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Re: Workout/Staying in Shape Thread

Originally Posted by wrestlemania2010 View Post
Some general advice needed guys.

Havent excercised for over two years due to health problems but would like to resume light excercise next week just to trim up

Would i be better sticking to cardio only at first to build up general fitness or go for weights and resistance training also.
Dive on in. Do both as much as possible, as often as possible, and as intense as possible within your body's limits. Make sure you monitor key ingredients such as intensity, volume, duration, distance, etc,.

You will surely find the soreness unbearable at first but you can work past it. The body is capable of handling an unfathomable amount of workloads. For example:

-Marathon runners training miles upon miles a day.
-Olympic lifters squatting everyday, 14x a week. Training 4 hours a day, 2x a day.

Same applies here within reason. Start off by getting in quality work with the weights and cardio (if you want to delve into both) to get your body to adapt. Add resistance accordingly after, however you will (be it lifting more weight, more reps, less rest time; or longer runs, faster runs, more intense).

Pretty simple concepts/principles.

Also, change your mindset now! From this day forward, focus on making a true effort to change your lifestyle so it will correlate into a healthier life! No more excuses now that you are healthy!
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