A good thread, which I'll pin... however our standard disclaimer (sort of) applies, along with a note that if you're considering starting a fitness regime from scratch, then the usual advice is to consult with a professional and/or speak to your doctor first.
I'd just like to add the following;
I am a qualified Level 2, Gym/Fitness Instructor, so, usually my advice will be correct, however, we all make mistakes. So please bare that in mind .
Always consult a Doctor or Fitness professional before undertaking any exercise plan, this is most relevant to people;
- Who have been diagnosed with High Blood Pressure
- Who experience/have experienced chest pain during exercise
- Who are taking certain prescribed medicines
- Who experience joint pain of who have a diagnosed joint problem
- Who are a bit lighter or heavier than their "ideal weight"
Remember always warm up before & cool down after exercise!!!
Always drink plenty of water, before, during & after exercise!!!
Don't push yourself too hard, you'll only get injured!!!
Sorry, I should have made it a bit clearer.
By Maximum Efficiency, I mean to travel further and not be out of breath as much.
Ahhhhhh, it becomes clear
What is your current fitness level? (In your opinion)
Do you exercise regularly? (How many times a week & for how long)
What exercise have you carried out before?
These questions will help give a better picture of your activity level, so that myself, Waddy, or both of us can give you the best advice possible.
Edited by Romeo29, 05 April 2009 - 09:33 PM.