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RebelRose RebelRose
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 13:10
Ok I have just started working out, this is my fourth day, I have set up a work out, My great husband is acting like my personal trainer, but I just feel like I am doing something wrong, Some excercises kill me and others seem like they dont do anything, I really need some pointers on how to make this work!

Pallfan Pallfan
Sat, Oct 15, 2011 14:10
Hang in there!!
First of all, congrats on getting started, that's the hardest part sometimes. Keep at it. It will come. I used to start and then get frustrated because the weight wasn't coming off fast enough to suit me. This last time I started in June and just forced myself to stick with it. I would try to do something different every day (alternate treadmill, elliptical, bike, weights, etc.) so I wouldn't get bored. All of a sudden, the weight started coming off. As far as what everyone else is doing...don't look at them with envious eyes, look at them as inspiration. They were once at the level you were at. Keep it up and you'll be one of "them" and inspiring others in no time :) Good luck!

freakfreeloader freakfreeloader
Edmonton AB
Sun, Oct 16, 2011 10:10
You are probably very sore now (Safety Tips)
Good for you hang in there!!! Always warm up before you start to train. Maintaining proper posture will greatly reduce chances of injury and maximize exercise benefit. When standing always keep your feet shoulder width apart. Do not lock your knees. Keep your back flat and straight, making sure not to twist or arch it in order to complete an exercise.
Use proper form. Focus on only working the muscle groups intended for the exercise you are doing. If you feel strain eleswhere you may need someone to critique your exercise motion or reevaluate the amount of weight you are lifting. Lift in a smooth fluid motion, and know when your muscles are to tired to keep going.
Breathe properly. Never hold your breath during any part of a exercise. Holding your breath may cause severe intra-thoracic pressure and raise blood pressure leading to dizziness or blackout. The rule of thumb is to exhale slowly on exertion and inhale on the return part of the exercise.
Stop training if you you feel pain. If you feel pain during a specific exercise stop immediately. Any continuation may aggravate an existing injury. Reevaluate your routine to make sure you are doing a proper warm-up. Decrease the amount of weight you are lifting.

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