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Sep 11, 2008

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

liz, congrats! My time wasn’t that great either the first time. Right now I am stuck in a 27:27 rut. But hey, it will come. Hopefully I can break 27 by the time it dips into the 30s.


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

 
Sep 11, 2008

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

Kris,
I ran to 45:33 this morning and let me tell you it was not good. Had a great moderate pace – maybe a bit too moderate – that would probably have me going for a 10K but definitely not worth it for a 5K.

I’m going to definitely have to download a BPM analyzer for my Mac.

On a “darker note” it seems my iPod Nano has bit it in the sense that I can’t press the Menu button anymore. Hopefully it’s just a glitch and it will go away but otherwise I think I am music-less for tomorrow morning. Don’t really feel like running with my iPhone.


Topic: Motivation and Support / Motivational Running Music

 
Sep 11, 2008

StevenG StevenG
270 posts

Congrats on completing the 5K @lizanneh!


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

 
Sep 11, 2008

lizanneh lizanneh
758 posts

I ran my first 5K on 9/5. I ran the entire thing in 33 minutes, without walking once. I know that’s super slow (10:45 min per mile), but i am really proud of running the entire thing.

I have also heard that the best way to increase your speed is to increase your distance, and the speed will naturally come.


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

 
Sep 11, 2008

lizanneh lizanneh
758 posts

My recommendation is for you to slow down. You’re running too fast if you can’t make it the next distance without walking.

I’ve completed the couch to 5K program (did my 5K on 9/5) and was very excited when I ran 5k without walking once. I was VERY slow, but I did it.

Also look at your terrain…if you’re running outside, is there something (a hill) that wears you out faster before that second 5 minute run? If you think there is, try starting someplace different. For instance, I start at my house and run towards the end of the street. To change where I was ending up, I walked the wrong direction for my warmup, and then doubled back and ran the normal direction. It was very effective for me.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Stuck in a rut on the Couch to 5k program

 
Sep 11, 2008

Melissa the Magnificent Melissa the ...
65 posts

When I was in highschool and took weight lifting classes my coach always said, do upper body one day, then lower the next. It was never ‘this muscle ’ one day, ‘this muscle’ the next . She just simply said upper one day, lower the next. So thats what I did.

But, I was at my gym and one of the personal trainers said to do chest/triceps one day, back/biceps the next, and legs/butt the last day, and then start over again.

When I was in h.s. I saw results, but that was when I didn’t have globs of fat on my arms, so it was pretty easy to see.

I just want to know if my coaches method is better, or if the personal trainer method is better?

It seems odd thinking I will see results if I only work my triceps 2x a week, but I may be wrong. I can’t see the difference yet, and its been a couple of months. My arm feel like the muscle has grown, but hell I jsut want to know the best method, the fastest.

One trainer told me not to do the abs machine that trains my obliques bc it will just build them out and blah blah blah. ughhh there are SOO many rules!

So can someone who knows and has some experience what the best method is. Please and thank you.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Chest & Triceps - or Triceps & Biceps.....CONFUSED!! HELP~!

 
Sep 11, 2008

detox detox
3 posts

I use ON’s Gold Whey. I can’t stand the taste of milk so I only mix with water. I like all the chocolate flavors. I have not found the courage to try the strawberry or vanilla yet!


Topic: Supplements / Recomemndation - Whey Protein - no sweeteners

 
Sep 11, 2008

sawolf01 sawolf01
264 posts

I’m no hardcore runner, but I have noticed that the bmp affect my running, but it’s not related to heart rate, it’s related to my speed and stride. I find myself matching my pace to the bpm. That is fine when Disturbed – Ten Thousand Fists, but when Coldplay comes on, it’s a problem. I’ve been close to quitting and a song comes on that makes me go a little harder, and I continue, because it pumps me up. I need to make a seperate playlist for running (I also do elliptical and weight lifting and the music I like for each is different).


Topic: Motivation and Support / Motivational Running Music

 
Sep 11, 2008

cerebralcow cerebralcow
6 posts

I’m doing the couch to 5k running program http://www.gyminee.com/workout_programs/2322-Co… and I’m stuck on week 4. I’ve done it for 2 weeks now and I still have to take a couple 30 second walk breaks. I use the podcasts at http://www.ullreys.com/robert/Podcasts/page6/pa… while I run, and I have yet to run the 2nd 5 minutes without pausing my iPod and taking at least a 30 second walk durring the 2nd 5 minute run. For the 1st week my main problem was catching my breath, but the last time I ran I had to walk because my legs were getting warn out.
I’ve never had to cheat, or pause during my runs until week 4 and I have yet to complete week 4 without taking 2 walk breaks. I havn’t noticed much improvement from when I started week 4.


Topic: Fitness and Exercise / Stuck in a rut on the Couch to 5k program

 
Sep 11, 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 11, 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 11, 2008

Taka Taka
12 posts

Podrunner is hot as is Nike workout.


Topic: General Discussion / Fitness Podcasts?

 
Sep 11, 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 10, 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