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    Exercise at 16st?

    Is it worth doing toning exercises, weights, sit-ups etc when you have so much excess flab or am I better to stick to cardio until I get to a more acceptable weight? X
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    I do toning exercises, and I'm in the 16s at the moment. I lift weights 3x a week. I've lost a lot more (and lost it more steadily) doing that compared to when I was just doing cardio. I'd say do it now! No sense in putting it off. Just listen to your body and don't overdo it. xx



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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Space Princess View Post
    I do toning exercises, and I'm in the 16s at the moment. I lift weights 3x a week. I've lost a lot more (and lost it more steadily) doing that compared to when I was just doing cardio. I'd say do it now! No sense in putting it off. Just listen to your body and don't overdo it. xx
    Awesome will do thanks xx
    Long term goal: Lose 9st12lb (138lbs) - get down to 9st from 18st12lb
    2014- lost 3st1lb (15st11lbs)
    Jan 2015 lost 6lbs (15st5lb) Feb lost 4.5lbs (15st0.5lb) Mar lost 2.5lbs (14st12lb)
    April:
    3/4/15- sts (14st12lbs)
    10/4/15- gained 1lb (14st13lbs)
    17/4/15- -3.7lbs (14st9.3lbs)
    24/4/15-
    mini goals:
    lose 4st (14st12lb) 27/3/15
    Moo's Challenge - lose 12lbs in 12 weeks - from 27/3/15-19/6/15 (get to 14st) 3 down 9 to go
    Get halfway (13st9lb)
    lose 7st2lb (obese to overweight bmi - 11st10lb)
    http://www.minimins.com/weight-loss-...althy-bmi.html
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    There is a great workout to do called 30 day shred. I think level 1 is on youtube for free. That's a 25min work out. Warm up/cool down. The 3 lots of 321. 3mins toning, 2 mins cardio, 1 min abs.

    Maybe try that. Its by Jillian Michaels.

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    I too am starting close to the 16 stone mark. I out on 3.5 in pregnancy.

    I'm planning on doing the 30 day shred followed by Ripped in 30. Both Jillian Michaels DVDs. After those I might try her body revolution program. The advantage to these DVDs is that they are only 30 minutes a day, which I'm hoping I'll be able to squeeze in with a 6 week old!

    I have Turbo fire and Chalean Extreme but think I need to loose some bulk before starting in those.

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    Weight training exercises burns more calories than cardio.. I would do hours of cardio (hours is extreme ha) and noticed my shape not changing much at all, once I started doing weight training I started getting the shape I wanted and toned you all over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amzee26 View Post
    Weight training exercises burns more calories than cardio.. I would do hours of cardio (hours is extreme ha) and noticed my shape not changing much at all, once I started doing weight training I started getting the shape I wanted and toned you all over.
    Yes you want to try a routine with high intensity interval training, with will raise your metabolism so you will continue to burn fat after you leave the gym.





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