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STROMSP
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8/17/12 11:18 P

On days like that, I prefer the stationary bike for 30 - 45 min.



TISTEN23
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8/17/12 12:31 P

I usually put in a walk at home video (leslie sansone) and do it. If I cant make it past the warm up because I am too tired or no energy, I just call it a day. Maybe try again later in the day...



REVSERENA
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8/17/12 12:26 P

When I'm tired I generally do something mindless and easy, like a continuous low step routine while I watch a TV program that I find entertaining. It is hard to come up with an excuse not to do it. I don't try to increase the intensity of my program when I'm tired, because that's when form slips, and injuries happen.



RICHARDGUNTHER2
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8/17/12 11:59 A

Go at it with my normal routine, but will back down if I have to that day.



DPOWERS18
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8/17/12 11:57 A

I had this problem yesterday. During my usual workout time I felt exhausted. I just did a low intensity workout with plenty of breaks. Later in the day I had more energy and I went for a long walk.



AMALLECO
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8/17/12 11:30 A

shorten it up or take breaks. Do something less strenuous like pilates or yoga.



MOM2ACAT
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8/17/12 11:17 A

I have this problem often, as a cancer patient going through chemo. I do the same workout I usually do, just a shorter one. Most of my fatigue is due to anemia from low blood counts.



LOSER05
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8/17/12 11:11 A

i dont



BANKER-CHUCK
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8/17/12 11:01 A

I my body is tired it is telling me to rest.




CMCOLE
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8/17/12 11:00 A

usually getting outside with the dog helps



PARKERB2
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8/17/12 10:53 A

I gear my walking routine down some.



HELDER8
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8/17/12 10:42 A

This is going to sound super lazy, but when I'm tired at the end of the day, I've found the SP beginners mat routine is an effective workout still. You get the benefit of exercising while lying down, lol.



07SOJO
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8/17/12 10:33 A

Yoga, especially the shivasana (sp?) part!
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CRYSTALDANCER
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8/17/12 10:09 A

I start out slow and then once I wake up a bit I increase my intensity. From a walk to a jog, then eventually to a run.



DLDROST
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8/17/12 9:04 A

treadmill



GINNABOOTS
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8/17/12 8:58 A

walking.



JODROX
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8/17/12 8:50 A

I'd probably go with #2 -- a long walk for me. I want to feel energetic enough to do a tough workout and not slog through it.



EOWYN2424
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8/17/12 8:47 A

If I'm that tired, I'd rather take a nap! ;)



MLAN613
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8/17/12 8:38 A

I always work out as hard as I can, no matter how tired I am. Of course, if I am tired, I may be running a little slower but I am doing the best I can.


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OLIVIANIGHT
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8/17/12 8:12 A

Walking



JANIEWWJD
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8/17/12 3:36 A

I work out the way I always do because once you get started, your tiredness goes away.



GETSINYOUREYES
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8/16/12 11:23 P

If you're tired, but you still want to work out what's your preference between these two options:

1) Workout very hard so you can be done fairly quickly.

2) Workout at a low intensity for a longer period of time.





 
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