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dwsmith

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Feb 1, 2012
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Just ran a 16mile rail trail ramble--running, walking, biking. I was the in the first 50 to 8mile mark where you can get pie (first runner), and first 25 back (first runner). 1:55 mins
 

Jameson

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Jan 26, 2012
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Just ran a 16mile rail trail ramble--running, walking, biking. I was the in the first 50 to 8mile mark where you can get pie (first runner), and first 25 back (first runner). 1:55 mins
Wow you're in good shape. Ok, going to the gym now for sure.
 

SuperSonic4

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Mar 1, 2012
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Just ran a 16mile rail trail ramble--running, walking, biking. I was the in the first 50 to 8mile mark where you can get pie (first runner), and first 25 back (first runner). 1:55 mins
Wow, that makes me tired just thinking about it. Most exercise I get these days is walking to/from the kettle
 

dwsmith

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dwsmith

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Feb 1, 2012
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Wow, that makes me tired just thinking about it. Most exercise I get these days is walking to/from the kettle

I can barely go down stairs at the moment now.
 

kanderson

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Jul 7, 2012
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I ran with a backpack filled with very very heavy books about half a mile against two of my friends from china today. Good lord, I almost keeled over and died. I can't believe you did sixteen miles.
 

dwsmith

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I ran with a backpack filled with very very heavy books about half a mile against two of my friends from china today. Good lord, I almost keeled over and died. I can't believe you did sixteen miles.

If you practice, it will only get easier.
 

Jameson

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Did 40 minutes on the elliptical machine at the gym. I feel like a hamster running in a wheel but it's better than nothing and works up a sweat. Have you always been in good shape dwsmith? What level of fitness did you build up from to where you are now?
 

dwsmith

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Did 40 minutes on the elliptical machine at the gym. I feel like a hamster running in a wheel but it's better than nothing and works up a sweat. Have you always been in good shape dwsmith? What level of fitness did you build up from to where you are now?
I prefer the treadmill over the elliptical. I was in my best shape at the age of 22. I am stronger and faster than I was back then now but my body fat isn't as low. I am trying to bring it down to 6-8%.
 

Jameson

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I prefer the treadmill over the elliptical. I was in my best shape at the age of 22. I am stronger and faster than I was back then now but my body fat isn't as low. I am trying to bring it down to 6-8%.
I need to lose a good bit of weight but am still in decent cardiovascular shape. Do you exercise daily? What kind of weight/cardio regimen do you have? Follow a specific diet?
 

dwsmith

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I need to lose a good bit of weight but am still in decent cardiovascular shape. Do you exercise daily? What kind of weight/cardio regimen do you have? Follow a specific diet?
I wake up at 5-6am. Do 150-200 push ups and sit ups about 4 times a week. On MR, train my chest, shoulders, triceps, and biceps. On TF, I train legs, back, and traps. I do gym ab exercises throughout the week as well. On W, I run 5-9 miles. On MF, I run 2miles, and on Sat, about 4-6miles. I swim for 30mins-1hr MTWH.

I keep a journal the foods I eat daily.
 

Jameson

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I wake up at 5-6am. Do 150-200 push ups and sit ups about 4 times a week. On MR, train my chest, shoulders, triceps, and biceps. On TF, I train legs, back, and traps. I do gym ab exercises throughout the week as well. On W, I run 5-9 miles. On MF, I run 2miles, and on Sat, about 4-6miles. I swim for 30mins-1hr MTWH.

I keep a journal the foods I eat daily.
That would definitely get you into shape. This is giving me some motivation to take my own fitness up a notch :) What's your daily calorie goal? I should be netting 2,200 a day to lose weight but I'm a big guy.
 

dwsmith

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That would definitely get you into shape. This is giving me some motivation to take my own fitness up a notch :) What's your daily calorie goal? I should be netting 2,200 a day to lose weight but I'm a big guy.
I eat anywhere from 1800-3000 calories a day. I keep my Sat Fat under 25 grams a day though.
 

Ackbach

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Jan 26, 2012
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I wake up at 5-6am. Do 150-200 push ups and sit ups about 4 times a week. On MR, train my chest, shoulders, triceps, and biceps. On TF, I train legs, back, and traps. I do gym ab exercises throughout the week as well. On W, I run 5-9 miles. On MF, I run 2miles, and on Sat, about 4-6miles. I swim for 30mins-1hr MTWH.

I keep a journal the foods I eat daily.
That doesn't leave nearly enough time for MHB.
 

dwsmith

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That doesn't leave nearly enough time for MHB.
I still am capable of making a bunch of posts. I should be doing math now but I am too lazy now. I had Karate from 6-8.
 

Jameson

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I still am capable of making a bunch of posts. I should be doing math now but I am too lazy now. I had Karate from 6-8.
Please start keeping a fitness log here. It's great motivation. I'm serious. Use this thread as needed.
 

dwsmith

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Please start keeping a fitness log here. It's great motivation. I'm serious. Use this thread as needed.
Today was an easy day. 3mile walk, 1.75mile run at the pace of 7:03mins per mile, using the ab crunch machine 5 sets with weights 30-80, and then feet on a balance ball while in the push up position and then bring my knees to my chest 3 sets.
 

Jameson

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Just did 40 minutes on the elliptical. I wanted to play racquetball but my friend backed out at the last minute. I'm not sure whether I should be looking to increase my time on the elliptical or intensity. I've been at 40 minutes for a while now but increasing the overall resistance so it's more work.
 
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dwsmith

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Feb 1, 2012
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Just did 40 minutes on the elliptical. I wanted to play racquetball but my friend backed out at the last minute. I'm not sure whether I should be looking to increase my time on the elliptical or intensity. I've been at 40 minutes for a while now but increasing the overall resistance so it's more work.
I do both. There are days I run longer and days I run faster.
 

Amer

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Mar 1, 2012
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I wake up at 5-6am. Do 150-200 push ups and sit ups about 4 times a week. On MR, train my chest, shoulders, triceps, and biceps. On TF, I train legs, back, and traps. I do gym ab exercises throughout the week as well. On W, I run 5-9 miles. On MF, I run 2miles, and on Sat, about 4-6miles. I swim for 30mins-1hr MTWH.

I keep a journal the foods I eat daily.
thats much, i do 30 push up and i thought i am on the way of fitness
 

dwsmith

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Jameson,
So today I ran 2miles in 14mins, ran a 1/4mile in 1:30, chest, triceps, shoulders, biceps, 240 situps, and 60 oblique crunches. Now, I am doing math wearing a 40lbs weight vest.
 

Jameson

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Jan 26, 2012
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Jameson,
So today I ran 2miles in 14mins, ran a 1/4mile in 1:30, chest, triceps, shoulders, biceps, 240 situps, and 60 oblique crunches. Now, I am doing math wearing a 40lbs weight vest.
I did just 30 minutes of cardio but still glad I went. Had to force myself. Logged calories into myfitnesspal.com so starting to get back on track.
 

dwsmith

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I did just 30 minutes of cardio but still glad I went. Had to force myself. Logged calories into myfitnesspal.com so starting to get back on track.
I tried using an online diet journal but I can't do it. I need a physical journal to keep track.
 

Jameson

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I tried using an online diet journal but I can't do it. I need a physical journal to keep track.
Most online journals are bad. MFP is the best from what I've read and tried. You can log from your smartphone as well which can be convenient and if you eat a lot of the same foods logging becomes really fast because it keeps a history of common foods you eat.
 

dwsmith

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Most online journals are bad. MFP is the best from what I've read and tried. You can log from your smartphone as well which can be convenient and if you eat a lot of the same foods logging becomes really fast because it keeps a history of common foods you eat.
Same with writing it down. I eventually start to memorize the nutritional data for the foods I regular eat.