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Old September 2 2009, 04:35 PM   #226
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Thanks, Drone. I didn't really think anybody had come up with a solution that I hadn't at least considered, but...I thought I'd ask anyway. And it's good to know that other people have managed to overcome the "inside exercise is b-o-o-o-o-O-O-O-O-o-o-o-o-oring!" factor.

Hmm....I have a number of audio books, all on CD. I wonder if I could transfer some of those to my iPod?
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Old September 2 2009, 06:51 PM   #227
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I refuse to use any Apple product, but I do have a 30-GB Zune that contains maybe up to 6 hours of digital music (almost all of which were burned from CDs I used to have). Audio books sound fun ... anything you listen to can make your workout seem to go faster.

Going back to Wii Fit, I have a couple of co-workers who use the console for their yoga and indoor exercise routine. They seem to like the interactive features.
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Old September 2 2009, 07:06 PM   #228
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I actually cannot remember whether my iPod is an actual iPod or not. It's an itty bitty digital music storage thingy of some brand or other - I forget. I am pretty sure it's not a Zune, but that's about as far as I can go right at the moment.

But I am kind of liking the idea of audio books...

I do know people who use Wii Fit...or at least have Wii Fit and have used it some. They all seem to like it, although I don't so far know anybody who relies on it. For the people I know who use it - and I'm not saying they are typical - it seems to be something used to fill in the gaps in their regular exercise routine.

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Old September 3 2009, 09:07 PM   #229
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JustKate, I use audio books on my iPod. If you load any audio CD iTunes will boot up automatically and you can import it into your library and then move it to an iPod (if you are, in fact, using iTunes).

And if you really get into it, you can subscribe to Audible.com, which is like NetFlix for audio books. I used them for awhile and gathered a number of nice SF books by some of my favorite authors. I also love podcast novels. Check out PodioBooks.com, especially J.C. Hutchins' "7th Son" novels. There's some fabulous SF/fantasy material out there (and it's free)!

Well, I started my serious diet & exercise program. After checking out a number of different programs, I settled on Turbulence Training, which several people I'm acquainted with have recommended. I did the first workout yesterday and I really liked it ... the best part is it takes quite a bit less time than my usual routine. Plus they have a $4.95 trial offer. We'll see how it goes in a few weeks!
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Old September 6 2009, 05:52 PM   #230
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My fitness - all time low. My diet - a mess.
My weight this week - alarming.

Mon - 64.1
Tue - 62.6
Wed - 62.2
Thu - 61.7
Fri - 61.3
Sat - 60.8
Today - 60.3

WTF? I'm already a skinny guy. Eat (even) more nuts ...
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Old September 7 2009, 10:39 AM   #231
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My workouts would go so much better if I had a normal sleep schedule.
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Old September 11 2009, 09:25 AM   #232
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My workouts would go so much better if I had a normal sleep schedule.
I used to hate getting very little sleep when I was building. Though I felt better when a guy I know - who was going for, and won best newcomer in Mr Scotland a few years back - was a bus driver working 12 hour shifts, working out in the morning and evening staying awake only with a combination of bizarre pills.

Made me feel a little better for getting four-six hours when he was getting one or two.

On me - I've been doing light workouts since dropping to under 180. By months end I intend to go back to my old schedule (or maybe find a new one) to get myself back up to a reasonable weight before a gig in January.

I'll feel a hell of a lot better on some heavier weights.
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Old September 11 2009, 11:02 AM   #233
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This is my first time in the fitness check-in, but today's a good day for it: today I biked 61.7 miles in 4 hours! I'm very pleased, and a bit sore. I'm training for a round of bike tours coming up in spring, including the 5 Borough Bike Tour, about which I am very excited. I'm thinking of buying a trainer to use during the winter months, but they're awfully pricey so I'll have to see if I can get one second-hand.
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Old September 11 2009, 11:06 AM   #234
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That is a lot of miles. My legs would have fallen off.
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Old September 15 2009, 10:43 AM   #235
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I have recently learned that drinking green tea about 30 minutes before a workout gives me a ridiculous amount of energy. My workouts have been awesome ever since I started doing that.
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Old September 16 2009, 05:47 PM   #236
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I'm trying to get back into racquetball. My new partner isn't as casual as the partner i had last year, so we move at a much more break-neck pace. While not as much fun, it will definately help get me back into shape.
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Old September 20 2009, 10:07 AM   #237
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Lately my workouts have been taking a really long time. I'm at the gym at least 1.5-2 hours, which I've always believed was way too long. However, I've been resting a lot more between sets, and I've been pushing much heavier weights in an attempt to shock my muscles into new growth. And ya know what? It's working!
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Old September 20 2009, 11:15 PM   #238
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Two hours? That's a long time. No wonder I haven't developed any visible musculature. When I had a gym membership, my workout time was about an hour at the most. Well, you're getting to your goals.
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Old September 21 2009, 12:18 AM   #239
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Two hours? That's a long time. No wonder I haven't developed any visible musculature. When I had a gym membership, my workout time was about an hour at the most. Well, you're getting to your goals.
Well, a typical weight training workout should really only last about 45 minutes.

The majority of my 2 hours has been resting in between sets.
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Old September 23 2009, 07:14 PM   #240
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Two hours? That's a long time. No wonder I haven't developed any visible musculature. When I had a gym membership, my workout time was about an hour at the most. Well, you're getting to your goals.
Well, a typical weight training workout should really only last about 45 minutes.

The majority of my 2 hours has been resting in between sets.

I'm doing cardio twice a day now on my new elliptical. My workouts tend to go 2 hrs because of it.

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