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Keeping Your New Year's Fitness Resolution

Discussion in 'Dive into Fitness' started by Trace Malinowski, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Cave Instructor

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    HOW TO KEEP THAT NEW YEAR'S FITNESS RESOLUTION:

    Forget what you think you need to do and do what you will do. Start small. Go for quality. 1 set of push-ups done right is better than 3 half-arsed. Exercise daily until you build your strength and stamina to the point where you will need to take a day off between workouts for muscle recovery. Forget the mirror. Forget the scale. Set a goal based upon performance. Something like doing 50 push-ups and 20 pull-ups, bench pressing 250 pounds, running an 8 minute mile, etc., and work towards that until victorious then pick another goal. You'll be surprised that you can get in shape with less volume and more focus and intensity.
     
  2. Mrs. B

    Mrs. B Solo Diver

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    I only run one mile because it’s easier to stick to the daily run and it’s not as hard

    Run faster, not further

    I set my road bike up on the trainer in the LV and even ten minutes is enough

    I need to start rowing for upper body and core

    My main dietary effort has been to eat less carbs and keep meals inside the eight hour window.
    Which there is a lot of evidence to support

    The key is to not be too ambitious and focus on consistency and my Garmin provides a little mental kibble :wink:
     
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  3. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My gym will be packed for 2 weeks, then it'll be back to normal :)
     
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  4. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Pool at my gym was packed this morning, but they looked to be regulars.
     
  5. Mrs. B

    Mrs. B Solo Diver

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    My sauna still has naked yoga lady and she is getting on my last nerve

    So I read this article and even NYT readers complained about the naked yoga happening in the sauna

    It’s revolting

    Saunas May Be Good for Blood Pressure
     
  6. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Cave Instructor

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    Location: Alexandria Bay, NY
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    I couldn't get a lane for 40 minutes. A swim coach remarked, "In 2 weeks they'll all be gone." There is too much written about extremes in fitness from bodybuilding to triathlons and not about a path to general fitness. The book The Official United States Navy SEAL Workout would sound like something killer hard, but the focus is on general strength from pushing, pulling, core, running, and swimming with a progressive path.

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  7. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The people who walk in the pool are the worst, as they are often inconsiderate (trying to do exercises in middle of pool, hanging off the lane divider, which puts them in the path of TWO swimmers when they are kicking back and forth), bellyache about getting wet from passing swimmers, and just plain take up room that would be better utilized by an actual swimmer.

    @Trace Malinowski I simply do my 2000 yards at least 3 times a week, and some light weights at home. Working well enough for me. I'm down two pants sizes so far, and my drysuit is too big for me now. :wink: I've been swimming for a year, just upped distance and frequency about a month ago.
     
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  8. Mrs. B

    Mrs. B Solo Diver

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    Good job

    I’d love to do that but the chlorine drives me crazy
     
  9. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I hate to exercise. I call it the "E word." But one of my diving instructors got me doing this to work on my kicks, and I fell in love with it. Very easy on my bum knees, and a good way to decompress after work. Only takes an hour.
     
  10. gcarter

    gcarter Contributor

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    Location: Ottawa, Canada
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    What kind of trainer do you use with your bike? I am thinking about getting one.
     

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