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ZenLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-28-09 04:57 PM
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2. Saturday, 28 November 2009
Cardio day, and a light exercise day. I'll be going heavy tomorrow so I need to take it easy today.

32 minutes on the AMT machine, resistance 10. Burned 430 calories.
If you've never heard of an AMT machine, it's kind of like an elliptical trainer except you have a bit more flexibility of motion. I prefer them over a standard elliptical trainer solely for this reason. A note about machines that tell you how many calories you burn - I don't believe the accuracy of the number given. But the same machine will calculate that number the same way, so you can use it to measure your progress on that machine. For example, on the AMT machine, I make it a goal to burn at least 400 calories in 30 minutes.

Run 1 mile on treadmill. Speed 5 mph.
Running is a real challenge to me. I'm not exactly a lightweight so it puts some impact stress on the joints. I enjoy it, though, as it gets the heart rate up quickly and feels like a good cardio workout. But I run in moderation, one or two miles is about all I do.

Side note: nike put a chip in my shoe that talks to my iphone. The iphone knows how far, fast, and frequently I run. It uploads all this data to the nike mothership where it is processed and analyzed.

Sit ups: 16, 12, 8
Again, a real challenge for me. I did these today on an incline board that suspends your legs in a crunch position. Really worked to failure on these, on the last set I simply could not do another motherfucking sit up.
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