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ANGELCITYGAL SparkPoints: (37,842)
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8/11/13 11:24 P

Whoa, Archimedesii, Thanks for that tip! emoticon

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SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,458
8/11/13 8:01 P


Try doing them as static lunges (split squats) making sure your toro stays erect and vertical as you drop you buttocks down between your spread posture.


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


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ADIOSALL Posts: 5,197
8/11/13 7:44 P

lunges - I can't balance so I do them assisted with a chair. Also, would never even attempt burpees .

Edited by: ADIOSALL at: 8/11/2013 (19:48)
13DETERMINEDME Posts: 1,369
8/11/13 6:48 P

Jumping Jacks

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
8/11/13 6:40 P

hate clean and presses....also hate push ups. love chest flyes, bicep curls, calf raises and a nice long walk.

Terri
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8/11/13 4:30 P

Sounds great!

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (150,521)
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8/11/13 4:30 P

Ditto. Burpees. I absolutely without a doubt, LOATHE burpees. I'll do them, but I definitely don't like them.

PS - Angel, I did the Spartan Sprint last November. And yes, the Spartans are absolutely obsessed with their burpees. Just as a heads up, they start you with a set of burpees to warm up and they have another set towards the end just when you think you don't have to do another set. It wasn't pretty, but this old hag made it across the finish line.

Have fun !

Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 8/11/2013 (16:42)
ANGELCITYGAL SparkPoints: (37,842)
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8/11/13 4:18 P

Burpees. They are so tough! But I'm training for a 5K obstacle course race later this year, and you have to do 30 burpees for any obstacle you miss, so I've got to get my numbers up.

They're fantastic, though, for overall conditioning of all your major muscle groups, so it's not a waste of time to get good at them!

Edited by: ANGELCITYGAL at: 8/11/2013 (16:20)
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WHOLENEWME79 Posts: 948
8/11/13 2:54 P

Squats and lunges, for sure. Hate them, but as the PP said, so effective you kind of have to do 'em.

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JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (80,275)
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8/11/13 2:36 P

Ugh, I second lunges... there is no other exercise I hate more but they're so darn effective I have to include them. I just find them a bit of balancing act and I have terrible balance.


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8/11/13 1:07 P

lunges and stretching.

I never, ever stretch.

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SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,458
8/11/13 12:11 P

I hate doing any form of machine cardio, can tolerate outdoor running but prefer cycling for my limited cardio. I get my cardio by doing strength only circuit training which gives me to biggest bang for my buck and is the best utilization of my training time.


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

BARBANNA SparkPoints: (107,974)
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8/11/13 11:03 A

I dislike the overhead press with the dumbbell and the airplane/ exercise with the body laying prone and lifting the arms and legs in a reciprocal fashion.

I love my cardio but not as happy with my ST.

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8/11/13 10:58 A

I love walking, jogging and swimming, but I absolutely hate strength training.

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