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Toning & tightening up!!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

This year my goals will be to focus on toning and tightening up, this has been the biggest challenge for me yet!! emoticon

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MAMAJAHMAI 1/2/2013 3:42PM

    Weights, weights, weights emoticon Free weights, machine weights, even your body weight ....... Just stay consistent and push your self hard!! You can do it!!! emoticon

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Pedometer vs Heart Rate Monitor?

Friday, October 07, 2011

Hello Spark friends, I have a question? I just got my heart rate monitor and went running this morning. I also had my pedometer attached to me. When I got home my pedometer said I burned 314 calories and my heart rate moinitor said I burned 572 calories. Which one would be the most accurate? Can anyone shed some light? Thanks a bunch!! emoticon

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REMARAHAB 10/7/2011 6:34PM

    Do both of them have you enter weight? The one that measures accurately for your age, weight, and heart rate would be the one I use. I just got a new pedometer and heart rate monitor in one, so no more guessing.

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KEEP_GOING247 10/7/2011 1:51PM

    I agree with DEBJAE, i would go with the heart rate monitor.

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BITIFULBYGOD 10/7/2011 1:44PM

    Yes it has the chest strap.

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DEBJAE 10/7/2011 1:42PM

    If your heart rate monitor has the chest strap, (close to your heart) I would go by that one...but I'm no expert!

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

I've heard so many good things about this program and I'm debating if I should purchase because I hear the horror stories about their nutrition plan and how much food you have to consume. So I'm wondering if I stick to my SP calorie intake will that effect my weight loss or my body in a negative way while using P90X? Does anyone know about the P90X that can shed some light? Thanks! emoticon emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/22/2011 12:28PM

    I've done 90x and loved it. I only did the exercises and stuck with Sparkpeople for my nutrition plan.

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    I did P90X. It's a pretty good plan. The nutritional guide is just that, a guide. They basically want you to eat right. I don't recall them specifying quantities precisely. Anyway, if you're following a good nutrition plan already (like SparkPeople) then you don't need to follow the P90X plan in my opinion. You should worry more about the workouts ... they're tough :)

But honestly, just do it and do your best. You'll see results. Nothing to fear.

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Walking vs Running?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Will I still lose calories in the same manner whether Im walking or running? What is the difference? How will this effect me in my weight loss process? Thnx emoticon

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BITIFULBYGOD 7/14/2011 12:39AM

    Thx for the info spark friends...I feel better now knowing that there is little difference between the two. I think running will be more of a challenge for me, but I will be on my way running soon enough!! emoticon

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RAGAMUFFINKEL 7/14/2011 12:20AM

    I recently read a SP article about exercise that said (my paraphrase) whatever exercise you can commit to is the one that is most likely to help you in your weight loss journey. I'd love to be able to share the link with you but don't think I can find it at the moment.

Running burns more calories, so if you enjoy it go for it. Otherwise, walking the weight off can be just as effective. Motivated made some great points in their response as well.

Whatever you choose, enjoy the journey!!!

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MOTIVATED@LAST 7/14/2011 12:05AM

    The major factor in how many calories are burned is the total distance covered, not your speed.

Because you are actually airborne for part of each stride, running does burn slightly more calories than walking, but the difference is not huge. The major benefits of running are that you burn the calories in less time, and getting your heart rate higher creates additional health and fitness benefits.

However, it does take a while for your body to adapt to the stresses and impact of running. Most experts suggest building a solid base of being able to walk 3 miles comfortably at a speed of 3-4 mph, and then progressing gradually to running through a Couch to 5K program.


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