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8/15/09 4:34 P

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OK, I'm new to this team, but I will start with this challenge!


Edited by: TCHOZET at: 8/15/2009 (16:35)
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5/13/09 9:31 A

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I love strength training but lately have only stuck to about 2 days a week. I like the machines at the gym.

I guess that is not completely accurate. I am doing the S2S challenge and that has strength about 4-5 days a week but it is not heavy strength so I forgot about it. Plus they are short.

Oh yeah, I also do the quickfire challenge (also short) and that has a lot of using your own body weight strength exercises - one about 4-5 days a week.

I guess I am doing more than I thought. Goals are to continue to lose weight and build the lean muscle. Once the weight gets off I would like to look toned and have some muscle definition. Plus I like being strong.

Making little improvements every day. Loving the lifestyle change.


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5/13/09 8:49 A

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I don't do a specific routine. In fact, I've realllllly been slacking on weights for some time now and need to get back to doing them three times a week.

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5/12/09 8:46 P

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Hi all. I hope your May has gotten off to a good start. I was a bit stumped for a challenge, but given discussions I've seen here and there, the challenge this month is to create a strength training routine if you don't already have one.

Spark has some great resources and demos for just about any exercise including many gym machines. It doesn't have to be an hour long. Mine is about 10-15 minutes; I alternate arms and legs and do the exercises the same day I do cardio.

If you already have a strength training routine, what do you do? How do you mix it up and keep variety? What are you goals with strength training? My goal is to basically tone up what I have, not add anything.

And, if you enjoy getting those SP points, SP does allot points for strength training exercises tracked as well as 5 Spark America minutes per exercise.

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