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How do you make strength training a routine?

Friday, December 04, 2009

I'm hoping people can give me some ideas about how they made strength training part of their routine. I have been really struggling with doing strength training consistently enough to yield any results. It's not that I don't like to do it, in fact, I don't mind it at all. I think the problem for me is that, because I don't do it every day, it's hard to make it part of my daily habit like my morning walks with a buddy. By the time I remember I am supposed to do it, it's usually too late (close to bedtime).

So, fellow Sparkers, I'd love to hear your creative suggestions on how you make it part of your routine (or how you think I can get into a good habit with this thing I am not supposed to do every day).

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    I am a huge fan of The Firm DVDs. They have some great work outs that are just weight routines. Many of the DVD's have short 10 minute versions of the routine. Just to let you know, they can be rough. I would recommend using the beginner suggestions and not adding too much weight in beginning. I have done that and then been too sore to do it for the rest of the week. Good luck!
    4150 days ago
    Wow, no comments? I guess no one saw this yet. Try posting it in the "Living with Hypothyroidism" forum on the Hypothyroid's... Join Together team. See if you don't get a better response. Really, on SparkPeople you can do strength training everyday. (just not the same muscle groups every day). Just go to your "My Fitness" page and click on "Change Fitness Goals". There you can click on what you would like to work each day. The key is to warm up first so I would suggest that you make time for it after your morning walks. Hope this helps you!
    4163 days ago
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