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#1 hello kitty

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 05:26 AM

Where do you do your exercise?
I'm looking for a place cause at home i only mange to do a full workout once a week

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:13 AM

At home. Gym membership rarely pays off. Most people end up not going.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 10:06 AM

Gym. I'm unable to keep myself motivated at home and only workout consistently at the gym. I love the group fitness classes at the gym I go to. I've been a member there for 5 years and when life isn't crazy, I usually manage 3-4 times a week.
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 10:21 AM

Gym. I paid for a year in advance to get the best rate, and I do regret it at times. There are many times that I exercise outside, whether bike riding, jogging, or walking alone or with friends. However, the fact that I paid and that I want to get my money's worth is an incentive to work out more often.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 01:18 PM

Gym. I like to go during my lunch break from work and right after work. I used to do dvds at home but this is a better workout for me, and my health insurance pays for it.
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 01:26 PM

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 03:11 PM

Typing is the most exercise I get...
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 04:16 PM

I have a treadmill, hula hoop, weights, mini trampoline and exercise ball at home; my trainer comes to me. I gave up my gym membership. As long as she comes, I'm motivated.
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:56 AM

I do hulahoop for 20 min. a day, does it really work.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:44 PM

At the gym. We have a really nice one on the Yishuv, I try to go 3 times a week before work.
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 10:54 PM

It all depends on what kind(s) of exercise you are interested in doing. Unless you are going to push heavy weights (eg you can bench over 300lb) a gym is pointless imo. You can buy a hq adjustable dumbbell set and a pull-up bar for the cost of a gym membership, you can jog outdoors, do yoga in your living room, walk down K street, etc.

I guess some people like the gym atmosphere though and others go to be seen.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 02:46 AM

I do hulahoop for 20 min. a day, does it really work.


As I have back problems at the moment I'm a bit nervous of doing anything involving spinal rotation. But hopefully we'll dare to try again soon.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 08:16 AM

I think hula hooping is actually supposed to be good for the spine, so it would be worth trying once you feel comfortable with the prospect.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:48 AM

Unless you are going to push heavy weights (eg you can bench over 300lb) a gym is pointless imo. You can buy a hq adjustable dumbbell set and a pull-up bar for the cost of a gym membership

neither of which even remotely approaches the range of weightlifting possibilities a decent gym provides.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:50 AM

neither of which even remotely approaches the range of weightlifting possibilities a decent gym provides.


How many options do you need? You can do a full body workout with dumbbells. Actually, you could take it a step further and only purchase one kettlebell and still get a full body workout.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:08 AM


How many options do you need? You can do a full body workout with dumbbells. Actually, you could take it a step further and only purchase one kettlebell and still get a full body workout.

a very rudimentary "full body workout," perhaps. but rudimentary isn't for everyone. kettleballs aren't nearly as versatile as their marketers like to make you think. and neither dumbells nor kettleballs will do much for your legs.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:11 AM

There's also the issue of guidance. If you exercise with weights alone, you could be at risk of doing yourself an injury without a trainer to tell you how to do it, particularly the kettlebell. A gym has experts on hand. Or hire a personal trainer at home. I injured my back quite badly with a kettlebell recently and that was even WITH my trainer; she was operating under the false premise that if she could do a movement I (with osteoarthritis of the spine) could also do it.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:23 PM

a very rudimentary "full body workout," perhaps. but rudimentary isn't for everyone. kettleballs aren't nearly as versatile as their marketers like to make you think. and neither dumbells nor kettleballs will do much for your legs.


Your hamstrings are actually the main muscle worked in kettlebell swings. In any case, most people don't need heavy weights. Most people can't even do sets of air squats with no weights. If you are interested in squatting really heavy weights (the same idea as benching over 300 lbs) then yeah I say join a gym. However, your legs can get more ripped than 99.99% of the population with no more than adjustable dumbbells, a chair, and a wall.
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:35 PM


Your hamstrings are actually the main muscle worked in kettlebell swings. In any case, most people don't need heavy weights. Most people can't even do sets of air squats with no weights.


hamstrings are just one of several leg muscle groups. squats don't get at all of them either.
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