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Working Out
« on: July 05, 2011, 12:43:24 am »
If you workout what type of exercises, videos, etc. do you do for your workouts?
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Re: Working Out
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2011, 01:34:07 am »
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If you workout what type of exercises, videos, etc. do you do for your workouts?

For me it's martial arts. I usually Kickbox on Tuesdays, go to Tai-jutsu on Thursdays, and train MMA on Fridays nights, or at least that's the plan if I don't have to work late, or get too wrecked on Thursday for MMA, which is pretty strenuous, and 3 hours long.

My MMA mates seem to over train, running constantly&weight training on their off days(which is only like 2 days!), and I've read off of Marksdailyapple.com that that kind of strenuous exercise produces too much of our fight&flight stress hormone cortisol that's hard on our bodies and wrecks our immune systems.

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Re: Working Out
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011, 02:27:58 am »
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If you workout what type of exercises, videos, etc. do you do for your workouts?

 
When I'm doing as I should I go to the gym and spend about 1/2 hour on the treadmill or cardio machine then do some weights/resistance stuff and back to the treadmill. Otherwise its incidental excercise. I like yoga but my gym has an awkwardly timed yoga class and most of the classes are way overcroweded. When the weather is good I like to go to a local park and walk a paved trail and when it's really good (read dry and not super heated/sticky) I go to a different park with a rougher trail that's more like hiking and do a fitness trail there.

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Re: Working Out
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2011, 09:53:08 am »
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I just started working with a personal trainer and doing strength training.  My routine looks like this currently:

- strength training 3x/week
- cardio/aerobic exercise 3x/week
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Re: Working Out
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2011, 11:47:55 am »
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Might be good if I reply to my own thread huh?

Here is what I try to do:

Arms & Shoulders 2x a week
Chest & Back 2x a week
Legs 2x a week

I will do cardio after all of them except for on leg day. No way am I trying to run or ride a bike after that!  

If I can't do what I want I typically try to do a video, Tae-bo or some such, walk, ride a bike, or go swimming.

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Re: Working Out
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2011, 12:03:14 pm »
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I am dreadfully out of shape (having never been in shape, really, in my life) so on the 1st I started doing a half hour on the new upright exercise bike. I'm planning to add in some very minor arm weight training and learn how to do crunches properly, but I want to make the daily biking a solid habit first.

I've tried to do video exercises, but I appear too uncoordinated to follow them without tripping and hurting myself. I'd love to take a yoga or bellydancing class eventually, but I need money first!
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Re: Working Out
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2011, 03:23:23 pm »
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If you workout what type of exercises, videos, etc. do you do for your workouts?

 
I'm trying to get into a routine, but I keep forgetting or getting distracted. Right now, I occasionally run/jog/walk and lift weights. I'd like to do cardio three times a week and weights at least twice. But right now, all I do on a regular basis is hockey twice a week.

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Re: Working Out
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2011, 03:53:02 pm »
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I'm trying to get into a routine, but I keep forgetting or getting distracted. Right now, I occasionally run/jog/walk and lift weights. I'd like to do cardio three times a week and weights at least twice. But right now, all I do on a regular basis is hockey twice a week.

 
Hockey is quite a workout all on its own! You just need to really figure out a steady routine for two or three days and you are all set IMO. :cool:

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Re: Working Out
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2011, 07:27:26 pm »
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Back when I was active, I used SparkPeople to find really good 10-minute cardio and strength training videos. Coach Nicole is a fantastic motivator. :D
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Re: Working Out
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2011, 08:32:28 pm »
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Back when I was active, I used SparkPeople to find really good 10-minute cardio and strength training videos. Coach Nicole is a fantastic motivator. :D

 
Now that you have mentioned SparkPeople, I wonder if the old group is still up over there or if it was shut down due to inactivity.

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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2011, 08:49:38 pm »
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Now that you have mentioned SparkPeople, I wonder if the old group is still up over there or if it was shut down due to inactivity.

As far as I know, it's still there.  It should currently be set up with me as a group leader, but since I'm not really using SparkPeople anymore (and was never that great of a group leader anyway, I'll admit) I can try to figure out how to set up someone else as the group leader if anyone else wants to take it over.

Also, in general I second the admiration for SparkPeople (and Coach Nicole).  When I decided to quit, it was very much about my own goals and approach changing to accommodate my changing life--it's still an excellent tool for those who are looking for a structured plan and a way to track and motivate and so forth.
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2011, 08:54:11 pm »
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I haven't really done much for a while--I keep meaning to and not really getting into the groove.  One thing I've started doing, though, is a weekly 20-minute kids' yoga DVD session with my nearly-4-year-old.  :)
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Re: Working Out
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2011, 09:46:23 pm »
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As far as I know, it's still there.  It should currently be set up with me as a group leader, but since I'm not really using SparkPeople anymore (and was never that great of a group leader anyway, I'll admit) I can try to figure out how to set up someone else as the group leader if anyone else wants to take it over.

Also, in general I second the admiration for SparkPeople (and Coach Nicole).  When I decided to quit, it was very much about my own goals and approach changing to accommodate my changing life--it's still an excellent tool for those who are looking for a structured plan and a way to track and motivate and so forth.

 
I thought you did pretty well as a group leader.  If the group had more people it would have worked a bit better. More people to post and comment to lower the time the lulls happen.

As for Coach Nicole, who is that person? I have not been to SparkPeople in quite some time and have seen her name pop up a lot when talking about it. My wife actually found something called LiveStrong that she signed me up for.  I have to admit I like their calorie calc better than SparkPeoples, but I kind of miss SparkPeople just for the group interactivity that could motivate me at times.

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Re: Working Out
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2011, 02:38:35 am »
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I was pretty horribly out of shape until last year (still got a ways to go).  I started off with P90 (not P90x, which is way more intense and you need to be somewhat in shape before to try it).   I still do P90 but I do martial arts at a really good Kung Fu school I found near my home and workout there as often as I can.  Your body will get used to the same exercises after awhile so you'll have better results if you switch your exercises up.

Personally I do P90 some days, and that takes about 45 min, the Kung Fu school I am there for a few hours.

Getting started is the hardest part, but if you can stick to a routine for 3 full weeks it becomes something your body will become accustomed to and then it's a lot easier to stick with.
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Re: Working Out
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2011, 07:58:01 am »
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I do about half an hour of hatha yoga each night, and during the day I try to run 2-4 miles or drop into a Bikram yoga class.

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