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Old 11-28-2012, 06:45 AM   #1
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I've never exercised before - does this sound like a good beginning routine?

I’m a guy, and I'm 5’3” and weigh 130 pounds, so I’m not terribly overweight. But besides delivering and handling heavy boxes for the company I work for (I do it once every two months) and gym in high-school, I have never exercised.

Whenever I attempt a push up, I can barely do it, and when I run for 5 minutes, it seems like I’m going to have a heart attack. So now I'm trying to get back into shape. For the past few days I've been walking/jogging on a treadmill for 30 minutes every morning, and I've been alternating with these exercizes every day.

Will this have any lasting benefits? And what should I do after I've gained some physical stamina?

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Old 11-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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Re: I've never exercised before - does this sound like a good beginning routine?

Push ups are difficult. I've been doing strength training regularly for a year, and I still don't have the strength to do more than a few standard pushups. My trainer has me doing them at an angle, and I've been getting better that way. Try using the ledge of a low window, or the edge of a low counter, and do them that way. Building up the kind of strength that will allow you to do several standard push ups will take some time, but don't give up.

Running is still a hard thing for me as well. I really dislike it, and thus I only do it when forced to, for about ten minutes twice per week. Again, to build up stamina, it takes constant training. I intend to start building my running endurance. I want to still be able to use my knees when I turn 50.

It's good to have goals, but remember it's a journey, not a destination. The more you do, the stronger you'll get, as long as you keep pushing yourself to do more than what is comfortable.

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