04-09-2012, 08:55 AM
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  • bullgoose
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I have been a gym member for years but found that I got a little tired of the typical gym workouts and stopped going. For the last year or so I have been enrolled in "Maximum Boot Camp", an outdoor class that has kind of re-energized me. I do this three days a week and go running two days a week.

What are you currently doing for exercise?

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 04-09-2012, 09:16 AM
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  • TexBilly
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Right now, I power walk/light run daily. Have been thinking about dusting off my road bike and signing up for a few century rides this year. Funny how much harder it is to stay in shape once you pass the age of (information withheld to protect the old). Rolleyes

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 04-09-2012, 09:20 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(04-09-2012, 09:16 AM)texbilly Wrote: Funny how much harder it is to stay in shape once you pass the age of (information withheld to protect the old). Rolleyes

It really is! I would like to ride my bike rather than run but am scared to death of getting run over by some soccer mom with her cell phone pressed against her ear. Angry

I went running last night and am paying for it today...the joints are not happy.

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 04-09-2012, 09:36 AM
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(04-09-2012, 09:20 AM)bullgoose Wrote: It really is! I would like to ride my bike rather than run but am scared to death of getting run over by some soccer mom with her cell phone pressed against her ear. Angry

I went running last night and am paying for it today...the joints are not happy.

Pancarta I biked everywhere for a while, but I also just found it to be way too stressful/dangerous. As for running, I have the same problem; my knees just scream at me every time I do it.

Though I've been very inconsistent lately, I try to lift weights twice a week (push one day and pull the other) and do two high-intensity 15 minute plyometric cardio routines per week.

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 04-09-2012, 09:54 AM
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  • mikeperry
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(04-09-2012, 08:55 AM)bullgoose Wrote: What are you currently doing for exercise?

In the evening I go for my daily walk, about an hour...

Outside gardening as much as possible (includes a little voluntary gardening when I have the time).

Wish I could ride a bike with my sons, but alas I'm not allowed to ride a bike (bad back reasons). Need to get back into my "serious" running (50 to 60 miles a week) so I can run with them while they ride...

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 04-09-2012, 10:50 AM
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  • Johnny
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I am breaking in a new Lazy-Boy recliner/rocker.

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 04-09-2012, 10:57 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(04-09-2012, 10:50 AM)Johnny Wrote: I am breaking in a new Lazy-Boy recliner/rocker.

That is my favorite exercise of all but I don't seem to get the same results from it. Huh

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 04-09-2012, 11:02 AM
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Bike to work (16 km / 10 miles each way) once or twice a week when the weather allows it. Go for walks. Indoor field hockey at work once or twice a week - probably the most dangerous thing I do.

Got a Wii Fit and a stationary bike, but somehow I never seem to get around to using those - hope to get better about that.

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 04-09-2012, 12:29 PM
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  • freddy
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Sitting on my derrière staring at a computer screen that says The Shave Nook on it. I now possess the largest derrière on my block. Who says exercise doesn't pay? Tongue

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 04-09-2012, 12:59 PM
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  • Harvey
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love riding my cruiser bike 3 or 4 miles a day..constantly moving my shave cave around has produced absolutely nothing but then again I,m 69..still alive and have outlived most of my childhood friends..must be doing something right...!!!!Oh now I remember I run to the bathroom often and that has me in fantastic shape..can pee like a race horse....Yahoo !!!!!!

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 04-09-2012, 01:04 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(04-09-2012, 12:59 PM)Harvey Wrote: love riding my cruiser bike 3 or 4 miles a day..constantly moving my shave cave around has produced absolutely nothing but then again I,m 69..still alive and have outlived most of my childhood friends..must be doing something right...!!!!Oh now I remember I run to the bathroom often and that has me in fantastic shape..can pee like a race horse....Yahoo !!!!!!

I just checked the calendar and it looks like someone has a big birthday coming up in a few weeks. Cool

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 04-09-2012, 01:08 PM
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Road cycling. I try to average 250km/week. In my 'youth' I used to ride semi-pro so still like to keep my hand in (work permitting!).

Gary

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 04-09-2012, 01:16 PM
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  • ajc347
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Aikido and Kick Boxing for me. Smile

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 04-09-2012, 01:58 PM
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I'm hitting the treadmill for about 30 minutes a night, 4-5X a week.

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 04-09-2012, 02:27 PM
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I do a Peak 8 (aka Sprint 8) workout. In the past I've done it by running. This week I'm going to try it by jumping rope.

Excellent workout that only takes 20-25 minutes 2-3x per week & is very flexible regarding what type of exercise you do.

Edit: My bachelor's is in exercise science so if anyone has any questions relating to exercise, please feel free to shoot me a PM.

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 04-09-2012, 03:04 PM
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(04-09-2012, 02:27 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I do a Peak 8 (aka Sprint 8) workout. In the past I've done it by running. This week I'm going to try it by jumping rope.

Excellent workout that only takes 20-25 minutes 2-3x per week & is very flexible regarding what type of exercise you do.

Edit: My bachelor's is in exercise science so if anyone has any questions relating to exercise, please feel free to shoot me a PM.

what are your thoughts on a rowing machine? is it worth the expense? I used to have one years ago, but I broke it mainly due to its age.

how about hitting a punching bag?

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 04-10-2012, 07:30 AM
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For those of you looking for something different, you should check out CROSSFIT

I have not joined yet, but I'm very familiar with it.

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 04-10-2012, 07:47 AM
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  • Leon
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(04-09-2012, 09:20 AM)bullgoose Wrote: I would like to ride my bike rather than run but am scared to death of getting run over by some soccer mom with her cell phone pressed against her ear. Angry

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I went to the gym for years, but now my spare time is next to none.
Occasionally some walks/runs in the city park.
Other than that, I usually use the stairs instead of the elevator, simple but effective.

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 04-10-2012, 08:09 AM
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  • Howler
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I have severe Arthritis, in my back, neck, knees, etc.

We belong to the local fitness center, we go Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We do one hour of Chair Yoga, I read the stationary bike for five miles, then we do Water Aerobics for 45 minutes, then we do another half hour on the gym floor.

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 04-10-2012, 08:48 AM
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(04-09-2012, 03:04 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(04-09-2012, 02:27 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I do a Peak 8 (aka Sprint 8) workout. In the past I've done it by running. This week I'm going to try it by jumping rope.

Excellent workout that only takes 20-25 minutes 2-3x per week & is very flexible regarding what type of exercise you do.

Edit: My bachelor's is in exercise science so if anyone has any questions relating to exercise, please feel free to shoot me a PM.

what are your thoughts on a rowing machine? is it worth the expense? I used to have one years ago, but I broke it mainly due to its age.

how about hitting a punching bag?

Rowing is a great exercise primarily because it utilizes the back muscles which for the most part are neglected and lead to things such as poor posture. As far as it being worth the expense that is hard to say. As with shaving there are many cheap ways to get the same benefits but what will you enjoy the most and use consistently. Personally, if I had the space and funds for one I'd love to have one.

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