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  • Dendrobite

    I use the videos every day unless there's something going on that keeps me from doing it. If that happens then I just do some light stretching and a few reps of something with which I'm already comfortable. I also go for jogs with my dog. Sort of like a lazy version of HIIT where we encourage each other to sprint for random intervals.

    about 1 month ago
  • Dendrobite

    If I can't make the reps at the easier modification I pause it for a few seconds. If you're already familiar with the set you can even get a few reps head start on the next one. Over time your speed will improve and it won't be an issue.

    about 1 month ago
  • Dendrobite

    If you're using a PC it's your screen name at the top right of the screen.

    about 1 month ago
  • Dendrobite

    I do it from time to time. More so when I was first starting out. I think of it as my body releasing pent up energy. If you think you're going to fall asleep it might be a problem but if you're alert it's nothing to worry about.

    about 1 month ago
  • Dendrobite

    I really enjoyed Tabata (TBT) because it doesn't really require any extra equipment. The Core program was short but a lot of fun. I started the Kettlebell program just over a week ago and I'm already starting to see some improvement.

    I haven't tried Cardio Sculpt yet but is there not a more difficult variation for the workouts that are too easy?

    If you want a serious challenge, try out Inferno. That kicked my butt on day 1.

    about 1 month ago
  • Dendrobite
    Dendrobite answered the Question: Can I track my workouts?

    You could log your workouts (and calorie intake) through Myfitnesspal. I've been using it for over two years. It also has social features to let you get extra motivation from friends.

    about 1 month ago
  • Dendrobite
    Dendrobite asked the Question: Does your Kettlebell have a name?

    I did KB1 this morning and Cody said that people name their kettlebells. Is that really a thing or is he just having some fun with us?

    Either way, it's a fun idea. Tell me about your kettlebell.

    Here's mine:
    Weight: 35 Lbs
    Color: Green
    Name: Sir Gawain

    about 1 month ago
  • Dendrobite
    Dendrobite answered the Question: Chest Injury Recommendations

    Can you do modified push-ups? With your knees down.

    Obviously I don't know anything about your situation but there is probably some amount of chest work you can do without hurting yourself.

    If modified pushups are a concern you could further modify it by holding a knee down plank during the push-up sections.

    Just random thoughts. hope that helps.

    about 1 month ago
  • Dendrobite
    Dendrobite answered the Question: I'm a Smoker, and I want to quit.

    First of all, congratulations on trying to quit!

    Have you thought of switching to an e-cigarette?

    While the jury is still out on it medically, it's not likely to be nearly as bad as actually smoking and you can gradually reduce the nicotine concentration to zero. I've read a lot of reports from former smokers about how their breathing has improved along with a host of other benefits. The security guard at my work hasn't touched a regular cigarette in the month since she discovered the electronic option. She was doing half a pack a day before that.

    about 1 month ago
  • Dendrobite

    If I can't make the reps at the easier modification I pause it for a few seconds. If you're already familiar with the set you can even get a few reps head start on the next one. Over time your speed will improve and it won't be an issue.

    6 months ago
  • Dendrobite

    I use the videos every day unless there's something going on that keeps me from doing it. If that happens then I just do some light stretching and a few reps of something with which I'm already comfortable. I also go for jogs with my dog. Sort of like a lazy version of HIIT where we encourage each other to sprint for random intervals.

    6 months ago
  • Dendrobite
    Dendrobite commented on sbrobin's answer to What's the best shoes to workout in?:

    I either go barefoot at home or Vibrams when I'm out running. I don't know that they've made me any faster but I definitely feel like more muscles are being used in my feet and ankles.

    6 months ago
  • Dendrobite

    If you're using a PC it's your screen name at the top right of the screen.

    6 months ago
  • Dendrobite

    I do it from time to time. More so when I was first starting out. I think of it as my body releasing pent up energy. If you think you're going to fall asleep it might be a problem but if you're alert it's nothing to worry about.

    6 months ago
  • Dendrobite

    I really enjoyed Tabata (TBT) because it doesn't really require any extra equipment. The Core program was short but a lot of fun. I started the Kettlebell program just over a week ago and I'm already starting to see some improvement.

    I haven't tried Cardio Sculpt yet but is there not a more difficult variation for the workouts that are too easy?

    If you want a serious challenge, try out Inferno. That kicked my butt on day 1.

    6 months ago