Deal, how about the back of cereal boxes?
so... I just read the PBF and watched the accompanying videos; my fitness is crap so I need to start at the basic level, get them right and work my way up to the more complex ones.
I think I'll leave the crunches alone- to be honest they're killing me, what with the uneven muscles and the surgery damage and related adhesions. I just thought they were good as everyone seems to do them.
my starting strength is very poor and I have little stamina, I've really had to build up even into the walking but that's good now and I do about 7-8 miles a day. my upper body strength is a different matter - non existent really ;doing stuff with my arms exhausts me and I'm not sure why its this bad.
opinions on wrist weights please- might these help ? husband has some I could try
maybe I should mention i used to do a lot of swimming and had good upper body strength then but cant swim now
Last edited by CarbDodger; 06-20-2013 at 08:57 AM.
When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
new journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...ml#post1264082
Re; wrist weights. Great for wear & tear on your joints. Absolutely useless for gaining strength. Stick to bodyweight or dumbells.
A great book for women is Strong Women Stay Slim by Miriam Nelson, PhD. You can probably find a used copy easily. Great illustrations and a good place to start. Ignore any dietary advice in the book, of course!
Last edited by Dragonfly; 06-20-2013 at 09:36 AM.
Hey CD! One thing I have is body strength. I love feeling and being strong. What I do is use the machines at the gym (Body by Science ideas) 1-2 a week (depending on when I am in town), and do the exercise until I just can't anymore (8-12 reps x 2-3). It takes at least 3 and usually more for the 'aches' to subside and then I feel I am ready again. I feel stronger and love it. I highly suggest Body by Science.....
Congratulation for your progress but I would instantly join a gym if I were you and start with a basic 3 times/week full body routine.
Calculate your caloric intake and eat slightly over maintenance while training.
Use full body workouts along with compound exercises to dissipate any imbalance you might have
I am not a bodybuilding/fat loss/strength training "guru" BUT I achieved a lean state with ease after learning the correct way to train and eat and I want to HELP YOU achieve the same.
Getting fit is also about managing your mindset: