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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by Laura » Sun May 26, 2013 10:29 am

    Daenerys wrote:
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    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


    Haha on my typo - good to hear your opinion on the length of time. 30 minutes was pretty exhausting to me but I imagine it will get better. The craziest thing to me is how beet red in the face I get :shock: - even though I'm beginning at a pretty low level - guess it shows how out of shape I am cardio-wise. 30 minutes is cool though - I can do just about anything if it's only 30 minutes and it certainly is no huge time grab....I'd like to do that elliptical machine at least 3x a week as well as a couple classes - if I do this all before I start work - that is ideal since I really don't want to be doing all that after work, delaying dinner and all that. Not doing any of that this busy holiday weekend, but will go again on Tuesday. Haha - posting all this here is making be feel I need to be accountable. :beerwink:
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by Daenerys » Sun May 26, 2013 8:45 pm

    Jaimie38 wrote:
    Daenerys wrote: (been going there for 7 years straight)

    And it shows :P :cool:



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    Awww thanks :mrgreen: I've totally been slacking due to my shitty schedule though, that's the only thing that sucks about working 12 hours shifts; its a vicious cycle of sleep-work-eat-sleep, makes me feel like a slob :oops:

    Laura, here's an entertaining article about HIT (high intensity) workouts:

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/0 ... e-workout/
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by Blumpkin » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:48 pm

    As good a routine as it might be, I have to question how much benefits you could possibly get from 7 minutes of exercise, even if you warm up and stretch. Someone told me a long time ago that the heart rate has to be elevated for 20 minutes before you will get any workout benefits. I don't know if that's true or not, but 7 minutes is an awfully short time. There's some infomercial out there from Tony Horton (the guy who made P90X) on a 10-minute workout system, but it seems to me that less than half an hour or working out does little to nothing. Am I wrong?
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    by KDibildeaux » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:34 pm

    Been doing at least a half hour of cardio (an hour if I don't get at least 5000 steps at work) an adding in strength training this week. We have been consistent for over a month! Never thought I'd be able to regularly go to a gym. Helps that we can watch the Food Network while working out :lol:
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    by viathyn » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:39 pm

    I started lifting weights back in October.

    I've maintained the same weight of about 225 lbs, but I've noticed big differences in muscle definition.

    I've increased my chin-ups reps from about 3 to 9.
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    by Stained Class » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:45 pm

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    by Laura » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:50 pm

    ^^^ :lol:
    Seriously though - good job everyone. This week has been lame for me work-out wise (except for running around like a chicken with my head cut off as usual :P )....took a couple of vacation days early in the week, then I worked OT in a different location on the far northwest side yesterday on my regular day off. And this morning I was too rushed to grab my work-out clothes so I could go to the gym today either at lunch or after work. Since the club I joined is in the downtown "Loop" near where I work, I know I'll only be going there when I'm already downtown for work. So - the plan is to go tomorrow....not quite my 3x/week goal this week - but better than nuthin'!!
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by KDibildeaux » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:33 pm

    viathyn wrote:I started lifting weights back in October.

    I've maintained the same weight of about 225 lbs, but I've noticed big differences in muscle definition.

    I've increased my chin-ups reps from about 3 to 9.
    I've increased bench press weight (3 reps) from 115 to 195.
    I've increased squats weight (6 reps) from 155 to 315, etc etc.

    Big improvements, and feeling great!

    Whoa! I can't even picture benching 195 lbs :shock:
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by KDibildeaux » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:34 pm

    Laura wrote:^^^ :lol:
    Seriously though - good job everyone. This week has been lame for me work-out wise (except for running around like a chicken with my head cut off as usual :P )....took a couple of vacation days early in the week, then I worked OT in a different location on the far northwest side yesterday on my regular day off. And this morning I was too rushed to grab my work-out clothes so I could go to the gym today either at lunch or after work. Since the club I joined is in the downtown "Loop" near where I work, I know I'll only be going there when I'm already downtown for work. So - the plan is to go tomorrow....not quite my 3x/week goal this week - but better than nuthin'!!

    Getting the time to work out seems to be the hardest part!
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by Blumpkin » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:01 am

    KDibildeaux wrote:Getting the time to work out seems to be the hardest part!


    I couldn't agree more! That's even harder than the actual workout!
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    by Blumpkin » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:02 am

    Stained Class wrote:You're basically the John Petrucci of Calgary.
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    I think his muscles increased with the length of his hair after he cut it, so don't forget the hair getting longer in the picture!
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    by viathyn » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:48 am

    Stained Class wrote:You're basically the John Petrucci of Calgary.
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by KDibildeaux » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:27 pm

    Blumpkin wrote:
    KDibildeaux wrote:Getting the time to work out seems to be the hardest part!


    I couldn't agree more! That's even harder than the actual workout!

    It is. Stupid work!
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    by Laura » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:53 pm

    Bloody hell.... :P today when I was on the elliptical machine, I had my iTunes on shuffle - and my new ultimate workout song came on (coincidentally - since I had Volbeat's Michael Poulsen on the brain via the ladie's thread yesterday and today -PLUS- I firmed up my hotel plans with a friend for Viva Las Vegas (woot - world's largest rockabilly party) next April)....
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    by alex_canada » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:36 am

    Did a half marathon this morning...not sure of the time, but something under 2 hours. I could be a decent runner if I trained, but I have no idea at all how these people get motivated to run so often. Unless I'm running on the big event day, I have no motivation to go out by myself and run around.
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    by KDibildeaux » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:19 am

    alex_canada wrote:Did a half marathon this morning...not sure of the time, but something under 2 hours. I could be a decent runner if I trained, but I have no idea at all how these people get motivated to run so often. Unless I'm running on the big event day, I have no motivation to go out by myself and run around.

    No idea. I hate running and can't get myself to do it for more than a few minute bursts. Yuck
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    by Blumpkin » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:06 am

    KDibildeaux wrote:No idea. I hate running and can't get myself to do it for more than a few minute bursts. Yuck


    The best I can do is interval runs -- different periods of moderate paces and sprints. Swimming is by far the superior "steady" cardio activity. Otherwise, so many other things are better, such as circuit training and leg stuff like box jumps and lunge squats, anything like that that gets your lungs working. Treadmill = boring to me.
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by mooyagi » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:17 am

    Blumpkin wrote:Treadmill = boring to me.


    Agreed, though watching the Food Network while running seems to help. :lol: I much prefer to run outside as the scenery changes throughout the course of the run making it more enjoyable. When I lived in the LA area my daily run along the beach was pretty nice. In Arizona it's just too damn hot this time of year to make running outside possible.
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    by WizardBeast » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:28 am

    mooyagi wrote:
    Blumpkin wrote:Treadmill = boring to me.


    Agreed, though watching the Food Network while running seems to help. :lol: I much prefer to run outside as the scenery changes throughout the course of the run making it more enjoyable. When I lived in the LA area my daily run along the beach was pretty nice. In Arizona it's just too damn hot this time of year to make running outside possible.


    yeah it's too hot for humans out there unless it's 3am!!!

    i do interval training on the stairmaster or treadmill, i find it more effective for me than long steady cardio, which is boring on any indoor machine. i like long walks if i'm gonna do that.

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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by Striker01 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:12 pm

    According to my personal point of view the running is the best exercise for burning your fat. I have seen many cases which successfully lost the weight . so I must recommend to walk in the begging the run.
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    by KDibildeaux » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:37 am

    Blumpkin wrote:
    KDibildeaux wrote:No idea. I hate running and can't get myself to do it for more than a few minute bursts. Yuck


    The best I can do is interval runs -- different periods of moderate paces and sprints. Swimming is by far the superior "steady" cardio activity. Otherwise, so many other things are better, such as circuit training and leg stuff like box jumps and lunge squats, anything like that that gets your lungs working. Treadmill = boring to me.

    I split up my cardio time between the treadmill, elliptical machine and the stair climber. Makes it less boring
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    by Blumpkin » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:04 am

    Striker01 wrote:According to my personal point of view the running is the best exercise for burning your fat. I have seen many cases which successfully lost the weight . so I must recommend to walk in the begging the run.


    Swimming is better. Less stress on the joints, and it works more muscles.
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    by WizardBeast » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:43 am

    the best workout is the one that pushes you and you can stick to it!
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    by Ingrid » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:40 am

    Sooo.. time to get in shape for the cruise.. 5 months left and a LOT of kilos to lose...... :P .
    I don't go to the gym, I don't like it so I will never go anyway, and that would be a waste of money.
    I do workouts at home with a special program and go running 2-3 times a week.
    Those things I actually like doing (mostly because I can do them on my own, without having the feeling that the entire gym is watching me), give me satisfaction, and actually work!!

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    by X-Thor » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:58 am

    Ingrid wrote:Sooo.. time to get in shape for the cruise.. 5 months left and a LOT of kilos to lose...... :P .
    I don't go to the gym, I don't like it so I will never go anyway, and that would be a waste of money.
    I do workouts at home with a special program and go running 2-3 times a week.
    Those things I actually like doing (mostly because I can do them on my own, without having the feeling that the entire gym is watching me), give me satisfaction, and actually work!!

    I already lost 10 kilos this year, and I'm not planning on stopping :cool:


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    by viathyn » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:51 am

    I've been lifting weights pretty regularly for about 11 months now. 1 more year and I will be in full bear-mode. I'm loving it, by the way... I feel great most of the time.
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    Ingrid wrote:Sooo.. time to get in shape for the cruise.. 5 months left and a LOT of kilos to lose...... :P .
    I don't go to the gym, I don't like it so I will never go anyway, and that would be a waste of money.
    I do workouts at home with a special program and go running 2-3 times a week.
    Those things I actually like doing (mostly because I can do them on my own, without having the feeling that the entire gym is watching me), give me satisfaction, and actually work!!

    I already lost 10 kilos this year, and I'm not planning on stopping :cool:


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    by onenight » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:11 pm

    Striker01 wrote:According to my personal point of view the running is the best exercise for burning your fat. I have seen many cases which successfully lost the weight . so I must recommend to walk in the begging the run.


    I agree, If you want to lose weight and keep it off, running is the way to go. Sign up for a local race, something short and easy to keep you motivated. I started running 5 yrs ago and I'm in the best shape I've ever been in my life, and I smoked for almost 15 yrs.
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    by alex_canada » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:19 pm

    A few months ago I completely lost my motivation to exercise. In the meantime, I went outdoor rock climbing for the first time and loved it - decided to put some cash down that weekend to buy some gear and haven't looked back since. The time away has recharged my batteries, and I've enjoyed hitting the weights again. I was going to wait until 100 days until the cruise, but decided to get a jump start since I felt reinvigorated.

    Can't get up the motivation for leg day though. Used to enjoy it, but a broken kneecap from Metalcamp years ago threw a wrench in squats. And also horrible flexibility.

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    by Ingrid » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:49 am

    You can do it!!! :D

    onenight wrote:
    Ingrid wrote:Sooo.. time to get in shape for the cruise.. 5 months left and a LOT of kilos to lose...... :P .
    I don't go to the gym, I don't like it so I will never go anyway, and that would be a waste of money.
    I do workouts at home with a special program and go running 2-3 times a week.
    Those things I actually like doing (mostly because I can do them on my own, without having the feeling that the entire gym is watching me), give me satisfaction, and actually work!!

    I already lost 10 kilos this year, and I'm not planning on stopping :cool:


    How far do you run?



    Oh I never noticed this post. Usually somewhere between 5 and 7 kilometers, but at the moment I'm having an injurie so I'm not running thát much, and also not that fast and far. But it's getting better so I'm getting started again!

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    by sageoftruth » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:53 pm

    Yesterday was a special day for me. Until then, the farthest I had ever run was 5 miles. Yesterday, I topped it by running to my folk's apartment and back for a total of 10 miles.
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    by mooyagi » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:56 pm

    sageoftruth wrote:Yesterday was a special day for me. Until then, the farthest I had ever run was 5 miles. Yesterday, I topped it by running to my folk's apartment and back for a total of 10 miles.


    I was quite shocked when you told me yesterday what you were doing. Good job.
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    by sageoftruth » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:40 am

    mooyagi wrote:
    sageoftruth wrote:Yesterday was a special day for me. Until then, the farthest I had ever run was 5 miles. Yesterday, I topped it by running to my folk's apartment and back for a total of 10 miles.


    I was quite shocked when you told me yesterday what you were doing. Good job.


    Thanks. I have to admit, I wasn't running the whole time. In fact, I took a short break at my parent's place for tea and some conversation, and then stopped at a McDonalds for a quick burger on the way back.
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    by mooyagi » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:56 pm

    sageoftruth wrote:
    mooyagi wrote:
    sageoftruth wrote:Yesterday was a special day for me. Until then, the farthest I had ever run was 5 miles. Yesterday, I topped it by running to my folk's apartment and back for a total of 10 miles.


    I was quite shocked when you told me yesterday what you were doing. Good job.


    Thanks. I have to admit, I wasn't running the whole time. In fact, I took a short break at my parent's place for tea and some conversation, and then stopped at a McDonalds for a quick burger on the way back.


    Gotta replace all those calories you had just burned off :lol:
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    by sageoftruth » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:27 am

    mooyagi wrote:
    sageoftruth wrote:
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    I was quite shocked when you told me yesterday what you were doing. Good job.


    Thanks. I have to admit, I wasn't running the whole time. In fact, I took a short break at my parent's place for tea and some conversation, and then stopped at a McDonalds for a quick burger on the way back.


    Gotta replace all those calories you had just burned off :lol:


    I've been hard at work at that this week. I seem to have acquired a recent sugar addiction and have been snacking a lot more than I used to.
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by sageoftruth » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:24 pm

    I've been trying to cut down on my eating today. Just got an E-mails that there are a ton of leftover snacks up for grabs on the floor above me. However, I don't really know anyone up there very well.

    Come on, social anxiety, KEEP ME THIN!!!!
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by mooyagi » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:20 pm

    sageoftruth wrote:
    mooyagi wrote:
    sageoftruth wrote:Thanks. I have to admit, I wasn't running the whole time. In fact, I took a short break at my parent's place for tea and some conversation, and then stopped at a McDonalds for a quick burger on the way back.


    Gotta replace all those calories you had just burned off :lol:


    I've been hard at work at that this week. I seem to have acquired a recent sugar addiction and have been snacking a lot more than I used to.


    I get the feeling we won't be fixing that addiction any time this weekend :mrgreen:
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by sageoftruth » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:51 am

    Just posting to drown out the kitchens
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by onenight » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:11 pm

    What's wrong with kitchens, it's the best room in the house.
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    Re: The Fitness Thread

    by X-Thor » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:07 am

    Fuck da spam.
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