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6 hours ago, myjawe said:

 

Sorry but very low quality machines, feels like Fisherprice.

But some half pro machines exist for almost the same money. From Korea it seems, but need to find a supplier.

At least when buying decathlon crap try to buy the most expensive.

 

 

Apologies accepted.

And we are happy with this machine and the quality.

Maybe you need a bigger and better machine, but I don't. I can work out perfectly on this one.

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9 hours ago, myjawe said:

 

No, thank you, I only want to run without hurting joints and knees, so elliptical is the best choice.

To exercise top body I am doing free weight.

 

One of many reasons I chose the rower is that it is kind to the knees. In my case it also helped sort out back problems I had. However,  it has been known to cause lower back problems for others. Anyway, different strokes for different folks. Whatever you chose, it is most certainly better than not doing anything. 

 

Calisthenics looks really interesting and no equipment needed. Unfortunately, a bit too old (56) to start from scratch now as it is quite intense, but some of the simpler exercises should be okay.  I'll stick with the rowing and a variety of push-ups for the time being. 

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Recently acquired a better quality trap bar (for dead-lift). I like it a lot and use it handles down as not to limit the range of motion. For me its perfect as dead-lifts tax my lower back more. This taxes the lower back a lot too but less. Because i workout 3 times a week really hard (full body) I have to make sure I am recovered enough when its time to lift again. This works better for me then the normal dead-lift.

 

 

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I hate doing cardio in the gym but the smoke has been bad until recently so outdoor was not an option.  Hiking and cycling were my preference for outdoor exercise but my wife has gotten into running in addition to the gym.  She has done several 10k and one half marathon.  This year she wants to complete a full marathon and has started training again.  It is still a bit warm but the air is perfect.

 

I want to be supportive, so here I am at 65, starting to run again.  I have done two 8k runs this week but I am really hurting today.  It is all muscular pain, not injury pain, so it is all good.  I think I need a little more recovery time at my age but I still plan on going to the gym today.  My wife just ran two days in a row, which is just not possible for me, yet.  I guess I am leaning on my wife for motivation these days but I can think of worse things.😇

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I hate doing cardio in the gym but the smoke has been bad until recently so outdoor was not an option.  Hiking and cycling were my preference for outdoor exercise but my wife has gotten into running in addition to the gym.  She has done several 10k and one half marathon.  This year she wants to complete a full marathon and has started training again.  It is still a bit warm but the air is perfect.
 
I want to be supportive, so here I am at 65, starting to run again.  I have done two 8k runs this week but I am really hurting today.  It is all muscular pain, not injury pain, so it is all good.  I think I need a little more recovery time at my age but I still plan on going to the gym today.  My wife just ran two days in a row, which is just not possible for me, yet.  I guess I am leaning on my wife for motivation these days but I can think of worse things.

You may want to consider easier recovery rides between your run days to facilitate active recovery.


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3 hours ago, robblok said:

 

 

I got a rowing machine too but I am with Bob12345 on this one. Consistency is key and its easier if you like the exercise. I still use the rowing machine but I got a hard time doing cardio. Lifting weights never a problem. For me its not really about enjoyment, just not hating it. 

 

Rowing is far superior but the eleptical (got one too) is not bad either it all depends on what you can do and will do.

 

Just my opinion of course, I am the same with diet, there is a perfect diet and one that you can keep doing.. i go for less perfect but sustainable long term over the best. Same goes for exercise / cardio.

 

However we are all different and some are better at motivating themselves then others. I seldom miss a weightlifting session, wish the same could be said for cardio.

For me I am borderline OCD in some things and that includes working out. So no matter how much I may not be in the mood to get on my rower, I will still workout.  So far the only day I have taken off this month from rowing was 2 June and that was because my son had the audacity to get married on that day.  Push-ups I limit to four days a week.  

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On 4/1/2019 at 6:36 AM, JordanJones said:

Ok so bought the rope. It's thick and heavy. Did 10 minutes and it was a good workout. I did some squats mimicing a long distance skier as well as side to side on each leg and jogging on the spot. Will try the leg exercises next.

For bodyweight exercise you can't beat a suspension trainer:

 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=suspension+trainer+workout

 

Lazada has a variety:

 

https://www.lazada.co.th/catalog/?q=suspension+trainer&_keyori=ss&from=input&spm=a2o4m.home.search.go.1125719cwPVBjl

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This is a great bit of kit

Shame i don’t get round to using it enough!


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About 2,730. Bht


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18 hours ago, GarryP said:

For me I am borderline OCD in some things and that includes working out. So no matter how much I may not be in the mood to get on my rower, I will still workout.  So far the only day I have taken off this month from rowing was 2 June and that was because my son had the audacity to get married on that day.  Push-ups I limit to four days a week.  

Weight lifting wise I could say I am OCD too. I have a hard time not working out. However there are exceptions yesterday was one of those exceptions. I intentionally did not train as my body was still too sore and i was lacking energy. I been pushing myself too much recently pushing through personal bests each and every workout. I guess it came back to bite me as I just did not recover enough. I might consider Friday a non workout day too to recover. 

 

I find it easier to stop cardio then lifting weights. I like that you exercise good and do it consistent it helps a lot. If you workout consistent things always improve. I am really happy your using the rower so much its a great piece of kit.

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21 hours ago, SpokaneAl said:


You may want to consider easier recovery rides between your run days to facilitate active recovery.


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Only recently started to find out how important recovery is. I think part of it was that i was on a diet and still pushing too much. Body needs fuel for recovery too. I found myself too tired (mentally) and too sore. Plus a minor shoulder problem, so I think ill be taking a few days off (hate it) just to totally recover and then go on. 

 

I don't mind being sore trained through it enough but lower back sore is annoying plus lack of energy is just too hard. 

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