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rianevans
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My better half has expressed interest in starting an exercise routine, but I'm still working on breaking all the weight training misconceptions and dogma haha. She's very intelligent, but, as you're all too aware, the fitness industry constantly propagates the myth that weight training will make women bulky. I'm slowly de-brainwashing her, but for now she is interested in a home workout DVD she can do from home.

She is interested in the new Kim Kardashian exercise DVD. I am assuming this is because Kim is "curvy" looking while still coming across as fit. In any case, I can't imagine Kim is much of an authority when it comes to exercise, and I don't like any program that makes outlandish claims like "fit in your jeans by Friday!"

Honestly, I'm thrilled to see her taking an interest in getting active, so I don't really care what she does. Just out of curiosity though, does anyone have a DVD they'd recommend. I know nothing is gonna match a real weight training program, but there surely has to be some good DVD's out, right?

Thanks so much and my apologies for the long winded post! ;)

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Phoenix44e
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Join date: Feb 2009
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Ha I am in the same boat bud...my gf has so many misconceptions about exercise.

Shes much better now then she was before we were together. Funny thing is most of the shit she learned was from her x and her mother who works at a doctors office...anways this isnt my rant so I wont get into bashing the 2 fucking idiots that know nothing.

When she was getting into exercising I bought her some denise austin videos. It was kind of my way of tricking her into getting off her ass and working out. She loved the videos and now goes to the gym regularly and also works with a trainer when she wants to. So I would suggest her videos. Basically the start up bag i got her was A Denis Austin video, yoga mat, and stretch bands.

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rianevans
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Thanks, I will check out the Denise videos online. :)

Just so we're all clear, I am happy with her body and all that. She expressed interest to me in exercise without be coerced haha. I could easily put something together for her with a dumbbell set, but that wouldn't have the glitz and glamor of a DVD. ;)

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-mc-
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If i may offer?
i dig kettlebells - simple, potent, doesn't take a lot of time; get strong fast.

if you'd like a set of options, you might want to consider those listed here (as part of a critique of p90x)
http://www.begin2dig.com/...3b-workout.html

best
mc

http://begin2dig.com

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AJAMES1506
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p90x is all you need.

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-mc-
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AJAMES1506 wrote:
p90x is all you need.



not to make this a p90x thread/debate, but i guess i'd have to respectfully disagree.
detailed reasoning and alternatives, in three parts.
mc

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-mc-
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Actually one more for someone already feeling pretty good.
most of us don't do enough tumbling and rolling
that demands flexibility strength endurance and good somato-sensory awareness.
While i have real issues with sonnon's claims about "invention" this seems a good overview of some systema related ground work that's challenging potent and fun
http://tinyurl.com/32lcg4p - body flow series

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