How To Start Exercising With Eyes-Free Fitness® Part Two
In my last post, I spoke about finding the absolute beginner workouts. Today, I am going to take it to the next level.
Cardio Level One is an upbeat, basic workout. You are on your feet for 30 minutes, so you should be comfortable standing when doing all or part of this workout. It really gets your heart pumping but it is easy to figure out where to take breaks. For example, you can stop after one circuit if you want to go for 15 minutes. It is low impact. When I find the workout is not as challenging as it once was, I like to add light hand weights to take it up a notch.
Sculpting With Weights Level Oneworks major muscle groups with standing and mat exercises. To do this workout, you will need to be able to get on and off the floor. This workout tones your entire body, which is essential for better balance and improved posture. Developed muscles burn more calories, and support your joints. This workout uses hand weights in any size. You can start with canned goods or bottles of water, which can be under a pound, and progress to actual hand weights at whatever weight you find challenging. It is important to increase the weight slowly over time. You should plan to do this every other day so muscles can both rest and grow.
Cardio Level Two increases the challenge with higher impact moves. You can always modify these to make them easier or harder if something doesn’t work for you. Shana, the fitness instructor, mentions some ways of doing the exercises, and the exercise descriptions give additional suggestions.
Sculpting with Weights Level Two moves into more complex exercises. They are called, “compound exercises” because they will work more muscle groups at the same time. For example, you might be working your lower body by doing squats while lifting weights over your head. You can always add more weight to make it more challenging. I like to alternate all four of these workouts according to how I am feeling on any given day.
All of these routines have supplementary audio and text descriptions. These descriptions will help you understand the breakdown of each move with modifications. It is a good idea to listen to these at least once.
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