SparkPeople The Hard-Corps Team Messageboard Love feeling sore after a workout? Do you run the extra mile? Will you settle for no less than the best intense workout? Then you are HARDCORE. SparkPeople The Hard-Corps Team Messageboard Spartan Race Did anybody run the spartan race last month? How was it? What should I expect? How do you prepare? Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:33:53 EST Is anybody still around I've been gone for a REALLY long time. 2 huge moves, 3 new kids (twins and a singleton) in addition to the 3 I already had... it's been one heck of a couple of years! And, trust me, I've got the pounds to show for it. <em>20</em> But, I'm back, working out, feelin' sore and LOVING that. I don't have a gym to go to this time 'round, so I'm doing it all at home and by myself this time. I'm using mostly BeachBody DVDs and stuff I find on Netflix. Still working on a food plan that works f... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 11:53:56 EST Hi everyone Hi everyone, <BR> I'm a busy person (like everyone else I'm sure) who loves to exercise. Though I love to exercise, I struggle with finding the time to fit it into my schedule. I'm married to a soldier, we have two sons, I'm a full time student and am currently doing an internship. Sun, 16 Jan 2011 12:33:04 EST Oct Chat Room Hi all, I have set up the October Chat room. Please join me there. <BR> <BR> Michelle Wed, 13 Oct 2010 07:36:29 EST Chat Room For September <em>213</em> team, I thought I would set up a chat room today. How is everyone, hope you all are well. <BR> <BR> Its going to be another hot day here in Saudi Arabia. Its going to be 45C degree's. We leave for our vacation on the 8th Sept. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to reading your posts. <BR> <BR> Michelle Fri, 3 Sep 2010 03:42:21 EST New Team Leader Hello, I am the new team leader for the Hard Corps. I am taking over from Helen. My name is Michelle. Tue, 24 Aug 2010 08:51:55 EST What was your workout today? Motivate the team by telling us how you pushed your body to its limits today! Wed, 31 Mar 2010 10:37:56 EST Summer Summer Summer Time! Hello my Hardcorps companions!! <BR> <BR> What are YOUR plans for the summer? How will you enjoy the summer holidays while maintaining your trim waistline?? <BR> <BR> Post plans, suggestions, questions here! Tue, 26 May 2009 10:52:04 EST Juice Fast? Hello! <BR> <BR> So, next week is spring break, and my roommate just got a juicer.. I wanted to go on a juice fast for that week or at least have a few meals as juice.. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations as to where to look for instruction on how to have a well-rounded juice diet?? <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any personal experience they would like to share? Did it feel good for you? Were you way too hungry? Were there juices that seemed to satisfy more than others? <BR> <B... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 20:35:58 EST I am sooooo excited be part of this team ... i use to work out very religiously...5x per week, 3-day split...that was too long ago....I am back on the horse and ready to ride hard! YEAH! Thu, 5 Mar 2009 16:18:10 EST Can u help? <BR> HI, I am a British guy who needs some help from anybody who can help me. I have been working out again religiously since 27th Dec 08 and have now completed over 40 workouts. Many have been over an hour of cardio. I have lost 11lbs but for the last 3 weeks cannot drop below 13st 9lb. I have even upped the cardio and still no movement. I have also upped the weight training intensity. Can it be I am not losing weight because muscle weighsheavier than fat? I am getting very disillussioned b... Tue, 17 Feb 2009 13:21:35 EST Hard corps H*LL YEA !!! ;) I'm hittin' the gym 5 days per week doing a Crazy workout with an arsenal of exercises. Grin <BR> <BR> 6 sets Reps ... 4 4 4 12 20 20 with a 4 day split and super setting (when I can)and some goodies from GNC. Yup, gonna hit my GOAL by JUNE 1st !!! Hello Beach Body ;) <BR> <BR> ~~~Good luck ALL ~~~ <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT :P Mon, 9 Feb 2009 14:50:16 EST What music do listen to when you work out? Post here! Sun, 8 Feb 2009 19:49:31 EST What is the most hardcore thing you've done today? 02/04/09 <BR> <BR> I did 90 minutes of Bikram Yoga and then hardcore loved the world, in a it's 55 degrees and sunny in February kind of way.. Wed, 4 Feb 2009 21:52:46 EST A message to all team members My fellow Hard-Corpsians... I have a confession to make. <BR> <BR> I have not been that hardcore. In fact, I've been struggling with some weight-loss and exercise issues myself, so I've been focusing more on making myself a good example as opposed to presenting myself as such. Obviously, there is a call for a new leader. I feel badly that I've let you down and I hope that I can make this a better and more productive group for all of you. <BR> <BR> I would really appreciate some suggestions... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 21:23:28 EST I'm in pain, and it feels great! Well, I hadn't done any work on my thighs since Fall. Besides running, I've done absolutely nothing. So I got back into my routine this week. My rock- hard thighs burn and ache so bad I can barely walk. I woke up in the middle of the night with cramps. Damn... it feels good!!! <BR> I've been working on my push ups too. I don't have that ache in my arms yet though, so I need to step it up a notch or two. Fri, 9 Jan 2009 19:30:29 EST Motivation What motivates you the most? <BR> <BR> How/where do you find your motivation? <BR> <BR> What do you do when you've lost motivation? Sun, 30 Nov 2008 17:06:01 EST Attitude What kind of attitude do you find works best with getting in shape/being hardcore? <BR> <BR> What kind of attitudes do you find hinder your efforts? <BR> <BR> What do you do when others' attitudes start to get irritating? (the guy at the gym who thinks he's all that, or that girl you know who is also asking how much you weigh just so she can compare herself to you..ugggh) Sun, 30 Nov 2008 17:05:00 EST Mental Health What do you do when you are feeling down on yourself about your body? What techniques do you use to prevent yourself from falling off the workout-wagon? Sun, 30 Nov 2008 17:01:54 EST Strength What are your favorite/most hardcore strength workouts? <BR> <BR> What would your recommend to other teammates? <BR> <BR> Which do you think are most effective? Sun, 30 Nov 2008 17:00:24 EST Cardio What are your favorite/most hardcore cardio workouts? <BR> <BR> What would your recommend to other teammates? <BR> <BR> Which do you think are most effective? Sun, 30 Nov 2008 16:59:57 EST YES WE DID!!!!!!!!!!!! We did it!! Obama is president-elect!! <BR> <BR> (and because this is a forum for health..) <BR> <BR> If this country can come as far as to elect Barack Obama, we can all put our minds to our health goals!! <BR> <BR> I want to hold myself accountable for all of my choices - food, fitness, psyche, and health alike. <BR> <BR> What are your goals? Wed, 5 Nov 2008 02:26:39 EST hey all! this team looks like just what I need -- I'd love to get charged up and help charge up all of you with some great tales and challenges... <BR> <BR> I'm rehabbing a back injury and in my 4th week of the CORE Performacne program. After those 12 weeks, I'm gonna do the 6 months of NRL4W - I was doing NRL4W b4 i threw my back out - and *loved* the definition i was starting ot see in the mirror - now it's gone :( <BR> <BR> As the back injury heals, I'll be getting back intor running & riding ... Sat, 25 Oct 2008 13:51:37 EST Let's make this group BETTER. Hey guys, <BR> <BR> So I haven't been the greatest team leader, and I really want to change that! But I need your help.. Please post your suggestions on what you'd like to get out of this group and what you think I could do in order to make this the BEST, FITTEST, MOST HARDCORE TEAM OUT THERE! <BR> <BR> I promise I will do my best to be a better leader and to be more consistent with this page... <BR> <BR> Yours in Hard-Corps-ed-ness, <BR> Helen Tue, 21 Oct 2008 21:24:36 EST Hello Hey there. I'm 38 years old and focused on getting lean and lethal. Most of my workouts come from and I love the feeling of accomplishment after crushing myself in the gym. Sat, 4 Oct 2008 23:37:42 EST new here hi my name is danny2300 i am new here with my doctor telling me to lose weight in the last two days i hsve walked 2hour and 38 minutes i want to be about 180 by next year i am 260 so i have to lose 80 pound Sun, 29 Jun 2008 01:32:21 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 18 Apr 2008 00:00:40 EST Tomorrow is the day!!! Well, I went and checked out a new gym. Didn't have the cash on me to join tonight, so I'll join first thing in the morning. FOUND my ipod, thank GOODNESS, 'cause I might've died trying to work out without it, and I'm about to sync it and pack my gym bag. After 8 months away, I'm BACK TO THE GYM!!!! I'm so psyched, can't wait to feel that burn again!! I know I have a lot to do to get where I was, so wish me luck, guys! Thu, 10 Apr 2008 20:35:53 EST Calories burned HELP!?! I have a question for the group. Who has the correct figure for calories burned? I do the treadmill at 3mph for 35 min and 3mph 5% incline for 10 min and sparkpeople's calculation is lower than anywhere else on the internet. The treadmill said 400 or so, all the other sites i have found figured it at somewhere around 380, but sparkpeople figured it at 275 who is right? <BR> thanks in advance, <BR> lee <BR> Thu, 13 Mar 2008 09:29:08 EST Man-up, Hard-Corps!! Hey Hard-Corps, it seems like not a lot is happening in the group right now, and we're going to change that!! <BR> <BR> It's time to start thinking about summer. Let's post all of our strategies and motivations for the warmer months to come and also think of some competitions to get started. <BR> <BR> How are YOU going to be hardcore this spring?? Tue, 4 Mar 2008 20:37:59 EST Need Pumped Up! Hey all! My name is Julia. I don't really have much to say. I joined a while ago with another group through my church but since I have been working out for years and they are just getting started I felt kinda out of place. It seems that people getting started don't want my help in achieving their goals, so I thought I could use a little more motivation from people who loved working out as much (or more) as I do! <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Mar 2008 12:30:55 EST Tell me your achievements! I had a great leg workout today and squated 405 lbs for 3x in a gym that is not my own. Everyone was starring at me like if I was the hulk. It was awesome! <BR> <BR> I want to hear about your herculean feats of strength or achievements! Mon, 25 Feb 2008 19:53:28 EST Hello Fellow Hard-Corps' Hello All: <BR> I'm interesting in finding Spark-Friends who have similar interests as me with regards to nutrition and fitness. <BR> Regards, <BR> Jason Fri, 22 Feb 2008 09:03:50 EST hello Hello all! Over the last couple months I have turned into a work out freak. If I don't feel sore and beat afterword I don't feel like I've done enough. Can't wait to keep going and get the body I've needed for my entire life. Sun, 10 Feb 2008 02:22:01 EST Burn 1000 calories in 90 minutes. Most hardcore ever = Bikram Yoga. <BR> <BR> I kid you not, you burn approx. 1000 cals in 90 minutes. Seriously. Awesome. <BR> <BR> Plus you feel like a total badass for sweating through everything you have on haha amazing! <BR> <BR> Check it out if you get a chance!! Tue, 29 Jan 2008 23:47:17 EST hello everyone Hey, this seemed like the right group to join. <BR> <BR> being sore after a workout is the only way that I know that my workouts work. Thu, 17 Jan 2008 00:37:19 EST Be your own sexy valentine!! V-day is closer than it seems!! I know a lot of people (including myself) are always super harsh on themselves because they are single or don't feel sexy (which don't always go with one another). But this Valentines Day I think each and every one of us should celebrate our love for OURSELVES!! I hope everyone posts their ideas and motivators here, but I have a few suggestions of things I hope to do this year. <BR> <BR> - If there is someone on the horizon, I say bite the bullet and ask them ... Tue, 15 Jan 2008 00:45:06 EST GOAL FORUM Let's compile some great ideas to share and inspire the Hard=Corps! <BR> <BR> remember, working together greatly aids the success of all !!!! Fri, 11 Jan 2008 01:37:02 EST To be Hard-corp! Hey everyone, <BR> The name is Wes. I am a lunatic runner and thought I could contribute to this group. I have been running for years and also do a bootcamp style workout every week for a group of people here at my work. My goals for this year are below. Also, my motivational movies are: "Running on the Sun" about the 135 mile Badwater Ultra run, "Supersize Me" and "300" as I'd like to be ripped like those guys. Working on that this year. <BR> <BR> Hope this group grows! <BR> Wes <BR> Wed, 9 Jan 2008 07:57:01 EST Hello, Team! This team sounds awesome. I used to train regularly in Krav Maga (, and was in pretty fantastic shape. I let myself go a little (not terrible--I only gained back about 5 lbs over 2 years), but I am back again, hitting the gym hard 6 days a week. I look forward to hearing from others on this team and exchanging motivational tips and stories. Happy new year! Wed, 2 Jan 2008 20:08:11 EST 2008 Team Goals Hey team!! Are you ready?? This year I want our team to KICK MAJOR ARSE compared to all the other teams. Why? Because WE ARE HARD-CORPS!! <BR> <BR> I have some goals for this group that I really hope we can all work towards: <BR> <BR> - I think it would be so awesome if we made friends and checked up on each other in order to show support and keep up the motivation. <BR> <BR> - I hope everyone will feel comfortable with coming up with great challanges to share with the group when it comes ... Tue, 1 Jan 2008 23:37:44 EST What is your New Life Resolution?? Instead of saying "New Years Resolution," I'm going to say "New Life Resolution," because these changes should be a commitment for life, and not just for a year (or a few weeks in January). <BR> <BR> Post you New Life Resolutions here to inspire and be inspired!! Fri, 28 Dec 2007 21:40:53 EST Finally back!!! Hi everyone!! It's been a LOOOONNNNGGGGG while, I know! In August, I started a job, and that ate up ALL of my time. BUT, I've decided to come home again, be with my babies, and so I'm (slowly) climbing back on the wagon. So slow, in fact, I've sent myself back to Stage 1!!! I didn't gain on my time off SP, but I didn't lose either, so I'm going back to the beginning!!! I've SO been slacking on my workout. (OK, confession: I totally stopped going to the gym. Hubby finally cancelled my... Thu, 27 Dec 2007 07:54:30 EST Suggestions? Hi everyone, <BR> I know that spot training is pretty much impossible, but I would really like to reduce the size of my butt. It seems like it's the only part of my body that is staying the same (maybe getting a little bigger) as I'm on the this journey. Do you any of you have ideas about how to reduce the size of your butt? I have a lot of muscle already so I'm not really sure what to do. <BR> Thanks so much! <BR> Danielle Fri, 21 Dec 2007 15:21:55 EST hi, I'm new finally, a minute to myself now that the kids I babysit are back with their parents and the phone has stopped ringing! woo! <BR> <BR> anyways. I joined a bunch of teams tonight so this is going to be a kind of generic hello, but here goes: <BR> <BR> hi! my name is Rachel, and I'm 24. (my best friend has the same name and is the same age, it's neat.) I recently moved to Southbridge, MA, but it's a horrible little slum-hell of a town, so I don't usually like to admit that I live there. um... ... Wed, 5 Dec 2007 21:48:59 EST Holiday Strategies Post your stay-fit holiday plan here!! Wed, 5 Dec 2007 19:41:00 EST Great Workouts No Weights Hey all I have been challenged with this new resistance workout in the police academy and my body is totally transforming Im getting all cut up and I have not touched one weight, it has all been from body weight resistance...Here is one that kicked the entire classes butt...It is called a ladder, this is how it goes..... <BR> The key is not resting in between the excercises (example: we will start at 30 reps) <BR> 30 reps of pushups <BR> 30 reps of jumping jacks <BR> 30 reps of burpees (a... Sun, 25 Nov 2007 15:06:22 EST Hello everyone..... I have always wanted to have a lean hard body and I am ready! I never really had a hard time with my weight until recently but I have had a lot of life changes happen in a short amount of time and somehow have increased my appetite.....a So I am looking to get back on track and to get hard core!! I look forward to all that I can learn from everyone here! <BR> <BR> Mel Mon, 5 Nov 2007 15:20:32 EST Hello Hi...I'm new to this team, been on spark since mid-July. Was looking for a team to take me to the next level...I like the sore feeling after a workout and look forward to having it more...I do a variety of cardio...Swimming, crossramp, treadmill, bellydancing, and I'm starting the spark to 5k tomorrow. I also do weights 3 times per week. About a year and a half ago I was completing my second round of body for life which is a killer program, but I found I got bored with the sameness, then I... Sat, 27 Oct 2007 23:02:13 EST Strange encounters! Hello Everyone: <BR> <BR> During my years of running I have had many strange encounters. I have nearly been hit by cars, I have stepped in pot holes, been flirted with (I think!), been haggled (I know!), chased by dogs, etc. etc. Today was another such day. I just came back from a 6.5 miler and had several such encounters. My first was a black snake, approximately 5ft. long. Next I had to jump into the ditch to avoid a large truck, then I was chased two small dogs, and finally just before I... Thu, 18 Oct 2007 13:35:18 EST Count-Down to Halloween! Hey guys! I hope everyone is still pushing it hardcore! Let's ramp it up this month in preparation for Halloween!! <BR> <BR> Are you planning on dressing up? I have my friend's "sexy-cop" costume.. and I definitely need to be kinda hardcore to look good in it... <BR> <BR> What is everyone's strategy for avoiding Halloween candy?? <BR> <BR> I'm starting a month-long program in anticipation of Halloween (and my trip to NYC in the beginning of November) <BR> <BR> OCTOBER: MONTH OF HEALTHY ... Sun, 30 Sep 2007 15:27:39 EST Newbie Here Hey, everyone! I just joined sparkpeople today and discovered this group. It sounds like the right place for me. I use to workout real hardcore and loved feeling sore because that's how you know it's working. I have slacked off a bit due to going back to school and well, life just got in the way. I have continued to workout just not as hardcore as I should. I am really to get back in there and build some muscle and shed some bodyfat! <BR> <BR> Amy Mon, 24 Sep 2007 14:04:29 EST New Hello all. I'm new. I ran marathons, and I loved being sore after training/racing. I am hoping to have the motivation to do that again. I'm a grad student and am planning a May 2008 wedding. Busy, busy, and full of excuses. I'm hoping this will turn me around. Sat, 22 Sep 2007 21:02:03 EST Foods to Fight the Flu and Cold Hey everyone! This is my first year up at college and I've been trying to keep myself healthy since I'm crammed together with over 1,000 students that all seem to be getting sick! :P yuck! I found this article and thought it might be useful since that wonderful time of year -the flu season- is coming around soon! :) Enjoy! <BR> <BR> 7 healing foods to fight colds and fluby Lynn Grieger, R.D., C.D.E. How well protected are you against the common cold and flu? Even if you've had a flu jab, you... Fri, 21 Sep 2007 01:19:42 EST Lifting weights, female style Hey ladies - Recently I realized that there's still a good ol' boys mentality in the fitness world that women are "just girls" and don't want to workout like the boys do (which is why Air rocks for starting this SparkTeam). Therefore, most women are never taught effective ways to workout with weights. We've been taught different exercises, but not when we should do them and why to reap the greatest benefit. Yes, there really is a science to all this madness. <BR> <BR> There's a great artic... Thu, 20 Sep 2007 11:20:30 EST "I only let the athletes in" I just got back from the weight room in the gym at school, and I feel great!! There was an all-male weight lifting class in there, and usually they dont let people who arent in the class in, but it was my old cross country coach, and he said it was okay if I came in. I was using the Smith machine and free-weights and the lying bench-press and every time I looked up from what I was doing, some guy was checking me out - a different one each time! Damn straight, I'm a girl and I can also hold my... Tue, 18 Sep 2007 18:04:44 EST Your weight loss for the week. 7lb this week woohoo. I worked really hard I am glad I did. Hard work pays off. Or should I say takes it off. Fri, 7 Sep 2007 18:52:29 EST Gain Muscle, Drop Bodyfat, and Tone Up If you're trying to put on muscle and/or lower your body fat percentage, there is a Sparkteam for you! It is called "I want to GAIN some muscle!" and the team is growing fast. In the team forum, you will find articles, tips, and suggestions for nutrition, supplements, workouts and more. Come check us out at the link below... <BR> <BR> This team is for men and women! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I look forward to seeing you there. <BR> Fri, 7 Sep 2007 11:28:43 EST Newbie here Hi Everyone! I've been working out pretty hard core for almost 11 months now. I, too, love that sore feeling you get from a good workout. <BR> <BR> I had my ACL reconstructed about 15 months ago, and initially started working out to rehab it. Now, my workouts are just a habit that I enjoy. <BR> <BR> I feel as though I've been in a bit of a rut and hope I can get some good workout ideas from this group. I spend most of August working out with a trainer which was great. My money ran out,... Tue, 4 Sep 2007 11:27:08 EST Your Workout!!! I backpacked for 2 hrs with a 37 pound pack on it works great. Lower body as well. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 3 Sep 2007 17:22:47 EST September Challenge? Just wondering if we were going to have a September Challenge. Mon, 3 Sep 2007 16:02:17 EST Hey! Hey all, <BR> <BR> My name is Aly and I am new to the team. I have always tried to push myself a little further than I think I can go in workouts, and love the "sore" feeling I get after one. I now realize that I will have to keep pushing myself in order to achieve my goals and I'm so glad I found this team to help me do so! Sun, 2 Sep 2007 15:24:16 EST Where do you get your workouts? I've been wondering about this one for awhile. Do you get your workouts from what Sparkpeople's Fitness recommends? Or do you go with a magazine's workout? How about books? Just seeing what everyone else does. I do my "real" strength training with recommendations from SparkPeople, then do my "easy" days with magazine workouts (usually yoga or pilates) Thu, 30 Aug 2007 13:58:11 EST Wow, Im hard core! I went to the gym today, been goin pretty much every day for a month now, there was me and 2 guys in there and one of them said, Hmm, I guess its just us hard core people in here today! <em>244</em> Im hard core now!! Mon, 27 Aug 2007 13:39:41 EST HI All New To Team Hi All <BR> I'm new to the team and yes I live for feeling SORE. But the "GOOD" SORE is what I like. So I guess this is the group for me too. <BR> I'm on vacation this week and I'm leaving to take the kids swimming soon, hope to burn a lot off in the pool today. <BR> Have a great day!! <BR> Cynthia Mon, 27 Aug 2007 09:13:56 EST HI All New To Team Hi All <BR> I'm new to the team and yes I live for feeling SORE. But the "GOOD" SORE is what I like. So I guess this is the group for me too. <BR> I'm on vacation this week and I'm leaving to take the kids swimming soon, hope to burn a lot off in the pool today. <BR> Have a great day!! <BR> Cynthia Mon, 27 Aug 2007 09:13:47 EST Noob profile pic question Why doesnt my pic show up next to my posts? <BR> How do i set up a profile pic? <BR> Sat, 25 Aug 2007 09:18:51 EST Looking for workout partner in Littleton, CO Hey <BR> I feel like I am failing at gaining size. I think it may be because I am just not working out hard enough. <BR> Would love a motivated partner to train with. <BR> Any takers? <BR> -Z Sat, 25 Aug 2007 09:11:52 EST Hey all... noob here Just want to say hi.. Hoping to learn how to lift weights to gain size and lose more body fat.. Any help appreciated... Sat, 25 Aug 2007 09:09:28 EST Muscle-Building Mini-Guide Today, I was searching the Net to find some quick easy advise on building more muscle. I came across the below site. It really sums things up well. Take a look... <BR> <BR><BR>ide.html Fri, 24 Aug 2007 17:41:24 EST woah-ho-ho!! almost to 100 members! well done, team!! Fri, 24 Aug 2007 01:06:39 EST Hi - hope I am ready for this... I am a 45 year old going on 40. Working my way younger! I have two grown sons and one teenager and a dh I am hoping to influence to change his life-style too! <BR> <BR> I have been sparking for just a couple months now and loving the changes to my fitness, energy level, everything! I tend to overdo sometimes. (okay, frequently) <BR> Tue, 21 Aug 2007 13:08:58 EST Hi Hi, my name is Laura I will be 32 soon, married with a 12 year old daughter. I thought this team looked cool! <BR> Super excited about the extra motivation. <BR> Laura Mon, 20 Aug 2007 15:23:20 EST Creatine and other supplements I was wondering what supplements, if any, that you all take on a daily basis. Does anyone take creatine, arginine or any other performance enhancing supplements? If so, how did you like them? Wed, 15 Aug 2007 16:08:58 EST Visibly Better Abs (no excuses workout) this workout rocks, and you can do it anywhere! <BR> <BR><BR>1 Wed, 15 Aug 2007 13:21:46 EST JumpStart your fitness If you feel like you're plateauing and want to get remotived, try this workout <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> it looks really thurough and straight forward. Weightlifting boosts your metabolism for the whole day and what is the linch-pin of weight loss for a lot of people. It is what makes the physical difference in a lot of people and it is essential for fitness!! <BR> <BR> enjoy!! Wed, 15 Aug 2007 13:10:14 EST Our Most Important Asset "Attitude" by Mark Twight <BR> <BR> The training we do is the consequence of an attitude. The attitude is the meaningful fundamental; without it no benefits may be realized. You must want (or need) to be where you are, doing what you are doing. If you can't pay attention or if you don't want to work hard, don't bother showing up to go through the motions. Nothing is gained by doing one thing with your body and another with your mind. <BR> <BR> A bad attitude or unsettled mind destroys focu... Wed, 15 Aug 2007 12:29:40 EST SHOW HOW YOU FEEL WITH AN EMOTICON Today if feel so bloated, hope tomorrow is better. here's a place to show how you feel with an emoticon Tue, 14 Aug 2007 20:09:36 EST 300 Workout for Women!! FINALLY!! <BR> <BR><BR>r-Women&id=506006 Mon, 13 Aug 2007 12:08:07 EST Um, Gym Jones might be the most Hardcore EVER <BR> <BR> the guys that did 300... oh, to be this strong! Definitely motivation to go to the gym today! Mon, 13 Aug 2007 11:54:46 EST Insane Work Out Hey all, I picked this workout up from one of my buddys who did a little time in the Marine Corps...this workout is tough <BR> *The key is to do all of the excercises without resting <BR> Pull Ups/Push Ups/Sit Ups/Run <BR> <BR> Set 1 <BR> 3 Pull Ups <BR> 15 Push Ups <BR> 20 Sit Ups <BR> <BR> Set 2 <BR> 4 Pull Ups <BR> 20 Push Ups <BR> 20 Sit Ups <BR> <BR> Set 3 <BR> 5 Pull Ups <BR> 25 Push Ups <BR> 20 Sit Ups <BR> <BR> Set 4 <BR> 6 Pull Ups <BR> 30 Push Ups <BR> 20 Sit Ups <BR> <BR> Afte... Sat, 11 Aug 2007 20:12:02 EST Female Question... I was curious if any of you ladies have experienced a change in your monthly cycle since working out. I am normally like clock work and, after doing my 10 mile run, now I'm on again and it's worse than my regularly scheduled one. It's only been a week. I'm thinking its the shock from the run. I'm quick to go seek medical advice but was just curious as to what you ladies thought. I do plan on doing another long run next month to try and do the half marathon in less than 2 hours and 30 minutes. Sat, 11 Aug 2007 11:46:22 EST Sore muscles... I have a question for some of you experienced bodybuilders out there. I recently decided to start lifting weights again and proceeded to have a 45 min session on Tues, doing both my upper and lower body using the machines at my gym. I warmed up first with 20 min on the stationary bike, did a little stretching, and then did 2 sets of 8-15 reps on each piece of equipment, working until failure. It felt good when I was doing it but for the next 3 days I was SOOO sore, in fact I'm STILL a little ... Sat, 11 Aug 2007 08:22:35 EST Hello Hi everyone. I'm Sabrina. I'm glad to be wanted here on your private team. I am currently out of town and do not have access to the internet, I'm using someone else computer now. But I will be home Sunday and I can't wait to meet you all and join in on the fun and challenges. Fri, 10 Aug 2007 19:26:00 EST Just joined...Hope I fit in! Hi everyone! I'm Christy and got a personal invite to join your group. Thanks and how in the world did you find me?!! <BR> <BR> I have struggled with weight all my life. My heaviest was 220 about 20 years ago. I lost 90 pounds and kept gaining and losing 25 for the last several years. I joined SP in Jan. and have lost 20 pounds with 7 more to lose. <BR> <BR> I love working out. Okay, that's a lie! I love the feeling I have AFTER working out! I don't know if I am hard core, never thought of... Fri, 10 Aug 2007 12:43:01 EST New Member Hi there my name is Shannon. I have been on a plataue for about two months now. Any help or advice to break it would be helpful. I am trying each and everyday. I want to get into the 100's but still have to past 227. <BR> <BR> <BR> Shannon Fri, 10 Aug 2007 09:37:38 EST THIS IS SPARTAAA!! Ok, I know I'm a few months late, but I FINALLY saw 300 and it was AWESOME! If you EVER need some motivation, this movie is it - seriously, for both men and women. Infact, I think it should be a requirement that to be in this group, you MUST see 300. <BR> <BR> do it. then go work out. Fri, 10 Aug 2007 09:16:09 EST Get Sexy Abs NOW love feeling your abs burn after a good and surprisingly simple ab workout?? you must do this one: <BR> <BR> Tue, 7 Aug 2007 23:14:31 EST How do you draw the line? Quick background: <BR> <BR> I've been lifting weights on and off (mostly on) for over 20 years now. I'm pretty in tune with what my body tells me as far as that stuff goes. (Not lifting too much, being able to push myself right to the edge of "you've lifted too much and now your injured" without crossing over, etc.) <BR> <BR> However, cardio is a new thing for me. I've been getting really serious with my cardio workouts since joining here (Yay accountability!) and I have a question. <BR> <... Sat, 4 Aug 2007 10:30:16 EST please allow me to introduce myself whats up all, im nick from southern california, im 25 and married. I am here on sparkpeople to drop my weight to get back to the good habits I used to have. I am into working out hard in many different ways to get different results Fri, 3 Aug 2007 21:45:57 EST August? More like.. Aug-SEXY! August is here, and I don't know about you guys, but I have EXACTLY one month before I move back to Oregon for school. Now, I haven't been as hardcore as I should be, so I am ramping it up for the month of August, to achieve maximum hotness for the new school year! <BR> <BR> Here's the challange: push yourself EVERY DAY OF AUGUST, MONTH OF SEXY! If you don't feel like working out, go do it anyway, because endorphins make you happy. If you are already working out, add another 5 minutes of car... Wed, 1 Aug 2007 11:16:36 EST I am not sure if I am right for your team . . . I am one of those people that wants to know what is considered "hard core?" I have read the posts and some of you sound really hard core. <BR> <BR> I will tell you about me and you can tell me if I will fit. I am 36, married with a hubby and two boys ages 9 & 11. I am a 6th grade teacher. I have exercised for years. I always push myself. My husband tells me that I don't know how to do anything unless I do it, excuse his expression, "balls to the wall." I guess that it true. At least... Fri, 27 Jul 2007 10:05:14 EST Hello eveyone Thank you for the invite, Air. It looks like you have a wonderful team here. <BR> <BR> I've been losing my focus for the past few weeks and look forward to jumping back into the thick of things. I'm 40, ex-Army, married to a careerist, hate running, a few health problems, two small boys that I am homeschooling. I also have 6 cats that think they are perfectly capable of typing coherent responses for me. Mon, 23 Jul 2007 11:05:59 EST Marine Corps PFT Challenge! Yeah, you're hardcore, but do you have what it takes to be a Marine? Here's the challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. Between today and August 1, 2007, do the USMC Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Score yourself and report in here. <BR> <BR> 2. Bust your butt for the next month. <BR> <BR> 3. Test yourself again and report back on August 31, 2007. Winner of the challenge is greatest score increase. <BR> <BR> These links will show you how to test and score yourself. <BR> <BR> For women: <BR> http://u... Mon, 23 Jul 2007 10:09:59 EST Anaerobic vs Aerobic Excercise The majority of my cardio is done with anaerobic exercises with the cardio bike and hill plus interval. <BR> <BR> My question is should you do a combination of both aerobic and anaerobic or just stick with one and should you do weights before or after your cardio? I tend to do mine after a cooldown from biking for 40 minutes. Fri, 20 Jul 2007 12:44:45 EST The Supermodel Workout finally! <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 Jul 2007 11:26:51 EST Want Muscle? Learn to love lowfat cottage cheese! So you workout very hard in the day. You also spend all day eating and analyzing the foods that you eat to ensure that they are correct for losing fat and building muscle.... and then.... you go to bed. <BR> <BR> But your body does not stop once you are asleep. In fact, a ton of muscle growth or muscle loss can happen at night while you are sleeping. Your body will fuel itself on protein that is in your stomach or it will begin to feed off of your muscles. <BR> <BR> Why would you want yo... Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:06:48 EST foods before workouts Hey everyone! <BR> Just curious what everyone eats before a workout. I work out first thing in the morning but if I dont eat something before, I'm like starving in the middle of my workout- If I eat too much before I get stomach cramps! I usually end up eating a handful of cereal right before although I know there are better options out there! <BR> danielle Mon, 16 Jul 2007 14:36:28 EST The President's Challenge Remember all those Presidential Fitness Tests in school? Did you know they have a grown-up version that you can do to earn medals? <BR> <BR> I just signed up-- here's the link (remember, SP splits them, so be sure to get the whole thing):<BR>ults.aspx <BR> <BR> I'm signed up for the Presidential Champions program (but not the Advanced Performance), just FYI. <BR> <BR> When you sign up, you can enter in activities going back two weeks. Which I di... Mon, 16 Jul 2007 13:40:07 EST Challange: The first to burn 10,000 calories! Hey, guys!! New challange here - let's see who will be the first to burn 10,000 calories! <BR> <BR> Workout hard and write down how many calories you burn each day, then get back post back when you reach 10,000 and I'll post the winner when he/she reaches the goal! <BR> <BR> Good Luck, Hard-Corps! Mon, 16 Jul 2007 13:01:03 EST Today... I started C25K today. I did a 5 min warmup, then ran intervals for 10 (60 runs with 90 sec walks), but I started not feeling so good, so I got off the treadmill. Which ticked me off, that I even had to, so I went and pounded out my frustration on the bikes. LOL I'm going to be running Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, so hopefully, I'll do better on Tuesday. For now, though, I'm sore as all get out from the bike (I was really makin' that thing go!). And at least I burned *some* calories... Sun, 15 Jul 2007 22:39:36 EST Thanks for the Invite Glad to be here!!! Sun, 15 Jul 2007 01:59:22 EST Music I was wondering what music you guys listen to to get motivated? I'm in a Meat Loaf state of mine lately <em>211</em> so The Monster's Loose is my favorite workout song right now. (Of course, that could change in a month... LOL) I like a lot of stuff, I'm not all that picky, although I'm not really into all the Brittany Spears-popy stuff right now. How 'bout you guys? Sat, 14 Jul 2007 21:47:01 EST Every muscle in my body... HURTS!! <BR> <BR> I've been doing this bootcamp workout each tuesday & thursday from 5:45-6:45 am (sooo hard to wake up, but im too stubborn to quit) and then a half hour long abs class right afterwords. ... and today, I can feel every muscle in my body ache each move I make .... and I LOVE it. <BR> <BR> I basically adore this class because I need a team to kick my asss to do this stuff, and I'm growing to love pushups... YES Fri, 13 Jul 2007 13:42:10 EST How you doin? Hello everyone. I'm JP and I'm glad to be part of the team. AIRGUITAR, thanks for the invite! <em>30</em> Fri, 13 Jul 2007 12:58:58 EST Hi there First of all thanks for the invite! Just so you know the workout I do that gives me DOMS is the Body for Life workouts and i love it. Im just about to start again after AGES of not lifting weights and im actually looking forward to feeling my muscles repairing themselves and building a stronger leaner version of myself! I hate all the lumps of fat that i had gotten rid of and then so easily converted back to fat from muscle after a time of inactivity! Now its time to reverse it back to muscle... Thu, 12 Jul 2007 15:57:31 EST It's me... My name is Michelle and was invited by Mindy aka Yankeechick13...I hope to get a hardcore body soon...actually I already have one, but you can't see it under the squishy layer of Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:16:27 EST EVERYONE! Invite your friends!! hey guys - lets all invite people (whether you know them or just think they're up for the hard-corps) and make our group big and popular! Sound good? Thu, 12 Jul 2007 12:46:38 EST Thanks for the invite... Thanks for the invite Air! This group should be just what I need to put a boot in my behind. I've been so slacking on my workouts lately, I was even thinking yesterday at the gym about how long it's been since I've been good and sore. I have medical problems that I use as excuses to cut my workout short, or not push as hard as I know I can, and should, and now I'm feelin' it. So I'm really, REALLY looking forward to getting to know everyone! Thu, 12 Jul 2007 12:24:28 EST What's the most hardcore workout YOU do? I think this one looks so badass <BR> <BR><BR>=35 Thu, 12 Jul 2007 11:34:10 EST