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What type of exercise do you regularly engage in?

What type of exercise do you regularly engage in?
What type of exercise do you regularly engage in?

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 Posted 6/1/2012 10:35:27 AM
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We all know the value of exercise.  What types do you engage in?  What benefits have you seen? 

Or does your routine consist of lifting your t.v.'s remote control and/or walking back and forth to the refrigerator?

My favorite is using my Power Rider for at least a half hour while listening to itunes.  It does take a little self-discipline to do this regularly.


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Monday through Friday exercise routine (7:00-9:00 a.m.):

1.  2000 rows on Precor rowing machine (while watching recording of previous night's Nightly Business Report)

2.  4 exercises with Total Tiger abdomen machine, 75 repetitions each

3.  6 exercises on Nordic Flex Gold--3 exercises for legs (75 or 150 repetitions); 3 exercises for arms (150 repetitions).  The Flex Gold is no longer sold, but mine still works very well--it is an excellent isokinetic strength training device.

4.  1500 steps on Nordic Ladder-Climber

5.  40 curls of 35 pound dumb-bell, left, right, and both arms

Also, I ride my titanium-frame, 27-speed, mountain bike on Tuesdays and Fridays; this helps to lower blood pressure.
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 Posted 6/1/2012 11:20:14 AM
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I am opposed to marathons; I think they do damage to the heart and muscles.
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Interval training. Example start with 5 minute warmup. run 1 min to 2 min as fast as I can, then do a 2 minute walk...repeat 9 times or so. Then end with a cool down walk or light jog.
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I play tennis. It combines various stressors on my body and doesn't feel like "exercise".

At times there will be rallies where peak acceleration is needed, I get out in the sun and enjoy that too.

You have to coordinate yourself, use your eyes to monitor and concentrate on the ball. It keeps the mind active and attention is used throughout the match which last at least an hour and a half and much the time being over 2 hours. I play no matter the heat or humidity which is in the nineties at times.

A great sport, if you are not conditioned then 'let' a few balls go by now and then till you get better and used to it.


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http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2010/06/26/10-minutes-of-exercise-yields-hourlong-effects.aspx

Dr Mercola espouses a form of HIIT he calls the Peak 8's.  He originally used a stat bike but now uses an eliptical trainer.   Essentially it's 30 seconds of activity so severe it takes the heart to its maximum, followed by 90 seconds active rest, for a total of eight sprints and rest periods.   He claims the workout stimulates large amounts of Growth Hormone release.   I do the workout on a treadmill, set at 9% grade and 7 minutes per mile pace.  Using the 220 minus age formula, my maximum heart rate would be 165.   Wearing a heart rate monitor is shows by the end of each sprint my heart rate is between 160 and 170.   I've done this workout 2-3 times a week for the past two years.    Originally I was working at 5% grade, 12 minutes per mile pace.  But as the workouts became easier I gradually increased incline and speed. 

The goal is to get to the point that the last 5 seconds are torture, that you couldn't possibly continue even one second over the 30 second sprint. 

My treadmill is on its last legs.  My wife found a newish eliptical trainer at a garage sale so I plan to try that for a while.   Dr Mercola says the eliptical is much better than my treadmill for these HIIT workouts.   But I'm at the age where I don't like Changes so this will be an experiment. 

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During good times I wake up early and do 15 to 30 minutes of stretching several times a week.

I try to lift weights twice a week.  I'm currently doing a full body routine with periodization that cycles between higher rep counts with lighter weights for several weeks followed by more aggressive, heavier weight with more sets of fewer reps.

My knees are in what I hope is a recovery phase, so I'm only doing very light occasional running. Instead I hike the local foot hills twice a week. Typically its a 6 to 8 mile hike at a quick pace with 800 to 1600ft of elevation gain.  I used to hike up then run down, but that started causing knee pain after a basketball injury and I'm rethinking whether I need to dust off my mountain bike.

I say during good times because as it usually turns out, the periods when work is the most stressful and I need it the most, that's when can't get up early because I'm short on sleep and don't have the time to get to the gym.

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I am an x-triathlete who can no longer run.  I ride a trainer (regular bike on a stand) for 80 min. every morning (watching TV) and ride a racing, carbon fiber bike on the weekends: 40-60/day.  Lift light weights in the winter, swim in the summer, and ride more outside in the summer.  I am in my my-60s.
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