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Fitness Inner Thigh Workouts? Nov 26 2015
18:02 (UTC)

Agree with Smashley- also machines are not effective for much.  Use the real weight room, free weights, a squat rack a barbell and plates.

Something I love for working the thighs are lunges, squats, deadlifts, bulgarian split squats.

Also a side lunge with a reach to the floor with a dumbbell will make you feel the inner thighs.

The Lounge American Refugees Nov 20 2015
18:43 (UTC)

The chances a terrorist cell that is planning anything in this country is already here and probably American born and or has been here on student visa, work visa or even legally immigrated.  

As previously stated the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks were Saudis here legally.  

I heard an interesting commentary yesterday that Republican Party does well in war time, and times of fear and this commentator predicts the "October surprise " for 2016 will be a terrorist attack on US soil and directly related to the Republicans helping create the crisis.  See Iran deal with Reagan to hold the hostages until he's sworn in, and the weapons they received in exchange...

The Lounge American Refugees Nov 20 2015
14:54 (UTC)

Personally I am more fearful of the White man with his gun hanging on his hip and his confederate flag decal on his car and a cross on his neck.  

The average American in small town America is more likely to be killed by that person than some ISIS member.  Maybe if I lived in New York or LA I'd feel different, but living in a small town it is the racist I fear- and I'm a white person myself!

I want to see more stringent vetting of people wanting a gun than some foreigner fleeing a country that we basically armed and created there in country terrorists.  

Also why aren't we more afraid of Saudi's then Syrians?  The men who masterminded 9/11 were Saudi's.  There are many people beheaded by Saudi government then were by ISIS.  

Why is Boko Haram not making the news - because #blacklivesmatter?  

The Lounge Needlework Nov 17 2015
00:36 (UTC)

I used to cross stitch and miss it.  I have many patterns in my closet not even started, sadly.  Seems as my eye sight gets worse it is hard to do.

 My grandmother did embroidery all her pillow cases she had done some sort of stitch work on.  She also had a set of dish towels that my sister inherited, framed and hangs in her dining room.  My grandmother also did lace work, she made tablecloths and runners and handkerchiefs.  I think the lace work is the most complex, she tried to teach me once.  She taught me to sew, knit, crotchet and needlepoint but lace never worked for me


The Lounge Binge watching Nov 17 2015
00:24 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestions.  I think I'll give Raising Hope a redo.  I did watch a few episodes awhile back.  I never saw Lost when it was on TV, the only hesitation is the last season I hear kind of sucked and didn't make the series end well.

i did watch a few episodes of Hand of God on Amazon, not sure I can watch more, too dark

i think I'll go back to the West Wing I didn't much care for House of Cards.  Already do Scandal.  

I might also get back into The Mary Tyler Moore show on Hulu, after all these decades it's still fun

Fitness Gym equipment for women Nov 16 2015
13:34 (UTC)

Gym equipment for women are the same as the men!  

Get a established weight lifting program and get into the free weight section.

Some proven programs Starting Strength, New Rules of Lifting ( any of them )  I had good results with the one for Women.  There is a brand new one called "Strong" that I just started and it looks even better.  Lots of good explanations on how women need to lift like a man

Fitness November 2015 Fitness Group - All are Welcome Nov 15 2015
20:40 (UTC)

One advantage to belonging to Snap, always open with my key card LoL

this morning took the dog  for a short walk, tried the couch 2 5k but just wasn't feeling it.  

I did go to the gym and started Strong.  Even the warm up / RAMP was difficult.  I think I'm going to need to practice those moves on non lifting days too, even though they are similar to the other ramps it seemed odd.

doing the workout I thought maybe I shouldn't count it, but consider it a practice run, but I will be doing 6 workouts so I'll count it. 

I think I'll be sore tomorrow, for my 56th birthday!

The Lounge Insomnia Nov 14 2015
02:56 (UTC)

Thanks everyone for the suggestions!  I so wish sex was an option, but being single and with no current prospects alas this is not happening(except as a solo act)

I do have a couple coloring books and that has been relaxing, but I've found paint by number to be more fun and have currently finished one Van Gogh and working on the 2nd.  

Work has been extra stressful since September and then doubly since Oct when a whole new coding system was implemented that changes everything I've known since 1978!  

I've been doing my best to get more exercise in, I mostly have been doing that in the mornings, but I am going to be starting a new weight lifting program this week after work so hopefully this will help in the future.  

I suppose I will implement some meditation options when needed in the next few nights as needed.  

Fitness skinnyfat Nov 13 2015
14:53 (UTC)
Original Post by wilsonanksa:

Well I guess its because I do cardio a lot and that I don't get my daily protein needs how ever thanks for the reply I did consider lifting weights!

you are actually over doing the protein.  For a bodybuilder they recommend 1 grm protein for each pound.  You don't specify how much fat you are consuming.  healthy fat is necessary as well.  Butter, nuts and avacodos are very healthy - also nuts contain protein.  


Fitness skinnyfat Nov 13 2015
14:07 (UTC)

not sure what skin fat is but if you feel you are skinny fat best advice would be start lifting weights - heavy weights.

Several excellent programs to start.

I just got a new program that was released Tuesday called "Strong" by lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove.  It is a replacement for their other one for women called New rules of Lifting for Women.  

Any of the other New Rules of Lifting programs would be good.

Stronglifts is free online

Starting Strength 

Usually "skinny fat" is undermuscled.

I am 5'6" and when I was 155lbs I was fitting into size 6's although just barely in a healthy weight I had muscles which made me look considerably smaller.  

The Lounge Woman refusing to put her book down at a Trump rally. Nov 12 2015
22:18 (UTC)

Raw Story has a report that she took out the book to protest the way Trump had some people kicked out of the event.  I can't paste the link through my stupid iPad. 

She said her and her friends were placed in that special section because they were minorities and about the only ones who came, she said when Trump started the racist she purposely took out the book about racism in today society.  

The Lounge Woman refusing to put her book down at a Trump rally. Nov 12 2015
14:47 (UTC)

The "eye" shift of the guy next to her is like " Oh girl, please behave or else we're going to die"  I could just see them being escorted out 15/3712633/trump-rally-violent/

Trump did hire actors in the past and at his big announcement rally.  

Fitness November 2015 Fitness Group - All are Welcome Nov 12 2015
14:08 (UTC)
Original Post by crazineko:

Sounds great, DB!  What program is it?


Last night:--------

Did first workout of NROL: strong! 



This one!!  Strong.  Have you looked at the last stage workouts?  Even the "beginner" workouts look a lot more intense than some of the others


Fitness November 2015 Fitness Group - All are Welcome Nov 12 2015
00:52 (UTC)

What have I gotten myself into for the next 9 months!!!  I got the new weight lifting program yesterday and have read all the workout programs and oh man, I'm excited and scared at the same time!! Just glad I have a few months before I have to worry about 7RMs and work up to 5 PRE of 10!  Some things are very New Rules like and then some is no where like it!  

My plan is to start this program on Saturday and lift Sat, Mon and Wednesday .  My local gym might work ok for the first few stages, but I think I'll need to go to the better gym in the town nearby to get full benefit in later stages.  

For now I'm still working on the C25K today was 2 -8 minute runs.  I didn't get that last 8 min done.  I'm also still very slow, but it is better than what I was doing 5 weeks ago.  

Ive been able to take my dog for short 15 min walks at lunch time besides our morning "wogs". 

I am looking forward to getting back to lifting again and this new program looks like it will keep me interested and focused!  

Fitness 10,000 steps Nov 11 2015
14:51 (UTC)

I use a Polar Loop which not only counts steps when worn, it has a blue tooth capability with my heart rate monitor strap and if I "workout" and get my heart rate faster it credits my activity goal faster than just steps.   So when I do the Couch to 5K program and just do a 30 min jog/ walk and it registers 3000 steps it calculates I've done about 1/2 of my total goal of 12000 steps.  

I too have a desk job, so I get up every 30 minutes and just walk to the front of the office and back to my desk.  I take a 15 min walk on my morning break with a coworker.  I live close enough I walk to work and home for lunch and back again.  

I have been lacking in my walking due to oversleeping so I'm only averaging about 9000 steps lately.

I need to be more active, and instead of coming home and sitting- I need to get my dog and take her for a short walk to add up some more.

Fitness November 2015 Fitness Group - All are Welcome Nov 10 2015
14:46 (UTC)
Original Post by crazineko:

^Nice hook, Kevin!!

Hi guys!  It's been a crazy month in my life and while I have been working out, I haven't been posting.  I will be better about this!

So, I know I told you guys I met up with a bunch of my NROL friends and Lou Schuler mid October in HH, SC.  Well, I got into a long chat with Lou regarding my fitness journey and his impact on my life.  It was such a fun chat.  He's a funny guy.

And, he put me in his emailed newsletter!!  EEEEKKK.  I mentioned you all to him too. He was pretty tickled that a fitness forum that he isn't even affiliated with promotes his books.  



Awesome!  I am half tempted to come home at lunch and just call in for the afternoon while I wait for my book to arrive!  

Fitness November 2015 Fitness Group - All are Welcome Nov 10 2015
01:31 (UTC)

So I haven't done a lot this last month and especially last week.  

Today I did start week 5 of  C25k. Pleasantly surprised I was able to do the 5 min jogs.  I am far from a fast jog, but the heart rate does increase so that is good for now. It has been really cold in the am when I do the workout.  My dog is going to need to wear her sweater soon.  I do see the snow on the mountain near Oldguysrule from my neighborhood, at least I don't have snow yet!

i got my email from Amazon today that my book "Strong" will arrive tomorrow the release date.  I ordered it in MAy!  Anxiously awaiting for that new weight lifting program.

Today is my granddaughter's first birthday!  She is adorable and my daughter's boyfriend is a tai kwando instructor and has sId how sting that little girl is!  I have a video of her doing some rows with a diaper bag with perfect form!  She wasn't even walking  yet but could row close to her bodyweight!

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Nov 07 2015
01:25 (UTC)
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So the "varsity" team debate and Junior need to be updated for the next debate


  • Businessman Donald Trump
  • Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson
  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich
  • Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina
  • Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul



The candidates who are qualified to debate at the earlier time are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and former New York Gov. George Pataki did not qualify for either debate.

I will be interested to see what happens to Ben Carson on Tuesday after today's implosion.


The Lounge Come back, Erich von Daniken, all is forgiven. Nov 06 2015
22:10 (UTC)
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Algorithm named after Al Gore because he invented the Internet!

following the Twitter bencarsonwikipedia is a hoot

The Lounge annoying toys Nov 06 2015
18:42 (UTC)

So disappointed 

i did have to throw away an adult toy once because it was annoyingly noisy