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  1. jcm

    how to eat veggies? (from a potato-lover)

    I find spinach simple to add to lots of things. Scrambled eggs, ground turkey, a smoothie. If I'm having chili I'll even serve it over a bed of spinach. Can't taste it that way ;)
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    STS Pyramid Results and/or sts 6 days/week

    I've done the regular 3 months of STS and done pyramid style of 1,2,3,2,1 twice. I just finished the second round last week and I love it. When I go back and do 2 and 1 I increase the weight by 5% for every exercise. I'm sore pretty much every week. And my arms are ripped!
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    Lower Back Pain

    I get significant low back pain with STS. Mine seems to be caused by tightness. I'll do hip and leg stretching and it makes all the difference (usually a yin type yoga)
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    Which Cathe Videos have Barre Work?

    Meso 1 legs has some things like that as a bonus after she finishes the weight work. Pretty sure there was a paper plate involved
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    Workout Manager Rotation Saving to Calendar Problem

    Phew! I've been struggling this for the last 30 minutes. Glad I checked the forums.
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    RWH + XTrain 8-week rotation

    I'm not sure how to share the link, but the 30 day rotation of this is in the workout manager - posted 2104-12-08
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    Need to find some yoga

    I second Travis. I've done about 3 rounds of his Ultimate Yogi. Once I got used to his ... yogishness!... I really like his instruction.
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    Yoga Experiences...please share

    I hated yoga... and because of that figured it's exactly what my body needed. I found The Ultimate Yogi 108 day program and gave it a shot a few years ago. It provided enough power yoga for the "burn" I needed. Balance improved greatly, flexibility improved, back pain got better and I leaned out...
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    Tennis elbow ... workout suggestions

    what is a mace weight?
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    Tennis elbow ... workout suggestions

    I had this in my other elbow a few years ago. 2 months of physical therapy did nothing. i was getting prolotherapy injections in my back for pain there. I asked if he used that to treat tennis elbow. He did, and it just took that one round of maybe 3 shots in that area and within about 2 weeks I...
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    Tennis elbow ... workout suggestions

    those are great suggestions! thanks:) see - i just needed a fresh perspective!!
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    Tennis elbow ... workout suggestions

    I'm suffering from wicked tennis elbow - had to stop xtrain 2 weeks before I finished. Ice, heat, massage, blah blah blah. Trying all of it. Last time it was nearly impossible to get rid of. After 2 weeks of doing nothing (frustrated and depressed) I have to keep working out. So, can't lift...
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    DVDs skipping

    I had several discs from Xtrain that skipped/paused. We (still!) have a store here that rents DVDs ... and they have a machine that resurfaces DVDs. I had them do it to the 3 that caused me a problem and worked perfectly! There might have been like a $3 fee. Maybe you could find a place near you...
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    Menopausal-Slimming Down All Over what's up with the Core

    There's a sense of achievement when I finish Whole30! If you do it my advice would be look at your calendar carefully and plan it during a time you don't have a lot going on. And if you're working out be sure to follow the whole30 for athletes!
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    Menopausal-Slimming Down All Over what's up with the Core

    I'm 46 and peri myself. I typically follow a paleo type food plan but got off track for a few months. Yikes. A good lesson that as I age it's more important to not do that!! Last year I did a 6 month rotation of STS, HiiT 2x a week and metabolic one day. I also threw in a round of Whole 30 (a...
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    Need help please!

    Do you have the ICE series? That would be a good one to start with. You can start with the easiest rotation and make it harder as your fitness improves.
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    Ripped w/HiiT vs. Xtrain

    In my opinion it would depend on the workout. Anything with leg presses would be fine with just the small step Cathe at times uses. But anything else - minimal step, squats in a box, box jumps - I think I'd personally be scared to go much shorter than the original step. I'm not very...
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    Ripped w/HiiT vs. Xtrain

    I'm excited to start in January. Doing ICE right now as a break, but I think I'm the only person not in love with this series. I confess ... bored!
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    Ripped w/HiiT vs. Xtrain

    Thanks for the input. After watching clips RWH seemed to really have a lot of plyo moves, which is okay, but I mean A LOT!! I decided to go with Xtrain. It just arrived yesterday. Finishing up an ICE rotation then getting started on the 90 day Xtrain.
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    What to do...Advice needed

    I've done STS quite a few times, and from the years of reading about the program on these forums I'd say this... - as far as the weight you use - if you are wanting to get stronger and you've mastered one weight it's probably best to go a little heavier even if you can't do all the reps. Just...