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How To Get Back In Shape

 Before you start working out, make sure you get a full physical from your doctor and a letter that says you can do physical activity. Many gyms and aerobics centers will require this before they let you start.

Depending on how much time has passed since your last regular exercise, it is recommended to start slowly and gradually increase your workout to more difficult levels.

It's generally recommended that you start out in the gym with just the treadmill and life cycle for the first week or 2. This helps to wake up the muscles and slowly prepare you for a tougher workout.

You will generally want to find a speed on the treadmill that is a pace you can follow with little discomfort and do it for 20 minutes. After that, take a break for 5 minutes, stretch a little and drink some water, then go back and increase the speed a little, then do another 20 minutes.

Remember, pushing yourself too far is taking a bet you may not be able to live with. In a casino you can put everything you have on the roulette table and maybe you win and maybe you lose, but in the gym if you push too hard you can die, so take it easy.

A lot of people make the mistake of going back to an exercise program and going all out trying to get back into shape in just an hour, well, let me tell you, that's not going to work. The only thing it will do is hurt you badly the next day and you won't be able to train that day, and it will make you quickly lose interest in the gym. Discomfort in pain ok is not.

Depending on how long since your last workout, I recommend training 4 or 5 days a week. It may seem like a lot, but if you were trying to win a poker tournament, you would go to a casino or an online casino and poker room to practice almost every day, right? So you will have to do the same with the gym.

Working out 5 days a week doesn't necessarily mean you have to hit the gym every day. I recommend the gym 3 times a week and the other day or 2 you can just take a long brisk walk around your neighborhood. Try to vary your activities so that you don't work the same parts of your body 2 days in a row.

Most pros will tell you that if you're working your arms and chest on a Monday, don't exercise those muscles again for at least 48 hours. This is to give the muscles time to heal and grow. It is this tension and rest of the muscle that makes it grow, not just training. If all you did every day was work the same muscle group over a few days, the muscle would be more likely to tear in a painful experience and the only thing you could do for several months would be gamble in a casino online from your laptop in bed.