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April 2008



The Lifetime Fitness Ladder

After a failed attempt to go to Curves tonight (who knew they closed at 7:30!! so early!!), I decided it’s time to take my health and fitness in my own hands. I’ve had this Lifetime Fitness Ladder bookmarked for months but just now got around to reading about it. I like the idea. It’s a ladder of daily exercises that you slowly increase at your leisure. It’s not time consuming and you can do it all at home with no extra equipment!

One of the tips of the Lifetime Fitness Ladder is to schedule a regular routine. I’ve always had a hard time motivating myself to go exercise since the only time I can go to the gym or run was after work. After a long day of work, exercising is the last thing I want to do! With this routine, I can do it when I wake up, right before I shower since it doesn’t take up much time.

Since I’m incredibly out of shape, I’ll be starting with the Introductory Ladder. An example of the ladder is like this:

Rung – 1
Bend – 2
Sit up – 3
Leg lift – 4
Push up – 2
Steps – 105
Count – 1, 30

There are 15 rungs in the Introductory Ladder that increase in quantity with each rung. The website explains in detail each of the very simple exercises: bend, sit up, leg lift, push up, steps. Since this is the Introductory Ladder, the exercises are more easier than the traditional versions. After you are comfortable, you can move onto the real ladder.

The guy who created this ladder said he was able to get to rung 28 in 90 days while losing 20 lbs. I’m not interested in losing that much weight, but I hope that this will get me more fit and increase my stamina. I want to one day tackle half dome and other strenuous hikes. I hope I will be able to stick with this!!!

To read all of the details go here: Lifetime Fitness Ladder


Comment from MiMi
Posted: April 16, 2008 at 5:16 pm

That would really work out for me, and what is a rung?

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: April 16, 2008 at 5:25 pm

A rung is a step in a ladder…so each time you go up the rung it’s like you are climbing the ladder!

Comment from Hakushaku
Posted: April 16, 2008 at 8:16 pm

Im confused here….is this saying that your work out regimen consists of 3 situps and 2 push-ups? 3 situps?? Thats like the caloric equivalent of using a pecil eraser vigorously for about 4 seconds. If you’re trying to tone up, you’re gonna have to climb this ladder to the friggen moon.

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: April 16, 2008 at 9:39 pm

LOL. i did it this morning. and yes…it means 3 situps and 2 pushups. I did it this morning….for the introductory ladder they aren’t even real situps or pushups. they’re like halfsies. hahaha.

Comment from sweet posie
Posted: April 18, 2008 at 3:25 pm

haha well let me know if it works for you or not – I think I need to try it and get more aggressive about about getting fit for the wedding!

Comment from Yangbot
Posted: April 19, 2008 at 4:11 pm

I wanna do half dome!!!!