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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe View Post
    I don't know about skiing, but I trained in Muay Thai for years and nothing beats sparring for a punishing aerobic workout. It will tone you as well, but it won't build much muscle- boxing would be the same.

    I row for an aerobic workout, and also lift at the gym (my schedule allows me to get there most mornings after I drop my kid off at school)- if you wanted to row strictly for muscle gain, it won't do a lot as it doesn't give the same kind of stress as lifting weights- it also works mainly the 'pulling' muscles of the upper body (biceps and back) and doesn't do much for the 'pushing' muscles (chest, shoulders, triceps)- it's very good for legs, of course. For an aerobic exercise, though, it's hard to beat rowing- it's very low-impact, and I was starting to have knee issues from running, and rowing solved that problem. Bicycling it great, but it doesn't really do much at all for upper-body. A good, commercial-quality rower that will last for many years is also pretty cheap compared to a good bicycle.

    For me, the combination of rowing at home and lifting at the gym has worked out pretty well.
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    Langlauf skiing for biathlon training is a really great all round workout, adding a measure of aerobic control.

    like you, I have had joint issues with any high impact exercise, so I try to vary my program with some gym, swimming and cycling.
    I’d like to add rowing for endurance and aerobic work outs. Steve Redgrave epiomised lean muscular endurance during his gold medal training.

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    While I've never actually tried it, C2 also makes a 'Ski-Erg' (the friend who got me into rowing loves his, and varies it with his rower)- it's supposed to mimic cross-country skiing, and would certainly tone muscle groups like shoulders and triceps that the rower doesn't stress.

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    Loving this app:



    Just having some metrics and measurements to go off makes it better.

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    ^ Your stalker(s) will be in rapture, Ant.

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    The thought had already occurred to me that I’m wasting my time blacking-out the names on the map.

    Smeg’s probably already stalked and shared that info with taxexile, stroller & Co.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe View Post
    While I've never actually tried it, C2 also makes a 'Ski-Erg' (the friend who got me into rowing loves his, and varies it with his rower)- it's supposed to mimic cross-country skiing, and would certainly tone muscle groups like shoulders and triceps that the rower doesn't stress.

    Difficult to tell from that pic how it might work?

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    A wee 4km stroll, 38 mins.

    1 question, after 2 or so weeks of averaging a 6km stroll five times a week, I still have muscle pain (I presume) from my shin bone area. The outer side of the shin bone to be precise. Starts after a few hundred meters of face paced walking and stays for the duration. Thought that kinda thing would be gone by now, but obviously not. A bit of a pain (badum tsch ) as I could be doing it quite a bit faster fitness wise, but just this one thing is holding me back. Is it normal or do I have some sort of brittle shin disease and will be wheel-chair bound by the time I'm 40?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    A wee 4km stroll, 38 mins.

    1 question, after 2 or so weeks of averaging a 6km stroll five times a week, I still have muscle pain (I presume) from my shin bone area. The outer side of the shin bone to be precise. Starts after a few hundred meters of face paced walking and stays for the duration. Thought that kinda thing would be gone by now, but obviously not. A bit of a pain (badum tsch ) as I could be doing it quite a bit faster fitness wise, but just this one thing is holding me back. Is it normal or do I have some sort of brittle shin disease and will be wheel-chair bound by the time I'm 40?
    In my opinion, given that you are walking, it is probably the muscle is aching (possibly injured) or possibly the sheath covering the muscle is torn. I had it many years ago. I had to stop running for a while until it cleared up. Simply cutting down was not enough for it to recover.

    It could be that you have done too much too soon (your body hasn't had time to adapt to your increased exercising), or that your footwear is not suitable for you and your activity.
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    Shin splints maybe. Stretch after after exercising, take a rest day or two and start back. Should pass soon.

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    Cheers chaps.

    Duly noted with thanks.

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    ^ Are you exercising in flip flops?

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    ^got a few of those no doubt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    A wee 4km stroll, 38 mins.

    1 question, after 2 or so weeks of averaging a 6km stroll five times a week, I still have muscle pain (I presume) from my shin bone area. The outer side of the shin bone to be precise. Starts after a few hundred meters of face paced walking and stays for the duration. Thought that kinda thing would be gone by now, but obviously not. A bit of a pain (badum tsch ) as I could be doing it quite a bit faster fitness wise, but just this one thing is holding me back. Is it normal or do I have some sort of brittle shin disease and will be wheel-chair bound by the time I'm 40?
    All sorted.


    Seems to have just been not giving them any recovery time (doing 5 days in a row off the bat)

    All good after a 2 day break.

    Also have started stopping every 2km to do some sets in the exercise machine area. This gives 'em a break for a few mins and starts out fresh every 2km.


    1 question.

    Some old bloke was doing his laps holding onto two small weights, mini dumbbell things.

    What will this add to one's regime? cardio? muscular? etc. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Some old bloke was doing his laps holding onto two small weights, mini dumbbell things.

    What will this add to one's regime? cardio? muscular?
    Sore wrists and aching calves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi
    What will this add to one's regime? cardio? muscular? etc. Cheers.
    Fuck all.

    The theory is it gives a 'toning effect' but the reality is more like an increased risk of RSI.

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    Today is Glutes day






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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Today is Glutes day
    Yeah.









    I'm just off to workout my wrist.

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    That's a fine pair of glutes.

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    Put your back into it Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Some old bloke was doing his laps holding onto two small weights, mini dumbbell things.

    What will this add to one's regime? cardio? muscular? etc. Cheers.
    Carrying the weights demands more blood to the arms and hands, makes the heart work harder. Swinging the arms will help even more. As for muscle it won't do much but will keep ur arms toned. If you really want a good cardio workout ride your bike to the pool for a swim.

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    Good workout today. Just a very brisk walk at the park. Got 7 kilos done in only 51 minutes so quite happy. Now going to cook a really big breakfast as I am starving.

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    My workout today: went to the Mexican market, the hardware store, a restaurant supply store and lastly just refused a shot of Jack Daniels and a beer at the nieces place down town.

    The last part is easy now that I've abstained for over three weeks.

    Happy mothers day all you mothers out there.

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