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I'm looking to spice up my exercise routines. I'm a relative beginner and am still obese so the exercises I can do are still limited. I'm interested in gaining strength so I can do a wider range of exercises. So I wanted to ask what are your favorite exercises/routines and why?

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Water aerobics, biking, and various youtube walking videos (I especially like "Reps to the Rhythm")

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I have been walking and biking. My leg are getting pretty strong but I noticed that my upper body was not. I decided to add in rowing and some weights for toning. My nutritionist also said the varying my exercise may help me get past my stall. It seems to be helping both the toning and the stall.

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12 hours ago, AnnaTM said:

I have been walking and biking. My leg are getting pretty strong but I noticed that my upper body was not. I decided to add in rowing and some weights for toning. My nutritionist also said the varying my exercise may help me get past my stall. It seems to be helping both the toning and the stall.

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That's a great point about varying exercises to not let your body get used to just one thing. I've also heard that circuit training is a huge help at preventing that plateau effect.

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A mixture of straight cardio (walk, run, row, bike, ski, swim...), strength training (weight lifting) and HIIT (high-intensity interval training). I do CrossFit (started when I was at my heaviest weight), but it is expensive and takes about a month to get used to the intensity. I have never been stronger, though.

As an example, today's workout was bench press (10-8-6-4 reps at increasing weights), then what in CrossFit-speak is called an EMOM (every minute on the minute). Every 3 minutes, 15 calories on the stationary bike and 15 box jumps. Do that 5 times.

It was probably only about 40 minutes worth of actual work including a 7-minute warmup, but it's intense.

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