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Sep 10, 2008

titsworth titsworth
20 posts

I just found out about PodRunner:Intervals . This one actually as a program that builds you up to a 5k, 8k, or 10k. I think it matches the couch to 5k program. Pretty awesome.


Topic: General Discussion / Fitness Podcasts?

 
Sep 10, 2008

Raymoondo Raymoondo
32 posts

Shout out to all the boys – pm me if you want a new gym buddy to hang out with and work off some steam.

Ray


Topic: Motivation and Support / Gym Buddy in Nob Hill, SF

 
Sep 10, 2008

Taka Taka
12 posts

Podrunner is hot as is Nike workout.


Topic: General Discussion / Fitness Podcasts?

 
Sep 10, 2008

Melissa the Magnificent Melissa the ...
65 posts

Well it’s good to hear that some ppl have done it. As far as celebs… they have c-sections all the time and get a tummy tuck at the same time – thats how they lose it.

I just hate it. It’s so gross, and I just want to be able to wear a bikini AND LOOK GOOD again one day. But, I will just have to do what everyone says and eat healthy and workout.

I know my sister and my bff’s sister in law have flat tummy after 2 kids and they are skinny, but I think it’s just genetics. My sister takes after her dad. Don’t you just hate when you see girls like that. And Liz, girl you don’t weigh much at all! I wish I weighed as much as you! One day! Lol!


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Any mom's out there lose the "mommy pouch"? I need motivation!

 
Sep 10, 2008

krisd krisd
9 posts

CeeA,

I think the metronome is a great topic to bring up on this thread!

An adult’s heartbeat will fluctuate between 80-100 beats per minute (BPM).

Now that being said, Hip Hop music primarily lives in that same BPM range. Sometimes even lower, and sometimes even higher. What’s interesting is that if our heart is beating at 90 beats per minute, and we turn on a song that’s 100 beats per minute, it usually excites us an increases our heart rate.

So, knowing that, I would say any music that the tempo is upbeat (100+ BPM’s) would be great for running. Techno music has tempos up in the 130’s, and is great for cardio workouts.

As someone mentioned earlier, you can use a tool on your computer to automatically detect the tempo of your music, and sort it accordingly.

-Kris


Topic: Motivation and Support / Motivational Running Music

 
Sep 10, 2008

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

krisd, I actually came across Flo Rida’s website the other day and I must say it did sound like it had some potential running music.

Also, I got my hands on 45:33 (haven’t ran to it yet – today’s my day off) and it sounds like it could really do something to my run.

Also being a musician I thought it might be interesting to run to the beat of a metronome, while not very enticing it could produce more efficient running results. Haven’t tried it yet though.


Topic: Motivation and Support / Motivational Running Music

 
Sep 10, 2008

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

I also don’t have luck with heart rate monitors. Personally I find them to be a bigger burden than anything else. The about average time is 10 minutes a mile.

If you’re looking to improve your time try going for a bit longer of a run. When I first started running (about a month ago) I ran 1.4 miles and after that walked somewhere between .6 and 1.2 miles.

After a week of that I decided to run the 1.4 miles walk for .4 miles and then run for another .5 miles.

After two weeks of that I attempted a 5K. I was able to run for 2 miles straight (lots of inclines in my circuit) and ended up having to walk the rest. The important thing is to keep going and to not cut yourself short. The longer you run you will find that the faster you get.

My first 5K time was 31 minutes, now I my personal best is at 27:12 (rested) and an average of 27:27 (not rested). Not that bad of an improvement! So just keep at it and keep running. You’ll get faster throughout time.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / What is a "good" running speed?

 
Sep 10, 2008

sirwilson sirwilson
1 posts

Just wanted to note that ON’s 100% Natural Whey has fructose (natural sweetener) so that should make it taste OK. I’m trying to avoid artificial stuff also. 24g Protein in 130 calories is pretty good. I’ll probably give it a try.


Topic: Supplements / Recomemndation - Whey Protein - no sweeteners

 
Sep 10, 2008

krisd krisd
9 posts

A couple of good ones I can think of are:

-Shorty get loose (Lil’ Mama, T-pain)
-We takin over (DJ Khaled, T.I., Weezie)
-Low (Flo Rida, T-pain)


Topic: Motivation and Support / Motivational Running Music

 
Sep 10, 2008

winterjune winterjune
1 posts

I love Whey Protein unflavored by Jarrow Formulas. No artificial sweeteners or artificial flavors. Just added it to the food database.


Topic: Supplements / Recomemndation - Whey Protein - no sweeteners

 
Sep 10, 2008

absmith absmith
308 posts
Staff

@patchrik – HRM is on our radar. I too would like that feature :-)


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / has anyone used myfreetrainer.com

 
Sep 10, 2008

ArnieFan ArnieFan
18 posts

Exercise every day – even if its moderate style, it will keep you mind and body in sync and supple.


Topic: General Health / What is your number one health tip?

 
Sep 10, 2008

AdamTKincaid AdamTKincaid
150 posts

If privacy is a concern, perhaps doing these exercises in private places would be helpful.

ie: the shower or the bathroom.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Double Chin Elimination

 
Sep 10, 2008

slaphappy155 slaphappy155
258 posts

Second on that read the labels – especially the sodium – eegads!!


Topic: General Health / What is your number one health tip?

 
Sep 10, 2008

Ed Tan Ed Tan
19 posts

Gyminee is much better, much.

Good nite all. See you tomorrow ;)


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / has anyone used myfreetrainer.com

 
Sep 9, 2008

krisd krisd
9 posts

Hi,

Thanks for the response. All the exercises that I have found that may (or may not) eliminate the double chin are fairly cumbersome, and just make you feel ridiculous. I don’t get much alone time, so doing the recommended exercises in front of someone is fairly embarrassing.

As you mentioned, the less fat you have, the lesser fat you will store under your chin. I think I’ll make sure to focus on cardio as part of my workout, and see how it goes.

-Kris


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Double Chin Elimination

 
Sep 9, 2008

Ed Tan Ed Tan
19 posts

Read the labels, you’ll be surprised about how much energy there is in some candy.


Topic: General Health / What is your number one health tip?

 
Sep 9, 2008

Ed Tan Ed Tan
19 posts

I love grilled Tilapia with teriyakii sauce.


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / How to cook fish

 
Sep 9, 2008

AdamTKincaid AdamTKincaid
150 posts

The God of exercise, Jack LeLane, used to recommend the chin exercise as follows:

1. Flex your neck as much as possible (until the veins pop out)
2. Open and close your mouth a couple times
3. Rest & Repeat

Whether this works at all, I cannot say. I know that body fat can be stored in the chin, which is a genetic issue. So the less body fat you have, obviously the less chin you will have.

I also found this video, which you may find extremely boring or interesting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnrfY1wgSZc&feat…


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Double Chin Elimination

 
Sep 9, 2008

CountDrakeula CountDrakeula
36 posts

Buy nuts in the shell. They’re more satisfying this way because it takes longer to eat a serving.


Topic: General Health / What is your number one health tip?

 
Sep 9, 2008

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

I keep forgetting to put new songs on my iPod so I end up just playing the same tracks over and over – which is the album Light Grenades by Incubus. Surprisingly it’s not too bad to run to. Some of the songs do get sort of slow. One of the best running songs is Anna Molly.

Similarly, Modest Mouse’s new album We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank is also great for running, but suffers from the same weakness of Incubus’ Light Grenades.

I’m going to try out heytherekiller’s suggestion with 45:33. Hopefully that will help me break 27 minutes for my 5K!


Topic: Motivation and Support / Motivational Running Music

 
Sep 9, 2008

krisd krisd
9 posts

Hi everyone,

Has anybody found a proven method for eliminating a double chin?? I have one.. It’s not that bad, but when I tilt my head down it’s very noticeable. I’d like to get rid of it if possible. Some people say it’s genetic, but I think it’s just because I’ve drank too much. I think it will go away gradually as I lose weight, but I would love to know if anybody has had success with a specific exercise.

Thanks!
Kris


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Double Chin Elimination

 
Sep 9, 2008

AdamTKincaid AdamTKincaid
150 posts

Why do you care? Worry about yourself

I am not sure anyone was attacking anyone personally. But why do people care? Steroids ruin lives. Not just physically, but mentally as well. Its a very serious topic and it needs to be addressed. Our culture has put it into people’s heads that they have to be fit, and the best way is through a pill. Whether it be people using useless products such as Hydroxycut or even serious roids like HGH, I have seen it all. I can’t even tell you how many of my clients asked about HGH (typically out of shape males looking for a quick fix). People just don’t know, and articles like these should be printed much more often on websites such as this.

In most countries they are banned, and many steroids are indeed banned in the US. That is not without reason.


Topic: Supplements / Steroids and Scarring

 
Sep 9, 2008

einstein3 einstein3
4 posts

I have been a member of Elitefitness for 3 years now

http://www.afboard.com/forum/
is another good place


Topic: General Discussion / Steroids

 
Sep 9, 2008

einstein3 einstein3
4 posts

I would question the substance that he was injecting or swallowing more than “steroids” in general.


Topic: Supplements / Steroids and Scarring