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Weight lifting and other forms of exercise...

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by Kovalis Darkfire, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. Kovalis Darkfire Gems: 13/31
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    [​IMG] Do you work out or excercise? If you do, what kind of stuff do you do? How old are you, how much do you weigh, what is your height... How much can you bench, curl, etc...?

    I excersize daily. I am 16 years old, 140 pounds, 6'. For arobic excersize I run for about an hour a day in the hills by my home. During summer vacation I do pushups instead of Bench press(simply because I don't have access to a bench). I do 55 pushups 3 days a week. I also do pullups, chinups, dumb-bell curls, and crunches. Last time I tried(a couple months ago when I was in school still) I put up 155 pounds(one rep) on the bench. I do 19 chinups and 14 pullups. I curl with 40 pound dumb-bells, and I do 130 crunches every night. How's that for a full scale work out. :lol:

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  2. Rotku

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    I just go for runs, and the occasional bike ride.
    Oh and three times a week I go to a gym for about two hours and do... oh whats the word... can't remember :doh:
    And then I've got hockey and archery, which are forms of excersise. I play about 4 hours of hockey a week, and usuallt about 4 hours of archery as well.
     
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    You reminded me RotKu that I also do alot of skateboarding.(After sending brother off to purchase Lionheart from Best Buy, Kovalis goes onto the back porch to work on bustin a 360 ollie on his skateboard)
     
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    [​IMG] I like sort of free forms exercise... Um basically I'm captain of Color Guard at my high school and this is a type of art-form joined with sport. So I might randomly do 4 light, easy-going hours of twirling batons or I might do two really rough hours of swinging two 7 pound sabres around my head and at my sides. . . (SO much harder than you would think. Even twirling fire is easier) And other than that, I stay in shape for color guard by doing crew and rollerblading. And in winter I like downhill skiing. But it's nothing that's really measurable.

    For instance, I know how much I bench (but I'm not going to share it) but to me, the real test is being able to do ten minutes of twirling my fastest and hardest in zero degree weather in the snow wearing the skimpiest outfit in the world (damn those cheerleaders that get to have jogging suits!!!) without breaking a sweat that would freeze and kill me. Yes, welcome to my half-time show for Thanksgiving and any and all playoffs.
     
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    Exercise? Me? I don't. Unless you count running up and down stairs after the cat/my rat/my brother/my brother's hamster a gazillion times a day, or running after my brother to make sure he doesn't run into anytihng on his bike, or running around trying to find the Elite Force CD, or dancing on my bed to Avril Lavigne, or any of the non-exercise exercise I do.
     
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    [​IMG] @Guen: All that sounds fun ;)
     
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    Shell Awww, come and give me a big hug!

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    2 year old = plenty of exercise ;)
     
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    Loerand My heart holds no fear for death

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    I'm 16 years old too. I'm 6'1" , and about 160 pounds(according to Chev's definition of a pound). I practice nearly everyday, except when I'm on soccer training....
     
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    I'm 17, 6'2" and I guess 160. I've been going to the gym for about 2-2.5 years now. I usually go 3 times a week, and since I've still got some vacation left I'm going nearly every day now. I only do weightlifting, since I've got a mild case of asthma which means I can't really run and stuff like that.
     
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    I'm 14, somewhere around 5'5", and weigh 150 pounds... slightly ovverweight... But i'm currently biking a 3 and 1/2 mile stretch near my house, it has crazy hills but i do it. I also do pushups, situps, and bicycle crunchs when i get done with that.
     
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    20 year old

    195 cm / 6'5''

    75 kg / 165 lbs

    80 cm / 31'' waist

    104 cm / 41'' chest

    Some purely accidental muscle.

    SPOILERS BELOW!!!


    I frown on sports, I hate them, I despise them, I loathe them. Especially team ones. This actually stops being the case if my participation is out of question. In that case I'm perfectly obliviously negligently indifferent. I only exercise if I feel like it and it doesn't come often. I never took part in any PE class if avoiding it was an option and the only time I saw the university doctor was to seal my total PE leave.

    But now comes the real fun: I've always been the last one to fall and stronger, more dextrous and more persistent (not really classic stamina since I utterly and completely suck at fitness and have health problems other than getting ill which I rarely do) than all those wannabe sport stars. It's a funny feeling for the geek to keep marching joyously and see the jocks crawl kilometres behind :D It's also a funny thing to throw gym bulls around or hold a Nazi survival course freak upside down by his ankles. Or lift them all guys from your class one by one when you get drunk at New Year's Even party. BTW, guess who drinks the most at the parties where I'm present ;)

    To sum up this truly moral and character-building kid-amending iconic story of heroism and moral excellence, eating whatever at whatever times in whatever quantity, drinking 5-8 coffees a day and bucketfuls of alcohol, taking it en masse on empty stomach, while sleeping irregularly when you feel like it (aka 3-4/48 hours or 15/24 at random dice), making your way through and getting away with things, partying to the best of your physical ability (and further), going without food or drink for whole day because you don't want to waste time, being on the computer for 40 hours straight or 16/24 every day (12/24 during weekdays when working or attending classes), playing games until early morning of the day of your final exams, taking exams (or learning for them - as a perverted S&M pleasure when you feel like it) clinically incaffeinated and/or legally intoxicated etc etc while disregarding any diet or exercise routine will make you fit to meet any challenge in life. Only the worthy survive, though. Those in whom the presence of the Force is the strongest ;) :tie:

    :coffee: :borg:

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  12. Sorvo

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    I excercise my legs walking to the fridge, and 12oz curls for my arms :D
     
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    Play basketball at least once a week
    Play tennis at least once a week (like tonight)
    Play golf once a month (like my 5:51 am tee time on Sunday - groan)
    Lift weights - never! Gave that up long ago when the sheer monotony of it crashed upon me like a tidal wave (I was putting up 325 at the time, so it wasn't a part time activity)
    Chase my 5 year old and 2 year old whenever I can
    (Chase my wife too, but that's a different kind of exercise ;) )
     
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    Loerand My heart holds no fear for death

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    Man Chev, you're really tall. But don't despice sports. They're great when you're in to them, especially soccer :)
     
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    He aint all that tall. Plenty a people 6'5. I have mixed feelings about sports. I hate them and I love them. But the hate is probably 60%. :rolleyes:
     
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    I play occasionally basket and soccer. And i love to walk (among other exercises ;) ). I walk at least 2 Km every day. I think to start once again martial arts (Aikido :cool: or Tae Kwon Do :cool: ) lessons. But weight lifting no way NO WAY. It is not good for your body since it prohibits proper growth, and furthermore it binds you to exercise like this for all your life since if you give up (which will happen sooner or later due to job and other responsibilities) you will confront some very unpleasant events on your body. As the ancient Greeks said "Pan metron ariston" which means it is good to keep a measure on all things.
    I forgot i'm 186 cm tall and weight 82 Kgr.
     
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    Normal weightlifting doesn't have these effects, bodybuilding does. There's a big difference. Weightlifting is about endurance and bodybuilding is pure muscle. A weightlifter might lift a 12 kg weight for three sets of 15, while a bodybuilder takes on 20 kg for one set of five. Not everyone who goes to the gym is a bodybuilder. I have been going for some years now and I'm not extremely pumped, I'm just stronger then most people of my age. It all depends on your training level. It's true that excessive training can have affect on your growth, but by that time you are actually bodybuilding.And with the binding to exercise you're again talking about bodybuilding. Normal weightlifting doesn't have these effects.
     
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