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How are you exercising right now?

#82
Since I've started working out with a friend (TRX on trees in that family's backyard), I got back into my fitness blog. Finally finished an entry that I started last fall about using a stability ball for improving core strength. Found a video for people who haven't used a stability ball for core before to add to the intermediate routine my personal trainer drew from that seems like a good way to get started.

https://over50skifitness.blogspot.com/2020/05/core-workout-using-stability-ball-aka.html

 

Jilly

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#83
I thought we had a thread going, and here it is. So my gym has been closed since March. They are doing zoom classes. I'm working so I can only make 1. That's on Monday at 5:30. It's a core class, so not much cardio. I've been good on the food intake (except that donut for Jenny last night) and have only gained a lb or 2. But I really need some Cardio. Also the more I move, the less my arthritic knee hurts...

So...walking is an option for sure, but I would like something that it's so weather dependent, or bug dependent. So what apparatii do Diva's have at home.

At the gym I was using their "wind" bike. The type with the movable handles.
 

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#84
So...walking is an option for sure, but I would like something that it's so weather dependent, or bug dependent. So what apparatii do Diva's have at home.

At the gym I was using their "wind" bike. The type with the movable handles.
A friend just bought a bike trainer for her road bike, and it comes with training apps and hooks up to the TV for "virtual" routes. It lets you join groups and compete in races and stuff like that. She likes it a lot.

Our local gym just closed, and I will miss in the winter, so I'm trying to strategize a workable winter fitness routine to be prepared. I've been mountain biking a ton and working with a coach on a training plan and I don't want to lose fitness over the cold & snowy months.
 
#85
Mountain biking around the house. It's amazing how it whips you into shape. I've been riding daily for maybe 1/2 hour to 1 hour and stopping to check out the garden, drink water or just take a break. I've never been so grateful for our country home.
 

Jilly

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#87
I have a gallon of paint and some elastic bands, that's it. Oh I do have a ball. My trainer called my cell phone at the cottage today. It doesn't work there. I'm to call her tomorrow.
 
#88
Do fights with your bushes count? Yesterday I pulled down ivy vines from my neighbor's brick house and fought with a wild pear tree (1+ inch stickers). Blood was lost on my part and my arm looks like I had a bad fight with a cat.
Today I was trimming tamer bushes of gangly spikes, but discovered far out of control vines. We had a ~really~ bad fight. But the bushes are now several inches shorter and the vines are in the street for city pick up. Mouse 1/Vines ZERO!!!!!
 

SallyCat

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#90
Mountain biking around the house. It's amazing how it whips you into shape. I've been riding daily for maybe 1/2 hour to 1 hour and stopping to check out the garden, drink water or just take a break. I've never been so grateful for our country home.
I think xc/trail mountain biking is a great HIIT workout; the punchy, techy climbs get your heart rate up fast! We also have a nearby trail that goes up a mile-long hayfield with about 250 feet of total elevation gain; It's great for long, slow climbing and varying/balancing your workout routine.

Alas, we haven't had a rainy day in quite a while; I've overdone the riding a bit out of sheer enthusiasm, and my quads would like to speak to the manager. I had to give my legs a rest day today despite how much I'd love to jump on the bike. :yield:
 

Jilly

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#91
Working on a possible OC-1 training this summer instead of dragon boat. Hour of the day is not my taste for time. So looking into it. 9:30 am means an early wake up as the training us 2hours away and big city traffic...
 

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#92
Working on a possible OC-1 training this summer instead of dragon boat. Hour of the day is not my taste for time. So looking into it. 9:30 am means an early wake up as the training us 2hours away and big city traffic...
Nice! I used to paddle OC-1 whitewater and do some casual, beer-league slalom racing and enjoyed it very much. Are you training to race?
 
#93
So for all you folks taking walks for exercise, just a reminder that you can always add a backpack to increase the intensity!

Since work has slowed down the last 2 weeks, I’ve been taking daily walks on a gentle, rolling 2 mile loop trail near my house with minimal elevation change. It’s not strictly necessary for me to carry water for the walk, but I strap on a pack and throw in a Nalgene anyway just in case my dog gets thirsty.

The walk has gotten progressively easier and easier on me and today I added a 5 pound dumbbell to the pack. I have about 29 pounds of dumbbells and kettlebells so I’ll keep adding weight for now, until I get tired of it.,
 

Tvan

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#95
Has anyone used the Nike Training Club app? I downloaded it yesterday and am going to give it a try to add some variety to my current routine.
 

Jilly

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#96
Well I just bought/ordered a SUP taxi for my Truck. It's the best way to transport the SUP around. So I'll get probably Tuesday. Decided that it was too far to go for the OC training. My local gym and trainer have come up with a new plan. We will have to pay for the sessions, but all will be recorded and you have access all month. My Trainer and I are going to work at a different time, hence the SUP Taxi, as she bought an inflatable. She's also lending me some weights she found in her shed. She says they're rusty, I said I can wear gloves. The only good thing is I've been keeping the weight down. Up about 3 lbs right now.

AND I get my hair cut this week!! 4 months + since last cut.
 

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