really appreciate any input! Thanks guys
try a 12 min row............ it hurts
Quite a bit of weight: maybe 3-5 stone. Muscle loss?? can you gain it back?
you shouldn't lose more than 1 lb as absolute maximum every week, otherwise what you will be losing will be muscle and not flab, so your metabolism will get messed up and sustaining your weight will be more difficult once you do lose the weight.