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Joined the gym...best exercises???

S: 16st6lb C: 16st2lb G: 11st8lb BMI: 35.4 Loss: 0st4lb(1.74%)
#1
Well I took the first step last night and signed up for the gym.

I really need to get my a**e in gear and decided this was the best way. I used to enjoy the gym so it can't do any harm, but my question is what are the best fat burning exercises to do?
 
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S: 10st11lb C: 10st2.5lb G: 9st4lb Loss: 0st8.5lb(5.63%)
#2
Well done!
I asked one of the gym staff to set me a routine. I told her what areas i wanted to target and she wrote a plan.
It really helped me
 

Circes

Strutting her stuff
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
#3
At any decent gym you should get an induction and they will help you put together a programme based on what you are wanting to achieve. But you will need to do a combination of cardiovascular exercise to burn the calories eg treadmill, bikes, cross trainer, and weight training for toning.
 

Hannahkw1

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S: 15st3.5lb C: 12st10.5lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 26.4 Loss: 2st7lb(16.39%)
#4
Obviously it depends on a lot of factors, such as how often you will be going to the gym and for how long each gym session will be. Ill list my workouts below:
Monday - training - 20 mins cross trainer (low-moderate intensity), 20 mins strength training shoulders and triceps, 20 mins treadmill (low-moderate intensity)
Tuesday - cardio only - 10 mins cross trainer, 10 mins stepper, 5 mins rower, 5 mins bike, 10 mins treadmill (high intensity)
Wednesday - training - 20 mins cross trainer (low-moderate intensity), 20 mins strength training lower body, 20 mins treadmill (low-moderate intensity)
Thursday - cardio only - 10 mins cross trainer, 10 mins stepper, 5 mins rower, 5 mins bike, 10 mins treadmill (high intensity)
Friday - training - 20 mins cross trainer (low-moderate intensity), 20 mins strength training biceps, chest and back, 20 mins treadmill (low-moderate intensity)

Rest Sat and Sun.

If you would like further info on exercises etc just let me know - I do around 3 exercises per body part.
:D
 
S: 21st0lb C: 13st4lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 30 Loss: 7st10lb(36.73%)
#5
I've been putting together my own programmes for years now, I've had loads of trainers put some together for me and I just pick and choose the best bits. I usually start with some cardio (whatever machine I fancy) then some weights (Arms one day, legs the next and then core on the third day) then some more cardio before a cool down. Change your programme every 4 - 6 weeks so that you don't get bored and your body doesn't get used to it and keep your body guessing, mix it up!
Joining a gym was the best thing I ever did and I just couldn't be without one now!
 
S: 16st6lb C: 16st2lb G: 11st8lb BMI: 35.4 Loss: 0st4lb(1.74%)
#6
Thanks. To start with I'll be going 3 times a week for about 45 mins each time.

I've been in today for a look round so I know where everything is. There is about 2 weeks wait for an induction at the times I can get there so I'll just see how u go for now. I know how to use the machines I just need to find the right program for me
 
S: 12st9.5lb C: 11st12lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 29.4 Loss: 0st11.5lb(6.48%)
#7
Ive just started a program, well i'm 4 weeks in.....

I'm not the fitest of people and he told me to do 2 days cardio and 1 day cardio and weights. I also do Zumba 1 day a week.

Today i have done 20 mins on the treadmil walking for 1 minute running for 1 minute ( gonna start on 2 minutes running 1 minute walking next week). I then do the X-trainer for 20 minutes and then 1000 meters on the rower.

When i do my weights i do several different ones that are to tone the areas i want to change so specific to me.

You'll do it, the hardest part for me is getting there!! :)
 
#8
Cardio is king. Sustained for as long as possible at a high intensity.
(I completely agree with HIIT, but argue its just not possible in the gym, and is best used as a tool to increase stamina needed for prolonged cardio, as well as building short muscle which can benefit long muscle)
Followed by free weights.
 


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