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  # 1693847 22-Dec-2016 13:58
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Calves/achilles/ankles on both legs. My dorsiflexion test on my right is 4cm and 8cm on my left, apparently I should be a 10cm minimum and average is 13cm.


I agree you do not need to have a big budget if you do not want to, but gadgets ;)

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  # 1693887 22-Dec-2016 15:25
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Just wanted to point out you don't need $800 of stuff to get fit.



"Need", no.  But this is GeekZone.  :-)


Half the fun is in the tracking, gadgets and stats.


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  # 1712743 30-Jan-2017 13:21
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Been using a Garmin Vivofit (the first edition) for a couple of years which has served me well (although had to be replaced with a refurbished one just before the warranty ended) but just upgraded to a Fitbit Charge 2 this morning. Noticed JB Hifi had it on special for $206 which is the cheapest I've seen it anywhere, and it adds heart rate and a stopwatch which are the main things I've found lacking in the Vivofit. Built in GPS would have been nice, although not essential since I'm not really a runner and mainly play sport (football/tennis) or go to the gym. 


Weirdly JB would only do that price on the black one and none of the other colours, I guess because it's less popular and they have loads of them in stock and the guy said it was way below their cost (whether that's true who knows?). Was also "on special" for $249 at Noel Leeming and $248 at Harvey Norman so thought it seemed like a good deal. And since you can change the band the colour hardly matters so can always get another colour off Trademe later if I want. Anyone else using this?



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  # 1713711 1-Feb-2017 09:36
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Just purchased some gymnastic rings and started doing the Reddit Bodyweight Recommended Routine at Great fun!


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  # 1714243 1-Feb-2017 23:09
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Just wanted to point out you don't need $800 of stuff to get fit.


I have kept my gadgetry to zero.


I run regularly, minimum of twice a week all year round and then 4 times a week when training for a specific event. (Marathons and half marathons)


I have been doing this coming up to 3 years.




1) 15 year old G-Shock watch to time the run.


2) Nothing


3) Google maps occasionally for mapping out routes to get a rough idea of distances.




rscole86:  out of interest what in particular do you need to strengthen/make more flexible?





But it can help to get better.  I've been recording runs on Strava using my phone for years, but recently bought a Garmin 735XT. Straight away I identified that my cadence was too low, my stride length too long and my vertical oscillation too high.  I've adjusted and as a result I'm running faster and much more efficiently. 


Note: Currently running between 60km to 100km, training for an ultra marathon. 

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