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What exercises?

Discussion in 'Optimal Fitness' started by ColdBren, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Adria

    Adria New Member

    I exercise w/ yoga and weighlifting. Each @ 1-2 hrs per week. Long and slow sessions. Not sure what short and sweet is.. sounds interesting.
  2. Cody

    Cody New Member

    For me, short and sweet is a single set of exercises that works my whole body. I don't lift to failure, and I'm never sore the next day. The weight is heavy enough to be challenging. Last rep or two is a struggle. Takes me about 20 minutes.
  3. Jim

    Jim New Member

    I have always been a HIT guy having been trained by an NFL strength coach. Going one set to failure is the norm for me. I have recently started something called the max pyramid protocol (http://www.bodybyscience.net/home.html/?page_id=798). I take some BCAA's before and after the workout to help with the soreness. It is too early to say how well it is working but I really feel the burn.
  4. Cody

    Cody New Member

    There are a lot of ways to skin this cat. The key point being, lift heavy things, just don't hurt yourself doing it!!!
  5. hazyjane

    hazyjane New Member

    Lexi, I've been in your exact boat and I would stick to light walks and add some qigong or tai chi because it helps to heal the adrenals. I recommend the dvd "Qigong for Cleansing", as it's a short, easy routine (once you learn it, it takes barely 10 min.)

    You don't want to "work out" right now because your body is not strong enough to recover properly. With low cortisol, you'll just end up with fatigue and excess inflammation.
  6. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    hazyjane is spot on
  7. Lexi

    Lexi New Member

    thanks hazyjane. this is what my body is telling me. my bf thinks exercise can fix anything... and i just hate the undertone of "lazy" when i have this conversation with him. i used to be a gym rat... chronic stairmaster, now i have the painful hip flexors and knees to prove it. ugh. such bad advice for so long... i miss the muscle tone i used to have though, before the adrenal fatigue really kicked my ass.

    everything i am listening to reading now says "fix adrenals first".... and every doc i have been to in the last 15+ years dismissed this and used words like "fad" and "quackery"

    thanks Dr. k.
  8. hazyjane

    hazyjane New Member

    The ironic thing with adrenal fatigue is that you can't really make much muscle tone progress when you have it, anyway!

    Just be thinking in terms of "nurturing" rather than "lazy". After all, nurture is a verb, too;)
  9. Lexi

    Lexi New Member

    yeah, i've told him to bugger off.... now i have the lab numbers to prove it.

    this is the same guy that watched me lower my trig. and LDL by smothering butter and CO on everything... he is starting to see the light...
  10. malinamartis

    malinamartis New Member

    If you like yoga then you can decrease your weight by doing yoga. The benefits of yoga is best to practice regularly, in case you’re new to yoga, then you must start by learning some basic poses. Many people find that regular yoga practice helps them to decrease stress and increase well-being.


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  11. FF_BC

    FF_BC New Member

    +1 Starting strenght is great!

    Squats, deads, bench, chins, pullups and dips is all you need. 2-3 workouts per week, heavy weights
    . One primary exercise (bench, squat or deads) + one assistance exercise (chins, pullups or dips). In and out of the gym in about 40 minutes = great results!
  12. Hidan

    Hidan New Member

    Hello guys,..

    We should be exercise daily for good fitness.I think cardio exercise is the best for good fitness and health.It bring

    the flexibility of the body.It is the best for blood circulation.
  13. Amery

    Amery New Member

    Running is the best exercise for the fitness and loss weight, I running duration

    is almost 30 min and it burn more than 300 calories.
  14. chocolate

    chocolate Silver


    if you are in the pool, this is good.... I don't think you need all of it though.... you can use a noodle like the captains chair.

    The less I do and the better I feel. But sitting still in the pool or just swimming isn't so good for me. I like to do balance exercises, at least.
  15. nuton123

    nuton123 New Member

    You can do bar method,yoga and some more physical exercise as like walking.Yoga can feel fresh your mind.It is necessary to do yoga for everybody.

  16. Does this mean that it is not recommended to bicycle to work in the morning?

    (In my case, it's an 8 mile ride)
  17. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    you could......but if your cortisol worsen........stop.
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    AKMan New Member

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    villjamur_stevenson New Member

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  20. Hello guys,..

    We should be exercise daily for good fitness.I think cardio exercise is the best for good fitness and health.It bring

    the flexibility of the body.It is the best for blood circulation.

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