ginjaswag

Whats your favorite workout?

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I am just wondering what some of you whole 30'ers out there like to do for your exercise. I JUST ran my first marathon, glad that's over with so I don't have to do it again, hah :) no I actually enjoyed it but man seriously who has time or wants to go for a 3 hour run on a sunday...NOT ME!! I love the results from lifting, as I want to lose fat and get some definition, but I always get overwhelmed at the gym and which muscles to workout and  how to separate my workout days etc. thought about yoga since im rather tightly wound ( whole 30 should help though because I also decrease my caffeine consumption) but I am just wondering what other people out there like doing or what exercise routine they are in.

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If you want to lose fat, get definition and completely change your physique, get in the gym and lift weights. If you're unsure of what to do, get a trainer to write you a program and show you what to do. I lifted weights and did very little cardio to completed change my physique and lose 25kgs of fat...as well as changing my lifestyle/nutrition

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I'm scared of the gym too :lol: I did go regularly some years back, but i can't seem to get back in the groove. I'd love to try CrossFit, but can't afford it... So i do kickboxing once a week, & a yoga class once a week - and next week I'm trialling Nordic walking (think skiing without skis!) & Brazilian jiu jitsu (throttling people). Just for a giggle :)

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I love Body combat classes... I'm too slow to run marathons (well done gin!), my moderate pace today was only 8km per hour :(... Hopefully that will improve again when I lose some weight! Going to take Amber's advice and add in some more serious lifting to get some fast results.... Rather than the toning stuff I do intermittently....

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I have never been athletic before so for me the most important thing is that it's fun.  When I first attempted to be a runner (4 years ago or so) I ended up giving up because it was the only thing I was doing and I would skip days because my knees hurt or because the treadmill is boring as hell and eventually just sort of gave up.

So last summer I bought a bike.. then I started running again as cross training to be better at cycling.  then the winter came and I bought a weight bench and an indoor trainer for my bike to cross train during the winter.  All of a sudden on any given day I had 3 different options for exercising so if I got bored of 1 I just did something else.

So strangely enough, running now seems to be my favorite exercise (outdoors, not treadmill).  While training for my duathlon (which is next week) I knew the cycling wouldn't be a problem (only 10.5mi) but the running was going to take a lot of work.  Now I am running faster and further than I ever could before!

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My favorite exercises have always been martial arts. Particularly weapon drills with traditional weapons, but I'm usually open to learning just about anything.

 

More recently, I love the upper body workouts from the Body Beast program. Used to enjoy some of the P90X videos too.

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