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Mark Atwood
Another day, another 30 crunches.
Third day at the gym, right after work.

Twenty minutes on the stationary bike while hitting my target of 121 bpm wasn't too bad, but when I got on the ab board, I couldn't do so much as one single situp. And I tried. Finally two particular muscles on the sides of my abs said "We may not be able to kill you, but we can make you wish you were dead, if you keep trying that." So I gave up, and did 3 times 10 upper crunches instead.

And I freely admit that a major motivation for all this effort is physical vanity. I started my fake `n bake sessions today, starting at 6 minutes. Hopefully about the time a drop a waist size, I'll also be not quite so dead-fish white.

This weekend, I think, will be shopping for a good bathroom scale and some sort of cheap easy to use heartrate monitor. Does such a thing exist? Any advice?

Current Mood: sore sore

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simonb From: simonb Date: March 13th, 2003 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Training is fun - in the six months I've been going to gym on a regular basis (three times a week) I've noticed that I am getting fitter. My cardio training is going well and the resistance stuff is getting better and better. The last time I had a fitness test I was limited by my legs not being strong enough rather than my body saying "Enough already!"

Keep up the good work; it does take time to see results with abs work, but its definately worth the effort :)
agrumer From: agrumer Date: March 14th, 2003 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've got a low-end Polar heartrate monitor, the A3 I think; I can't quite figure out where I packed it. I think it cost in the $80-100 range, and it's pretty easy to use. Polar seems to be the standard; lots of gym equipment will pick up the chestband's signal and do things with it (everything from just show it to you on the big digital display to treadmills that'll adjust the tilt to keep your heartrate within a certain range).
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