questionswhat is your favorite form of exercise?

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@wootmeharder: Why did it take THAT long for someone else to say that? I run and all the crap, but- favourite? There can be only ONE right answer.

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riding
ride in the long road in the countryside,sighting

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@mstislavski: True. I find swimming hands-up doesn't let me go as fast.

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Selections from (since I finished the standard program) P90x, and alternating running on the off days.

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My fingers get a pretty good workout with playing COD all the time on the xbox lol

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I'm all about the indoor rock climbing. It is great exercise while meeting new people and strengthening relationships. (when you fall you really want to be able to TRUST the person at the other end of the rope)

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Well, @dmaz, this question inspired me to motivate myself into getting on my indoor bike for a 22 minute (8 mile) hill program ride followed by some arm work with 10 lb weights. (I had to back the resistence level off from 7 to 6 (out of 12) for the end of the longest hill, but otherwise completed the ride as programmed.)

The endorphin rush was excellent and I just put up one of my woot calendars to start tracking what I've done.

The real question is whether or not I do the same tomorrow.

Thanks for posting this question.

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Lately I prefer Workout of the Dragonborn...

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Swimming hands-down beats all

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I can't believe adults are answering. I expected to see all answers about... "you know".

My all time favorite exercise is swimming. Virtually no impact, and the ONLY exercise I've ever done where I didn't keep looking at the clock to see how many more minutes of mindless tedium I had left. But unless you have your own pool, you have to deal with the dolts who blow their nose in the pool, not to mention other fluids.

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Most of the exercise I "do" has been related to triathlons, although it has been a long time since I competed in one. I competed in 9 of them when I was in my teens and twenties and really enjoyed it. Since then I have fallen off the health bandwagon and my girth has increased. My New Year's resolution for this year is to run a half-marathon. I registered for one in May, hoping that having put out the money will encourage me to follow through. So far I am in my second week of training and have worked up to "running" 4-miles (with a lot of wheezing). I hope that the process of training will help me work off some of the pounds I have accumulated over the years and get me back in the habit of exercising more frequently.

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12oz curls are my exercise of choice.

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I like long walks on the beach with my mistress.

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@dmaz

My life has definitely been enriched by my rescue buddies; I have never regretted having them (although they have tested my patience many times). The right dog is a great addition to any family (in my humble opinion).

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hiking in the summer/fall and snowshoeing in the winter/spring. I don't mind seeing people when hiking but when I see more than a handful of people when I go snowshoeing, I want to know why it is so crowded.

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@thumperchick

If you really want to send a "Please let me workout in peace" message you can try 2 of my favorite options. 1, I wear the yellow sound ear plugs while working out (thats kind of my stay away message) or 2, I wear ear buds but let the plug hang loose showing it is not connected to anything (firm, but not as strong). I am not rude, but my workout time is also a mindfulness therapeutic time for me.

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@benyust2: Remember that muscle weighs three times as much as fat, so if you are bulking up you are losing inches instead of pounds. Don't let the scale be a tyrant, it's only one measure of success.

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Road cycling is where it's at. I took it up a couple of years ago - love seeing everything at a slower pace (slower than a car) on a nice day. This past weekend I got almost 80 miles in because temps were in the 50s.

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Playing volleyball is lots of fun, and gets the heart and lungs going pretty well, even more so in beach volleyball -- where the "scenery" can sometimes get the heart rate up there too....

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I enjoy bike riding, but I do not do enough of it.

I need to get back on my bike (either indoor or outdoor) and ride. With the current warm weather, none of my excuses is really acceptable (yet they seem to keep me from riding).

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Power 90. Its like p90x for people who aren't in good enough shape to do p90x. I am certain that I could step up to the p90x but I have these memorized so I can watch TV while I exercise instead of watching the videos. Maybe once tax season is over and I'm not working as much, I'll graduate to the p90x. Although, I think it is more likely that I just add some more exercises to what I am already doing and just do my own routines. In the 3-4 months I have been doing it, I have definitely bulked up but have only lost a little bit of weight.

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Sports, any sports. As far as lots of meaningful exercise goes ultimate frisbee is great. Lots of running, jumping, and agility when you play for a couple hours straight.

I hope to take up road biking and get to the point where I can do the annual Seattle-to-Portland ride in one day. Then maybe I can keep up, for awhile, with my pro bike racing little brother.

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Trail running. I have completely slacked off since it got cold out because I hate exercising outside in the cold and it gets COLD where I live. We joined our local gym right before the new year to try to stay in shape over the winter. So far we are making very good use of it. I don't particularly like working out in a crowd, so I make a point to get there in the off-peak times. It is better than no exercise, but I'm really looking forward to spring when I can hit the trails again.

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I bike 9 miles a day (to and from work).

When I can't do that, I swim or use the stationary bikes & machines at the Y.

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I miss getting a good daily swim in followed by weightlifting. My two prefered methods for getting cardio in are a good bike ride (outdoors) or an elliptical machine.

I miss weightlifting, but due to an injury I've really curtailed it for a while now.

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I love weight lifting, circuit style. It's intense and at a great pace. I always leave worked, but energized and relaxed at the same. Now that my hubs got me a Sansa for Christmas, I can put the earbuds in and hopefully that will stop people from trying to converse with me in the middle of a lift.

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Walking with my dog. I set my pace to be fast enough that he has to trot to keep up. His legs are as long as mine (he's a Great Dane), so it turns out from participating in timed 5k's that we walk 4mph or a bit faster. I am being lazy right now as I hate even the moderate cold weather we have here in the southwest, but in the next couple of weeks I need to get back to it. We had been walking 20 miles a week, 2 miles on Mon-Th work days and 4 miles on Fri-Sun weekends.

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@aksman44: That's great! :D In the future, when I settle down, I hope to get a rescue greyhound to go for light jogs with. Definitely great companionship!

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Running. I wish I did it more. I have all the usual excuses now...the parks are sketchy and I live where every direction is up a hill. Sigh.

Hopefully I will get back into hiking this summer.

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I have been weight training 4 to 5 days a week for 25 years now. I certainly do not have an "Arnold" body but have structured my routine to get that athletic look. Over the years, my ego has matured enough and enabled me to stop lifting extremely heavy loads that make my eyes pop out. I really do enjoy lifting weights for all the health benefits...I am not a conversationalist at the gym.

That being said, I get my cardio workout now from walking and hiking with my 2 shelter rescue shepherd mix dogs. We change our routes frequently and enjoy the benefits of both the exercise and the companionship.

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Hiking and mountain bike riding are my favorite. I've tried DVD's, but just sat on the couch with a bowl of ice cream while watching. As for the gym... I don't like people that much.

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I try to get out and swim at lunch a few times a week. With the holidays it was tough, but getting back in the swing of things