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9/10/08 11:41 P

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I used to be into cardio, but strength training gives muscles their correct shape... I feel the work out calorie burn lasts longer than cardio also..


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9/4/08 9:23 A

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Like TERRIEJO, walking is my primary cardio exercise, outdoors and with the Leslie Sansone tapes, but I do strength training as well for muscle toning (SPark has a good list to pick from) - that area still needs LOTS of work! Also since joining SPark, I started doing crunches on a regular basis.

After reading some of the other posts on this thread, I'm getting interested in going back to the Y for a more intense workout. Btw, TERRIEJO, water aerobics sounds fun!



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9/4/08 2:58 A

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I'm a walker, not a runner. Since I live in North Dakota and walking outside isn't very practical most of the year I've developed a indoor walking schedule, rotating my Leslie Sansone DVDs, with the Four Fast Miles DVD as my "go to" DVD. Leslie incorporates other things into her walks, including some work with resistance bands and such. I'd love to sign up for a water aerobics class, but the class schedule doesn't mesh well with my work schedule. I'm hoping to be able to work the water aerobics in after the first of the year when the schedule at the YMCA changes. In the meanwhile, I've tried some of the strength exercises at Spark People, and have tried to do more of the Leslie Sansone DVDs that have strength training included in the walking.

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9/2/08 1:08 P

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Sure, Amy! Go to the Fitness section here on SparkPeople and look at the exercise demos. There are quite a lot of strength training exercises that use just your own body weight. Also you can substitute canned goods or other household items for the weights if you want to do some of the exercises with weights.

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9/1/08 4:52 P

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i also need to add strength training to my routine. i can't afford a gym membership, heck i can't even afford weights. any suggestions on how i can start at home with no equipment?

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8/21/08 11:10 P

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emoticon on the lifting! Don't you just feel soooo strong!

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ERINSANTOS4's Photo ERINSANTOS4 Posts: 113
8/20/08 8:28 A

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I am ready and motivated! Thanks!

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8/20/08 8:27 A

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Deal!! Tomorrow then :)

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8/20/08 8:23 A

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That is a good idea. I can do those same days.

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8/20/08 8:17 A

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Erin, what days are you gonna try for?? We could be accountability partners ;) I'm gonna get it in Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

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8/20/08 8:09 A

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That is great!

My husband has been hassling me to start some strength training but like you I enjoy my cardio (I already have a hard time getting it all in with my daughter and work). I am going to try and follow your suit and begin.

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8/19/08 7:26 P

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emoticon WOW! Well done!

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8/19/08 6:47 P

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Sweet!

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8/19/08 6:14 P

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Way to go! I enjoy both cardio and strength and a lot of times I'll incorporate my strength training in with cardio via circuit training. :) It keeps the plan interesting and fun. Keep up the great work!

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8/19/08 3:19 P

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WOW.."I am Woman. Hear Me Roar!" emoticon That's awesome. You are doing great. Have fun as you get stronger and stronger! emoticon

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Welcome Fairglenn and wow that's great that you've added legs! Keep up the good work!

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8/19/08 2:43 P

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I'm a cardio gal, I've always hated lifting...until today!!

I decided last week to buckle down, and start lifting weights *sigh*. I love cardio, and do it for an hour or more every day...so adding strength training into my week could do no more than steal away precious time and energy from my beloved cardio...or so I thought :)

I did legs today, for the first time in God knows how long, and on two out of five machines...I LIFTED MORE THAN MY OWN BODY WEIGHT!!! That's 125, btw :) I'm floored!! Who knew I could already do so much?!? God bless running!!! I also got in all of my cardio the hour before, so it wasn't so bad :)

I feel really strong, and proud :) I'm definitely keeping it up, every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday :)

That's it, thanks for reading!!

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