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    by BehnWilson » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:50 pm

    Thanks.

    Bought a new big screen tv this summer so makes it easier to plant myself on the bike now, especially with hockey season back on. And I have a boatload of blurays I bought to catch up on but the problem as always is finding the time.
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    by alex_canada » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:38 pm

    Got sick yesterday, haven't been to the gym for a few days...the absurd time it took me to put on a pound of muscle was all for naught :(
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    by TOM CRUISE » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:46 pm

    Good for you Rhia ! I have lost 15 since Barge. I have been working out every day. 3 or 4 days I do 4 or 5 miles and the other 2 or 3 days i do 2 or 3 miles.
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    by Blumpkin » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:03 pm

    BehnWilson wrote:It sucks getting older. Had a rough year work wise and been working ridiculous hours all year, it usually seasonal but this has been one of those Murphys Laws kind of year where everything that can go wrong did. Was not eating well, tons of snacking..no exercising. My normal weight is 170-175 (id like to be at 170 but that is hard for me to get to) and I got up to 193 which is utterly ridiculous for me.

    Started trying to diet etc mid November or so. Had my physical as I turned 50 and had to get a few things taken care of that I couldnt work out for awhile but hopefully that is all behind me now and I can start working out regularly again. Down to 185, not much lost yet but its a start.

    Nothing I can do about the long work hours in my profession but I am trying to solve the snacking issue. We have limited fridge space at my main offfice, and I couldnt store much food so I got the boss to allow me to have my own mini fridge so I can stock healthy food for my busy season. Im also trying to replace the copious amounts of Diet Coke I was drinking with bottled water. I LOVE Diet Coke so that is really tough for me plus the caffeine helps on the 14 hour work days. Not cutting it out but cutting it down seriously.

    Tough for me to get to the gym on a regular basis so Ive now got an exercise bike and weight set in my condo. Not as good a workout as at the gym, but something is better than nothing. I used to go gung ho on the lifting but the work schedule just is never going to allow that on a regular basis. Dont want to end up a contestant on The Biggest Loser so I had to do something.


    Try that "Insanity" DVD set. I did and it really kicks your ass. The workouts are only about 45 minutes from start to finish, and you stay busy the whole time.
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    by WizardBeast » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:11 pm

    TOM CRUISE wrote:Good for you Rhia ! I have lost 15 since Barge. I have been working out every day. 3 or 4 days I do 4 or 5 miles and the other 2 or 3 days i do 2 or 3 miles.


    awesome job scott! :headbanger:
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    by TOM CRUISE » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:35 pm

    WizardBeast wrote:
    TOM CRUISE wrote:Good for you Rhia ! I have lost 15 since Barge. I have been working out every day. 3 or 4 days I do 4 or 5 miles and the other 2 or 3 days i do 2 or 3 miles.


    awesome job scott! :headbanger:


    Thank you ! :) yeah i need a pic of me sitting in the Bolero's.... the one that Cherrys Thore tooke of me on Barge was what caused me to really work harder at slimming and toning. My gut looks like I was eating at the buffet for a year solid.
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by BehnWilson » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:53 pm

    Finally made it back to gym after quite awhile away. Been doing a little here and there at home, but its not the same.

    Got tired pretty quick so didnt overdo the first time back. But it felt good to finally make it there.
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    by alex_canada » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:46 pm

    MY god...I got so sick on friday I literally couldn't eat or drink ANYTHING for Saturday/Sunday in Miami. It sounds like exaggeration, but I couldn't even drink water without throwing it up. So I did the half marathon having ingested no energy between Friday at 2 pm and the start of the race Sunday at 6 am. I did it in 2:15-2:20....without hesitation, I would say it was the strongest test of my will thus far.
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    by BehnWilson » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:00 pm

    Wanted to hit the bike tonight but looks like it will be a 1am work night and have a client meeting tomorrow am. Aargh!!!

    I can see how I let myself get so out of shape.
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    by WizardBeast » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:29 am

    alex_canada wrote:MY god...I got so sick on friday I literally couldn't eat or drink ANYTHING for Saturday/Sunday in Miami. It sounds like exaggeration, but I couldn't even drink water without throwing it up. So I did the half marathon having ingested no energy between Friday at 2 pm and the start of the race Sunday at 6 am. I did it in 2:15-2:20....without hesitation, I would say it was the strongest test of my will thus far.


    HOLY SHIT! I can't believe you still ran it while sick and malnourished! What a will you have. Congratulations! I hope you are well now!
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    by TOM CRUISE » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:12 am

    That is insane Alex. I have not been able to work out since coming home from cruise. As I am very sick. bedridden most of the week
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    by alex_canada » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:52 pm

    I'll try to motivate myself to work out tomorrow, which will be the first time since the marathon. That destroyed my motivation for two weeks and counting.
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    by BehnWilson » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:42 pm

    I dont think it was your motivation that was worn down, it was probably your body telling you it needed the time to physically recover.
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    by sageoftruth » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:50 pm

    I'm planning taekwando every day this week (expect today because of rehearsal), hoping to lose the 10-15 pounds I gained on the cruise. I've never been this heavy before.
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    by WizardBeast » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:10 pm

    physical activity should help! also cut down on sugar and starch and you could probably lose that weight in 3 weeks.
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    by Daenerys » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:00 pm

    sageoftruth wrote:I'm planning taekwando every day this week (expect today because of rehearsal), hoping to lose the 10-15 pounds I gained on the cruise. I've never been this heavy before.


    WizardBeast wrote:physical activity should help! also cut down on sugar and starch and you could probably lose that weight in 3 weeks.


    Cut waaaayyy back on your salt intake too. I didn't weigh myself right after the cruise, but I know that I probably had at least 3 lbs of water-weight in my feet and ankles from the cruise food.
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    by Blumpkin » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:25 pm

    Cut waaaayyy back on your salt intake too. I didn't weigh myself right after the cruise, but I know that I probably had at least 3 lbs of water-weight in my feet and ankles from the cruise food.


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    by Laura » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:01 am

    So, I've kept up with my New Year's resolution to exercise....I think it was a good idea to buy the Groupon deal for 25 classes (2 different places - 5 at a yoga only place and 20 at a more general fitness club), because my inner cheapskate is motivating me to use them all before they expire next month. :P It was really, really, really difficult for me in the beginning since it had been so many years since I'd taken any kind of yoga or fitness class - but it has been getting a bit easier - I think mainly because I'm getting more used to it. In the beginning, I was only going like once a week or twice at the very most, but the past few weeks I went 3x - Mon, Wed, & Fri.

    One thing I know for certain, is that I really need to make this a commitment for the rest of my life...to keep up my strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance as time goes on.
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    by LadyBlackfhyre » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:48 am

    I would LOVE to lose 30lbs.... but I have no motivation ans I totally hate the gym

    I lost about 15lbs over this past year - I was doing well with eating better but then lost it around the holidays and never got back into doing the right thing.

    I need to get myself in better shape - hopefully the coming nice weather will help me get more motivated as I like doing outdoor things.

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    by metalgoddess » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:39 am

    Are you eating well and gaining muscle weight, Gnoff? Gotta feed those body parts, ya know!


    I got on the scale this morning and was shocked. I began my weight loss/fitness journey on April 10, 2012. As of this morning, I have lost 40 lbs.!

    On 70K 2012, I weighed 165 lbs. I now weigh 125 lbs. I'm 5'5". Happier and healthier than I've ever been in my 50 years!

    It can be done, but it is hard work! :cheers:
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    by KDibildeaux » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:24 am

    metalgoddess wrote:Are you eating well and gaining muscle weight, Gnoff? Gotta feed those body parts, ya know!


    I got on the scale this morning and was shocked. I began my weight loss/fitness journey on April 10, 2012. As of this morning, I have lost 40 lbs.!

    On 70K 2012, I weighed 165 lbs. I now weigh 125 lbs. I'm 5'5". Happier and healthier than I've ever been in my 50 years!

    It can be done, but it is hard work! :cheers:

    Wow, that's awesome! You have done an amazing job! 125 lbs? You're a feather weight!
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    metalgoddess wrote:I got on the scale this morning and was shocked. I began my weight loss/fitness journey on April 10, 2012. As of this morning, I have lost 40 lbs.!

    On 70K 2012, I weighed 165 lbs. I now weigh 125 lbs. I'm 5'5". Happier and healthier than I've ever been in my 50 years!

    It can be done, but it is hard work! :cheers:


    Carrie - that is a fantastic achievement - huge congrats!! :heavydrink: But, wow - 125? I was going to ask your height and see you mentioned 5'5" so that makes you sexy slender in my view. Ha - I haven't been 125 lbs. since college I think, but I'm nearly 5'9" and perhaps was too thin then. Getting older & 2 kids later, I don't deviate much from around 145 lbs. - that seems to be the weight my body/metabolism has settled on regardless of how much I eat or exercise, and I'm content with that.

    So, I'm not into this fitness thing for the weight loss as I've mentioned - but really want to feel more fit, more healthy - all that good stuff and more....like you mentioned. And I love the fact that you said that you're happier & healthier at 50 than ever before. That is wonderful & I really understand what you mean. ;) In fact, wouldn't it be great to say that every year on every birthday - sounds like a great goal to me! Sure, there are always changes & uncertainties & challenges along life's road, but as long as one's personal growth curve is upward and forward overall (even with the occasional step or two back or down), it's all good.

    My favorite class of all that I've taken is called Yoga Sculpt which is a traditional yoga class with the additional use of free weights at times during the hour class. I love the instructor - a wonderful young Indian woman - I swear, every yoga instructor I've ever had was awesome. It was super hard in the beginning when I started back in January after a 16 or so year break :P :oops: :lol: ...but much easier now as I mentioned in another post. In just a relatively short time, I feel stronger - this is a very good thing I think. :D
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    by Speedy » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:19 am

    19km cross-country skiing with 450m climb today. My entire body is aching, but in a good way. I think now's the time for a hot bath and a cold beer. :givebeer:
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    by metalgoddess » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:04 pm

    Cross country skiing is hard work!

    Yes, Laura. People that fit our demographic need to really concentrate on resistance training/weight lifting, as we tend to lose muscle as we get older.

    I want to gain muscle where I have a bit of hanging skin from losing weight. That sounded gross. LOL It's not that bad, but you know what I mean.

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    by Laura » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:05 am

    metalgoddess wrote:Yes, Laura. People that fit our demographic need to really concentrate on resistance training/weight lifting, as we tend to lose muscle as we get older.


    Yeah - that whole muscle loss tendency in aging is discouraging, but from what I've read, there are certainly ways to combat that at least to some degree. Once my Groupon classes run out (very soon), I'm thinking of rejoining W3 (Women's Workout & Wellness), a gym downtown near where I work. I was a member there for a short time in the early 90s and it was a decent place & relatively inexpensive. I see on their website that they now offer yoga too, which they didn't offer when I was a member years ago. They have all the weight machines and more. My husband has a bunch of weights and a weight bench in the basement, but I just don't feel motivated to do that kind of thing at home, so I think going back (after a nearly 20 year absence! :shock: :oops: :lol: ) to a place that has the machines is probably a good idea. Plus they have the yoga and lots of other class options, so I'm going to walk over on my lunch hour sometime this week and check it out.

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    by Laura » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:37 am

    Speedy wrote:19km cross-country skiing with 450m climb today. My entire body is aching, but in a good way. I think now's the time for a hot bath and a cold beer. :givebeer:
    Edit: Average speed was 6.66km/h :death:


    I really want to try cross-country skiing!! I've only tried downhill on three or four trips visiting my sister & brother-in-law at their second home in Park City, Utah and I just didn't enjoy it. I think part of the problem was that I didn't try it till my 40s, plus in no way, shape, or form, did it come naturally to me! The slopes out there are beautiful, but were very intimidating to a beginner like me, even the "easy" ones - so after spending a lot of money taking lessons and all that, I just decided to give it up, at least for the time being. Last time we were out there, I tried snow-shoeing and that was a lot of fun, but for sure want to try cross-country when we go next winter.
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    by onenight » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:37 am

    Hello fellow health nuts!

    Well, I'm not really a health nut but I do execise regularly.

    I just ran a 50k over the weekend, well it was actually a little more than that, more like 32.5 miles. I guess sometimes marathons just arent far enough. It's good to see how far you can push yourself. The body can handle alot more than the mind can, once you overcome the mental block it seems like the possibilities are endless.
    I will be trying my first 50 miler in Chicago in the fall, so that will keep me motivated throughout the summer. Have lots of training to do.

    If you want to lose weight and stay fit running is the way to go.
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    by Laura » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:28 pm

    onenight wrote:Hello fellow health nuts!

    Well, I'm not really a health nut but I do execise regularly.

    I just ran a 50k over the weekend, well it was actually a little more than that, more like 32.5 miles. I guess sometimes marathons just arent far enough. It's good to see how far you can push yourself. The body can handle alot more than the mind can, once you overcome the mental block it seems like the possibilities are endless.
    I will be trying my first 50 miler in Chicago in the fall, so that will keep me motivated throughout the summer. Have lots of training to do.

    If you want to lose weight and stay fit running is the way to go.


    Holy smokes Stan! Those are some long distances! I seem to remember you saying you were a runner (and I do remember you're a fit guy :cheers: ), but 50 miler??? Wow, just wow. Never got into running myself - tried it a bit off and on many years ago, but it just didn't stick. (Ok, ok - must admit, I gave up on it pretty quickly :oops: ). My husband Trent did four consecutive Chicago marathons from 1997-2000 if memory serves me right, but since then he cut back to shorter distances. At least for him, the marathoning took a lot of training time, and he decided to do other activities instead. I've always been super impressed by people who have the determination and ability to do marathons and more - it really is a remarkable achievement in my view - congrats!!! :cheers:

    Let me know when you do that 50 miler - haha - maybe I'll try to see you at the finish line if it's where the Chicago Marathon one is. But then again, maybe you won't feel like talking much at that point. ;)
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    by onenight » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:16 pm

    Laura wrote:
    onenight wrote:Hello fellow health nuts!

    Well, I'm not really a health nut but I do execise regularly.

    I just ran a 50k over the weekend, well it was actually a little more than that, more like 32.5 miles. I guess sometimes marathons just arent far enough. It's good to see how far you can push yourself. The body can handle alot more than the mind can, once you overcome the mental block it seems like the possibilities are endless.
    I will be trying my first 50 miler in Chicago in the fall, so that will keep me motivated throughout the summer. Have lots of training to do.

    If you want to lose weight and stay fit running is the way to go.


    Holy smokes Stan! Those are some long distances! I seem to remember you saying you were a runner (and I do remember you're a fit guy :cheers: ), but 50 miler??? Wow, just wow. Never got into running myself - tried it a bit off and on many years ago, but it just didn't stick. (Ok, ok - must admit, I gave up on it pretty quickly :oops: ). My husband Trent did four consecutive Chicago marathons from 1997-2000 if memory serves me right, but since then he cut back to shorter distances. At least for him, the marathoning took a lot of training time, and he decided to do other activities instead. I've always been super impressed by people who have the determination and ability to do marathons and more - it really is a remarkable achievement in my view - congrats!!! :cheers:

    Let me know when you do that 50 miler - haha - maybe I'll try to see you at the finish line if it's where the Chicago Marathon one is. But then again, maybe you won't feel like talking much at that point. ;)


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    by mooyagi » Mon May 06, 2013 9:11 pm

    We finally got the key for 24 hour access to the fitness center at our apartment complex. Did our first cardio workout in there today while watching OT of the hockey game on the tvs. Nice to have a small fitness center here. We can avoid the oppressive heat and rattlesnakes and it's free.

    Hopefully we can actually keep up with it and get some kind of workout program going.
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    by WizardBeast » Wed May 08, 2013 9:21 am

    mooyagi wrote:We finally got the key for 24 hour access to the fitness center at our apartment complex. Did our first cardio workout in there today while watching OT of the hockey game on the tvs. Nice to have a small fitness center here. We can avoid the oppressive heat and rattlesnakes and it's free.

    Hopefully we can actually keep up with it and get some kind of workout program going.


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    by mooyagi » Wed May 08, 2013 9:45 am

    WizardBeast wrote:
    mooyagi wrote:We finally got the key for 24 hour access to the fitness center at our apartment complex. Did our first cardio workout in there today while watching OT of the hockey game on the tvs. Nice to have a small fitness center here. We can avoid the oppressive heat and rattlesnakes and it's free.

    Hopefully we can actually keep up with it and get some kind of workout program going.


    That's a pretty sweet deal! :deathhorns:


    Yup! Just a deposit for the key which is returned when the key is returned. So far we've made it both days! Worked up quite a sweat last night.
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    ^^^ sounds great - I think the biggest challenge is just to keep at it - for me anyway. I decided that the best time for me to take a class at a club is super early (have been doing 6:15 am) and 3x/week - but if I'm up late at a show or doing something else - that is tough and makes for a long day. Took an hour long yoga class this morning after a week not going and it was good to be back. Although now I'm pretty zzzzz - working at another location today from 12-8 and then off to see Riverside which starts at 9pm - so no 6:15 am class tomorrow! :beerwink:
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    by KDibildeaux » Wed May 08, 2013 9:13 pm

    WizardBeast wrote:
    mooyagi wrote:We finally got the key for 24 hour access to the fitness center at our apartment complex. Did our first cardio workout in there today while watching OT of the hockey game on the tvs. Nice to have a small fitness center here. We can avoid the oppressive heat and rattlesnakes and it's free.

    Hopefully we can actually keep up with it and get some kind of workout program going.


    That's a pretty sweet deal! :deathhorns:

    It's nice though today all of the treadmills were taken when we showed up :bitch: . A few laps around the apartment complex and then they were available :D
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    by Laura » Wed May 22, 2013 2:04 pm

    Last week I finally got around to officially joining a health club (now that my groupon fitness & yoga packages at a few different places are done). It's the same women's club downtown that I belonged to sometime in the early-mid 90s so it has been a while. :P It is such a great place (all kinds of equipment & classes) and super reasonable - $18 a month based on a 18 month sign-up. When I went in the 90s I remember it being about $100 a year. Because the price is so low, I suspect that tons of people sign up who never end up going much (New Years resolutions and such). Regarding my own New Year's fitness resolutions, so far so good. After a very long absence, got back into it and am enjoying the challenge so far...just need to keep at it. The club now offers a couple of yoga classes as well as step, Zumba and all that....so that's cool. They also have lots of equipment. I went yesterday and tried one of the Elliptical trainers for 30 minutes - never had been on one of those and really liked it! It helped that I was listening on my iPhone to the Black Eyed Peas album The E.N.D - really got into that. :P Now, I just need to decide on a schedule of best days/times/classes and all that. Early morning looks like it will work the best because I can go there before work which is nearby.
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    by Blumpkin » Wed May 22, 2013 5:57 pm

    Laura wrote:^^^ sounds great - I think the biggest challenge is just to keep at it - for me anyway. I decided that the best time for me to take a class at a club is super early (have been doing 6:15 am) and 3x/week - but if I'm up late at a show or doing something else - that is tough and makes for a long day. Took an hour long yoga class this morning after a week not going and it was good to be back. Although now I'm pretty zzzzz - working at another location today from 12-8 and then off to see Riverside which starts at 9pm - so no 6:15 am class tomorrow! :beerwink:


    I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but the schedule aspect is the hardest for me to deal with as opposed to the motivation to show up. Trying to find something (that you of course like) in a good location is a real challenge too.
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    by Laura » Fri May 24, 2013 5:05 pm

    Blumpkin wrote:
    Laura wrote:^^^ sounds great - I think the biggest challenge is just to keep at it - for me anyway. I decided that the best time for me to take a class at a club is super early (have been doing 6:15 am) and 3x/week - but if I'm up late at a show or doing something else - that is tough and makes for a long day. Took an hour long yoga class this morning after a week not going and it was good to be back. Although now I'm pretty zzzzz - working at another location today from 12-8 and then off to see Riverside which starts at 9pm - so no 6:15 am class tomorrow! :beerwink:


    I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but the schedule aspect is the hardest for me to deal with as opposed to the motivation to show up. Trying to find something (that you of course like) in a good location is a real challenge too.


    This is very true... - regarding location for sure. I work downtown Chicago and the club that I joined for 18 months starting this month of May (at $18 per month - DEAL!!!) is nearby so that is cool - today I did one of the eliptical machines for 30 minutes on my lunch hour - not a "max" workout - but still better than what I've done for the better part of the last 20 years :shock: - nothing. (except for lots of ransom dancing/headbanging - whatever that counts for!)
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    by Daenerys » Fri May 24, 2013 8:47 pm

    Laura wrote:
    This is very true... - regarding location for sure. I work downtown Chicago and the club that I joined for 18 months starting this month of May (at $18 per month - DEAL!!!) is nearby so that is cool - today I did one of the eliptical machines for 30 minutes on my lunch hour - not a "max" workout - but still better than what I've done for the better part of the last 20 years :shock: - nothing. (except for lots of ransom dancing/headbanging - whatever that counts for!)


    :lol: Did you get your kids back yet?

    Seriously though, 30 minutes when you can get it in is awesome. If you only have 30 minutes, make it as high-intensity as possible; a lot of research coming out is indicating that brief workouts of high intensity are equivalent or better than a regular length, steady workout. I'm happy because my yoga studio (to whom I've been very devoted, been going there for 7 years straight) is moving to a new location next month which will be a 15 minute drive from me versus the current 30 minutes. Yay! :D
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    by Jaimie38 » Fri May 24, 2013 9:14 pm

    [quote="Daenerys"], been going there for 7 years straight)

    And it shows :P :cool:



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    by Blumpkin » Sat May 25, 2013 3:44 pm

    Daenerys wrote:Seriously though, 30 minutes when you can get it in is awesome. If you only have 30 minutes, make it as high-intensity as possible; a lot of research coming out is indicating that brief workouts of high intensity are equivalent or better than a regular length, steady workout.


    I can't claim this is true as there's no way of me really doing a valid test with this theory, but it appears to me to be true, and I certainly hope the research backs it up. I've seen a lot of people sort of "drag out" their workouts by sitting/standing around, talking, taking too long of rests, etc. and it doesn't seem like they're accomplishing much. I feel like I do a lot more just going in there and getting it over with. I can't even really talk much since I'm breathing heavy most or all of the time. I think the best thing you can do is time your rests if you're doing sets of anything, rather than rest until you feel "ready" for another. I can't imagine spending a ton of time in the gym with only moderate exercise is better than short, intense workouts, because I definitely feel like I worked my muscles/lungs after I'm done. I also think this is the reason why all these "high intensity workout" DVD's like "Insanity" get such good reviews: because they force you to work hard with few rests, and for less than an hour, which includes warmup, stretching and cool down.

    In summary, unless you're training for something like an endurance activity such as marathon running (you just want to get in shape in other words), I agree with going in there and killing yourself. It's a waste of your time if you don't come out feeling really tired and worked over.
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