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Subject: Book or web site for gym workouts
Date Posted: 3/3/2009 10:55 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2007
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I have rejoined a gym and, although the people that work there give a little help, they are mostly there to show new people what to do.  Then, of course, you have the option of hiring a personal trainer (which I'm not planning to do).  I am looking for a book or web site that recommends the best work-outs at a gym for someone of my age (59).  I'd like something that tells which cardio machines do what, how much to do on them, how to increase time on the machines, etc. 

I spent a while at Barnes and Noble looking for such a book and couldn't find what I wanted.  Any suggestions?

Date Posted: 3/8/2009 1:47 PM ET
Member Since: 6/11/2007
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Jillian Michael's books are great. You could just do a google search as well.

Try magazines too. Self mag, fittness mag, prevention, Shape, etc are all great.

Date Posted: 3/10/2009 5:47 PM ET
Member Since: 10/26/2005
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I checked this book out from the library and loved it!  I've used a lot of the exercises in my toning class and they are amazing!  http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9781402751424-Kim+Lyons+Your+Body+Your+Life+The+12Week+Program+to+Optimum+Physical+Mental+Emotional+Fitness


I have it on my wishlist now.  I'm 24 of 26...but maybe you can check it out at the library!  :)  It has great recipes, too.

Date Posted: 4/2/2009 1:26 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2005
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Bally has videos of how to use the machines on theirs--which is useful if you're trying to figure out what on earth that machine is for.  I don't know any other websites to check, really, but I'm sure if you do a search you'd find a ton.

Date Posted: 4/4/2009 7:51 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2007
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Thanks, all.  I have started going to different websites.  Also, I've discovered the Prevention web site and am learning many things from that.

Date Posted: 4/9/2009 10:27 PM ET
Member Since: 1/15/2009
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I am a personal trainer and the best advice i can offer you is start slow, always warm up, try to push yourself a little bit each time, always stretch at the end of your workout, and the best exercise is the one you enjoy the most.  And remember, a little exercise is better than none on those days when you are too busy, too tired, or just don't feel like it :)

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 11:25 PM ET
Member Since: 8/21/2008
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Vivian try www.exercisetv.tv