Staying fit in in the winter.

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Staying fit in in the winter.

Postby CombustibleLemons » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:59 am UTC

So I played soccer this fall and it got me into better shape as well as a better player. Now the season is over and I need a way to stay in shape during the winter. My family has a treadmill but I don't enjoy straight out running. And i will not wrestle and i am terrible at basketball. I've been thinking of when it snows that I could work on some sort of igloo because won't the moving in the snow ad in heavier close burn calorie? Any Suggestions?
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Re: Staying fit in in the winter.

Postby Rizzo » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:43 pm UTC

You want to build an igloo to keep in shape? I don't think that'll work...

If you want to stay in good shape, you may want to run outside 2-4 times a week. (I know you said you don't like it, but it can help out a bunch.) Of course, it'll be cold. You could also try to find an indoor sport such as racquetball. Lifting weights and doing pushups, situps, and the like can also help.

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Re: Staying fit in in the winter.

Postby CombustibleLemons » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:40 pm UTC

Rizzo wrote:You want to build an igloo to keep in shape? I don't think that'll work....

It was a idea.
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Re: Staying fit in in the winter.

Postby Mauersegler » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:37 am UTC

Usually I get even fitter in the winter, since I exercise more often1. I do simple kettlebell drills like the swing, the get-up and the military press. Twice a week 12' swing, twice a week 5 - 10' get-up and if I don't feel like doing the get-up on these days I'll do the military press. Then there's also the pull up bar, which gets used during the day (doing 4 or 5 reps every couple of hours or whenever I feel like it). Anyways, with the bells you don't have to train outside and you don't have to go to a gym. Be warned though: The swing is a litte lot more intense than mere running.

[1] Since it's too cold to play basketball outside
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Re: Staying fit in in the winter.

Postby Mokele » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:07 pm UTC

There's always weight training.
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Re: Staying fit in in the winter.

Postby Avelion » Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:15 pm UTC

If you have a rock climbing gym nearby that's a fun way to keep in shape.
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Re: Staying fit in in the winter.

Postby spudtheimpaler » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:00 pm UTC

Avelion wrote:If you have a rock climbing gym nearby that's a fun way to keep in shape.

+1... in fact, plus several.
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