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Old 01-09-2005, 06:46 PM  
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Question Workout videos & At home workouts

I was wondering if someone could help me...I purchased some workout videos in hopes to drop some weight (in addition to cutting back calories & encorporating a healthy eating style).

My goal is to get a nicely toned body, but I cannot afford a gym membership. Is it possible for me to get a lean & toned body at home? The only equiptment I have is a treadmill, dumbells ranging from 2-10 pounds, 1 pound wrist weights & a jump rope. I planned on working out 7 days a week with these workout videos ( I've got Yoga Buns & Pilates by Denise Austin & AB Sculpting & Complete Aerobics and Weight Training by The Firm). Probably alternating them every other day, spending about 1.5 hours a day with them. I would like to start useing the treadmill for winter time & walk a few miles in the evenings & start walking outdoors once it gets nice out. So, throw it all together & I'd like to walk daily 2-3 miles & do the workout videos for about an hour & a half each day.

Is it possible for me to get a nice tone body doing all this at home, with no professional equipment? I'm just worried that I won't be able to get the kind of results I want working out at home & most people that have the look I'm going for can be found in a gym- so I'm wondering if this is possible?

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Old 01-09-2005, 07:50 PM  
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Re: Workout videos & At home workouts

You could do 20-30 minutes, 5 times a week on the treadmill - aiming to run at at least 6mph, you could use your matt for a multitude of cardio exercises, the weight can be used for flies, curls, shoulder presses.

I got into really good shape working out at home and I didn't even have a treadmill, just reebox step and the workout video, a couple of 5 and 10 pound weights and lots of floor, ab exercises and of course, LOTS OF SWEAT AND EFFORT!!

But, you must also consider your diet. You'll NEVER be toned unless your weight is at a level where there is little enough fat that the muscles show throught the skin.

Good luck.

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