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  Topic Started By:  Geekychick    On:  Tue 20th September, 2005 at 09:37
Geekychick
Member Since: 2004
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Bristol. Again.
#16  Re: Getting Fit  20 Sep '05 at 10:07
But I work. Suppose i could go on my lunch break then be all hot and smelly and sweaty in the afternoon. no-one talks to me anyway..
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mista
Member Since: 2004
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The sticks
#17  Re: Getting Fit  20 Sep '05 at 10:09
What bout evening aerobic class type stuff?
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Geekychick
Member Since: 2004
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Bristol. Again.
#18  Re: Getting Fit  20 Sep '05 at 10:13
I get bored with them, but i suppose it could be the way forward. Or maybe I could self defence and then I wouldnt be scared to run in the dark!
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mista
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The sticks
#19  Re: Getting Fit  20 Sep '05 at 10:15
Get a punch bag at home, they are surprisingly tiring. You could be learning self defence at the same time. Or just flail wildly at an innanimate object for a while depending on your coordination.
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Geekychick
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Bristol. Again.
#20  Re: Getting Fit  20 Sep '05 at 10:17
flailing sounds fun!
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big white lines
Member Since: 2005
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Leicester
#21  Re: Getting Fit  20 Sep '05 at 10:21
If you want to be fit for skiing then you should do anything that uses the closest muscles to what you'll be using to fly down the mountain. So probably cycling and running. Though train your core ie abs and lower back cos a strong core not only makes you have a flatter stomach, but also keeps the top of your body going where the legs are going, so keeps you less tired!
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mista
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#22  Re: Getting Fit  20 Sep '05 at 10:34
Funny that! I'm off for some core training at the gym.*

*when I can finally get out of bed
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Geekychick
Member Since: 2004
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Bristol. Again.
#23  Re: Getting Fit  20 Sep '05 at 10:38
Well we are a person of leisure today! R u watching Phil n Fern on the TV. I miss them.
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big white lines
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Leicester
#24  Re: Getting Fit  20 Sep '05 at 10:42

Originally posted by Geekychick

Well we are a person of leisure today! R u watching Phil n Fern on the TV. I miss them.

Oh only to be still at uni and spend all morning watching phil and fern! instead i'm here at work with about 4 million people to call
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mista
Member Since: 2004
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The sticks
#25  Re: Getting Fit  20 Sep '05 at 10:42
Nah I hate telly, only ever watch it for sport and comedy, not often at that. I prefer to ramble on on the net

TBF I only get one day off a week at the moment so take full advantage. Mind you, Sunday is my last day and I intend to avoid work for about a month after that.
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Geekychick
Member Since: 2004
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Bristol. Again.
#26  Re: Getting Fit  20 Sep '05 at 10:46
Good plan.

And BWL at least u have people to call, I am confined to data entry and no-one to talk to.
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rodent
Member Since: 2004
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From Vail back to London
#27  Re: Getting Fit  20 Sep '05 at 11:00
SWIM

its so good!!

me - 4-5 miles a week - in preperation for living in one of the highest ski resorts.........

eeek - only (lots!) of weeks to go!!!
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Geekychick
Member Since: 2004
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Bristol. Again.
#28  Re: Getting Fit  20 Sep '05 at 11:09
U swim 4-5 miles a week?? I'm a bit pathetic went it comes to swimming, the oap's overtake me!
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big white lines
Member Since: 2005
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Leicester
#29  Re: Getting Fit  20 Sep '05 at 11:10
i drown with style!
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waitingforwinter
Member Since: 2005
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#30  Re: Getting Fit  20 Sep '05 at 11:49
If you want to ski specific without spending any money try the following.

One legged squats.

Stand with feet hip width apart.
Lift one foot off the ground but only just and don't let it rest on the foot that is on the floor.
Squat slowly towards the floor - keep your head up and your back straight and don't break at your waist. Only go as far as you can. Do about 10 of these - it is harder than you think.

Will build up strength in your legs and is good for balance.

An even simpler balance one - just stand as above with one foot of the floor. When you comfortable with that shut your eyes and try to hold it. If that gets too easy try lifting your foot higher or do dumbell curls - you can use bags of sugar or tins of beans or whatever - it is just to challenge your balance.

If you want any more ideas there are lots of the above that will be good for skiing you can pm me for some drills if you want. Run and cycling will help with cardio fitness.
Genius is an infinite ability to take pain
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