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    I knew it might be more of a slog today because my legs were tired last night, but it wasn't as bad as I thought, once I got going. 3 miles in 31:52.

    Tomorrow I get back to the Bowflex too. It's hard to work that in some days so I've been concentrating on the running.
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    Re: Daily exercise log

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    Oof. Started out with what was to be my usual 45-55ish minute full upper body work out. Then I extended it another 30m. Then I did a full hour of deadlifts, despite having done leg day yesterday. 2.5h total, thereabouts.

    Hopefully it doesn't snow too much tonight...
    The rare instance I feel genuinely sore. And it looks like there is some shoveling to do. Maybe whiskey first, methinks. Later.
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    Didn't feel speedy, so I ran a bit slower for 40 minutes and got in 3.3 miles.

    Did some lifting on the Bowflex too. I go for reps over weight. That's what I've always heard when wanting to get toned. A few years back, the lighter weights and more reps worked fine and I loved my arms. Recently I read that the weight and less reps are more important.

    What's the consensus here, weightlifters?
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    Re: Daily exercise log

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Didn't feel speedy, so I ran a bit slower for 40 minutes and got in 3.3 miles.

    Did some lifting on the Bowflex too. I go for reps over weight. That's what I've always heard when wanting to get toned. A few years back, the lighter weights and more reps worked fine and I loved my arms. Recently I read that the weight and less reps are more important.

    What's the consensus here, weightlifters?
    Lifelong lifter here. Well, since I was 16 or so, college athlete and long time HIIT and periodization fan.

    What's most important over time, I experienced, is going through 2-4 week stages of light, then medium, then heavy, then 1 week or 2 of rest. Repeat.

    Light for me is 10-15 reps, medium 6-10 and heavy 1-5.

    Learned about this from my alltime fitness hero, who's STILL at it, the incredible Mr. Clarence Bass, author of "Ripped", among other books.

    Google his name and that title and see just how toned one can get.
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    Re: Daily exercise log

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Didn't feel speedy, so I ran a bit slower for 40 minutes and got in 3.3 miles.

    Did some lifting on the Bowflex too. I go for reps over weight. That's what I've always heard when wanting to get toned. A few years back, the lighter weights and more reps worked fine and I loved my arms. Recently I read that the weight and less reps are more important.

    What's the consensus here, weightlifters?
    For gaining strength, high weight / low reps / more sets.

    I'm not sure about being more toned, but high reps (and slow movement) certainly do condition the muscles to perform longer.



    A lot of this is pseudoscience and anecdote, though. I've at least always seemed to gain faster with something like 3-6 rep sets than 6-8.

    Others will recommend periods of low rep, periods of medium reps, periods of high reps. One for X weeks, then switch.
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    Re: Daily exercise log

    Quote Originally Posted by Tanngrisnir View Post
    Lifelong lifter here. Well, since I was 16 or so, college athlete and long time HIIT and periodization fan.

    What's most important over time, I experienced, is going through 2-4 week stages of light, then medium, then heavy, then 1 week or 2 of rest. Repeat.

    Light for me is 10-15 reps, medium 6-10 and heavy 1-5.

    Learned about this from my alltime fitness hero, who's STILL at it, the incredible Mr. Clarence Bass, author of "Ripped", among other books.

    Google his name and that title and see just how toned one can get.
    Ohhh! That sounds interesting. Cyclical weightlifting appeals to me. From reading your posts, it seems as though you lift every day? Not every other day?

    I've done HIIT runs on and off, but I'm kind of addicted to running. I hate not running for a day to recover, I don't feel right. So I do HIIT when I know I won't have a chance to run the next day.

    EDIT: I mixed you up with MrPerson. Sorry.
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    Re: Daily exercise log

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Person View Post
    For gaining strength, high weight / low reps / more sets.

    I'm not sure about being more toned, but high reps (and slow movement) certainly do condition the muscles to perform longer.



    A lot of this is pseudoscience and anecdote, though. I've at least always seemed to gain faster with something like 3-6 rep sets than 6-8.

    Others will recommend periods of low rep, periods of medium reps, periods of high reps. One for X weeks, then switch.
    That's the thing. I don't want to gain. I just want pretty arms. I don't mind being strong, but I don't want size, just a nice, toned shape.

    It's like everything. It seems the "collective wisdom" flips every once in a while.
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    Re: Daily exercise log

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Ohhh! That sounds interesting. Cyclical weightlifting appeals to me. From reading your posts, it seems as though you lift every day? Not every other day?

    I've done HIIT runs on and off, but I'm kind of addicted to running. I hate not running for a day to recover, I don't feel right. So I do HIIT when I know I won't have a chance to run the next day.
    5 days a week. Legs, Chest, delts, back, arms.

    Run every day varying from a moderate clip 60-75 minutes to a 'hard middle' more intense 20-30 minutes to occassional sprint intervals.

    At 53 now, lifting every day would impede any progress or gains I might ever make, as recovery is more important than when I was, say, 23.
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    Re: Daily exercise log

    Quote Originally Posted by Tanngrisnir View Post
    5 days a week. Legs, Chest, delts, back, arms.

    Run every day varying from a moderate clip 60-75 minutes to a 'hard middle' more intense 20-30 minutes to occassional sprint intervals.

    At 53 now, lifting every day would impede any progress or gains I might ever make, as recovery is more important than when I was, say, 23.
    Gotcha! Parts, not the whole body. Makes sense!

    I hear ya. That's kind of my philosophy for running. I'm not spring chicken myself, so I listen more to what my body is telling me as far as how long or intense. A decade ago or so, it was 3 miles a day in 30 minutes or less, at the least. Period. LOL
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    Re: Daily exercise log

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    That's the thing. I don't want to gain. I just want pretty arms. I don't mind being strong, but I don't want size, just a nice, toned shape.

    It's like everything. It seems the "collective wisdom" flips every once in a while.
    Yeah, I suppose I'm not the one to listen to on that. I will say I've noticed the biggest two factors for me, a person not going for toned, are consistency over time with getting workouts in and maintaining low bodyfat%.



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