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Old 08-23-2013, 08:12 PM   #1
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The solution to cardio problems, anti depressants and therapy sessions!

I hope my new found joy can also help you.

So about 2 weeks ago i unlocked the secret. It's perfect to clear my mind, help me get in amazing cardio sessions (cardio is something i despise with every ounce of passion i have, until now). It's like my therapist, my prescription, my fix, relaxation and it makes for an amazingly rewarding workout.

I'll be honest, the gym generally has all these same effects for me (minus the cardio), but after so much time in the same gym, at the same time, seeing the same people, lifting the same weights, i just need to change things up a bit.

Here is my solution:
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And a great way to end a great workout
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I was definitely working hard!
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I also really liked this one
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They're all saved snap chat shots, I'm not an amazing photographer, but you can get the point.

This is a local nature reserve about 20 minutes from my house. A year pass costs $25. There's one about 5 minutes from me that's free, but i like this one more. There's also some awesome cliffs and bluffs i didn't get any pictures of.

I get out here every Friday and Sunday after a 2+ hour power session at the gym (Sunday is usually just this place though). There's a great staircase that goes up on the side of a straight drop off cliff that i love running up and down. I like to do sprint/walk, brisk jogging, body weight exercises, and anything i can think of. After getting done out there i have such a rewarding, accomplished feeling i can't explain or get anywhere else.

Check google. If you have anything similar to this in your area, don't waste what you have, i highly recommend you get out there. Whether it's by yourself, with a friend, to walk or to run, just get out there. You won't regret it...

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Old 08-23-2013, 10:00 PM   #2
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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Re: The solution to cardio problems, anti depressants and therapy sessions!

I ran in between trees and through fields, dodged piles of horse poop, worked out outside and watched the sunset over the lake.

I enjoyed it and took some pictures....

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Old 08-23-2013, 10:20 PM   #4
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Re: The solution to cardio problems, anti depressants and therapy sessions!

The post workout high from this is way better than lifting things in the gym.

I now realize, since the post workout high wore off, this may not have been thread worthy....
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:44 PM   #5
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Actually, this is a great way to show people the possibilities of fitness. I am very similar to that respect. Everyone should get outdoors and enjoy nature while excelling in their fitness journey.
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:43 PM   #6
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Re: The solution to cardio problems, anti depressants and therapy sessions!

Thanks. I thought this idea might help some people struggling with weight loss, because in places like this you don't generally see a lot of people, making it great for the self conscious type. Also a great change up for the person sick of the same sh!t different day. And the nature lover that forgot there's options like this hidden around everywhere.

Hopefully this was a reminder or eye opener that helped somebody. That's all i was attempting.

Remember you don't have to be confined to a gym with boring cement walks every day...
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The solution to cardio problems, anti depressants and therapy sessions!

Everyone in here who has seen my threads knows that I had been lifting 5 days a week and doing 6-10 miles a day cardio training with my girlfriend. Can't agree more that the feeling when you're done and walking back to the car is on a different level than when you crushed it in the gym. I loved cross training like that all summer. It's good that you have a huge bulk already established, cause in my case I struggled to put weight on and grow my muscles because of how much I was running. I ran around a 3 mile pond, it was amazing. Glad you found this man. Too many people think the gym is the only place you can go to get a workout


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I hear ya. My wife and I were out in Colorado stressing out about our houseplans getting denied by the homeowners association for the second month in a row. We went out for a long run in the mountains and ended up stopping in this shaded area in this valley and talking about what we were going to do with the house. Must have spent 45 minutes just talking about what we were going to do and came back feeling so much better. Definitely something therapeutic about being in the great outdoors....

Where in Wisconsin is that?
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:28 PM   #9
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This is why I've been Mountain biking and Hiking obsessively for the last decade. The serenity and solitude does wonders for the mind (not to mention the sheer joy of riding a bike)


Got up early for a quick ride before work last week, and got to watch the sunrise




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This is why I've been Mountain biking and Hiking obsessively for the last decade. The serenity and solitude does wonders for the mind (not to mention the sheer joy of riding a bike)


Got up early for a quick ride before work last week, and got to watch the sunrise




Saturday morning

That looks perfect! I've been considering trying mountain biking for a while. I also would love to get into kayaking a bit.





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I hear ya. My wife and I were out in Colorado stressing out about our houseplans getting denied by the homeowners association for the second month in a row. We went out for a long run in the mountains and ended up stopping in this shaded area in this valley and talking about what we were going to do with the house. Must have spent 45 minutes just talking about what we were going to do and came back feeling so much better. Definitely something therapeutic about being in the great outdoors....

Where in Wisconsin is that?
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I enjoyed it and took some pictures....
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