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comment Hourly 30 second workouts for the workday?
@alesplin Yeah! I think you're right. We're finding that some of these exercises are too easy to get much fatigue after 30 seconds, so we're extending them to, say, 30 seconds per leg with the bulgarian squats, or as long as possible with the wall sits. 30 seconds seems pretty good for some of the exercises though, especially since some of the people joining in have very little experience. I think you're right though -- if we keep this up, we'll have to increase the length of time per exercise -- at least for progressive overload.
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comment Hourly 30 second workouts for the workday?
Thanks, @dotancohen!
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comment Hourly 30 second workouts for the workday?
@dotancohen The other person who answered didn't like how things worked out, so I was blanket downvoted for this question and answer. The full transcript can be read in the comments section to the other answer.
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comment Precautions for difficulty faced on first day of gym
It's probably nothing to worry about. Vomiting from exercise is pretty common. It generally happens when the body wants to use the blood in the stomach for other things than digestion, so the food is expelled. You might want to try getting your blood sugar and electrolytes up prior to exercising by having a sports drink. In any case, once you start getting used to working out, you should see the nausea subside.
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comment Goal - lose weight but get stronger. Is weightlifting + dance + martial arts overkill?
True @JohnP -- it seems I've read the same. There's definitely not a wide enough body of research on it. One could logically assume it would help pump lymph through the lymphatic system (thus abiding by Dr. Kelly Starret's MCE -- aggregate site link - Movement/Compression/Elevation). Personally I've noticed some improved mobility in my ankles when squatting, and some overall relief of stiffness, but I can't give any testimonials that correlate to some of the other things it professes to help.
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accepted When is the best time of day to work out in order to take advantage of hormonal cycles?
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comment Difficulty adjusting to body after I fixed anterior pelvic tilt
How good was your squat and deadlift form prior to practicing the corrective exercise? I'm reminded of how when competitive bodybuilders start practicing functional exercises like tire flips, they tend to pull and tear their biceps because their muscles are so imbalanced. It seems like you should try to "reset" your movement patterns -- forget about what your previous weight was for a couple of months and just practice quality reps with perfect form. Your musculature will balance out and you'll be up above your previous maxes in no time (thanks to the new muscle recruitment). Good luck!
Apr
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comment What's the easiest way to hit your macros?
What I recommend is making a spreadsheet and preparing your meals beforehand. Find some meals you like to make (e.g., chicken, broccoli, and brown rice, seasoned to taste), put them together in a spreadsheet and calculate the macros. Prepare and freeze meals for the week on a Sunday (or if you're really ambitious, for the entire month). Put them in the freezer and grab them at mealtime, or take them to work. The whole idea here is to account for the calories in a way that's convenient and easy to track. Have a cheat meal once in a while too. Good luck!
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comment Hourly 30 second workouts for the workday?
ZOD, thanks for the long and well thought-out answer. Unfortunately I can't accept "don't bother, do this instead" as an answer. We're all experienced in fitness and sports and (as I mentioned) we're doing this in addition to our normal workout routines. We can't get sweaty for obvious reasons. I got the idea for this from an Elliott Hulse video where he advises a person interested in doing more pullups to do as many pullups as possible every hour during the day, just to get more training volume. But, we also found this to be a good approach to keeping the body from getting "desk bound".
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