View Full Version : Who exercises on a daily basis...or every other day?
06-07-2004, 08:36 PM
What do you do? How do you fit it in?
06-07-2004, 08:39 PM
I get a lot of eye/hand exercise. Reading RedsZone. Typing on RedsZone.
Seriously, though. I go to the gym on my days off. That's all I can fit in since my regular work days are 7am to 7pm.
06-07-2004, 08:39 PM
I walk, my favorite places to do it are shopping malls (Tri County mall is a good one) inside, cool and if you do it early not a lot of people around, certainly not gonna walk around outside with the Cicadas trying to hitch a ride
I try to get out and walk about 4-5 times a week :)
06-07-2004, 08:52 PM
I try to get 4-5 days in a week
3 times I'll go out mountain bike riding or ride my stationary for 30 minutes.
Or else I'll do some light weight lifting ( more reps than pounds) or some yoga (got a bad back so sometimes I'll have to skip) otherwise walk, walk, walk.
06-07-2004, 09:05 PM
I lift weights five times a week after work. It just so happens that even though I work for a private firm we are completely funded through the govt, so we have regular hours. So everyday I am outta there at 5 and instead of fighting the traffic I head to the gym.
It helps when you have a set schedule, like on weekends i can't get my lazy butt to the gym even though I'd like to add a sixth day - but the couch, Reds games on the net, just too hard.
06-07-2004, 09:52 PM
Creek - Yup, I do that workout a lot too! :p: We should film it and sell it! ;)
Krono & WOY Walking is my absolute favorite exercise. (Next to the Redszone workout! ;) ) Our mall that was perfect to walk in is just about gone now :( (Crestview). Florence Mall is just too congested! I went out there last week and they have so much crap out in the middle of the mall floor you can hardly walk by. I have several Leslie Sansone in home walking workouts...they are fun and you move around more than walking outside (since you are doing stuff with your arms too). I just lack the motivation to do it!!! :) I want to get an elliptical so bad. When I actually used the gym membership I paid for I loved that thing! When I first got on it I could do about 4 minutes and I felt like I was having a heart attack. In a matter of weeks (maybe a month) I was up to an hour. :thumbup: My feet got numb though...that was a weird feeling. I've got a bad back too...scared to death of Yoga.
Puffy I have a few dumbbells around here...up to about 10 pounds. I have way too many fitness videos using weights...I need to actually use them. :) :p:
06-07-2004, 10:32 PM
I have three boxer dogs that I walk twice a day, sometimes several miles depending on how hot it is.
I also lift weights nightly in my spare room. Just dumbells and free weights.
I'd love to do more cardio, just never enough time.
06-07-2004, 11:24 PM
I run a mile twice a week, do an upper-body workout twice a week, and play softball on Wednesdays.
On weekends, I do beer curls.
06-07-2004, 11:45 PM
I lift weights for about an hour every other morning. The other days I run/walk a mile (combo effect going.) And daily do various yoga excercises, if that counts.
And hockey throughout the week usually. :)
06-08-2004, 09:13 AM
In the morning, every morning, before I shower up for work; crunches, free weights (reps), and then a jog. I also walk/bicycle everywhere (no car), so that helps to keep the beer gut in check as well.
As far as fitting it in, once I got into the habit of getting up ~1/2 hr earlier than normal, it was really no problem at all. I'm less likely to do anything in the evening after I get off work, so I get up early and do everything then.
Except for the last month (traveling, laziness, etc) I've tried to work out 4+x a week since mid-January. I did lose about 20lbs and am closer to where I want/need to be (mid-170s). I was down to 168 two years ago and that's my goal, but I'm happy anywhere in the 170's if my body's happy.
I spend about 60-90 minutes in the gym. 20-30 minutes of cardio (eliptical machine, my knees don't like running as much) and 30-70 minutes of weights (mainly free weights).
I'm starting my routine back up tonight after my month or so off so I look good at my brother's wedding next month. :evil: The whole family will be there and I'll be imortalized in pictures, so I'd like to be in shape.
Bike riding would be fun on the weekends. There are some great parks/trails around me here in Michigan. Thanks for the idea, WOY.
I lift every other day and I try and jog everyday, even if it is just into my kitchen. ;)
06-08-2004, 11:41 AM
I got bored in the winter doing the treadmill and videos. (So bad, that I'd lock my door and airband around the room for an hour. Don't tell anyone, that's embarrassing.)
This week, I've been cutting down some smaller trees and limbs with a hand saw and taking them out in the woods. Pretty good exercise and kind of constructive and fun for me. The little guy joins me too ....... he says no way to exercise videos. Looks at me like I'm nuts.
I used to alternate all kinds of things like shooting hoops, walking, biking. I get bored very quickly. I need projects. I'll probably feel differently when the thermometer hits 85-90 though.
06-08-2004, 11:48 AM
My recipe for keeping off weight:
Combine the following:
(a) 1 infant child
(b) a wife who travels up & down the east coast for work
(c) a "new" house that's 65 years old
(d) a lawn that hasn't had any tree trimming or pruning done for, oh, I don't know, a good quarter century
set the oven to "georgia" (in layman's terms, that means hot & humid), stick all of the ingredients in there, and don't ever take 'em out.
it's not exactly hitting the gym 5 days a week, but it keeps the weight off as there isn't a whole lot of time on the sofa watching movies & eating ice cream. heck, i've dropped 10 pounds in the past 4 months doing nothing but cutting grass, busting up tree stumps, and wrestling a 10 month old every night at bath time.
on the rare occasion when I have the time, I like going for a walk, run, or even playing some competitive volleyball. weights are ok, too.
But those occasions are getting fewer and farther apart...
04-16-2005, 03:25 AM
Bump. I am thrilled. I have had Achilled Tendonitis for months. I am a runner and I have been hobbled and miserable. I finally sucked it up and went to my doc. He prescribed anti-inflammitories (2 days ago) and it has already improved! So much for self-treatment! Yeah, I know- who cares! But I am estatic! Gonna start all over again tomorrow and run 3 miles! (I hope!) I just gotta shout it out!
04-16-2005, 08:24 AM
Lumpy Herron, well named PGA golfer, had this to say about fitness...
"Do I lift weights? Are you kidding? Those things are heavy"
04-16-2005, 01:26 PM
aerobics every other day. static contraction weight lifting every two weeks. baseball drills 4 days a week.
breakfast consists of one of the following:
shredded wheat cereal
wheat bagel w/cheese, milk, strawberry/blackberry/blueberry
jambilya with fruit juice
two to three hours later:
multi-grain bar, fruit, ham or turkey sandwich on 12 grain bread, boiled potato...glass of milk with all
two to three hours later, lunch:
chinese food w/green tea
turkey or ham sandwich, soup, milk
or some toher extrodinarily high carb/high starch thing
two hours later:
multi-grain bar, fruit, ham or turkey sandwich on 12 grain bread, boiled potato...glass of orange juice with all
three hours later, supper:
corn, peas, carrots, mashed potatos w/skins...meat (usualy chicken), mac & cheese, milk, fruit juice
and then, i just basically try to eat something every 3 hours after that (yeah, i'm usually awake that long every day)...at some point i make sure to have some junk food like m&ms, reese's cups, chips, etc...otherwise i don't get enough fat intake through the day. i also drink a lot of Sobe (power, energy, grape grog, nirvana, black and blue berry), as well as 1 can of pop (yummy caffeine), and usually an energy drink at 430 in the morning (during my last break at work).
i've gone from being 190 LBS to 207 LBS...my BMI has gone from 19.4% fat to 14.6% fat...750 lb. calf press to 1000+ lbs., 120 lb. bench press to 210 lb bench ...4.8 second 40 yard dash, and yet somehow i struggle to do a mile in less than 10 minutes. in a matter of about 14 weeks.
04-16-2005, 01:36 PM
I lift weights about 5 times a week.
04-16-2005, 03:40 PM
I lift weights 5-6 days a week and run 4 miles 3-4 times a week.
It is getting harder and harder to do as I get older. :)
04-17-2005, 04:41 PM
My girlfriend's got me into Yoga.
I never would have thought that I'd be the type of guy that does it, but boy oh boy do I like it.
About five times a week, I do my Yoga tapes, and then I run my staircase for about twenty minutes.
I've also been using my nautilus machine again since my roomate moved out, along with the myriad boxes that were surrounding it.
I feel like a teenager again.
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