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Old 04-20-2006, 06:25 AM   #11 (permalink)
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When it comes to abs, if you want to see a 6 pack you have to lose the fat before you will see any results. No amount of crunches or other exercises will give you the visual results you want if you still have a layer of fat over the muscles. The reason runners have good definition is not because running builds better definition, but because running burns off the fat which covers the muscles. With that said though, you still need to work the muscles. So work them AND lose the layer of fat that covers them.

As for me…

In the winter I don’t do much cardio, but I do lift weights. I have a home gym (complete with universal style machine, free weights, and bike with arm movement) so I don’t have to go anywhere to keep in shape. My workout routine changes with time though so I don’t get in a rut. But it usually consists of stretching, 60 pushups straight to warm the muscles, 100 situps straight to warm the muscles, then I hit the machine and free weights. I like to break up my muscle groups into a 3 day workout cycle with a day off between the 3 days. The actual workouts vary as do the weights for each.

Folks need to remember to stretch AFTER working out as well.

And now that it is warm again I walk as well. My youngest loves riding her bike when I walk. So I walk 4 miles every day (brisk) in the summer at least 5 times a week. I am doing only 2 miles now about 3 times a week only because I am busy.

I also drink Designer Protein to supplement my intake of protein and calories. And I have “Dad’s snack” set aside to give me a calorie boost in the afternoon between meals. For those I shopped around and found that normal snacks give you more for less as opposed to buying “workout” foods. You just have to read labels and the nutrition information on the items.

Each of us have different needs though, so it is good to read what everyone does but keep in mind that each person has to tailor their workouts to THEIR needs.
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Old 04-20-2006, 07:56 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My legs are a little tied today, since I got to work and do some first aid training I think that a break will be good for today. Still going to do the walking and everything else just minus the running today.
Going to work after I run, having my legs dead when I don't know what I am going to be doing is not always a good thing. It is spossed to be just a first aid brush up.
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Old 04-20-2006, 08:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Check out www.crossfit.com

A lot of their workouts don't require any equipment.

A word of warning - these folks are crazy fit. Ease slowly into their workouts - do like 1/4 - 1/2 of what they suggest when you start or you will be incredibly sore and unable to function for days. Once your body acclimates, you'll start to amaze yourself. I've been on pretty strict excercise programs for years, and this stuff has given me results like nothing else.
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Old 04-20-2006, 08:29 AM   #14 (permalink)
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But round is a shape........

I try to eat wisely (low fat is enforced by a bad gall bladder) and have recently begun to avoid those food addatives live "high fructose corn syrup" and the like.

I also bike to work, to the super market, etc.

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Old 04-20-2006, 09:43 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Air force PT forces me to run a 1 1/2 mile and do 3 hours of misc work-out 3 times a week.

I guess I have no choice.

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Old 04-20-2006, 03:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Check out www.crossfit.com

A lot of their workouts don't require any equipment.

A word of warning - these folks are crazy fit. Ease slowly into their workouts - do like 1/4 - 1/2 of what they suggest when you start or you will be incredibly sore and unable to function for days. Once your body acclimates, you'll start to amaze yourself. I've been on pretty strict excercise programs for years, and this stuff has given me results like nothing else.
Thanks for the link, I think I am going to stick to mine for a while before I attempt have the stuff they are doing. Got to get my wind back first. Althought I may toss a few of there exersises in.
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:45 PM   #17 (permalink)
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But round is a shape........
Why settle for a six pack when you can have the whole keg?


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Old 04-22-2006, 12:13 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Every 2 or 3 days
150 Elevated pushups
150 concentration crunchs
150 concentration leg lifts
150 trunk twists
10 minutes of skipping rope
pre and post stretching.

I also throw freight for a living. It helps keep things tight and firm.
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My son told me 'Yeah dad, you got a 6-pack, a 6-pack of jelly rolls'.
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My son told me 'Yeah dad, you got a 6-pack, a 6-pack of jelly rolls'.

Now thats just funny. I dont care who you are.

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