Walking out-of-doors. If only my hips wouldn't tighten up after 2 miles. I like hatha yoga, although I'm a beginner. It helps loosen up my hips and back.
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I like to workout but with my busy schedule the shorter the workout the better, like 25-30 minute max. Does anybody want to join the team I created "Get fit in only 25 minutes a day Challenge group" http://teams.sparkpeople.com/t25challenge.com? The main goal of this group is basically to workout for 25 minutes at your highest intensity 5 days a week for 60 days total. It would be great if we can support each other and stay accountable through the challenge!
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6/26/13 8:24 P
Swimming and cycling. That way if you like racing you can do triathlons in the future. Plus swimming is an excellent cross training exercise with running as it's no impact and places more focus on your upper body.
1. Aqua Zumba! 2. Zumba 3. Strength training/muscle conditioning 4. Run/walk (6 months ago,I never ever thought I would be able to run again!)
I also spin, but HATE HATE HATE it! Just doing it to "shock" my body and shake things up. I know I won't stick with it, but will go back to Elliptical soon. Group fitness works best for me, as I try harder, and don't give up easily, or early...
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I've been trying to run/walk about 5 miles a day but I need to start incorporating strenght training into my routine. I've been on the program for about 2 months and have notices my cloths fitting better but it's all be cardio.
current weight: 143.5
Fitness Minutes: (17,499)
8 6/26/13 8:11 A
Walking 30 minutes a day and 30 minutes on stationary bike while watching movies or listening to music. Just recently (June 2nd, 2013) inserted the word 'exercise' in my vocabulary...so taking it easy for now so I don't burn myself out and quit. I do mess around with the gym ball...I'm sure it would be a hilarious video to see!
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been doing Pilates for several years. Now I do it at home. I found 2 DVDs that I love.
Tabata just started this spring at the YMCA. The other HIIT classes they offer don't fit my schedule. The Tabata class is 6am on Fridays, so it's not easy for me to get there (I have to leave the house at 5:30 instead of my usual 8:00). But it's SO worth it.
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Pounds lost: 18.0
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6/26/13 4:47 A
Fieldworking- I do Taekwondo (my original post mentions it). I'm a second degree black belt, and I'm soon testing for my third degree black belt. It definitely gives me a great workout. I guess I'm just looking for more ways to stay active. I get bored with running.
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748 6/25/13 5:29 P
What about some sort of martial arts like Karate or TaeKwondo (sp?)? It may start off slow when you're first learning, but it would be a good way to get your heart rate up. Coordination is good to have but it isn't required. My brother was in Taekwondo for years (all the way to 2nd degree black belt). It definitely helped with coordination...building coordination. I remember a couple of times when they'd have the kids jump rope. I wish my brother and I had been closer in age (8.5 years apart in age), so that I could've gone through it with him. Man, I would've loved to spar with him....but I digress. It definitely seems like you'd get a great full body workout (kicks, punches, etc.).
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6/25/13 5:17 P
1) Hiking (although I count it more for distance than speed) 2) Walking (steady pace at 3.5 to 3.8 mph; some days slightly slower ~3.2 to 3.4 mph; intervals - walk to jog) 3) Rowing machine (I love using the rowing machine and hope to own one of my own)
Walking can complement your running. Other things that could complement running could be the rowing machine, biking (outdoor or indoor), or swimming. For me, I don't really look at it as a genuine workout like I would for rowing, cycling, treadmill, or elliptical. I'm not a runner mainly because I'm not there yet.
Thanks for the suggestions! I will definitely need to look into fitness blender. Also, I never considered fencing, but it sounds like fun. There is a fencing club at my college, and so I'll also need to check that out.
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6/25/13 10:17 A
I've been fencing for years and I can guarantee its one heck of a lower body workout since you're moving around in a half-squat most of the time. Swimming is also a great workout. Finally, have you looked into a crossfit box in your area. That sounds like it might be up your alley.
I'm trying to look for new workout ideas. If anybody has any suggestions, let me know. I'm looking for some more moderate-heavy intensity workouts that I can use to create some variety in my workout. Currently, I run 2 miles about 3 times a week, and do martial arts 5 times a week for 2 hours each day.
What type of workouts do you guys like? (Please no walking suggestions, I am looking for moderate-intense workout ideas!) thanks!
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