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Old 12-16-2010, 10:29 PM
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Before you read the following, Id like to thank you for taking the time into this problem. It's in my nature to do onto others for what they do onto me, this case, it shall be my respect. Thats all I can give. If your here to discuss your own problems, by all means.



I've understood that you can jog and bike without buying much or nothing at all (food withstanding), but what about the winter? You got black ice, negative windsheild, ice in general, and the gear (sometimes its difficult to clean, like dry cleaned coats, etc.)

Shoveling is a common thing for me to do. Whenever there is snow, there is shoveling, and it snows alot here . It's all I got to keep me fit. My trendmill still works but there is a boatload of stuff in the addic that blocks me from getting it. That is a project I would need to dedicate a few days to, preferably being an all day kind of deal.

In the General Fitness thread here, which has sank in popularity, I posted frequently in. I mostly posted questions and comments in relation to food and various stretches (they currently are still a problem), but now that I even have more questions, it suggests a thread is necessary to contain it all. I'll begin:

*I will post my complaint in a statement or a question, and than I will ask a separate question that will help guide you folks to an answer if you are able. If I have a question following another question, try to answer both in your own way if you can. Shared experience and treatments are highly appreciated, that goes the same with any kind of advice you may have:*
  • I will be sprinting up two blocks, which would be 0.5 miles, and my sides are erupting
  1. This feels like it's coming from one of my lungs, is it?
  2. I remember a long time ago, someone told me that your muscles are acting against your expanding lungs. Is my lungs or my muscles acting against my lungs that are the problem?
  3. If it's my lungs, would lung exercise, like singing and holding my breath, if practiced occasionally, reduce the pain?
  • It's Winter! What can I do to stay active besides shoveling.
  1. Since my only transportation is the bus, any of you folks have a suggestion for indoor activities that would increase my agility?
    (Add any suggestion of an activity you can think of)
  • Food is a problem. I have Carrots, Yogurt, Orange Juice, Spaghetti, Iced Tea, Bananas, and Pomegranate Juice on my list.
  1. I got a deal going on inside me that says I shouldn't eat these foods until I begin my exercising. I believe eating those foods and not exercising is a waste of time. Are my instincts right or should I just begin eating these foods anyway?
  • In the future, I plan on using an Anatomy Diagram to point out where my pain is so others can get a physical example of whats going on.
  1. If this thread is still alive, do you guys think you'll be able to point it out when that time comes? Im curious though...
  • How many of you exercise often?
I'm tired after organizing a sum of 3,000 images and will look on google when I'm restored. I have more questions but their not coming to mind right now. Thanks for reading and even more for posting. Happy discussing Tsmukan/e.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:48 PM
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I always heard that the pain in your side is from the way you are breathing, or not getting all the bad air out of your lungs. When I run I would breath in through my nose and out through my mouth making sure to breath out completely.

It helped me a little bit but if I was following the correct steps correctly I dunno.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:50 PM
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I don't think I can help too much except to recommend going to a gym in the winter but I know that costs money. Shoveling snow is a good way to get exercise and there are people who will still jog outside although it is dangerous, especially if there is ice on the roads. I just recently started an exercise program by joining Curves which is good to have because I can go at anytime of the year.

As for as the food, you should eat them anyway even if you aren't exercising at the moment since they are good for you and give good nutrients. There isn't very much else that I can recommend. Perhaps you can use a work out video? There are plenty of those on the market although I don't know how appealing they would be to a fella .
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:08 PM
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I added the steps to help get my point clear, you don't need to follow them really. I have a problem with being concise and coherent, I think these steps help in that direction. If you got what I was sayings, than forget 'bout it!
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:12 PM
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I get very irritable if I'm away from a gym for more than a day.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:56 PM
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Hi there! Let me answer your last question first.

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[*]How many of you exercise often?
I do! I do! I run everyday. I'm also starting to lift a little twice a week.

I don't know how much I'll be able to help you, but I've been running for years and maybe I can give some good input.

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I've understood that you can jog and bike without buying much or nothing at all (food withstanding), but what about the winter?
I don't want to sound elitist in this, but I run out in the snow all the time. I've had some pretty extreme long runs, in heavy snow and freezing cold. And I'm nothing compared to some I know who have run 20-30 miles before the sun comes up in same conditions.

Of course, this is extreme and I'm not suggesting that to you. What I am offering is how it is nearly always possible to get out for a run. Read "Ultra-Marathoner-Man" and you'll know what I'm talking about. Again, not trying to be pushy, but if you dress warm and be careful you can almost always get a good one in if you really wanted to. And there's things like snowshoeing and cross country skiing too.

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Shoveling is a common thing for me to do.
Shoveling is great exercise. I think I read somewhere you can average 6-800 calories an hour, which is roughly equivalent to a 7 mile run for most.

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My trendmill...
Treadmills make good work in winter months. However, I wouldn't recommend using them for prolonged periods of time (as in, everyday for two months) as they can mess up your form. I suggest mixing up outside/inside. Like I said earlier, its almost always possible to go outside...but sometimes that's a bit unreasonable or its really icy and a staying in would be better.

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[*]I will be sprinting up two blocks, which would be 0.5 miles, and my sides are erupting
I don't know what "erupting" means, so I can't say. I'm just curious though, what are you're fitness goals?

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[*]I remember a long time ago, someone told me that your muscles are acting against your expanding lungs. Is my lungs or my muscles acting against my lungs that are the problem?
I don't know the truth behind that statement, but I know "belly-breathing" is a lot better for you. Ideally, you're belly should be the only thing that moves in and out. If you're chest rises and sinks, you're breathing wrong. I know, it sounds crazy, but for whatever reason grown ups developed an inefficient way of breathing. If you look at babies, you'll see their bellies doing all the work. That's the natural way.

Also, I would make sure you're getting a good warm up if you're sprinting out in the cold. If you're doing that kind of work when you're muscles are cold, you're probably doing more damage than good.

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[*]It's Winter! What can I do to stay active besides shoveling.
A lot of things, even if you want to stay inside. Jumping rope is a great exercise. You could also get a punching bag or even just do body-weight stuff. Push ups and sittups are great exercises.

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[*]Food is a problem. I have Carrots, Yogurt, Orange Juice, Spaghetti, Iced Tea, Bananas, and Pomegranate Juice on my list.
What do you eat now? That list sounds good. Just make sure you're getting enough food, since you're burning a lot of cals. Red meat is important too if you're not a vegetarian. The iron is key for staying free from fatigue. Whole wheat foods are my favorite, vedgies, eggs, peanut butter and milk. The key is a having a good balance. That includes fats, for sure.

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[*]I got a deal going on inside me that says I shouldn't eat these foods until I begin my exercising. I believe eating those foods and not exercising is a waste of time. Are my instincts right or should I just begin eating these foods anyway?
Healthy foods are healthy foods! You'll be glad when you start you're exercise, already in good health from having a good diet. I say dig in!

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[*]If this thread is still alive, do you guys think you'll be able to point it out when that time comes? Im curious though...
I'll try!
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i work out 5 times a week, for 2 of those days it is twice a day morning and night. for the winter i train with heavy weights and low reps. and what want you do in the winter . sure it cold, but get a big ball of snow together, and push it around, this trains your endurance, and strength. running in the cold is also better for you in some aspects.

i go to a gym my self for most of my workouts but i still try to get outside. black ice is bad and can really mess you up. if you have trails in the area run those. you are out in the wild (feels like Pandora ) and your feet will have better traction.
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You get over it and JOG IN THE COLD. O_____O
(please note, shouting "excelsior!" as you start is optional)


Its better to exercise in the cold anyway. You burn off energy working, and keeping warm.
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You get over it and JOG IN THE COLD. O_____O
(please note, shouting "excelsior!" as you start is optional)
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Well if your looking for strenght P90X, if your looking for endurace, run, if you dont like running in the cold go to a gym
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:50 AM
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I'm a fair weather runner. My wife found a good workout DVD for indoors (so it's mostly aimed at women - like 99% of workout videos): Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred. Very effective and easy to follow.
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Fit...ness? Never heard of such a thing in my life!

(no but seriously, I don't think I have ever even stepped inside a gym, so I doubt I can be of much help )
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:31 PM
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Running in the winter has its own beauty, just like summer training. If you're lucky you'll get a big storm that closes all the roads and blankets the streets with crunchy snow. Then its easy to run on, there's no cars and all the buildings and trees look very scenic.

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Well it's still about 60-70 degrees every day here, quite accommodating for dunking on suckas. I usually get exercise through sports, occasionally run, but mostly through basketball and football. (Wouldn't count golf as much of an exercise). I wish it would snow though. Only seen real snow once since I moved from Rhode Island, and that was 8+ years ago...*nostalgia*.
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I know one thing I do since there is an abundance of snow here is to go for a run through summer trails, the deep snow adds a whole lot of resistance and it can be a real good cardio workout.
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