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What are good exercise options when starting out?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 03, 2012 at 2:28 AM

I have been Paleo for about 3 weeks now. I changed my diet first and now know that i need to add exercise. (Duh) I have never been anything close to athletic and my current physique is indicative of that (5'8", 275lbs) I am operating with zero funds but i am saving my money to join a cross fit gym when i have more than 2 dollars to rub together(read at least 6+ months). What are the proper exercises i can be doing at this point and how frequently? any suggestions are helpful, as long as they are serious. I will say i am already feeling better! Thanks in advance.

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That is why starting with regular pushups and working your way up to something more advanced is a good option

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Handstand pushups are rather advanced, especially at 275lbs.

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yes! I really like nerdfitness...simple vids & routines for beginners and work arounds for people who don't have equipment/can't go to gym

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on August 03, 2012
at 03:22 AM

Personally, I despise running, but even I can make myself do some sprints. The interval training is soooo much more effective than the traditional jogging anyhow! Try alternating between walking and sprinting around your neighborhood, then go to a grassy spot (or home) and do push-ups (whatever version works for you), supermans, leg lifts, and maybe some jumping jacks. Do however much so that by the end, you feel like you want to die.

Repeat every 2-4 days. :)

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on August 03, 2012
at 04:16 AM

Try something like the Angry Birds workout plan:

http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2011/03/10/angry-birds-workout-plan/

Or beginner bodyweight workout:

http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2009/12/09/beginner-body-weight-workout-burn-fat-build-muscle/

Both of these will help get your foundation ready for crossfit.

You should also incorporate some metabolic work, the Couch to 5K exercise plan is a great way to start, though you should not be aiming for "chronic cardio"--the run/walk/sprint approach is much healthier. Start with just a 20 minute walk every day if you haven't been exercising at all. Then after two weeks, start the Couch to 5K week 1!

Good luck!

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on August 03, 2012
at 04:24 AM

yes! I really like nerdfitness...simple vids & routines for beginners and work arounds for people who don't have equipment/can't go to gym

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on August 03, 2012
at 08:03 AM

Check out your local park. Sometimes they have playgrounds and workout stations that can offer things like pull-up bars and other obstacle course-type features to make workouts more interesting -- and free. When you get the money saved up for it, I also recommend considering Brazilian Jiu Jitsu before you sign up for Cross-fit. It's not cheap, but in my experience has been completely worth it. Good luck!

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on August 03, 2012
at 11:54 AM

Also ou can do bodyweight movements. Pushups, dips off the end of the coffee table, ass to grass squats, ect. When you start crossfit it will be much easier if you are able to do things like pullups or handstand pushups

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on August 04, 2012
at 10:57 AM

That is why starting with regular pushups and working your way up to something more advanced is a good option

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on August 03, 2012
at 12:00 PM

Handstand pushups are rather advanced, especially at 275lbs.

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