View Full Version : help my sister
01-26-2003, 06:24 PM
I was just wondering if someone could help me design a program for my sister,
Her aim is to lose weight but she is open to the idea of lifting some weights, basically i think she just wants "the perfect body" ( tight buns and thighs, etc)
can someone please help by designing a program for her or should i just not bother and tell her to walk for 30 mins each day
thanks for reading
01-26-2003, 06:59 PM
We need MORE INFORMATION!
You want help but you've told us nothing about her.
It's kind of like asking "what kind of car should she buy"
Give us details, age, height, weight, activity level, activity history, any limitations, etc...
You want help, you need to put forth a little effort
So, details now....
01-26-2003, 08:06 PM
ok, my sister is just starting year 7 whcih i think makes her 12,
she is "in a growing stage" as my mum says. She weighs roughly 48 kilos
01-26-2003, 08:08 PM
her activity level is reasonably high as she performs irish dancing 3 times a week, which i'll admit, is pretty tiring, she is able to push herself pretty well.
She doesnt really have any limitations but probably only doing some activity 3 - 5 times a week ( the days she doesnt do dancing) is enough for her.
i hope i've answered all the questions, sorry about the first post
01-27-2003, 01:52 PM
she's only 12?
let her grow first, aslong as she's not eating badly and getting normal activity that kids do along with the dancing then she shouldnt have anything to worry about.
kids shouldnt be in gyms lifting weights, i was in gyms at that age for my swimming 'career', and i regret it, all i ended up with was worn out joints and injuries.
if she has a little puppy fat thats normal, it will drop off her when she gets older.
01-27-2003, 04:42 PM
Ok, she'll just walk each day and i'm sure that will help.
What do you mean by puppy fat? do you mean when children grow they just loose the 'puppy fat' ? im confused
thank you for replying
01-28-2003, 02:28 PM
puppy fat is just a little extra body fat that kids carry around, i'll admit some are a little pudgier than others but usually thats got to do with sitting inside, playing video games all day and eating lollies. I was a little chubby when i was about 10 a few extra kilos of "baby fat" even though i was very active as a child and ate very well. But by the time i got to my teens it just dissapeared through growth spurts. thats what happens to most kids.
walking is great for kids, even riding bikes and with her dancing she shouldnt have any probs, unless she has a medical condition or something and isnt eating right.
i wouldnt start any child on any sort of heavy work out regime before theyre atleast 14/15 yrs old and even then i would be hesitant.
being a kid is all about having fun and playing, not spending time sweating and hurting in a gym and worrying about their bodies before theyve even developed.
man i wish i was a kid again lol ;)