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It is true that diet is necessary, but I understand being a college student b/c I am as well. Time is hard to find and you seem to have less time than I.

Things you can do while on the go:

1. To work your legs and butt:

You can do exercising while running around doing what you have to do. An example, when you walk around campus going from class to class, speed walk and when you do clench your butt. The clenching helps the back of your leg, known as your hamstring (biceps femoris), and your butt as well. Speed walking works your legs in general.

2. To work the top of your leg (rectus femoris, main muscle):

While in class just sitting in your seat, you can raise one of your legs and hold it. Example, say you are sitting in your seat in class, with your right foot on the ground, raise your left leg so your foot is elevated off the ground and leg is a little above the seat. You should feel a pull in your upper thigh, and this will tighten it. Hold it for about a min. then switch to the other leg. I do this sometimes while in lecture either waiting of the professor or in lecture. You can also do this in the car like if you have cruz control.

3. To work your calves:

Say you are just standing around waiting for a class, you could work your calves. All you have to do is go up on your tip toes with feet shoulder width apart, and then come down off ur toes but don't touch your heels to the ground. You could do this in sets of 25, but it will burn.

4. To work your abs:

Somtimes I will do this if I haven't had time to do my crunches! There have been times I am driving to school (a long commute) or where ever, and while I am driving I tighten my abs as I breath out. Actually, you want to keep your abs tight even when breathing in, but when you breath out tighten them even more. You can even tight the sides of your abs (obliques). Just lift up your butt and your leg by going on your tip toe and crunching lightly to one side then do the other. You know your are doing it right if you feel it tighten. You can do like sets of 25 or less to start. You can do this while walking as well. When you breath in and out just tighten, but tighten more when you breath out. Trust me you will feel it!

5. To work your arms:

You will have to take some time to do this, but it doesn't take much time. to start you can do what we call girl push ups. I am sure you have heard of this before! Just get down like a normal pushup but instead of getting in the postion with your weight on your hands and feet, you put your weight on your hands and knees. Your knees will be bent and just press down on your hands like a normal pushup. In other words there are military style push ups and girl pushups. Only difference is girl push ups your knees are bent. You could do sets of 25 as well. When you are ready you can switch to military style push ups.

I hope this helped you out. Trust me I know what its like not to have time, so you have to come up with alternate ways. Just to remind you, if you don't think you are doing something wrong, the way you can tell is if you feel your muscles tighten. If the tighten its right. Since you are just starting, you will also know by them burning and being sore. If you want any other cruchie ideas holler at me! I wish you luck girl! :bouncing: :bouncing: :bouncing:
[QUOTE=fitnessdiva]It is true that diet is necessary, but I understand being a college student b/c I am as well. Time is hard to find and you seem to have less time than I.

Things you can do while on the go:

1. To work your legs and butt:

You can do exercising while running around doing what you have to do. An example, when you walk around campus going from class to class, speed walk and when you do clench your butt. The clenching helps the back of your leg, known as your hamstring (biceps femoris), and your butt as well. Speed walking works your legs in general.

2. To work the top of your leg (rectus femoris, main muscle):

While in class just sitting in your seat, you can raise one of your legs and hold it. Example, say you are sitting in your seat in class, with your right foot on the ground, raise your left leg so your foot is elevated off the ground and leg is a little above the seat. You should feel a pull in your upper thigh, and this will tighten it. Hold it for about a min. then switch to the other leg. I do this sometimes while in lecture either waiting of the professor or in lecture. You can also do this in the car like if you have cruz control.

3. To work your calves:

Say you are just standing around waiting for a class, you could work your calves. All you have to do is go up on your tip toes with feet shoulder width apart, and then come down off ur toes but don't touch your heels to the ground. You could do this in sets of 25, but it will burn.

4. To work your abs:

Somtimes I will do this if I haven't had time to do my crunches! There have been times I am driving to school (a long commute) or where ever, and while I am driving I tighten my abs as I breath out. Actually, you want to keep your abs tight even when breathing in, but when you breath out tighten them even more. You can even tight the sides of your abs (obliques). Just lift up your butt and your leg by going on your tip toe and crunching lightly to one side then do the other. You know your are doing it right if you feel it tighten. You can do like sets of 25 or less to start. You can do this while walking as well. When you breath in and out just tighten, but tighten more when you breath out. Trust me you will feel it!

5. To work your arms:

You will have to take some time to do this, but it doesn't take much time. to start you can do what we call girl push ups. I am sure you have heard of this before! Just get down like a normal pushup but instead of getting in the postion with your weight on your hands and feet, you put your weight on your hands and knees. Your knees will be bent and just press down on your hands like a normal pushup. In other words there are military style push ups and girl pushups. Only difference is girl push ups your knees are bent. You could do sets of 25 as well. When you are ready you can switch to military style push ups.

I hope this helped you out. Trust me I know what its like not to have time, so you have to come up with alternate ways. Just to remind you, if you don't think you are doing something wrong, the way you can tell is if you feel your muscles tighten. If the tighten its right. Since you are just starting, you will also know by them burning and being sore. If you want any other cruchie ideas holler at me! I wish you luck girl! :bouncing: :bouncing: :bouncing:[/QUOTE]

wow thanks so much, to all, it's not that im trying to lose weight the easy way, i have been eating healthy 3-4 times a day with a fruit or veggie in between and tons of water. so far i've lost 8-9 lbs doing so...in a little over a month...i've cut out a lot of the bad stuff...when i get to school i do park farther and walk at a kinda fast pace and use stairs only...i haven't used the elevator for nothing! today i had some time to do some good ol' excersise and got on the treadmill, did some push ups and crunches, but i'll try those that you were talking about while driving :bouncing:





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