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    Least amount of exercise I can get away with?

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    I know this may sound like a silly question but I hate working out. I really do and I am wondering what is the least amount of exercise I can do and still get fit and stay lean?

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    sprinting. twice a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by primalrob View Post
    sprinting. twice a week.
    i should add...this probably won't do much to get you fit, but i'm guessing it will help keep you fit once you're there.

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    I refuse to go into a gym. You can do just fine with situps, pushups, squats, planks, and pullups. As a minimum, do 100 pushups a day. That gives a good upper body and core workout.

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    Go for quality instead of quantity then. I see too many around in the gym just chatting and not actually training and some just walking at a slow pace on the treadmill for ages.

    Do a couple of intense full body workouts once or twice a week. You can still get a decent workout in 20 mins. The rest of the time, take the stairs instead of the lift/escalator, walk to places instead of using your car for short journeys, take up a hobby that doesn't involve sitting down. Oh and if you can, get a dog! A proper dog...not one of those little yapping things!

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    Quote Originally Posted by otzi View Post
    I refuse to go into a gym. You can do just fine with situps, pushups, squats, planks, and pullups. As a minimum, do 100 pushups a day. That gives a good upper body and core workout.
    If you really want the minimum your could skip the situps and planks. Pushups and squats, especially weighted squats, do plenty for your core

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    It depends on where you are. Go for a walk daily if you are a beginner and overweight. That's more than enough to start.
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    I've lost nearly 50lb without exercising at all (I have chronic fatigue). I plan to some day, and when I do, it'll be everyday stuff like doing my own housework again, playing with the kids, and eventually, SimpleFit . Look up simplefit! Very little time investment! Or maybe Body By Science (is that the right name?)
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    Simple Fit : bodyweight exercises, bodyweight workout

    All you need is a doorway pullup bar and 20min 3 days a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaGrok View Post
    I've lost nearly 50lb without exercising at all (I have chronic fatigue). I plan to some day, and when I do, it'll be everyday stuff like doing my own housework again, playing with the kids, and eventually, SimpleFit . Look up simplefit! Very little time investment! Or maybe Body By Science (is that the right name?)
    MamaG, I agree "Body By Science" is based 100% on science and is a new book that outlines 12 minute per week workouts to be perfectly fit. It's like the ultimate body "hack". I just got the book I'm plowing through it. It's on amazon of course and available for Kindle too Amazon.com: Body by Science: A Research Based Program to Get the Results You Want in 12 Minutes a Week (9780071597173): John Little, Doug McGuff: Books

    I'm not a fan of structuring life around the gym and once I am well enough to do exercise I plan to use this system!
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