How much do I have to exercise? A minimum of 20-30 minutes a day or 150 per week, double that to see real change
How quickly can I lose weight? Figure on 1-2 pounds per week for safe, effective weight loss
How often can I do cardio? Every day, as often as you like - as long as you're not in pain
How often can I strength train? Give your muscles a day off to recover and grow; you can do a total body workout every other day or split the routine and alternate the muscles that work and rest
How long does it take to see muscle growth? It takes about 16 strength training sessions over several weeks to see an increase in size
How do I increase muscle size? 3-5 sets with weighs that you can lift in a range of 8-12 repetitions
What if I just want to tone? Try 1-3 sets with weights that you can lift in a range of 12-20 repetitions
How about getting really strong, like increasing my bench press? Usually you'll want to be doing 3-6 sets with a weight that you can lift in a range of 1-8 repetitions, with long rests in between
How often should I change my routine? At least every 4-6 weeks, because your body adapts and you'll hit a plateau
Which is the best form of cardio? For most people, the one you enjoy most
What should my heart rate be while exercising? The simple answer for most pregnant, healthy people is this formula: (220-age)x70-75%. Higher or lower levels may not produce optimal results
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