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    Could I have some advice/help on a few things please?

    1) Eating before exercise...how long should I leave between eating and exercise?
    2) Daughters school science project, build a bridge 10cm off the ground with a span of at least 20cm (inside supports) out of boxes, packages or recylable material held together with glue or sticky tape and strong enough to hold a can of baked beans! Hows best?
    Thanks muchly for any advice/help you can give me

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    1. Very much down to personal metabolism, but I was always taught 1 hour. In practice, it depends on the level of activity & what you're eating; if it's only light exercise & you're having a snack then half an hour may be enough. However, for heavy exercise (enough to get you puffing & panting - stop those rude thoughts at once!) and/or a meal then I stick with an hour.

    Original Poster

    Thanks cis_groupie that does help, thought it would be more than an hour so thats fine, just didnt want to not eat for like 3-4 hrs and feel weak or avoid exercise because i'd eaten 2 hrs previous, does that make any sense! Dont laugh but Im doing the Davina dvd at home (and not slacking so plenty of huffing and puffing) Cheers:thumbsup:

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    cis_groupie;4546862

    2. This website should … 2. This website should help:http://www.makingthemodernworld.org.uk/learning_modules/maths/02.TU.03/?section=4



    Yr amazing, didnt know where to start! When can you move in :-D :-D

    I've got kids, so you learn where to find things out for their school work & projects.

    And when they get older you can tell them to do their own research:)

    For question 2, See makingthemodernworld.org.uk/lea…n=7 aout building a suspension bridge

    http://www.makingthemodernworld.org.uk/learning_modules/maths/02.TU.03/illustrations/02.IL.32.gif

    Four sticks to build the pylons, some garden twine for the span cables, heavy duty cardboard for the bridge deck and use the remaining garden twine for hanging the bridge deck from the span cable.

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    cis_groupie;4546913

    I've got kids, so you learn where to find things out for their school … I've got kids, so you learn where to find things out for their school work & projects.And when they get older you can tell them to do their own research:)



    She's 6 and Im hopeless, so no hope yet Hmmm wonder if thetin has to be full :-D

    Original Poster

    Four sticks to build the pylons, some garden twine for the span cables, heavy duty cardboard for the bridge deck and use the remaining garden twine for hanging the bridge deck from the span cable.[/QUOTE]

    SPAN CABLE???:w00t:

    span cable is the cable with red arrows...

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    shaneomac;4547052

    span cable is the cable with red arrows...



    Thank you Wish me luck ;-)

    I often go out for a jog only half an hour after eating and I am fine.

    My mate would suffer terribly if she did the same, and she makes sure she eats a good hour or so before.

    Make sure you use a good exercise bra - if it is too tight it will restrict your breathing ability and too loose - won't be supportive enough.

    Just a quick one about the excercise question, when you excercise, generally dont eat for roughly 2 hours afterwards, if you eat straight after excercise it will burn off the food in your stomach not any of your body fat. I think that is right as a general rule.

    michelleleemoo;4546942

    Four sticks to build the pylons, some garden twine for the span cables, … Four sticks to build the pylons, some garden twine for the span cables, heavy duty cardboard for the bridge deck and use the remaining garden twine for hanging the bridge deck from the span cable.



    SPAN CABLE???:w00t:[/QUOTE]

    Like most engineers I assume that everybody has a degree in engineering, I built a small suspension bridge in the back garden for the daugters school project. My girl only goes bragging about this bridge to the teacher who asked me in to build a bridge in the school grounds to show how easy it was! Thank goodness it stayed upright and was strong enough to hold a couple of seven year olds. We used 4 fence posts for the pylons, an old door as the bridge deck, some heavy duty rope for the span cables and lengths of chain for the bridge deck carrying cables. Everybody was well impressed and my daughter got plenty of respect, and me, I just love bragging that I built a suspension bridge!:thumbsup:

    good luck...oh btw-if u wanted urs to be super strong...
    when ur doing the "road" bit of the bridge,if uve access to lollipop stick make a trianglular lattice sandwiched between two layers of cardboar-should stand up to much mor weight then!:thumbsup:

    Make sure you use a good exercise bra


    I try to, but the socks I use for padding keep falling out & my wife complains that I make her bra all sweaty:giggle:

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    Butterflies;4547331

    I often go out for a jog only half an hour after eating and I am fine.My … I often go out for a jog only half an hour after eating and I am fine.My mate would suffer terribly if she did the same, and she makes sure she eats a good hour or so before.Make sure you use a good exercise bra - if it is too tight it will restrict your breathing ability and too loose - won't be supportive enough.


    Thanks for advice, need less suspension than the model bridge though :oops:

    johnnyboy507;4547516

    Just a quick one about the excercise question, when you excercise, … Just a quick one about the excercise question, when you excercise, generally dont eat for roughly 2 hours afterwards, if you eat straight after excercise it will burn off the food in your stomach not any of your body fat. I think that is right as a general rule.


    Thanks for advice as Im normally starving afterwards so would have probably ate :thumbsup:

    pugw$sh;4547570

    SPAN CABLE???:w00t:



    Like most engineers I assume that everybody has a degree in engineering, I built a small suspension bridge in the back garden for the daugters school project. My girl only goes bragging about this bridge to the teacher who asked me in to build a bridge in the school grounds to show how easy it was! Thank goodness it stayed upright and was strong enough to hold a couple of seven year olds. We used 4 fence posts for the pylons, an old door as the bridge deck, some heavy duty rope for the span cables and lengths of chain for the bridge deck carrying cables. Everybody was well impressed and my daughter got plenty of respect, and me, I just love bragging that I built a suspension bridge!:thumbsup:[/QUOTE]
    There's nothing wrong with showing off, just wait til I've made this wretched bridge and we will see show off

    Thanks everyone, yr stars
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