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Things that make me go hmmmmmm?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

As I monitor the research and articles on exercise and fitness I post to the forums hyperlinks to those which I find most relevant. In the recent past I have posted two which I found very relevant to the people here on Spark, One cited a study which demonstrate that electronic devices, iPods, MP3 players and the like tended to degrade the quality of a workout to say nothing of the fact that they can be a safety issue. shielding you from the events around you. The other had to do with the relevance and need for strength training. Neither one of these two posts elicited any comments pro or con.
I see TV commercials which puzzle me. A trainer raps someone in the head, interestingly not because they are wasting time doing crunches but because they did not "Have a V8". I am not against juices but the nutritional research has demonstrated they are not a good substitute for the original source. The next up is the wondrous Jillian, who touts herself as the toughest trainer around (editorial note: not the best just the toughest) shilling for a cardio machine as to how wonderful it is with the calories it burns as if that were the answer to all your workout questions.. Some will do anything for a dollar, I guess. Are these a demonstration of Mad Men redux positing the gullibility of the masses? Where is the alarmed citizenry with pitchforks and torches when we need them.
Something which I find compelling, exciting and reassuring is the current approach in the fitness industry to return to simple tried, tested and effective training programmes such as bodyweight exercise and short intense workouts in lieu of over hyped extreme programmes such as Crosssfit and PX90 which have a potential for major injury. The KISS principle still works and produces results.
Now quit reading this prattle, get off your butt and go do something physical, Spring is here and we need to clear the cobwebs of Winter from our bodies and souls.
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  • HOPETERNAL
    I thinking off buying some workout equipment, like a bike for inside, for the weather gets so hot here in your winter our summer, so looking for ways to workout inside what would you suggest. emoticon
    735 days ago
  • JADOMB
    Totally understand. I have also found myself just doing cardio and skipping my ST at times. But as far as not making it a part of my fitness plan, is just ignoring good science and sense.
    1274 days ago
  • SERGEANTMAJOR
    Yes it is.A heads up for the cardio addict crowd.
    1275 days ago
  • JADOMB
    OK, I did it and it was about Men also at risk of Osteo, and need to be more active to not lose bone mass. Is that the one. It didn't really go too much into the ST, but of course that is the best way to accomplish being active.
    1275 days ago
  • SERGEANTMAJOR
    Go www.startribune.com and in the section marked Lifestyle paste this into the search option.
    No bones about it: You can strengthen your skeleton
    1276 days ago
  • JADOMB
    I wondered around star tribune and found this, is this the one you speak of? Exercising extends life and speeds up dying | Star Tribune.webarchive I couldn't link to it, maybe cuz I'm not a member.
    1276 days ago
  • JADOMB
    Both your links go to the Tech article. I'd love to read the ST one if you can find it. That was a good article on the tech being overrated and overused. I do see value in it much like when I had to constantly take my BP for years as I worked to control it. I used the HR strap and monitor for awhile until I had a better idea of how hard I was pushing myself. I tend to go too far, not the other way around. So it helped me find a comfortable area that I could push my heart but not blow it out. But at the same time I used the tech, I matched it with my mind, comfortable talking area, etc. So now I don't use the strap and I feel comfortable with my ability to know my limit. I do like to listen to my music when I run, but I am not the person running in the streets or blasting my eardrums. I can hear what's going on around me and focus on my running with the music being just a background thang. Like everything, when used wisely and in moderation, they are all worthy of some value and use. ;-) looking forward to the article on ST.
    1276 days ago
  • SERGEANTMAJOR
    I posted the hyperlinks in the Fitness forum, not sure if I can find them again but I will try. Found them , here they are.

    Is technology spoiling your workout? www.startribune.com/lifestyle/29660
    7971.html

    No bones about it: You can strengthen your skeleton www.startribune.com/lifestyle/29660
    7971.html
    1277 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/24/2015 11:57:00 AM
  • JADOMB
    I guess I don't understand where your hyperlinks were posted. Maybe you should link that here so we can find it. I just found your blogs, which are a good read, but don't know where to find your links you posted.
    1278 days ago
  • JADOMB
    Sorry, I haven't been reading as much as I used to. I've been doing more training for Spartan Races and working, so I've been trying to cut back on time that takes me away from that. But I will read them now since I do value your input and agree with most of it. Keep it up.
    1278 days ago
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