Fitness and the fitness beginner

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    Aug 06, 2007 1:39 PM GMT
    Hey all, I'm new to the site and have been reading a lot of the forum posts. I'm turning 23 in one month's time and I needed some advice. I've been trying to find a workout routine that works but so far nothing has gotten me the results I've hoped for. I don't have the cash to attend a gym and all I've got are two 20 pound weights at home. I've heard that can be enough but I'm not sure. A while back, I was taking these weight loss pills called metabolic thyrolean and they seemed to work. I went from 225 to 185 but I was losing weight faster than I was gaining muscle. Plus, I actually felt weaker after a few months. Felt like a struggle to get of a flight of stairs. So I stopped taking them and gained some weight back and only after I went to a doctor and found out I had hyperthyroidism. Now, I'm 210. I wanted to know if anyone could suggest a workout program or excercises for someone on a low budget and not a lot of equipment.
  • zakariahzol

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    Aug 06, 2007 11:06 PM GMT
    There plenty of free exercise program that you could participant in. From your post I really think you need to do more cardio and aerobic than weight lifting. Here are some list of free/low cost exercise for your consideration. I done this program and its work for me>

    1. Running/Jogging
    2. Climbing stairs. I do it during my lunch hour . Now I can go 16 floor with no problem . Later on I am considering 32 floor.
    3. Cycling. Just buy a cheap used bike , so you can add variety to you program.
    4. Dancing.
    5. Swimming. I am a member of a community club (they are available in my country for a minimal cost)
    6. Aerobic classes . Even a Jane Fonda workout program work wonder (I dont think is that feminie)

    Good luck.

    zak
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    Aug 07, 2007 8:46 PM GMT
    Try the workout that is on this site. (click on the WORKOUTS link at the top of the page.) While some of the exercises require some machines in a gym, most use only light dumbbells, and I can vouch that it really works your body. You can adjust the exercises to what you have available.
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    Aug 07, 2007 8:59 PM GMT
    Try your local public library for books on working out, fitness, and workout dvds. These can be pretty good or awful, but I think they are worth looking at, and they are free.

    Every month the mens' fitness magazines seem all to have at least one feature on working out without equipment or at least with only dumbbells. you might want to browse through these at the local drugstore etc, and see which suits you best. Or do as I do and buy the one with the hottest models:)