Winter Fitness Option

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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by jww » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:45 pm

Squire wrote:Not quite there Wendell, if it's Method it's got to be complicated.
But that's the beauty of it! :wink:
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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by JayTrek » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:31 pm

jww wrote:
Squire wrote:Not quite there Wendell, if it's Method it's got to be complicated.
But that's the beauty of it! :wink:
Man you guys are making me remember that crazy You Tube video of the dude demonstrating method shaving. I never want to see THAT again.
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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by jww » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:37 am

Been out a couple of times this week --- nice warm sunshine yesterday which started to hide behind the incoming clouds just as I was finishing my little ramble around the greenbelt area near our home.

I must admit that I really like the convenience of snowshoes -- all you need is some space and snow -- and off you go. I'd love to get into xcountry skiing some day, but for now, this really fits the bill for me quite perfectly.
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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by Bobwhite » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:31 pm

The gravel and grass makes it hard to snow shoe in Oklahoma, But I have been looking into rebounders. I have never given them any consideration in the past, but now I think they have allot of merit. Especially as a low impact exercise along with good for moving lymph. Does anybody here have experience with them, and are expensive ones worth it?

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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by jww » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:38 am

I presume you mean the equipment otherwise known as mini-trampolines. We had one which my wife used for a while but then sold it .... she felt she couldn't get the level of workout she desired. Notwithstanding, it was a solid piece of equipment, and our children used it when they were younger teens.

Me -- I simply prefer to be outside and moving if at all possible.
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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by Squire » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:45 am

Good habit to develop Wendell, moving targets are harder to hit.
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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by JRTASTER » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:39 am

Squire wrote:Good habit to develop Wendell, moving targets are harder to hit.
Except in Chicago, where they appreciate the challenge!
Enjoying wet shaving, again.
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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by jww » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:15 pm

Had a nice ramble again today - this time down along the bike path I use to access the parkway when I am cycling. The -8C temp was lowered to -15C with the wind chill, which actually gusted up good and strong in a few places, leaving the face with a marvelous tingle afterwards --- think of the post-shave feel of Prorarso green.

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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by brothers » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:46 pm

Marvelous tingle? You're part polar bear Wendell!
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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by Squire » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:28 pm

Fair amount of determination in him as well.
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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by jww » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:17 am

I go batty in the winter if I don't get out. I suppose that's what drives my determination.

I crossed paths, albeit in the distance, with another snowshoer yesterday as well. I was going to take a quick pic and tweet, but it was so bright, and I don't wear my glasses when active - only my Oakley M Swipe blades. It's going to be chilly today but I am still hoping to get out over my lunch break.
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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by jww » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:59 am

Went further east than I usually go -- and enjoyed a very good 30 minute ramble. Snowshoeing is really quite a workout aerobically. It certainly gets my body engine moving and I find myself quite comfortable even in the colder temps of today and yesterday.
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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by wvbias » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:06 pm

Are snowshoes something that you have
to " learn " to walk in ??

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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by Rufus » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:18 pm

wvbias wrote:Are snowshoes something that you have
to " learn " to walk in ??
Not really; it's pretty simple to walk with them. I imagine that the high tech ones on the market today are very, very simple to use, especially when compared with the +40 year old wood and gut ones I use, but they don't pose any issues.
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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by Squire » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:51 pm

I should think walking in snow using any sort of apparatus is a learned skill.
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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by jww » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:10 pm

Modern snowshoes such as I own do not have near the width of the old wooden ones many of us used as children. There was little, if any learning curve for me. My natural gait is already with a slightly more open, wider stance. The big issue is learning and understanding how the different types of snow will react with the shoes. Unless it's really hard, you will sink some. Floatation does come into play, but you won't be walking on air. It's a heck of a workout aerobically. Using poles helps for when the snow is deeper and when going off trail which I always do. Even if there is a walked out trail, I will trek alongside to get the better workout.

Of course the key is that you need to live somewhere that has enough snow base through the winter.

It's a gas I tell ya.
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Re: Winter Fitness Option

Post by wvbias » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:29 pm

I was just curious about them. I've always
thought they were cool ad thought they
would be fun.

The problem ( if you can call it a problem ) is
in my neck of the wood we never have a snow
base. It will snow and in a couple three days
it melts.

Thanks for the replies.

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