Re: Airdynes

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Maybe the machines are calibrated differently but, just maybe, the air has changed for the denser.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 12:28 PM
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I know there are people who love the feeling of physically pushing it to 100% of capacity, but for me it just feels like absolute crap.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 12:48 PM
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I started running again. My pulse is topping out at 175 or so. I think I'm too old to get it higher or too afraid of death to try.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 12:50 PM
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I love the feeling. I'm a beast.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 12:50 PM
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I've never figured out how you know you're at 100%.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 12:51 PM
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Ask a business consultant about giving 110% and then ease off that by 9.1%.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 12:53 PM
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5: If you're still alive to tell about it, you must not have given it your all.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 12:53 PM
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7: I probably shouldn't have written that somewhere that heebie would see it. She practices to the point of passing out for fun.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 12:55 PM
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Anyway, I can figure out 100% pretty easily because I reach a point where I can't move any faster.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 12:58 PM
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In other news, I can report back on contemp class that I have bruises all the fuck over. I was expecting to punish my calves and feet, but they're OK. It's the floor work that does me in: like a really strange, awkward, intense abs workout that leaves me sore for days.

[The physical equivalent of a row with stras?]

That said, I'm squatting ridiculous numbers these days.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 12:59 PM
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What's a contemp class? You go to a gym and sneer at it?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 1:00 PM
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And it sneers back at you for not having a second 't'.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 1:01 PM
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5: 100% never puzzled me that much -- 'as hard as you can' seems clear. Rowing in college, though, the coach asking for 80% would flummox me. Um... pretty hard? I guess?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 1:02 PM
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I figure 100% is fast enough that I can't go any faster, 50% is a brisk walk, and 75% is the fastest I can go for an extended period of time (more than several minutes).


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 1:05 PM
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"as fast as you can" makes sense to me. But for things where it's not about how quickly you can move it seems confusing.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 1:06 PM
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You're always moving something.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 1:07 PM
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13: Row as hard as you can for 4 rows, and take every 5th row off.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 1:11 PM
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But for things where it's not about how quickly you can move it seems confusing.

100% EFFORT! GIVE IT YOUR ALL! YOU CAN DO IT, BIG HITTER!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 1:15 PM
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11: some kind of dance thing I guess?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 1:20 PM
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Possibly a very unusually method of installing flooring.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 1:39 PM
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Contemp class is better than contretemps class.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 1:42 PM
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OH "contemporary". Right?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 1:43 PM
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Yup. we had this problem with Moby earlier.

Meanwhile I just saw that at some time N+1 published a huge thing on Merce Cunningham, and thought: do I want advice from N+1? On dancing? NO JOHN RINGO NO. DO NOT WANT.

Then I thought: hey, at least it's not Jacobin.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 2:43 PM
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I blame LB.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 2:50 PM
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We stacked a couple cords at my mother's this weekend and my limpy foot is still fine. Her new sweetie is awesomely competent - he does the chainsaw work - and also a nice guy. Vast relief.

The dwarf lord got overoptimistic about what he could do with a healing elbow and is still in pain, but the PT got him xrays and he's basically fine.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 3:17 PM
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Everybody is limping these days. Though my own limping is not as bad as it was a year ago. Unless the running starts it back up again.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 3:22 PM
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Limping isn't quite as cool as contemp, but it's got more staying power.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 5:06 PM
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I'd just like to clarify: there's actually nothing wrong with my leg; I'm just b-boy limping.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 02- 3-16 6:55 PM
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2: This is entirely my problem with racing. I like running and pushing myself but I also like finishing the race feeling strong, not spent.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 02- 4-16 4:38 PM
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