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11/9/11 8:48 P

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You can also check your cable company. I have Comcast (Xfinity) and it has something called On Demand. There are a lot of exercise videos there and they are FREE...well you pay for cable and they are included.

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11/9/11 8:24 P

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Oh, you mentioned HV about rythme...that is something I still don't seem to have! I tried my best to do some of Richard Simmons videos (which are pretty "dancey") and I just never got the rythme! I'm always three steps behind everybody else! Ha!

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11/9/11 8:21 P

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Hi HVSoap! Good to hear others belong to the "tiny house" community along with me! Hehe! But how good of you to sacrifice for your kids like that. And tiny homes can be cozy, I think. I've actually grown to really enjoy mine...but I do wish I had a guest bedroom and a bigger kitchen...definitly could use a bigger kitchen!!

Thanks for the ideas on exercise videos. I didn't know Netflix had them, too! I've yet to get Netflix, but keep thinking of it since it's so convnient, like you said.

And you used to work at Crunch headquarters? How cool is THAT!!! Not many of us can say that! I'll bet it's a lot of fun to recognize some of the trainers on the videos like that!



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11/9/11 8:14 P

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Thanks for the advice and insight, Kelly...I knew you knew your stuff!!! What you said was very helpful to me. And man, you are a dynamo, aren't you! Working out seven days a week, and resting just "here and there"! I wish I could say the same of me! Ha!

Thanks very much for giving me your insight into this...I think it's right on target!



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11/9/11 4:44 P

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Hey Terry! I too have a very tiny home - microscopic actually - but it is the sacrifice I made to put my kids in a better school district. I have taken my workout to the streets, but I also use the exercise videos here on this site. Additionally, if you have Netflix (yes they raised the price, but noy are they convenient) they have a lot of the 10 minute solution and Crunch videos for cardio. I used to work at Crunch so I am friends with a lot of the trainers and am a little partial to their videos.

It's just a suggestion and every little bit helps. I kicked off my original weight loss with their Salsa video and not only did I lose weight, but I think I actually developed rhythm - maybe....

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11/9/11 12:56 P

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Terry - thanks for the vote of confidence.

In my opinion it depends on how heavy you are going on the cardio days. If the cardio video has you using 15lb dumbbells then I wouldn't do it after a weightlifting day. Typically I do weights 3 days a week and cardio the other days. How many days you workout is up to you. My weeks are Monday, Wednesday and Friday weights - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday cardio. I'll toss in a rest day here or there. I don't use weights on my cardio days. I'll do kickboxing or ride my bike.

Body weight exercises are the cheapest and some of the most effective exercises out there.

Kelly

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11/9/11 12:38 P

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"Yes, they are a bit more expensive but well worth the cardio buck. Also, Google bootcamp workouts. There are a lot of body weight exercises you can do..jumping jacks, burpees, squats, pushups, etc."

Some great ideas, Kelly! A stationairy bike is a good idea...and I actually had been looking for a bootcamp video!

I think maybe you had told me before about the workouts on Google and You Tube, but I had yet to search them out. I'll have to do that! I also recently found a Taebo workout that last a whole hour! (I didn't even realize that aerobic videos existed that last a whole hour!!!) Oddly enough, kicking type exercises (as long as they are low impact) seem to actually agree with my back, so I'll be trying that out.

It sounds like you know your stuff when it comes to body weight exercising...so can I ask your opinion on something? My weekly workouts had consisted of two weight lifting sessions a week and three or more aerobic ones. They say to rest a couple of days between weight lifting workouts (as far as lifting weights goes), and yet more and more aerobic videos use body weight or hand weights. So do you think a person can use that kind of workout during their "resting stage" between weight workouts? Or would it be too many weight bearing exercises per week? (If you don't know the answer, don't worry about it, but it sounds like you might because of past post you've made about bodyweight exercising.)

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11/9/11 12:04 P

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Jumping roap is a great idea, Frazer. I need to try that again sometime and see how I fair with it.

I did forget to mention, though, that the reason I'm searching for a low impact machine is because of some minor back issues I have. It had gotten to where even jumping on the mini trampoline seemed to bother my upper back in a spot (I've had it x-rayed before....it's a sort of birth defect that has always been there. Unnoticeable to the eye, but two of my spinal vertebrae are fused together and higher impact stuff seems to bother it in my older age.

But not to diminish your idea, because it's an excellent one and I do actually need to try it again and see if it's something I can use...so thank you!!!

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LIV2RIDE's Photo LIV2RIDE Posts: 6,209
11/9/11 6:26 A

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Terry - I'm not familiar with this particular piece of equipment. I will say that you get what you pay for so be cautious of these cheaper items. If you want a piece of equipment why not a stationary bike? Yes, they are a bit more expensive but well worth the cardio buck. Also, Google bootcamp workouts. There are a lot of body weight exercises you can do..jumping jacks, burpees, squats, pushups, etc. There are a couple good sites. www.bodyrock.tv

This one has 20 minute Tuesday. I love these workouts. www.bobbimccormick.com/

Kelly

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11/9/11 3:06 A

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Hi Terry,
Unfortunately I can't comment on any of the machines you mentioned, but if none of those work out, had you considered a skipping rope? Boxers use them for cardio training, and if you have space to stand up, you can use one (you could even combine using it with your mini trampoline).

Best of luck finding something that will work for you!

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11/8/11 11:13 P

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Wanted to update folks on my winter search for a good indoor exercise mini-machine (need "mini" because of my small home).

Some may remember that I wanted to get a "Tony Little Rock and Roll Stepper" because (to me) it looked like it used a natural body movement similar to walking up a hill. It's kind of funny what happened afterwards, cause I couldn't find it for sale anywhere on-line, and so I even had an executive I knew at Wal Mart trying to find me one. Turns out they don't make them anymore!!! I had Wally World searching for an item that no longer exists! LOL!!! I sorta had to laugh over that!

(You can still find them here and there on the net, usually high prices, cause they aren't made anymore. There are also one or two other name brands, but they also usually sell at fairly high prices.)

The latest thing that has raised my curiousity is a machine they actually "do" make still, called Stamina 55-1610 In Motion E1000 Elyptical Trainer (man, talk about a NAME!!! Couldn't they have shortened it just a little???? LOL!!!)

This is a mini-elyptical. They say the range of motion is small compared to a big one, but folks who are buying it are ranting and raving about how much they like it. It's still not in my buying range (at 80 to 100 bucks), but it's on my radar for a "maybe" future purchase someday.

Mostly I was curious if anyone here had ever used it? If so, does it really seem to work up a sweat and would you recommend it?

And my search for indoor exercise stuff has been wild at times: I found this thing called a "T-Bow", which looks just like a kids toy...a big curved piece of plastic...and it sells for like 140 dollars...and you just rock back and forth on it! Amazes me the things that are being sold in the name of fitness, these days! What a rip off!

But some exercise machines are good (I use to use my mini trampoline religiously and loved it), so I'm a believer in a good indoor machine that is compact.

Edited by: GENTLEVIKING at: 11/8/2011 (23:17)
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