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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2022, 09:01:58 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.

For me its sugar which I am trying to do but it is hard because sometimes if you go to a restaurant you just don't know.  But I do my best and I have lost 20 pounds already.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2022, 11:24:49 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.


For me its sugar which I am trying to do but it is hard because sometimes if you go to a restaurant you just don't know.  But I do my best and I have lost 20 pounds already.

Doc told me I've lost 16 pounds, so I got to be doing something right.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2022, 11:48:48 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.


For me its sugar which I am trying to do but it is hard because sometimes if you go to a restaurant you just don't know.  But I do my best and I have lost 20 pounds already.

Doc told me I've lost 16 pounds, so I got to be doing something right.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2022, 07:16:10 AM »
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.

Most people are far too lazy to do both. They think only one is sufficient.

I walk at least 10,000 steps a day.  I also use a food tracker that tracks my calories available and used each day.

Everyone otherwise able-bodied should be doing 10,000 steps a day, in addition to strength training and other activities.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2022, 07:20:32 AM »
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.

Most people are far too lazy to do both. They think only one is sufficient.


Being convinced of "or" rather than "and" as a matter of nature/genetics/etc. makes that nurture/laziness/etc. easy to justify.

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2022, 08:30:22 AM »
I used to run 3-4  miles every other day but during a bout of sciatica I switched to lower impact cardio and I've stuck with that. Exercise bike (I prefer a recumbent bike as it's better on the spine), arm bike, and rowing machine, usually 20-30 minutes on two of those 3x a week, along with a stretching regimen (focused on neck and back as those have been problem areas in the past) and weight lifting (on machines rather than free weights).

These days my routine is less about getting "jacked" and more about making sure I can still get up and move around when I'm 60.

On the days that I don't go to the gym I try to get to the park near my house and walk a couple of miles around the perimeter.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2022, 09:23:13 AM »
When I was working retail, I got my exercise picking up car batteries, which was great, except the pay was shit and the respect even worse.

Now that I'm back working in my white collar career, I need to work out more. I just picked up a 35 lb kettle bell to do some basic lifting exercises with, but I haven't worked out a good time to do the workouts. Mornings are right out.

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2022, 11:21:41 AM »
I used to run 3-4  miles every other day but during a bout of sciatica I switched to lower impact cardio and I've stuck with that. Exercise bike (I prefer a recumbent bike as it's better on the spine), arm bike, and rowing machine, usually 20-30 minutes on two of those 3x a week, along with a stretching regimen (focused on neck and back as those have been problem areas in the past) and weight lifting (on machines rather than free weights).

These days my routine is less about getting "jacked" and more about making sure I can still get up and move around when I'm 60.

On the days that I don't go to the gym I try to get to the park near my house and walk a couple of miles around the perimeter.

  I bought a recumbent trike a year ago, and it was the best money I ever spent on a bit of gear to get me out and about.  So much more comfortable to ride as I get older (my ass does not love a bike seat, and as you mention the back likes it a lot better too) than a bicycle.  I am not a serious cyclist, but I do like to do a few 20 miles rides a week and that thing is a hell of a lot more comfortable to do it on than my bike.

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2022, 11:32:09 AM »
I used to run 3-4  miles every other day but during a bout of sciatica I switched to lower impact cardio and I've stuck with that. Exercise bike (I prefer a recumbent bike as it's better on the spine), arm bike, and rowing machine, usually 20-30 minutes on two of those 3x a week, along with a stretching regimen (focused on neck and back as those have been problem areas in the past) and weight lifting (on machines rather than free weights).

These days my routine is less about getting "jacked" and more about making sure I can still get up and move around when I'm 60.

On the days that I don't go to the gym I try to get to the park near my house and walk a couple of miles around the perimeter.

  I bought a recumbent trike a year ago, and it was the best money I ever spent on a bit of gear to get me out and about.  So much more comfortable to ride as I get older (my ass does not love a bike seat, and as you mention the back likes it a lot better too) than a bicycle.  I am not a serious cyclist, but I do like to do a few 20 miles rides a week and that thing is a hell of a lot more comfortable to do it on than my bike.

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2022, 11:36:19 AM »
I'm fundamentally a lazy man and I don't like exercising unless it augments something. So I work out for short periods 20 mins a day (generally) but at high intensity. A lot of heavy bag work.

Also, it is all is task specific to martial arts. That would include the way I'd do weight training as well.

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2022, 03:48:25 PM »
I'm fundamentally a lazy man and I don't like exercising unless it augments something. So I work out for short periods 20 mins a day (generally) but at high intensity. A lot of heavy bag work.

Also, it is all is task specific to martial arts. That would include the way I'd do weight training as well.

  All basic weight training with a barbell (the meathead basics, bench, squat, deadlift, press and others) are task specific to martial arts.

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2022, 03:54:47 PM »
Though I was also pretty lazy the past 8 years regarding anything not directly related to martial arts (bag work, pad work, sparring, grappling, wrestling) and those things do wonders for cardio and burst recovery, but I was way lazy with strength training and maintenance because I was strong as hell at 30.  The problem I came to notice, is once you are capable of something power wise, you always are whether your current structure and state can take it or not (meaning a rusty battle ship shooting big guns can damage the ship badly) so I find myself trying to focus back on basics.

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2022, 07:17:07 PM »
I'm fundamentally a lazy man and I don't like exercising unless it augments something. So I work out for short periods 20 mins a day (generally) but at high intensity. A lot of heavy bag work.

Also, it is all is task specific to martial arts. That would include the way I'd do weight training as well.

  All basic weight training with a barbell (the meathead basics, bench, squat, deadlift, press and others) are task specific to martial arts.

Yeah(ish) but there are better ways of training weights for whatever you 'style' you do. Those basic weights are excellent for all around everything.
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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2022, 09:42:51 PM »
So, how does anyone who isn't a layabout manage to find time to dedicate to exercising?

My routine today:

0600: awake
0600 - 0630: SSS
0630: taking dog for morning constitutional
0645 - 0700: check work email while making coffee
0705 - 0715: drive to kennel to drop dog off for training
0720 - 0800: drive to office
0805 - 1305: work
1310 - 1400: lunch on drive home
1400 - 1700: work from home (actual work, not slacking)
1700 - 1730: drive to kennel to pick up dog and drive home
1745 - 1800: drive son to school for football- related meeting and return home
1800 - 1815: dinner (wife made butter chicken) and talk with wife and daughter
1815 - 1830: talk to wife
1830 - 1900: work teleconference with team in Australia
1930 - 2030: work teleconference with customers in Australia
2030 - 2130: poop, check personal email, surf internet, talk to wife
2130 - 2200: pick up son and friend from gym and come home
2215 - 0600: sleep

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Re: Preferred Exercises or Fitness Activities the Forum engages in
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2022, 10:31:09 PM »
I'm fundamentally a lazy man and I don't like exercising unless it augments something. So I work out for short periods 20 mins a day (generally) but at high intensity. A lot of heavy bag work.

Also, it is all is task specific to martial arts. That would include the way I'd do weight training as well.

  All basic weight training with a barbell (the meathead basics, bench, squat, deadlift, press and others) are task specific to martial arts.

Yeah(ish) but there are better ways of training weights for whatever you 'style' you do. Those basic weights are excellent for all around everything.

   I would love to hear the better ways of training weights for a given style.  Sports specific weight training exercises are my favorite thing.