Begging Cardio

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Yazzi.l
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Begging Cardio

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Ok so I'm starting the gym on Monday and im really lost as to where to start.

I'll give you a bit of back story I got really ill in 2014 and was near on bed bound for a long time which caused fitness, which was ok at the time, to plummet and now I can barely do anything fitness wise, even running 100 meters causes a bit of breathlessness. While I'm not huge but am still on a weight loss plan and want to exercise with it and just regain general fitness again I'm sick of feeling so unfit and unhealthy around people.

I really don't know where to start because of having such a low fitness level and some advice would be much appreciated.
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Re: Begging Cardio

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You don't have to beg to do cardio, they should just let you do it anyway :bugeyes:

Start by walking. It will get your heart rate up and isn't hard on your joints. Then move up to something like the elliptical, a brisk walk, then maybe you'll eventually get back to running.

Go slow. You don't want to risk an injury that will really set you back.
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Re: Begging Cardio

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The above post has some useful advice.

Another alternative would be go on an exercise bike, either a regular one or recumbent and then you could use a low level for a set time frame and increase the intensity every 1-2 weeks.
Yazzi.l
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Re: Begging Cardio

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Literally just realised that I wrote begging and not beginning, what an idiot! :bugeyes:

Thanks for the advice will use that when I go to the gym tomorrow, much appreciated :D
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