How often-

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Registered: 03-27-2006
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Sat, 02-28-2009 - 9:19pm

do you change up your routine? I have been doing pretty much the same things for a few months and though I figure I should probably switch things up- I like what I do kwim?


Curious on how often you all change things up, and how drastic do you change things?

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Registered: 11-09-2001
In reply to: sillymammakim
Sun, 03-01-2009 - 4:46pm
I usually change things up every 4 to 6 weeks. I get bored if I don't. I'm due for a change now but I'm trying
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Registered: 07-09-2008
In reply to: sillymammakim
Mon, 03-02-2009 - 8:17am

Hi Kim, and welcome to gymrats!

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Registered: 03-15-2004
In reply to: sillymammakim
Mon, 03-02-2009 - 8:21am
With my clients, I change their workouts every six weeks. With my own workouts, it's more often and less formal. I notice that I just seem to phase things in and out. I'll think of a variation of something, find an exercise in a magazine and then next time, that replaces whatever I was doing before. If it works, I'll keep it. If not, I'll go back to whatever I was doing.
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Registered: 03-20-2003
In reply to: sillymammakim
Mon, 03-02-2009 - 8:48am
I change activities with the seasons and am constantly changing what I do anyway, out of boredom.





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Registered: 03-27-2006
In reply to: sillymammakim
Mon, 03-02-2009 - 9:40am

SO how much should I change? Whole program?


Right now I do a body pump total body weight class which is pretty much the same ALL the time. I use the elliptical, but vary programs amd resistance, occasional step mill, occasional spin (when I wake for it), treadmill only when I am in pain or discomfort. When I do my own weights I do pretty much the same stuff for fear of doing anything new wrong.

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Registered: 03-27-2006
In reply to: sillymammakim
Mon, 03-02-2009 - 9:42am
Oh I love opinions...thanks for sharing. I'm actually not totally new here. I pop in and out a lot- think we may have even had a similar discussion not terribly long ago, just couldnt locate it.
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Registered: 03-20-2003
In reply to: sillymammakim
Mon, 03-02-2009 - 10:11am

The biggest question is whether you're happy with how you look and feel. If you are, then you could keep doing your program and would maintain where you are.






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Registered: 03-27-2006
In reply to: sillymammakim
Mon, 03-02-2009 - 10:41am

Thanks Jean- thats exactly what I was looking to find out. My gym has a lot of men, which I know I shouldnt be intimitated by, but I am. So I try to get in and out of the weight area as quick as I can, kwim? When I was in Vegas I saw agirl do push ups with an exercise ball and a Bosu- talk about core training!


Do you remember our post a LONG time ago about steel oats? I finally tried them, not my all time fave but ok. I found I had to add quite a bit more water than directions called for. Do you?


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Registered: 03-20-2003
In reply to: sillymammakim
Mon, 03-02-2009 - 10:56am

There's nothing more cool than being the woman who knows what she's doing in the free weights room and not afraid to pick up heavier weights.






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Registered: 03-15-2004
In reply to: sillymammakim
Mon, 03-02-2009 - 12:59pm

Is it the fiber that is supposed to be good for us? Or is there another benefit that I'm missing.

Thus far, I have not yet developed an affection for steel cut oats. But, if they are REALLY good for me, I might be motivated to try again.

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