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Old 01-21-2012, 07:45 AM   #41
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I will add some muscle exercises. At least curls and push ups.
Why only those. Get a pull up bar. You are selling yourself short.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:17 AM   #42
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Why only those. Get a pull up bar. You are selling yourself short.
Ok ok. I will check out a pull up bar. Finished 200 curls this morning. 2.5 miles. I did 20 miles for the week.


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Old 01-21-2012, 10:27 AM   #43
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Ok ok. I will check out a pull up bar. Finished 200 curls this morning. 2.5 miles. I did 20 miles for the week.


I have a pool. But it is closed for the winter.
what's with the curl obsession. You should be doing more lifts that hit multiple muscles. The biceps are such a tiny muscle and doing 200 curls probably isn't getting you any closer to your goals that 50 would do.

You seem opposed to doing a mix of body weight movements. Just trying to help out. There are a ton of things you can do at home.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:20 AM   #44
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what's with the curl obsession. You should be doing more lifts that hit multiple muscles. The biceps are such a tiny muscle and doing 200 curls probably isn't getting you any closer to your goals that 50 would do.

You seem opposed to doing a mix of body weight movements. Just trying to help out. There are a ton of things you can do at home.
I am not opposed. I am just trying to stay simple or I won't do it.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:36 AM   #45
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I am not opposed. I am just trying to stay simple or I won't do it.
200 curls are simple? How much weight are you doing?

You can probably do a nice workout that will hit multiple muscles in the time it takes you doing that.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:03 PM   #46
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200 curls are simple? How much weight are you doing?

You can probably do a nice workout that will hit multiple muscles in the time it takes you doing that.
25lbs. Dumbbells.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:08 PM   #47
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200 curls are simple? How much weight are you doing?

You can probably do a nice workout that will hit multiple muscles in the time it takes you doing that.
If you're deadset on doing something simple, just do 20 minutes every day cycling through 10 chinups, 20 burpees, 30 Situps, and 40 squats. When you get to the point where you're getting through this 4+ times in 20 minutes it probably means you're due for some more advanced programming.

Also think about switching up your running from constant steady state to soon other times and speed as well.

You might want to consider doing 10 100m sprints with 1:00 rest in between and then do something long and slow for your next run like a slow 5 miler. Then for your next one drop down to 6 200m sprints with 1:30 rest between. Then jump up to 2x 3 mile runs at a faster pace than your 5 mile pace.

Basically alternating between long and short ideally hitting the following distances: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1 mile, 1.5mile, 2 mile, 5k, 8k, 10k, and 10mile. You will eventually want to add longer stuff as well if you aspire to ever doing any distance running. That being said I don't think it's ever necessary to run longer than 10m just to be fit and running longer distances than that may actually make you LESS fit.

Good luck an keep up the good work. 20 miles in a week is great! Now just think about adding higher intensity.
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Thanks Solly. I appreciate your support. I like the idea of sprinting hard then jogging.
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Update- Down to 214 this morning. Ran another 17 miles already this week. I have using the sprinting jogging idea. Usually average 12:30 a mile now.
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You're doing 200 25lbs curls and running 2.5 miles a day...

and think you're in bad shape?
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You're doing 200 25lbs curls and running 2.5 miles a day...

and think you're in bad shape?
It's the shape I am worried about. I have some love handles I want gone.
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Diet, and do HIT.
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It's the shape I am worried about. I have some love handles I want gone.
Well, you're only working one muscle! lol

Diet will be key here though
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Diet will be key here though
Diet and cardio - one way ticket to fat loss.

Weight lifting will only net so much fat loss.
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Burpees are a quick way to get a sweat going. Plus they exercise a ton of muscles. I don't think your 200 Bicep curls are helping your overall goal much.
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Burpees are a quick way to get a sweat going. Plus they exercise a ton of muscles. I don't think your 200 Bicep curls are helping your overall goal much.
not at all. And if you want good looking arms work the tri.
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Lol you guys kill me. Read the original post. I want simple. Eat better, workout more. I like doing the curls. It definetly makes a difference. Maybe not the most effective but I can do them at home. I know the curls are not working towards the love handles. That is what the running is for.
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Lol you guys kill me. Read the original post. I want simple. Eat better, workout more. I like doing the curls. It definetly makes a difference. Maybe not the most effective but I can do them at home. I know the curls are not working towards the love handles. That is what the running is for.
you love curls because society makes people think they'll make your arms grow.

I bet you'd have better looking arms doing chin ups than curling 25's and have a better looking back and burn more cals.

I know you want simple but 200 curls is not simple. I don't get why changing a movement is the opposite of simple to you. You just go from curling something to pulling up. Or lunging or pushups etc. You're running and curling. That's the weirdest combo ever. It's bro as hell lol.

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I just started doing chin ups and pull ups again recently. Forgot how good of an upper body workout they are. Biceps, Triceps, Lats, Abs, Upper Back were all very sore next day.

If you want to lose the love handles I suggest more ab work. Side crunches, sit ups should help with your cardio. These are simple and can be done at home. Plus everything in life is easier with stronger abs

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you love curls because society makes people think they'll make your arms grow.

I bet you'd have better looking arms doing chin ups than curling 25's and have a better looking back and burn more cals.

I know you want simple but 200 curls is not simple. I don't get why changing a movement is the opposite of simple to you. You just go from curling something to pulling up. Or lunging or pushups etc. You're running and curling. That's the weirdest combo ever. It's bro as hell lol.
I am not even sure what it means for something to be "bro." I have a treadmill I have the 25's. I do pushups also.
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