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Sep 11, 2008

stephenb stephenb
1,261 posts
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Yeah, the old Apple earbuds fall out of my ears when running also (which is annoying). I’m excited about the new in-ears that Apple is releasing. If reviews are good for the audio quality, I’d consider shelling out the $79 or whatever it was they cost.


Topic: General Discussion / What are the best earphones for working out?

 
Sep 11, 2008

cerebralcow cerebralcow
6 posts

@lizanneh: ya I think thats my main problem, the podcast for week 4 on that site has higher tempo music on the 2nd 5 min run so I tend to run faster, but I do try to watch my speed most of the time.

Thatnks for the tip about the OJ CeeA I’ll try that next time I run.


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

 
Sep 11, 2008

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

In 2 weeks you will definitely be at your goal. Hang in there!


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

 
Sep 11, 2008

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

krisd,

I run on a trail and the iPhone – while sleek for casual use – is a bit too bulky for my taste while running.


Topic: Motivation and Support / Motivational Running Music

 
Sep 11, 2008

andrewmalizia andrewmalizia
3 posts

In general, my post-workouts timing coincides with my evening meal. Usually consisting of chicken or fish on some wheat bread and some veggies.

What I’m concerned about is this…

My post-workout meal is at least 20g soy protein shake (w/20carbs). If not more, plus half of a gatorade and sometimes fruit. Well I usually eat this about 10 minutes after done working out when i get home from the gym and then make my dinner. Eating it almost simultaneously. Is this too much protein all at once? Should I try to avoid overlapping meals with my pre/postworkout routine or can they be overlapped?


Topic: Diet and Nutrition / Separating pre/post-workout & meals

 
Sep 11, 2008

lizanneh lizanneh
758 posts

Thank you! My goal is 28 minutes, so CeeA, you are evidence that I can do it, since your starting time was just a little faster than mine.

Thanks for the encouragement, all.


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

 
Sep 11, 2008

krisd krisd
9 posts

CeeA,

Sorry to hear about the bad news. Why not run with the iPhone? I do, but I run on a treadmill. So I just set it on the console in front of me, and turn on music videos :-)

I’m not sure what tools are freely available for BPM detection. I use Serato Scratch, which is a fairly expensive piece of software.


Topic: Motivation and Support / Motivational Running Music

 
Sep 11, 2008

SeanC SeanC
26 posts

Hi Melissa,

I suggest you experiment a little to 1) get to know your body better in terms of what works for you and 2) have confidence in what you are doing. Find what works, then quit reading. Workout methods and beliefs used to develop them are just as varied (and usually as wrong) as diet fads.

I think you’ll find that isolation exercises (triceps, biceps, curls, etc.) will be far less effective than full-body/compound exercises. At least that is what current science supports (please read for yourself) and my personal experience supports.
So….

tris and bis on the same day is the same as bis and back if you are doing isolation exercises. There is a difference (normally it’s recommended to do pulling vs. pulling muscles so you don’t overwork a muscle) – but I don’t think you care about that. In other words, back and bis on the same day – tris and chest on another.


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

 
Sep 11, 2008

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

I have a huge issue with all of Apple’s headphones for running. They continuously fall / slip out. Very annoying.


Topic: General Discussion / What are the best earphones for working out?

 
Sep 11, 2008

CeeA CeeA
36 posts

@lizanneh has some great tips for you.

Also, what are you eating? Remember food is your body’s fuel! That’s one of my biggest problems I under eat a lot and when that occurs I see my times and difficulty of my run increase substantially.

One more thing, I’ve been drinking 12 oz of orange juice 15 minutes prior to my run and that has been giving me a nice boost. If you have 30 minutes before your run orange juice and a banana is a great idea!


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

 
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
325 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 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