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by Helena115
Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Helena's journal - comments
Replies: 10
Views: 15179

I'm working out at home. I'm gonna write down all the upper body exercises I do from the DVD, there might be something that's a decent replacement for rowing excercises. I just don't know the proper terminology for the excercises. Really increasing the weight?! Do you want me to kill myself? :green:...
by Helena115
Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: How Can I Improve My Diet?
Replies: 31
Views: 16509

Maybe you could eat cottage cheese or some type of lunch meat (turkey or ham) on a piece of whole grain bread? You really need some protein in your breakfast. If you have to order out for dinner, choose the healthier alternatives where the meat is not battered and/or deep fried. Avoid white sticky r...
by Helena115
Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Helena's journal - comments
Replies: 10
Views: 15179

Helena's journal - comments

Comments for my journal that can be found here: http://exrx.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5089 Trying to get in better shape and feel better in general. I broke the outer metatarsal bone in my left foot two years ago, meaning I couldn't run the first summer beacuse of the break. The second summer I trie...
by Helena115
Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:41 am
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Helena's journal
Replies: 5
Views: 12898

Helena's journal

Started about two months ago, doing interval-training twice a week, some scattered squats (no weights), push-ups and crunches, and brisk walks (1 hour twice a week). The past three weeks I've tried to crank it up a notch, both with excercise and diet. I'm summing up the first three weeks in this pos...
by Helena115
Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: My knees are making noises...
Replies: 20
Views: 8991

Lots of good information here! Thanks! :smile:
by Helena115
Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: How Can I Improve My Diet?
Replies: 31
Views: 16509

Have proper breakfast would be my advice. A banana and pills aren't going to hold you over until lunch. Boil a couple of eggs, have a bowl of müesli-type cereal (whole grains & nuts) or something like that. Skip pizza, fries and any kind of fast food.
by Helena115
Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: What exactly is HIIT
Replies: 21
Views: 29623

Well I tried it out for real today, 25 sec sprints with 60-90 sec jog/walk inbetween (the inbetweens got longer after each sprint, haha). I managed 6 sprints plus 2 fast uphills. Plus a 5-minute warm up jog and 7-minute cool down jog. My legs will be hurting tomorrow!
by Helena115
Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: What exactly is HIIT
Replies: 21
Views: 29623

I've been reading up on HIIT and I've found recommended durations from 4 minutes up to 30 minutes total. Of course I realize that not everyone can do maximum sprints (or whatever excersise you choose) any number of times, but what would be a good duration to aim at? Is it better to just do as many a...
by Helena115
Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: My knees are making noises...
Replies: 20
Views: 8991

My knees are making noises...

For the past 10 years probably my knees, mostly my right one, makes crackling noises when I bend it. Not when I just bend it in the air, but when I do squats or lunges or walks up (not down) stairs. It doesn't hurt often, but sometimes there's a little annoying pain. This past week I've started a ne...
by Helena115
Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 9
Views: 8206

I'm all for fats from vegetables, but there are people who argue that animal fats are better for you (these are the people who drink heavy cream for breakfast and eat Camenbert cheese for lunch...). That I don't agree with. I try to stick to a mediterranean type of diet myself, with lots of olive oi...
by Helena115
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 9
Views: 8206

Haha! Yeah, it's almost 3pm here now. We're 6 hours ahead of EST. I do hope I'll be able to contribute here as I've been getting great (and fast) replies to my own questions. I did my PhD on lipid metabolism in relation to heart disease, and I'm really interested in the ongoing fat-debate and specia...
by Helena115
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 9
Views: 8206

Thanks for the welcome! Ah, didn't see that thread :smile: Interesting to read! I have no clue as to what weights I can lift... haha! I do know I dead-lifted 150 lbs once a couple of years ago, just to see if I could do it after my sister bragged about doing it :lol: Like I said, I'm mostly interest...
by Helena115
Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 9
Views: 8206

Who are you?

From poking around here for a couple of days it seems like most of the active posters here are weight lifters / body builders. And mostly native english-speakers I think? Me, I'm neither. Just generally interested in nutrition and excercise, at the moment trying to get in better shape. And I'm in Sw...
by Helena115
Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Should you work muscles that are really sore?
Replies: 7
Views: 4136

The actual soreness doesn't bother me - I was just curious if it'll break down rather than build a muscle that's already sore.
by Helena115
Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Should you work muscles that are really sore?
Replies: 7
Views: 4136

Should you work muscles that are really sore?

This might be a really dumb question, but is it bad to work out muscles that are really sore from a work-out session two days ago?