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(Science Daily)   Good news: Exercise makes middle-aged people smarter. Bad news: it seems to have the exact opposite effect on guys in their twenties who have to be at the gym in 27 minutes   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 65
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2012-10-29 03:28:13 PM
but 26 minutes is ok???
 
2012-10-29 03:28:30 PM
What on Earth will they ever do with that extra minute?
 
2012-10-29 03:29:05 PM
**shakes tiny fist at silo123j**
 
2012-10-29 03:35:43 PM
I heard some young woman picking on her mom at the bar, yesterday. Kid was 21, mom was in her 50s. I finally blurted out "Nobody wants to grow old". Then went back to my vodak seven breakfast.
 
2012-10-29 03:40:37 PM
If you exercise, it will make you smart enough to realize that you shouldn't sit in front of the television all evening eating fatty, overly-salted, processed foods.
 
2012-10-29 04:24:01 PM
gonna get there 1 minute early, huh?
 
2012-10-29 05:24:19 PM

silo123j: but 26 minutes is ok???


I'm gonna guess that 26 minutes is ok since it seems to be working for me.
 
2012-10-29 05:51:28 PM

cmunic8r99: What on Earth will they ever do with that extra minute?


Masturbate furiously?
 
2012-10-29 06:17:13 PM
Well, I'm getting better at exercising as I'm getting older. I used to be only half hearted in the gym in college, never really tracked things that well. Then I really didn't exercise for about four years. Then I almost had a spa dropped on me where I had to say "I'm not as strong as I look".

Now it's two years later and I'm finally getting the hang of things, I'm 33 and I'm at least as strong as I look. Now to look stronger and drop some fat.
 
2012-10-29 06:18:06 PM
This article strokes my confirmation bias.
 
2012-10-29 06:19:43 PM
my body fat is 34% and rising.
 
2012-10-29 06:20:13 PM
For farkers who go to the gym sign up on Fitocracy. There are only 80 members in the Fit as Fark group and i know there must be more than 80 people who workout here.
 
2012-10-29 06:24:11 PM
I am pushing 300 elbows, and hope to be 350 by end of Thanksgiving festivities. I need to pack in on so that I can not freeze this winter. And then, the extra weight is really helpful in pushing off my rivals during rut.
 
2012-10-29 06:34:10 PM

wildcardjack: Well, I'm getting better at exercising as I'm getting older. I used to be only half hearted in the gym in college, never really tracked things that well. Then I really didn't exercise for about four years. Then I almost had a spa dropped on me where I had to say "I'm not as strong as I look".

Now it's two years later and I'm finally getting the hang of things, I'm 33 and I'm at least as strong as I look. Now to look stronger and drop some fat.


Good job. Seems the same for me, I started when I was 38 (41 now) and the gains are great. Went from flab and no upper body strength to fairly lean and lots of pull ups, and heavy bench and dead lifts. I think if a person doesn't love working out and lacks a basic plan, he will probably never stick with it.
 
2012-10-29 06:37:37 PM

SevenizGud: I am pushing 300 elbows, and hope to be 350 by end of Thanksgiving festivities. I need to pack in on so that I can not freeze this winter. And then, the extra weight is really helpful in pushing off my rivals during rut.


i don't know what that means. but hopefully you are lifting 300 lbs and not weighing 300 lbs. i HOPE.

can bench 50 lbs
 
2012-10-29 06:43:41 PM

Carth: For farkers who go to the gym sign up on Fitocracy. There are only 80 members in the Fit as Fark group and i know there must be more than 80 people who workout here.


Does furious masturbation count?
 
2012-10-29 06:50:36 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: i don't know what that means. but hopefully you are lifting 300 lbs and not weighing 300 lbs. i HOPE.


I am just a hair shy of 6' 10", so that weight is actually nearly height-proportional for my bone structure.
 
2012-10-29 06:50:36 PM

Carth: For farkers who go to the gym sign up on Fitocracy. There are only 80 members in the Fit as Fark group and i know there must be more than 80 people who workout here.


There are only 113 actual humans who use this site. All the rest are just alts.
And 72 of those 113 are just lurkers.
So all the content you read on here is (for the most part) generated b just 41 actual people.

And now you know why there are so few divergent opinions on FARK.
 
2012-10-29 06:52:17 PM

SevenizGud: Jon iz teh kewl: i don't know what that means. but hopefully you are lifting 300 lbs and not weighing 300 lbs. i HOPE.

I am just a hair shy of 6' 10", so that weight is actually nearly height-proportional for my bone structure.


oh that makes sense! just like jay cutler
 
2012-10-29 06:54:48 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: SevenizGud: I am pushing 300 elbows, and hope to be 350 by end of Thanksgiving festivities. I need to pack in on so that I can not freeze this winter. And then, the extra weight is really helpful in pushing off my rivals during rut.

i don't know what that means. but hopefully you are lifting 300 lbs and not weighing 300 lbs. i HOPE.

can bench 50 lbs


Nobody can eat bench fifty eggs lbs.
 
2012-10-29 06:55:58 PM

SevenizGud: Jon iz teh kewl: i don't know what that means. but hopefully you are lifting 300 lbs and not weighing 300 lbs. i HOPE.

I am just a hair shy of 6' 10", so that weight is actually nearly height-proportional for my bone structure.


6'10"? Good god. Are you in sport? Bounce-ball?
 
2012-10-29 07:02:17 PM

Carth: For farkers who go to the gym sign up on Fitocracy. There are only 80 members in the Fit as Fark group and i know there must be more than 80 people who workout here.


Sweet, I'll sign up tonight. I'm a pretty serious gym rat, especially since it's now becoming too cold outside to ride my bike and/or run.
 
2012-10-29 07:04:56 PM
It's go time.

Mandelbrain! Mandelbrain! Mandelbrain!
 
2012-10-29 07:18:15 PM

Carth: For farkers who go to the gym sign up on Fitocracy. There are only 80 members in the Fit as Fark group and i know there must be more than 80 people who workout here.


Okay, what would I gain out of Fitocracy? It doesn't seem to actually say much about what it does on the website.
 
2012-10-29 07:19:09 PM

Carth: For farkers who go to the gym sign up on Fitocracy. There are only 80 members in the Fit as Fark group and i know there must be more than 80 people who workout here.


Make that 81
 
2012-10-29 07:30:02 PM

Carth: For farkers who go to the gym sign up on Fitocracy. There are only 80 members in the Fit as Fark group and i know there must be more than 80 people who workout here.


Yeah, I totally fell off the wagon. Stupid work travel and stuff. I swear I'll get back to it and keep it up soonish.
 
2012-10-29 07:33:46 PM

silo123j: but 26 minutes is ok???


A-holes are a bit slower today on account of the weather.
 
2012-10-29 07:36:28 PM

Carth: For farkers who go to the gym sign up on Fitocracy. There are only 80 members in the Fit as Fark group and i know there must be more than 80 people who workout here.


Doesn't surprise me at all especially considering the number of posters that write shiat like "I'm fit!" and then I look at their profile pictures and it's clear they need to lose at least twenty pounds.
 
2012-10-29 07:56:03 PM

Shazam999: Doesn't surprise me at all especially considering the number of posters that write shiat like "I'm fit!" and then I look at their profile pictures and it's clear they need to lose at least twenty pounds.


What makes you think that their profile pictures are of them?
 
2012-10-29 08:01:44 PM
Something something normalized hormones something something.
 
2012-10-29 08:08:03 PM

theMagni: Carth: For farkers who go to the gym sign up on Fitocracy. There are only 80 members in the Fit as Fark group and i know there must be more than 80 people who workout here.

Okay, what would I gain out of Fitocracy? It doesn't seem to actually say much about what it does on the website.


It is a great way to track, set goals and talk to other people interested in the same fitness goals. They award points for working out so you "level up" if you keep with it and there are quest achievements for certain goals. If you run/cycle it also has runkeeper integration which is nice.
 
2012-10-29 08:16:28 PM
I'm starting to exercise again after a stress-induced downward-spiral hiatus. My basics are doing at least 75 pushups (girlie pushups for now) and 75 situps (full situps, not crunches) a day, and either running or biking for 30 minutes a day (and gradually building either speed or time, haven't decided yet).

Sadly the running is on a treadmill and the biking is on my stationary trainer but it's better than nothing. Once I get comfortable doing 75 girlie pushups hopefully in a row, I'll switch to manly pushups, and then I'll switch to doing it for time instead of reps.

But I'd be happy for any suggestions from the pros out there :-) I want to lose weight, but I'd also just like to be strong / maintain strength, and I figure the full-body things like pushups and real situps are good. I'm not inclined to do squats and lunges at this point because as a lady my legs are already hella bulky and I figure the running and biking are taking care of my legs pretty well.
 
2012-10-29 08:33:59 PM

Carth: theMagni: Carth: For farkers who go to the gym sign up on Fitocracy. There are only 80 members in the Fit as Fark group and i know there must be more than 80 people who workout here.

Okay, what would I gain out of Fitocracy? It doesn't seem to actually say much about what it does on the website.

It is a great way to track, set goals and talk to other people interested in the same fitness goals. They award points for working out so you "level up" if you keep with it and there are quest achievements for certain goals. If you run/cycle it also has runkeeper integration which is nice.


Its a neat concept and all, but as PA so eloquently depicted...
25.media.tumblr.com
There's certain issues with that method.
 
2012-10-29 09:01:29 PM

pivazena: I'm starting to exercise again after a stress-induced downward-spiral hiatus. My basics are doing at least 75 pushups (girlie pushups for now) and 75 situps (full situps, not crunches) a day, and either running or biking for 30 minutes a day (and gradually building either speed or time, haven't decided yet).

Sadly the running is on a treadmill and the biking is on my stationary trainer but it's better than nothing. Once I get comfortable doing 75 girlie pushups hopefully in a row, I'll switch to manly pushups, and then I'll switch to doing it for time instead of reps.

But I'd be happy for any suggestions from the pros out there :-) I want to lose weight, but I'd also just like to be strong / maintain strength, and I figure the full-body things like pushups and real situps are good. I'm not inclined to do squats and lunges at this point because as a lady my legs are already hella bulky and I figure the running and biking are taking care of my legs pretty well.


Rather than do pushups from your knees, do them with your hands elevated (bench or table) with your back flat. You'll maintain good form and use the same muscles as a "real" pushup, but the elevation will make them easier.
 
2012-10-29 09:11:11 PM

Carth: For farkers who go to the gym sign up on Fitocracy. There are only 80 members in the Fit as Fark group and i know there must be more than 80 people who workout here.


There are now 88 including me.

Unfortunately, most of their strength achievements are dumbbell/weight oriented when I do body-weight exercises.
 
2012-10-29 09:26:18 PM

pivazena: Once I get comfortable doing 75 girlie pushups hopefully in a row, I'll switch to manly pushups, and then I'll switch to doing it for time instead of reps.


Do the hundred! (^) :D

I've done this, though in reality it took me 9 weeks, as I repeated a few weeks when I didn't feel like I was ready to move on. It's a structured training program that will build up both strength and upper body endurance. Having the structured schedule with periodic checks to see where you are really makes it a lot easier to stick to.

Just a suggestion. There are similar programs for situps, dips, squats, and pullups. :)
 
2012-10-29 09:27:17 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: Carth: For farkers who go to the gym sign up on Fitocracy. There are only 80 members in the Fit as Fark group and i know there must be more than 80 people who workout here.

Yeah, I totally fell off the wagon. Stupid work travel and stuff. I swear I'll get back to it and keep it up soonish.


So much this. Life definitely can get in the way.

Beginning of the year bought a elliptical and got the P90X routine. Was doing great in the spring, lost 30 lbs (still need to lose 60). Then had my first son in June and since then it has been impossible to carve out an hour in the day to get back into it. I am now just stuck at 270 and it is annoying (6'2", so way more weight than I need to carry) . Hopefully he will start sleeping thru the night and get to a point where my wife and I don't have to hold him/watch him all the time. Hard to get up and workout at 6am before work when you went to bed at 2-3am. I actually got on the elliptical for 30 minutes last week once after work, haven't been able to repeat that yet.
 
2012-10-29 09:28:52 PM

Carth: For farkers who go to the gym sign up on Fitocracy. There are only 80 members in the Fit as Fark group and i know there must be more than 80 people who workout here.


Done.
 
2012-10-29 09:38:00 PM
16oz curls.
 
2012-10-29 09:58:35 PM
I've started interval training. One minute of total effort followed by 3-4 minutes of cool down, repeat for 30 minutes 3-4 times a week and add in some weight training and cramps, planks etc for the core.

I've got into far better shape than just doing 30 minutes of high-moderate effort.
 
2012-10-29 10:11:30 PM
When I started weightlifting, I was really surprised at how nice and thoughtful people who lift are. I was expecting the sort of stereotypical Jersey-boys, but most people at the gym who are serious about it are nice, friendly, willing to help, and are fairly well-researched on the subject. There's always the exceptions, but they're just that.

Of course, subby would have to his fat arse off the couch and dust off his cheeto-stained fingers to know this.
 
2012-10-29 10:12:28 PM

whatshisname: I've started interval training. One minute of total effort followed by 3-4 minutes of cool down, repeat for 30 minutes 3-4 times a week and add in some weight training and cramps, planks etc for the core.

I've got into far better shape than just doing 30 minutes of high-moderate effort.


Have you considered doing Tabata protocol? You can get the benefits of interval training in during a much shorter time.
 
2012-10-29 10:22:13 PM

Kit Fister: Carth: For farkers who go to the gym sign up on Fitocracy. There are only 80 members in the Fit as Fark group and i know there must be more than 80 people who workout here.

Does furious masturbation count?


Only if you split the infinitive.
 
2012-10-29 10:28:22 PM

Carth: For farkers who go to the gym sign up on Fitocracy. There are only 80 members in the Fit as Fark group and i know there must be more than 80 people who workout here.


Not a gym rat, but consider me joined. On a bike or in a dojo are where I get my exercise.
 
2012-10-29 10:33:08 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Have you considered doing Tabata protocol?


Haven't heard of it, but I'll look it up. Thanks!
 
2012-10-29 10:40:05 PM

Vitamin Pb: And now you know why there are so few divergent opinions on FARK.


Yes, NONE. Freaking echo chamber. That's why you can tune in here 24 hours a day and watch people arguing.
 
2012-10-29 10:41:26 PM

theMagni: Carth: For farkers who go to the gym sign up on Fitocracy. There are only 80 members in the Fit as Fark group and i know there must be more than 80 people who workout here.

Okay, what would I gain out of Fitocracy? It doesn't seem to actually say much about what it does on the website.


Is it like Team Beachbody website? Do they have Brazilian Butt Lift LOL. I used to run five miles a day, need to get back to that.
 
2012-10-29 10:42:48 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: When I started weightlifting, I was really surprised at how nice and thoughtful people who lift are. I was expecting the sort of stereotypical Jersey-boys, but most people at the gym who are serious about it are nice, friendly, willing to help, and are fairly well-researched on the subject. There's always the exceptions, but they're just that.

Of course, subby would have to his fat arse off the couch and dust off his cheeto-stained fingers to know this.


Depends on the town/location. When I travel to military towns the gyms are full of the stereotype.
 
2012-10-29 10:43:58 PM
 
2012-10-29 10:47:24 PM

Genju: Depends on the town/location. When I travel to military towns the gyms are full of the stereotype.


Ah, yeah, that makes sense. Most of the gyms I've gone to have been in college towns, which might skew my sample.
 
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