i was just curious of my current regiment with walking 30-40-50 minutes a day and other days a 25-30 minutes areobics dvd get me under 300 combined with a good diet?
I think you’re asking if what you’re doing will get you under 300 lbs?
If so, likely yes. If you are really over 300, then literally just making better food choices would get you to start dropping weight.
Diet is the most important thing for you, so when you say “good diet”, good is relative to the goal. Post your diet and people can give better feedback.
That said, I would still recommend some weight training. Even 2-3 times a week to start would be beneficial while you’re losing weight.
i just feel guilty because some days on the treadmill i can bump up the incline increase the speed and feel good, some days i just can huber around 3.0 3.1 with no incline just so it doesnt kill me.sometimes i feel i havent done enough and i want to start lifting could you refer me to the stronglifts program read out a simple version i read up on it some but i did not get the warm up reps part and when to increase weight as you progress could any of you guys break it down for me here are what my lifting numbers look like
over head press 55
bench press 80 with breif pause in the middle of my sets
i cant do chin ups or push ups
could you also refer me to some form videos as well
how do i work these numbers into strong lifts how soon will i make gains how long should the session take with all pros i finished the session in under 30 minutes which didnt feel suffeicent enough
If I were you, I wouldn’t get too caught up on your lifting #'s until further down the road. Focus on disciplining yourself to stay as active and consistent as possible with diet and activity. Don’t feel guilty if some of your workouts are not as intense as others but don’t use that as an excuse to be lazy either. If you want to learn exercises there is a huge library of how to videos on this site, click on the video tab at the top of the screen.
Good points already made here. I would recommend replacing the aerobics with weight training - a beginners program like Stronglifts or Starting Strength (starting with very light weights as your body acclimates itself and you develop proper technique). Building strength and muscle will go a long way towards your weight loss goal. You can keep the low intensity cardio going (walking, for example) on off days to improve cardiovascular performance and promote fat loss without affecting recovery from the lifting. It’s a win-win in my book.
Just my $0.02.
Echoing Souldozer here.
Get “Starting Strength” book and/or DVD. Getting technique right is crucial, especially in the learning phase. And having a program laid out for you that is simple is useful for beginners.
This will have you lifting 3 days per week. 4 basic exercise (squat, deadlift, overhead press, bench press) Start light.
3 of the other days per week, do low-intensity cardio. 20-40 minutes. Whatever you like. Walking is free and can be done anywhere.
Leave one day for resting.
Clean up your diet. You’ll need 200g of protein per day. Do what you must to get it. Fill in the rest of your calories secondary to protein. Usually tossing out or severely limiting sugary foods, high simple carbs (white breads and the like) and sweet drinks (empty calories) along with junk foods is enough at first. Don’t worry about micro managing this. Get your protein FIRST, then eat the rest of your food.
Do this for 6 months and then re-evaluate. This is a marathon, not a sprint. These changes are for life.