Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Grand Junction, CO
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Firstly, stamina. I want to start jogging in the mornings before work (in fact I went out this morning.) Is this a good way to build stamina? If yes then how long/far should I be going for. Bearing in mind that I am relatively unfit.
Yes this is a great to start building up your cardio. look to doing 1- 3 miles. If you start to hurt stop and walk. Build up slowly your pace. I would start doing 1 to 2 miles the first week a day either walk or jog. then increase your pace. when you can get to the 10-12 minute pace then start increaseing your mileage.
Secondly, flexibility. Is yoga the way to go about this or are there stretches/exercises I should be doing.
Yoga is a great way to go increase flexibility but for now I would say to check out stretching charts and go with those. Some yoga poses may not be possible for you as yet.
Thirdly, strength. I've never felt pain like the burn in my thighs from a day boarding. How can I minimalise this, strengthen my legs and also improve my core strength?
Squats w/ just you body weight, Squats on a boso ball or ballance board, Squats with weights, jump roping, Lunges, stairs. Did I happen to mention to squats
I would recommend that if you have a gym membership to go talk with a PT and set yourself out a workout plan. Also particpate in activities that get you moving. Hiking and biking are two great ones.