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8/1/10 9:44 P

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I feel myself being pulled to the dark side.... aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh.....

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8/1/10 9:33 P

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"According to a University of Michigan research study, at least 25% to 30% of weight lost by dieting alone is not fat at all, but lean tissue, muscle, bone and water. However, strength training helps dieters preserve muscle mass while still losing weight."

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8/1/10 6:47 P

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Here is a link to 10 reasons why we should all do it!

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8/1/10 2:15 P

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Well, I've up and opened Pandora's Box now! Seriously, strength training is the one area where I'm sorely lacking. I've kinda been avoiding this thread. Glad I checked into it today. This may wind up being easier than I thought!

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7/26/10 11:47 A

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Great ideas, I like that.

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger...


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7/25/10 11:13 P

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I know where my dumbells are, but I'll still grab a can or two if I want to do some ST in the kitchen!

For me some of the hardest exercises are those which use our own weight - the pushup, the plank and the Dolphin pose - www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
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7/24/10 7:57 P

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I like this idea. I can't seem to find any of our free weights. I haven't bought any resistance bands. When there is a DVD with resistance bands, I usually use a towel. Not exactly the same, but... When I went to PT, the therapist advised me to use cans as 1# weights. I have used water bottles also.

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7/24/10 12:10 P

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I must admit that I prefer wall squats to regular ones. I'm afraid that my posture is off when I do them in the middle of the room. I like having a ball and a wall behind me. It forces me to keep my back straight.

Crunches are another great exercise.

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7/23/10 10:42 P

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I'm a big fan of squats. You can start with no weight and once that stop hurting emoticon you can start doing them with things around the house. Cans, full baskets of laundry, a wiggling puppy.... Anything!

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7/23/10 1:07 P

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Pushups are great. We can list them multiple times:M- Modified, I - incline, W - wall , P - Pushup.

B - Banana
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7/23/10 12:47 P

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what about the good ol' push up!? They strengthen most of the upper body, just by using your own weight!

Time is the coin of life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it is spent.


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7/23/10 12:24 P

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OK, We have done freggies and freggie breakfasts.

For a change of pace let's list strength training we can do without special equipment. Cans and towels are allowed I think we can trust that we all have those. Resistance bands and dumbells are not.
Links are encouraged.

A - Abduction and Adduction (Standing or lying down)
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