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    About combining Programs...

    I've started on 30 Days of Gravity, but I feel like its too little movement. (Surprise surprise, I have a sedentary job, luckily I work from home too, but sit for 3 hours at a time - with no time for breaks).

    So I've added Full Circuit just before 30DOG... and I almost died... I couldn't do more than 3 sets, otherwise I might have gotten sick.

    Are these two a good combination or should I try something else? Goals >>> May sound odd, but I want to be lean, yet strong, but not have big muscles. However, I also want to train for more stamina and endurance.

    About general movement - I feel like once I'm down, I'm down. Unless I have to get up to use the bathroom. So I'm drinking tons if water to MAKE myself get up from my desk.

    BONUS Dietary question - I'm following Preset Six - sort of. I don't follow the dinner recipes, but the rest of the program (oats for lunch, fasting) I do follow. Can I exercise still with this mealplan? Or should I eat more?

    5'1, 26yrs old, 120lb. More Bodyfat than muscle sadly...

    #2
    You could try Cardio Go! in addition to 30 Days of Gravity. It just takes longer, but it's written on the outside that Cardio Go is something you can do in addition to another program. Or maybe look into Epic Five? Depending on your fitness level, combining two big programs maybe isn't that good an idea. You could also try to add a few challenges that provide what you need. For example:
    At Home Marathon
    Everest
    Cardio HIIT
    Kicks & Punches
    10,000 Jumping Jacks
    20K High Knees
    Makeover
    Just to name a few.
    You could also look into a few chair workouts in the database, for when you need a bit of movement sitting at your desk.
    I can't help you much regarding your dietary question, but I at least can tell you that, as a woman, you don't really need to worry much about getting huge muscles. You have to be genetically blessed (or cursed) to accidentally develop too much. Or you need a lot (a lot!) of work. Or roids. So, no worries there.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Nihopaloa View Post
      You could try Cardio Go! in addition to 30 Days of Gravity. It just takes longer, but it's written on the outside that Cardio Go is something you can do in addition to another program. Or maybe look into Epic Five? Depending on your fitness level, combining two big programs maybe isn't that good an idea. You could also try to add a few challenges that provide what you need. For example:
      At Home Marathon
      Everest
      Cardio HIIT
      Kicks & Punches
      10,000 Jumping Jacks
      20K High Knees
      Makeover
      Just to name a few.
      You could also look into a few chair workouts in the database, for when you need a bit of movement sitting at your desk.
      I can't help you much regarding your dietary question, but I at least can tell you that, as a woman, you don't really need to worry much about getting huge muscles. You have to be genetically blessed (or cursed) to accidentally develop too much. Or you need a lot (a lot!) of work. Or roids. So, no worries there.
      You know what I'd REALLY like to do?

      Where we are moving, there is a yearly hike called Camino. Its 260km, over 10 days. They say to participate, you have to be able to walk for 8 hours straight with breaks inbetween.

      I'd love to do that... but I have no idea how I'm going to train for something like that at home, since I can't actually walk that far here.

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        #4
        There was a thread here some time ago about alternatives to running when it's raining outside. Someone, I think it was Kaleo (I'm sorry when I tagged the wrong person), wrote about running in place in front of a TV while watching Youtube videos of running routes. Maybe that would be a start? Or look into Cardio Go. You have to start somewhere and work your way up from there. That hike seems like something really worth working towards.

        Edit: Found the thread!

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          #5
          Nihopaloa Yeah, that was me! I can recommend cool videos, it‘s definitively good as a cardio workout. But I am not sure if it helps much as a preparation for really long walks/hikes. 8 hours every day sounds REALLY hard.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Kaleo View Post
            Nihopaloa Yeah, that was me! I can recommend cool videos, it‘s definitively good as a cardio workout. But I am not sure if it helps much as a preparation for really long walks/hikes. 8 hours every day sounds REALLY hard.
            Ah but the route is sooo beautiful. The fauna is amazing. I would love to do it.

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              #7
              Nevetharine I am doing 30 days of gravity and total abs together

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                #8
                Where we are moving, there is a yearly hike called Camino. Its 260km, over 10 days. They say to participate, you have to be able to walk for 8 hours straight with breaks inbetween.
                IMHO the problem with tours like that is not only stamnia, but also the state of your feet. You have to train walking long distances, if you want to walk long distances. There is no way around that or your feet will blister like hell after the first couple of days. Also experiment with different hiking-socks and shoes in advance.
                All the best on your tour. (Camino de Santiago? Thats definitly one, you want to make well-prepared :-)
                I am doing Athena's Playbook and Total Abs together and it works well for me. Can be hard days, if Athenas PB and the Daily Dare are abs-related too.
                Andi.

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                  #9
                  Andi64 Good point! Good socks are so important!

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                    #10
                    And another question - about running. I'd love to run a half marathon... but I have nowhere to run.

                    Is there a way to train for that indoors that doesn't require a treadmill, or no?

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                      #11
                      I am not much of a runner, but from my friends, that did half-marathons, I know there is no way around running, running, running...
                      Its about toughening up your psyche,your feet and the rest of your body.
                      Even a threadmill does not prepare you for wind, changing surfaces, rain and all the other fun, the elements have in store for you on the next 20km.
                      You must have somewhere to run, even prisons have yards...

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                        #12
                        I guess I could run all around the house for the equivalent of 20km.

                        But hopefully when we've moved, there will be space for that.

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