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Old 08-26-06, 10:01 PM   #1
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Your routine

What do you do for your fitness routine or exercise routine?

I used to lift weights exclusively from 1988 to 2000. I stopped due to many stresses in my life and something had to give. I was really dedicated (obsessed) with lifting. I loved it. It was who I was. Since 3 months ago I got into Mountain Biking for fitness and have started using a punching bag most of the week to. While Im still 35 pounds lighter than I was at my biggest workout weight years ago, Im already seeing alot of muscle growth and strength comming back. My legs look better than ever. I have veins that stick out in my legs, I never had that before. I also have veins sticking out of my shoulders when riding. Im thinking of also mabey adding a basic lifting routine 3 times a week hitting the major muscle groups with basic lifts. I feel starting to feel great and may even try and pursue my dream job of getting certified as a fitness instructor and working for myself. Oh yeah something else that helps, Im also a land surveyor and that alone is a huge workout 5 days a week. The north Georgia mountains are a killer sometimes and property lines go across anything and everything. So I have or will have...

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What do you do?
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Old 08-27-06, 12:37 AM   #2
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What do you do?
I ride my bike.
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Monday, Wednesday, Friday 35 miles on the bike

Tuesday, Thursday, ride 10 or 20 miles, run 2 or 3

Saturday I do at least a metric.

Sundays, I don't do squat.

I have a Bowflex in the basement that I use during the winter, but I should probably fit it in somewhere year round. It's probably me, but I find any kind of stationary exercize boring.
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This past week

Sunday Evening: Rollerski 15 min warmup. 6x6min LT intervals. 20 min warmdown
Monday Morning: Bike easy 20 miles
Monday Evening: Strength, stretch
Tuesday Morning: Easy swim
Tuesday Evening: Easy run 7 miles, long stretching session
Wednesday Evening: Easy bike 30 miles
Thursday: Off
Friday: Easy run 6 miles
Saturday morning: Rollerski warmup, 6x3min VO2max intervals, warmdown
Saturday evening: Easy bike 20 miles

About 9 hours total.
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Try something simple and easy to do. Go to the gym twice a week and split it between upper and lower. Take the day off after the leg workout. You didn't say how often you were riding.

How about Sat (big ride of the week)- ride Sun- upper body Mon- ride ( intervals or some such) Tues- Legs Wed- off Thur- ride (LSD) Fri- off

If you only riding a couple days a week, 3 days in the gym is fine. And you might be able to swing 6 days a week. I found it to be a bit much.
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Try something simple and easy to do. Go to the gym twice a week and split it between upper and lower. Take the day off after the leg workout. You didn't say how often you were riding.

How about Sat (big ride of the week)- ride Sun- upper body Mon- ride ( intervals or some such) Tues- Legs Wed- off Thur- ride (LSD) Fri- off

If you only riding a couple days a week, 3 days in the gym is fine. And you might be able to swing 6 days a week. I found it to be a bit much.

Yeah, the reason I dont go full out bodybuilding routine like I used to is because a 2 day on 1 off was the hardest I could push it without overtraining. I lifted like a mad man and knew how far I could take each workout. As far as my riding goes, I do it on Sat and Sun as far or as easy as I feel like it that day. I also do it 3 to 5 day during the week depending on if I want to, and usually I do, its to fun not to. I have no set routine here with all of this but it just the idea of staying in shape. I dont want a set number of anything, just whatever I feel like doing is fine. My job during the week will likely dictate my ride time more than anything based on how steep or tough some of the surveying was. Im just having fun this go around instead of a very strict disiplined workout. But anything I do will be better than nothing and probably more than most could handle.
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I've been lifting for 20 yrs, ever since I was 18 yrs old. I still lift 3-4 days a week and ride 3-4 days. I can't tell you how many guys I've seen in the gym over the years who become totally obsessed. They spend two to three hours a day, six days a week in the gym. This goes on for a couple of years Everything they do revolves around the gym. Then you see them a few years later, and there totally out of shape, things came up in there life and they could no longer work out 15 hours a week, so they get depressed and discouraged and just stop all together.
A healthy life style is about moderation. If I miss a workout, or cheat on my diet I don't beat myself up about it, that's why I've been able to do it so long. Good luck with the mountain biking and working out.
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I've been lifting for 20 yrs, ever since I was 18 yrs old. I still lift 3-4 days a week and ride 3-4 days. I can't tell you how many guys I've seen in the gym over the years who become totally obsessed. They spend two to three hours a day, six days a week in the gym. This goes on for a couple of years Everything they do revolves around the gym. Then you see them a few years later, and there totally out of shape, things came up in there life and they could no longer work out 15 hours a week, so they get depressed and discouraged and just stop all together.
A healthy life style is about moderation. If I miss a workout, or cheat on my diet I don't beat myself up about it, that's why I've been able to do it so long. Good luck with the mountain biking and working out.
Your right about becomming obsessed. I was absolutly one of those guys. It got to the point that I wouldnt even go pickniking, fishing or anything out of fear of burning calories that could otherwise go toward muscle mass. My job at the time became very stressful and it was either quit the job or try doing away with something else to relive the pressure. Sadly I had to stop lifting as it took to much out of me mindwise to continue. Couldnt quit the job, had to eat and support my family right...I have been very depressed for years due to other life issues, but FINALLY Ive slowly been climbing out of it over the last few weeks due to exercising again. I know better than to take it too serious this time around so instead of it being about just "getting bigger" its now about general health, and fun and lots of it. Clean fun of course. The other issues are still there, but they dont seem to be that big of a deal anymore. As you said its about moderation.
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Just riding.. in the winter I add spinning class. This winter I have a weight routine I'm going to adopt, but I'm not as committed to that idea yet as I should be.
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I ride to and from work everyday with distances totalling from 75 to 100 miles for the week. The weekends are reserved for either mountain biking or 40+ mile road rides. I'll hit the gym twice a week (usually Tuesday and Thursday) for legs (one day) and upper body the other. Sunday is usually a day off. In addition I hike, play tennis/racketball, and my job has me on my feet most of the day.

I just got some bad news last Friday, my shoulder pain turned out to be due to a torn rotator cuff. I'll have to change my routine, no more presses and I may have to lay off lifting entirely for a couple of months before we re-asses. I'll keep riding, at least into November, but may have to put that down too-we'll see. I'm trying to figure out a safe training routine that: 1) gives my shoulder the rest it needs, and 2) doesn't let the rest of my body atrophy.
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I bought cyclo-core and cyclo-zen workouts. I haven't done them that much, but what I've done makes me optimistic. The back/core work has already helped me out there.
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sorry to bring up a somewhat dead thread, but...

eric,

i just received my cyclo-core/zen and 12wk off season training dvd's. wondered if you had used yours very much since receiving and your thoughts on the program? i will be starting next week (not feeling well this week) and hope this will help me be a better rider come spring time.

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