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Thought this may act as a useful diary and motivation for the more slothful of our members   But, today, bugger all. too hungover from Rhodes.   Tomorrow is another day   S

Good session today with my trainer   All lower body, core stability and lower back   Jumps ( involving starting from a seated position on a bench and leaping to a standing position on a raised ste

today, an old boxer's running programme carried out early in the morning when glycogen ( sp?) stores are low and so aids fat burning. It creates a metabolism spike that lasts until about midday   1

I totally, totally sympathize and understand.

 

Running without inclines. Speed walking without inclines. Aerobics. Dancing. Biking makes big thighs. Swimming makes big shoulders and upper back.

 

Weight training - lots of reps, not using heavy weights, not going to close to muscle fatigue.

 

You're trying for long and lean, not big.

 

This is my major exercise issue too.

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Thanks!

 

My problem is I *like* to exert myself get "close to muscle fatigue". But at 5'11", adding bulky muscle to my substantial frame is not really the goal. People are afraid of me already... :lol:

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Some people bulk up really easily. If I do a lot of cardio leg work on an incline, my thighs start to show it fast. Same with the rower on my upper body. I think gug is having the same issue.

 

Eating or not eating processed foods has nothing to do with muscles getting bigger through use.

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I don't eat processed foods and am not desperate to lose a lot of weight, but I want to get trimmer. Eating less but more often might be a good idea.

 

Like Omni (apparently), I am capable of developing bulky muscles quickly when I work out. For this reason I had to give up my weight training with heavier weights , although I enjoyed it... Lighter weights/more reps & low resistance/higher speed doesn't appeal to my inner macho but it's probably what I'll have to do. And I'll go back to yoga.

 

Thanks for all your tips.

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I don't eat processed foods and am not desperate to lose a lot of weight, but I want to get trimmer. Eating less but more often might be a good idea.

 

 

It's a good idea in general - blood sugar stays even, more efficient calorie burning. But has nothing to do with muscle shape.

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FaustianB- any ill effects from your crunches?

 

i am slow that way, ok...i was upping it by one extra crunch a day. two sets only.

 

i was so sure i got the technique down right..but absolutely no soreness in the abs area.. if it doesnt hurt, i am obviously not doing it right. but my lower back was starting to hurt. i was hurting in all the wrong places. my doctor thinks i shouldnt do anything except cardio maybe...my trainer thinks i should abandon floor exercises and try something called 'core stablity' regime. i dont trust machines. they even got a machine for stretching(here)..if you can believe that..sucking the joy out of working out. altho' its rather spiffy.

 

we'll see on monday re the core stability regime. i am taking the weekend off.

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start slow, stay consistant, finish strong

we have a precor stretch-ey-machine. I use it occasionally it is effective.

 

upper body day

supersetted 5 setsx 12 of assisted pull ups with 4x15 sets of push ups

4 sets x12 flat bench

4 sets x8 seated dumbell military shoulder press

4 sets x12 low cable row- for back

4 sets x12 cable tricep press down

4 sets x12 spider bicep curls from preacher bench

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