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Old 01-22-2012, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just seeing what the other freeks out there do.

I need to get back into shape. I am not overweight at all, but not in the shape I used to be in.

Used to do the total gym alot. Was in pretty damn good shape, and worked out on it like 3 times a week or so. I also enjoyed it. Alot of workouts I honestly do get bored, and which is why I wont keep up at it. Totaly gym I enjoyed.

Thinking of picking up another, and getting back in Chuck Norris shape...LOL......


What do you do? Lifting, running, yoga, pilates, p90x, insanity, play tennis or basketball etc to stay in shape ....etc......
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I tell my wife I have a shape all the time.... just like an apple.

No seriously. I do 30 to 40 minutes of stationary bike a night. Plus my wife and I track what we eat in an online meal tracker.
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I work out six days a week.

A typical workout begins with anywhere from a 5 to 6.2 (10km) run, followed by one of the following:

a) 6 sets of heavy dumbell presses (over 95lb per hand); 3 sets of shoulder press (moderate weight); 10 pullups x 3 sets; stretching

b) 400 push ups in sets of 30 to 40 and 120 pullups in sets of 10-12; stretching

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c) 6 sets of squats; 3 sets of leg ext. ; 3 sets of walking lunges (with 45 lb dumbells) - this is my least favorite day.

I watch what I eat. Discipline. That's it.
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[size=3]i lift weights

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I don't like regimented exercise. I ride, I dance and I stay on the move.
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I have destroyed my knees and back from running everyday for 3-5 miles.

I destroyed my right wrist by lifting everyday, and playing violin at the same time.

Now I have two kids, a house, a job that i do about 10 hours extra work per week, and my boat/fishing and other hobbies. I dont have time or the ability to do anything anymore.

So, i try, and i emphasize try, to walk for an hour each morning. And i eat only a brothy soup and bread all weekdays. Helps to keep the weight down, but man, i would give something real valuable to be able to, and to have the time to, work out and run, alternately, every day of the week, for 2 hours/day!

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For the past few years my routine was always heavy weights 5 days a week, splitting it up into different body parts each day, as well as three 3mile runs per week.

Last year I ran the Philadelphia Marathon in November, so starting in July I switched up my training almost exclusively to running (the amount of miles you have to do means you really don't have time for anything else).

I'm currently 3 weeks into P90X. I have to say I'm really impressed. Most of the workouts are easily as hard as anything you could do in a gym. You wont gain as much size as you would just lifting heavy weights, but it will definitely get you lean and cut in a hurry.
When I finish P90X I'm planning on going back to my old routine of weights and running.

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Too old to run and a bad back doesn't help but I do walk almost everyday and usually on mountain trails close to home. I do a 45min -an hour daily. It doesn't do enough to get me in shape but I do feel a lot better doing it.
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I sit on the couch and watch movies, drink beer, and search watchrecon for deals....
Has kept me nice and well-rounded...Round IS a shape you know..:b
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If I get to the gym and do a 45min work-out with machines and dum-bells twice a week I'm ahead of the curve...In the summertime substitute that with 45min of swimming...

Other than that, walking the dogs and doing yard work would complete my physical, activites followed by 12 oz. curls

Can't do too much biking or running due to a bad hip and back....
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Played Finnish Baseball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_baseball) for 20 odd years, but have now turned my interest to golf. Hitting the gym to keep some physical condition.

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I do P90x. But I admiddetly half a&$ it...and even then that thing works. It makes it easy too...no thinking or researching about the excersize regimens. Just put the disc in, play and follow.

For my lifestyle with 4 kids...its perfect.
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I did P90 before but quit after a few months, just not easy for me to work out at home and stay motivated.
I would say first that heavy weights are really not key to "stay in shape", which is different from gaining size. As I get older, I would rather avoid bull and weight. I'd rather be lean and strong with stamina.
Two key things for me:
- watch my diet. Start with a good breakfast. Lots of protein to speed up metabolism and help my muscle.
- find a partner to train with for motivation and drag you out there when you don't feel like it.
I joined the Y and wake up at 5am 4 days a week for a 5:30-6:30 work out before work. I do a bit of cardio (bike with intervals and make it challenfing or stair master) and I do weight 3 or 4 sets of 10-12 reps. One day maybe chest and Tri, another back and Bi...) I include dips and pull ups two core exercises.
I also take 2 challenging classes a week like Total Strength or Athletic conditioning or Quick Fit and kickboxing...
I also go hiking strenuous trails and moutain bike as its more fun than being stuck in a gym
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I can't run because of a " football knee" but I go to the gym 3-4 times per week. I have to go to the gym for the motivation. I cannot tell you how many pieces of home equipment I've sold due to lack of use (except for the treadmill....which I wish was an elliptical). These days gym routine has always been less weight and more reps. Gave up trying to compete with the kids on bench press and strictly use dumbells and cable machines. Better on the joints. Alternate body parts each workout. Basically all push exercises one day. All pull exercises the next. Legs and shoulders the next. Always cardio before each workout. On off gym days the treadmill and stretching routines.
All that being said I have had to suspend all of this due to a back injury for the past year and a half. One surgery last March and the second one at the end of this month. I can't wait to get back to the gym after all is better (I hope)
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I would say first that heavy weights are really not key to "stay in shape"
Depends entirely upon your personal definition of staying in shape... everyone has different fitness goals and expectations.
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I can't run because of a " football knee" but I got to the gym 3-4 times per week. I have to go to the gym for the motivation. I cannot tell you how many pieces of home equipment I've sold due to lack of use (except for the treadmill....which I wish was an elliptical). These days gym routine has always been less weight and more reps. Gave up trying to compete with the kids on bench press and strictly use dunbells and cable machines. Better on the joints. Alternate body parts each workout. Basically all push exercises one day. All pull exercises the next. Legs and shoulders the next. Always cardio before each workout.
All that being said I have had to suspend all of this due to a back injury for the past year and a half. One surgery last March and the second one at the end of this month. I can't wait to get back to the gym after all is better (I hope).
Sorry to hear about your injury... I hope your remaining surgery goes well and that you make a speedy recovery.
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I would say first that heavy weights are really not key to "stay in shape"
Depends entirely upon your personal definition of staying in shape... everyone has different fitness goals and expectations.
Agree but I guess when I read the OP I did assume he wasnt looking to add size or weight or get into heavy weights, but rather get fit/toned/lean and in shape also inside cardio wise.
I go to these intense classes and I see those big guys who push a lot of weight and look "in shape" but can't keep up and I'm 240 with a belly(stil a little but working on it) and I keep up. So to me they are not in shape as good as they may look (relative of course). I got a bad knee and am too heavy so I need to get leaner and lighter and want to get more endurance. I got to keep up with the kids
But yeah it depends on kne's goals! Sorry for assuming.
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30-50 miles a week on the bikes, and I let the dogs take me for walks daily!
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I would say first that heavy weights are really not key to "stay in shape"
Depends entirely upon your personal definition of staying in shape... everyone has different fitness goals and expectations.
Agree but I guess when I read the OP I did assume he wasnt looking to add size or weight or get into heavy weights, but rather get fit/toned/lean and in shape also inside cardio wise.
I go to these intense classes and I see those big guys who push a lot of weight and look "in shape" but can't keep up and I'm 240 with a belly(stil a little but working on it) and I keep up. So to me they are not in shape as good as they may look (relative of course). I got a bad knee and am too heavy so I need to get leaner and lighter and want to get more endurance. I got to keep up with the kids
But yeah it depends on kne's goals! Sorry for assuming.
I totally get what you are saying... There are just so many attitudes to exercise and fitness out there it gets a little overwhelming.

I know what you mean about big guys who push a lot of weight... for some of them that's all they do... they can bench press a car but ask them to run a mile and they'd collapse. There used to be a guy in my gym who would always be in their lifting heavy, but I only ever saw him working his arms. His arms were ridiculous, and looked so odd compared to the rest of his body.

I like to keep my work out diversified with a good mix of cardio and weights. I have to say I think the marathon was the hardest thing I've ever done... such a commitment training for one of them. I have so much respect for people who do them multiple times a year, and even more so for IronMan triathletes... that just seems plain crazy to me.
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