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Old 02-16-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
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Some of you may remember last year I started working out pretty constant and pretty seriously. Mostly cardio.. Elliptical is nice, the AMT (Precor 100i, look it up) is one mean piece of equipment that I worked my way up to a respectable level on.

Hopped back into it on Sunday after about six months off.. Elliptical for almost an hour 875 calories. Monday shoveled a roof for 3 hours, Yesterday back on the Ellip for the hour plus 5 min cooldown with 965 calories.

Anyone else doing some good exercising?
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I should... maybe when it gets warmer I'll start running. I should sign up for the city parks' gyms as well. Only 70 dollars a year or so. Weight loss is a good way to get the fuel economy up.

How many calories does it take to dig a car out of the snow?
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I climb trees and drag brush for a living no need for a gym member ship
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Yep! I took a pain pill about 7, shoveled a scant two inches of snow, dusted off the wife'* car and my truck, had a couple cups of special coffee. Just hauled some more firewood into the wood room, stoked the furnace. took the dogs out while I warmed up the truck. Now I'm taking another pill, picking up Wild Bill and headed for a 12 pack and Tripp Lake where I'll be sippin and augering 10-20) 4" holes through a foot of ice. Depending on how the fish are biting. Can't say what we will catch, but a "buzz" is guaranteed. We don't need fancy machinery/pay a "club" to get our CardioVasculary workouts in Purgatory. Life here just seems to provide them free of charge. And often in a pleasurable manner.
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its a hard thing to do. it took me 6yrs almost 7 to lose 125lbs going from a 64 waist down to a 48, and 3 of those 6 to start training for amateur strongman. im still not quite there yet but i am proud to say that come spring i will be training to roll little imported shitboxes. i can already pull a ford excursion hand over hand and wearing a harness. its VERY hard but im getting there slowly but surely. plus being a musician, washing/waxing the car burns alot of my calories too. keep up the good work!
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ehh drag motor and trans around all day pull em load cars unload cars load and unload junk parts..No need to go to the gym for me either
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ehh drag motor and trans around all day pull em load cars unload cars load and unload junk parts..No need to go to the gym for me either
just make sure its ford or something foreign lol. no i have plates and bars in my basement.
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Well, with all the car stuff etc that I do,... I still need to keep eating to the right proportions or hit the gym.

A 1,000 calories (what I strive for) in an hour is a workout. Dakota, think your in shape.. find a Precor 100i and give it a whirl. I don't call it the machine of death for kicks. It really is.
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Bill, I work out daily as part of my job requirements. Kudos for starting back up. A few things I would add to the comments is to always start very slow when resuming a suspended workout routine. Not just for any physical risk, but after a suspended workout a hard start usually plays motivation issues. In under a month you will be on track as long as you start slow.

For dieting, I find a easy plan is to simply eat nothing fried, consume nothing with refined sugars and avoid carbs. Add that to a minor strength training and steady cardio routine and the weight will change and you will be buying smaller pants.

Finally, I drink a lot of slim fast. It is cheap, always available and keeps me from cheating at Taco Bell or the Quickie mart when I have a crave. A six pack of slim fast is a good thing to keep in the car and at work.
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Fabz: i buy any car anybody will sell.....

Bill..Yeah sounds like something i can live without i smoke to much for all that lol
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