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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Michele @ Healthy Cultivations

    When I lift weights, I think I like the various leg machines best… because my legs are so strong.

    And excess salt can make a huge difference on the scale… even in just one day.

  2. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    I’ve only recently gotten into weight training, but my favorite machine has always been the Pulldown. I just love doing the machine – its the one I don’t dread. I’ve also started doing bicep curls with a static lunge, so I’m getting a few muscle groups done with one exercise which I love.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That one sounds interesting!

  3. Lori (Finding Radiance)

    Great job on the running progression!

    As you probably know, I pretty much exclusively a free weights person any more. I don’t like the machines as they do part of the work for you. Good for some things, though.

    I do love me the cable machine, however, as you can do so many exercises on it.

    Instead of the hip adductor machine (which is an isolator), you should try the cable machine with a low cable on your ankle and do the abduction/adduction exercises that way. Much more effective. I would check with your doc on the IT band, though.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I will try that one. I know exactly what you are talking about.

      I like the free motion machines too. I used them a little bit last night and I agree with you that they are the better workout.

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