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Old 03-23-2011, 09:33 PM
 
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Smile exercise leading to a shapely figure!

Hi!! I used to be overweight, and last year I lost weight by exercising a lot and controlling my food. I walked every morning for 1hr. But the reuslt was dissapointing cos though I lost weight myfigure didnt shape up, nor did I lose the tyres. I again put on wieght. Now, I am exercising 20 minutes on the "time works " machine, and 5 minutes on the " ab king pro". Can i get a shapely figure if I stick to this. How effective is the time works in giving a shapely figure and not just causing weight loss!
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:06 AM
 
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First of all, we are all first shaped by genes. Secondly, most of what we can do ourselves is determined by resistance training.


I'm not familiar with the machines you mentioned, but some sort of full body resistance workout would be your best bet.

Doing the same thing over and over isn't the optimal way to fitness.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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I second the resistance training.

For example, squats do wonders for the butt...
training upper body gives shapelier shoulders/arms.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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Hi!! I used to be overweight, and last year I lost weight by exercising a lot and controlling my food. I walked every morning for 1hr. But the reuslt was dissapointing cos though I lost weight myfigure didnt shape up, nor did I lose the tyres. I again put on wieght. Now, I am exercising 20 minutes on the "time works " machine, and 5 minutes on the " ab king pro". Can i get a shapely figure if I stick to this. How effective is the time works in giving a shapely figure and not just causing weight loss!
1) No you cannot get a shapely figure if you stick to this.
2) The time works machine is a gadget and also after 1 month your body will have adapted to it so that 20 minutes a day will be easy for you and will do nothing other than help you maintain the way you are.
3) You need a real fitness program - one which changes and evolves as your body does. You also probably need a real fitness coach/trainer to develop the program/maintain your focus on it OR you can go with something like p90x would work for you if you have enough self-discipline/desire to change.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:05 PM
 
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Doing the same thing over and over isn't the optimal way to fitness.
Well, the OP seems like a novice with exercise and walking an hour a day is surely putting them on the road to fitness. I think for novices, consistency must be built up before they can tackle "true" fitness.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:28 PM
 
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Well, Its really true, I really like this thread... please tell me how can I reduce my weight that is increase day by day... I am 22 years old and I am over weight according to my age, How can I maintain myself... Please tell me about any fitness training center near to this area...! Thank you..
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:52 AM
 
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Eat 1200 calories a day and walk a half hour a day... then build up your walking. You will lose weight rapidly at first, then more slowly. But we'd have to know how tall you are and how much you currently weigh.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:36 AM
 
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1) BMI for me at least isn't a good indicator of anything - I'm way below statistical target weight for men of my height and age... but I look and feel great. I firmly agree that weight shouldn't be of concern to the OP.
2) Instead of weight, I think the OP should/could focus on something like dress size. She wants to look and feel good, so I recommend focusing on working out doing compound exercises which will work her muscles which will lead to a higher metabolism, which will then potentially lead to better health and figure shape (given that diet is decent too), and smaller dress size. None of this is difficult to understand and it is well proven to work.
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