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Running and Aching Knees

Running Track

I had given up running back in May of 2010 because of a sore tensor fasciae latae muscle . I started cycling instead. My sore TFL was a mixed blessing. You see, I don’t really enjoy running, but I know it’s the best way to keep my weight down and improve my cardio vascular health… Read More

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Bike

I had been doing pretty well with my fitness routine. I was taking spinning classes three times a week plus integrating a few other classes such as Zumba, some muscle toning exercises and walking. All was going well until I got sick. Normally, if it were just a cold, I’d suffer through it. But apparently… Read More

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Taking My First Zumba Class

Zumba

I hate to interrupt my series on knees and chondromalacia but I have to write this post while the memory is fresh in my mind (you know, that aging thing). The other day my gym sponsored a Zumba party. For grins I decided to go. I coerced my teen aged kids to come along with… Read More

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Spinning DVD

The last few posts on this blog have been about my love affair with spinning. I’ve finally worked up to being able to take spinning classes every other day. My rear end is no longer sore and I can really pour it on in class. Full Throttle It’s my belief that if you do not… Read More

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Gel Seat

Anyone who has ever taken a spinning class understands the pain of having a sore rump. While you may have the stamina and muscle endurance to take the most advanced spinning class, the rear end always separates the seasoned spinners from the beginners. Even after spending hours on wooden bleachers during basketball, football and cheerleading… Read More

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Can You Lose Weight Spinning?

Spinning

I can only write from personal experience and mathematics.  Personally, I’ve only been spinning for a short period of time so whether or not I’m losing weight it’s too soon to tell.  The scale did go down a pound or two but it could be a combination of spinning and dietary habits. The Mathematics of… Read More

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Spinning Bike

Okay, if you’ve read any of my recent posts, you’ll know that I’m back on the bike.  It’s been about 2 weeks and my rear end is no longer sore.  I can sit through the 45 minute class with no problem. Kicking it Up a Notch Now that I can sit through 45 minutes, I’ve… Read More

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Late Night TV and Spinning

Spinning DVD

The other night I was up late and was flipping through cable channels when I happened upon a Spinning infomercial.  Of course, since I just got back into spinning, I decided to watch the infomercial. The program advertised the virtues of spinning. As part of their sales pitch they showed several before and after pictures… Read More

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Spinning Bike

Yesterday I took my first spinning class.  Well it wasn’t really my first spinning class.  It’s just the first spinning class that I’ve taken one in a couple of years. I re-joined the gym last week and am on my quest to get in better shape.  I knew things were going down hill when a 4… Read More

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A Pleasant Fitness Surprise

I re-joined my favorite gym last week and went for a fitness evaluation.  Much to my surprise, I’m not in as bad shape as I thought. My biggest challenge is increasing my flexibility.  My BMI was good, my body weight distribution ratio was good, my bicep strength was excellent (from lifting heavy groceries and laundry… Read More

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