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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by jonn5335, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    Just curious what other members do to stay in shape. I personally do crossfit on occasion in the am, walk a local lake 3.5 miles in the afternoon (dependent on weather and my mood) and hit the gym and do some lifting and cardio in the evenings depending on if I'm trying to cut or bulk. What say you?
     
  2. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    hmmm - my sarcastic answer would be 12 oz curls mixed with some shots...

    Jon - come run the road from bottom to top - should be a bit more than 2 miles each way and I don't think most people could ride a bicycle up it. In a good snow most 2wd don't make it past the first 1/4 mile without chains and it gets steeper from there.
     
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  3. HarryHaller

    HarryHaller Kalama, WA Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I just started getting back in shape last year. I started tracking my food intake with the myfitnesspal app, with that and some hiking and running I dropped 30 pounds. I felt pretty skinny at that point so I started lifting weights. I just lift 45 minutes or so every other day and I've seen good results. I found the workout plan on bodybuilding.com. It was nice to be able to eat more food to put on muscle, I've put on about 20 pounds of mostly muscle now.

    Tracking my food has been the biggest difference in all of it. It's nice to know the nutritional info of what I'm eating, and it adds it all up for you. Takes awhile to get used to tracking everything you eat but after a few weeks it's easy because most of the stuff you eat is saved in there. Feels good to fit into pants that haven't fit in years and surprising how being a little stronger helps out from day to day.
     
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  4. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've always stayed in shape. Pear shaped.:D I think your just baiting in Steve Baze:p
     
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  5. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I lift weights, regularly.
    Due to past injuries I stopped running long distance but I will do sprints.
    My job also consists of crawling around under houses and in attics so that keeps me a little active.

    Ill admit, I like lifting more than I like cardio. I cant run from zombies but I can tear their heads off.
     
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  6. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm currently in the 'need to get active' space. My job used to be physical, and I did other stuff on top of that to keep a bit more fit. But today, I have a desk job. I used to go to the gym 3-4 times a week, lifting weights and doing cardio, but an injury sidelined that plan and I got out of the 'habit' of regular exercise a few years ago. Now I'm in a spot where I'm having a hard time starting again - and that's even having a small gym available right in my office.

    That said, I need to get active again, I can certainly feel the effects of being more sedentary, and carrying the extra weight is no fun.
     
  7. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If I stop drinking cokes and get a bit more physical with my active time then I shed my extra weight pretty fast.

    Also, I agree with weights over cardio - gawd it is boring...:confused:

    I would do all this stuff except then I spend all my time fighting off the hoards of lonely women:D:p

    Ok, honestly my diet is my biggest issue. Eat enough and I have cramps, don't eat enough to get cramps and I don't have enough energy to do much more then get thru the day. I am in the double digits on doctors I've tried and 6 years of trial and mostly error, not much luck so far.

    I have a decent set of Dumbbells and an adjustable bench in the basement as well as a heavy bag - I use them as I can.
     
  8. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    i try not to eat junk and i jog 10miles a week
     
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  9. YoungBlood

    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    I drank the kool aid and joined a gym, I have a fully adjustable bench, dumbells, and curl bar with around 450 lbs of Olympic weights in the garage but for some reason its easier for me to go somewhere and work out than at home. Usually when I get into the garage I get distracted by all the other shiny stuff in there that is more fun to work on.
     
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  10. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Round is a shape, right?
     
  11. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    I hit the weights in the shed (after checking for black widows) and have a power tower in the garage for dips and pull ups when I don't feel like going to the shed. Ride a bike for 10 miles twice a week, and go on a 10 mile hike once a week depending on how much time I have. Its more fun when its cold out, less people to get in the way.
     
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  12. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just picked up a new set of weights. Time to get serious:D

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  13. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    An ale a day keeps the doctor at bay. ;)
     
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  14. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Love that workout program - used to drop in at new belgium back when they were operating out of an old grain silo / scale building and didn't have bottle washing facility so they gave away cases of once used 22 oz bombers. Think I still have about 6 cases I should refill - if only I found the time to brew again.....

    Back to the subject of discussion now -
    in the summer just weed eating my driveway is a 4-6 hour light workout, combine that with keeping the blackberry at bay and trimming all the trees/bushes on 10 acres is a good start at a workout program.
     
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  15. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Round is a shape...:rolleyes:
     
  16. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    This cramp thing is odd. Have you tried drinking more water?
     
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  17. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Working 16 hours a day seems to do it!
     
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  18. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    ****Warning, this post is kinda off topic, very lengthy (maybe TMI) and boring so I'd skip it...

    I have a bs diagnosis for what I have; I've tried gluten free for 3 months twice, have to eat as little fat as possible, no to little beef but I can handle bison (my #1 reason to start hunting is for fresh game meat) but not grass fed beef, white chicken and very little to no dark meat, no dairy, NO cellulose heavy veggies (celery, broccoli etc), carrots and potatoes are ok if cooked till soft, no peaches or berries or citrus (apricots are about all I have found that I can handle)and almost NO seasoning or spices.

    Gone without cokes for 6 months plus, tried every fad nutritional diet, on my 6th GI Specialist and have found that a super antibiotic (talking horse pill size pills...) cures me 95% or so within 24 hours (which verifies to me that it is not a "mental stress" issue that has been mentioned more then once) - the caveat is that I can only take them for 2 weeks at a time with a max of 2-3 times per year, because there are no long term studies on the drug at all.


    I'm 6'1" and started off around 225lbs and capable of lifting an 80lb toolbox with one hand into the back of a truck with no issue (maybe couldn't run 3 miles but I could grab a fridge and move it without a dolly).

    Lost 40 lbs to begin with because (at the time I had no idea what triggered it) I would go days without eating - no eating = no cramps. Lost a ton of muscle mass. Put me on some bubblegum pills that made me hungrier then I've ever been (yea, I inhaled when I tried pot once but those munchies couldn't hold a candle to what I went thru 24/7). I would get up at midnight and make 2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches just to try and satiate my stomach so I could sleep - and then eat another 2 sandwiches 4-5 times during the day. Gained 100 lbs of fat before I blew out my other knee (20 years after the first one at 16). At that point I refused the pills and started physical therapy for the knee and started working on loosing weight and gaining stamina.

    Lost 60 of the 100 I gained but have not built much muscle mass back and my stamina is still super low (planned week long hunts and ended up only out for a day or two before I had to get back to the house).

    All day long activities take 2-3 days of physical preparation and 3-4 days of recovery doing very little.

    Half day activities take 24 hours minimum to prep for and usually wipe me out for the next day or two. To my chagrin I missed more then one or two of my daughters sporting events because I couldn't leave the house.


    I sip at cokes thru the day to keep my energy up at least a bit but also drink tea and water.

    Liquids don't seem to cause the cramps.


    End result has been my wife going back to working toward finishing her degrees and starting a carrier after being a home mom for 19 years, while I have had to transition from 60-100 hour work weeks in a fairly lucrative industry (had to pay for homeschooling costs so not much was saved - thus why you'll see me sell ammo or a gun occasionally) to a stay at home dad (which sucks for money and moral:oops:).

    Now I just do what I can when I can and try to deal with the way it is at this moment.


    Poor me:p:Do_O
     
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  19. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I know someone with similar issues - he can hardly eat or drink 'regular' food without it causing issues. He is very thin and a bit on the weak side because he will sometimes choose to simply not eat rather than deal with the consequences of eating. Sad story. He's found some workarounds, but like you, it's not a consistent solution.
     
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  20. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    It is still very tempting to not eat a lot of days but I have found the recovery (very soft foods and liquids for a few days and slowly working back up to solids) is actually worse then eating a little bit each day at least.

    I have 3-4 SETs of clothes ranging from Large to XXXL from the weight gains and losses.

    Is what it is, I always feel like I'm complaining when I talk about it though.
     
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