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Re: Twitter your random excersize thoughts and workout experiences.
« Reply #840 on: April 28, 2016, 08:29:33 AM »
A snickers has a shocking amount of calories. Its why I bring them on ships where I know I will be under fed.
When you calculate the rough number of calories burned in a session and compare them to a snickers, its very sobering and disheartening.
Exercise obviously has loads of benefits that tie into fat loss though, and vice versa. If nothing else, it may help mitigate some of the draw backs of excess fat (what is excess obviously depends).
Swimming does burn more calories than running though if I recall?
I know that when I do a long swim, Im fucking RAVENOUS after.

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Re: Twitter your random excersize thoughts and workout experiences.
« Reply #841 on: April 28, 2016, 10:06:03 AM »
Swimming can be very intense cardio, mild cardio, or not cardio at all, depending on how hard you push yourself. The same is true of bicycling, another excellent exercise. Running, however, is cardio because as long as you are in a running cadence it's going to get your heart rate up. If you drop too low, you'll shift from running to walking. So if it's a running cadence it's cardio.

Putting the fork down is indeed the important thing, and it's the hardest thing. I find that if I am not exercising, I don't have the motivation to stop eating when I should. Right now I'm still suffering from this damn cough and I cannot exercise. I saw the doctor. It's a virus that's going around and there's nothing I can do to make it go away before it's ready to.
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Re: Twitter your random excersize thoughts and workout experiences.
« Reply #842 on: April 28, 2016, 10:45:22 AM »
Further update on my stupid finger.  The hand specialist orthopedist said if there had been a fracture, it was a tiny one and "not anything [he] needed to treat."  Super-duper sprain, but tendons and ligaments are "intact."  He said to stop taping it and start using it, and referred me to an occupational therapist for a program of exercises and such.  I see her on Tuesday.

Kinda like with last year's frozen shoulder, now that I know I'm not damaging it, I am happy to use my finger and to stretch and bend it, despite the pain.  Since Monday, I've regained some range of motion, and the swelling is down.  I can get a size seven ring on easily (not that I'm wearing a ring on that finger), and a size six over the knuckle.  I really want this finger to end up its usual size six.



As for not needing to do cardio, I'm doing it (as much as I am managing to do it, sigh) to build stamina and burn off cortisol.
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Re: Twitter your random excersize thoughts and workout experiences.
« Reply #843 on: April 28, 2016, 11:52:25 AM »
I'm playing disk golf to get myself off the computer chair, and when I play with friends, its awesome.

However, when I play by myself, I end up attempting to walk the entire time with no stopping because I don't have to wait for anyone else to throw.  After about 5 minutes of this, the muscles on the outside of my legs just above my ankles start killing me.  I end up walking at a snails pace because it hurts too much, so my heart rate doesn't go up at all.

I think I'll go see the doc and see if there's some physical therapy I can do.

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Re: Twitter your random excersize thoughts and workout experiences.
« Reply #844 on: April 28, 2016, 12:21:56 PM »
Swimming can be very intense cardio, mild cardio, or not cardio at all, depending on how hard you push yourself. The same is true of bicycling, another excellent exercise. Running, however, is cardio because as long as you are in a running cadence it's going to get your heart rate up. If you drop too low, you'll shift from running to walking. So if it's a running cadence it's cardio.

Putting the fork down is indeed the important thing, and it's the hardest thing. I find that if I am not exercising, I don't have the motivation to stop eating when I should. Right now I'm still suffering from this damn cough and I cannot exercise. I saw the doctor. It's a virus that's going around and there's nothing I can do to make it go away before it's ready to.

Swimming can be aerobic or it can be anaerobic.  Just depends on one's heart rate.  I remember all those wind sprints fifty years ago.  The rest periods at the end of the pool just got shorter and shorter.  Not sure how healthy it was, but it did get us to go faster.  At least our coach kept us out of the black hole training zone.
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Re: Twitter your random excersize thoughts and workout experiences.
« Reply #845 on: April 28, 2016, 12:43:07 PM »
Yes. Pretty much any exercise can be pushed hard enough to become anaerobic. My point was that unlike running, which by definition involves a certain cadence, swimming, walking, or cycling can be done so gently that your heart rate never goes much above resting.
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Re: Twitter your random excersize thoughts and workout experiences.
« Reply #846 on: April 28, 2016, 03:04:51 PM »
That said, I need to do cardio for my mental health.

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