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Old 05-23-2005, 09:27 PM   #1
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Oh my gosh I HATE RUNNING!!!!!!!!! Is there some way i could do another form of cardio. I really cant stand it. Am not good at any sports. You can say that am atheletically challeged One thing I would like to do is start boxing. Is there a chance that i could jump rope for 45 minutes 5 times a week? I heard that that was a form of cardio but, i didnt know how effective it was. I heard that green tea increases you metabolism. Could you put sugar in the tea or do you have to drink it straight? not sure

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Old 05-23-2005, 10:07 PM   #2
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Swimming is good. Boxing is good, besides the getting hit in the head part. Do you run at the gym, or outside? Running outside is alot more entertaining, I'd say. Jumping rope is also supposed to be one of the best forms of cardio, but I don't know any jump rope routines.

 
Old 05-24-2005, 07:56 AM   #3
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about the green tea, its not advisable to put sugar in. its more benfeicial without

 
Old 05-24-2005, 09:36 AM   #4
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Oh my gosh I HATE RUNNING!!!!!!!!!
Me, too!

I like cycling better than running because there's more breeze to cool me, the scenery changes faster and its low impact so there's less chance of injury.

 
Old 05-24-2005, 11:00 AM   #5
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I hate running too, but step aerobics is equal to 7.7mph of running. Personally, I love step aerobics because you don't need THAT much space, a consistant "good weather" pattern, you are toning your legs, getting a heart pumping, sweaty workout, and best of all, there is much less impact on the joints(which when I did run, I had terrible shin pain). Gives you something to think about. ANyways, they have some great classes and or videos for that.

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Old 05-24-2005, 01:05 PM   #6
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My old gym had free boxing classes, where you learned the fundamentals without actually getting in the ring. It was an awesome workout (cardio and strength) and was much more fun than being on a piece of equipment for an hour. They also had an advanced class that was $60 for 8 weeks. Again, no actual contact, but also really fun. You might want to look into something like that.

 
Old 05-24-2005, 03:23 PM   #7
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My old gym had free boxing classes, where you learned the fundamentals without actually getting in the ring. It was an awesome workout (cardio and strength) and was much more fun than being on a piece of equipment for an hour. They also had an advanced class that was $60 for 8 weeks. Again, no actual contact, but also really fun. You might want to look into something like that.
Well, I wouldn't just say that it's a boring way to exercise from "just a piece of equipment" point of view. Actually, there are many fun routines that can be "athletic" or "dancy" kind of styles which I find fun. There are SO many creative ways to workout on a step. Athletic meaning like one thing is called "power seven"(hard to explain). It depends on the person I guess. I tried boxing too and didn't really like it. I guess it's a matter of personal prefernce, but step aerobics in my opinion is fun, and it was just an idea for the poster.

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Old 05-24-2005, 03:32 PM   #8
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If you belong to a gym I highly recommend the elliptical machine. This is easier on the knee and joints and you don't have to be coordinated or athletic at all. Unless you want to make it more challenging and not hold on by activating your core...

My gym has several classes to choose from that get your heart pumping. How about going biking?

 
Old 05-24-2005, 07:07 PM   #9
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Thank you sooo much for your replies!! I really appreciate it. You all just dont know, i thought running was the mandatory for me to do if i wanted to lose weigth fast , I just also though that i was just being lazy. It just that mentally and physically i cant stand running especially laps or anywere. That's why i quit track, because after awhile of running hard and still no results i just got tired. If i was to run slow and increase speed not that much, would it do me good to though too? I hope am making sense by that with that last reply. I just mean running slow in the begining probably the first 2 or 3 laps then gradually increase speed.

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Old 05-24-2005, 08:43 PM   #10
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Re: running

I run...but ONLY outside...cannot stand to do it inside whether on a track or a treadmill...absolutely the most boring thing in the world! I'm very slow...2 miles in about 23 -24 minutes...started out at 30 minutes but just somehow ended up faster without even trying. And boy does the weight stay off...you wouldn;t believe how much I can eat at 5'2" and 109 pounds but I can put a lto of folks to shame...and I don't gain an ounce. Lost 18 pounds on WW and have kept it off for a year by running and no longer counting points. The best part is that my 2 mile route is right out my front door...I don;t have to walk or drive anywhere...and it's all almost flat!
I'm so lucky!

 
Old 05-24-2005, 10:20 PM   #11
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That's so good! your so lucky! do you eat anything you want?

so your saying that you started running slow in the begining but, eventually your body pushed you to run faster? That so good !

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