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PAMSWALKER1 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/17/12 10:14 P

I am doing one set of 12 reps. This is simply the circuit that the facility has.....nothing especially different about it. I've been using nautilus type machines since the mid 70s and have been pleased with them. Its not the only thing I do there but try to use them 2 or 3 times a week. The circuit is computerized with a point system that is credited to your profile. Maybe I'll check to see if a calorie estimate is included and simply plug that in. Thanks for your speedy reply!

1/17/12 7:08 P

As a personal trainer my first response is why are you doing 17 machines per workout? How many sets and repetitions of each exercise are you doing? Aurthur Jones the creator of the Nautalis machine recommended one set of 20 for each machine but did not to my memory advocate using 17 of them per workout.

I would suggest that you can get an excellent workout doing 6 to 8 full body and compound movement exercises per workout which will reduce the amount of listing you need to do to record a workout.

It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs

Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.

"I think calories are little germs in food that all moms are afraid of" Dennis the Menace

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1/17/12 5:54 P


Below is a link to instructions on how you can create your own workout program. While it may be an inconvenience to do so today, from this point out you will be good to go. If you do not want to that, you can always use the Quick Tracker option on your Fitness page and just plug in Nautilus workout and the number of minutes it takes to do the workout. Since SP does not recommend you track strength training workouts in the cardio tracker, this may be your easiest option. By tracking in your Quick Tracker you can track your workouts and still get the fitness minute credit. Below is a link to instructions on how to create your own program if that is an option.

I hope this helps!
Coach Nancy

PAMSWALKER1 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/17/12 5:27 P

How can I log my workout from the YMCA? I use 17 of the Nautilus machines there and it would certainly help to not have to list every one of them!

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