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Current Weight:(28 Oct 14) 146.0 lb
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Weight Training
Corporations dominate our culture.
They start to believe their own hype too.

So, they have us either eating too much,
and then dieting to get the weight off.

Or exercising to get it off.

and the current trend is CARDIO.
which I am realizing doesn't work at all.

I watched an infomercial today: I think;
This type infomercial irritating and really a copy of all the scammer type infomercials, LONG Long video going on and on and on.
But I do think he makes some very good points (I didn't buy the ebook, at a LIMITED TIME OFFER, of $40.00 which put me off as well..)
but the points he made that I also have found to be true, a few of them are:

1. High intensity short workouts, MUCH more effective at boosting our bodies and cardio system into fat burning modes, than the current belief that we need to do LONG boring workouts.
2. Vary the workouts!
3. Do full body workouts, using as many muscle groups as possible.

9/21/14, Sun. about 7:30am, Rode 10.09 mi on 09/21/2014 10.09mi, 30:30min, 19.6mph, can’t copy or paste my notes from this MAPMYRIDE program. (good ride, pushed myself & ebike motor systems pretty hard. My leaking heart valve not happening Smile
On the last 4.6 miles, merged with and Passed a few spandex road bike riders. (wearing event numbers for a scheduled ride?) I passed at least 30 to 40 of them, mainly uphill (where they were slowing down and stopping cars due to 3 abreast and bunched up), or level road, being more difficult & less safe for me to pass down hill so didn’t try, my gearing isn’t as high, and upright riding, regular clothes, level of fitness from leaking heart valve and 64Lb bike all limit me.

I started the ride turning onto Hessel from Quayle and a spandex very fit looking rider was racing down hill, so I maxed the ebike to catch up, and paced him, but was pushing the limit of my speed. his gearing higher than mine noticeably and slightly pulling away when I just pedaled (his very light high speed geared bike, spandex and him leaning forward to get even less wind resistance),. He slowed down on slight uphill to 16mph or less, at half way to hwy 116. He turned left to Sebastopol, I turned right, not really planning where to go, just an idea of finding a new route towards RPark & Petaluma. Total coincidence that I ran into that bike riding group, although there were so many, and strung out so long hard to miss them.
Wondering how they feel about me passing, but can guess they don’t like it. Most of them actually don't look very fit.
(after I checked out video on short 25 min high intensity workouts being SO MUCH more effective than long cardio workouts.)
 I feel GREAT AFTER. & now really think cardio is wrong for losing weight or getting & keeping in shape.
BTW took exactly 2:18:06 hrs to charge the lithium battery after this ride. didn’t check temperatures of components, but 61F outside.
Not wearing any spandex: just wearing shorts and cotton white shirt, orange vest, new used helmet & flashing LED on back.
This is opposed to the 'uniform' most wear, and look down their nose at anyone just out for a ride.
If asked I'd say "I'm just a time traveler from 2021, checking out the old ways of cycling."

Smile Why do we follow the trends???
Trends set by corporations making money on it, with no interest in whether it is GOOD for us.
posted 21 Sep 2014, 16:08
Weight Training
Good input, thanks Br_e
Not too long at all. Smile

all very good advice!
posted 21 Sep 2014, 15:35
Weight Training
I've been lifting and exercising at health clubs and home since 1984.

Calories burned are mostly from AFTER the workout. Smile (UP to 48 hours after in fact. If doing a high intensity workout, that doesn't need to be LONG.)

I focus on doing like you do: various training programs, with a variety of different rest periods.

I think changing workouts at least every month is very important.

calories burned doesn't matter to me, but how I feel after: GOOD. without injury from overdoing it.

Improvemnt in body balance, from more muscle and less fat is the result, checked by measuring once in a while.

I'm no longer lifting to gain, don't need to. But to maintain.
The best healthy body is not one with huge muscles! (Body builders usually die younger (from steroids.. which I've never done.)

Layna Berman, local radio talk show on health and fitness, says correctly that "you can burn more calories LAYING DOWN RESTING next the the treadmill, (after building up some muscle, and doing some sets) than you did before WHEN USING IT."

I'm 70 years old, and lighter than I wanted to be, but I have accumulated some injuries:
1. C4 to C7 cervical spine damage (automobile incidents.)
2. Leaking heart valve (the second one.(EDIT, recently found it's the first heart beat that's leaking now; perhaps I had it wrong before.))
3. L5 lumbar damage (which I fixed myself, no surgery.)

They do limit what I can do, but I'm working successfully on either living with or correcting them.
1. cervical spine issue remedies too long to list now. But working.
2. Leaking heart valve solution: getting so fit that it doesn't matter.
2. L5 lumbar damage fixed various ways, and no problems at all now.

If interested in details, just ask.
posted 21 Sep 2014, 14:42
Realizing how so very important...
I knew breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
But today was a real eye opener!
I usually eat about a thousand calories for breakfast, and have to push myself to even eat a lunch, because I"m just not really hungry.

Well, TODAY, I finished HALF my breakfast and at 10am went shopping, then picked up THREE burritos at two different restaurants locally, trying to find a replacement for Oliver's burritos that have been shrinking in size all along, but staying the same price. Smile

So, when I got home I had to taste them all.
Got a Breakfast burrito (19.4oz), and a McDougall vegan burrito(24.4oz) at one place,
then a plate lunch with chicken breast (7.2oz), rice & beans, and this place got the best reviews online.

Well, NOW I was HUNGRY!!!
I ate 3.4oz of the chicken, none of the rice & beans on that plate,
added the chicken to half vegan burrito Smile,
and ate half the breakfast burrito (egg, potato, sausage, cream cheese, salsa)
Normally I wouldn't eat this kind but the reviews RAVED about breakfast burrito.
Tasted good since I was starved. Smile but I’d never get it again…

My point is: I was ravenous! just because I missed half my breakfast.
I was missing 500 calories so ate 1600 to replace it before noon.

BTW: the McDougall burrito was far better than all the rest, although from the other place, the chicken breasts were sliced thin and cooked and seasoned to perfection.
I won’t return there though. too expensive, not much to eat.

I worry about getting ENOUGH calories (BEFORE 3pm!), not about getting too much, that’s why I’m thin!!
Well, and working out and really watching WHAT I eat. Smile

Do you get what I'm saying here? I really think this is THE BIGGEST REASON why most of us are fat!
We skimp on breakfast, and are overcome with cravings later.
Who can resist then???
posted 17 Sep 2014, 16:15
Not sure this is true but I think I remember it automatically counts any time not sleeping or other activity as 'resting'.
So if that's true, adding activities would reduce the 'resting' ?
But really:
I don't use Fatsecret for tracking exercise, since it is awkward & not an efficent way to Track excercise.
I track it on Evernote. (Cross platform note program, works great).
posted 13 Sep 2014, 12:34
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