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    so right now

    I weigh 77kg which is roughly 11 to 12 stones and a dress size 16 I want to be a size 8..... hopefully in a years time... My fitness levels are really low.... so I want to start with a fitness video any recommnedations?

    I have been recommended billy blank but if so which one?
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    I've never heard of him. But lots of people recommend Davina's DVDs. I personally recommend any of the Ministry of Sound Pump It Up DVDs, great soundtracks to.
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    Davina's dvd is imo one of the best, gives you a fab easy workout and theres no need for any add ons etc, plus davina is fun and cool anyway lol
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    No. fitness dvd's are scams and are for the most part complete bull crap, and definitely aren't the key to weightloss.

    You need:

    1. HIIT.
    2. A freeweights regime.
    3. caloric deficit.

    rippetoe suggested the right weights regime.

    HIIT is easy, just do a bit of googling.

    Calorie deficit = learn your maintenance/BMR using the 'harris-benedict' equation (google) and the eat between 500-1000 kcal below it. 500 ensures that you lose 1 lb a week, and 1000 is 2 lbs a week.

    the last one is the ONLY EVER guaranteed way to make you lose weight, as long as youdo it right. the exercises are to make sure you maintain lean mass.
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    (Original post by yoshifumu)
    No. fitness dvd's are scams and are for the most part complete bull crap, and definitely aren't the key to weightloss.

    You need:

    1. HIIT.
    2. A freeweights regime.
    3. caloric deficit.

    rippetoe suggested the right weights regime.

    HIIT is easy, just do a bit of googling.

    Calorie deficit = learn your maintenance/BMR using the 'harris-benedict' equation (google) and the eat between 500-1000 kcal below it. 500 ensures that you lose 1 lb a week, and 1000 is 2 lbs a week.

    the last one is the ONLY EVER guaranteed way to make you lose weight, as long as youdo it right. the exercises are to make sure you maintain lean mass.
    hi thanks for that I will definitley do that.... thank you.... but the exercise my biggest problem... my fitness is soooo poor therefore the most I can do is walk no stop at a slow pace for hours... or bike ride at normal pace for about 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs thats why someone recommended an exercise video and I thought that sounds good.... any exercise you could recommend then?
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    (Original post by riotgirl)
    hi thanks for that I will definitley do that.... thank you.... but the exercise my biggest problem... my fitness is soooo poor therefore the most I can do is walk no stop at a slow pace for hours... or bike ride at normal pace for about 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs thats why someone recommended an exercise video and I thought that sounds good.... any exercise you could recommend then?

    i was like you a few months ago, now i can run a few miles on a treadmill, and my fitness is so much better, so it will improve, just start off small

    I started off doing aqua aerobics, swimming which were really good on my joints as they were swollen, got the heart going but also relieves some pain aswell meaning you can go on for longer, plus aqua aerobics is a fun class!

    I also enjoy the cross trainer.
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    (Original post by ladydeborah)
    I personally recommend any of the Ministry of Sound Pump It Up DVDs, great soundtracks to.
    I second this, especially the first pump it up DVD
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    I second this, especially the first pump it up DVD
    You're a guy?!?
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    (Original post by riotgirl)
    hi thanks for that I will definitley do that.... thank you.... but the exercise my biggest problem... my fitness is soooo poor therefore the most I can do is walk no stop at a slow pace for hours... or bike ride at normal pace for about 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs thats why someone recommended an exercise video and I thought that sounds good.... any exercise you could recommend then?
    ********. you just have no will power.

    HIIT is the main one i reccommend, it'll massively increase your CV fitness in no time, and it works on the principle of you working at YOUR maximal intensity, meaning anyone can do it.

    You can do it with a treadmill, in a park, or in your own garden. you just need ~10 metres space.

    2 ways to do it:

    method 1: the popular way on this forum, is to get on treadmill/bike/rowing machine, and run for a specific amount of time (say 2 minutes) a a very high speed, practically sprinting. this is then followed by a minute or so of lighter jogging kind of running for recovery. this is repeated for up to 20 minutes.

    Method 2: my preferred method, is simply running at your maximum effort a certain distance, usually in a shuttle format (like, on a basketball court, running to half court and back, then full court and back, then full court and back, and half court and back again, which adds up to about 125 metres) afterwards you stop, and rest for 30-60 seconds, and repeat. in both methods you are meant to be on your knees at the end, i normally find this more true for the second method.

    So yer, i'd recommend you do something like the second method as it works at your own pace, not someone else, so you can ALWAYS do it.
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    Proper fitness videos certainly arent a scam.

    I'd wager most our fitness regulars would struggle to do 60 mins of a Tae-Bo advanced (Billy Blanks) on full pelt with perfect form.

    Real hard work.
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    You're a guy?!?
    umm no?
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    (Original post by red_alerts)
    Proper fitness videos certainly arent a scam.

    I'd wager most our fitness regulars would struggle to do 60 mins of a Tae-Bo advanced (Billy Blanks) on full pelt with perfect form.

    Real hard work.
    so you would recommend billy blank maybe say 3?
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    (Original post by riotgirl)
    so you would recommend billy blank maybe say 3?
    I have no idea about his current DVD range or how good/hard they are.

    I think I have Get Ripped/Energize (old ones) on DVD, and they're not bad.

    Best thing would be to get one with some beginner/intermediate/advanced workouts on and just see how you fair.
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    Davina's dvd is imo one of the best, gives you a fab easy workout and theres no need for any add ons etc, plus davina is fun and cool anyway lol
    I own this! But I find it so difficult to complete. I do about 15 minutes, start off thinking it is a breeze, slow down and kick weakly, and finally collapse on the couch

    But, anyway, which do you prefer? Super sculpt or super fit?
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    (Original post by red_alerts)
    Proper fitness videos certainly arent a scam.

    I'd wager most our fitness regulars would struggle to do 60 mins of a Tae-Bo advanced (Billy Blanks) on full pelt with perfect form.

    Real hard work.
    I would, I would struggle to breathe through the fits of laughter.
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