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Old 12-20-08, 03:05 AM   #1
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'cross training'

If roller miles don't count, does snow shoveling count as lifting weights?

what else gives you a good workout or leads to over training that folks don't take into
account when looking at their training? I have a buddy who has a very physical construction
type job in the entertainment industry. Up and down ladders all day long.
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Old 12-20-08, 06:25 AM   #2
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I'm always cross when I'm training.

4:05AM? You know what's scary? You weren't posting that in a drunken stupor as the bars closed. Oh, no. That would be friggin normal. You had already gotten UP for the day. Bike weenies are just off the hinges.
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Old 12-20-08, 07:46 AM   #3
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I have assigned training stress scores to watching football. What are these snow shovels you speak of?
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Old 12-20-08, 08:20 AM   #4
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I'm gonna say that snow shoveling counts. Scraping ice even more so. Chopping wood definitely.

I do a lot of manual stock preparation with handplanes in my shop and that can get very aerobic (except mostly upper body only).
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Old 12-20-08, 09:03 AM   #5
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Gettin' busy.
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You'd think so wouldn't you. It kind of ranks up there with taking a poop as far as "exercise" is concerned.
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You'd think so wouldn't you. It kind of ranks up there with taking a poop as far as "exercise" is concerned.
Then you are doing it wrong. I was thinking the other night of what it would be like to have a heart rate monitor on for that. The way I look at it, 1h45 and a bucketload of sweat? That HAS to count for something.
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I think construction counts. Any labor intensive job creates bodily stress and should "count." but if you need something that contributes to an equivalent 'on the bike' stress, unless it is an aerobic HR raising activity, probably not so much unless you are going for the "weights" equivalent.

Things that I count? Playing volleyball, lifting weights, being on the slopes.
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'Being on the slopes'? I can hammer a hill all day long (and I can hammer on skis, trust me) and it's a workout of sorts, but not particularly aerobic, and not particularly related to cycling. We should go skiing sometime Dr. W, just so I can pwn you @ some sport.

Watch, the dude turns out to be an alternate on the friggin US Ski Team.
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I think construction counts. Any labor intensive job creates bodily stress and should "count." but if you need something that contributes to an equivalent 'on the bike' stress, unless it is an aerobic HR raising activity, probably not so much unless you are going for the "weights" equivalent.

Things that I count? Playing volleyball, lifting weights, being on the slopes.
volleyball? i must be doing it wrong. 1h45 of aerobic? i must be doing THAT wrong too.

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cross country skiing. guaranteed.
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if it takes 1'45" you're aren't doing it right.

In the immortal words of dave chapelle.

"I can't c** fast enough!"
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volleyball? i must be doing it wrong. 1h45 of aerobic? i must be doing THAT wrong too.

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