SparkPeople Torture Chambers!! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=44365 MOTIVATED PEOPLE ONLY: By entering here U agree 2 give 100% of what u have. Train hard & get results. Our Motto: GO Hard Or GO Home! lol! SparkPeople Torture Chambers!! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=44365 what fruits and veggies are you eating today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x58797459 what fruits and veggies are you eating today? Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:39:20 EST JESSICA SMITH TV http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x58797382 JESSICA SMITH TV <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/user/jessicasmithtv </link> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:28:15 EST what to wear on your run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x58797335 what to wear on your run <BR> <BR> <link>www.runnersworld.com/what-to-wear?cm<BR>_mmc=NL-QOTD-_-1796082-_-08052014-_-To<BR>ol-3 </link> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:23:04 EST On Demand Full-Length Yoga, Fitness, And Cooking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x58797322 On Demand Full-Length Yoga, Fitness, And Cooking Classes <BR> <BR> <link>grokker.com/ </link> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:21:01 EST What Does “All Natural” Really Mean? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19241x44365x58797272 When it Comes to Food, What Does “All Natural” Really Mean? <BR> <BR> <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-health/<BR>redefining-all-natural-4-tips-that-can<BR>-help-you-choose-better/ </link> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:14:20 EST 10 Ways to Get Yourself to Eat More Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19241x44365x58797208 10 Ways to Get Yourself to Eat More Vegetables <BR> <BR> <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/wa<BR>ys-to-get-yourself-to-eat-more-vegetab<BR>les/?utm_source=Green+Monster+Mailing+<BR>List&utm_campaign=1ba2caa59a-NEWSLETTE<BR>R_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_<BR>term=0_bbf62ddf34-1ba2caa59a-105921977 </link> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:07:10 EST Wild Rice, Cabbage and Chickpea Pilaf http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x58797161 Wild Rice, Cabbage and Chickpea Pilaf <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/wild<BR>-rice-cabbage-chickpea-pilaf/ </link> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:01:03 EST Quinoa and Sweet Potato Noodle Bolognese http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x58797131 Quinoa and Sweet Potato Noodle Bolognese With Toasted Crushed Almonds <BR> <BR> <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/<BR>quinoa-and-sweet-potato-noodle-bologne<BR>se/?utm_source=Green+Monster+Mailing+L<BR>ist&utm_campaign=c72ff6364a-NEWSLETTER<BR>_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_t<BR>erm=0_bbf62ddf34-c72ff6364a-105921977 </link> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 08:56:39 EST Protein Bars Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x58797039 Protein Bars Recipes <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipes.asp?<BR>food=protein+bars&anyall=ALL&c1=0&c3=0<BR>&c5=0&c4=0&prep_time=0&total_time=0&ca<BR>lories_operation=&fiber_operation=&car<BR>bs_operation=&c2=0&fat_operation=&prot<BR>ein_operation=&sort=number_of_ratings&pg= </link> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 08:47:49 EST Happy July holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x58393354 Woo hoo, its that great HOT holiday that is coming up, were there is barbecues, picnics, walking, hiking, swimming, watching fireworks, ect. <BR> <BR> So rather you’re celebrating Canada Day on July 1st or Independence Day on July 4th just have lots of fun. <BR> <BR> Here are some great recipes to help stay healthy: <BR> <BR> German Potato Salad, Hearty Salads, Something for the Grill <BR> <link>madmimi.com/p/370df4?fe=1&pact=23471<BR>744714 </link> <BR> <BR> Vegan BBQ LentilBall Sandw... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 08:28:38 EST A 5-Minute Wake Up Call for Your Whole Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x58372058 A 5-Minute Wake Up Call for Your Whole Body <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=a_5minute_wake_up_call_for_your_who<BR>le_body </link> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 09:34:37 EST The 29 Hardest Abs Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x58212329 The 29 Hardest Abs Exercises <BR> <BR> <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/552225-<BR>the-29-hardest-ab-exercises/?utm_sourc<BR>e=newsletter&utm_medium=email%20&utm_c<BR>ampaign=0404#slide=1 </link> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 01:25:21 EST Steady State? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x58196125 I love doing Cathe's really intense workouts. Love the HiiT and X10!!! Anyhow, I like to mix in some steady state radio now and then. Just wondered what percentage of my Max heart rate would be considered steady state? 60%? 70% <BR> Thanks in advance for your help! :) Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:51:03 EST Happy Effect Exercise Has On Your...Gut Bacteria? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x58188476 The Happy Effect Exercise Has On Your...Gut Bacteria? <BR> <BR> <link>www.prevention.com/health/healthy-li<BR>ving/exercise-makes-your-gut-bacteria-<BR>more-diverse?cid=social_20140610_25701<BR>096&cm_mmc=Facebook-_-Prevention-_-hea<BR>lth-healthyliving-_-exerciseandgutbacteria </link> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:05:30 EST hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x58119025 <em>524</em> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 12:11:26 EST How many fitness minutes (or miles) did you do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x58078285 How many fitness minutes (or miles) did you do each day? Mon, 2 Jun 2014 00:22:07 EST Fitness Alphabet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x58072405 Let's play a game....Fitness Alphabet <BR> <BR> I'll start... <BR> <BR> Abs Sun, 1 Jun 2014 14:27:47 EST Have a great Memorial day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x58002870 Everyone have a great Memorial day. Here are some great recipe to help you with your picnics and cookouts. <BR> <BR> <BR> Bust These Exercise Excuses with Tabata Workouts <BR> <BR> <link>caloriecount.about.com/bust-these-ex<BR>ercise-excuses-tabata-workouts-b624514<BR>?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=emai<BR>l&utm_campaign=newsletter_20140309&utm<BR>_term=title1 </link> <BR> <BR> 50 Monster Vegan Burgers and Sandwiches for Memorial Day! <BR> <BR> <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/vega... Mon, 26 May 2014 11:32:55 EST 15 Natural Back Pain Remedies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x57878093 15 Natural Back Pain Remedies <BR> <BR> <link>www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,208<BR>00897,00.html?xid=healthyliving05142014 </link> Thu, 15 May 2014 01:06:58 EST Happy Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x57834282 Have a great Mothers day. Hope you get alot of cute little hand prints, clay bowl, macaroni frame, ect from your little kids. Here are some yummy recipes you can try out. <BR> <BR> <BR> Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies <BR> <link>blog.fatfreevegan.com/2014/04/apple-<BR>pie-oatmeal-cookies.html?utm_source=fe<BR>edburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign<BR>=Feed%3A+FatfreeVeganBlog+%28Fatfree+V<BR>egan+Blog%29 </link> <BR> <BR> Springtime Strawberry Lime Mango Crisp <BR> <link>ohsheglows.com/20... Sun, 11 May 2014 09:14:37 EST Antibiotic Resistance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x57615945 Antibiotic Resistance...ok I find this scary and people are just letting this happen. <BR> <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2014/04/23/agricultural-antibi<BR>otic-overuse.aspx?e_cid=20140423Z1_DNL<BR>_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email<BR>&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=2014042<BR>3Z1&et_cid=DM44855&et_rid=496974437 </link> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:20:21 EST Question Of The Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x57595082 Thought to start this thread...if you have a question <em>38</em> you want to ask may it be fun or serious please post it here <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So my question today is... does anybody know some good veges that are easy on the tummie and don't cause to much gas build up in the tummie as I have a bet of a stomach ache and I am trying to do low carb today...need something that won't make it worse? <em>303</em> <em>30</em> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:10:18 EST Do These 7 Things and Keep the Pounds Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19241x44365x57589085 Do These 7 Things and Keep the Pounds Off <BR> <BR> <link>fullplateliving.org/blog/do-these-7-<BR>things-and-keep-pounds?utm_source=Emai<BR>l+Access+List&utm_campaign=3db858fb02-<BR>April_7_Weekly_Email&utm_medium=email&<BR>utm_term=0_8688509ca4-3db858fb02-49005753 </link> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:42:21 EST 7 Green Superfoods for Super Energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x57589023 7 Green Superfoods for Super Energy <BR> <BR> <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/7-green-superf<BR>oods-for-super-energy/?utm_source=feed<BR>burner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=F<BR>eed%3A+jointhereboot%2FuoBr+%28Reboot+With+Joe%29 </link> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:39:55 EST The First 10 Pilates Mat Exercises and More http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x57588942 The First 10 Pilates Mat Exercises and More <BR> <BR> <link>pilates.about.com/od/pilatesexercise<BR>s/tp/First-10-Classic-Exercises.htm </link> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:35:26 EST 5K Training: Train to Run Your First 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x57588914 5K Training: Train to Run Your First 5K <BR> <BR> <link>running.about.com/od/racetraining/a/<BR>first5K.htm </link> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:33:40 EST Best Exercise Equipment for a Home Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x57588806 Best Exercise Equipment for a Home Gym <BR> <BR> <link>sportsmedicine.about.com/od/equipmen<BR>t/tp/homeequipment.htm </link> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:27:00 EST 3 Steps to Get Back on Track, Post-holiday Indulg http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x57588749 3 Steps to Get Back on Track, Post-holiday Indulgence <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>caloriecount.about.com/blog/partners<BR>/3-steps-get-back-track-post-b541254?u<BR>tm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&<BR>utm_campaign=newsletter_20140419&utm_term=title3 </link> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:24:08 EST 24 Fat-Burning Ab Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x57588671 24 Fat-Burning Ab Exercises <BR> <BR> <link>www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,206<BR>64616,00.html </link> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:19:59 EST Top 7 Health and Fitness Resources http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19241x44365x57588597 Top 7 Health and Fitness Resources <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>caloriecount.about.com/top-7-health-<BR>fitness-resources-week-b626091?utm_sou<BR>rce=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_ca<BR>mpaign=newsletter_20140420&utm_term=title1 </link> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:16:24 EST 11 Best Exercises to Get Strong, Toned Arms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x57571087 11 Best Exercises to Get Strong, Toned Arms <BR> <BR> <link>www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,206<BR>81364,00.html </link> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:25:33 EST I am http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19241x44365x57570761 I saw this on a team I'm on and thought I should start one here..it's fun! <BR> <BR> This thread is to give us all an easy way to check in and let us know how you're doing, what you're feeling, or whatever is on your mind each day with just a quick "I am" statement! Be sure to start every post you make with "I am"! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am resting today! <em>102</em> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:44:09 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x57570554 Have a great Easter and go out and enjoy the great weather ( even if you have snow just go out and make snow Easter eggs) <BR> <BR> Let's face it when it comes to Easter there are alot of sweet treats around tempting us so hear are some treats that look yummy but healthier. <BR> <BR> Blueberry Fruit Salad and Chocolate Cherry Kiss <BR> <link>www.extraordinaryhealth.com/Article-<BR>Landing-Page/Extraordinary-Health-News<BR>letter-April-02-2014/ContentPubID/1189.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> Ve... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:21:49 EST A Fat-Free Super Food That's Big on Taste http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x57570444 A Fat-Free Super Food That's Big on Taste <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1816 </link> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:07:23 EST Welcome New Leader!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x57561438 Welcome a new team leader DS9KIE...she's awesome!! <em>244</em> <em>334</em> Lets make this team active again!! <em>104</em> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:12:38 EST Anyone Still here?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x57536772 Hi all just wanted to see if anyone was still here...I got heavy depression for a few months due to family stuff that I couldn't fix...so I decided enough! And now that I pulled up my socks and pulled my head out of the sand I am ready to get fit and healthy again! So anyone still here?? <em>40</em> <em>334</em> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:46:03 EST Gentleman ready to begin. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x55159623 Transformation begins with one step. I'm ready to get started. I lost weight, put some back and now am ready to push through to the finish line. Looking at this page, I may be one of the few guys here, I hope you ladies don't mind if I join you. It sounds like you're a motivated group. I want to wish everyone a great day. Sun, 6 Oct 2013 09:09:59 EST How to get back on track? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x54941582 I haven't felt up to "torture"-level for quite some time. And not sure when I'll feel inclined again, or even IF I will. <BR> <BR> Other non-fitness priorities have taken over. <BR> <BR> Not sure how to get back on track. Unfortunately, I don't have ANY real-life fitness partners. No trainer, and not making it to the gym. <BR> <BR> MsBootcamp Wed, 18 Sep 2013 02:33:33 EST Calories...zig zag http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19241x44365x54829653 Okay so today I bit the big one...I got on that horrid scale!! <em>24</em> <em>192</em> I had to do this as I was pointed out by a really smart sp friend that I might not be getting in enough calories (yes calories...now I am counting those to!!! <em>20</em> ) for the exercise I do... so I had to weigh myself to be able to calculate correctly how many calories I do need (and I was way below my needed calorie intake for the day!!)...so if you need or want to see how many calories you ne... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 18:43:10 EST A Message For New Members... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x54817017 First of all I would love to just say thanks for joining the Chambers <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Next I just want to say if you don't have a spark page made or if your set to private the team can't send you goodies or messages...would so love to include everyone on our team and be able to help everyone here!! So make sure if you want those goodies and message to make your home page and don't have your page set at private!! <em>211</em> Sat, 7 Sep 2013 16:37:56 EST Wish list!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x54660790 Hi thought to create this thread to post the workouts that we would like to get that look fun and that would challenge us or are just plain fun!!And if you want to get an idea what other people have for workouts and share your thoughts and ideas for a great workout!! <BR> <BR> Heres one that I really really want and can't wait to get!! And add to my collection!! <BR> Patrick Goudeau presents Kickbox Burn and you can see a video clip here... <link>www.collagevideo.com/workout-video/p<BR>at... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 00:33:53 EST The Push Up Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x54290350 So hey what would Torture Chambers be without a pushup challenge?? I thought to make this post because I was slacking off with my pushups and thus my back...this challenge can be either full body pushups or off your kness oh hey even wall pushups lol then there are chair pushups!! Am I missing any?? <em>40</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> so my pushup goal is to do 3 sets 25 reps full body pushups 3x per week for 2 weeks then after 2 weeks I want to add in one more set of 25!! Anyone want t... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:11:39 EST Health Tips.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x54284208 Hi every one thought I would start a thread for healthy tips...if you have read or know a great tip you would like to share please post it...it just might help someone else!! <em>58</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 00:11:36 EST What is your emoticon today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19241x44365x54232977 <em>198</em> <em>334</em> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:00:16 EST New Co-Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x54178878 Hi just wanted to thank Uriah for agreeing to help with the team!! She is such a great motivator and speaker!! Glad she agreed to help out! Thanks Uriah!! <em>334</em> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:44:44 EST ~ Extreme workout thread? ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x53982586 What happened to the "What Extreme Workout did you do today?"... this is a good thread for those who are doing it freestyle but need somewhere to post their workouts? <BR> <BR> Where is it????... please bring it back! ~ Dee <em>303</em> Wed, 3 Jul 2013 01:48:29 EST July's Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x53941633 Anybody here still?? Are you up for a little challenge with me?? Want to sweat?? <em>198</em> <em>334</em> Want to kick your body into gear and make it sore??? LETS DO THIS!!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> This months challenge is working out 6 days per week first thing before breakfast...10- 30 minutes to rev up our fat storage and knock that fat out! this is to be down in HIIT! Are you up for it?? And then if you have time just for a bonus do another workout later in the day. <em>198</... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 01:40:52 EST New Beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x53018031 It's time for me to finish my weight loss journey. I will never give up. I will never give in. I will push forward on a daily basis. I'm worth it. I would have entered the torture chamber today, but my gym key didn't work. So I decided to go for a walk instead. Tomorrow is my day! Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:49:46 EST Hi new to team !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x52466522 what is HIIT work out? Sun, 10 Mar 2013 08:24:18 EST Les Mills Pump? Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x52414499 So, I've got a really bad bruised heel. Supposed to rest it for 6 weeks! But, I'm gonna keep lifting weights (no cardio for me for a while). <BR> <BR> Anyone have Les Mills Pump? Does it get your heart rate up? Doesn't look like there's any jumping. lol <BR> <BR> Also, is it available without the weights? I've got a troy lite bar already and all the weights I need. I don't want to pay for the shipping to Canada for the weights. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 13:12:40 EST Insanity ( Core cardio and Balance ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x52400031 For the people who have done insanity for more than one round. how do you rate the core cardio and balance week? would love if someone could share a review. <BR> Thanks! Tue, 5 Mar 2013 14:22:26 EST Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x52168542 Ok, so I am new and I have been perusing the forums for a couple days now. Unlike other teams there is a crap load of information and posts on here. I don't even know where to start. I have joined the weekly pushup challenge but see lots of other challenges being posted in the forums as well. Some seem a bit older though. Advice please. <BR> <BR> Thanks, Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:49:12 EST Weekly workout challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x52098711 Hi decided to try something new...I want to post my weekly workouts as I do them or check them off as I do the...for example... <BR> <BR> Sunday- Chest, Back and Shoulder-did it! <BR> Monday-Ride- switched it for a walk. <BR> Tuesday-Biceps and Triceps- did it! <BR> Wednesday-Cardio Leg Blast/ timesaver 1-6 <BR> Thursday-Super Cuts <BR> Friday-Hard strikes- premix 17 <BR> Saturday- Off <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Or if you don't know exactly what your plans are ahead of time you can leave yo... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:45:41 EST This cold (weather) is a torture! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x51828189 I'm doing pretty well- taking extra supplements, trying to eat nutritiously, yet this cold is no joke. <BR> <BR> But I'm trying! Anybody else dealing with very cold temps? <BR> <BR> MsBootcamp Sat, 26 Jan 2013 06:07:40 EST Handstand http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x51450135 Anybody here can do a full on handstand and stay in that for 30 seconds straight? I'm asking cuz I'm looking all over the place for tips about how I can do a handstand without getting a headache. <BR> <BR> I've been practicing wall handstand intervals so I can learn to do a handstand and stay in it for 30 seconds w/o a wall...it's my goal for 2013...sounds simple, but it aint. Maybe I'm not used to it yet...I've been practicing for a month. Determined to learn this because I want to join ... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 10:24:18 EST Extreme makeover links... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x51059421 I thought I would start this new thread because last night I watched this amazing girl...Ashly transform her life...man if this girl can push it...I can push it to!! <em>198</em> <em>334</em> and achieve my life time goal!!! <BR> <BR> Heres Ashleys transformation...2 hours <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9oMWqWT9u8 </link> Sun, 2 Dec 2012 19:47:28 EST The new team goal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x51043778 Oh I seee lol that is the new team goal everyone was asking me about <em>2</em> <em>334</em> okay its on the home page at the bottom where you add your goals that you want to check off in the other goals...do you know what I mean?? <em>40</em> The new goal is to workout for 6 days per week 1 time per day. Did you see it??? <em>334</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 16:36:57 EST I am back!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x50677045 I am a returning member of this team. This team really motivated me before-it was my first real team. I met my goal and then left, got lazy and stopped eating clean, so here I am again to get back on track!!! I am happy to back and anxious to get back in the, "torture chamber"!!!!! It was a great place to be!!! Sat, 3 Nov 2012 21:12:58 EST MELROSE13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x50577948 MELROSE13 <em>235</em> to torture chambers!! (loved that you did this on your team trying it here..I liked it!) Hope to see you around! Come join in our challenge! <em>303</em> <em>334</em> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 20:36:09 EST Today's Challenge: (2) 1 - Minute Wall Sit Hold http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x50529262 Yep, ya gotta do 2! Lower you sit, the harder the hold will be. The higher you sit, the easier it will be. Strive to sit low enough to get your thighs parallel to the floor. <BR> <BR> Add this onto the end of your workout before stretching...TODAY ONLY! Tomorrow a new challenge will be posted... <BR> <BR> Here is what a wall sit looks like... <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-wV4Venusw </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:40:16 EST Today's Challenge: (20) Decline Plank w/ Hip... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x50513325 Hey, <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge: (20) Decline Plank w/ Hip Circles! (20 on each side (not alternating). <BR> <BR> Add this onto the end of your workout before stretching...TODAY ONLY! Tomorrow a new challenge will be posted... <BR> <BR> Here is what the DECLINE PLANK W/ HIP CIRCLES looks like... <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=oexWjquu0qY&<BR>feature=plcp </link> <BR> <BR> Here is the modification for DECLINE PLANK W/ HIP CIRCLES if you are unable to perform a regular one (starts ... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:09:37 EST Today's Challenge: (25) Star Burpees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x50498943 Add this onto the end of your workout before stretching...TODAY ONLY! Tomorrow a new challenge will be posted... <BR> <BR> Here is what a star burpee looks like... <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhjo5ewcvPo&<BR>feature=plcp </link> <BR> <BR> Here is the modification for the star burpee if you are unable to perform a regular one: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhjo5ewcvPo&<BR>feature=plcp </link> <BR> <BR> REPLY IN THIS THREAD IF YOU COMPLETED THIS CHALLENGE!!! <em>306</em... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:04:48 EST Push-ups: # reps -how about lowering team goal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x50494233 Could we please change the team goal for push-ups from 150/week to 50-100/week? <BR> <BR> I'd like to sign up for 50-75 push-ups/week. Right now, at 150/week, no one's joined. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much. <BR> <BR> MsBootcamp Mon, 22 Oct 2012 04:35:40 EST Push up challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x50492367 how many push ups can you do each day? Sun, 21 Oct 2012 22:39:40 EST Cathe- XTrain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x50486731 With XTRAIN our goal is to give you a fun and challenging total workout program based on the latest science that has great workouts in all three exercise categories- not just one or two!!! <BR> <BR> 1. strength and toning – upper body <BR> 2. strength and toning – lower body <BR> 3. cardio workouts <BR> <BR> Pre-order now- saves 50% <BR> <link>cathe.com/announcing-cathes-next-vid<BR>eo-series-xtrain </link> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 15:06:42 EST RevAbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x50486591 <em>381</em> 90 Day Six-Pack Ab Solution Workout DVD Program <em>243</em> <BR> <em>303</em> Post your RevAbs work outs here! <em>248</em> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 14:53:50 EST What was your Extreme workout today?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x50461813 Okay so I thought to start a new challenge here on torture chambers one that we could push ourselves hard and then chat about it as well...this challenge can be a short 10 minute push yourself as hard as you can or longer...lol go for 2 hours if you want...just kidding. Thats over kill <em>334</em> but do it if you want...I won't thats for sure! <em>211</em> <em>334</em> Whos in? Join at any time this challenge will be going non stop! Fri, 19 Oct 2012 15:49:49 EST Ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x50461017 Any ideas how to make this team live again?? <BR> <BR> I am sorry I pulled away from sparks...I was getting dizzy being on the computer and my family was keeping me busy. But I am here to stay this time! So I want to pull this team together because we who are here in this team like to push it! <em>198</em> Any ideas? <em>334</em> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:33:26 EST TAPOUT-XT! Who else is "IN IT TO WIN IT"?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x49579174 What's up, "Torture Chamberers"?!? <BR> <BR> Hope all's well with you folks! <BR> <BR> About 10 days ago I started the 12-week TAPOUTxt workouts. <BR> <BR> NOW I'm SEEKING SOME COMPANY FOR THIS MISERY! Hahahahaha!!!! <BR> <BR> Anyway... perhaps the closest I'll come to finding a "Tapout Buddy" is posting to this group, via this thread. <BR> <BR> No problem. I WANT to be accountable TO myself, and FOR myself. No more, no less. <BR> <BR> TAPOUT is some TOUGH workouts, if I must say ... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:17:54 EST August Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x49576102 GOAL...to miss ZERO workouts. <BR> <BR> 1 - Legs + STS M2, D2 Legs (warm-up only) + Kim Fowler's OM Zone Yoga (lower body section) <BR> <BR> 2 - n/a - I'm ashamed...no excuse. <BR> <BR> 3 - Shoulders + Cathe's Gym Style Chest, Tricep (warm-up only) <BR> <BR> 4 - REST DAY! <BR> <BR> 5 - Tabata Jump Rope (4 mins) + ZWOW #27 (completed 52 goblets w/ 15lb kettlebell within this workout) <BR> <BR> 6, 7, 8, 9 - SICK! NO WORKOUTS <BR> <BR> 10 - Full Body Workout (whew - was sore for about 4 d... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:47:42 EST TAPOUTxt - You doing it, too?!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x49412985 Last night just got my TapoutXT Extreme Fitness package. <BR> <BR> Getting ready and working up nerve to jump into Workout1, Week1, Day1 (Cross Core Combat). <BR> <BR> Anyone else in the Torture Chamber doing likewise? <BR> <BR> Cheers! Sat, 11 Aug 2012 16:50:04 EST turbo fire and turbo jam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x48921213 I want to do both turbo fire and turbo jam. Does any one know of a workout schedule for both combined. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 17:01:51 EST July Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x48829007 Hope I didn't jump the gun. Was looking for JULY Challenge thread! <BR> <BR> Yesterday: 40 min outdoors on rebound boots (Air Kicks); 60 min intense strength-training circuit. Random walking, and a few kettlebell swings (25lb), elliptical, assisted pull ups and dips, and 6 captain's chair leg raises! <BR> <BR> This evening: bounce around the neighborhood while walking my "Fido". <BR> <BR> Tomorrow's another strength day. Gym after work. Wed, 4 Jul 2012 19:19:35 EST Need 1 Strength & 2 Cardio Workouts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x48743330 Can anyone share one strength & a couple of butt-kicking cardio workouts? <BR> <BR> Weekend workouts!! <BR> <BR> Thanks, everyone! Fri, 29 Jun 2012 05:29:43 EST Turbofire or Turbofire Advance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x48394458 Which workout do you have turbofire or turbofire advance class? <BR> Thanks for replying <em>345</em> <em>247</em> Tue, 5 Jun 2012 22:37:01 EST Tapout XT Extreme Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x48392994 Does anyone have this work out? July I will start it anyone want to join me?? <BR> "Come And Get It!" <BR> <link>tapoutxt.com/ </link> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> Tue, 5 Jun 2012 21:01:40 EST June Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x48373340 I'm doing Turbo Fire this month. <BR> I'm doing the 5 Day Inferno this week, then next week I'm gonna change it up and add some weights to regular TF workouts. Then I'm gonna repeat those two weeks. <BR> <BR> <BR> June 4: TF 55 EZ, Stretch 10 Mon, 4 Jun 2012 16:54:06 EST May Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x47858973 This team has been really quiet lately. I haven't heard from anyone. <BR> Anyhow, I've gained a TON of weight since getting off of the thyroid meds and now that I'm rested up I am getting back into it. <BR> <BR> I'm starting slowly with lots of walks to start. <BR> <BR> Post your workouts here. What's your goal? Mine is just do do something everyday. Doesn't need to be absolute torture. lol <BR> <BR> May <BR> 1) walk; 51 minutes Tue, 1 May 2012 13:23:45 EST April...Another type of challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x47423332 APRIL - To miss ZERO days is always my goal! Saturday or Sunday is my rest day. Let's go!! <BR> <BR> 1 - REST DAY! <BR> 2 - Back & Biceps + Cathe's Gym Styles Back, Shoulders & Biceps (warm-up & stretch 2x) + Cathe's IMAX 2 (combo #7) + bodyrock.tv Sexy Body Beater <BR> 3 - Legs (Hamstrings & Glutes Focus) + Cathe's Gym Style Legs (warm-up & stretch only) + Cathe's IMAX 2 (combo #8) + bodyrock.tv Hot Curves Challenge <BR> <BR> **Days Missed So Far: 0 Wed, 4 Apr 2012 12:01:30 EST Can't get onto my sparks page or blog.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x47209642 Hi I can't seem to get onto my sparks page or blog I can only go onto other blogs or my team and I can track still but thats it...is this happening to any one else?? <em>24</em> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:24:03 EST Post Workout Carbs??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x46978833 Here's a great article/interview with Ori Hofmekler (author of the Warrior Diet) <BR> A different take on fast acting carbs <BR> <BR> <link>defensenutrition.com/blog/2012/03/po<BR>st-workout-nutrition/ </link> Thu, 8 Mar 2012 20:19:31 EST zig zagging your calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x46962843 If your interested in zig zagging your calories heres a great site to do so... <link>www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_ca<BR>lculator.htm </link> Wed, 7 Mar 2012 22:05:12 EST Michi's Ladder Food Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x46962774 I just got some awesome information from KAPOWCHICA and wanted to share it with all of you! <BR> <BR> Michi's Ladder Diet Guidelines <BR> <BR> From the Team Beachbody Club <BR> <BR> Michi's Ladder is a diet guideline, but we leave it to you to decide. If you only ate from Tiers 1 & 2, you would have a near-perfect diet! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tier 1: The Pious Tier <BR> Apples, with skin <BR> Artichokes <BR> Arugula <BR> Asparagus <BR> Avocados <BR> Beans <BR> Beets ... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 22:01:01 EST March..another type of challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x46783567 Hi all I thought that some of us like me lol) find it hard to get in a lot of minutes of exercise in each day but we all know we have to get in at least 20 minutes 3 times per week right?? So I thought if your interested we could do a challenge were we choose how many days per week we are going to workout. And if you end up working out more days then you choose to it would be a bonus <em>334</em> and in this challenge you may ,walk, power walk, run, use the gym or dvds or whatever makes you s... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 20:54:01 EST Another type of challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x46637860 Hi all I thought that some of us like me lol) find it hard to get in a lot of minutes of exercise in each day but we all know we have to get in at least 20 minutes 3 times per week right?? So I thought if your interested we could do a challenge were we choose how many days per week we are going to workout. And if you end up working out more days then you choose to it would be a bonus <em>334</em> and in this challenge you may ,walk, power walk, run, use the gym or dvds or whatever makes you s... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 21:23:37 EST Adrenal Fatigue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x46616742 Hey everyone. I have worked out to the point of nothing. I am taking a break from ALL workouts and diets for at least 30 days. I also suggest that you guys watch just how much you exercise too. And keep eating your food! <BR> Read my Blog <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4741956 </link> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:01:28 EST Jillian Michaels Body Revolution http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x46590215 Hi just wanted to know if any one else is getting this kick butt set??!! <em>198</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.jillianmichaelsbodyrevolution.co<BR>m/drtv/ecs/workout-dvds.html </link> <BR> <BR> Just ordered a set the other day and can't wait to get it!! Tue, 14 Feb 2012 22:32:11 EST February Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x46387787 Sorry. I forgot all about starting a new thread!!! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> My goal is 1700 for Feb. Thu, 2 Feb 2012 20:11:21 EST Kettlebell Challenge in Feb.? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x46324000 Is anyone interested in doing Lisa Shaffer's 10,000 swings in a month? <BR> <BR> I did this once before on another team and it was tough, but productive. <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 14:42:16 EST Back Pain?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x46181315 Hi just wanted to share what has made my back feel awesome!! I have a really bad lower back in fact it is so bad that my physiotherapist told me I would more then likely need sugar injections done to my lower back but through exercise, flax seed and at the odd times pain killers I was keeping the pain down to a minimum. But one day I read about foam rollers saying how great they work for muscle pain so I thought I would invest...well it is one of the BEST investments I have ever made!! I roll... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 19:40:24 EST MY KIND OF PLACE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x46134186 Hi All!!! <BR> <BR> Saw some names I recognize from years past....and Lamoura is leader, so this has got to be a good group. Hope it's an active one!!!! I basically stay online all day and post all the time. Tried to kick the habit and can't. So gave up. <BR> <BR> Here I am! Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:11:34 EST Weekly eat clean challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19241x44365x45881522 Hi everyone I wanted to start an eat clean challenge with low carbs that we would of course eat clean for six days then have a cheat meal of any choice <em>4</em> one day per week that way we keep our bodies in the losing mode. <BR> <BR> This is how the challenge would go... <BR> <BR> Six days per week we would eat something like this.... <BR> Breakfast- <BR> 3 carbs such as whole grain toast and a fruit ( Ialways have a grapefruit if the grapefruit is large I have only have of it)...and o... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 13:47:46 EST January Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x45747097 New month, new year, new thread... <BR> <BR> My goal for January is 1700 minutes. <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Jan 2012 13:10:51 EST What will your last workout of the year be? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x45726665 One of mine with be S90's Total Body for sure! Sat, 31 Dec 2011 09:31:47 EST January Workout Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x45673249 What are you guys planning for January? Specific programs? Rotations? Or just playing it by ear? Freestyle? <BR> <BR> January 2nd I'm gonna start the Turbo Fire-P90x Hybrid program. I'm gonna throw in some doubles days also... and get in lots of stretches and yoga. The Turbo Fire stretch 10 compliments my taekwondo class perfectly, so I will most likely do it everyday (since it`s only ten minutes long) <BR> What are you guys doing to work off the holiday pounds <em>38</em> <BR> Keep up the... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 20:47:30 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x45550189 Hello! My name is Celeste. I am 26 and needing to lose about 60 lbs ideally. <BR> <BR> I am in karate already but am going to start pushing myself in dedication and motivation---safely! Look forward to talking to everyone! Sat, 17 Dec 2011 14:39:48 EST December Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x45330483 Peak Fit Challenge: Pure Cardio 52 mins <BR> Element: Yoga for Stress Relief & Flexibility 68 mins <BR> <BR> December Total 120 Minutes Thu, 1 Dec 2011 22:04:01 EST December Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x45315358 OK everyone! It's time for December's fitness minutes challenge. I am going to do P90X+ for at least one month... (waiting for the new P90X2 to arrive). So, my goal is to not miss any days and possibly get in some extra cardio as well as my taekwondo classes in there. <BR> <BR> Post your progress here! <BR> <BR> My goal will be 1500 minutes this month. Thu, 1 Dec 2011 00:10:51 EST Insanity workouts - what do you think? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x45249150 Anyone out there do the insanity or insanity asylum workouts? I'm looking for something new to add to my collection. I've been MIA from workouts for a bit (extra shifts, meetings, family death, family medical emergencies, and just drama in general took all my time and energy). I need some motivation to jump back on the wagon, thought a new routine might be it. So.....don't hold back - tell me what you think of these routines. <BR> <BR> Thanks.....Mandie Sat, 26 Nov 2011 19:19:02 EST returnee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x44941943 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Sorry I have been missing in action for.,.. i can't even remember. Sorrier that I gained all the lbs I lost before. I am officially back! To be honest, I don;'t know where to start. I am literally where I was when I started last Jan 2010. <BR> <BR> I am still finishing my MBA, life is still too stressful. BUT i need to take care of my health. Nothing can slap me awake but seeing the scale hit 202 lbs! :( Not a very good moment for me. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a w... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 03:07:45 EST November Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x44859726 OK. New month, so a new challenge. <BR> This month I am going to work HARDER for LESS time. I am going to commit to 1200 minutes, BUT I am going to do HiiT and High Intensity lifting. I will insert yoga on my rest days... <BR> <BR> <BR> Join me with how ever many minutes you guys want to do and post here daily. Tue, 1 Nov 2011 00:15:03 EST October Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x44375391 OK. Looks like it's a new month, so time for a new thread. <BR> Post your minutes here! <BR> <BR> Today I rested. My goal is 1700 this month. <BR> <BR> 0/1700 Sat, 1 Oct 2011 20:44:05 EST Hi all...sorry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x44133462 I am sorry my leadership this last month was not so great but I had to start babysitting for my daughter full time and between that and cleaning and working out I felt over whelmed but now that things are calming down some what and I figured out a solution I can now spark once again...so starting next month I will be posting our fitness challenge...if any one is interested <em>334</em> Sat, 17 Sep 2011 15:00:43 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x43857302 Hi everyone! I'm Kristi, and I used to be so hard core when it came to my workouts. But, 2 moves and 3 kids later (total of 6 kids), I fell way off the bandwagon, and HARD. Now, I need to hit it again. I *used* to be 70 pounds lighter. And I *used* to work out 3x a day, 6 days a week. Now, I've gained all of the weight I had lost back, and then some, and I can barely pull a work out one day a week. <em>24</em> I feel like crap. <BR> <BR> So, I gotta get some serious self-disciplin... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 19:47:40 EST September Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x43830835 OK. LAMOURA seems to be MIA, so I will post a new thread for September fitness minutes challenge. <BR> My goal is to do 1500 minutes. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 11:48:06 EST Help!!! I hit a plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x43793671 I'm in week 3 of P90X, and have been working out hard since January. My muscles are great, I'm strong and I've toned up and tightened up a lot. But, my bodyfat percentage isn't budging. I'm stuck around 27-28%. I've been watching what I eat, with usually only one cheat meal a week. I'm eating about 1600 cals a day to give me the energy for the workouts. I try to focus on eating protein, produce, and nuts mostly. I work 12-hour nights shifts, 3 days a week. The other days, I'm up more ... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:56:38 EST New work-out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x43585950 Hi! I miss everyone! I just started doing a 4 day split to challenge myself. 2 things I learned, was to go slow with DB up 2 down 2 and 15 reps. Its hard! Second I,m logging my poundages. and no scale now at all! I,m waiting to do that. I want some inches off. So I,m challenging myself. I,m working with a trainer who is a sparker who is helping me get back on track. Still journaling my food, and guess what, I go mon-thurs no wine now. Had to break the plateau I was on. Hope you are all doing... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 10:27:02 EST Summer At-Home Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x43339718 Sorry I've been slacking! But better late than never eh? lol <BR> <BR> Use weights that are not too light, but not too heavy either. You should feel as though you are working hard, but remember that this is an endurance circuit. Not a HEAVY lifting circuit. <BR> <BR> THE WORKOUT: <BR> <BR> Warm up for 5-10 minutes (run in place, jump rope, jumping jacks, etc) <BR> <BR> Squats with overhead press (15-20 reps) <BR> Stability ball plank to pike (10-15 reps) <BR> step ups with dumbbells (15-... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 23:17:19 EST August Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x43291541 Hi here is August fitness minutes post...just post your minutes and then do them lol <em>334</em> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 16:16:22 EST HIIT at home, no equipment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x43059204 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm trying to add some variety to my HIIT workouts. I've been doing the workouts from Turbofire. But, I can't always get use of the DVD player, and I just want to try a few other things. Soooo........what do you do at home for HIIT workouts? I don't have any workout machines at home, just a few dumbells. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:04:49 EST The buzzword is...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x42930852 Plyometric Leg. <BR> Seriously, I have a Plyometric Leg. Every time I do that darn P90X workout, the muscle at the top of my left leg says 'No, you know what? Carry on without me. I'm not into this!' I stretch and cooldown/warmup, and still, we are at an impasse. <BR> Any ideas on how to stop/ignore this? I carry on (because I love the torture!) but I can't kick quite as high or stretch out quite as long...I feel uneven! Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:39:34 EST To all my friends who love torture... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x42784494 I just wanted to say that I have missed your motivation and that I will be getting off my lazy, self-pitying butt and working out again! <em>244</em> Sun, 3 Jul 2011 19:46:24 EST Eating before a workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x42733875 Ok, so I can't do a hard workout on an empty stomach. And, since I work 12 hour shifts back to back, I can't eat 2 or 3 hours before working out, which is what I do on my days off. So, any suggestions on what to eat within 30 minutes of a hard workout, something that won't leave me with cramps or nausea? I'm trying to eat Paleo, so no grains/sugar. I'd appreciate any ideas. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:27:07 EST July Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x42693943 Hi a new month is just around the corner! Go figure time flies by so fast!! My fitness minutes for July will be 2000 minutes...lets see if I can make that this month!! This month we will stay healthy and fit <em>211</em> Any one want to join me this month? Your fitness minutes that you know you can do would be AWESOME! <em>334</em> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 18:38:11 EST Good morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x42567608 Hello! <BR> <BR> I stumbled across this team on my buddy's Sparkpage and loved the name, so I promptly decided to join. Here I am! <BR> <BR> My name is Nedyfay, I am 24 years old (turning 25 later this year), and I live on the west coast of Norway together with my lovely, frustrating boyfriend of almost two years (officially - unofficially we're closer to five!). I have no children and plan to keep it that way. I'm a trainee mortician/undertaker and I love my job more than I can possibly ex... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:04:36 EST HIIT ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x42408162 what should i do after a hiit work out i'm intensely hungry all day? Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:10:18 EST YOU'RE LOVED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x42393994 i want the team to know you're appreciated and im back on track. <em>224</em> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 06:34:34 EST In need of serious support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x42303628 I've been binge eating at night for a week, i gained over 6lbs. It started after hours in the gym counting calories, no results:( so i went into a downward spiral. I'm so confused what to eat what ? I was so close to hiting 199 Wed, 8 Jun 2011 05:10:09 EST Welcome back!! Please everyone say hi to DROPPINOS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x42158034 Hi DROPPINOS <em>235</em> back to the chambers!! Everyone this is the first leader with me who put this awesome team together! We came up with this team together and she put it up! Please give her a big warm welcome because shes AWESOME!! She kicks butt big time!! <em>216</em> <em>334</em> Tue, 31 May 2011 23:18:04 EST help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x42119185 my weight loss staled! i'm vary frustrated i workout 6 days a week. i try to eat clean. my weight is bounceing up and down 3 lbs i'm 206. i'm fighting to get under 200 Mon, 30 May 2011 07:19:04 EST Changed my fitness tracker to reflect what I do http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x42112121 instead of what the default is and then my calorie range went up! Sun, 29 May 2011 18:56:06 EST June Fitness challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x42092837 Hi a new month is just around the corner! Go figure time flies by so fast!! My fitness minutes for June will be 2000 minutes...lets see if I can make that this month...this month I couldn't due to a bad foot and shoulder...really dislike injuries lol. This month we will stay healthy and fit <em>211</em> Any one want to join me this month? Your fitness minutes that you know you can do would be AWESOME! <em>334</em> Sat, 28 May 2011 15:16:30 EST what's a hit workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x42008015 ???? Tue, 24 May 2011 07:40:30 EST Needing support - Thanks for the invite http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41785797 This is just what I need! I think Spark is the best thing to help me loose the fat and get lean. I think I am pretty active = Zumba X2 week, run 2 miles 1x week and weights 2x week plus weekend stuff. Nutrition tracker is helping me alot. I feel I have been doing this for 1.5 months and have only lost 2 pounds:( Need to stay motivated and positive:) At 46 yrs old sometimes I feel why bother I'm tired. But....I know...I won't Thu, 12 May 2011 15:44:06 EST At Home May Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x41672380 Sorry I'm late. But better late than never eh? lol <BR> <BR> <BR> Circuit 1 <BR> decline pushups (20 reps) <BR> dumbell flys on stability ball (10 reps) <BR> air squats (30 reps) <BR> jump squats (to failure) <BR> 30 seconds rest <BR> <BR> Circuit 2 <BR> Dumbell chest press (20 reps) <BR> dumbell flys (15 reps) <BR> squat thrust (20 reps) <BR> side lunges (10 each leg) <BR> 30 seconds rest <BR> <BR> Circuit 3 <BR> Close-grip pushups (as many as you can) <BR> plank (30-60 seconds) <BR> jum... Fri, 6 May 2011 21:23:10 EST What to eat before a really intense workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x41647908 Hi all- <BR> <BR> I have a personal training session tonight at 8:00- I will probably get home from work around 6:00 so I don't have a ton of time to digest. After the workout, I'll be home by 9:30-10:00. I'm trying to figure out what to eat to give me enough fuel without weighing me down and without leaving me so hungry that I'm having a second dinner at 10:00! <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance :) Thu, 5 May 2011 15:23:43 EST How's this for irony? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41628283 My motto since I joined sparkpeople has been go hard or go home!!! <BR> I lost it a little bit when I realized my fitness partner just wasnt as amped or serious about working out strength training like crazy like myself... <BR> so I am super happy I found this place. <BR> Puttin out my cig (i know get off my back! lol) and gettin to strength training :D Wed, 4 May 2011 17:22:11 EST Going hardcore in May! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41601916 Hey Everyone- <BR> <BR> I've been on Spark since Dec 2010 but I'm really looking to kick things into gear. I'm getting serious about putting me and my health first in my life and really stepping up the exercise, which is where I usually fall short (as opposed to diet). I'm doing an 100 days of exercise challenge and the Spring into Shape bootcamp as well- I'm ready to kick butt in May! <BR> Tue, 3 May 2011 14:10:12 EST May Fitness Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x41526656 Hi everyone its time for us to start fresh <em>334</em> for May my fitness minutes will be....2000 <em>334</em> I should be able to get in that many for sure! Anyone joining me?? Sat, 30 Apr 2011 02:05:35 EST Hello - I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41507687 Hello Everyone! My name is Janine. I am new to the Torture Chamber Team. I need to step it up. I'm ready to push myself to the max! Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:21:18 EST Supreme 90 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x41468269 Has anyone done this workout? I've been toying with buying it. The price is right $20.00, but will it become another dvd on my shelf? <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.supreme90dayworkout.com/ </link> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 07:33:40 EST Glutton for Punishment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41450200 Hi there <BR> <BR> I am currently injured with a strained back - so pretty fed up. So why have I joined the Torture Chamber? Well, I am ready to go hard, I WANT to exercise and work hard... but I have to take it easy and work back gradually - now this isn't about slacking - and this team looks like somewhere I can keep my motivation working even though my body is moving slower and more gradual than usual... I can't wait to get up to full speed! Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:38:21 EST Eat Clean Challenge!! (and no sugar for 30 days!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19241x44365x41441934 Hi everyone I thought to start a new challenge as its working great for me and I am shrinking and I so want to do this challenge again but this time round I would love some company! So the challenge would be as followed...eating clean this means no refined flours or sugars, no preservatives or additives or chemicals CLEAN EATING lol and no sugar except for 1 oz of dark clean no junkie chocolate <em>334</em> per day. As dark chocolate is good for you: read this about dark chocolate...COCOA: E... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:14:56 EST Anyone want to do a 30 day clean eating challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x41440780 I know how good clean eating is, have some of the books, enjoy the food... but have a hard time sticking to it. <BR> <BR> Anyone want to embark on a 30 day challenge with me? <BR> <BR> Im going to start tomorrow and would love some company :) <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 21:24:04 EST Hello...I'm a new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41433989 hello to all. I'm a new member. I don't know if I can do this Torture Chamber, BUT I'm willing to try. If I'm determined to do something, I CAN get it done and I want this more than anything. I'm TIRED of being sick and tired. I'm TIRED of not feeling like myself because of my size and my inability to be able to do stairs without being tired. Also, I'm TIRED of starting a diet and not finishing because of some reason or other. <BR> <BR> I will admit I need to be pushed and I need to ... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 15:07:47 EST This looks like the place! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41422750 Hi Ya all! <BR> <BR> Just joined the Torture Chamber tonight and am looking forward to meeting everyone. I have been with SP for a year now and am tired of being stuck. Clean eating and a renewed commitment to exercise sounds perfect! <BR> <BR> I hit the gym hard tonight, it felt wonderfully painful :) <BR> <BR> Deb Mon, 25 Apr 2011 01:48:38 EST Hello All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41412599 Hello everyone! I just rejoined spark people and am excited to kick my own butt and get in shape again. Trying to find that inner warrior we all have. Looking forward to getting to know you all as we torture ourselves healthy! Sun, 24 Apr 2011 12:12:02 EST Ready to loose... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41403143 ...this stubborn weight. I am so ready. Any tips or motivation is appreciated. I am focus and really enjoying my journey of exercising and eating healthy. Sat, 23 Apr 2011 19:57:19 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41399299 Thank you for the invite Lamoura. My name is Joann and I'm 31 years old. I love the idea of being taken out of my comfort zone and getting additional motivation/support from my fellow SparkPeople members. My plan is to lose at least 12 more pounds. Thanks again and best of luck to all. Sat, 23 Apr 2011 14:25:39 EST Hi, im new :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41371314 Thank you to Lamoura for the invite! <BR> <BR> It me a day to really decide if I wanted to join this group, as it sounds intense. Then I had a look at my working out habits and what I have just started to take on and decided this is probably the perfect group for me! <BR> <BR> Anyways, my name is Shanna, I live in BC, Canada. I am married to my wonderful husband and we have two great kids. I am a SAHM, which now that both kids are in school, gives me time to focus on myself. <BR> <BR> Abou... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 21:49:55 EST just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41363151 So I've just joined the torture chamber and I'm here to get extremely fit and to push myself! Thu, 21 Apr 2011 13:42:52 EST Skipping a day of work-outs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x41361095 Had a day yesterday, my body and mind just wouldn,t let me work-out. I was in bed a lot. Felt guilty! Ate right, but no energy, was up 3 times in the nite to pee! Today I'll do some whole body work-outs with predominately legs and booty! I hated that yesterday, cause I was on a roll....Thats past me now! Doesn,t anyone else get like that once in a while? Cherie Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:55:17 EST Torture Chambers is for everyone.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19241x44365x41320485 Torture chambers is for everyone at every level: I got asked a question today and that question was where did the idea for the name Torture Chambers come from well here is that answer....the idea came from the idea that I like to push it hard and torture myself on a daily basis with my workouts and I wanted to find people such as myself that like to push their bodies past their own point of endurance....torture lol, bringing your body past the level of your own comfort, because when you get p... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:33:38 EST Hello from California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41286557 Hi There: I signed up about 2 weeks ago and I am just getting around to introducing myself. My name is Carol Lee and I was born and raised in California. My renewed journey to better health began 27th Dec 2010. This was the day that I reclaimed my life from the out of shape person who was subletting my body for a few years now.I was dividing my time between Spark People and another site, but soon found out that I was being consumed by this other site and the people on it and losing ground fa... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 00:09:50 EST Krav Maga Nut http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41241892 Hi, <BR> Lamora invited to me this group because I posted something about being really into Krav Maga. I go to Krav every day that my schedule permits it and so I go about 3-4 times a week for two hour workouts. My calves are still sore from the Wednesday workout. We strapped these things that look like black plastic cow patties on the front part of our shoes so that that back half of your foot doesn't touch anything. And then the trainer had us jumping and skipping etc. We only did it for a ... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 12:35:05 EST New to the team... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41230366 ...and a little scared... <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> but I know I need something just like the TORTURE CHAMBER to keep me going! Looking forward to getting in shape -- AND STAYING THAT WAY! <BR> <BR> Be Well everyone! <BR> <em>181</em> Thu, 14 Apr 2011 22:00:33 EST Joined this team 'cuz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41221807 I just LIKE the name <em>334</em> <BR> I've been sweating a lot lately to break my scale number down and saw this team and just fall in love. I know all the team members are working hard to reach their goals and I love that. Everyone is committed 100% (right?!) and I want to be a proud team member. <BR> <BR> I know I need to catch up a lot of stuff. Love everyone's support and knowledge!!! <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:42:01 EST NEW! YAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41162832 Just thought I would pop in to introduce myself <em>213</em> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 20:49:13 EST So I've given in ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41156236 Well, Lamoura left a comment on my SparkPage yesterday and emailed me with an invitation to this team. I thought about it and at first, I didn't want to join. But, yeah, now I'm here! <BR> I just wanted to say "hi" to everybody in this way ... and thanks for inviting me! Maybe your right and maybe my workouts sound like I "belong with you" <em>20</em> <BR> So <em>224</em> for keeping the workout pace and having tons of fun! <BR> <BR> Lio Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:05:27 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41152461 hi everyone. i love lifting weights and learning new workouts to keep me pushing and pulling to the limit. My goal is to gain muscle and keep down body fat. I recently fine tuned my diet using this site and have been doing well staying on track. I still have a lot to learn and this seems the right place to do it. Keeep Sweating!! Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:09:35 EST Just joined Torture Chamber http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x41112066 I've been using SP for almost 2 weeks. Lamoura invited me to join your team--thanks for the invite!! I attend bootcamp class 2-3 times a week, a core class on Friday and yoga on Saturdays. I have found the nutrition tracker to be very beneficial....I never realized how quickly the calories add up! Am looking forward to continuing my weight loss journey with the help of SP. Have a great weekend! Sat, 9 Apr 2011 10:36:01 EST HELLLPPPP!! PLEASE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x41106824 Hi does anyone here know why or how come I am not receiving any e-mails from any of my teams? I am getting e-mails from sp friends when posted to my page but not posted in the team...if you can help me would you mind coming to my page and helping me as I am not being given notice when any team members post. Thanks LaDelle Sat, 9 Apr 2011 00:05:46 EST Hello, I'm new to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40990634 Hey, all! My name is Deb! I have received a personal invitation from LaDelle to join your team. I'm kind of an exercise addict, but I didn't think I had what it takes to join the Torture Chamber. LaDelle thinks I can. <BR> <BR> I am married with no children from Erie, PA. This year I will celebrate my 60th year of life and it will be the year when I get in shape. With 93 pounds to loose, I don't necessarily think I'll reach my goal weight. I'm more interested in becoming leaner, stronger an... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 23:34:20 EST Glutton For Punishment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40863871 Hi All, <BR> I discovered Lamoura on the Urban Rebounder team "pushing" DVDs <em>211</em> . <BR> Her energy is so infectious that I had to follow her here because I am a glutton for punishment and she seems like a worthy inflicter <em>334</em> <BR> Look forward to meeting you all <em>213</em> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 07:55:54 EST April's fitness challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x40859203 Last Year I was here on sparks for a whole month come April 27th and boy were my fitness minutes AWESOME!! So this year for April's challenge it is going to be harder then last months challenge for me because I have to beat or meet 1700 fitness minutes!! So that's my challenge this month: 1700 or better, you can either choose my minutes or choose your own for this month the choice is and always will be what suits you best!! <em>334</em> lol any takers?? Mon, 28 Mar 2011 22:58:43 EST New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40851058 Hello to everyone on the team. I am new to this team but not to Spark or to working out! <BR> <BR> I have lost my weight and kept it off. I learned to love exercise in the process! I definitely don't consider it torture although many would probably consider some of my workouts torture. I admit I only do exercises I don't consider torture. I hate running. So I don't run. However, what I do, I do hard! <BR> <BR> At 50 when I started this journey, I had never lifted a weight in my life.... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:00:03 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19241x44365x40817456 Hi I was hoping that if anyone had a birthday you would say so here so we could all say happy birthday lol!! <em>334</em> <em>410</em> <em>475</em> Sun, 27 Mar 2011 02:19:05 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40807216 Thanks for inviting me to this team! I am looking to seriously amp my workout & become more fit. I recently signed up for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class at the local gym that is 4X's a week & started back to jogging. I hope this group will keep me motivated on those days when "I don't feel like it". Sat, 26 Mar 2011 13:54:17 EST Crossfit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x40760176 Has anyone ever checked out Crossfit? It is a very challenging style of working out, because of my Renegade Challenge coming up I am trying to incorporate some of the techniques they use. It is worth looking into for all you Torture Members! <BR> <BR> Also if you check out the drill called the "filthy fifty" - I think that is the name. <BR> But it is in the style of HIIT, you are perfoming 10 specific exercises 50 times each as quick as possible. OUCH! Thu, 24 Mar 2011 06:27:45 EST Spartacus Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x40746305 I have been doing the Women's Health Big Book of Exercises Spartacus Workout for a little over three weeks now and don't know how to track the calories burned. The Men's Health has the same workout and the average man burns 731 calories (between 596-866) but how do I calculate it for a women? <BR> <BR> Here's a link for the Men's version http://www.menshealth.com/spartacus/downlo<BR>ads/MH-Spartacus-Workout.pdf <BR> <BR> The only difference is I don't do the T part of the T Push-Up and I u... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 13:36:57 EST Torture Chamber newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40718197 Hi, <BR> <BR> I stumbled upon this site and this group...thanks for the invite. I have been training with k-bells for a couple of years. I also lead a group class a couple times a week at my gym. This site looks like fun, I'm glad to be here. <BR> <BR> P Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:09:22 EST Hello Torture Mates! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40716211 OK any team called Torture Chamber is for me! Love it! <BR> <BR> My name is Alena and I am an avid exercise enthusiast and in keeping with the torture aspect of this I recently signed up for the Renegade Challenge. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 08:45:47 EST I am an Action Figure Motto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40711405 HOWDY!!!! <BR> <BR> I was sent an email about this group and was asked to join, I'm happy I did! I have started an intense exercise regimen for myself and need all the push I can get! I'm doing a combo of Turbo Jam, a walking video, Bob Harpers exercises for the next 4 weeks while increasing the intesity every week. WISH ME LUCK!!!! Mon, 21 Mar 2011 23:49:27 EST Breaking this Plateau! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40701918 Hey all! <BR> <BR> I've been on Spark since July 2010. Since then I have successfully dropped 40 lbs! I've been on a crazy plateau since Jan. and I just can't break out of it! I'm hoping this team helps me to jump start my weight loss of the next 30 lbs to go!!!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for inviting me LaMoura! <em>345</em> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:17:38 EST Hey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40696986 My name is Kimmi and I am 23 years old. I want to lose about 100 pounds; 50pounds by OCt and another 50 by may/june. I love life, exercise, boys, and politics. I am going to school to become a teacher. I am looking to make friends and grow a huge spark family. Message me, add me, or hit me up on my blog. <BR> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:17:11 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40681784 Hi Everyone, Lamoura has too invited me to join this group.. I think this may just be the motivation I need! Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:25:03 EST The Eat Clean Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x40625565 With The Eat-Clean Diet, the diet that fitness professionals rely on, readers will transform themselves from sluggish, exhausted and overweight to energetic, lean and fabulous! Just like the author and cover girl Tosca Reno did when she was sixty pounds overweight, readers will discover how to make their bodies burn fat while eating tons of food. We've all seen the fitness professionals on the covers of magazines and wished we could look like them. The truth is, they are real people. Just lik... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:23:40 EST Hæ hæ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40623899 Hello ppl <BR> <BR> My name is Sonja, 31 years old from Iceland. Single with one teen, my 13 years old daughter. Having a teen, you have to train hard, 'cause they can exhaust ya! <BR> <BR> One question about the goals. Wouldn't boot camp be called HIIT training? <BR> <BR> Sonja Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:26:55 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40603567 As I read the mission statement; I was wondering if I had what it takes for this team. However, this morning as I was finishing up my run with my second wind totally gone, only half a mile to go I was left only with my "stubborn cussedness" to get me through. I got it done, heck if I was going to quit a half a mile early. I realized then that I was in the right place lol. <BR> I'm looking forward to all of us motivating each other to bring our goals to completion. Wed, 16 Mar 2011 18:42:50 EST Hi there!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40598401 I was invited to this group today so HI! :) I'm Denise, currently a stay at home mom to two beautiful little girls. I am ready to kick this fat and get hot again! I started today and I'm pretty proud to say that I walked TWO miles!!! Yeah it's not that much compared to others but it's much better than what I was doing. On top of just walking the 2 miles, I was pushing a stroller with two 30lb two year olds in it and a 20lb 1 year old on my back. I think that helped alot to. :) anyways.. just ... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:36:36 EST 30 Day Shred Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x40546054 Does anyone have interest in trying the 30 Day Shred (Jillian Michaels) as a challenge this month? Mon, 14 Mar 2011 09:16:04 EST Pushing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40546018 Hello all! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team and just thought I'd introduce myself. I taught aerobics from High School through college (sometimes 10 classes per week). I always did my own gym workouts on top of the aerobics (eliptical, bike or treadmill + weights). Once I entered the work force, though, my workouts got tame. I'm typically doing at least 20 minutes of aerobic activity a day (usually stationary bike or interval run/walks on the treadmill), but not much else. I'm ready to push... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 09:14:01 EST Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40471329 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Just joined your team, will start some new goals (150 pushups weekly). I do them now, but not that many. I think you guys can help me stay motivated to step up the strength training a notch, or two. Thu, 10 Mar 2011 13:31:48 EST Hello all!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40429392 I am new to the group and you all have really inspired me!!! Wow......I am all in with you guys! This is the kind of group I need! Thanks for inviting me to join!!! Tue, 8 Mar 2011 18:11:09 EST I'm exited about this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40426784 I couldn't say no to joining this team. Hi everyone, I am 28 and currently training on a half marathon plan plus strength training to get fit and toned. I am quite happy with my size and shape already but I want to work on a more defined and toned body now. I have about 4 more kilos to loose and a layer of flab to get rid off. <BR> I want to achieve goal weight and goal shape by the 10th April. That's when my husband is due to come back from a 6 months tour in Afghanistan and I want to wow h... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 15:52:26 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40403371 Hello everyone! Lamoura, thanks for the invite. This motto works well for me because that is what I tell anyone who worksout with me. <em>30</em> Mon, 7 Mar 2011 17:16:42 EST Newby here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40388328 Hi, I just joined this team. The name was what REALLY caught my attention!! LOVE it!! I am very dedicated and very determined to keep up my healthy lifestyle. I give nothing BUT 100% in all I do when it comes to my fitness. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I live in Germany (but am American), and we have a saying here from a famous athlete: <BR> "Quäl dich, du Sau!" It means "Torture yourself, you pig!" <em>246</em> Just thought I would share. Seemed fitting!! Mon, 7 Mar 2011 03:45:45 EST measuring your waist? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x40336893 Where's the correct place to measure your waist? I just went online to find out and got three answers-right at belly button, above belly button below ribcage and right above hip bones. <BR> What do you think? Fri, 4 Mar 2011 16:24:12 EST At Home Circuit Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x40306149 OK everyone.... here's this month's Do-At-Home Workout... if anyone is unsure what a particular exercise is, don't hesitate to ask. <BR> Good Luck! <BR> Muah-Ha-Ha <BR> <BR> CIRCUIT 1 <BR> Dumbbell Presses: Perform 15 repetitions in the first set, 8 repetitions in <BR> the second set, and 3-6 repetitions in the third set <BR> Dumbbell Flys on Body Ball with Crunches: Perform repetitions to muscle <BR> failure <BR> Dropsies: Perform 8 repetitions on each leg (step-ups onto a VERY HIGH step) ... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 10:59:21 EST Daily food check in.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x40266057 Hi I thought that seeings at times I have a food problem that I would make a post for myself and anyone else who has a food issue of sticking to eating clean all the time... that maybe we could make each other accountable to each other and make clean eating stick to our daily diets by checking in here daily. What do your think, would you be in for something like this? <em>4</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Well I started this so here goes....so far a great day for eating minus the 4 baked chips... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 20:02:40 EST March Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x40188729 March challenge is to beat your last years fitness minutes or meet your last years fitness minutes....for you who didn't track last years fitness minutes you can beat mine lol, and my fitness minutes were only 503 minutes <em>2</em> <em>334</em> , you can use power walking (even through malls or any where) or shoveling snow, kick butt workouts, or just anything that you push and push hard so your body is working as hard as you can make it work!! Lol lets do this!! <em>198</em> <em>334</em>... Sat, 26 Feb 2011 16:06:00 EST Can someone please explain this?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x40188331 So my weigh in day's are Saturdays, so I woke up this morning, went to the bathroom, and stepped on the scale. I was expecting to do well because I have worked REALLY hard this week, but I had a 3 pound gain! <BR> <BR> So then about 6 hours later, after eating and exercising, I stepped on again, just to see what it said, and I was back down 3 pounds. <BR> <BR> Do I need a new scale? Or is this just normal weight fluctuatin? Sat, 26 Feb 2011 15:36:59 EST New to the team.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x40162753 Thanks for the invite. Looking around, I think this is where I need to be to get the extra push to keep myself going. Weight is really a struggle for me -- I eat right and exercise but nothing changes. I think this is just the place for me -- it's time to get down and dirty with it. Thanks again --- looking forward to this new adventure! Fri, 25 Feb 2011 10:36:23 EST lifting warmups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x40139670 does anyone here do warmups before they lift weights? What do you do? <BR> <BR> I find I have a hard time getting myself motivated to warm up. I try to do some jumping jacks to get my blood flowing, but that is about it. I rarely do any light sets before I start my real sets. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 10:16:23 EST HIIT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x40051532 HIIT- The best way to burn the most fat via cardio is with high-intensity training HIIT, this involves intervals of high intensity exercise, such as running 90% of your max heart rate, followed by intervals of low-intensity exercise, walking at a moderate pace or resting. Research confirms that HIIT cardio burns more fat then the typical steady state cardio most people do at a moderate intensity, such as walking on a treadmill for 30 minutes at 60%-70% of their max heart rate. <em>198</em> ... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 18:22:59 EST Fun Virtual Weightloss Tool http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x40029011 Found this and had some fun with it... thought it would be fun to share =) <BR> <BR> <link>www.marieclaire.com/health-fitness/a<BR>dvice/tips/body-makeover-weight-loss </link> Sat, 19 Feb 2011 15:24:23 EST Natural Cold Remedies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x40011846 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I some how caught a cold yesterday and today was completely under the weather. In order to help me get back on track, I made a Cold War drink the a book titled, "The Big Book of Juices and Smoothies 365". The following link will take you to the book if you are intersted. The book contains remedies for just about every illness you can think of as well as fun recipes. <BR> <BR> Source:The Big Book of Juices and Smoothies 365.... <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/Big-Book-... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 18:10:18 EST Hi new to sparks and the team!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39997673 Hi all, Lamoura is my mother <em>334</em> and like my mother I love kicking butt lol!! My mother told me a lot about sparks and this team, so I wanted to join! I am so ready to kick butt!! Let's do it!! <em>198</em> <em>334</em> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 03:48:29 EST All hands in. Im in!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39966999 Lamoura, <BR> <BR> Thanks for invite to "Torture Chamber". Your motto is very cool and I can totally relate to it. So ladies & gentlemen "Go Hard or Go Home". Love it! <BR> <BR> Maria Wed, 16 Feb 2011 18:28:06 EST Tracking strength exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x39954909 So I'm having trouble with tracking exercises. Cardio is easy, but strength training...not so much! 9 times out of 10, I do workout videos that are on Demand through my TV, and I try to mix it up. Is there any way to add just "general" strength exercise, or strength exercises for a certain amount of time? Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:00:22 EST Here I go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39944334 Hey and thanks for the invite! <BR> I am a 39 year old mother of two. i have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight and get fit so many tmes in the past. I think I have discovered the secret this time though...SWEAT!!! <BR> I am addicted to work out DVDs. I started out with Jillian and when that got too easy I moved on to the Firm and Bob Harper Inside Out. <BR> I both dread and love having my butt kicked by a good workout! <BR> Looking forward to having some pals to bounce ideas off of and kee... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:24:32 EST When Three World's Collide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39895079 Hello, everyone call me Buff, I am a 50 year old granny who is trying to successfully marry bodybuilding and running sprinkled with a little triathletic desires. On my off season I run and during season I compete in figure comps and in between it all I work on becoming a triathlete. Yep it is a crazy ride right, now I am 41 days from a marathon. That means I have to stay focused on running while working on retain the muscle. A little time in the torture chamber will do this body good. <em>2... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 17:42:35 EST I'm ready for sweating:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39843491 Hi! I got invited, and after looking around I am so glad. I love the feel and rush of a hard workout and knowing how good I am making myself look and feel. <BR> <BR> My current goals are to lose the last 10 pounds, gain muscle, run a 10K, and do a pullup. <BR> <BR> I'm excited to be a part of this group! Fri, 11 Feb 2011 06:25:40 EST Calorie zig zagging... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x39767508 Here is an awesome site my sp friend MICHARM gave me almost a year ago, I have been using since! <link>www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_ca<BR>lculator.htm </link> its for zig zagging your calories and keeping your body in guessing mode so your body keeps on burning fat at a better rate!! <em>9</em> <em>334</em> Mon, 7 Feb 2011 23:23:33 EST Cathe's February 2011 Rotation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x39757679 Check out Feb's rotation. I'm tempted to ditch the STS and do this instead... <BR> Check out the BBW. lol <BR> <link>cathe.com/feb-2011-rock-bottoms-rota<BR>tion </link> Mon, 7 Feb 2011 16:19:30 EST 10 Reasons to Warm Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x39757646 <BR> Warm muscles are supple muscles <BR> Tempted to skip your warm up? Don't! Your warm up is an important part of your exercise routine. Here are 10 vital reasons for starting out with a warm up and not taking shortcuts! <BR> <BR> 1. Increases degradation of oxyhemoglobin. In lay person's terms, warming up helps break down the chemical complex of oxygen, which enables it to separate from the blood and enhance its delivery to the muscle. <BR> <BR> 2. Increases body temperature. Warming u... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 16:17:42 EST Hi ya everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39738289 I am new to the team, but have been working out just about everyday for 11 months now! My body has been changing but has a way to go before I will be totally satisfied! I am now doing Zumba twice a week and a Boot Camp 3 times a week, plus Turbo jammin" or lifting weights! I love working out or shall I say..."Torchuring myself" Ha ha....good name for this team Lamoura!!!!! Sun, 6 Feb 2011 20:56:57 EST Are You Ready To Rumble? DVD Contest Giveaway!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x39710593 I got another extra dvd! Geesh! I have so many I don't even realize when I order duplicates. It's SICK! lol <BR> <BR> Anyways... same as before. You gotta go to my BLOG to enter. <BR> <link>fitchickshealthylifestyleblog.blogsp<BR>ot.com/2011/02/are-you-ready-to-rumble<BR>-dvd-contest.html </link> Sat, 5 Feb 2011 16:06:37 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39710422 Glad to join the team! Thanks for invite, LAMOURA! I joined SP last April, and lost 10 lbs, and then I started self sabotaging and gained it all back. I re-started again right before Thanksgiving. I'm determined to lose the weigth this time. Just hit the 10 lbs mark again, and I'm even more determined to get past that this time. No more gaining and losing the same stupid weight! Right now I am doing 30 day shred (level 2 right now), Zumba dvds, and stationary biking. Thinking about adding a k... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 15:57:04 EST Thanks for the invite! Sounds fun :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39695699 Hello and thanks! Looking forward to it <em>18</em> WaaHaaHaaHaa... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 21:29:39 EST Happy to meet you all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39687933 Hello! My name is Becky. I enjoy going to the gym, for walks with my family and our dog, and also take Tae Kwon Do. I am currently a purple belt and it is my goal to become a black belt. I know that if I workout and strengthen my body, I'll have more endurance and be more successful in my martial art. It is also my goal to lose about 24 pounds by end of this May. Fri, 4 Feb 2011 14:18:30 EST Calories Burned Calculator http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x39619962 <link>www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc </link> <BR> <BR> This is a calculator for calories burned. You enter your weight and the activity, and it tells you how many calories you burned for that activity. This came in handy when I needed to add an activity to my fitness tracker and it wasn't one of the selections, but it requires calories burned before it will add it to your tracker. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 21:21:55 EST Glad to be in the chamber! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39617288 hi everyone! thanks for the invite to join your team :) i have started my first real program, Insanity, and am loving being challenged and seeing changes. what kinds of programs are you all doing? i'm thinking about what i would like to do after Insanity, maybe P90X or Chaleane Extreme. is anyone in the VA/DC area? Tue, 1 Feb 2011 19:31:01 EST Get rid of the LOVE handles; Valentine Day workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x39607572 I posted this on my other "workout" teams <BR> <BR> Warm-up for 5 - 10 minutes... <BR> <BR> Circuit 1 <BR> 1) dumbell presses (chest press) 20 reps <BR> 2) dumbbel flys. Use 1/2 the weight as the chest presses and do 15 reps <BR> 3) Air squats (fats as you can) no weight. 50 reps <BR> 4) 1 minute of high knee jogging. Give it all you got <BR> 5) rest for 30 seconds <BR> <BR> Beginners move onto the next circuit. Intermediate and advanced REPEAT CIRCUIT <BR> <BR> Circuit 2 <BR> 1) plank. H... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 13:03:25 EST at long last http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39605899 hi everyone. so happy to have found this team. i have often times been called too hardcore, an extremist, etc etc but I really just love the feeling of being covered in sweat after an intense workout. <BR> <BR> i have polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) that makes losing weight more challenging, a wheat and gluten intolerance that make me have to micromanage my shopping and such but I honestly wouldn't have it any other way. i enjoy eating clean and pushing myself to edge and beyond to levels i... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 12:01:48 EST Thanks for invite! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39599737 Hi! I've just gotten myself motivated enough to start eating healthy and working out again. I set a goal to be 125lbs. by April 1st and joined the April 1st Weight Loss Challenge, but I really don't care about weight. I want to look and feel great again! <BR> <BR> I made a promise to myself that I would exercise 6 days a week just yesterday! I will try my best not to disappoint myself and to set a good example for everyone here. <em>224</em> Tue, 1 Feb 2011 08:31:36 EST Ass Busting Workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x39598281 I thought this was perfect for our weekly challenge of working the lower body. <BR> <BR> The lady who runs this site is awesome, but you have to pay attention and read the instructions on how to follow out the workout. I say this because i used to look at some of her workouts and not understand how they work. They are HIIT workouts. <BR> <BR> <link>www.bodyrock.tv/2011/01/31/ass-busti<BR>ng-workout/ </link> <BR> <BR> If you have a look and read the instructions - this is gonna be a tou... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 07:26:06 EST hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39581638 just want to say thanks for the invite, I'm new to sparkpeople and I'm enjoying it :) Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:42:02 EST Hi everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39581258 Hello everyone! <BR> I am new to this team and want to thank Lamoura for the invite!! I have been a member of SP for four years. I had to create a new profile last year so thats why it looks like I am a newbie :) I gained a few pounds over the holidays by eating unhealthy junk. I want to get rid of the weight and also kick my butt back into shape!! I am a DVD girl and love to work out at home and I also love Fit TV!! Thanks for having me!!! Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:25:45 EST Heart Rate Zone Calculator http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x39575657 This calculator uses age and resting heart rate to determine max heart rate <BR> <link>savvyhealthfitness.com/health-and-fi<BR>tness-tools/heart-rate-zone-calculator </link> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:47:41 EST Favorite Recipes!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x39561607 Hi I wanted to start a post for recipes if you have recipe to share please feel free to post it here. <em>4</em> Looking forward to seeing some great recipes <em>246</em> . Sun, 30 Jan 2011 19:37:41 EST New Leader.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39543260 I asked a awesome kicbutt sp friend to help me with the team...ANGELWINGS71079, now we can really kick butt lol!! Thanks for your willingness to help me Angel! <em>334</em> Sat, 29 Jan 2011 22:32:56 EST Push Push Push until you can't push no more !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x39524017 Push Push Push until you can't push no more and then Push one more!!! <em>334</em> Thats what this team is all about!! <em>198</em> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 22:30:50 EST February's Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x39523474 Hi all <em>334</em> for this months challenge, it is a little silly lol... I want all of us to either meet or beat our own last years exercise minutes and if you were not tracking (shame on you if you weren't lol)you can beat my minutes from Febs month last year and those minutes were for me were only 439 teehee big number hey <em>334</em> <em>30</em> so I want to beat that number so my goal this month is 1600!! <em>104</em> Any one in for this?? (you can choose your own minutes for what... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 22:00:17 EST Going to Ben's Torture Chamber today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x39490377 My old trainer is training me for free this afternoon. I haven't been able to train with him because of this whole messed up marriage thing. Anyways, I haven't seen him since mid October and I just know that he is going to torture me. <BR> <BR> I will report back later on how bad it is <em>334</em> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:37:05 EST Idea: A Gym Membership that Charges You for Not Ex http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x39474562 This is awesome <BR> <BR> http://www.good.is/post/idea-a-gym-membe<BR>rship-that-charges-you-for-not-exercis<BR>ing?utm_campaign=daily_good&utm_medium<BR>=email&utm_source=read_and_discuss_lin<BR>k&utm_content=Idea:+A+Gym+Membership+t<BR>hat+Charges+You+for+Not+Exercising Wed, 26 Jan 2011 21:04:06 EST hiking info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x39464374 Since you all like torture *chuckle* I thought you may find these links interesting. <BR> <BR> I read about this one in Money magazine while cutting out pics and words for my vision collage. It's week-long hiking trips, led by a guide, for people who like hiking, but are not super hikers or superfit. It's for the moderately overweight. www.fitpacking.com. I'm putting this on my bucket list! <BR> <BR> Also - here is someplace I actually went to that I really liked. www.newlifehikingspa.com. ... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 13:40:36 EST jump rope suggestion, please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x39464015 Ugh. Today is my first day with the challenge - and it's snowing like crazy and I won't have access to the gym. Out of my comfort zone! So I realized I'm going to need something at home - like a jumprope. Any suggestions? I haven't jumped rope since I was a kid! Wed, 26 Jan 2011 13:24:53 EST Jumping right in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39445994 Hello! I was invited to the group today by AngelWings71079. It has yet to be seen whether I want to hug her or run away screaming. lol. <BR> <BR> I am new on my SparkPeople journey - 3 1/2 weeks in, with about 74 pounds total to lose. My biggest strength with this program is that I'm an optimist by nature, so SP really appeals to me and brings out the best in me. <BR> <BR> Happy to report that I'm already jumping in to fitness with a good, strong start. I signed up for two 5ks - one at th... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 20:25:31 EST Thanks! I need this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39404448 I totally need this push. I appreciate all the encouragement from this site. I'm so ready to get my self esteem and my body back. Goodbye extra 30lbs. June 9th is my target. That's just under 1.5lbs a week. So while it's not insane Biggest Loser type weight lost it is very very very doable. I just need to do it. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 11:02:22 EST Ready to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39388558 I am only happy when I can look myself in the mirror after a workout and know I gave it my all. Even on the days where I know it wasn't my best workout, as long as I know I pushed myself as hard as I could I can end it happily. This will be good for me to make sure I am giving every workout my all and pushing myself that much harder every day and never giving in or up! Sun, 23 Jan 2011 18:51:04 EST What's on your Ipod? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x39328262 I'll be honest, I don't really listen to music all that much. My current music is pretty dated so am looking for music suggestions. <BR> <BR> I would love to get some new stuff but don't even know who to look for on Itunes. <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 23:52:42 EST Ditto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39286528 @LAMOURA Thank you for the invite. This team sounds like something I need! Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:07:41 EST FEYIGIRL Welcome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39186147 Hi FEYIGIRL wanted to send you a goodie and welcome you to the team but I can't send you one <BR> <em>24</em> so I thought to welcome you from here...WELCOME <em>334</em> to Torture Chambers so glad you joined!! We have a mini and a monthly challenge going on right now please come join in we'd love to see you there!! <em>199</em> Sat, 15 Jan 2011 17:08:29 EST thanks for the invite! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39185256 I am determined to get into a bikini this summer! I believe this could be the extra motivation I need. Thanks for the invite! I hope I don't disappoint. Sat, 15 Jan 2011 16:26:19 EST Breakfast Ideas (no dairy) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x39172392 Breakfast is one of my problem areas because I don't like to get up in the morning. (something I am working on). <BR> <BR> Because of my thyroid meds I can't have dairy within 4 hours. <BR> <BR> Just curious as to what others do for breakfast that is quick and easy and maybe a make ahead type of item. <BR> <BR> Thanks :) Sat, 15 Jan 2011 01:45:50 EST I'm so in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39161242 Thanks for the invite, and welcome goodie. I look forward to the journey ahead! Fri, 14 Jan 2011 15:37:20 EST Hi Everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39155448 Thanks for the invite to join, I will be honest and say at first I was intimidated by the name Team Torture Chamber but I had to ask myself how bad do I want it...and I want it BAD! So here we go!!! Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:23:51 EST Excited to be invited here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39152229 Glad to be a part of the group. I am motivated and determined that 2011 is going to be my year. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 09:31:39 EST Excited to be invited here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39148855 Thanks for the invite. I need someone to keep me accountable. I've been on sp for some time now and have not used all the tools it has available to us. I'm tracking my food and exercise pretty closely now. I'm serious now about losing these extra pounds! I want to be a role model for my children on what healthy living should look like - not just spew it from my mouth. kwim? I tell them why it's important to eat healthy & take care of your body - but I'm not walking the talk. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 06:57:56 EST Thanks for the invite to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39146728 Glad to be a part of the group. I am motivated and determined that 2011 is going to be my year. I have a busy year planned out already with my ultimate goal being the Disney Princess 1/2 marathon in 2012. <BR> <BR> I had a trainer most of my last year but have been going through a seperation so I can't afford him anymore. So I have to dig deep to find the motivation again. Now if illness and snow will go away I can get busy. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 00:40:28 EST Weekly Mini Challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x39142868 I thought of a weekly mini challeng that I hope you will be interested in...150 pushups per week, you can start next week if you'd like but so far I have gotten 150 pushups done this week...now this challenge is about getting stronger so if you have to start these on your knees go for it but I would like these sooner or later done in full body form. Any one interested? <em>334</em> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 21:37:50 EST HELLO!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39136637 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Latoya and I am a new mom that is looking to shed the baby weight! I have 30lbs to go and I'm not stopping until I reach it! I'm a stay at home mom and graduate student so most of my working out is in the house with DVDs such as Jillian Michaels, Turbo Fire, and other fun challenging workouts! <em>104</em> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 17:13:47 EST I'm In! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x39006837 Hi everyone! My name is Kathy and I was invited to join by LaDelle. I've been on Spark since March 2010. When I joined, I had already lost 30 lbs. Somehow, I managed to gain back 20 lbs since then. I'm not playing around anymore, and I'm not using my health concerns as an excuse. I KNOW that when my weight is down, my migraines and asthma are better. I KNOW that when I workout, I feel better. And I am going to conquer my binge eating and get rid of these extra pounds. I may not be ab... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 09:40:55 EST Invite a friend to the chambers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x38918985 Hi there if you know of anyone that likes to workout hard and workout smart that loves the torture of a fantastic workout please invite them here the more the merrier <em>334</em> <em>216</em> Wed, 5 Jan 2011 21:39:38 EST Check out this video... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x38915016 Thought to start a new thread sharing our favorite dvds to give each other new ideas to workout with..so heres one of favs. I just did this one today. <BR> <BR> http://www.collagevideo.com/workout-vide<BR>o/kelly-coffeys-cardio-kick-step-boxin<BR>g-7902 Wed, 5 Jan 2011 19:19:52 EST Last minute January Challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x38818138 Hi sorry about not being so active on this team as leader...but I really do suck at this stuff and there was alot of family stuff going on in my life, so I will try to be here more often( crosses fingers <em>211</em> ) but i have a last minute January challenge to offer if anyone is up for it...now the challenge would be I want to beat my last years Jan. exercise minutes by triple which would be 483 minutes anything after that would be awesome for me and a bonus lol my challenge for myself an... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 17:58:16 EST Current Torture? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x38554802 What's going on this month? Couldn't find any type of challenges or posts. Sun, 19 Dec 2010 11:09:12 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x38481056 New to the team, but an old "friend" with TORTURE! lol! <BR> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 21:54:21 EST ~Daily Fitness Challenge~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x37639826 Our daily fitness challenge for the month of Nov & Dec (hard holiday months)to help keep us (me)focus and moving. Next week if someone else would like to organize what we do for the next following 7 days pls let me know or we will continue with whats posted here. Lets Have Fun ladies. <BR> <BR> Please Post <em>248</em> & how long or how many you did for each activity. <BR> <BR> Day 1: Jumping Jacks <BR> Day 2: Push Ups <BR> Day 3: Lunge or Kick ea side <BR> Day 4: Bicycle Crunch Exercise... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 10:01:05 EST *Roll Call Nov 2010 Exercise Challenge* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x37638864 Sign ups always open -- Please DO NOT post until you have accumulated some minutes towards your goal. <BR> <BR> 1000 minute challengers <BR> ZARA0002.......... <BR> 1250 minute challengers <BR> DROPPINOS........ <BR> DARKCHILD:................. <BR> <em>306</em> 1500 minute challengers <BR> BRENDY_28:............... <BR> HISARTIST:............ <BR> <BR> 1750 minute challengers <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> 2000 and above challengers <BR> <BR> DS9KIE:........... <BR> THANA45:............... <BR... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 09:07:27 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x37490623 I am new to the team, thanks for the invite Lamaura. Like I wrote on her page- be gentle! LOL Torture chamber sounds rough! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I am from Toronto Canada, and I will be 42 in 5 days (yikes). I have a hubby, son, 19 and daughter 15. <BR> <BR> This time last year I was over 350 pounds! I am in the 230's now. <BR> <BR> I love to swim and I usually swim Mon-Fri 7am-9am. I workout hard in that pool. I usually do at least a mile of laps plus some strength training and workou... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 16:31:19 EST Roll Call OCTOBER 2010 Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x37056302 Sign ups always open -- Please DO NOT post until you have accumulated some minutes towards your goal. <BR> <BR> 1000 minute challengers <BR> 1250 minute challengers <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> 1500 minute challengers <BR> BRENDY_28:............... <BR> DARKCHILD:................. <BR> DROPPINOS........ <BR> <BR> 1750 minute challengers <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> 2000 and above challengers <BR> <BR> DS9KIE:........... <BR> HISARTIST:............ <BR> THANA45:............... <BR> MEEBELO:........... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 07:57:45 EST Sorry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x37056263 Sorry Sat, 2 Oct 2010 07:54:02 EST October 2010 Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x36983224 *October 2010 Exercise Challenge* <BR> <BR> How much do you want to exercise a month? <BR> How can you push yourself out that door when the last thing you want to do is go to the gym? <BR> Easy - Challenge yourself!!! <BR> Pick a goal and work towards it!!! <BR> <BR> What is exercise you ask? <BR> <BR> <BR> It is whatever you do over and above your normal everyday activity. If you start taking the stairs instead of the elevator due to your wanting to improve your health this is exercise -... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 20:21:25 EST MIA....not sure how long http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x36812086 Hi everyone. <BR> Well I had a great time last week with the hubby while on vacation. <BR> But now ...drama and bulls*** has gotten way overboard at his job and his shift managers basically set him up and now his boss, the area superviisor believes them over him and accussed him of things he'd never do. <BR> so he quit before he got fired. they were going to fire him tomorrow. <BR> so now...with no income coming in...we're kind of screwed. he was going to have a job lined up before he quit bu... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 17:59:41 EST Walk-jog-run Interval weight loss workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x36354376 <em>223</em> I thought this was good info to share: <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> This interval workout is best done on a track. <BR> <BR> * For your first lap around the track you're <BR> going to walk and on... <BR> * The 2nd lap you're going to jog around the <BR> track and on... <BR> * The 3rd lap you're going to walk again around <BR> the track and on... <BR> * The 4th lap around the track you’re going to <BR> run or jog faster than you did on the 1st... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 17:15:46 EST *Roll Call Sept 2010 Exercise Challenge* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x36331510 Sign ups always open -- Please DO NOT post until you have accumulated some minutes towards your goal. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> 1000 minute challengers <BR> ZARA0002: <BR> <BR> 1250 minute challengers <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> 1500 minute challengers <BR> BRENDY_28:............... <BR> <BR> 1750 minute challengers <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> 2000 and above challengers <BR> FITJEANS.............. <BR> HELENA260:........... <BR> 1BUGZZY:.......... <BR> DS9KIE:........... <BR> WARRIOR11209:........... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 11:11:31 EST *Sept 2010 Exercise Challenge* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x36272680 *Sept 2010 Exercise Challenge* <BR> <BR> How much do you want to exercise a month? <BR> How can you push yourself out that door when the last thing you want to do is go to the gym? <BR> Easy - Challenge yourself!!! <BR> Pick a goal and work towards it!!! <BR> <BR> What is exercise you ask? <BR> <BR> <BR> It is whatever you do over and above your normal everyday activity. If you start taking the stairs instead of the elevator due to your wanting to improve your health this is exercise - if... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 14:17:48 EST Hi, I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x36186825 Hi everyone! I'm Heather...I actually joined a few days ago but I'm now getting around to posting. Usually I come here, do the sparkpoints and then get right to my work out. But today is going to be a "light" work out so here I am trying to update/particpate in my other teams too. Sat, 21 Aug 2010 11:07:59 EST Whats Your Body Type? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x35961521 I found this on facebook & thought i would share it with my fitness sisters <em>334</em> <BR> <link>www.bodybuilding.com/fun/becker3.htm </link> Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:29:17 EST Pedometer Features http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x35953118 Pedometer Features <BR> <BR> The average American takes 5,000 steps a day, which is only half of the 10,000 daily steps recommended to achieve good health. For weight loss, 12,000 to 15,000 steps a day will help you achieve your goals. But who's got time to count? That's where the pedometer comes in. A pedometer is a nifty little gadget that counts your footsteps by sensing your body motion. They range in price from $5 and up. Here are some common features that will affect the price and vers... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 07:13:11 EST Cathe's STS 3 Month Rotation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x35953104 <em>227</em> PLS Do Not Post IN Here <em>227</em> <BR> I found this on Cathe Site & thought i would share it. <BR> <BR> "The following three month rotation is designed to get you into the best shape of your life. This rotation is safe, effective and based on scientific studies to bring you maximal results. If you prefer, you may opt to do a double cardio session on any given day, however, this is not necessary. This is something I suggest for days when you are feeling extra energetic or pe... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 07:12:22 EST All About Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x35929312 We can post in here info about foods what we should or shouldn't consume..how much protein to eat...different ways to consume protein..good fats, carbs....etc <BR> <em>194</em> <em>277</em> <em>258</em> <em>53</em> Sun, 8 Aug 2010 23:16:57 EST Protein and other food stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x35916856 GUYS! <BR> <BR> Would it be possible to open a new forum all about food. <BR> <BR> I am really interested in reading about stuff like supplements, how much protein I should consume, best foods or fats to eat. That kind of stuff. Would there be a general interest on this matter. I like Ladelle's little food "bites" she puts at the end of her blogs! Sun, 8 Aug 2010 11:16:48 EST What have you done today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x35896735 What have you done today to make you feel proud? <BR> It's never too late to try <BR> What have you done today to make you feel proud? <BR> You could be so many people <BR> If you make that break for freedom <BR> What have you done today to make you feel proud? <BR> <em>250</em> <em>345</em> <em>306</em> <em>223</em> <em>205</em> <em>194</em> <em>265</em> <em>319</em> <em>332</em> <em>182</em> <BR> big or small share it with your sp friends here...we would love to read about it Sat, 7 Aug 2010 07:51:50 EST Music http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x35896705 Whats on your ipod? What songs do you like to work out to? Sat, 7 Aug 2010 07:49:19 EST torture chamber goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x35869273 I signed up to the weekly goal of 50 150 push ups 3 times per week. Is that 50 to 150 push ups or something else? <BR> <BR> Aimee Thu, 5 Aug 2010 20:30:43 EST How to Get Torture Chamber to Display On your Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x35853743 1. Look under the Topic Community then click on Spark Teams <BR> 2. While on Spark Teams scroll down until you see MY SPARK TEAMS <BR> 3. Then click on MANAGE TEAM PREFERENCES <BR> 4. You should see a List of your teams..find Torture Chamber & click On DISPLAY ON SPARK Page. Then click on Back to all Teams...REfresh your Spark page and you will see Torture Chambers on your page now...wooohoooo <BR> <BR> If this doesnt work please let me know... <em>189</em> Thu, 5 Aug 2010 07:47:00 EST Goals for August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x35737136 My goals for Augustare to get out of my comfort zone. My main strength training workouts have been Firm workouts, but I will incorporate more Cathe workouts like Muscle Max, Super Sets, Push Pull and Maximum Intensity Strength. I'll still do one Firm circuit type workout once a week. Cardio will be step, walk/jog intervals on the treadmill and maybe some kickboxing. I also want to log 10,000 steps a day. I need to clean up my food, so that all my working out isn't in vain. All the best and mu... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 18:52:45 EST hey there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x35717782 Hey everyone. I am really excited to be able to join this team. It looks like everyone makes great progress! I'm not new to P90X, but I do fall off the wagon a lot. But I keep pick myself off, dusting my knees off and trying to kick it again. I want to lose about 30 lbs. by my fortieth birthday which is 12/27/2010. If I don't make it, I won't lose it or anything, but I would like to make some progress. I hope that I can be a strength for myself and this team. Thanks again. U push pla... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 20:17:46 EST newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x35648724 LOL! Just kiddin'. <BR> <BR> Hello ladies..my name is...lol...you guys know me already. <BR> <BR> Hail!!! Mon, 26 Jul 2010 16:17:52 EST Burn 3500 Calories in a Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x35619014 I know some might can burn 3500 plus but some might not..so it can be a goal to try to aim for. Either way lets push and encourage each other. Sun, 25 Jul 2010 08:25:34 EST Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x35606100 Don't we just love challenges!!! Its another way to push our self and others to reach higher goals. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>230</em> You might become sore during our challenges..lol <em>40</em> Sat, 24 Jul 2010 11:42:07 EST Walking, Running Or Bike Riding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x35587754 Post your Mile(s)& Time here <em>312</em> <em>332</em> Fri, 23 Jul 2010 11:27:27 EST Food Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x35582221 What did you eat this morning? What was the last thing you ate last night? <em>265</em> <em>289</em> Fri, 23 Jul 2010 07:01:10 EST Anything Goes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x35582151 We can talk about anything here...woohooo <BR> Did you work out today or was it a rest day? Are you full of energy? Name one thing that you would have done different yesterday? Whats your emoticon right now? Fri, 23 Jul 2010 06:54:35 EST Kickboxing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x35569602 Post all your <em>345</em> kickbox work out here. <em>216</em> Thu, 22 Jul 2010 14:11:28 EST Amy Bento http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x35569548 Journal your work outs here: Kickbox Xtreme etc Thu, 22 Jul 2010 14:08:51 EST Jillian Michaels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x35561449 ~Post all your work outs here~ Thu, 22 Jul 2010 07:50:18 EST BodyBugg or GoWearit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44365x35560806 A place where you can post your calorie goal. <BR> Thu, 22 Jul 2010 07:09:43 EST FIRM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x35560722 ~Post all Firm work outs here~ <BR> The wave,The Firm Collections of work outs Thu, 22 Jul 2010 07:00:39 EST Chalene Johnson http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x35552441 You can post all your work outs here...Turbo jam, Turbo kick,Hip Hop Hustle,Chaleane extreme and Turbo fire Wed, 21 Jul 2010 19:01:58 EST Shaun T http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x35552007 ~You can post all your work outs here~...Hip Hop Abs, Insanity etc Wed, 21 Jul 2010 18:34:07 EST All other dvds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x35551808 Please Post all others here <em>250</em> <BR> Rev abs,Billy blanks etc. Wed, 21 Jul 2010 18:23:40 EST Shake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x35539816 Mocha Muscle Shake ( Power Breakfast) <BR> <BR> Ready in 5 mins <BR> <BR> Ice Cudes <BR> 1 cup soy milk <BR> 1/3 cup brewed coffee <BR> 1 tbsp all natural peanut butter <BR> 1 banana <BR> 1 scoop chocolate flavored whey protein powder <BR> <BR> Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. <BR> <BR> Calories 200 total fats 7g total carb 18g fiber 3 sugar 9g protein 18g iron 1mg Wed, 21 Jul 2010 09:05:09 EST Go Heavy or Go Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x35538730 Even when they use heavy weights, women have a difficult time developing masculine-type muscles. "Females don't have the hormonal makeup that males do," explains Hudy. "That's the big thing women don't realize." Because women have significantly lower levels of the anabolic hormone testosterone (important for muscle growth) than their male counterparts, their gains in muscle mass come much more slowly. "Unless you eat too much or take anabolic steroids, you won't get that much bigger," Beth ad... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 08:12:43 EST Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x35538595 Please list recipes in categories meat, shake,main dish or side dish & so on Wed, 21 Jul 2010 08:03:56 EST 10,000 Steps A Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x35538469 Walking 10,000 steps is the approximate equivalent of walking 5 miles. <BR> Run 5 miles or Bike 5 miles..Lets Keep moving!! woohoo Wed, 21 Jul 2010 07:55:25 EST Push Ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x35538319 <em>320</em> Our Goal is to do Push ups every other day. <BR> <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> It's more difficult for some women to do push ups. This is usually because women just have less muscle mass than men do. Just because they are more difficult, however, doesn't mean the push ups are impossible to do. When women are able to do them, they can come with some specific benefits. <BR> <BR> Chest <BR> 1. Doing push ups can help build upper chest strength. This can help keep this area t... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 07:47:36 EST Wish List..lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x44365x35538138 I'm Ann 41 yrs young wanting to drop an inch off my thighs 4 inches off waist ..the rest of me i am happy with. I want a strong lean body! <BR> <BR> The Tower <BR> Cathe Sts <BR> Turbo Fire <BR> Bench press <BR> Rev Abs <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Jul 2010 07:37:29 EST Cathe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x35530661 Make Fitness a Lifestyle!! Tue, 20 Jul 2010 20:10:48 EST Tony Horton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16066x44365x35530567 ~Log your work outs here!~~ <BR> Power 90, One on One,P90x,P90+,10 min Trainer Tue, 20 Jul 2010 20:05:15 EST Are you lifting enough weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16065x44365x35530490 If you lift weights, have you ever wondered whether you're doing it right? Specifically, are you lifting enough weight? According to a study done by the University of Michigan, many of us aren't. Researchers took beginners (both men and women) through a series of moves, allowing them to choose their own weight. After assessing their 1 rep max (the general standard for choosing weight), they determined that most chose a weight well below what was needed to stimulate muscle growth. <BR> <BR> A... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 20:00:39 EST