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8/14/08 1:12 P

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i completed another 30 bridge-ups and 30 beginner swimmer. that's 120 for the week! whew!

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8/13/08 11:08 P

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Glad you joining us Sarah!
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8/13/08 10:51 A

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This is a great challenge! I have on and off back pain and would like to nip it in the bud! I'm checking in a little late this week, but I'm in!

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Mini-goals
215-new workout clothes
200-new dress/pants
195-mani-pedi
190-date night
180-new pants
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170-girls' night


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ANGIEOWENS's Photo ANGIEOWENS Posts: 97
8/12/08 8:51 P

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Thanks for your support!! I struggle everyday with food and the weightloss thing!! That is why I decided to go with a trainer, I figured if I did it this way I would be used to going to the gym, learn different techniques and exercises to work different areas of my body, learn what machines to use to get the best results, and learn what the free weights and those other machines by there are for and how to use them!! lol

I am at the beginning right now, so it's hard and I have to push myself everyday, but if I keep my mind focused and positive, I am hopeful that this time I will acheive my goal and lose my weight and keep it off!!

Thank GOD for you guys!! You are all such a big help and support to me and I thank you all!!

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MAXFOCUS's Photo MAXFOCUS Posts: 5,741
8/11/08 11:27 P

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KGOEDDERTZ - Nice work. That makes sense that you feel it in your arms. The bridge ups work the shoulders too.

I did 30 reps of each of those too.



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8/11/08 11:23 P

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Angie - emoticon

That is so awesome that you get to work with a trainer. And I totally agree with you about the boobs. No fair. Nice job getting 180 reps in!!




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ANGIEOWENS's Photo ANGIEOWENS Posts: 97
8/11/08 8:41 P

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P.S. I did 4 different back exercises with 3 sets of 15 reps each for a total of 180 reps...

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ANGIEOWENS's Photo ANGIEOWENS Posts: 97
8/11/08 8:36 P

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I work out every Monday-Wednesday-Friday with a trainer; I bought enough sessions to get me through Halloween!! Today we did upper body and back with machines and dumbells!! emoticon

It is very tough right now, but I am hoping by doing this I will stay motivated and form a habit so that by the end of October going to the gym is a natural thing for me!!

He pushes me when I want to give up and has really focused on the areas I am struggling with...stomach, arms, back, and butt!! The boobs will go away with the weight, which by the way I am going to say is very unfair!! emoticon

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KGOEDDERTZ's Photo KGOEDDERTZ Posts: 2,171
8/11/08 2:04 P

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i did 30 bridge-ups, and 30 beginner swimmer (i feel it in my arms and abs, not in my back-normal for these exercises?)

Summer Challenge:

7/15: 188
7/20:
7/27:
8/3:
8/10:
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 current weight: 186.5 
 
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MAXFOCUS's Photo MAXFOCUS Posts: 5,741
8/10/08 11:36 P

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Sarge, I read a similar article. It chooses what fat it wants. It is amazing how the body works.

I usually ignore my back until it is hurting so I figure I better do something to strengthen it.



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8/10/08 7:14 P

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This sounds like a good one to take care of something we normally ignore.

Your initial comment about the flat stomach reminds me of an article I read recently about myths. It said we can target muscles to work on, but we can't target what fat we lose. The body will burn whatever fat sources for energy it chooses, all we can do is keep working until it chooses the one we wanted to take care of.

Think about it awhile, it seems to make sense to me. Working the abs may seem to shrink the tummy, but is fat really being burned from that area or is everything tightening up from the work out? Either way, it's a good thing.

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8/10/08 10:36 A

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I haven't found an easy add for this one. You'll have to choose the ones you want to do and add them individually to your fitness tracker.



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KGOEDDERTZ's Photo KGOEDDERTZ Posts: 2,171
8/10/08 10:30 A

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i haven't looked, but are there any exercises w/ the other ST exercises, where i can just automatically add it into my tracker?

Summer Challenge:

7/15: 188
7/20:
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8/10:
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MAXFOCUS's Photo MAXFOCUS Posts: 5,741
8/10/08 10:22 A

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The pursuit of a flat stomach can leave you with much stronger abdominals compared to your lower back. So give crunches a break this week. This week's challenge is to strengthen your back by doing 100 reps of strength training/stretching exercises. See the reference guide and spark articles below to get ideas to help you complete this challenge (you do not have to do all the exercises listed).


Back Pain Reference Guide
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/referen
ce
_backpain.asp


Exercising with Lower Back Pain
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
_a
rticles.asp?id=110


Ouch! Avoiding the Aches and Pains
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
_a
rticles.asp?id=151



Strength Training:

Swimming Exercise (beginner)
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es
.asp?exercise=6


Slow Swimming on Ball (advanced)
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es
.asp?exercise=178


Back Extension (beginner)
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es
.asp?exercise=147


Back Extension with Ball (advanced)
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es
.asp?exercise=17


Bridge-Ups (beginner)
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es
.asp?exercise=138


Superman (beginner)
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es
.asp?exercise=191



Stretching:

Standing Advanced Forward Bend
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es
.asp?exercise=59


Back Extension
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es
.asp?exercise=147


Wide-Leg Advanced Forward Bend
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es
.asp?exercise=288


Seated Forward Bend
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/
exercises
.asp?exercise=291


Lying Single Knee Hug
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es
.asp?exercise=292


Lying Double Knee Hug
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es
.asp?exercise=300


Child's Pose
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es
.asp?exercise=303


Camel Stretch
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
es
.asp?exercise=305


Edited by: MAXFOCUS at: 8/10/2008 (23:36)

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