Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Strength Training

I finally got around to using my Alaska Club free month that I received from the WIN for Alaska program last year. Today, I went to their new facility on Chena Pump Road to start my free month. I was told that I really needed to start some sort of strength training to go along with my walking and jogging if I wanted to continue loosing weight. This is not only from the WIN consultant but also from my regular physician. I need to build muscle mass to speed up my metabolism. I don't want more exercise gear around the house so the Alaska Club seems like a good option. Today, I ran on the treadmill for half an hour to warm up then went through the ten Nautilus machines doing ten reps of each exercise. I was told that the goal was to do barely ten or raise the weight the next time you go through the sequence. Since this was my first time, I was guessing at a starting weight and I hit it right on the correct weight on a couple of machines. I can really feel it now especially in my arms. Kind of like the overall feeling as when I first started on the treadmill and it is a good feeling. I'm Trying to figure out whether it's worth it to sign up long term.

I finally moved the bike into the back of the garage this evening. Kind of sad but I am looking forward to working on the bike. After parking the bike and getting it up on the center stand, I noticed that the side stand was just about getting ready to fall off. One more thing to add to the list. Now I really do need to pull off the header pipes (to get to the mounting bolt for the side stand).

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irondad said...

I've found that strengthening my core muscles helps with riding, too. Once you get going on a regular basis, the whole thing becomes kind of addictive.

I kind of like the end the best, though. Sitting in the hot tub and drinking coffee!

Unknown said...


I'm getting exhausted just reading about the treadmill and talk about jogging and walking.

I think I'll just skip to the end too and head right for the HOT TUB.

bobskoot: wet coast scootin

RichardM said...

Unfortunately, this facility doesn't have a hot tub. I have noticed that I do get in some exercise while riding especially longer distances. I think I can use all the help I can get and maybe if I'm paying for access to a facility, I may be more motivated to use it.

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