Re: Exercise

PostBy: gaw On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:51 pm

OK, I didn’t know you were looking for simple answers. Work out to feel good and relieve stress? Yes. :D Working out in preparation for Armageddon? Not so much. :P
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Re: Exercise

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:27 am

RW, by stating that you are putting him on the treadmill it tends to sound like it isn't him that wants to do 2 mile runs. There is a difference between encouraging & making, I hope that it's as much your son's choice as it is yours. Nothing personal meant, it's just the way you said it & IMO there are many parents that push their children to do what the parent wants & many extremes the child tends to lose their childhood. Again nothing personal, just expressing a thought that I have seen not just in sports but in many aspects.
I'm a backer of exercise but by choice, many find satisfaction in it & others don't, it's human nature it's good for all that can but not for everyone if their heart isn't in it.
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Re: Exercise

PostBy: Rwalker On: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:09 pm

It isn't by choice. I don't ask him if he wants to, I get home from work and he either A-lifts weights with me, or B-runs. The little ones do a fairly strict regimen of push ups, sit ups, body weight squats, and several stretches.

When he hits the ball to the fence in baseball season or hits the running back so hard he nearly takes his helmet off on the football field, he isn't complaining. When he smokes his entire class in the 1 mile run, sit-ups, and push-ups in his gym class testing, he doesn't complain. When he gets 100% on his tests, he doesn't complain about having to read an hour a night either.

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