what kind of work out would you suggest

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    Nov 01, 2007 12:35 PM GMT
    What kinda of workout would you suggest for some one who wants to loss a minimal amount of weight and shape and tone. I weigh 195 and want to bring my weight to 160 to 167 and form my abs chest legs and add to my biceps and triceps any advice?
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    Nov 01, 2007 10:01 PM GMT
    You look terribly skinny now. Resistance train, and the rest will take care of itself. You certainly don't want to be dropping weight.

    You may wish to see a mental health professional to understand why it is that you wish to be so light.
  • SeaMichael

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    Nov 02, 2007 2:14 AM GMT
    Oh, I beg to differ. He looks a bit soft. I'm 6'2", and fluctuate from 175-180, and wouldn't mind knocking that down to 170-175;

    Irrespective, if the goal is to tone and drop weight, then definitely resistance training and minimal cardio (no more than three times per week). One thing that my trainer had to really get on me over was eating, as well. Learn to enjoy ground turkey instead of ground beef, and fish really is your friend. Snacking? Choose vegetables.

    It took me awhile with the abs section, and I still have some more to go in my abdomen and obliques area, but with work and diet, it's getting better every day.

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    Nov 09, 2007 2:01 PM GMT
    There isn't really a strong correlation between exercise and losing weight. Most weight lose comes from dieting so unless you are watching what you eat and cutting calories you really don't have to worry about losing a significatn amount of weight just from working out...unless of course you are taking it to an insane amount which is just unhealthy. Cardio is fine too, at least 30 minutes a day, that way you maintain your cardiovascular health but 30 minutes isn't enough to make a difference in your fitness level, just your health level. If you're new to working out I'd suggest using machines and light free weights until you get the proper form and feel comfortable with the weight. Just working out normally...in your case probably focusing more strongly on your arms, since that's what you want to improve...but don't forget to work the rest of your body too. And remember, rest is just as important as the actual exercise so make sure you give yourself a couple days rest in between each body group you work out, before working out that same group.
  • Squarejaw

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    Nov 09, 2007 4:20 PM GMT
    30 minutes of cardio a day can make a huge difference in your fitness level if you incorporate high intensity training. And it can make a difference of 5 to 10 lbs of fat per year just doing it four times a week.
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    Nov 09, 2007 4:42 PM GMT
    I concur with squarejaw - i am doing 30 minutes of high intensity cardio three times per week and i am finally seeing my body harden up like I have wanted for a while. I generally eat healthy no matter what but I am by no means a food Nazi with myself, I "cheat" all the time - for me, the real difference has been the high intensity cardio three times per week. That said, I do have a high metabolism already.