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Fitness How's this for an ankle-free workout? May 17 2012
14:56 (UTC)
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Incline press and shoulder press work the same muscle groups. Alternate these by days.

Cable row and bent-over row are redundant. Pick one or the other. Incline rows are "better", but probably tough on your ankle.

Leg curls/extensions are meh, but if you can't squat, they're better than nothing. Focus on keeping everything in line, make sure you adjust the seat/back/leg cushion appropriately, and don't overdo the weight.

Warmup: mountain climbers might be tough. Can you use a rower or stationary bike?

The Lounge small girls losing weight. May 10 2012
18:11 (UTC)
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How tall are you. How much do you eat right now. What do your workouts comprise. etc.

The Lounge You are Obese! May 10 2012
17:38 (UTC)
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I lost about 40 lb back in 2005. Ever since, my BMI has been between 29 and 31. In that time, I went from barely being able to jog a quarter mile to an Ironman. So anybody who wants to look down on me for being obese is perfectly welcome to do so. I'll be busy seeing if I can do it all again.

But let's say I hadn't lost those 40 lb. Maybe I put on an additional 40 lb, was less able to move around, then my kids showed up, and I was completely screwed. Does that make me any less worthwhile?

Do you really think fat people don't know they're fat? Do you really think people don't know that losing even 10 lb will help them feel better? Or do you think that maybe, just maybe there's more to it than that?

Fitness Give me tips for running my 1st 10k? May 10 2012
15:43 (UTC)
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My rule of thumb: if you can run a mile, you can eventually train up to 6-8 miles without too much input. Four months will be tight, but you can probably do it. Start with couch-to-5k week 3 or 4, then switch to Hal Higdon 10k. Resist the urge to add miles in the early weeks. You'll be running longer soon enough.

Fitness advice May 10 2012
15:03 (UTC)
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Agreed re: eating too little. Your BMR is 1560 kcal/day; assuming a sedentary lifestyle, you should be eating 1950 kcal/day to maintain your weight (that's not even counting the 200-400 kcal you burn working out). Your caloric deficit is such that it suggests that your metabolism has slowed down to compensate.

Unfortunately, you can't exercise your way out of this. You need to eat more.

Fitness Insanity vs. Cycling May 10 2012
14:53 (UTC)
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The best way to determine the difference is probably with a heart rate monitor. Wear it for each activity and see what it says for calorie burn. You can also use the activity calculator, but there's going to be a lot of approximation and guesswork as to how hard you're working.

Fitness new to free weights- questions! May 02 2012
19:06 (UTC)
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Wait, why are you holding the bar overhead? What program are you doing? Exercises, sets/reps?

The Lounge ...are any of us from connecticut? May 02 2012
14:31 (UTC)
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New Haven, yo. I lived in Wallingford for a year, Meriden for two, and the last 12 in the greater New Haven area. From my perspective, Connecticut is just the right combination of culture and inoffensive blandness. There are too many damn cars; the Q bridge (currently being replaced; originally designed for 50k cars/day, now carrying 110k, or numbers to that effect). The roads aren't that great for biking, but nobody I know has ever really had a problem with aggressive drivers (most I've heard of is people being honked at).

Property values are all over the map. I wouldn't recommend buying a house for quite some time. We do have the best pizza around. We're close to other stuff: two hours on a train gets you to Manhattan, two hours in a car gets you to Boston, the Berkshires, Rhode Island beaches (there are some nice beaches in CT, but the water is much better towards RI).

If I had to move out of state tomorrow, I wouldn't really miss it. Except the pizza.

The Lounge This will be my first time... Apr 30 2012
20:00 (UTC)
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Original Post by tblover900:

Don't get any credit cards, well maybe a 500$ limit one for emergencies only and keep it in a file cabinet in your apartment, if you don't have it on you when you go out you're way less likely to use it.

Edited for clarity. My opinion: there is no point to having a credit card until you are financially in a position where you do not need it. Sure, it limits what you can do, but it's a trap. Stay away!

Fitness Need tips for running a mile. Apr 30 2012
15:01 (UTC)
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Train three non-consecutive days per week (MWF, MThSa, etc.). Warm up with 2 laps fast walk (4:00/lap; check 1:00 at quarter laps), 5:00 recovery. Workouts:

Day 1: run 1 lap on 2:15 (check 0:37 at quarter laps), 2:00 recovery. Repeat 4x.

Day 2: run 4 laps running the straights and jogging/walking the curves. Run pace is just beyond comfortable, jog/walk as needed to recover.

Day 3: run 3 laps on 3:30/lap (check 0:52 at quarter laps), 5:00 recovery. Repeat.

Cool down after each session with 2 laps easy walk and maybe some light stretching. Eat right and get to bed early. Try some cross-training on non-running days: easy biking, swimming, some trail walking, but no running.

Message me if you want more specifics.

EDIT: changed the wording to hopefully clear it up.

Fitness heart rate monitor and exercise Apr 30 2012
14:41 (UTC)
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Original Post by chrissie989:

Hi..Thanks for your reply...I weigh 141lbs...5ft 1....age52 and female.....I use a Polar HRM...FT7...My activity is hard for me to say but on an average day I walk  with my dog for at least an hour sometimes 2 over hilly terrain......I Zumber or Step 3 times a week and have just started using the gym once a week for both toning and aerobic exercise....i dont leave the gym until i have earned approx 500 cals and like to see my heart rate between the 120 and 170bpm which i find comfortable.....every diet i read about is telling me that i should only eat about 1400 cals which to me is silly....i love my food and like to enjoy a drink with my friends.

Welp, your BMR is 1310, so assume normal daily burn of 1570 (Harris-Benedict equation). Walking for an hour is around 3 miles; at 141 lb, that's 127 kcal for level ground, so let's round up to 200. So your normal daily burn is somewhere around 1700-1800 kcal. I'll give you 500 kcal from Zumba, which suggests that your actual burn yesterday was probably more like 2300.

Now, there's a bunch of stuff I'm neglecting and glossing over, so your actual burn could be ±20% of that number, but 3600 kcal seems a gross overestimate.

Bottom line, though, if you're enjoying life and where you want to be weight-wise, whatever you're doing is fine. Keep doing that.

Fitness Strength/Weight Training [Till fatigue vs. For a set duration] Apr 30 2012
13:26 (UTC)
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Original Post by hollowness:

No offense but this (thread) has made me feel like I don't deserve to lift.

This is the only thing I've read here that I think needs to die a nasty horrible death. You owe it to yourself to figure this out. The person you are going to be in a year is yelling at you right now to get back under the bar and pick it up.

Fitness heart rate monitor and exercise Apr 30 2012
13:23 (UTC)
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Interesting experiment. May I ask your current weight/age/height/gender, make/model of HRM, and normal activity level?

To answer your question, I agree with your math (deficit = calorie burn - calorie intake). I don't know that a 1600 kcal deficit is sustainable for any real length of time, but it shouldn't pose a problem here or there (typical recommended deficit is on the order of 300-700 kcal/day, depending on your stats and goals).

Fitness if i dont feel exhausted , did i work out? Apr 30 2012
13:12 (UTC)
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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)
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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)
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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)
4
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)
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Are you recovering from an ED?

Fitness This Morning was a Little Scary.. Apr 27 2012
12:35 (UTC)
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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)
9

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.

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