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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 11:06:41 PM
I started powerlifting at 30. I'm 31, and I benched 350 and squatted 475 last week. Hope to bench 4 and squat 5 by the end of the year.
 
2012-10-29 11:58:11 PM
"We worked with six adults

What type of sample pool is that??!!

I could prove Liberals are right with that small a sample pool.

At least Trident gum uses 10 dentists.
 
2012-10-29 11:58:16 PM

pivazena: 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.


Good on you.

Weight training is good for everyone. Appropriate weight training (5x1 or 5, 3, 1) won't bulk you up. It will give you better definition and shape.

Cardio is also good for everyone who's in the moderately healthy or better bucket as well. Aim for a BPM in the 130-150 range and you should be burning mostly fat. That doesn't mean that doing so will really help with fat loss at all. Most of what doing cardio will accomplish for you is to make your metabolism actually healthy and capable of switching back and forth between a glycogen and a triglyceride based energy system.

According to at least some of the current research, adding a sprint session once a week or so will help out a lot as well.

80+% of weight loss is diet.

Eat real food, mostly plants (by volume.) The not too much will take care of itself if you do that.

Real food is pretty much anything you can go out into a field and pick/hunt and eat. Grains are not in that category. Grass seeds are almost inedible until you process them. Certainly they are less appetizing than a ribeye or a banana.
 
2012-10-30 12:45:38 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I started powerlifting at 30. I'm 31, and I benched 350 and squatted 475 last week. Hope to bench 4 and squat 5 by the end of the year.


I started lifting for football in junior high. Only got to around 300 / 400 by the end of high school. I blame the low bench on being a very tall person with long arms. I was 6'4" and around 300 lbs. 11 years later, the heaviest dumbbell I lift is a 30 in each hand. But, I do sets of 13. On major muscle groups I do 6 sets of 13. Minor usually 6 sets of 10 with lower weight. I also run 5 miles every other night. Went from that football size to being 6'4" and 190 lbs. It's not like I needed the big body anymore. I rather like my slender tight muscle build now.

/the gym. I can be there any time. It all fits easily in my closet and takes 5 minutes to set up.
 
2012-10-30 12:50:27 AM

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.


Thanks for cluing me in. I joined. I may not stay. It seems like a pain in the ass to log your workouts. Still...'zup?
 
2012-10-30 04:22:25 AM

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.


Losing weight and getting in shape are two different things. Changing your diet has far more effect on your weight than exercise does. Case in point - anorexics. They're thin, but they are most definitely not in shape. Also, if you're working on strength, you might get smaller but not a lot lighter, since muscle weighs more than fat.
 
2012-10-30 05:34:41 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: 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.

Thanks for cluing me in. I joined. I may not stay. It seems like a pain in the ass to log your workouts. Still...'zup?


If you have a smartphone of the andriod/iOS variety they have an app that lets you log it right when you workout. I find it easier to do that than when I get home and forget what I did. Also gives you something to do between sets and serves as a good conversation starter with other people.
 
2012-10-30 06:11:54 AM

Warrener: pivazena: 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.

Good on you.

Weight training is good for everyone. Appropriate weight training (5x1 or 5, 3, 1) won't bulk you up. It will give you better definition and shape.

Cardio is also good for everyone who's in the moderately healthy or better bucket as well. Aim for a BPM in the 130-150 range and you should be burning mostly fat. That doesn't mean that doing so will really help with fat loss at all. Most of what doing cardio will accomplish for you is to make your metabolism actually healthy and capable of switching back and forth between a glycogen and a triglyceride based energy system.

According to at least some of the current research, adding a sprint session once a week or so will help out a lot as well.

80+% of weight loss is diet.

Eat real food, mostly plants (by volume.) The not too much will take care of itself if you do that.

Real food is pretty much anything you can go out into a field and pick/hunt and eat. Grains are not in that category. Grass seeds are almost inedible until you process them. Certainly they are less appetizing than a ribeye or a banana.


A thousand times this. A lot of people end up gaining weight when they start exercising because their metabolism ramps up and they eat crap. If you don't control your diet, you could end up a strong fatty.

99% of women cannot bulk up so you shouldn't worry about that. Strength training is good for women because it also strengthens bones which helps fight off osteoporosis.
 
2012-10-30 06:12:32 AM

Carth: Fuggin Bizzy: 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.

Thanks for cluing me in. I joined. I may not stay. It seems like a pain in the ass to log your workouts. Still...'zup?

If you have a smartphone of the andriod/iOS variety they have an app that lets you log it right when you workout. I find it easier to do that than when I get home and forget what I did. Also gives you something to do between sets and serves as a good conversation starter with other people.


Ah, now this is something that appeals, I use my phone to play rage against the machine (on headphones) when I am at the gym so this would make it easy to add my workout.

"fark you I won`t lift what you tell me!"
"no more pies!"
"if you`re lifting nothing now, you`ll be lifting nothing later!"
"Cycletrack!"

/why yes, I make up my own words
 
2012-10-30 08:19:11 AM
Thanks for comments everybody! I should have added in my post, I am very much watching what I eat and in the exact way everybody recommended-- keep calories in mind, but in doing so making sure that I'm eating "whole" foods as much as possible and staying away from simple carbs and crappy processed food with 400 ingredients I can't pronounce.

I'll return for next month's obligatory fitness thread to report progress
 
2012-10-30 11:04:34 AM

Fark Me To Tears: 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?


What makes you think they aren't?
 
2012-10-30 03:42:59 PM
I've been going to a gym for a few months now and have 2 observations:
1. What's with the dudes who always bring their gym buddies along with them? Puts out a strong homoerotic vibe.
2. My balls won't put up with stationary bikes for more than 12 minutes. I get a better workout on those elliptical things anyway.
 
2012-10-30 04:20:55 PM

browntimmy: I've been going to a gym for a few months now and have 2 observations:
1. What's with the dudes who always bring their gym buddies along with them? Puts out a strong homoerotic vibe.
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Nah, the real homoerotic vibe comes from the fat old trolls lurking in the showers/ steam room who clearly aren't at the gym to work out.

/the gym is not a bath house
//work out, get in shape, and you might actually get some action
 
2012-10-30 05:43:24 PM

browntimmy: I've been going to a gym for a few months now and have 2 observations:

2. My balls won't put up with stationary bikes for more than 12 minutes. I get a better workout on those elliptical things anyway.


Clench your butt cheeks before you sit down, it's much more comfortable..
 
2012-10-30 06:49:50 PM

VTGremlin: 6'10"? Good god. Are you in sport? Bounce-ball?


Not fast enough. And I am surprisingly fast. And old. Did I mention that I am old?

I suppose I could have been the designated fouler in some league in Turkbeckistania or something. But a guy like Thabo Sefolosha is only giving up 3" to me, and he's probably twice as fast.
 
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