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Exercise

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by inanotherlife, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. At the moment I'm really hitting the gym hard but I don't feel like I'm really pushing myself. I do 45 minutes non-stop running on the treadmill, 40 minutes on the treadmill, 15 minutes on the ergo and 100 sit-ups when I'm at the gym. I also use that thing where you move from side to side and it tones your stomach. And 50 sit-ups before bed. During the summer I go for runs for about 45 - 1hr.

    I was just wondering what other people did? I'd like to steal some ideas off you.
     
  2. multimediac17

    multimediac17 Moderator

    Not pushing yourself? Are you Madonna?

    That's heaps. I had training sessions at the gym once or twice a week up until a few weeks ago because now that I'm a student I can't afford it but I still do push-ups and sit-ups at home. I need to buy some weights.

    I also walk as much as possible, never take elevators or escalators where they can be avoided.
     
  3. When I stop growing I am SO screwed.
     
  4. inanotherlife, I say stop exercising so much! That's an awful lot. Are you in training for something?
     
  5. I do an hour of yoga every morning and then run a few days a week for about 3 miles. It works great for the body type I need for work.
     
  6. I'm training for the Great North Run.

    I should point out that I don't do this everyday, just Tuesdays and Fridays when I have the time.
     
  7. SockMonkey

    SockMonkey Guest

    Well one thing you need to do is change the routine - basically your body gets accustomed to it, and it stops working and you plateau.
     
  8. Well in that case, good for you! I could never be that disciplined. I did the London to Brighton bike ride one year, and was completely shit at training.

    Nowadays I try to walk everywhere when I can, and swim two or three times a week. It's the best exercise for me, as it works my whole body. I also do jive classes, which are really energetic.

    I have to do 'interesting' workouts- I can't do the gym, I get bored and stop going.
     
  9. I've just been working out at home; lifting weights, loads of push-ups/sit-ups/various stomach exercises.

    The burn feels so good.
     
  10. Someboy

    Someboy Moderator

    Bingo. The trick to strength (if that's what you're trying to build up) is to keep your exercise fresh, whether that's doing new exercises or upping the weight when you lift (or upping the incline when you run) to keep challenging yourself.
     
  11. Who can run for 45 minutes? Wow. I'd collapse.
    Admittedly I have asthma, but still.

    I go to the gym 5 days a week or so but I haven't been back there long. I like to do a bit of everything while I'm there but I do love the rowing machine.
     
  12. I'm a bit of an exercise bore, but you did ask

    a) Monday - Personal training session with weights
    b) Tuesday - Either 20 mins of stomach work/20 mins interval training on treadmill, or 45 mins on treadmill
    c) Wednesday - 2 hours at the gym concentrating on weights
    d) Thursday - Body Pump class
    e) Friday - Same as Wednesday

    Saturday and Sunday are days of rest.

    And repeat ad nauseum.

    I've been doing this since last November, and am definitely noticing bulges in all the right places. I've even managed to put on half a stone.
     
  13. I agree with SockMonkey, do something different. You've become too accustomed to your routine if you're not feeling it anymore. Try some classes or something?
     
  14. I do stretches and thirty sit-ups in the morning, dance intensely for ten to fifteen minutes at night, then do one hundred sit-ups and three-hundred waist-twists every night. On sunny days, if I'm washing my hair, I'll go for a run straight away when I get up. I also run up two stairs at a time, because it exercises your glutes.
     
  15. Viv

    Viv

    Wow I'm fucking lazy compared to all of you.
    Right now I'm just lifting weights and doing sit-ups etc. at home. It's been so cold and rainy I haven't been able to run for a few weeks. I'm crap at long distance but I used to run a mile a day and I'd like to get back to that and also do sets of wind sprints afterward. When the weather is nice I bike ride around the lake in town. Lots and lots of hills.
    I'm scared to get a gym membership because I'd probably stop going if I didn't have someone else to go with. I get bored easily.

    This summer I plan to take some dance classes with a friend.
     
  16. I'm lucky because my office is sponsoring a campus-wide, 12-week fitness program, and we made teams at work. Nothing says 'motivation for going to the gym' like not wanting to disappoint your coworkers that you were the douchebag that brought the team's average down.
     
  17. I don't exercise at all.
     
  18. This.

    I just find it so hard to find motivation. I mean, I weigh 110lbs. (and I'm 19), but I have absolutely no motivation to even attempt working out.
     
  19. If I didn't exercise I'd be even fatter than I already am. I like food too much.

    Also, I'd be so unfit.
     
  20. I usually go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week to do weights. I also go to Street Dance classes.

    I also used to play Squash, do body pump classes and yoga, but decided to cut down!!
     
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