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    I realize that this thread is several years old,...

    I realize that this thread is several years old, but I am only now looking into the suspension trainer thing. Does anyone here still use theirs? Has it been an effective method of strength training?...
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    Thanks, all.

    Thanks, all.
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    Resuming workouts after weeks off

    So in the week leading up to Christmas, I got maybe one strength training session in. Then I was in NYC for the week of, and, while I did some serious walking (between 12K and 18K steps/day), I...
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    Yeah, I realize kettlebells have been around for...

    Yeah, I realize kettlebells have been around for centuries, but I was referring to their recent resurgence in the States. I'd noticed their popularity waning and wondered about the reason. I thought...
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    I've been reading up on kettlebells and am considering taking a class or seeking the help of a personal trainer to learn proper form. I especially like that cardio and strength are combined in one...
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    Why did you suspect eggs? What does an egg...

    Why did you suspect eggs? What does an egg sensitivity look like? I've also read in an old MDA post that you can develop a sensitivity to eggs if you eat them every day. How would you know? I mean I...
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    The Virgin Diet

    Has anyone read this book? I saw a short segment of JJ Virgin's PBS show, and her recommendations seem paleo-ish, but she recommends eliminating eggs to lose weight. I eat eggs nearly every day, and...
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    Thanks! :)

    Thanks! :)
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    HIIT for the Out-of-Shape

    I usually walk at lunch, but since it's so freakin cold out today, I decided to walk the stairs in my office building. There are only 5 floors, so that means there are only 4 flights of stairs. I...
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    Yeah, me too. You Are Your Own Body is easy to...

    Yeah, me too.

    You Are Your Own Body is easy to follow and the exercises are pretty basic. There are demonstrations available on YouTube and the QR codes throughout the book get you to the videos...
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    Thanks, Lambchop. I just ordered it.:)

    Thanks, Lambchop. I just ordered it.:)
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    Yup. Well, as I've said, I've restricted calories...

    Yup. Well, as I've said, I've restricted calories to between 1,400 and 1,600 most days because I'm not very active at the moment. I was wondering whether anyone has an opinion about Body By You (the...
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    sbhikes, your starting weight is my goal weight...

    sbhikes, your starting weight is my goal weight (approximately)! I'm 5'8", and know I probably should weigh less than that, but I'd be happy there. I'm very weak in my upper body, and lifting even...
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    Hmm. Good to know. Well, diet alone is no longer...

    Hmm. Good to know. Well, diet alone is no longer helping. I don't want to eat fewer than 1,400 --1,600 calories. I don't think I could sustain that for the rest of my life. I understand that moving...
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    Does Lifting Help with Plateaus?

    A few years ago I went to the gym religiously for months and didn't lose a pound. At the time I was told that exercise alone would not cause weight loss. In January of 2012, I cut out all refined...
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    I've experienced the same thing. I think the higher end crockpots have thermostats so you can adjust the temperature. Also, if your handy, you might be interested in making your own temp controller....
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