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Old 10-02-2006, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is this a good way to start off?

I have never really trained all that hard...I stopped taking Karate at Blue Belt,ever since there,i have lifted a little,but never got serious...

I have recently started to try to get my overweightass in shape.

I started cutting out snacks,drinking a cup of green tea a day,eating small meals,more often...eating more healthy.

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10 min Shadow boxing
10 min Exercise bike
60 Jumping jacks sets between the 3 exercises listed above.

Any tips? Reminder---I am just getting back into working out.
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To be honest, this doesn't look like a workout. I know that sounds harsh, but you really need to push yourself a little bit. If 60 jumping jacks is what makes you tired, than try doing 80. It's not that big of a change, but it wil really help your cardio.

If you're doing 10 minutes of straight shadowboxing I suggest doing shorter intervals, but doing more of them. Try doing 3 five minutes with a 30 second break in between.

As for the excersise bike, unless you are really out of shape you should probably be able to do 20-30 minutes without too much effort. I would suggest doing 45 minutes, for starters, but it really depends on you.

Best of luck. I would suggest posting a log in the Training Logs section if you have the time and keep us posted.
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Old 10-03-2006, 05:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Heh,well I never got the concept of "pace" yourself...I went full speed for those 10 min...today I went at an average speed with spikes of high speeds throught the whole time. This routine of eating well and small workouts has already dropped me from 217 to 209 in a week. I am really excited about this diet.
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Old 10-03-2006, 05:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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oops when I said today,i meant I did 35 min. on the bike,I did 4, 5 min rounds shadow boxing,lifted a bit,went to 90 jumping jacks 4 times. Hmmm i guess I wasn't pushing hard enough before.
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oops when I said today,i meant I did 35 min. on the bike,I did 4, 5 min rounds shadow boxing,lifted a bit,went to 90 jumping jacks 4 times. Hmmm i guess I wasn't pushing hard enough before.
It's hard for a lot of people to really push themselves physically. If you're looking for a fun way to get yourself in shape and do some combat training, I suggest taking up Jiu-jitsu (either BJJ or JJJ) or judo. That can really help drop some weight and give some physical confidence.
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Old 10-03-2006, 07:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yea I was looking to get into BJJ sometime soon.
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Old 10-06-2006, 01:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have never really trained all that hard...I stopped taking Karate at Blue Belt,ever since there,i have lifted a little,but never got serious...

I have recently started to try to get my overweightass in shape.

I started cutting out snacks,drinking a cup of green tea a day,eating small meals,more often...eating more healthy.

Workout
Bench
10 min Shadow boxing
10 min Exercise bike
60 Jumping jacks sets between the 3 exercises listed above.

Any tips? Reminder---I am just getting back into working out.
i have to give you credit for just deciding to get yourself moving and in shape. alot of people never get started simply because they did'nt know where to begin. i personally believe that sometimes its not what you do thats important, its that your doing it. you mentioned you're overweight and have been inactive for awhile. if thats the case any physical activity is going to stimulate your metabolism and burn more bodyfat. to go with what you have been doing i would shadowbox but do 5 two minute rounds with 30 seconds rest in between rounds. by rest i mean walking, not sitting, just pace around where your working out. jumping jacks. don't do reps, go for time. do as many as you can in a minute and then rest(walk), repeat for 2 more times. now for the bike. if you're not strapped for time, go for at least 45min to an hour at a moderate pace. if you've been inactive you don't want to over-do it at first. as you improve you can start adding intervals, thats when you pedal like a madman for a minute and then return to a moderate pace. i am glad that you are also changing your diet. that combined with exercise will slim you down in no time. good luck.
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