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Old 04-01-2012, 10:52 PM   #121
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i didn't know the body could only burn 2lbs of fat a week before going into muscle. Good to know.
I'm no expert, but I intuitively question this notion. If you have a lot of fat stores (i.e., if you're overweight), why would your body "go into" muscle if you lose more than 2 lbs per week?

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Old 04-01-2012, 10:55 PM   #122
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Remember - For every one pound of lean muscle you add, your body will burn 30-50 additional calories per day!
I've heard (from several sources) that it's 6 calories, not 30-50. Just goes to show how hard it is to get accurate information.

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:54 AM   #123
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I'm still going to do side bends not to reduce love handles..but to firm the obliques, and for core work.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:18 PM   #124
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I've just added in Ab/Ad to my workout and will keep doing them for now. I suffered a calf injury last summer which still bothers me a little bit. I'm very overweight and have just started running again. I don't need to add any extra stress with lunges just yet.

Ab/Ad machines can be great if you're quite heavy because you're working those muscles but not putting any kind of pressure on your joints.

But like the article says - they won't make your thighs skinny. My fitness goal is to play women's rugby in the autumn - so I want to build every muscle as soon as I can. But when my fitness is improved I'll be doing stuff which is more dynamic to build up muscles, strength and power.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:42 PM   #125
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I never understood why people thought side bends worked in the first place. At most, it gives a good stretch, but you can do that without weights.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:19 PM   #126
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Dang, I thought I was getting a good workout with the Seated Rotation Machine.

I never felt like I was doing it right though.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:56 PM   #127
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I'm off to the gym for weights and cardio. I play squash- and get the best workout but find it difficult to get partners.

What is your favorite thing to do on the cardio machines?
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #128
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Oh Ineffective... well Im simply in the wrong thread, never mind.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:01 AM   #129
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thank's for sharing
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:52 AM   #130
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Hello,
Thanks for this wonderful post bcoz it's expose lot of thing about excercise that are useless for us!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:00 PM   #131
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These are so great! I had no idea straight leg sit ups were ineffective, I had tried them before and completely agree they place so much strain on your lower back that I just couldn't get myself to do them again, glad to know they don't work anyways! Thanks for these! So helpful!
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:24 PM   #132
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great article...I am glad to pass up the abductor/adductor machine from now on...it is kind of tedious. I wish the author included 10 most effective exercises.... has anyone seen such an article?




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My dr told me to use ad/abductor as part of routine to reduce knee pain. So i believe they are great for strengthing muscles. Several said to replace with squats and lunges but i cant do those until my knees get better.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:51 PM   #134
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Totally agree that crunches/sit ups are useless! It takes something like almost 400,000 to lose one lb of fat. Haha!
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:08 PM   #135
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Wow I had no idea, a lot of those make sense though! Especially with that cardio tapping into your muscle after 60 mins! I work too hard to built up any sort of muscle, I definitely don't want to do anything to take that away! ha thanks for sharing these!
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