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Author Topic: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in  (Read 4288 times)

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   I realize this forum is usually a shout/shake fist at clouds/troll section but I thought an off topic that would stir less negativity might be appropriate.  I have always been active and a bit of time where my activities were badly restricted (grade 3 pec tear I finally had repaired) from my norms gave me a pretty stark reality as to how fast parts of me can degrade without exercise. 

   So what sorts of activities do you guys enjoy for exercise/training (I view those two things differently but that is TLDR stuff) and how often?  I know the forum is largely about a hobby where these things are not common, but I also know this forum has for the most part smart people, and smart people realize at some point getting active can make the later stages of life a good deal more enjoyable.   

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2022, 04:15:19 PM »
   I realize this forum is usually a shout/shake fist at clouds/troll section but I thought an off topic that would stir less negativity might be appropriate.  I have always been active and a bit of time where my activities were badly restricted (grade 3 pec tear I finally had repaired) from my norms gave me a pretty stark reality as to how fast parts of me can degrade without exercise. 

   So what sorts of activities do you guys enjoy for exercise/training (I view those two things differently but that is TLDR stuff) and how often?  I know the forum is largely about a hobby where these things are not common, but I also know this forum has for the most part smart people, and smart people realize at some point getting active can make the later stages of life a good deal more enjoyable.

Walking the dog. Only about 45-60 minutes a day (10-15 in the morning, 30 minutes in the afternoon, and about 10 mins before bed m

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2022, 04:51:35 PM »
Barbell strength training, 4 days a week. Started Jan 2020, still going.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2022, 08:15:00 PM »
You'll need to google translate:

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2022, 08:46:30 PM »
Long distance running. Also on recovery days I run to a tent in the woods full of free weights and do a bit of lifting. Also some not very serious boxing a few times a week with the kids.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2022, 07:33:54 AM »
I walk 4-6 miles every day, train Crossfit every weekday, go to dance classes at least once a week.

Also regularly throw around 20-30kg of children of varying sizes. Mostly my smallest one.

A lot of "smart" people are some combination unfit, overweight or weak. A lot of very fit people are dumb. Not many manage both.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2022, 12:47:32 PM »
Walk about 3.25 miles a day, weather permitting (I usually do this as a wind-down from work, takes about an hour on the path I use).

16 miles on my stationary bike if I walked, 21 if I didn't.

Six days a week, under most circumstances.


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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2022, 01:02:07 PM »
From the early '80s until 2014 I lifted 4-5 days per week.  In 2015 I started doing boot camp style workouts with a local men's group, which has since gone national.  I spent most of this summer back in the gym with my son, who is playing college football.  He needed a lifting partner, and it felt good to be back at the weightpile.

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2022, 01:25:01 PM »
I walk at least 10,000 steps per day.  Oh, yeah, I also play ice hockey in the local beer league once to twice a week.  That helps keep in shape.  :D

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2022, 04:31:39 PM »
From the early '80s until 2014 I lifted 4-5 days per week.  In 2015 I started doing boot camp style workouts with a local men's group, which has since gone national.  I spent most of this summer back in the gym with my son, who is playing college football.  He needed a lifting partner, and it felt good to be back at the weightpile.

  Sounds similar to how I spent my summer (though my lifting started similar in the early 80's it tapered off A LOT back in 2002 or so) with my son...only he is 12 and just starting to lift weights.   I took this summer to spend more time on my over all strength rather than getting back to BJJ (used to train 4-5 days a week before blow out pec) to shore up any other spots that might be waiting to give out on me.  I am still the old guy trying not to get hurt...but I can see a turn where I might be the old guy trying to get hurt...hopefully I will be back to burning out recovery with BJJ and kickboxing before that so I taper off again.  Though I realize I missed lifting weights a lot, and muscle memory does a lot to get me back into it.

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2022, 04:37:20 PM »
I walk 4-6 miles every day, train Crossfit every weekday, go to dance classes at least once a week.

Also regularly throw around 20-30kg of children of varying sizes. Mostly my smallest one.

A lot of "smart" people are some combination unfit, overweight or weak. A lot of very fit people are dumb. Not many manage both.

The ancients had a solid understanding of "sound mind and sound body". Todays excesses of "smart" people who are unfit and "dumb" people who are "very fit", along with other "sound mind or sound body" examples, would be seen as unhealthy aberrations.

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2022, 08:36:17 PM »
I am a lardass at heart, but my new job requires a lot of physical exercise and turning 24" valves at a chemical plant is no easy task. I'm trying to supplement that with just a basic workout of push-ups and sit-ups along with long walks around the neighborhood.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2022, 07:49:19 AM »
I am a lardass at heart, but my new job requires a lot of physical exercise and turning 24" valves at a chemical plant is no easy task. I'm trying to supplement that with just a basic workout of push-ups and sit-ups along with long walks around the neighborhood.
Body weight exercises are great (and free!).  Push ups, pull ups, squats, etc can burn a ton of calories.

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2022, 04:03:17 PM »
I walk at least 10,000 steps a day.  I also use a food tracker that tracks my calories available and used each day.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2022, 05:29:36 AM »
I walk at least 10,000 steps a day.  I also use a food tracker that tracks my calories available and used each day.

I do the calorie count thing too, but my doctor wants me to cut out a lot of starches from my diet. Lucky for me, I found some instant brown rice at my local grocery store.
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