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« on: July 19, 2009, 08:52:10 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 09:57:59 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 08:42:35 AM »

we go to a stamina night, where they do 1/2 hour latin 3/4 NV 3/4 modern

they do two songs of each style full tracks, then after that they then put on five in a row...

Otherwise my next best thing is a social and dance every dance.

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 08:45:14 AM »

Our socials usually turn out to be stamina training, because the guy who runs it does 5-6 dances in a row on the floor, with maybe a 30 second break in between each lot of 6. It gets really wearing, and we often have to sit out one we don't want to, because we need drinks or just rest.

But it's certainly stamina training...
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 09:17:06 AM »

Our socials usually turn out to be stamina training, because the guy who runs it does 5-6 dances in a row on the floor, with maybe a 30 second break in between each lot of 6. It gets really wearing, and we often have to sit out one we don't want to, because we need drinks or just rest.

But it's certainly stamina training...

and he plays some of the swing waltzes way too fast, not possible to make it look good that long....unless you are very fit.
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2009, 09:26:59 AM »

Yup...we just try and do the steps.

I remember the time he tried to teach us foxtrot to waltz timing. He had it in his head that he was counting '1, 2, 3, 4' as in slow, quick, quick. But he was counting 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3.

I reckon that was the most entertaining lesson we had. We just couldn't stop laughing it was so funny. We then managed to actually put it to foxtrot timing...
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2009, 09:28:32 AM »

I just started running. (at the moment my legs are screaming) However ... I have a goal in mind and I will do a wee bit more each day to help with stamina, weight reduction, building my ling capacity. etc ....

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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2009, 11:06:03 AM »

When I get back from my vacation, I plan on taking up swimming laps. I'm seriously thinking about taking some swim lessons because I know I'm doing things incorrectly in the pool.
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2009, 11:27:05 AM »

I would love to swim. love the water. I was afraid though if I do it to much or as a form of exercise that my back would be much larger.

is there truth in that?
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2009, 12:29:27 PM »

I don't know about back size and swimming. I can imagine that upper body strength would increase, which for me is a good thing. Anyone else have experience in this?
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2009, 06:53:45 PM »

My partner swims across a bloody lake for her stamina training, seriously I get tired just walk to the other side, and she swims across.
I run around the car park at the studio. Yes it does look just as silly as it sounds.  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2009, 01:09:09 AM »

My partner and I did stamina training once a week. We would dance 2 finals or 10 dances in a row. Then we would have a 20 minute break and then do it again. We would do a total of 6 finals every Sunday unless we were competing (then we would only do one final Wink )

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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2009, 07:54:48 AM »

I would love to swim. love the water. I was afraid though if I do it to much or as a form of exercise that my back would be much larger.

is there truth in that?

I think it could be possible, just depends on body shape. Some people are build much broader.
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2009, 02:15:03 AM »

I think that cross training is good, we build stamina for the usual things we do, but if you change equipment, technique or sport you find that you can't cope...ie I could dance for three hours but dont think I could ride a bike for three hours Roll Eyes
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2009, 08:20:59 PM »

I 'run rounds" on the treadmill-----at the speed of the song.
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