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Old 01-18-2021, 01:35 PM   #61
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Hiked 435 mi in 2018, 485 in 2019, 528 last year. So set a goal of 550 for 2021. That is just a shade under 1.5 mi/day. Sometimes challenging in New England winters. I am fortunate that near each of our 2 homes there are 5-6 conservation tracts, state parks, etc. Miles and miles of trails and I never get tired of going. I enjoy the changes in nature seasonally too. Our two dogs made almost all of those miles with me too, although our older one at 13.5 yrs is really slowing down, so I am leaving him at home pretty often lately.
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Farmer's walk today. I moved stuff to paint and blocked the gym again, but grabbed a pair of 60lb dumbbells and walked up and down the basement stairs 15 times (5 sets of 3).
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I do pushups and dumbbells 3 days a week normally but the last week I have only been using a chainsaw.
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The Concept 2 rower is pretty awesome for a good upper and lower body aerobic workout. Much less boring than a treadmill. Not that expensive compared to other exercise equipment. But might be hard to find these days.
I see a lot of good talk about Concept 2 rowers here. So I thought I would add one to my home gym. Not now - every one of their models has a waiting list.
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Push-ups every day, and today I ran about 2 miles. I haven't really run much for a few years, so that was a bit painful, and I took a few short walking breaks.
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I see a lot of good talk about Concept 2 rowers here. So I thought I would add one to my home gym. Not now - every one of their models has a waiting list.
Right, I figured that just as I was posting about it.
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4 sets of standing barbell curls. About 55 pounds.
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3 miles in the park. Interval training. About 5 of them, about 1 or 2 minutes each.
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Farmer's Walk, 5 sets of 3 with a pair of 60 lb dumbbells up and down basement stairs.
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Old 01-20-2021, 08:38 PM   #70
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Some of you do very serious workouts almost at the level of crossfit.
Have you exercised as such intensity all your life or did you develop the love for hard workouts once you retired?

Do any of you use videos like YouTube or DVD's that you follow?
If you have suggestions, I would like to check out especially for women and also not crazy stuff (no plans to buy 20 lb. dumbbells; 8,10,12,15 are good enough for me).
I'm also beyond age to test risky exercises to avoid unnecessary inflammations. E.g. I stopped doing jumping lunges for that reason a few years ago.
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Old 01-20-2021, 08:56 PM   #71
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Today threw my bike on the rack on the car and took it along with me to the gym.

Did an intense hour of intervals on the treadmill followed up by 100 situps. Then geared up and grabbed the bike off the car roof for 2 hours, 30 miles and 2,000 ft of vertical on my favorite gravel roads.

Got home and lovely wife and I got out to work her new knees in a stroll around the park.

Great day under beautiful clear skies and warm temps.
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I've invented a new exercise - I call it Dance Walking. If I'm listening to some really inspirational dance music while walking outside, I often start upper body dancing while walking. This is really good for getting my heart rate up. I'm usually walking faster than usual anyway listening to such music.

I don't care if I look weird to my neighbors. If they ask me I'll just tell them "dance walking!" as if it's a real thing.
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Got a new Apple Watch. Got my Apple Fitness+ 3 months free. Have the app up on our iDevices and Apple TV. It's looking great! Lots of options. The best thing is that it shows your Apple Watch workout numbers on the display while you do a workout. Easy to switch between users/watches too.

A new iPad Air is on the way for our workout room (which doesn't have a TV).

DH is using a rowing app on his iPhone right now.
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Today I walked 2.5 miles in the neighborhood along with DW & our Terrier.
I did 5 to 10 push ups & body squats.

I am just starting out after a long time, leg is short, weak & has a limp after a complicated knee replacement.

Thanks for a helpful thread !
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My morning was spent shoveling out the drainage ditch that runs through my orchard. Better workout than the machines at the gym.

Afternoon went out on my bike for 2 hours, 2,600 of vertical and 19 miles of gravel road riding.

Headed back out with lovely wife for a leisurely 1-mile walk around the park to exercise her new knees.
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149 pushups completed in 3 sets.
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3 mile run in the park, 28 minutes.
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Basement gym still blocked by stuff so did Farmer's Walk again: Up and down the basement stairs for 5 sets of 3 with a pair of 60 pound dumbbells.
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An hour on the elliptical at the gym working on intervals, 100 sit ups followed by endurance-pace one hour, 1,500 vertical feet of climbing twelve mile muddy mountain bike ride.

And after all this there was a sweet 30 minutes spent sitting in the jacuzzi with a light rain falling and a short bourbon in hand (is that a recovery drink?) to warm back up after my muddy ride.
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3 miles in the park, 8 sprinting intervals.
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