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Hi there ๐Ÿ˜Œ

I havenโ€™t posted in sooooo long but since my last post Iโ€™ve joined a gym. I started with the basics, causal walk on the treadmill and a little ride on the bike. I started to become more confident and moved on to the rower, cross trainer and running on the treadmill. (Go me๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ)

Iโ€™ve recently started using the weight machines, so chest press, leg press, shoulder press etc. So Iโ€™m just wondering what apps are recommended for adding these type of workouts to Apple health/ fit bit.

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Sorry stoneage techie dinasaur cannot help.

As far as the gym if you are new to it, get an hour session with a gym staff member to run through all the equipment and a separate hour on programmes to start you off with your goals. TWO HOURS. Well spent. Our chap will even give you two hours straight if there is no following appointment. For the same small hourly fee. They know there stuff.

I do all body workout in resistance m/cs mixed with 20 min intervals of each alternating from groups of strength m/cs to cardio.5x20 mins.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Hope this helps.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


Iโ€™ve spoke to a staff member in the gym and they are always more than helpful educating on what can be big scary machines at the start. Theyโ€™re always around and eager to help, encourage or give advice.

I have no idea what all this gym language is ๐Ÿ™ˆ what is m/cs? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


Machines, sorry a very old engineer.๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Very interesting on Trust me a Doctor on Resistance Machines all movement yields the same benefit whether heavy load or light load. People just preferred to push against some resistance than low.

Lower the load the more reps per set and obviously takes longer.

It is all good movement.

NHS One You ,recommends 2-3 hours per week of strength.

Hope this helps.๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


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