3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Maintainers > The Maintenance Library

The Maintenance Library books, articles, and book discussions

Primal Law#3 move frequently at a slow pace

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-19-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ontario's West Coast
Posts: 13,968

S/C/G: 165/147/128

Height: 5'3"

Default Primal Law#3 move frequently at a slow pace

Walking, swimming, biking ... I understand the notion to be that we build a base of fitness. The ability to use our bodies gently in an active manner. Walkers are already partially primal!

Thoughts on this? What do you do and why? How has this benefitted you?
__________________
... Susan
Eat good food. Move yourself. Lift something.

You'll be surprised how much you don't miss grain.

Last edited by srmb60 : 03-19-2010 at 06:55 PM. Reason: sp!
srmb60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2010, 03:58 PM   #2
Moderator - 100lb club
 
Sandi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 6,211

Height: 5'6

Default

I asked the most respected trainer at the gym the other day to help me with my program. He said, go longer. Don't worry about your speed, just worry about putting in as many minutes as you can. So I would say...I agree!
__________________

The Secret is: CONSISTENCY
Sandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2010, 12:08 PM   #3
Ilene the Bean
 
Ilene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 11,758

S/C/G: 165/149/140

Height: 5'3"

Default

I like longer and slower but sometimes, or most of the time, I don't have time to go longer, so I go faster to shorten the time... I also find that when I go slower and longer I don't sweat, and I love a good sweat...

This law may be right for some and not for others...
__________________
I l e n e
Falling down is not failure....Failure is staying down.

Ilene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2010, 02:58 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
JulieJ08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: California
Posts: 7,097

S/C/G: 197/135/?

Height: 5'7"

Default

I like the idea that we stress ourselves with our "workout regimens." I like the idea of a gentler, daily active life. I imagine different activities and intensities suit different people.

I think these "laws" are written so briefly that some people may not really understand what he's advising. For example, he also advises lifting and sprinting, so he has intensity too.
__________________
Started 4/14/08 LINK TO PROGRESS PICS 1/1/2009
"It is impossible to live pleasurably without living wisely, well, and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely, well, and justly without living pleasurably" Epicurus
JulieJ08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2010, 03:22 PM   #5
Argh.
 
calluna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,428

S/C/G: 280/ticker/169

Height: 5'9"

Default

I like to mix it up, in fact need to. day 1 = upper body weights/abs/intense cardio; day 2 = lower body weights/abs/intense cardio; day 3 = long, slow cardio; day 4=rest.

Friday was my long/slow cardio - a day at the pool with my boys. I was in the pool swimming and playing off and on for 5 hours. It was outstanding. Other times I take the dogs for a long ramble. That said, I still need the discipline and rigor of weights and more intense workouts. I wouldn't do without either.
__________________
Perseverance.

calluna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2010, 12:03 PM   #6
Just Me
 
nelie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 15,160

S/C/G: 364/202/182

Height: 5'6"

Default

In my daily life, I also don't have a lot of time for slower activities. I do park my car so that I am not 'close' when I'm going places and I do try to walk here and there. Ideally, I wouldn't have a car and would be able to get stuff done without one but it doesn't quite work like that.

One reason I love going on vacation is generally there is a lot of walking involved. I went to NYC recently to visit a friend and I wore my bodybugg. I burned as much/more calories each day while in NYC as I did during my high exercise days (2.5 hours of exercise).
__________________
You can't out-exercise poor eating habits.
nelie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2010, 12:57 PM   #7
poco a poco
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 495

S/C/G: 246/166.5/158

Height: 5'5"

Default

My running qualifies as slow, so I guess I'm OK with this.
__________________
Nada is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:45 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2