musculArgirl2 wrote:You will get there. Sometimes it's nice to start a new journal and fresh like you say. As you know i have a hard time myself staying on the band wagon. When do you go to Europe? What countries are you going too? So excited for you. Sounds like a lot of fun! My summer trips this summer are to Michigan and maybe Utah we will see. NOt as exciting as europe. LOL
I get pretty confused on what is the best for fat burning too. Really confused actually. I think really the main thing is it's your diet anyways that is most important. So if you do that despite being busy and not having alot of time for eveyrthing you should be okay. But for exercise i'm no help in that matter.
By the way, you asked once last summer i think if you should go to an endocinologist or a doctor about your weight and at the time i said they didn't tell me anything. But i went to a different doctor and actually learned a lot. i also learned i had an endo disorder that could cause weight gain too. I didn't really realize how your endo system could effect your weight. So i told you at the time it diddn't help me but now i disagree with that and would encourage you to go if you think you want too. Just to rule your that out. Just thought i would let you know that. NIce to see you posting Jena. Miss you around here!!
Athene wrote:This is exciting Lots of fun things on the horizon!
I see a workout spot at 6AM, Mon, Wed, and Fri.... is that crazy? It's actually my preferred workout time, and if you're in bed by 10PM you'll still get your (very important) 8 hours of sleep.
What kind of exercise do you like?
MissJenaKay wrote:Flying out the 15th
June 16th - 20th London, England
June 21st - 24th Edinburgh, Scotland
June 25th - 27th Glasgow, Scotland
June 28th - 30th Belfast, North Ireland
July 1st - 5th Dublin, Ireland
July 6th - 11th Paris, France
July 12th - 13th Tramore, Ireland
July 14th - 18th Leslie, Scotland
July 19th - 21st East Preston, England
Flying home on the 21st.
Boss Man wrote:Yes, you could go with a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, training system.
You could perhaps do this sort of thing.
That would be workable for you, keeps the off days split and doesn't allow you to train too much.
If you keep all the classes and weights sessions in the evening, it gives you more structure, because you have a fairly fixed start time for them all, rather than doing some in the evening and some in the afternoon or morning, making your schedule a bit random.
This will also help with meal planning.
Keep the weights workouts simple, so something like this will do.
Leg Extensions, 2 sets 10 reps, (Quads)
Hamstring Curls, 2 sets 10 reps, (Hamstrings)
Good Mornings, 2 sets 10 reps, (Lower Back)
Bench Press, 2 sets 10 reps, (Chest)
Cable Rows, 2 sets 10 reps, (Back)
Shrugs, 2 sets 10 reps, (Shoulders)
Planks, supporting yourself on the hands and legs, not hands and feet, 30 seconds, (Abs)
The reason I didn't give you freeweight based exercises for the lower body, was out of concern for your current range of motion, though as you're not required to use any lower body range of motion, from a standing position with good mornings, just anterior tilt from the waist, you should be fine with those.
I'd go on the Machine exercises with 2 plates, Dumbells, smallest possible and Barbells, double what you use on Dumbells.
After a couple of weeks of sticking to this, you could go up a little bit on all exercises and trying the planks for another 15 seconds.
Does all this sound fesible?
Athene wrote:If it's possible, I would get someone at the gym to show you how to use all of the equipment before you pursue this - when I worked at a rec centre and didn't have any experience with machines, barbells, or dumb bells, I used to just go from machine to machine, looking at the diagram of how to use it, adjusting the weight to what I thought would be good - and I ended up really hurting myself on the seated calf press (I think that's what it's called?). I didn't feel anything strange happen or any pain, but then by that night I couldn't touch my heels to the floor, then I couldn't walk by the next day. I had to miss 3 days of school and work, and pay for a tonne of physiotherapy to get back to normal, and it's all because I didn't adjust the f*cking seat properly for my height! If you're familiar with all of that equipment, please ignore
Classic bodyweight exercises are really good for getting you in shape and minimizing the risk of injury by adding load: sit ups, push ups, pull ups, squats, are all good to work into your routine, especially because they're functional (ie. they are movements relevant to your everyday life)
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