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Old 12-22-2009, 05:26 PM   #141
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I guess I just don't get it...
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:13 AM   #142
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yeah and thats ok NA if you could just hit the gym with someone like me or any of the other guys on here you would see that it realy is enjoyment for us and who knows it might spark something you enjoy as well. pushing steel is just as fun as going fast in your car man.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:22 AM   #143
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yeah and thats ok NA if you could just hit the gym with someone like me or any of the other guys on here you would see that it realy is enjoyment for us and who knows it might spark something you enjoy as well. pushing steel is just as fun as going fast in your car man.
I dunno. I've tried the gym, and just didn't like the atmosphere or that type of workout. I'd rather workout at home. I have some kettlebells I have been using, and I also do some good old fashion pull-ups and push-ups, squats, jog/run, that kind of thing. Good calorie burning and strength training stuff. Might not get the same kind of quick results, but it's a pretty steady deal. I also try to keep active with some sports as much as possible, which isn't much here lately. Used to get some little football matches going with friends, and I used to swim a lot.

To better explain my point, this is me as of about a year ago. Now it's about the same, just add about a 20lb beer gut lol. Never did any real weight lifting, maybe just a few bicep curls every now and then out of boredom. That's from working construction.



Not huge and bulky, just fit and strong. At that point I was about 6' and 175lbs
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thats all i do now as well considering i dont wanna drive 13-16 miles to go to a gym somewhere else when i have most of what i need here at home. if i only had a spotter i could probably get back to the way i used to work out but until then i'll just mess around the house working out alil at a time.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:33 AM   #145
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Yeah. I would probably do some bench presses, since my chest is about the weakest part of my body, but I don't dare do it without someone to spot me. That would be one advantage to a gym I guess. Therefor I do all I can with push-ups and any other chest related exercise I can think of. Not sure how much it helps me, but I do a lot of isometric exercise. I do think it plays a huge part in me not having lost any of my size in the few years since I have been done with construction work. Like right now, as I sit behind the computer I flex my chest, abdominal muscles, neck, back, legs, ect. Nothing else to do and no reason not to. I do the same thing while driving, I'll do a lot of isometric back exercise, flexing my back to keep me planted in my seat. Again, not sure how much that actually does.

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handstand pushups buddy balance and strength lemme know when you get past 10.
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handstand pushups buddy balance and strength lemme know when you get past 10.
Free air? Against a wall that's no problemo. Can you planche? Someday I'd like to planche but I need some serious strength first.
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:22 PM   #148
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Any of you guys into crossfit? Welcome to CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

Not really my cup of tea, but a lot of the guys at the gym do it. Seems to give you a lot of torso strenght, kinda leans towards miliary exercise.
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A few of my friends do it. That is definitely something that needs to be done with 2 or more people. Mostly for motivation, CrossFit get's pretty intense.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:32 PM   #150
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I do some stuff similar to that kind of thing. Using awkward and heavy objects instead of weights. One of my favorite things to do is climb trees using only my upper body, letting my legs dangle. I have plenty of good tree climbing trees, so why not. Kind of like climbing a rope, just more difficult.

What exactly is crossfit. I read the "what is it" section on the site but I'm still not clear.
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Yes, I do crossfit a couple times a week.

These are some typical sample crossfit workouts:

http://crossfitmetro.com/what-is-cro...sfit-workouts/

Here's a benchmark workout:

"The Filthy Fifty"
For time:
50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood (52lbs)
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Back extensions
50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
50 Burpees
50 Double unders

So you do that all as fast as you can.

Other workouts may be just a few sets of deadlifts or a 5k run- Crossfit gyms/websites usually issue a "Workout of the Day" which sits well with the previous and next day's workouts. In short, it's cross training for workouts not sports. You get a good mixture of workouts all in one. Most of the workouts are timed and the timing factor adds a great deal of intensity. It's easy to do 200 pushups at leisure but not as fast as you can.

I find A+ for cardio/anerobic/aerobic conditioning, B+ for strength condition, B for fat loss, A for power, A+ for martial arts, A+ for general conditioning/strength for sports.

Unless you're in superb athletic shape you'll easily be gasping for air and having serious muscle fatigue the first few workouts. It's very very intense.
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I do some stuff similar to that kind of thing. Using awkward and heavy objects instead of weights. One of my favorite things to do is climb trees using only my upper body, letting my legs dangle. I have plenty of good tree climbing trees, so why not. Kind of like climbing a rope, just more difficult.

What exactly is crossfit. I read the "what is it" section on the site but I'm still not clear.
Rope climbing is often in crossfit workouts. More "hardcore" crossfit workouts involve muscle ups and the like.
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Just saw this on youtube....****** nuts

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**** that was painful to watch
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not even going to watch
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Why the **** didn't he have his thumbs around the bar?
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newbs will do that till it slips out of there hands looks like he has 305lbs on the bar. i used to slam the bar back in the rack when i benched till it bounced back off with 315 on the bar.
lucky for me one part of the bar stayed on the rack still messed me up the. cured me from that habit quickly
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crossfit...kinda leans towards miliary exercise.
Ha!

Crossfit is way more well thought out than any unit PT plan I've ever been a part of.
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Ha!

Crossfit is way more well thought out than any unit PT plan I've ever been a part of.
We have a special PT that is a sort of a modified crossfit schedule. Go figure they are trying to shut it down.
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