Do You Exercise Regularly?

iGary

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Well?

(And please don't turn this into a chest beating look what a stud/studess I am thread. ;) )

I usually get to the gym every morning around 6, do 45 minutes on a bike/elliptical/cross ramp, and then run for a half-hour.

hit the steamroom for 15 minutes, a nice cold shower, and then home to work.

I hate lifting weights - I always injure myself.
 

spicyapple

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I hate myself! I missed this morning's exercise routine because I just didn't feel like getting out of bed, but before you think I'm a slovenly lazy pig, I did buy the Nike sport kit to get myself motivated again.

Now I'll just eat this nice tub of ice cream sitting deliciously in front of me to make myself feel better. :)
 

iGary

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spicyapple said:
I hate myself! I missed this morning's exercise routine because I just didn't feel like getting out of bed, but before you think I'm a slovenly lazy pig, I did buy the Nike sport kit to get myself motivated again.

Now I'll just eat this nice tub of ice cream sitting deliciously in front of me to make myself feel better. :)
I did not go this morning, either, for similar reasons. I find I beat myself up pretty good if I do not go everyday, but realitically, a day's rest is good.
 

spicyapple

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iGary said:
...but realitically, a day's rest is good.
I agree, iGary. :)

I follow these health tips:

HEALTH QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION

Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good !

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.

Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!
 

EGT

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I enjoy the occasional (and I mean very) kite flying session at the beach. Normally done while sitting in a buggy so I wouldn't say it's very strenuous. :p

Tried the gym malarkey but only went for the steam, jacuzzi and brief flounder about the pool.

No regular exercise basically. :eek:
 

eva01

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I walk a lot and recently I have been playing baseball more and more.


I think I may actually have a semi-working arm again as I think i have once again hit 75MPH now just need to get it back into the mid-high 80s (should have had surgery a while ago but sad frig it)

I am actually quite pleased with how well my body has responded to exercise and baseball
 

Shaun.P

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Hey,

I never used to go to the gym or anything but now I try to go 2-3 times a week for around 75 minutes each time.

This consists of 30 minutes on the running machine, and the rest using machines for stomach (abdominal crunch), arms, legs shoulders etc.

I know it isn't that much but considering I never done any exercise before it is a difference. I hope to keep doing this in the coming months and hopefully notice a difference.
 

2nyRiggz

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Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
For the past three month I been going to the gym every day and running around the park.....When I'm in the gym I forget all of my troubles and I'm feeling real good about myself and the way I look....build my confidence ten fold.





Bless
 

dcv

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I used to go to the gym 3-4 times per week when I was working from home. Since being back at the office (past 5 months) I'm only really making it down there about once a week now for a personal training session. I need to try to go at least twice. I hate doing cardio, it's so boring. I like free weights and boxing. Don't particularly enjoy squatting in the "testosterone room" though (i.e. sticking my arse out in front of all those men in the weights room :eek: :eek: )
 

takao

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i should .. but i somehow lack motivation for doing exercising alone it's simply too boring for me.. especially going into a gym.. i couldn't exercise more than 5 minutes in something like that...

if i do something i go for walks alongside the river/a short round with the bike or more important playing football with friends
sure you're ruining your leg with it but it's at least making fun
 

sb58

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i actually just got back from the gym. i have this like routine my personal trainer gave me so i do that. its mainly so i can build endurance because as he put it, i've grown so tall so fast, that while my bones got bigger, my muscle hasn't had a chance to grow as much.
 

srf4real

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I hate working out. It's so boring to me... love to surf, though, and that plus the 2 to 3 acres of lawn I spray for bugs every day (i'm in pest control) keeps me relatively strong and fit. Getting older, though and the pounds go on alot easier than they come off!
 

0098386

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In my own little way. I do a lot of running/hiking which I suppose counts as exercise. sometimes I miss, sometimes I do more. either way I'm in a very good shape for a 20 year old :)
 

Oryan

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I used to run daily, but when I got to college I sort of gave up on that. This weekend I decided I would start running again so I went out and ran three miles and I can still feel my legs aching.
 

SamIchi

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I usuallly play basketball a lot, but I don't have it set in my schedule. If I don't do something active for a couple of days, it makes me want to go and exercise. I never go to the gym, I'd ratther play a sport.
 

rickvanr

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I try and run 4-5 times a week (I think around 4k, lots of hills, takes about 30-35 minutes). I slowed down since it's gotten super hot and humid outside, but I've still had my lacrosse work outs twice a week.
 

CrackedButter

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spicyapple said:
I agree, iGary. :)

I follow these health tips:

HEALTH QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION

Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.
I beg to differ slightly, your car analogy doesn't work either. You're not just speeding up your heart, you're making it stronger by exercising it. You're more likely to survive a heart attack later in life or have blood circulation problems. Another side effect of having a stronger heart is that it beats less per minute which totally contradicts your point about wasting heart beats.

The average person's resting heart beat is between 50- 70 beats a minute. A professional athlete's can stay as low as 30 per minute. Anything higher than 70 is unhealthy and you're going to croke it sooner because it is working to hard.

Its the same with any muscle in the human body, if you don't work it, your body will lose it as it knows it isn't needed.

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.
I'm missing the joke here aren't I? You divide your body weight by your height to get your body's BMI. Body Mass Index

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good !
This one went over my head as well. For starters, you lose the flab around your stomach and you develop a better "get up and go" attitude with being more fit and active.

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.
Your stomach will actually not respond to sit-ups very well and will adapt to the stress placed on the body by them. What you want to do is do high intensity cardio sessions to burn body fat and reveal the abs underneath.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.

Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!
The others are clearly jokes but I feel the other questions have been cleared up.

Anyway in answer to the original question.

I go to the gym to weight lift 3 or 4 times a week. I try to walk (At the moment) 20 miles a weeks minimum, I want to do some more cardio in my week as well. I also have a pair of roller blades which need using as I haven't touched them in a while.
 

iGav

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Do I Excercise Regularly?

Well... if you call sweating your knackers off, whilst riding a BMX with your arse hanging out exercise... then yes, I do. :D