Stop being lazy.
He gets loads of chicks, so I reckon he thinks its worth it. They're both absolutely mental (in a nice way)
he's a hulk these days.
maybe a poor example. I think his life is more worthwhile since he started crushing it.
there's almost certainly a very large middle ground, where people visit the gym for, say, an hour every other day and manage to be physially fit and improve their bodies without necessarily harping on about it or turning radically vain.
on an hour every other day?
you need to do heavy manual labour for that
And harp on about it constantly, even if they don't go
If you don't like going to the gym (and I don't blame you - I found it really boring too), play sport instead.
Doing weights and stuff is no substitute for cardio work, plus sport is more social and there's an element of competition and variation to it. You're good at football, so see if there are any five-a-side teams/leagues you can join, or if not, you're ability at football suggests that you'd be able to take up a new sport pretty easily - say tennis or hockey or something.
What is a 'good body' anyway? Beyond one that's healthy and suitable for thee physical activity you do, you have to be a bit self-obsessed and insecure to really work at things like muscle definition or lifting strength and the like, so maybe it's not the ideal to which to aspire.
I don't think setting yourself a target for lifting for example, and *competing against yourself* makes someone particularly vain or self obsessed. Also I know people who have really improved their self esteem by putting on a bit of muscle - it shows them they can achieve things if they put their mind to it, and they've then put that knowledge into practice in other parts of their lives.
this is how people rationalise their sloth and gluttony
(and they are arbitrary - it's not as if they're related to health or gaining extra knowledge or skills), suggest that they might be insecure?
I'm not suggesting that it's not a legitimate route out of that insecurity, but that if you define yourself by how your body looks when it's not necessarily the most healthy or suitable for your lifestyle, then perhaps you want to look at other methods of motivation or self-improvement.
But that's a subthread for another day.
there are so many people who severely damage their bodies in the pursuit of making them look 'fit'
I mean, I wish I could love team sports because I love to watch them (and my favourite sports are rugby and nfl, which are the ultimate team sports), but I just don't.
I love to run and cycle and all those things because it's me against myself. I have to beat me, rather than someone else. And if I lose I don't feel bad, I don't let anyone down, I just try again next time. I think it's a really powerful feeling, going against yourself
all those things.
it's ace http://www.amazon.co.uk/Born-Run-Hidden-Ultra-Runners-Greatest/dp/1861978774
been telling lots of people about it
This article has been doing the rounds recently. incredible.
running around just eating wild berries and drinking from streams heh
Look at how fast he goes DOWN.
Love the bit at the start where it says he got lost and took a 6 mile detour and still smashed the record by an hour.
yeah that book above is a bit flawed and doesn't discuss the poverty the mexican tarahumara runners live in when it should and it totally speeds over the amount of training etc required but it's still a good read
(aside from being things that you can do outside and so you can vary the scenery) are cardio activities that will make you healthier.
Just lifting weights so that you look good is a completely different thing.
I would like to maintain a decent bit of extra strength, muscle tone, etc, but I'd rathee be reading a book or writing songs.
The gym can be a pretty social place tbf
(I come home from work, make dinner then lie on the couch watching TV or listening to tunes)
likes a fatso. Too much is vanity. After all, there's too much good stuff on TV to go to the gym too often.
genuinely enjoy exercising and genuinely enjoy going somewhere they can do that with other people, and don't have much of a complex (beyond pretty normal parameters) about their weight or appearance. I reckon.
there used to be one man who came into the gym just to lie on his stomach and do that stretch where you grab your shins and make a U shape with your body. And he would just do that over and over again, grunting.
What's that about eh?
it was in Newcastle. Probably was wasn't it.
Can't believe he's from the North East of England
I just thought he was born on Sting island or something
one day he just appeared fully formed
I used to work in a gym and used to use it quite a bit, and yes it's good for isolating a muscle and working on it, but it's not exactly being 'fit' per se. To me, being fit is having a good grasp of cardiovascular activities and having strength to carry or lift weight. Endurance is key for fitness. If you do some really dynamic and interesting circuits a couple of times a week and a run here and there and some sprint training you'll get fit no matter what. Obviously you need to control your diet too.
then army man popped o'line for a bit.
(Walk fast to and from the pub, dance and around, have lots of sex, take the stairs where you can, carry heavy bags instead of wheeling trolley cases, try a llittle yoga. ) you don't need the gym and indeed I banned myself from it last year for the year and since the ban lifted in january I haven't even bothered going back (although I do love bodypump and am going to this later).
but since then, haven't needed it to keep the wait off by doing what PO said basically.
I don't mind the gym and it can be handy, but I prefer playing football etc.
For the more effective workouts you should be aiming for like 45 minutes of intense activity anyway, so you don't really have to live at the gym.
some spectacular point-missing
80% of being in good shape is down to diet.
the most sensible post in a fitness thread would be from forza. And the most wide of the mark is from marckee. What the fck has easter done to you people?
I mean, yeah it'd be nice to have arms that weren't skinny but it's just a pretty boring and sterile environment, and ultimately I'd almost always rather go for a run outside. Especilly cos I'm doing a half marathon in September so I feel like I should channel all my exercise motivation into running.
are the only people who go to the gym.
I got no problem with the actors; it's in their job description. And three cheers for in-shape 40-year-old gals.
It's the gay dudes who're queering the curve for the rest of us. (Pun, yep) Please, gay guys, stop looking so damn good. Seriously!
what an utterly bizarre post
just that the idea that someone might confuse your posts for mine is slightly nauseating. Cheers.
It was a confusing 30 seconds.
I thought my days of being confused with malevolent board users were over when vikram_ stopped posting :(
There. Now I'm being malevolent.
I've recently come to that very same conclusion.
A few months ago I went every day of the week. I became a far far better footballer for a brief time cos I was fitter. But that was the only benefit.
It's boring, and not worth the time. I value my after work time. Spending it in a room full of protein-shake wankers checking themselves out is not my idea of fun. I'm gonna cancel my membership this week actually. Thanks.
Perfect way to describe one of the chefs.
think of your 3 closest mates. people you really get on with who have a similar sense of humour and good chat.
I bet not one of them is a muscle man. Muscle men are just so boring and they have tiny brains.
Not learning much about gyms or gym goers.
FWIW I reckon you're bang on the money above.
only an hour or two 4 - 5 days a week felt great and was physically getting stronger and more toned. Though I don't think you'd get a 'great' body
and it's no where nearly as dull
need to have rest days for the muscles to recover innit. #doyouevenlift, etc.
which is fine, right?
Also I alternated Cardio and Lifting
if you work legs one day then you can work upper body the next, for example.