How do you get your exercise or routine exercise, if any?

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09 Apr 2013, 6:06 pm

Went for a 10km run with a friend on an evening last week, then went for a ~15km run myself yesterday early eve.. took a few doobie time breaks (you know, to get that runner's high.) and to stretch w/ some roadside yoga. It wasn't fast, not by a long shot, as I still have a lot of work to do to improve my cardio.. but running & yoga have been huge in my regular exercise over the past several months. After I got in I had a good stretch and did a bit of an ab workout and a set of pushups. Slowly but surely I'm going to get in better shape and stay that way. 8) Well, I already am in better shape than I was.. but good shape, very good shape. 8)


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10 Apr 2013, 5:23 am

I like to start my day off with the alarm clock set to play a new Daft Punk song every day. When that comes on, how could I not want to move at the beginning of my day! I also eat very healthy, first meal of the day tends to be a meal with fish oil or coconut oil with a greens shake, sometimes coconut oil goes in the green shake or I just eat it plain, and I also eat a high protein source afterwards, usually whatever is available that's light on the stomach. To perform my best I need to start my day off right and this seems to be working well. Working out is not something I dislike, I envision a better me while working out and enjoy it. It's the stretching that is a struggle. Stretching can take about 40 minutes to an hour to complete which is usually cut in half before the workout and after, and it's very boring, having to sit and stand in one spot for so long just stretching, counting down the time. To combat the pure boredom of stretching, I usually put on a calming nature show on the computer for it to run in the background. I prefer something narrated by David Attenborough, he has a very relaxing and interesting way of speaking. Once the stretching is done, I do feel great. Being flexible has many advantages so I just tough it out.


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14 Apr 2013, 2:03 pm

Well, I eat lots of fried crap, myself. French toast, eggs in a basket, grilled cheese. So I burn off all the calories by sitting there and watching the TV. Working the remote is hard work!

In reality, given my absolutely horrible diet, I've recently started trying to do a little bit, maybe a half hour of cardio a day. I hate hate hate the gym, it feels so darn artificial, so I'll do a mile walk around the local cemetery, or, like today, go chop some wood, or help my mother with her garden. Anything to get me out of the house and outdoors. I've also found a really nice patch in the next town over, a bunch of hills that haven't been developed yet, so sometimes I go hiking out there. I'm also trying, once deer season hits, to get a license and learn how to hunt, non-deer-stand-and-beer style, actually stalking the animal.



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14 Apr 2013, 3:18 pm

I was a gym rat for years and totally loved it. Exercise has always been an A-1 mood stabilizer for me. Age-related injuries put an end to the gym for so long that now I am out of the habit, though thinking about getting back there one day.

Until then, I recently started walking to/from work. It is 1.25 miles each way, so that's about 12 miles each week. For heart-reasons I take it quite easy on these walks; they are more strolls really. One interesting thing I have noticed is that, while walking along city streets and taking in all the sights can be engaging, doing so seems to result in my getting to the office feeling mentally taxed. I find I am more ready for work if, while walking, I focus on the sidewalk as opposed to all the craziness along the city streets. Doing that turns the walk into a more meditative experience, I guess, and opposed to a sensory-rich one.



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17 Apr 2013, 11:02 am

Day A
Squat - 5x5
Incline Flies - 5x5
Flat Flies - 5x5
Standing Military Press - 5x5
Snatch - 4x30 seconds
Upright Row - 5x8
Back Row - 5x8
Standing Bicep Curl - 5x5
Concentration Curl - 5x8
Incline Curl - 5x5
Preacher Curl - 5x6
Hammer Curl - 5x8
Dumbell Raises - 5x8
Dumbell Flies - 5x8
Push up Superset - 5x20

Day B
Flat Bench Press - 5x5
Squat - 5x8
Upright Row - 5x8
Bent Over Barbell Row - 5x8
Tricep Kickback - 5x8
Tricep Extensions - 5x8
Pull Over - 5x8
Incline Curl - 5x5
Preacher Curl - 5x6
Standing Curls - 5x5
Dumbell Raises - 5x8
Dumbell Alt Raises Superset - 5x8
Pull ups - 5x8
Dips - 5x8
Push up Superset

Followed by 350 repetitions of various ab exercises like oblique sit ups and twist sit ups. It should take over 2 hours if you have a 20 second rest in between each set.



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17 Apr 2013, 1:21 pm

I have started to become a gym rat now that I've learned it's about quantity not intensity of a workout. I've since lost a ton of weight, am the strongest I have ever been in my life and feel fantastic. Oh, and I still have an awful diet so it's not bad food that makes you gain weight by itself.



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17 Apr 2013, 10:35 pm

I run 50-60 miles a week minimum. It's what keeps me sane.


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20 Apr 2013, 6:32 pm

Just taking my Staffy for a decent walk daily at the moment, though I was a regular hillwalker previously. I hope to get out with a friend soon for some proper hiking. When I've lost a bit more weight I'm considering giving the 'C25K' programme a crack.

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20 Apr 2013, 6:34 pm

Walk and carry my daughter.



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01 May 2013, 7:16 am

personally i get nearly 100% of my exercise form my job janitor at a airport with a 9 floor monolithic garage i usually work nights and pump plenty of caffeine into my system to help stay awake and end of doing roughly 5 1/2 hours total exercise walking sweeping bending over to look under cars hauling the occasional heavy object to the dumpster on the 2nd floor its not as easy as you would think being essentially 240lbs. in a 5' 9 3/4" frame


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01 May 2013, 11:13 pm

I go for walks, though it is hard in winter. The snow is finally melting, though!



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05 May 2013, 7:01 pm

I use a bicycle as my primary mode of transportation year-round. I have a car and have no difficulty driving, though I just use that for longer trips and times when taking the bike is not practical, such as hauling items or when there is heavy rain
-Two mile commute to work takes ten minutes by bike and it saves money by not needing to pay for gas and parking decals (not to mention gym membership), and time by not needing to search for a parking space and then walking to the office (I park the bike right next to my desk). It's also faster than taking the bus, even if I didn't have to wait for it.
-One of my bikes has baskets on the back with plenty of room for bags when grocery shopping. Everything else goes in the backpack, and in rare cases, I can hang extra bags from the handlebars. It gives me great satisfaction riding past all the cars sitting in rush hour traffic while burning calories instead of gasoline


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11 Jul 2015, 5:57 pm

^ I also ride my bike, but don't have a car, so it is my primary mode of transportation...unless I ask to borrow my mom's car. Winter is a different story, it can get brutally cold here (-15 - -25C) so during that time I pretty much have to take the bus. But I have studded tires now so maybe I'll winter bike more. Even if I did have a car, I'd probably bike more than drive simply for the exercise and frugality of it.

The weight stays off when you have to exercise to get around.


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11 Jul 2015, 6:05 pm

i try to walk a half hour per day.



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13 Jul 2015, 10:58 pm

I just do DDP Yoga.