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Fitness if i dont feel exhausted , did i work out? Apr 30 2012
13:12 (UTC)
Original Post by curtron:

Well city bikes are designed for...the city omg!  I am guessing it's one with thinner tires.  Less tire surface area = less friction = less resistance = less of a workout.  If you want a workout switch to your mountain bike.

Or just ride faster.

The Lounge It's a crime to blog about your food. Apr 28 2012
02:40 (UTC)

You really can't see a difference between promoting a film and promoting a diet?

The Lounge It's a crime to blog about your food. Apr 27 2012
19:52 (UTC)

He's walking a line. It's one thing to say, "I was Type 2 diabetic, I did this, my diabetes cleared up," and another thing to say, "If you have Type 2 diabetes, you should do this." And from the linked article, "The board also directed Cooksey to remove a link offering one-on-one support, a personal-training type of service he offered for a small fee." Dangerous territory, that.

Fitness This Morning was a Little Scary.. Apr 27 2012
17:19 (UTC)
Original Post by NicoInYourFace: Even though walking doesn't sound like a work out at all.....

Ambling at 2.5 mph on a level surface isn't that much of a workout. Walking up a 9% grade at 3.9 mph is a hell of a lot of work being done.

Fitness Teenager - Calories to eat when working out Apr 27 2012
12:44 (UTC)

Are you recovering from an ED?

Fitness This Morning was a Little Scary.. Apr 27 2012
12:35 (UTC)

Perhaps this is one of those things for which seeing a doctor would be a good idea.

Fitness Some advice on shoes please Apr 26 2012
12:42 (UTC)

Sounds like normal soreness from being away for a while. Give your feet and legs a while to get used to being used again. 20-30 min on the treadmill is a good start; try increasing by 5 min per week. When you can walk comfortably for 45 min at a clip, try increasing incline or pace.

If you still have foot pain after a month, you might need new shoes (or maybe a larger size, or tie them looser). But what you described sounds like muscular soreness, and the only way to fix that is to use your muscles for their intended purpose.

Fitness Will I lose muscle if I do cardio first? Apr 26 2012
12:34 (UTC)
Original Post by mochacafe9874:

EDIT: I've never experienced improvements whenever i've done cardio first. It was back when I was starting out with working out, and confined to the machine weights, and starving myself on 1200 calories with an hour-ish of cardio. It won't be directly after the cardio either... I've just never done it before, so I really don't know what's going to happen.

Yeah, doing cardio first was definitely the problem there. Eating below your BMR, using weight machines, and burning 400-ish kcal through cardio definitely had nothing to do with it.

EDIT: took out the second paragraph (a little too aggro).

Weight Loss Cellulite is destroying me... :((( Apr 25 2012
15:55 (UTC)
Original Post by ootek:

If it's destroying her state of mind, she needs psychological help way more than she needs a diet and exercise plan.

My initial instinct was along the lines of ambereva's post, but this is really what I wanted to say. It's not the cellulite that's destroying you, it's your belief that this one particular feature is so horrible that it outweighs everything else that makes up you. All your hopes and dreams, every single laugh you've ever given to someone, every time you helped someone else out, everything you've ever written, even your most private thoughts that you don't even share with your conscious self? No contest, the cellulite defeats them all.

I have twin daughters who just turned 5. They're smart, energetic, beautiful little things. One of them loves to dance, and she's started to match the content of the dance to the music (so "We Found Love" gets a very uptempo hip-hop-looking treatment, and "Flying In A Blue Dream" gets something flowy and ethereal). The other one loves to read and talk about what she read, and she's doing things like pointing out that some words start with a different sound than the initial letter suggests. They ran their first race two weeks ago; their endurance and speed were commensurate with not training nor really caring about their performance, and yet they enjoyed it as much as anything else they've done.

And every time I read something like "Cellulite is destroying me", I wonder, how long until that's my daughter? How long until somebody starts whispering evil messages into her ear that start to rob her of her joyfulness? How long until my daughter is insulted and bullied because of who she is, and what's going to happen to this beautiful, sweet child?

I know that kids grow up, and I know that I'm doing everything I can to give them positive messages. I know you can't protect them forever, and honestly, I want them to go out and fail at a few things. But I don't want them to be held hostage to the beauty-industrial complex, and I certainly don't want them to look in the mirror and see nothing but flaws.

So, viktoriatb, go back to the mirror, and look again. But this time, see all that you are, not just this one thing. (And it's not even a real thing! What you see on the internet and "beauty" magazines? Photoshop. Makeup. Studio lighting. One out of a thousand pictures taken in a professional shoot.)

Be more than this one thing.

Fitness 1 1/2 hours at the gym Apr 25 2012
15:07 (UTC)
Original Post by smashley23:

Free weights are preferable because they require your muscle groups to work together in a coordinated fashion.  They allow you to use more weight, get stronger faster, and do a full body workout in less time.  Free weights have their place, but if you aren't an experienced lifter or trying to rehab an injury, free weights are a better use of your time

Did you perhaps mean "cable machines have their place"?

Fitness not losing weight am I doing something wrong?? Apr 24 2012
13:31 (UTC)

(From another thread, OP is 4'11" and 132 lb, 35 years old, presumably female.) That calculates to a BMR of 1350, or around 1620 kcal/day for sedentary lifestyle. Running burns about 83 kcal/mile, so tack on another 330 kcal for a total of 1950 kcal/day out. Input is 1200 kcal, for a deficit of 750 kcal/day. So either you're not accurately counting calories in or your metabolism has slowed in reaction to your depriving your body of sufficient nutrition.

Fitness Should we quit spinning (riding exercise bikes?) Apr 24 2012
13:24 (UTC)

No, I totally believe this! It's got links like "Happy Ending Massage for Women" and "The Hands-Free Orgasm", their science has got to be sound.

Fitness Wanting to start running... Need help and advice. Apr 23 2012
17:26 (UTC)

Good start with the walking. Hal Higdon has a good absolute beginner program: walk 10 minutes, run/walk for 15 minutes (30 s easy run, as much walk as needed to recover), then walk for 5 minutes. Once you get to 30 s run, 30 s walk, you'll be able to continue with couch-to-5K.

Now, if you can do c25k's first week okay, but you're just unsure of the progression, start with it and repeat week 1 two or three times.

Whatever route you go, you should still be able to walk 3-4 miles on your non-running days. It'll help your recovery.

Fitness HIIT treadmill workout? Apr 23 2012
13:54 (UTC)

If you just want to challenge yourself, do Tabata intervals on the rower or stationary bike (20 s on, 10 s recover, 8x; if you still have energy afterwards, you weren't doing them hard enough). If you want to get faster running, look into a training program that includes speedwork.

Fitness mid July sprint triathlon Apr 23 2012
13:40 (UTC)

Find a local triathlon group and get in the water as soon as possible. Swim lessons or a masters group are also good options, but training with other triathletes will give you the confidence you need.

Is your race wetsuit legal? If so, get a wetsuit as soon as you can, suit up, jump in the water, and marvel at how buoyant you are. I might have bailed on my first race if it hadn't been for the buoyancy provided by my wetsuit (short version: I went out way too fast, couldn't get my breathing under control, and I had to take myself off to the side so that I could calm down enough to finish the swim).

Fitness How accurate are 3 point caliper body fat tests? Apr 20 2012
14:29 (UTC)

You have a history of ED. Are you sure you should be this concerned with what your actual bodyfat% is? Your BMI is 18.4 and you can see your abs, but you still feel like you "still have a lot of fat". Doesn't sound too good to me.

Fitness A good core program? A good weight lifting/muscle building program? Apr 20 2012
12:28 (UTC)

Core workouts are a waste of time. Here, try this.

Fitness Fancy fitness club Apr 20 2012
12:27 (UTC)

This thread is useless without pics. Suggested: smashley playing bball. smashley playing squash. smashley solo synchronized swimming. smashley cleaning BW. You get the idea.

Fitness Is this a good workout Apr 19 2012
20:25 (UTC)
Original Post by gnic55: Would workout A and B be like a circuit? How many sets would I do? I'm checking out Stronglifts 5 x 5 right now, too. I'm really new at weight lifting and trying to find my own program that I feel comfortable with.

I'd suggest doing 1-3 warmup sets and 3 work sets of each exercise before moving on to the next. If you're going to squat 135, do one set at 45, one set at 75, and one set at 105, then three sets at 135 with 1-5 minutes rest between sets. Then move on to the press.

Do check out New Rules of Lifting, and also give Starting Strength a look-see.

Fitness Eating when Working out Apr 19 2012
20:04 (UTC)

Maths FTW! A 500 kcal deficit appears to be sustainable and sensible. But I think you'd be better off if you took a week off of counting calories (heresy!) and just tried to eat intuitively. Set some ground rules: nothing from a vending machine, minimal candy, no Twinkies or what have you. And then just eat when you're hungry. Eggs and bacon for breakfast, fruit for the morning snack, tuna salad and lettuce for lunch, yogurt and granola for afternoon snack, chicken and vegetables for dinner. Hell, make it fried chicken if you want, just eat less chicken and more vegetables.

After a day, you'll feel like a new person, and you'll start to wonder how much more you can do when you're not hungry all the time.