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Best full body exercise?(19 Posts)
Hi all anyone got some ideas of a workout or class that exercises most of the body i nees to lose loads of weight. Put many kilos on with my second pregnancy! I hate being so fat its uncomfortable and feel horrible.
Exercise is good for your health and fitness levels, but the overwhelming factor is your intake of food I'm afraid.
I believe they say it is 80% diet and only 20% exercise.
If you are a decent swimmer, then swimming is probably the best, all round exercise as - with a good stroke - you exercise all your body.
A lot depends on your lifestyle though - obviously you need to be near a pool and have the money to pay to swim each time. A lot of people prefer running or exercising in their front room with a workout tape.
the best one though is to find something you enjoy - that way you are more likely to stick with it. Could be dancing or running or swimming or fitness classes at your gym or zumba or a team sport or Military Fitness in the park.
Some will depend on how much overweight you are, and how confident you are etc. in the first place.
Do something you enjoy it’s half the battle. Clubbercise or Zumba. Speed walk and talk with a good friend or neighbour etc. Once you start feeling better and healthier you can then crack the diet.
Thanks guys, i do like boxing style exercise, but i have 2 small children of one is in nursery the other is not. So hes always with me. Got no one to help look after him. So its a bit of a "between a rock and a hard place" situation. There are the home workouts but i cant stick to them. If i had someone to go with to boxercise or zumba it would help a lot. But only recently moved here
Plank. Burpees. Star jumps.
I'm in a similar situation. I go walking up hills as fast as I can with my DD in the buggy whilst the older one is in preschool. I also try and do 20-30 mins on youtube once the kids are in bed. That feels manageable so I'm much more likely to do it.
There's some great HIT workouts that get good results without spending hours. But I'm actually working through yoga with Adrienne at the moment. It's helping with my SAD in the depths of winter.
Running and some weight-work such as Bodypump.
Combine with swimming for asking pressure off the joints and regulating breathing.
If you can afford it research gyms with a creche. Our leisure centre has one, timed so mums can get to classes.
And if you like boxing type exercise you'll know to look out for Les Mills Body combat, but also Mossa Group Fight is AWESOME (newly qualified instructor <preens>). It's not very well known but it is growing...
However if you really can't get childcare, get the Les Mills Online app. £10 per month, unlimited access to absolutely hundreds of LM classes: combat, bodypump, grit, body attack etc etc. It's amazing value. Pick up an old barbell and some weight plates off gumtree, that's all the equipment you need.
You can't beat Gillian Michaels 30 Day Shred or Ripped in 30 for an at-home, time-efficient workout!
Pilates, yoga, boxercise, zumba, swimming, running. There's a class I've yet to go to called Bodycombat which claims to burn up to 740 calories which is a massive amount for a 45 minute class. As well as cardio, pilates, yoga, LBT/ABT (Legs bums and tums/abs bums & tums) are great at building your muscle tone.
I'd try to combine resistance training with cardio classes. You don't need anyone to go with. Everyone at my classes is there alone.
As PP has said, if it's weight loss you're after, it's mostly in the diet.
Your situation makes it difficult to get to a gym/pool so do what little bits of exercise you can in your home/ daily routine- speedwalking/ jogging with DC2 in buggy; do 30 squats every time you're waiting for the kettle to boil etc etc. But really, try and cut back the carbs/ calories to 1200 - unless you're still BFing?
Thank you everyone i really appreciate the advice. Will look for a gym with a creche also. Thank you all so much x
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For me, barbell squats and deadlifts
Swimming isn't the best exercise. It's gentle on the joints but probably won't make you out of breath.
The suggestion upthread of running and body pump is.
Only eat meals, and base them on veg and protein.
Walk a lot if you can't run. It's good for you.
Thank you everyone for the advice now have to make some time for myself to actually do it.
The best way is to think of however much you don't want to do it, you'll feel a lot better about after you've been.
Also if you are not very toned, you see results very quickly especially if you eat lean - think, if you went to 2 weights type classes a week (say body pump monday and wednesday) and put a lot of effort in, by the 4th class you'd think wow, it's working.
There are loads of different classes and some are fun.
"Swimming isn't the best exercise. It's gentle on the joints but probably won't make you out of breath."
It hasn't got a good record for weightloss. It's also bad for your skin and hair so not something to pick up unless you already enjoy it imo.