Working out troubles...

  • jwand09

    Posts: 91

    Nov 08, 2013 1:30 AM GMT
    So im starting back to working out and want to know if im hitting it right...I try and go three times a week...each week I try to something different...like this week I did cardio and weight lifting...last week did swimming and the week after that I did strenching/yoga and weight lifting...im a heavy weight type guy[233 pounds] but I want to increase my speed and keep my power too...should I keep up with what im doing or am I mixing up my work outs 2 much?
  • Destinharbor

    Posts: 4435

    Nov 08, 2013 3:56 PM GMT
    I'm not sure what you mean by "heavy weight type." If that is fat, lose it through sustained cardio and RIGHT NOW improve your diet. You won't weight lift your weight to a reasonable body fat percentage. If that is muscle, you're not doing enough strength work. I'd start doing cardio, then weights, then more cardio each of your three days. Make it about 1 1/2 hour each day. If possible, add another day or two. What are your goals?
  • HndsmKansan

    Posts: 16311

    Nov 08, 2013 4:19 PM GMT
    It might be a little hard for us to give you reasonable input based on limited information and your background. I think it would be wiser to get input from a professional on the scene. Do you have a trainer that can give you tips at your gym? What I can say, is approach it carefully, evaluate your eating habits, goals and get as much advice as possible.
  • jwand09

    Posts: 91

    Nov 09, 2013 3:34 AM GMT
    My goal is to lose 30 pound and i want to increase my Stanima and strength...what mean by heavy weight is that im husky naturally...I hate cardio blahh...I run for a half hour.I wish I had the extra money to get a trainer...so for right now I'm going to suck up as much info as I can get so I can improve my workouts better icon_smile.gif
  • tuffguyndc

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    Nov 09, 2013 3:36 AM GMT
    i think you need to try a high intensity circuit training.
  • jwand09

    Posts: 91

    Nov 09, 2013 3:49 AM GMT
    tuffguyndc saidi think you need to try a high intensity circuit training.


    what is high intensity circuit?
  • tuffguyndc

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    Nov 09, 2013 4:07 AM GMT
    jwand09 said
    tuffguyndc saidi think you need to try a high intensity circuit training.


    what is high intensity circuit?
    a high intensity circuit training is when you pick three or more weight-training exercises and combined them with one or more cardio based exercises. for example. u can do chest, legs, shoulders and arm exercises. then do jumping jacks and/or box jumps
  • jwand09

    Posts: 91

    Nov 09, 2013 4:26 AM GMT
    So basicy like moving and lifting weights at the same time...hmmm never heard of that but I'm gunna try that out... what other type of exercises could I do like that?
  • tuffguyndc

    Posts: 4437

    Nov 09, 2013 4:34 AM GMT
    jwand09 saidSo basicy like moving and lifting weights at the same time...hmmm never heard of that but I'm gunna try that out... what other type of exercises could I do like that?
    well not quite but its similar. the objective is to keep your heart rate up through out your circuit.
    ex. pushups
    biceps curls
    squats
    lateral raises

    box jumps
    abs
    jumping jacks

    take a 45 seconds or 1 minute break than repeat for 2 to 3 more times

  • roadbikeRob

    Posts: 14389

    Nov 09, 2013 9:24 PM GMT
    Working out troublesicon_question.gif Please, I am having trouble getting interested in going to the gym again. I don't like my current gym membership because it is at one of those car centric generic health clubs where you have to walk across a barren, asphalt parking lot and where most of the personal trainers are here today and gone tomorrow.
  • An0n12

    Posts: 1041

    Nov 09, 2013 9:33 PM GMT
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    Sorry my first thought was First World Bodybuilder Problems.