ITS TOO COLD! WANNA GO FOR RUNS ALREADY! :(

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    Jun 14, 2011 2:24 AM GMT
    Okay, so as probably all of you know. I'm trying to lose weight. First I focused on food. Now cardio, problem is. In Australia. It's so cold everythings covered in ice. Where I live we don't have any accessible gyms for guys. We only have one gym which is for women (I'm gay, i'm practically half female. But like whatever!) Anyways... I have bad blood circulation. So in the cold weather I like clot up and turn blue, I mean blue blue, pureply blue. If my hand was paint you could paint a rainbow. So cold weather isn't good for me... So how can I do cardio with the running? I hate where I live!
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    Jun 14, 2011 2:36 AM GMT


    Also, take a look at his other videos:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/moricestreet909
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    Jun 14, 2011 4:32 AM GMT
    Do they not make cold-weather running gear in Australia?

    Winter running is all about the

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    Jun 14, 2011 4:45 AM GMT
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  • Aus92

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    Jun 14, 2011 4:54 AM GMT
    waimea said

    Also, take a look at his other videos:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/moricestreet909


    Woah dude... that guys voice... painful haha

    And while I was watching that I was eating pringles...
    I dont think Im doing this right lol
  • titus8229

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    Jun 14, 2011 5:08 AM GMT
    Invest in a treadmill.
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    Jun 14, 2011 9:47 AM GMT
    Get Kettlebells.

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    Best use of your time for cardio without actually having to do cardio.

    http://www.dragondoor.com/

    And while Dragon Door is a tad expensive, they have a global distro network, including Oz:

    http://www.dragondoor.com/our_difference/distributors/?F_Country=AU

    Get yourself a copy of Pavel Tsatsouline's Enter the Kettlebell (probably cheaper through Amazon.com than Dragon Door), or find a local RKC to get you started on the basics, and then watch the kilos tumble off.

    No shit, I swear by them: I'm down from 112kg to my current 81kg in the space of a year, and quite a bit stronger.

    To start out with, you may want to go in for a 8kg or 10kg KB, with your goal being to handle the 16kg (1-pood) standard KB.

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    Jun 14, 2011 9:55 AM GMT
    Don't forget a really important part of losing pounds is weight training. Most people focus almost solely on cardio.

    Do you have a flight of stairs in your house or a multilevel building nearby? Use them... Over and over and over. icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 14, 2011 10:42 AM GMT
    Jog in place, jumping jacks, jump rope, etc...lots of stuff can be done inside for cardio.
    My personal favorite cardio is walking. I haven't ran [much] since August of last year due to my herniated disks.

    Also, judging from your recent threads, you might benefit from researching Seasonal Affective Disorder. I've got a severe case of it, which is the primary reason I won't move out of the tropics.
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    Jun 14, 2011 5:38 PM GMT
    So much for the stereotype about Australians being rugged.

    In some parts of the world, people run in the snow. Not frost, but actual snow.

    If you don't want to go outdoors and don't/can't get a treadmill or stationary bike, then go find yourself some aerobics dvds. You could probably even find clips on youtube. Go crazy.
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    Jun 14, 2011 6:08 PM GMT
    To the OP, I know what you're talking about man. Running outside is the best way to run. Although I do remember 3 weeks back we had the coldest day and I decided to go for a run and came back with purple hands. I share your pain.
    It's been raining so much I was forced to treadmill which is misery for me since I cannot fixate my eyes on anything else but the timer.
    I used to cover it with a towel but since I sweat A LOT my towel would always end up on the floor because I'd reposition it so frequently.

    But like Ermine said, even youtube some pilates, aerobics videos man, there's heaps of other kinds of cardio burning exercising other than running.