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Firefighter80 posted:
Im Confused!!!!!
Im 29 y/o and I'm according to the BMI Obese @ 301, and 6'1. I was hitting the gym on a regular basis last spring, I went for about a few months, and I got caught busy and never went back. Last year I weighed 292. I have gained weight since, and i hate it. I know, if i don't do somerthing now, that Im going to have more problems later. I'm here to seek for some guidance,

I've read, it seems everyone has an opinion bout this or that, so what is the apprpriate frequency for workouts , including cardio and strength? I'm also a volunteer firefighter, and I want to build some endurance as well, but i don't want to over do it. I do have a gym membership as well.

Any info would be helpful
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Rich Weil, MEd, CDE responded:
The guideline for health and fitness from the American College of Sports Medicine for American adults is to do 20-60 minutes of continuous aerobic activity, 3-5 times a week, at 60-90% of max heart rate, and 2-3 days of resistance training. Resistance training should be one set of 8-10 exercises that condition the major muscle groups, 2-3 days per week, 8-12 repetitions of each exercise. 10-15 repetitions may be more appropriate for older and more frail persons (approximately 50-60 yr of age and above). Multiple-set regimens may provide greater benefits if time allows.

You can read more here:

http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/index.html

http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/default.aspx
 
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Firefighter80 replied to Rich Weil, MEd, CDE's response:
Thnx for the info. Give's me something to start with.
 
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Rich Weil, MEd, CDE replied to Firefighter80's response:
You're welcome.


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