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  • Posted On: 01-31-20, 6:50 am (EST) #1

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    January 31, 2020, 6:50 am

    I just completed my second week, and I feel really good.

    I have never been a regular at the gym, I have worked out a little from time to time, but never followed a program or had any long time commitments.


    My work is both day and evening shifts, and since I also work some weekends with 2X12 hour shifts I even have some weekdays off from work. I have a gym membership at the local public swimming pool, so in addition to normal weights, treadmills and other normal gym equipment I also have access to a 25m swimming pool, sauna and steam room. The sauna is what I normally use as a "reward" after a gym session.

    The "month 1" program works really well with my weekly schedule. Most Mondays I have about an hour by myself in the morning from the kids and my fiancee leave for kindergarten/school/work and until need to go to work myself and that is just about enough time for 3 sets of warmup and three sets of the upper body workout routine, a little cool down and a shower. Most Wednesdays I work the late shift and have more than enough time for leg day. At the moment I'm doing strength workouts at home and do the cardio days at the gym. I would go outside running for cardio, but it's winter here and really terrible weather conditions.

  • Posted On: 02-02-20, 4:07 pm (EST) #2

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    February 2, 2020, 4:07 pm
    Posted by: Kjetting

    I just completed my second week, and I feel really good.

    I have never been a regular at the gym, I have worked out a little from time to time, but never followed a program or had any long time commitments.


    My work is both day and evening shifts, and since I also work some weekends with 2X12 hour shifts I even have some weekdays off from work. I have a gym membership at the local public swimming pool, so in addition to normal weights, treadmills and other normal gym equipment I also have access to a 25m swimming pool, sauna and steam room. The sauna is what I normally use as a "reward" after a gym session.

    The "month 1" program works really well with my weekly schedule. Most Mondays I have about an hour by myself in the morning from the kids and my fiancee leave for kindergarten/school/work and until need to go to work myself and that is just about enough time for 3 sets of warmup and three sets of the upper body workout routine, a little cool down and a shower. Most Wednesdays I work the late shift and have more than enough time for leg day. At the moment I'm doing strength workouts at home and do the cardio days at the gym. I would go outside running for cardio, but it's winter here and really terrible weather conditions.

    @kjetting Glad the home program is working for you and your schedule my friend! Doing a little bit is better than nothing and it shows that you're committed if you're finding time for the gym during such a busy work schedule!


    I know the feeling of it being too cold for running outside, that was one thing that bugged me about being in Boston, but being in Florida I can run outside pretty much year round!


    The sauna after a workout would be so good too!

  • Posted On: 02-04-20, 2:29 am (EST) #3

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    February 4, 2020, 2:29 am

    Actually, the cold itself isn't what's bothering me about the conditions. I've done several sub-zero runs in the past, it can be really refreshing once you motivate yourself to step outside. The general rule is to dress for five degrees hotter than what the thermometer shows (everytime I refer to a temperature it's is in celcius, by the way, so, like 9 degrees on the fahrenheit scale or something?) as in, what you would be wearing if you were being stationary or walking and the weather was 5 degrees warmer. On really cold days this means going for a run wearing layers of long wool underwear, winter beanie, gloves etc.

    The problem with going out right now is mostly that it's a terrible winter around here, with little snow and a lot of rainy days, and patches of ice everywhere. Also, I don't have good outdoor running shoes right now, only the ones I use for indoor training.

    I love running, though. One of the great things about living in Norway is that we have lots of great outdoors trails through woods and over hills, so one can run in varying terrain all the time, and knowing myself that's probably something I'll spend a good part of the spring/summer doing this year as well.

  • Posted On: 02-05-20, 5:21 pm (EST) #4

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    February 5, 2020, 5:21 pm
    Posted by: Kjetting

    Actually, the cold itself isn't what's bothering me about the conditions. I've done several sub-zero runs in the past, it can be really refreshing once you motivate yourself to step outside. The general rule is to dress for five degrees hotter than what the thermometer shows (everytime I refer to a temperature it's is in celcius, by the way, so, like 9 degrees on the fahrenheit scale or something?) as in, what you would be wearing if you were being stationary or walking and the weather was 5 degrees warmer. On really cold days this means going for a run wearing layers of long wool underwear, winter beanie, gloves etc.

    The problem with going out right now is mostly that it's a terrible winter around here, with little snow and a lot of rainy days, and patches of ice everywhere. Also, I don't have good outdoor running shoes right now, only the ones I use for indoor training.

    I love running, though. One of the great things about living in Norway is that we have lots of great outdoors trails through woods and over hills, so one can run in varying terrain all the time, and knowing myself that's probably something I'll spend a good part of the spring/summer doing this year as well.

    @kjetting I see what you mean about dressing for warmer conditions, don't want to be freezing when you're out in the elements!


    Yeah man it can be pretty dangerous running around with all those patches of ice on the ground, not good! That's so cool you have a lot of running trails, most of my runs are usually just around the streets of my neighborhood haha, but I love doing some more difficult terrain if I ever get the chance!

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