The Exercise Thread

So I am making up a reason not to exercise myself I wondered who here excercises on a regular basis and what you like to do.

Offhand I know we have several avid cyclists, a few runners, a crazy oilman who hikes through 20 foot snowdrifts in flipflops, a Frenchman, no wait a French-Canadian, who hits people with sticks. Not to mention a Hawaiian bodysurfer, a bionic man, a Dane who could have taught the Vikings a thing or two about how to cross the Channel without those silly boats, and some guy in Antarctica. I'm pretty sure living in Antarctica counts as exercise.

Just to be clear, I don't mean exercising your mind, free will, or 5th Amendment. You have to at least sweat a little through physical exertion.

I like to lift weights but I have become bored with doing the same old stuff so I am trying to mix it up. Today I am trying to do 150 push-ups. Feet and hands elevated for full extension I did 80 in sets of about 20 with a 60 second rest between sets. I am going to try and do the rest now.
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I hate exercise, but get completely bummed if I miss a day - even rest days freak me out. I'm not exactly fit, but reckon I'm OK for my age

Try to surf, 90min-2hr sessions at least twice a week, or more when I can fit it in. Mountain bike for 2hrs on fire roads and single tracks at least once a week. Jog 5km maybe every other day, or when there's no surf. 40 push ups and 30 sit ups every day. Light weights once a week. Its all very boring but tye MP3 player helps. Surfing and biking needs to be done with mates to push the limits, add to the fun and keep it all in a sense of proportion.

Exercise sucks, but I'm addicted.
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Originally posted by VillianGlib-sinBored:
You already know what I like to do but I have given it a new name, AAP (Asphyxiation Avoidance Practice). Nothing is a better workout or makes you feel alive like having your friends try and "put you to sleep" by strangling while you do your best to avoid it and do the same to them.


I wasn't asking about your sex life but thanks for sharing Wink

and BIC! how could I forget you? You surf and can run 5k? That is pretty good shape if you ask me, I sure can't run that far.

I did finish my 150 push-ups in about 30 minutes. That was including the set that was cut short with the Girl kicked my feet to get my attention since I couldn't hear her over my ipod.

After my heart attack I crawled back to the laptop and eventually when my vision cleared I was able to navigate back to the WGB.

The perfect push up things are supposed to be excellent. I just elevate my feet on a small step and place my hands on a couple of dumbbells to elevate them. You get a much fuller extensions than if your hands are flat on the floor.
The Perfect Pushup things let you rotate your arms axially as you go up and down. Makes a difference in tone and definition I think. Besides, I have them in a corner of my office so I use them more than if it were a weight setup or a gym.

Don't get the knockoffs or copies though. The Perfect Pushup ones rotate smoothly and are built solid.
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Originally posted by VillianGlib-sinBored:
... like having your friends try and "put you to sleep" by strangling ...


I'm thinking that I have a different and more old-fashioned definition of "friend".

Also, I'm wondering if you don't need to research what the French really intended by the metaphor "little death."
I got a new roommate who came with two cats, one of which, whose name is Mayhem, is quite the escape artist. So I am often finding myself engaged in spontaneous bouts of parkour trying to chase his dumb ass down and stop him from disappearing for days at a time. By which I mean he disappears for days at a time, not that I chase him for days. I mean I got shit to do, I can't spend all my time chasing after that pussy.
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I can't spend all my time chasing after that pussy.

We all tell ourselves that, don't we?

For me, it's four or five days a week. Usually it's two sets of 30 pushups, one set of 80-100 situps (depending on how I'm feeling), and 50 to 75 minutes on a stationary bike or elliptical. If I'm feeling wimpy, it's planks instead of the pushups and situps and maybe 15 minutes less of the cardio.
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I can't spend all my time chasing after that pussy.

We all tell ourselves that, don't we?


Big Grin
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For me, it's four or five days a week. Usually it's two sets of 30 pushups, one set of 80-100 situps (depending on how I'm feeling), and 50 to 75 minutes on a stationary bike or elliptical. If I'm feeling wimpy, it's planks instead of the pushups and situps and maybe 15 minutes less of the cardio.


I never have the patience to do 50 minutes of ... anything actually.

I do abs as a warm up on a ab board, I do short sets though since I am not willing to spend half my workout time on it. 3 sets of 25 with a 55 weight held just off my chest and I will feel that the next day.
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I never have the patience to do 50 minutes of ... anything actually.

That's why I do the weird activities I do. It doesn't seem so much like work when you're dodging cactus, hopping from rock to rock, or enjoying the beauty of the passing desert landscape.

Basically my exercise ethic revolves around the premise that I need to do something 3x per week minimum. Be that hiking, biking, inline skating or running depends on which activity I am least bored with and/or the weather will permit. Once upon a time I supplemented that with pushups and situps but I've gotten slack in my 30s, lol...
Today I walked up a hill for four blocks carrying a fifty pound box of files. I also ran up 21 flights of stairs and down 30.

I also stood without sitting for eight hours.

Oh, yeah, I stood all the way on the bus ride home and ran up another six flights of stairs.

With a gallon of drinking water in my backpack.
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Originally posted by Trogdor:
The Perfect Pushup things let you rotate your arms axially as you go up and down. Makes a difference in tone and definition I think. Besides, I have them in a corner of my office so I use them more than if it were a weight setup or a gym.

Don't get the knockoffs or copies though. The Perfect Pushup ones rotate smoothly and are built solid.


I second the Perfect Pushup vs. Knock Off. The real ones are nice while the fake ones were more hassle than they were worth.

I have a morning routine that involves 3 sets of twenty pushups alternating with 3 sets of twenty crunches while I wait for the water in the kettle to whistle and then my coffee to brew. I have bad knees so I stick to low impact stuff- running is not for me. Yoga/Pilates exercises usually every other day for my back/posture.

Don't laugh, but I do some cardio on my Wii Fit. For whatever reason I can't bring myself to do the same exercises on my own, but if you put that stupid game on I'm motivated. *shrug*

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