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    First turn on Kryptonite (by 3 Doors Down), now stand in front of the mirror, feet are shoulder apart or closer, now moving your knees back & forth just like you would bicycling slow pace but with the beat and then slowly increase it as fast as you can (bend your knees and have good straight up posture so that you don't hurt yourself). Now the trick is to keep your feet flat on the ground, pumping your knees, let your hips move, but the upper half of your body from the chest up should be still just as a desk clerk (or bank clerk).

    You pass the challenge if you could have the bottom half move with the beat full time, make sure you are still breathing, smiling and still as if nothing is going on if someone just look at you on the top half.

    If you want more, try to walk around with, moving forward for awhile and then back. Keep it graceful! Enjoy!

    Note: try it at your own risk, don't do it if you're too full Pick your favorite up beat music and don't hurt yourself. This exercise should not cause your pain in any way, if it doesn't check your posture or just stop.
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    When I jog, I use an Ipod shuffe loaded with music by the Red Hot Chilli Pipers......

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    • #3
      Press ups against the side of the bath as full ones are still a bit hard. Dips between two chairs keeping my legs straight out, I started with legs bent. Sit ups or plank depending how I feel. Squats with two bags of sand in an old rucksack. Get underneath a table to do pull ups as I can't do full body weight ones yet. Plus being retired, I walk a mile or so into town, stroll around putting the shopping in a rucksack and walk home again. There's a bridge over a railway on one route to town and I run up the stairs either to or from, sometimes both directions. When I am more fit I will start doing Burpees too.
      Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ssn679doc View Post
        When I jog, I use an Ipod shuffe loaded with music by the Red Hot Chilli Pipers......
        Is this a Scottish band? Piper Down!!!!!
        "The problem with quoting someone on the Internet is, you never know if it's legit" - Abraham Lincoln

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Roxy View Post
          First turn on Kryptonite (by 3 Doors Down), now stand in front of the mirror, feet are shoulder apart or closer, now moving your knees back & forth just like you would bicycling slow pace but with the beat and then slowly increase it as fast as you can (bend your knees and have good straight up posture so that you don't hurt yourself). Now the trick is to keep your feet flat on the ground, pumping your knees, let your hips move, but the upper half of your body from the chest up should be still just as a desk clerk (or bank clerk).

          You pass the challenge if you could have the bottom half move with the beat full time, make sure you are still breathing, smiling and still as if nothing is going on if someone just look at you on the top half.

          If you want more, try to walk around with, moving forward for awhile and then back. Keep it graceful! Enjoy!

          Note: try it at your own risk, don't do it if you're too full Pick your favorite up beat music and don't hurt yourself. This exercise should not cause your pain in any way, if it doesn't check your posture or just stop.
          I lift weights.
          "The problem with quoting someone on the Internet is, you never know if it's legit" - Abraham Lincoln

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          • #6
            I should do more weight since my arms are pretty weak. Will check out the Hot Chili Pipers ... sounds up beat for exercise ... I know I can't jog or run ... at least I'm not really enjoying it as much as many people does. Thanks for sharing Have a great weekend!
            Roxy -- 41/4'10/102 F -- Yes, I'm a Computer Nerd and a Flamenco & Bellydancer!
            My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread74655-2.html
            Free Water Coach helps keep my water daily goal in check!
            http://facebook.com/roxyraqs (fun)

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            • #7
              1. a bucket full of water (can be used to work biceps, fore-arms, back)
              2. push ups, air squats, planks
              3. dips with chairs (covered before)
              4. dips at the corner of a fence or balcony railing (you are inside the "L")
              5. if you have kids within manageable weight range, use them for weighted push ups, squats
              6. if your spouse is within manageable weight range, you can do weighted calf-rises, squats (usually leads to a strange mix of full body massage and cardio routine in my case!)
              Few but ripe.

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              • #8
                i agee it, at least I'm not really enjoying it as much as many people does. Thanks for sharing. good info

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                • #9
                  I'm visiting my mom right now. She lives in the middle of damned nowhere, the mountains. My workout this week consists of trudging through knee deep snow listening to Immortal, periodically breaking into a "sprint." Can't go too fast in the snow, but fast enough for me to dive into a snow bank like Scrooge McDuck.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Fernaldo View Post
                    Is this a Scottish band? Piper Down!!!!!
                    Yes, I believe they are.

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                    • #11
                      This is very nice information. I love to running in morning.

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                      • #12
                        The days I cannot go to the gym I do bodyweight exercises at home.

                        - Push-ups with one arm are a great replacement to the bench press
                        - Similarly, vertical push-ups for shoulders (sorry don't know the name in English) are good replacement for the military press
                        - For the legs... I just take advantage of living at the 11th floor. Adding some extra weight like a filled backpack does the job
                        - Abs: I do standard crunches, as well as static positions like the V and the L position

                        I also have a pullup bar in the garage, for the lats, but I guess it doesn't count as it is a machine.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Roxy View Post
                          First turn on Kryptonite (by 3 Doors Down), now stand in front of the mirror, feet are shoulder apart or closer, now moving your knees back & forth just like you would bicycling slow pace but with the beat and then slowly increase it as fast as you can (bend your knees and have good straight up posture so that you don't hurt yourself). Now the trick is to keep your feet flat on the ground, pumping your knees, let your hips move, but the upper half of your body from the chest up should be still just as a desk clerk (or bank clerk).

                          You pass the challenge if you could have the bottom half move with the beat full time, make sure you are still breathing, smiling and still as if nothing is going on if someone just look at you on the top half.

                          If you want more, try to walk around with, moving forward for awhile and then back. Keep it graceful! Enjoy!

                          Note: try it at your own risk, don't do it if you're too full Pick your favorite up beat music and don't hurt yourself. This exercise should not cause your pain in any way, if it doesn't check your posture or just stop.
                          Now get some Slipknot... and try that. *evil grin*

                          Also... check out the Simple Fit or the Simple Fit thread.
                          Seriously.
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                          “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                          ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                          And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                          • #14
                            Will try Cori! But instead of do full count, I could just do 1/4 or 1/2 count so that I can breath ... LOL

                            Thanks! It's always good to have something new to work with and make workout fun and enjoyable. Thanks for sharing everyone.
                            Roxy -- 41/4'10/102 F -- Yes, I'm a Computer Nerd and a Flamenco & Bellydancer!
                            My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread74655-2.html
                            Free Water Coach helps keep my water daily goal in check!
                            http://facebook.com/roxyraqs (fun)

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                            • #15
                              I dance, walk and hula-hoop. Sometimes I do all 3 at the same time, while being dependent on a machine only for the music.
                              F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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