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SIOUX2
Posts: 10
7/23/13 11:51 P

I'd give it a shot! Modify what you can't keep up with and one day you'll realize you're going through the whole routine! By the way, can anyone tell me how to add one of those weight tracker lines I keep seeing?



KEEP_GOING247
Posts: 1,750
7/23/13 8:45 P

You can do it!! You can always modify the harder ones but it is a great full body workout emoticon



CARRIENIGN
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7/19/13 12:50 A

Full body strengthening workouts will most definitely help with your 5k goals! I used to only run and while I could run moderately long distances (I've done a couple half marathons with training), I ran slowly and with much effort. After my second half marathon I took a break from running and started a workout that strengthens all muscle groups, particularly the core. Since then, I've started back at running and I ran significantly faster than before with what seems like much less effort! Running and full body conditioning are great together for a great exercise regimen and for meeting running goals in my experience!



SIMONEKP
Posts: 2,462
7/18/13 1:38 P

Get clearance from your doc and give it a whirl and find out



MITCHARVEY
Posts: 161
7/18/13 10:37 A

You never know what your body can do until you push yourself.Great job.



_KANNND
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7/18/13 10:30 A

Good for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon



JACKY1974
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7/18/13 9:35 A

Very awesome! Great job giving this new workout a shot. It is tons of fun and I can't wait to hear when you post..."I am now at the full hour".

Congratulations,
Jacky



LAURAAT
Posts: 1,504
7/18/13 9:34 A

Way to go, Sunspot! Super inspiring to hear how you pushed yourself, and succeeded!
Glad to know you seem to realize your limits, too, sticking with the 30 minute class, working your way up to the 1hr. emoticon



SUNSPOT566
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7/18/13 2:41 A

I did it. Tuckered out, had to modify some jumping movements and take a few extra breaks but I finished the class and did not make a total fool of myself. Liked it a lot and will go back for more abuse next week. NOT READY for the 1hr class - we will keep it to the 30 for now. :)
So glad that I did it.



DRAGONCHILDE
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7/17/13 10:27 P

Remember that it takes as much as 6-8 weeks for healthy lifestyle changes to show up on the scale. Give it time; 3 lbs in a 6 week period IS progress!

Just be mindful of overtraining:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=508


Overdoing it is just as bad for your body as not doing enough. :)



JACKY1974
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7/17/13 7:34 P

Insanity is am absolutely amazing workout that is great for everyone because you can modify every single exercise until you are able to genuinely keep up with Shaun T. You mentioned that it is at your gym, so I am certain there you can also modify things. For example....push ups too hard, go on your knees...jacks too much, move arms and shuffle side to side....burpees kick your butt, do slow mountain climbers.

I love following his workouts and it is a great feeling of accomplishment when you are able to do exactly what he does. Even then you can ramp it up by increasing speed, being lighter ony our feet, etc.

Pushing ourselves is a good thing, but know your true limitations so that you are hitting your goals and not hurting yourself. I have done insanity and his asylum afterwards....both are great and truly fun!

Hope that helps and go for it!!!
Jacky



SUNSPOT566
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7/17/13 6:51 P

I got lazy with the caps, since I use a program at work where caps is so much easier to read. I appreciate your response on insanity, I have been walking off and on for the best part of a year now and about 6 weeks ago really got back in the move forward mode. Slowly at first and have gradually bumped it up - watching the diet (usually around 1600-1800 calories a day) and only 3lb move on the scale. :( I totally understand the redistribution factor with building muscle, etc but really want some scale results too! I have decided to push to the next level within reason and challenge myself with classes I have shyed away from. I have signed up for my 1st 5k in August and know that I won't be running the entire thing but have a goal to run part of it and I am hoping some higher intensity workouts 1-2x a week plus walking will get me there.



DRAGONCHILDE
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7/17/13 6:25 P

Just as a tip, using all caps is considered "yelling" on the internet, and can be kinda tough to read. Not a big deal, just for future reference. :)

Insanity is pretty tough stuff; it's not about weight, but fitness level. It's worth a try, but you need to be cautious and aware of your capabilities. Modify what you can't do.



SUNSPOT566
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7/17/13 5:02 P

I HAVE BEEN DELIGIENTLY WORKING OUT FOR 6 WEEKS NOW - DOING THE TREADMILL, + REGULAR 3MI EVENING WALKS (3.5MPH) AND VARIOUS CLASSES AT THE GYM TO MIX IT UP (CX-WORX; BODYPUMP; ZUMBA) I HAVE MADE IT THROUGH ALL OF THOSE FAIRLY WELL - BUT I AM WANTING TO REALLY STEP IT UP IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AND BUST THROUGH TO THE NEXT LEVEL. THE GYM IS OFFERING A 30MIN VERSION OF INSANITY AND I AM THINKING OF TRYING. EVEN IF I CAN'T DO IT ALL I AM GUARANTEED A GOOD SWEAT RIGHT? AM I CRAZY? FEEDBACK FROM OTHERS WHO HAVE DONE THE CLASS - PROS/CONS APRECIATED.



 
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