This week we look at a related area of the language — words and phrases that we use to describe tasks and activities that require a lot of effort. A strenuous activity requires the body to work hard: He was advised not to do strenuous exercise for a few days. The adjective arduous usually describes things such as journeys and climbs that are hard and need a lot of effort: It was an arduous climb to get to the top. The word punishing is also used of tiring activities that continue for long periods. It suggests that the activity is so tiring, it is almost damaging to the person. Of course, not all effort is physical. Tasks can require you to work hard in other ways. For example, a job that is painstaking needs a long period of concentration, requiring great care over small details: It took months of painstaking research to write the book.
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Review by LearsFool Prog Reviewer. Review by apps79 Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator. The focus in this album is displayed in the numerous electric guitars and piano battles with intricate interplays, numerous scale changes and efficient breaks with influences ranging from Jazz Rock, Classical Music and a touch of Avant Garde. The atmosphere ranges from grandiose and orchestral to pretty dramatic with things softened through the irritating English vocals. These have a quite sarcastic approach and I can see many listeners having a hard time to listening to them. However the music is pretty great with an impressive balance between pleasant textures and adventuruous exercises. Gankine appears to be the main composer of the vast majority of the presented material, which also includes some sampled? Mellotron passages with a strong retro vibe.
It takes extra exertion, so you know it is probably doing good things for your body. But that exertion gets you huffing, puffing, and sweating. The benefits make it worth the sweat, especially when you take the time to walk uphill with good technique. When you add incline to your walks, you get a more efficient workout, along with several other bonuses for your body. Walking uphill works the muscles at the front of your thighs the quadriceps as well as your buttock muscles more than walking on level ground. You can also measure this difference in metabolic equivalents MET. Walking at a typical exercise pace on flat ground rates 4.