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Old 06-25-2012, 01:18 PM   #1511 (permalink)
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Sounds like a great ride Pam,

Welcome Jamie - Rowing sounds amazing.

For me it was a quick run and some lifting today, feel pretty strong!

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Old 06-25-2012, 03:14 PM   #1512 (permalink)
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Today I took a swim test for a rowing class I just signed up for. Someone put a flyer in our newspaper box for the community rowing program, and my husband talked me into it. Since he almost never interferes with my eating, exercise, etc. I thought maybe I should listen to the one time he does! So 10 minutes of swimming today (which feels like it should have used more calories than it does), and tomorrow beginning rowing!
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Welcome, rowing sounds like a lot of fun. Tell us all about it
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:50 AM   #1513 (permalink)
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Thanks for the welcome! First day of rowing today, and I found quad muscles I didn't know existed. We didn't really get on the water today - spent most of the 2 hours on the rowing machines, learning and practicing correct form. (In case you are interested - starting at the back, keep your back straight and slightly tilted back, and hands halfway up your torso; then you extend arms first, and then lean forward slightly, rotating at the hips, then slide your behind forward and bend your legs. On the backward motion, you reverse it - legs, body, arms.) I have done 10 minutes on a rowing machine as a warm-up at the gym; never half an hour at a stretch! But it is nicer doing it on a dock, looking at a large peaceful river with a family of ducks on it, and with company and a coach, than it would be at the gym looking at a wall or a TV showing a show I didn't choose Wednesday we will do more machine work, but also get out on the river. There are a variety of boats - the larger ones are like the ones in the Olympics; the smallest are one person.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:28 PM   #1514 (permalink)
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I'm new to the sight and am really determined to make my goals! I am hoping that keeping track daily will help me ! 21 years ago when I married my husband I was 125 lbs! Today I am 187 My husband is very determined and works out at least 4-5 times a week since I have known him.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to lose inches around the lower belly and/or how to stay motivated?

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Old 06-27-2012, 01:32 PM   #1515 (permalink)
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Jamie, what a beautiful sounding spot. Here in Boston I always admire the rowers on the Charles. Speaking of the Charles, tonight, I am determined to make my first run along the Charles with a runners group I joined recently.
The whether should be perfect, and itís a good day schedule wise.

Welcome Ntheo. You will lose inches on the belly by practicing fork set downs, and table push aways Ė really, you canít spot reduce, but losing fat, loses it. In terms of motivation, knowing that this board is watching and encouraging is a big plus for me. I expect to see a Day 3 here I come post from you!

Today I got in an easier run than usual, followed by a boot camp which had some real challenges. Iíll be in the Rockies next week, I hear you lose weight just by trying to exist at 9,000 feet, hoping that works!
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Abby, good for you for joining a runners group! Boston is such an interesting city, and running you will see it in a whole new way.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:34 PM   #1517 (permalink)
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Another great ride this morning. Not quite as strong as Sunday, but still killing the hills
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:01 PM   #1518 (permalink)
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After slacking off for a week, I finally made it in to the gym yesterday to repent with an "interval weight training" workout. First I warmed up with plenty of variations on squats and lunges. Then did a shoulder/push press with just the bar, 10 reps followed by a 30 second overhead hold, 4 rounds. I had to take breaks of course but my shoulders/chest got epically pumped afterwards.

I followed that up with form practice with the bare bar on cleans and front squats. Rounded out with a couple of real power cleans and a kilometer sprint on the rowing machine.

Hello, DOMS.
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After slacking off for a week, I finally made it in to the gym yesterday to repent with an "interval weight training" workout. First I warmed up with plenty of variations on squats and lunges. Then did a shoulder/push press with just the bar, 10 reps followed by a 30 second overhead hold, 4 rounds. I had to take breaks of course but my shoulders/chest got epically pumped afterwards.

I followed that up with form practice with the bare bar on cleans and front squats. Rounded out with a couple of real power cleans and a kilometer sprint on the rowing machine.

Hello, DOMS.
So what's the excuse? I have grown to love power cleans. When you get 'em right you know it. Nice job on the rowing machine - a 1K sprint yikes
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Just got caught up in trying to finish a bunch of work and came home feeling lazy. So really, no good excuse.

Did 1K rowing in 6 minutes. After all those squats and cleans, that actually loosened me up nicely
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