The Rock-Your-Body Fitness Thread
We talk about health and exercise in a lot of different threads. It's time for a one-stop shop.
As you all have read ad nauseam, I have a super slow metabolism so I'm always looking for ways to increase my fitness.
I'm going to join a gym next Wednesday (most likely). Is it true that I should leave a day between working muscle groups? I'll likely only be at the gym on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so I'm not sure what the best excercises are if I'm only going to be working that area once. Like, Wednesday for legs or front and Thursdays for arms or back. Something like that? I'll have about an hour between work and when yoga starts and the gym will be relatively empty, so I'll have plenty of time and access to equipment.
I recently read that dehydration leads to a drop on body temperature and a drop in temp triggers a body to store fat. Of all the dagnabbit, underhanded, flea-analogue bitten things! My normal temp is in the 97.1 - 97.3 F (36.2 - 36.3 C) range.
Oh, and THE WEIGHT BENCH CAME TODAY.
I walked my daughter to work this morning so that was over 3 miles round trip and then I ran a bazillion errands so they are all out of the way and I'll have nothing to do after work this week except come home and workout!
excited to hear how you love your weight bench, hh!
my arse is only starting to stop hurting now from doing legs on Friday last week.
I now have extra outlets in my garage, which means that we can plug in the new treadmill we got for FREE even though the dr told me that i couldn't use it and to just stick to the elyptical b/c of my knee and we will be able to plug in some music, so i will be getting on it, prolly tomorrow, hubby is excited. I did however make my daughter bend over so i could kick her in the rear tai-bo style and i did quite a few reps, and switched legs... felt like a decent mini work out, and also put her in her place muahaha! >:D
I am very jellys of all of you guys and your dedication. I was supposed to go on a hike on sunday but my damn knee has been giving me hell lately. and HH, i Reallllllllllllllly would love to hike with you, i would prolly be way slower than you even though you say you are slow, and i would have to turn around and walk back half way through.
oww - i thought that picture of you was awesome.
How have your workouts been going, Storm?
Monday was good but yesterday I had to back down on the intensity some. My arthritis has been flaring up off and on and it's really pissing me off. It's really bad in my fingers and toes right now but fortunately that doesn't keep me from doing Perfect Abs. I shall prevail!
Jessi, I am just as jealous of your treadmill as I am of HH's weight bench! I wish I had a place to put equipment in my house, but it's so tiny. I only have an 8 ft. by 5 ft. space to workout in in my living room and my landlord's stuff fills up 2/3rds of my garage so no space there either. It's sucky!
Buns of Steel and 17 minutes of TurboFire....yes, I'm attempting it again. Last time I tried to do all the steps and strained my spine and then rode that as a cheesy excuse to stop working out for a while. This time I'm only doing the steps I know won't stress my fusion. When she shifts to something that I can't/shouldn't do, I simply substitute a step I can do that works the same muscles. I'm determined to finish the entire 55 minute segment this time. I never got past 25 minutes last time.
to push yourself too hard storm, doing 25 mins a day is better than injuring yourself.
still haven't done anything due to the fact that the garage is overflowing and i can't get to my equipment. hubby is supposed to be sorting it out, and his sister wants to come over twice a week to work out with me. AND one of the classes i signed up for is a PE class (i seriously needed to fill my schedule with 2 credits and this is all that was left.) soooooooooooo hello manditory or fail a class working out! haha maybe i will actually get off my rear and do something now.
it is just a general 2 credit push me to part time class. I believe that after the orientation i just come and go to the gym when i want to and complete so many hours scanning my card in and out. I do have 2 hours off between classes, so i will already be down there and have time to spare. no luck yet in the garage gym.... and just got given a 55 gallon fish tank today so there is even less room in there.
Yesterday, 10 minute segment of BOS and 30 minutes of TurboFire 55EZ segment and all I'm saying is DAMN, that's one brutal workout.
I said this on facebook, but have you fellow body rockers heard of fitocracy?
It's pretty fun, you log your exercise and get points and level up like a game.
I can invite anyone who would be interested in some extra competitive motivation!
So, my exercise has almost exclusively been running. I have been such a fatty lard arse and not going to the gym, except for pump class once a week. So only doing a couple of runs a week and one gym class = blobby shelloid.
I got the New Rules of Lifting for Women out of the library and am going to give that a go. I'd never heard of it before, but now I've read it and researched it online I've discovered it seems to be quite popular and has some pretty good results. I'm gonna give the workouts a go, but not follow the diet advice - it relies a lot on protein powder - for drinks and just to add to meals. I don't like the idea of that, it just sounds wrong to me to up protein by adding such a processed thing to your diet.
However, the nutrition section of the book is quite interesting and I'll take some advice from it - upping protein in general - just because I have been a bit of a carb fiend recently.
I also like that the book isn't recommending working out every single day because I just know I won't do that. It recommends 2 or ideally 3 workouts a week, which I think I can handle.
I'm gonna start it tomorrow, but it will probably go out the window during March as N's parents are here and I feel bad if I spend evenings at the gym rather than with them when they've made the effort to fly half way round the world to see us!
I procrastinated in doing my hours for PE, so for the past 2 1/2 weeks i have been putting 2 hours 5 days a week at the gym. I can honestly say that my knee is feeling better for it, I haven't had to take much medicine for it. I think i am really going to start putting my elliptical and treadmill to use now. and our puppy is almost big enough to start taking walks, there will be movement in my future, oh yes, there will.
I do a minimum of an hour of exercise every day, per doctor's orders as part of my post-gastric-bypass regiment. I try to get cardio everyday and then add in yoga and weightlifting (weights at least 3 times a week).
Today was a weights/aerobic day... I did the new release of BodyPump at my gym for an hour. It's low weight lifting til muscle failure and works the full body (it totals about 800 reps per class, spread throughout different muscle focuses) and is made to also get your heart rate up and count towards aerobic exercise, too. It was HARD today with the new release, definitely more challenging during squats, that's for sure... I was all wobbly afterwards for a minute lol.
But it was a great morning workout. I do Pump 3 times a week, then do heavy weights with my husband a couple times on days I don't do Pump. I'm focusing on a more Basic Training style of workout rather than the work-someday-and-not-others method usually urged by trainers. BT was amazing for my body, so I'm going back to that style of exercising.
I totally dropped the ball on my workout in April when I ended up with my daughter's homeless friend on my couch. My house is so tiny and he's constantly there and in the way. Two more weeks and I'll be able to start over again with the TurboFire.