Too big, too small just right.

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Too big, too small just right.
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Thu, 09-15-2011 - 7:11am

What rooms in your house are too big, which are too small and which are just right?

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Thu, 09-22-2011 - 4:05pm

That is why I put the incline on 15 on the treadmill.

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Thu, 09-22-2011 - 3:37pm
I think the elliptical might burn more calories than running for me - but I don't know for certain as I haven't done the elliptical since I got my HRM. I enjoy the elliptical, and did it almost exclusively for cardio for years. Then I discovered I love running. There are some days when I'd prefer to do the elliptical, but I have a goal of 650 running miles this year, and if I switch out running for the elliptical, I won't make my goal ...

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Thu, 09-22-2011 - 3:16pm
I really feel like the elliptical gives me the best workout. I can do it for a lot longer at a faster pace than I can run, for example. For some reason, I just can't run. I've chalked it up good hearty peasant stock who need to be able to work all day at a moderate pace, but never really need to sprint.
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Thu, 09-22-2011 - 2:49pm

Amen

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Thu, 09-22-2011 - 2:48pm

I agree and that is why I end up using the eliptical when I am forced inside.

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Thu, 09-22-2011 - 2:48pm
My oft-stated theory is that "The best exercise program is the one you'll stick to."

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Thu, 09-22-2011 - 2:47pm

True, but is has been a bit cooler - I am hoping to increase my daily walk to 5 miles as a result, I wasn't able to do so this hot hot summer..

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Thu, 09-22-2011 - 2:46pm

There is no most effective exercise program that fits all. The only one is a program that becomes part of your lifestyle. With some it's yoga, with others it's swimming or running.

Walking is effective for some, and mindnumbingly boring for others. My husband has off and on tried to get on a walking/running program with little success because it bores him. He started yoga several years ago and religiously goes to the studio several times a week for classes and does home workouts too.

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Thu, 09-22-2011 - 2:40pm
Everyone once in a while I walk on the treadmill (if I'm injured or something) and I do it at about a 5% incline. Today, when doing intervals, I had it at 5% on the walking portions. I do wish my neighborhood was a bit more hilly so when we walk the dog it would be more challenging ...

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Thu, 09-22-2011 - 2:38pm
Also, it's a lot different walking on hilly sidewalks than walking on a flat treadmill. I even noticed a big difference between walking in WV (lots of hills) versus walking in IL (no hills at all).

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