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Do pushups with 20 extra lbs up to 270 extra lbs !
http://www.firewallfortress.com/powerpushup2.html
 
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You must be kidding -- my fingertips are my life! I can't be risking them on some half-assed, high-risk exercise stunt. Go back to marketing school, dude. You are bigtime talking to the wrong demographic. If you really need money for those hairplugs, you're going to have to try harder.
 
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Want to lift 100% of your body weight? Try this: Sit in the lotus position. Take a few deep breaths. Place your hands to your side, on the ground, and lift yourself up! UP, DOWN, UP, DOWN. Start with 10 repetitions. This not only exercises your arms, shoulders and chest, but also crunches your abs. Want better height? Do this on your fingers. Yeah. Lifting your whole body weight on five fingers (each side). Makes your wrist, and fingers stronger. Feeling adventurous? Want to show off? Do this with 3 fingers on each side, held as a tripod: thumb, index and middle finger.
(Careful. Don't overdo it - especially lifting yourself on your fingers. Don't blame me if you break something. Cheers!)
[ January 14, 2002: Message edited by: Nanhesru Ningyake ]
 
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I can lift my own, plus the body weight of several other people with just one finger...
everytime I push the button on the elevator
 
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Don't quit the day job Dave.
 
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First Off I am NOT making any money, from linking the "Power Pushup 2 at my website. Did anyone notice there are no banners or cookies?
Second, to many "White Collar people" are way out of shape and when the start a routine they do "Easy white collar yuppie workouts" when in fact they should be doing Chins, dips, pushups and lundges and other Hard exercises!
About 50% of all Americans are overweight! Why?
Because they do not workout HARD! and also Eat the worst food you can Imagine! (Mcdonalds, Greesy Chips, Greesy Chicken wings, and Sugar Water "Soda pop" !)

TO Nanhesru Ningyake: Yes, I heard about that exercise and thats hard! I do not think I can do it!
 
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PS: Working out hard does not mean using sloppy exercise form!
 
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Working out "hard" has no proven benefits to health. They're shown to improve muscle tone and strength. "Hard exercises" are chiefly anaerobic; they don't contribute to burning excess fat or increasing heartstroke, or for that matter, aid in relaxation. Being thin(ner) or more muscled is vanity; exercise forms which promote often treat health as an interesting side-effect.
Yoga, tai chi, and other forms that exercise the mind and body together show much greater long-term benefits. We don't need a country of size 40" waists, but we don't need a horde of Barbie women and Arnold Schwarzenegger men either.
 
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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
We don't need a country of size 40" waists, but we don't need a horde of Barbie women and Arnold Schwarzenegger men either.

I'll take a Barbie woman!!!
Actually, I think I heard once that if a Barbie doll were done life size with the same proportionate figure as the doll then the woman would look like some kind of monster from Dr Frankenstein.
But I'd be willing to test that....
 
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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
Working out "hard" has no proven benefits to health. They're shown to improve muscle tone and strength. "Hard exercises" are chiefly anaerobic; they don't contribute to burning excess fat or increasing heartstroke, or for that matter, aid in relaxation. Being thin(ner) or more muscled is vanity; exercise forms which promote often treat health as an interesting side-effect.
Yoga, tai chi, and other forms that exercise the mind and body together show much greater long-term benefits. We don't need a country of size 40" waists, but we don't need a horde of Barbie women and Arnold Schwarzenegger men either.

According to you we should then
 
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After extensive research decoding Michael's post (i.e., reading it), it looks like Michael is saying that it is better to focus on promoting overall health rather than muscles, and aerobic excercise is more beneficial to health than anaerobic excercise. Thus he recommends things like yoga and tai chi. Sounds reasonable to me.
 
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Jim, I thought that Thomas Paul is a designated Smart A** around here
I did read ME's post but I would disagree with it. C'mon, don't tell me that excercise is bad for you. Oh, pardon me, we are talking about the "hard" excercise. Yoga? Give me a break.
Micheal, not only you can author Java books but you can be funny too!
 
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Michael Ernest's claim that anaerobic forms of exercise do not burn off fat is debateable. Anaerobic exercise typically increases muscle mass. Increasing muscle mass increases the metabolism, therefore your body will burn fat at aan increased rate.
 
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
Michael Ernest's claim that anaerobic forms of exercise do not burn off fat is debateable. Anaerobic exercise typically increases muscle mass. Increasing muscle mass increases the metabolism, therefore your body will burn fat at aan increased rate.

Hallelujah!
 
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SmartA** is not a singleton - it is an interface which many of us implement. You're welcome to disagree with Michael - but it might help if you read carefully enough to understand him first. Yoga is not being cited as an example of a "hard" excercise.
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Yoga is not being cited as an example of a "hard" excercise.

Nor I am considering it one. I probably worded myself incorrectly. ME is saying that "hard" excercises are actually bad for health. I am just curious to know what is considered by "hard".
If you ask me, Yoga is cool if you are a woman and have a lot of free time.
 
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I'm not sure how one travels in meaning from "no proven benefits to health" to "bad for health." Also, I dispute any claim muscle mass alone definitively burns fat; body type is the predominant factor. Muscle mass and increased metabolic rate together burn fat, not muscle mass by itself. And mass itself does not necessarily stimulate higher metabolic rates sufficient for the body to burn its own fat. You gotta blow some wind.
- Michael Ernest, former CPR instructor who had a roomful of exercise physiologists for "students."
[ January 15, 2002: Message edited by: Michael Ernest ]
 
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>Yoga? Give me a break.
I dunno what form of yoga you are familiar with, but if you attend even one session of Ashtanga Yoga with a qualified instructor, you will immediately discover how deeply satisfying yoga can be. I consider this the ultimate workout - bringing strength, flexibility to your body, and focus, tranquillity to your mind. Try it once, before jumping to ignorant conclusions...
[ January 17, 2002: Message edited by: Nanhesru Ningyake ]
 
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Originally posted by Nanhesru Ningyake:
>Yoga? Give me a break.
I dunno what form of yoga you are familiar with, but if you attend even one session of Ashtanga Yoga with a qualified instructor, you will immediately discover how deeply satisfying yoga can be. I consider this the ultimate workout - bringing strength, flexibility to your body, and focus, tranquillity to your mind. Try it once, before jumping to ignorant conclusions...
[ January 17, 2002: Message edited by: Nanhesru Ningyake ]


I agree with you on that 100%!
Yoga is excellent for building strength, endurance, flexibility along with the relaxation of body and mind.
I, also do "hard" workouts such as: Muay Thai Boxing, Kali/Arnis, Shoot-wrestling and Dressage. Still, not many workouts touch the type of strength (of body and mind) that yoga can dish out.
YOGA... its not for sissies anymore!
~ Suzanne
 
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Originally posted by Michael Ernest:
And mass itself does not necessarily stimulate higher metabolic rates sufficient for the body to burn its own fat. You gotta blow some wind.
- Michael Ernest, former CPR instructor who had a roomful of exercise physiologists for "students."


Still not necessary to do cardio to stimulate fat burn. Diet couple with strength training is very effective. I am not an exercise physiologist, but I do speak from personal experience. A sensible low-calorie diet, nothing too radical, coupled with a good strength training routine will quickly burn fat (my results were about 5 lbs / week).
Ideally any fitness/weight-loss program will combine strength training, cardio, and flexibility training along with sensible eating, but anyone who is saying that cardio is absolutely required is flat out wrong.
- Jason Menard, current CPR practitioner who watched Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Pumping Iron" once on cable.
 
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Originally posted by Nanhesru Ningyake:
>I consider this the ultimate workout - bringing strength, flexibility to your body, and focus, tranquillity to your mind. Try it once, before jumping to ignorant conclusions...
[ January 17, 2002: Message edited by: Nanhesru Ningyake ]


Sissy!
 
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
I am not an exercise physiologist, but I do speak from personal experience. A sensible low-calorie diet, nothing too radical, coupled with a good strength training routine will quickly burn fat (my results were about 5 lbs / week).

You missed my point; body type is the predominant factor, i.e., it will work for some people because of how they're built.
-- Still applies band-aids regularly and has seen every Schwarnegger movie ever.
 
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Anaerobics are just as important as Aerobics, because of politics one is seen as superior to the other.
One lbs of extra muscle increases ones Metabolic rate at 50-100 Kcal per day.(Depends on how active one is)
Both men and women from the ages of 16 to 50 lose like 10-15 lbs of muscle over the course of over 30 years.
That is the number one reason why peoples metabolic rates slows down as one gets older!
If you eat the same amount of calories per day for 30 years but your metabolic rate is slowed down because of lean body mass loss over the years you will gain weight and it will be FAT!
PS: Aerobics do not "Burn Fat" when anyone runs a marathon for the first 18-20 miles they are burning muscle glycogen. Which is a polysaccharide (C6H10O5)x that is the principal form in which carbohydrate is stored in muscle and liver tissue.

PS: No one can have Arnolds muscles unless they have the genetics. Same for Aerobics, very few people can become great marathon runners. Athletes are BORN AND NOT MADE !
For instance Olympic Sprinters have 80% fast twitch muscle fibers in their legs and Olympic Marathon runners have 90% slow twitch muscle fibers in their legs. And muscle fiber type is unchangable!
 
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To all the experts, or so called - It is quite simple
"What goes in - must come out" or you can't plant peas and get corn!
Having dropped sixty-five pounds (260 to a current 195) in about 7 months, I used a simple weight watcher plan; coupled with moderate exercise and lifestyle changes. By eliminating laziness in finding ways to burn a few extra calories a day it realy worked. My workouts consists of 100-300 pushups 5-6 days a week coupled with abs and stretching the weight flew off. Daily walks and or runs with hand weights help to sculpt respectable toned and big arms. My wife gets grossed out with the protruding veins and ripples that grew with dedication to a daily routine, and watching what I ate. Oh, just food or maybe drink, for thought - I switched to Bud Lite
 
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