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Re: Hypnos Forum Weight-Loss Challenge 2010
« Reply #60 on: August 24, 2010, 08:48:38 AM »
Right on, cromag!  

I'm at 215, slowly dropping.  I've been riding my bike a lot, and am now up to riding 100 miles every Saturday, which is really helping.  Plus it's just plain fun!



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Re: Hypnos Forum Weight-Loss Challenge 2010
« Reply #61 on: August 24, 2010, 07:29:08 PM »
One of my brothers is a serious cyclist.  He rode past me once last year, shouted at me, then turned back to stop and say hi.  I didn't recognize him until he took off his sunglasses -- Id never seen him in spandex!

For me, though, it's walking.  I take Shadow, our German Shepherd, out for a 2 or 3 walks a week.  Our basic walk is 6.5 miles (about 2 hours) but our longer ones go up to 8 or 9.  This is working out pretty well for him, too!
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Re: Hypnos Forum Weight-Loss Challenge 2010
« Reply #62 on: August 25, 2010, 08:16:56 AM »
I really miss cycling.  Lena and I have been doing tons of running and hiking and weightlifting, and we just realized last weekend that we hadn't taken our bikes out yet this summer.  Gaah...  Must bike soon!
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Re: Hypnos Forum Weight-Loss Challenge 2010
« Reply #63 on: August 25, 2010, 11:25:16 AM »
No excuse - just go ride!   ;D  If you're ever near Coeur D'Alene, let me know - there's an excellent, long trail system there.

Working out is great, but I find that I need to be doing something fun in order to stay motivated.  Picking things up then putting them down again is just too boring for me.    ;)

I've been working on Leg Blasters, getting prepped for ski season.  20 lunges, then 20 squats, then 20 jump-lunges, then 20 jump-squats.  Rest 60 seconds, rinse, repeat.  If you can make it through 3 sets, you're doing very very good.  Helps build explosive leg muscles to offset the lean muscle of cycling.  Then do Burpees (yep, you read that right):  as many as you can do in 30 seconds; rest for 30; go again; rest for 30...  do this for ten minutes, and you've done ten sets.  This is an excellent way of getting your core worked with minimal time commitment. 



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