Up The Cardio ,If You'Ve Upped The Strength Training!
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I had lost 10 lbs.the 1st month with strength training,then hit a plateau for 3-4 days.I upped the cardio on advice from a fellow Sparker and it got my weight loss going again!
Note: I am running more than before-was up to 3 mi/wk .Am trying for 5-6/wk.I strength train w/ Soloflex machine1-2x/wk and 2 1/2 hr 1x/wk at gym=Yoga-1hr./Gravity Machinew/trainer-30min./Trea dmill-40-60min.wogging w/incline at 3-4%.
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For me, incorporating strength training in the early stages was hard. My secret? Since you are drinking more, you will be going to the bathroom more. Use that as a reminder to do something for strength. Upon your return, do a quick set of squats or wall push ups, or if you work in a highrise bldg, use the restroom two floor up or down and use the stairs to do step ups or calf raises.
When I am at work, I take strength training breaks twice a day.
In the bathroom, I do 2 reps of wall push-ups, 2 reps of wall rocking (chair rocking without the chair), wall squats, standing adduction and standing abduction, just to name a few. If anything can be done standing. Take 5-10 minutes of you down time or break time to add a little strength training.104
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