Exercise

Exercise

PostBy: Rwalker On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:49 am

Are you doing it? Why or why not?

My family and I are all enthusiasts. I do it to survive, plain and simply. It goes along with any other kind of prepping. You cant be sucking wind after hiking a mile with 100 pounds of gear or having to run 10 miles to where ever you next safety point is. You need to keep your body as sharp as your knives.

I know there are plenty excuses not to do it, but if I have the time and can do it with all the health sh*t I have been through, anyone can do it. And no, just working hard isn't enough. You need 30-60 minutes of all out, breathing razor blades, heart rate hitting near your max workouts.

So what do I do? 3 days a week I lift weights. I go super sets of 10 with minimal rest and as much weight as I can handle so when I get to 10, I am spent. The other 3 days I do the Insanity workouts. Check them out online. Brutal, effective, and they leave you with that iron taste in your mouth like you worked so hard you lungs are bleeding.

Thoughts?
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Re: Exercise

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:16 am

I am starting a superset clinic at the horse farm. You arrive at 5AM and shovel horse poop until you are totally exhausted and I only charge $25 a morning. I am selling the program to the yuppies around here but so far the response is limited. I never tried the angle of survival training, that is a good approach. I know that if I don't shovel I don't survive. Psst, diet has a greater effect on longevity but genetics beats all. So exercise is third.
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Re: Exercise

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:27 am

cn, if my Italian Mom lived to be 99 & my Native American Dad till 66--where the hell does that put me longevity wise???????????????????????? PS---I don't want to hear any crap about the "Wop-Aho" tribe--it' ain't that funny! :clap: toothy
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Re: Exercise

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:31 am

There is a forth determinant on longevity that I did not mention.... only the good die young ... you will live forever. :punk:
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Re: Exercise

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:32 am

Whew, you had me worried there for a minute:) Thank you.
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Re: Exercise

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:34 am

freetown fred wrote: PS---I don't want to hear any crap about the "Wop-Aho" tribe--it' ain't that funny! :clap: toothy


I found it funny :lol:
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Re: Exercise

PostBy: franco b On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:52 am

freetown fred wrote:cn, if my Italian Mom lived to be 99 & my Native American Dad till 66--where the hell does that put me longevity wise???????????????????????? PS---I don't want to hear any crap about the "Wop-Aho" tribe--it' ain't that funny! :clap: toothy

Wow 99 and 66, pretty damn significant numbers. If we split the difference then we get 82.5 which has no significance that I can think of, but thinking about it is exercise of a kind.
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Re: Exercise

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:48 pm

cArNaGe wrote:
freetown fred wrote: PS---I don't want to hear any crap about the "Wop-Aho" tribe--it' ain't that funny! :clap: toothy


I found it funny :lol:



I have to say, so did I. :lol:

At least the didn't call you running ginny.
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Re: Exercise

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:51 pm

Well Rwalker, I play 3 on 3 basketball Sun. and Tue. with "old" guys. Then I have double header softball game each Thu. night for one more night then playoffs. After softball, I will go to basketball 3 nights a week and I am intending to lift something to regain some strength in my shoulders and core.

Kevin
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Re: Exercise

PostBy: Rwalker On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:20 am

coalnewbie wrote:I am starting a superset clinic at the horse farm. You arrive at 5AM and shovel horse poop until you are totally exhausted and I only charge $25 a morning. I am selling the program to the yuppies around here but so far the response is limited. I never tried the angle of survival training, that is a good approach. I know that if I don't shovel I don't survive. Psst, diet has a greater effect on longevity but genetics beats all. So exercise is third.


People make the mistake of thinking working hard, such as farming, is good enough. I don't care how much horse sh*t you have shoveled, I could put you through a workout that would leave you throwing up and in the fetal position in 20 minutes.

I grew up on a farm, I know about hard work. Hard work is good for the soul, exercising hard is good for the mind. Overcoming the brain's little sensor that says QUIT, ABANDON SHIP, STOP BEFORE YOU DIE, is important.

Not concerned with longevity. With whatever time I have I want to be able to move and react as efficiently as possible, work all day long without feeling like crap the next day, and hike for endless miles carrying 100+ extra pounds.

One of my favs is to do a hill sprint up 50 yards of hill, rifle in tow, lay down, and unload the mag. See how good my aim is when my heart rate is at 180!

KLook wrote:Well Rwalker, I play 3 on 3 basketball Sun. and Tue. with "old" guys. Then I have double header softball game each Thu. night for one more night then playoffs. After softball, I will go to basketball 3 nights a week and I am intending to lift something to regain some strength in my shoulders and core.

Kevin


It is something, and sure beats sitting on the couch eating potato chips and beer. Optimally you want to keep your heart rate at 60-80% of your max for at least 30 minutes to an hour. Basketball might do it, softball there is too much standing around. I have noticed a trend of fatter and fatter MLB players! LOL!

Bodyweight exercises will accomplish what you are looking to do. Do a workout my friend has coined Blackjack. Start out with 21 push-ups and 1 body weight squat, then 20 push-ups and 2 bodyweight squats, etc. all the way to 1 push-up and 21 bodyweight squats. Limit the rest and try and increase the speed you do it in. Do it 3 times a week. The other 3 days do sit-ups and burpees http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Dq_NCzj8M. Same rep scheme.
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Re: Exercise

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:56 am

You don't post your age, but I'm 65 and I have a lot of friends
with bad knees, bad backs, bad shoulders and sleep disorders.
They all thought life was a race, not a journey. Keep up the iron
man crap and live out you older years in pain.
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Re: Exercise

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:17 am

Im not takin any chances,I do six sets of 12oz curls every night :flex:
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Re: Exercise

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:43 am

but thinking about it is exercise of a kind.


Not really, half a peanut will keep a brain going for hours. I worry about wearing mine out before I die so I use it as seldom as possible. It's very fresh thanks to my caring for it. Many people have told me I have the mentality of an eight year old.
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Re: Exercise

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:15 am

Not really, half a peanut will keep a brain going for hours. I worry about wearing mine out before I die so I use it as seldom as possible. It's very fresh thanks to my caring for it. Many people have told me I have the mentality of an eight year ol


HAahahahahh! Good one! I have the same affliction.

And Rwalker, some of the comments here are correct. Genetics play a huge role. I am one of the lucky ones that just can do things most can't at my age. However, lack of staying with my seasonal work load (mostly raking blueberries, digging clams, and cutting wood in the winter)has caused my shoulders to weaken and it did not help falling 14 ft. onto my left shoulder and head 5 or 6 years ago. Studies about longevity on the oldest populations in the world found that they still worked everyday, but not HARD work. Many of them had long walks involved in their daily routine. And diet. The Sicilians, Okinawans, Fransican nuns from California, and some South Americans have never done a squat or push up. They are the tortoises of the world. Fruits, nuts, greens and other colorful veggies and low amounts of meat.
When I was in my prime, I would walk into the weight room and "piss off" the friends that lifted weights to be strong by out lifting them. And out run them and out jump them.
But I am one good injury away from going into elderly decline like everyone else. I already was until I moved here and got the recreation I desired. Looking for a bowflex now and I will look at that workout you posted. PX-90??? is supposed to be great.

Kevin
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Re: Exercise

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:31 am

I don't know about all them thar fancy machines, but I do a simple bit of stuff daily--25 sit ups (with knees up) on that purple thing I got 20 yrs ago & 20 curls with them thar other things. At 68, I'm just fine with that:) Then we get into haying every season & i'm down to throwing 1 bale at a time instead of the 2 I did till 5 or so yrs ago. My metabolism must be real good as is my blood pressure, heart rate--I eat pretty healthy but do go on my sweet binges on occasion. I've said it before---no matter how healthy I've lived--I looked in the mirror one morning & realized that my biceps are down around my elbows, I have no ass, ( the X got that I think) & I got man-boobs-- :wtf: :clap: toothy Oh yeah, I've got my oldness situations--arty up the ying yang--had liver cancer, parkinsonism/essential tremor, do prevised ( to much Jack as a yute probably) plus my eyesight sux even after cataract surgery--Oh well--it is what it is & the Creator is the one callin the shots--all we can do is make the best with what he gave us. Good post Rw:)
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