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I'm 65 female and just starting

From: glamorousgolfer
Posted: Oct-23 08:22 PM via the Mobile app (1 of 5)

Where should I start? Obviously I can't begin where a 30 year old does. I don't have a lot of weight to lose, although 10 lbs foe me is a big deal, but I definitely want to get in shape and CHANGE my shape.
Where should I start? Obviously I can't begin where a 30 year old does. I don't have a lot of weight to lose, although 10 lbs foe me is a big deal, but I definitely want to get in shape and CHANGE my shape.

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From: SunnyDay2012
To: glamorousgolfer
Posted: Oct-23 08:38 PM (2 of 5)

glamorousgolfer - Welcome,  Here are a few suggestions from the "Ask Jillian"section concerning the exercise program. Hope it helps....

Q:
It's been a long time since I exercised, and there is no way I can do some of these exercises. I don't want to hurt myself, but I do want what I can do to be effective. What do you suggest?

JILLIAN SAYS: Smart... very smart. I’m proud of you for being aware and understanding your limitations, without giving up! Injuring yourself can put you out of the game for weeks and we DON'T want that at all. So, here are some tips for making things a bit easier:

  • Try the exercise with less weight
  • Try doing less repetitions of the exercise
  • Try a modification of the exercise (like “girl” push-ups, on your hands and knees, instead of the regular version)
  • If there is no modification and you simply can't do a particular exercise, find a different exercise for the same muscle group that you can do and substitute the easier exercise for the harder one (like wall sits instead of squats or jogging in place instead of jumping rope).
The more you continue to try, the stronger you will get and soon Level 1 will be child’s play for you!
glamorousgolfer - Welcome,  Here are a few suggestions from the "Ask Jillian"section concerning the exercise program. Hope it helps....

Q:
It's been a long time since I exercised, and there is no way I can do some of these exercises. I don't want to hurt myself, but I do want what I can do to be effective. What do you suggest?

JILLIAN SAYS: Smart... very smart. I’m proud of you for being aware and understanding your limitations, without giving up! Injuring yourself can put you out of the game for weeks and we DON'T want that at all. So, here are some tips for making things a bit easier:

  • Try the exercise with less weight
  • Try doing less repetitions of the exercise
  • Try a modification of the exercise (like “girl” push-ups, on your hands and knees, instead of the regular version)
  • If there is no modification and you simply can't do a particular exercise, find a different exercise for the same muscle group that you can do and substitute the easier exercise for the harder one (like wall sits instead of squats or jogging in place instead of jumping rope).
The more you continue to try, the stronger you will get and soon Level 1 will be child’s play for you!

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From: georgina710
To: SunnyDay2012
Posted: Oct-24 07:47 AM (3 of 5)

Hello SunnyDay, take the advice from the expert's ~ less weight when working out if any at first.  I find doing the 30 day shred a bit easier (level 1) then the 5 circuit daily plan she has laid out for you for your weekly w/o. Her menu gives you lot's to choose from, I improvise depending what I have in my fridg/freezer. This Friday will be my 3rd week, thus far I've lost 4 lbs., so I know it works, it's just doing it!  

Good luck and YOU CAN DO IT, 

Gina in AZ
 
Hello SunnyDay, take the advice from the expert's ~ less weight when working out if any at first.  I find doing the 30 day shred a bit easier (level 1) then the 5 circuit daily plan she has laid out for you for your weekly w/o. Her menu gives you lot's to choose from, I improvise depending what I have in my fridg/freezer. This Friday will be my 3rd week, thus far I've lost 4 lbs., so I know it works, it's just doing it!  

Good luck and YOU CAN DO IT, 

Gina in AZ
 

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From: coxhealthfit
To: glamorousgolfer
Posted: Oct-24 11:34 AM (4 of 5)

You can start off with walking, definitely light weights but if you can afford get a few sessions with a trainer they can show you basic moves and make sure you are doing them correctly.  They can help you prevent injury and give you an idea of where you should start. Some trainers will give you a free assessment to help you decide where to start too.  If you have gym membership make sure they show you how to you use the equipment there. Try a class at the gym to get started. it is social and helps you push through a workout. 
You can start off with walking, definitely light weights but if you can afford get a few sessions with a trainer they can show you basic moves and make sure you are doing them correctly.  They can help you prevent injury and give you an idea of where you should start. Some trainers will give you a free assessment to help you decide where to start too.  If you have gym membership make sure they show you how to you use the equipment there. Try a class at the gym to get started. it is social and helps you push through a workout. 

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From: glamorousgolfer
To: ALL
Posted: Oct-24 01:33 PM (5 of 5)

Thx everyone. By the time I received these replies (my Internet was problematic) I forged my way thru. Actually had little to no trouble. I have exercised in the past so I knew the moves. The one problem I had was that I've not been able to access the warm up, so I started cold and I'm paying the piper today. Every muscle I'd forgotten I had is yelling at me. Do I plow thru again today or do I give them a chance to recuperate? Anybody have those warm up exercises? I don't know why I cannot open those files.
Thx everyone. By the time I received these replies (my Internet was problematic) I forged my way thru. Actually had little to no trouble. I have exercised in the past so I knew the moves. The one problem I had was that I've not been able to access the warm up, so I started cold and I'm paying the piper today. Every muscle I'd forgotten I had is yelling at me. Do I plow thru again today or do I give them a chance to recuperate? Anybody have those warm up exercises? I don't know why I cannot open those files.

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