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(ABC)   The average U.S. adult now weighs 176 pounds, which is 15 pounds heavier than in 1990. Maybe it's not such a bad thing that Hostess Twinkies went out of business   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 131
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2012-11-26 02:33:38 AM  
FTFA:
The average actual weight for men was 196 pounds, up 16 pounds since 1990.

The average weight of WWII soldiers was 150 lbs.
 
2012-11-26 03:42:33 AM  
Woo-hoo! I'm above average!

What's our average height?
 
2012-11-26 03:42:36 AM  
Threads that always look the same no matter how often they are greenlit:

Tipping
Bicyclists
Smokers
Beer porn
Fatties

/is thankful to still be trim at my age (38)
//all my friends of similar age are getting the spare tire
///I sound fat
 
2012-11-26 03:44:12 AM  

Bob Falfa: Woo-hoo! I'm above average!

What's our average height?


Six foot four and full of muscle.
 
2012-11-26 04:31:14 AM  
I'm well below average :(
 
2012-11-26 06:21:55 AM  

Relatively Obscure: I'm well below average :(


You should see my penis!

/no, there are no freckles dammit. There's a long (heh) story behind my stupid login
 
2012-11-26 06:24:26 AM  

Relatively Obscure: I'm well below average :(


In all seriousness, I hope that's just because you're kinda short and not because ill or what not.
 
2012-11-26 08:43:01 AM  

Frederick: FTFA:
The average actual weight for men was 196 pounds, up 16 pounds since 1990.

The average weight of WWII soldiers was 150 lbs.


Yeah, but what was their average age? I'm guessing if you weighed the average US soldier now they would weigh less than the average American male which includes all those very plump guys in their 30s through 60s. But I bet the modern, male US soldier still weighs more than 150. A lot of them seem pretty muscled up; those weigh a lot.
 
2012-11-26 09:17:46 AM  
I'm 6'2" tall and I'm at 225 lbs. Is that bad?
 
2012-11-26 09:37:11 AM  
WOOHOO! I'm Average!

The sad thing is, in uniform (Flight Suit weighs 5lbs, Regular Street EMS garb weighs the same with all the nifty pocket fillers, Boots weigh 3), I push around 182.
 
2012-11-26 09:39:51 AM  

Bob Falfa: Woo-hoo! I'm above average!

What's our average height?


Up over 5'9 1/2" for American men.
 
2012-11-26 09:40:42 AM  

WorldCitizen: Yeah, but what was their average age? I'm guessing if you weighed the average US soldier now they would weigh less than the average American male which includes all those very plump guys in their 30s through 60s. But I bet the modern, male US soldier still weighs more than 150. A lot of them seem pretty muscled up; those weigh a lot.


Well, if you are considering military only, you might want to do the chAir Force separate as they are probably skewing the results...
 
2012-11-26 09:44:10 AM  

Sybarite: Bob Falfa: Woo-hoo! I'm above average!

What's our average height?

Up over 5'9 1/2" for American men.


Damn, that's it? I would've thought that was the avg. woman's height.
 
2012-11-26 09:47:07 AM  
api.photoshop.com
 
2012-11-26 10:04:25 AM  

Frederick: The average weight of WWII soldiers was 150 lbs.


That would cut out everybody over the age of like 30-35. Older people served, but they were mostly kids. I'm betting that would change the average a bit. I'm not saying that kids aren't fatter now than they were 60 years ago, however. I've been to a pool lately. It's a miracle some kids still drown since they're such tubs of lard.

//32 & still able to run 10 miles on a fall Sunday with 30,000 of my best friends when I feel like it. But fatter than I used to be as well. Thanks for asking.
 
2012-11-26 10:22:59 AM  
6'2" 175lb so its got me dead on. but i am what i consider my ideal weight. in my younger years, i was scrawny. 135-140lb
 
2012-11-26 10:25:11 AM  

dickfreckle: Bob Falfa: Woo-hoo! I'm above average!

What's our average height?

Six foot four and full of muscle.


But do they speaka my language?
 
2012-11-26 10:27:53 AM  
Hmmmm, i don't work in imperial but scoffed at the '176 pounds....heavier than 10 years ago', thinking that all yanks are fat. Then I did the conversion..

5'11 1/2" and 179 pounds. Seems odd, I'm what i'd consider normal. 32 inch waist and athletic. Does this suggest that there are enough short/skinny Americans to bring the average way down?

Srsly, surprised.

/UK farker 
//Do i sound fat?
 
2012-11-26 10:29:34 AM  

Cythraul: I'm 6'2" tall and I'm at 225 lbs. Is that bad?


I hope not... im 5'11" and 215lbs....
 
2012-11-26 10:29:51 AM  

SwingDancer: 6'2" 175lb so its got me dead on. but i am what i consider my ideal weight. in my younger years, i was scrawny. 135-140lb


You're actually in the lower range for "ideal weight" I'm 6'2" 230 and trying to get to about 185-190, which is the top of that same range.
 
2012-11-26 10:31:37 AM  
No, seriously. My doctor says I'm supposed to be 425 pounds. It's my ideal weight.
 
2012-11-26 10:32:15 AM  
Hmmm....Im about 176, and in 1990 I was probably about 135...but I was 13 in 1990.

/5'11, 175-ish (prob should be 165)
 
2012-11-26 10:33:17 AM  

dickfreckle: Bob Falfa: Woo-hoo! I'm above average!

What's our average height?

Six foot four and full of muscle.


Wow, must be all the Vegemite sandwiches.
 
2012-11-26 10:34:55 AM  

Frederick: The average weight of WWII soldiers was 150 lbs.


The average soldier today is 2.5" taller than the average WWII soldier, too. The Great Depression was a biatch.
 
2012-11-26 10:35:00 AM  

Bob Falfa: Woo-hoo! I'm above average!

What's our average height?


According to Wikipedia it's 5'10 for men and 5'4.5 for women.

So the average men's BMI is 25.1

and the average women's BMI is 29.6

Overweight is 25, so according to all these very unscientific numbers the average American male is fat and the average woman is even fatter.
 
2012-11-26 10:37:43 AM  

UberDave: WorldCitizen: Yeah, but what was their average age? I'm guessing if you weighed the average US soldier now they would weigh less than the average American male which includes all those very plump guys in their 30s through 60s. But I bet the modern, male US soldier still weighs more than 150. A lot of them seem pretty muscled up; those weigh a lot.

Well, if you are considering military only, you might want to do the chAir Force separate as they are probably skewing the results...


Or army
 
2012-11-26 10:40:45 AM  
I'm 156 right now. Dropped about 4 pounds in the last month trying to get back down to 150. A little bit of cardio does wonders for getting the weight off.
 
2012-11-26 10:41:17 AM  
Woo-hoo, I'm above average!
 
2012-11-26 10:42:48 AM  
I'm about 7 pounds overweight.  I'm 5'11.75" and 205 pounds. 
 
I defy your BMI and averages!
 
2012-11-26 10:45:04 AM  

SwingDancer: 6'2" 175lb so its got me dead on. but i am what i consider my ideal weight. in my younger years, i was scrawny. 135-140lb


Wow, I'm only 5' 11" and weigh ten pounds more than you, with very little fat. And I'm a guy, so you can trust that I'm being honest about the fat part. Nor am I particularly muscular aside from my legs. Mpst of the guys I know in your height range are around are around 200lbs.

Anyway, this illustrates that everyone is built differently and that these average weight studies/findings should be viewed with that in mind.
 
2012-11-26 10:45:21 AM  

Fish in a Barrel: I'm 156 right now. Dropped about 4 pounds in the last month trying to get back down to 150. A little bit of cardio does wonders for getting the weight off.


Turns out that having one's wisdom teeth ripped out of one's head also helps! I've dropped several pounds. shiatty way to spend Thanksgiving, although I have a great appreciation and gratitude for Lortab.
 
2012-11-26 10:47:41 AM  

dickfreckle: And I'm a guy, so you can trust that I'm being honest about the fat part.


Granted, I may be underestimating this little beer gut I have working here. It's more like loose skin than an actual gut, but for all I know it weighs ten pounds.
 
2012-11-26 10:48:25 AM  
i'm not overweight i'm above average
 
2012-11-26 10:50:25 AM  

dickfreckle: SwingDancer: 6'2" 175lb so its got me dead on. but i am what i consider my ideal weight. in my younger years, i was scrawny. 135-140lb

Wow, I'm only 5' 11" and weigh ten pounds more than you, with very little fat. And I'm a guy, so you can trust that I'm being honest about the fat part. Nor am I particularly muscular aside from my legs. Mpst of the guys I know in your height range are around are around 200lbs.

Anyway, this illustrates that everyone is built differently and that these average weight studies/findings should be viewed with that in mind.


Well, I've managed to fark up my showing in this thread. I didn't mean to imply that by taller but lighter means you have less lean mass (aka weak). I'm sorry if it came across that way.
 
2012-11-26 10:51:13 AM  

dickfreckle: dickfreckle: And I'm a guy, so you can trust that I'm being honest about the fat part.

Granted, I may be underestimating this little beer gut I have working here. It's more like loose skin than an actual gut, but for all I know it weighs ten pounds.


That's what I'm working on getting rid of. It's not easy. I have no visible fat padding any where else, but that damned belly fat just keeps hanging in there.

treesloth: Turns out that having one's wisdom teeth ripped out of one's head also helps! I've dropped several pounds. shiatty way to spend Thanksgiving, although I have a great appreciation and gratitude for Lortab.


That sucks dude. :(
 
2012-11-26 10:54:08 AM  
When I sit around the computer, I SIT AROUND the computer.
 
2012-11-26 10:55:08 AM  
I've put on more weight in the past 7 months since my wife got pregnant than she has... Went for a life insurance physical and was SHOCKED to see that I was slightly over 230lbs. It's not that bad since I'm 6'5" but I've definitely blown the buttons off a few of my smaller 34" waist pants... It's pretty hard changing my eating habits to something less than "garbage disposer" but with a little less food intake and a little more work output, I'm slowly creeping back down to where I want to be.
 
2012-11-26 10:56:07 AM  
America sounds fat.
 
2012-11-26 10:56:31 AM  

Fish in a Barrel: dickfreckle: dickfreckle: And I'm a guy, so you can trust that I'm being honest about the fat part.

Granted, I may be underestimating this little beer gut I have working here. It's more like loose skin than an actual gut, but for all I know it weighs ten pounds.

That's what I'm working on getting rid of. It's not easy. I have no visible fat padding any where else, but that damned belly fat just keeps hanging in there.(


I have a few friends that just hit their 30s
 
2012-11-26 10:58:01 AM  
What happened to the average height?

I remember an example of statistics regarding outliers. If you sample 1000 humans for height and weight you'll get a normal distribution where no one weighs more than a thousand pounds or stands over eight feet tall. But if you measure the net worth of a thousand humans you'll find that there can be people a thousand standard devations from the median.

Unfortunately the average weight hasn't been skewed by the 1%.
 
2012-11-26 10:58:42 AM  
Based on the last thread I read about this on here, I've determined that Fark is populated mostly by giants.

/5'8", 130 lbs.
 
2012-11-26 10:58:44 AM  

pkellmey: Fish in a Barrel: dickfreckle: dickfreckle: And I'm a guy, so you can trust that I'm being honest about the fat part.

Granted, I may be underestimating this little beer gut I have working here. It's more like loose skin than an actual gut, but for all I know it weighs ten pounds.

That's what I'm working on getting rid of. It's not easy. I have no visible fat padding any where else, but that damned belly fat just keeps hanging in there.(

I have a few friends that just hit their 30s


Stupid submit problem - anyway, they found their testerone levels were low that caused their issue. Medicine fixed it.
 
2012-11-26 10:58:57 AM  

treesloth: No, seriously. My doctor veterinarian says I'm supposed to be 425 pounds. It's my ideal weight.


/FTFY
//Assuming you are a small pilot whale
 
2012-11-26 11:04:17 AM  
6'4" and 175lbs. I've been lifting and eating a ton over the last few months and trying to get to 190-200lbs. I've always had a tough time putting on weight so it's been slow going.
 
2012-11-26 11:05:37 AM  

Fish in a Barrel: That sucks dude. :(


Thanks. The big surprise, really, was that it sucked less than I thought. The process was more boring than painful. They really should mount TVs on the ceilings of dentists' offices.
 
2012-11-26 11:06:35 AM  
Food makers and marketers have learned how to hack the palette and minds of people for market advantage. A side affect is growing waistlines. Then some folks blame the population as a whole for not having the willpower to resist the paid consultants, chefs, psychologists, chemists, billions in non-stop marketing, and best in class ease of availability.
 
2012-11-26 11:09:09 AM  
i16.photobucket.com

/Pabst Blue Twinkies?
 
2012-11-26 11:10:49 AM  
I've weighed between 140-150 throughout my entire adult life. About the only thing that varies is how much muscle I have at any given time. If I'm working out regularly, I'll hit the top end of about 150. If I get lazy for a while my muscles shrink a bit and I drop back down to about 145 or so. I only drop to about 140 if I get really sick or something, which doesn't happen very often. I'm about 5'11" or so.
 
2012-11-26 11:11:47 AM  
My body is meat temple that is chiseled from granite, flabby cholesterol-laden granite.
 
2012-11-26 11:16:24 AM  

WorldCitizen: Frederick: FTFA:
The average actual weight for men was 196 pounds, up 16 pounds since 1990.

The average weight of WWII soldiers was 150 lbs.

Yeah, but what was their average age? I'm guessing if you weighed the average US soldier now they would weigh less than the average American male which includes all those very plump guys in their 30s through 60s. But I bet the modern, male US soldier still weighs more than 150. A lot of them seem pretty muscled up; those weigh a lot.


/CSB

I spent 5 years in the Army and only came in under my max allowable weight (186 pounds for a 72" tall male) one time, at basic training. I had to be taped for body fat percentage every single other time. My body fat percentage averaged around 5%. The people who did the measurement would laugh because while I was technically overweight according to the army I was also one of the fittest soldiers we had.
 
2012-11-26 11:16:41 AM  

dickfreckle: Threads that always look the same no matter how often they are greenlit:

Tipping
Bicyclists
Smokers
Beer porn
Fatties

/is thankful to still be trim at my age (38)
//all my friends of similar age are getting the spare tire
///I sound fat


i'm just getting fit enough in my aging years that all i have left is a spare tire - so it's funny when people think i'm a fit guy who's just let himself go. perspective is fun.

/still am fat
 
2012-11-26 11:17:56 AM  
Is big-boned really a thing? I'm 6'1'' and 235 pounds and losing weight, but I don't look that bad, I really think if you saw me with my shirt off you'd think "he could stand to lose another 20 pounds". If I lost 60 I feel like I would be emaciated.
 
2012-11-26 11:20:40 AM  

browntimmy: Is big-boned really a thing? I'm 6'1'' and 235 pounds and losing weight, but I don't look that bad, I really think if you saw me with my shirt off you'd think "he could stand to lose another 20 pounds". If I lost 60 I feel like I would be emaciated.


I have heard rumors it is...
trialx.com
 
2012-11-26 11:21:33 AM  

Cythraul: I'm 6'2" tall and I'm at 225 lbs. Is that bad?


It isn't terrible. I'm 6'3" and 235. I'm jogging 3 miles a day to try to amend that. It's overweight, sure, but even by BMI standards (which are not even accurate), you aren't obese.
 
2012-11-26 11:22:09 AM  

Cythraul: I'm 6'2" tall and I'm at 225 lbs. Is that bad?


mirror? is that you?

not when i used to be 250

would still like to drop another 10-15

gotta have goals
 
2012-11-26 11:27:14 AM  

inner ted: Cythraul: I'm 6'2" tall and I'm at 225 lbs. Is that bad?

mirror? is that you?

not when i used to be 250

would still like to drop another 10-15

gotta have goals


Skip the weight goals. Just watch the waistline. I've put on 10 lbs over the last few months but my waist has gotten smaller as most of that weight is new muscle.

/gym...26 minutes...sound fat etc
 
2012-11-26 11:28:12 AM  

had98c: Based on the last thread I read about this on here, I've determined that Fark is populated mostly by giants.

/5'8", 130 lbs.


It seems like Fark has a higher than average height compared to the real world. When I'm in a crowded area, there usually isn't anyone taller than me.

There was a statistic I read a long time ago that said only 1% of males are over 6'3". Never been able to back that up though and don't even know if that's supposed to be just the US, worldwide or what.

/Sorry to everybody to the left of me on the distribution curve for being a pain in your ass at concerts, public events, etc...
 
2012-11-26 11:38:05 AM  
I consider myself drought and famine resistant. It's only prudent.
 
2012-11-26 11:39:07 AM  
I'm exactly 176 lbs. I actually weighed myself this morning.

That's higher than it should be, I guess. But it's still south of what I weighed when I graduated from college, in 1985.

/just shy of 5'10"
//pushing 50, hard
 
2012-11-26 11:40:21 AM  

cleveralthere: inner ted: Cythraul: I'm 6'2" tall and I'm at 225 lbs. Is that bad?

mirror? is that you?

not when i used to be 250

would still like to drop another 10-15

gotta have goals

Skip the weight goals. Just watch the waistline. I've put on 10 lbs over the last few months but my waist has gotten smaller as most of that weight is new muscle.

/gym...26 minutes...sound fat etc


i can dig it
the better indicator is always how the same clothes fit - or don't.

also: performance. being an incredible creature of habit, i ride the exact same circuit on my bicycle. hills don't lie. towards the end of the season i was riding 3 times a week and zooming up the hills that i barely made up early in the summer.

now it's raining & i'm playing halo

/csb
 
2012-11-26 11:42:46 AM  
Can you buy Twinkies with food stamps?
 
2012-11-26 11:50:36 AM  

MilesTeg: Can you buy Twinkies with food stamps?


Classic SNAP 'food stamps', yes. Other programs like WIC, no.
 
2012-11-26 11:52:11 AM  
Slightly above average in height, a bit below average in weight. Sounds good to me.

I still have a bit too much fat compared to muscle though. I've made a lot of progress in the last year though. I can do pullups now! Multiple ones!
 
2012-11-26 11:56:07 AM  
My bad. I weight less than I did in 1990.

And it's a fraking battle at 60.
 
2012-11-26 11:58:35 AM  
i'm 6 foot one, and about 205 pounds.

32 inch waist. yes, that means i have a substantial spare tire. and yes, I diet. and yes, I go to the gym 3 to 4 times a week.

my frustration, let me show you it. gaaaaaaah.
 
2012-11-26 12:01:13 PM  

Foxxinnia: Slightly above average in height, a bit below average in weight. Sounds good to me.

I still have a bit too much fat compared to muscle though. I've made a lot of progress in the last year though. I can do pullups now! Multiple ones!


This is the thing that I wonder about. I've gained about 20 pounds more than ideal in the last decade, not muscle just fat. However, I have more stamina for running and can do more pushups now than I could ten years ago when I was ideal weight. Overall, I feel healthier and have better exercise performance in general. How in the world is that possible?
 
2012-11-26 12:02:14 PM  
FTA: The average ideal weight for men was 185 pounds, according to the poll, a Gallup record, and up 14 pounds since 1990. The average actual weight for men was 196 pounds, up 16 pounds since 1990.

If, as was stated earlier, the average height for men is 5'10 (my height), then my weight of 173 is just over what the ideal weight was in 1990 and below both the average weight and ideal weight for men now. So huzzah.

I could probably lose 10 pounds or so if I felt like I needed to, but I already work out and eat fairly healthy without being on any type of diet. I haven't eaten a twinkie since I was a kid.

/Good job to Mr_Fabulous for matching my measurements at 20 years my senior, I hope I'm still in this good shape when I hit 50.
 
2012-11-26 12:03:29 PM  

WorldCitizen: Frederick: FTFA:
The average actual weight for men was 196 pounds, up 16 pounds since 1990.

The average weight of WWII soldiers was 150 lbs.

Yeah, but what was their average age? I'm guessing if you weighed the average US soldier now they would weigh less than the average American male which includes all those very plump guys in their 30s through 60s. But I bet the modern, male US soldier still weighs more than 150. A lot of them seem pretty muscled up; those weigh a lot.


The average age of a US soldier in WWII was 26.
 
2012-11-26 12:04:00 PM  

browntimmy: Is big-boned really a thing?


Nope. Skeletons are all pretty much the same, other than length (and width, to an extent). So big-FRAMED is a thing, but big boned, not so much.
 
2012-11-26 12:08:04 PM  

Edward Rooney Dean of Students: browntimmy: Is big-boned really a thing?

Nope. Skeletons are all pretty much the same, other than length (and width, to an extent). So big-FRAMED is a thing, but big boned, not so much.


And density, of course, but I really don't know how much that varies.
 
2012-11-26 12:08:42 PM  
Not so much Twinkies, as e-mail, voice mail, cell phones, etc. Too many people spend their entire day at the office on one chair, only getting up to eat lunch and pee. Gone are the days when you actually had to get up and walk to someone's office to talk to them.
 
2012-11-26 12:09:23 PM  

treesloth: And density, of course, but I really don't know how much that varies.


It's very little, except in extreme cases. Not enough to make more than a few pounds difference.
 
2012-11-26 12:10:03 PM  
I'm way too fat right now, 5'9 and 275. But that is down from 286.

Biggest problems being that I love food, and I both work and play on the computer.

Dropped the little I have when the wife and I cut way down on soda, and switched to the weekday vegetarian eating pattern. I highly recommend it. We've both lost weight, and we've saved a bunch of money on groceries too.

Was down to 273 or so before Thanksgiving.

When I'm down to a much healthier weight I tend to still be on the heavier end of the average. Even in my early 20's when I was working hard physical labor I came in at 185.
 
2012-11-26 12:11:29 PM  

burndtdan: FTA: The average ideal weight for men was 185 pounds, according to the poll, a Gallup record, and up 14 pounds since 1990. The average actual weight for men was 196 pounds, up 16 pounds since 1990.

If, as was stated earlier, the average height for men is 5'10 (my height), then my weight of 173 is just over what the ideal weight was in 1990 and below both the average weight and ideal weight for men now. So huzzah.

I could probably lose 10 pounds or so if I felt like I needed to, but I already work out and eat fairly healthy without being on any type of diet. I haven't eaten a twinkie since I was a kid.

/Good job to Mr_Fabulous for matching my measurements at 20 years my senior, I hope I'm still in this good shape when I hit 50.


Thanks, but I'm really not in that good of shape. But I do find the time to power-walk 4 or 5 miles, five times a week.

Just so you know, somewhere around 40 or 45 it's going to become close to impossible to lose any weight at all. So do what you can to keep up the good habits.
 
2012-11-26 12:13:40 PM  

offacue: Not so much Twinkies, as e-mail, voice mail, cell phones, etc. Too many people spend their entire day at the office on one chair, only getting up to eat lunch and pee. Gone are the days when you actually had to get up and walk to someone's office to talk to them.


I hear the standing office work area is making a comeback.

www.sitstandsolutions.com

It hasn't happened at my office, but has at HQ.

I do have a couple of coworkers that sit on those giant inflatable workout balls though.
 
2012-11-26 12:16:21 PM  
Don't worry America, after you have poisoned yourself into illness by eating a lifetime of ADM and ConAgra Diabetes Chow, the corporations will gladly fix you through United Health and Wellstar.

Enjoy America.
 
2012-11-26 12:18:20 PM  

meat0918: I hear the standing office work area is making a comeback.


I've got one (as does a coworker) and we really like them. Dunno if it makes a huge difference, but you feel better at the end of the day. Mine's adjustable so you can also sit down if need be. This is what I have:

Link
 
2012-11-26 12:22:08 PM  

Cythraul: I'm 6'2" tall and I'm at 225 lbs. Is that bad?


I'm the same height and when I got down to 225 I looked near skeletal, so you're probably ok.
 
2012-11-26 12:35:22 PM  

Katolu: Cythraul: I'm 6'2" tall and I'm at 225 lbs. Is that bad?

I'm the same height and when I got down to 225 I looked near skeletal, so you're probably ok.


I am 6'2" and at 225 I looked overweight, had a double chin, the beginnings of man boobs, and a big belly. At 195 I still look a tad overweight, but no more threat of man boobies.

Weirdest thing was I felt like I was missing something when I'd get dressed in the morning. I finally figured out the missing feeling was my gut hanging over my belt.
 
2012-11-26 12:36:54 PM  

meat0918: offacue: Not so much Twinkies, as e-mail, voice mail, cell phones, etc. Too many people spend their entire day at the office on one chair, only getting up to eat lunch and pee. Gone are the days when you actually had to get up and walk to someone's office to talk to them.

I hear the standing office work area is making a comeback.

[www.sitstandsolutions.com image 360x396]

It hasn't happened at my office, but has at HQ.

I do have a couple of coworkers that sit on those giant inflatable workout balls though.



I code all day so I am in the chair way too long. I try to get up often and walk the stairs...even if it is for a bathroom break. I would absolutely love a standing desk. I'm not holding my breath with respect to the company buying one but maybe they will let me bring one in. I had a client with one and it was awesome doing work at his desk.

As far as the inflatable balls and posture go, it's good to recline somewhat so your upper legs and torso make something like a 130deg angle as to relieve pressure on the spine. That seems to work well for me ( this same advice was recently in Backpacker magazine, BTW).
 
2012-11-26 12:41:56 PM  

UberDave: meat0918: offacue: Not so much Twinkies, as e-mail, voice mail, cell phones, etc. Too many people spend their entire day at the office on one chair, only getting up to eat lunch and pee. Gone are the days when you actually had to get up and walk to someone's office to talk to them.

I hear the standing office work area is making a comeback.

[www.sitstandsolutions.com image 360x396]

It hasn't happened at my office, but has at HQ.

I do have a couple of coworkers that sit on those giant inflatable workout balls though.


I code all day so I am in the chair way too long. I try to get up often and walk the stairs...even if it is for a bathroom break. I would absolutely love a standing desk. I'm not holding my breath with respect to the company buying one but maybe they will let me bring one in. I had a client with one and it was awesome doing work at his desk.

As far as the inflatable balls and posture go, it's good to recline somewhat so your upper legs and torso make something like a 130deg angle as to relieve pressure on the spine. That seems to work well for me ( this same advice was recently in Backpacker magazine, BTW).


I have to addendum my post, we have one here that does the standing workstation, but that was on doctor's orders.

I code all day too, and try to get up and do a lap around the office at least once an hour.
 
2012-11-26 12:43:37 PM  

UberDave: As far as the inflatable balls and posture go, it's good to recline somewhat so your upper legs and torso make something like a 130deg angle as to relieve pressure on the spine. That seems to work well for me ( this same advice was recently in Backpacker magazine, BTW).


I worked in an office who had employees that requested inflatable balls for chairs for health reasons. The workmens comp claims began getting filed within six months as people fell off them. I guess my suggestion before using them would be to make sure you are coordinated.
//They no longer allow anything other than standard office chairs there anymore.
 
2012-11-26 12:46:59 PM  
I blame the work habits of Americans and lack of balance in life. It has come to a point where every year we are expected to work harder than the year previous. I would venture to say that there is no such thing as a typical 9-5 job any longer. You throw outrageous commute times in most major cities because affording a half-way decent family home in the city is unaffordable, you end up with people that really are not able to exercise. If I don't have work, I am probably at a networking event, bettering my career, or entertaining clients on a week day. That means at the EARLIEST I am getting home around 9. Am I going to go and work out after? No. I am exhausted. Am I really going to wake up at 5am to go work out, then take a shower and get dressed? Fark no, I wouldn't be able to function during the day, I would have to go to bed RIGHT when I got home!

There is no balance to life anymore. I would LOVE getting home at 5 so I could go work out and cook.
 
2012-11-26 12:49:40 PM  
I had been losing weight at a rate of about 2-4 pounds a week for the last 5 weeks and unless my scale is wacky I someone gained back 3 this week. There was Thanksgiving and a birthday dinner but i didn't go that crazy, and other than that I maintained the same diet and even upped the exercise regimen a little. Although with the 4 day holiday my eating schedule was radically different. The body sure is a finicky little biatch.
 
2012-11-26 12:50:36 PM  
6'1" at 208.4, down from 260 this time last year.

Running around with 60 pounds of shiat strapped to you slims you down, who knew. Watching what I eat beyond looking at it and shoveling it in helped.
 
2012-11-26 01:00:38 PM  

Frederick: FTFA:
The average actual weight for men was 196 pounds, up 16 pounds since 1990.

The average weight of WWII soldiers was 150 lbs.


All of them lived through the depression, which was basically a national diet program.
 
2012-11-26 01:11:42 PM  

I_C_Weener: I'm about 7 pounds overweight.  I'm 5'11.75" and 205 pounds. 
 
I defy your BMI and averages!


Do you tell people your age in halves and quarters as well as your height?
 
2012-11-26 01:11:43 PM  

meat0918: offacue: Not so much Twinkies, as e-mail, voice mail, cell phones, etc. Too many people spend their entire day at the office on one chair, only getting up to eat lunch and pee. Gone are the days when you actually had to get up and walk to someone's office to talk to them.

I hear the standing office work area is making a comeback.

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It hasn't happened at my office, but has at HQ.

I do have a couple of coworkers that sit on those giant inflatable workout balls though.


Is it this guy?

bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com
 
2012-11-26 01:12:10 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: I blame the work habits of Americans and lack of balance in life. It has come to a point where every year we are expected to work harder than the year previous. I would venture to say that there is no such thing as a typical 9-5 job any longer. You throw outrageous commute times in most major cities because affording a half-way decent family home in the city is unaffordable, you end up with people that really are not able to exercise. If I don't have work, I am probably at a networking event, bettering my career, or entertaining clients on a week day. That means at the EARLIEST I am getting home around 9. Am I going to go and work out after? No. I am exhausted. Am I really going to wake up at 5am to go work out, then take a shower and get dressed? Fark no, I wouldn't be able to function during the day, I would have to go to bed RIGHT when I got home!

There is no balance to life anymore. I would LOVE getting home at 5 so I could go work out and cook.


pretty much nailed it on the head

i work behind a computer all day everyday (sometimes on weekends) and i have to take stretching/standing breaks every 40-45min at the least, i work out at home so i don't have to rush to the gym or anything and i walk the dogs 2 miles at night everyday (including weekends) if i can, eat salads for lunch and drink lots of coffee, i only drink beer on the weekends, etc. i'm in pretty good shape for a computer hermit (5'-10" 165lbs) but i'm also very lucky i have a high metabolism and lose weight just as easily as i gain it (i know that'll change as i get older...)

still, i'm probably not doing as much as i should, but what's crazy are a lot of my coworkers who do FAR less than any of that and on top of that haven't changed their diets of heavy meals and beer while working more time than I do

i can't really blame them for that, their lack of balance just means the only reward they can give themselves is food & drink, i don't expect anybody to deny themselves that so they can have a fun time outdoors on weekends or whatever, to each their own

the idea of people slaving away in an office only to have miserable health and die young is pretty damn sad tho
 
2012-11-26 01:19:39 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: I would venture to say that there is no such thing as a typical 9-5 job any longer. You throw outrageous commute times in most major cities because affording a half-way decent family home in the city is unaffordable, you end up with people that really are not able to exercise. If I don't have work, I am probably at a networking event, bettering my career, or entertaining clients on a week day. That means at the EARLIEST I am getting home around 9. Am I going to go and work out after? No. I am exhausted. Am I really going to wake up at 5am to go work out, then take a shower and get dressed? Fark no, I wouldn't be able to function during the day, I would have to go to bed RIGHT when I got home!

There is no balance to life anymore. I would LOVE getting home at 5 so I could go work out and cook.


As someone in a relatively small midwest town with a not-terribly-prestigious not-terribly-high-paying job, who does get home at 5 every day to cook and go on bike rides, but whose expenses are low enough to plan on retiring pretty early, all I've got to say is I'm glad that's you, not me.
 
2012-11-26 01:22:12 PM  

browntimmy: I had been losing weight at a rate of about 2-4 pounds a week for the last 5 weeks and unless my scale is wacky I someone gained back 3 this week. There was Thanksgiving and a birthday dinner but i didn't go that crazy, and other than that I maintained the same diet and even upped the exercise regimen a little. Although with the 4 day holiday my eating schedule was radically different. The body sure is a finicky little biatch.


How often are you weighing yourself? Weight can fluctuate 10+ lb a day just on water retention and what is in your stomach. Weigh yourself daily when you wake up (after your morning pee), and look at the trend.
 
2012-11-26 01:23:30 PM  

AdamK: i can't really blame them for that, their lack of balance just means the only reward they can give themselves is food & drink, i don't expect anybody to deny them ...


I used to work for a large company where many of their mainframe programmers worked at night on 12 hour shifts. Body shapes that could only be described as circular with weight well in excess of 300 pounds were not only normal, but management could determine what office they worked for by only seeing them in the hallway. Sadly, most of them knew it was due to their nocturnal working lives, vending machine munchies (food can compensate for sleep to some degree), and lack of useful awake time during sunlit hours to do anything outside when they were off duty and feeling decent. However, the pay was good enough for them to compensate for literally decades of that lifestyle. Nothing more depressing than knowing exactly what will kill you.
 
2012-11-26 01:28:36 PM  
I don't mean to brag, but I am taller and more muscly than a lot of old timers I see running around. I'm sure that is the case for lots of young adults these days.
 
2012-11-26 01:48:00 PM  

Bob Falfa: What's our average height?


At 6'1", I'm only a few pounds shy. I think I'm in a pretty good position.
 
2012-11-26 01:50:16 PM  

Eddie Ate Dynamite: I_C_Weener: I'm about 7 pounds overweight.  I'm 5'11.75" and 205 pounds. 
 
I defy your BMI and averages!

Do you tell people your age in halves and quarters as well as your height?



It is one of my biggest regrets that I never reached 6'.
 
2012-11-26 01:58:03 PM  
 
2012-11-26 02:00:41 PM  

bootman: Food makers and marketers have learned how to hack the palette and minds of people for market advantage. A side affect is growing waistlines. Then some folks blame the population as a whole for not having the willpower to resist the paid consultants, chefs, psychologists, chemists, billions in non-stop marketing, and best in class ease of availability.


Imagine if they used that power for good.
 
2012-11-26 02:08:01 PM  
i'm 6'1 1/2, and 193lbs... decent physique, but trying to lose some flab off my belly... all good, as i'm off to the gym in 24 minutes.
 
2012-11-26 02:08:45 PM  

browntimmy: Is big-boned really a thing? I'm 6'1'' and 235 pounds and losing weight, but I don't look that bad, I really think if you saw me with my shirt off you'd think "he could stand to lose another 20 pounds". If I lost 60 I feel like I would be emaciated.


weknowmemes.com

That said there's also sub-surface fat that goes between internal organs and muscles all over your body that doesn't show as much as surface fat. So even healthy looking people often have layers of fat they don't even notice.
 
2012-11-26 02:51:13 PM  

Lawnchair: the money is in the banana stand: I would venture to say that there is no such thing as a typical 9-5 job any longer. You throw outrageous commute times in most major cities because affording a half-way decent family home in the city is unaffordable, you end up with people that really are not able to exercise. If I don't have work, I am probably at a networking event, bettering my career, or entertaining clients on a week day. That means at the EARLIEST I am getting home around 9. Am I going to go and work out after? No. I am exhausted. Am I really going to wake up at 5am to go work out, then take a shower and get dressed? Fark no, I wouldn't be able to function during the day, I would have to go to bed RIGHT when I got home!

There is no balance to life anymore. I would LOVE getting home at 5 so I could go work out and cook.

As someone in a relatively small midwest town with a not-terribly-prestigious not-terribly-high-paying job, who does get home at 5 every day to cook and go on bike rides, but whose expenses are low enough to plan on retiring pretty early, all I've got to say is I'm glad that's you, not me.


Believe me, if I could relocate I would. My talent, job, and company I have built relies on me being in a major city where my clients are and the market is. I am in great shape, but it is a total pain in the arse to maintain to the point where at times I am just not happy. The sad thing is that the world doesn't have to be this way, this is evident the day before a holiday and on holidays. All of the businesses slow down, people go out of town and people can actually enjoy life and you know what, the world doesn't explode - life goes on as usual. If our company could shift hours of operation, that would be tremendous too. I would LOVE getting to work early if it meant I could leave at 4 and miss rush hour and have daylight left to actually live a life.

The problem is that you have people now with outrageous expectations and because of how farked up the economy is, everyone is willing to cater to them. It is a vicious cycle where everyone loses. Even winning an opportunity now, our margins and expenses are so high coupled with all of the time expenditure that we barely cover ourselves, which is much better than most people who are closing their doors as a result. It wasn't always this way, working hard isn't an issue when that sweat equity pays off, now working hard is the only option you have. It is either that or fail. I cannot balance my life as clients don't care if I have a healthy life or not, they just want what they want when they want it, and if I don't provide that there are plenty of hungry folks out there for business. While healthy competition is good for the market, now all it is is undercutting each other and cutting corners to see "what you can get away with" while staying solvent. It doesn't have to be this way but that is how the current generation is.

Not only is it expensive to own your own company, in today's market, the physical toll it takes on you and what it does to your personal life is crushing. Thankfully I have a very loving and patient girl. We try to stay active, but in all honesty it just isn't possible anymore without killing ourselves. You wonder why people are fat now outside of the obvious low impulse control / availability, it is because the work day doesn't start and stop like it should.
 
2012-11-26 02:55:31 PM  
Considering I'm 6'4", I don't think you would want to see me at 176 lbs. Heck I felt too slender when I was 185 lbs.

/back to 190

T.rex: i'm 6'1 1/2, and 193lbs... decent physique, but trying to lose some flab off my belly... all good, as i'm off to the gym in 24 minutes.


Going to the gym won't really get rid of that belly fat I'm afraid. Low sugar, high fiber, high protein (~80% from vegetables), high complex carbohydrate diets will. You will be seeing a lot of peas, beans, almonds, rolled oats and egg whites in your future.
 
2012-11-26 03:21:47 PM  
I tried the LuRong paleo challenge - 60 days on a restricted diet plus 2x/week workouts and lost most of my flab by the end. The diet was tough but rewarding - no grains and no dairy at all. I ate lots of veggies, some fruit, and all the lean protein I wanted. It is a stricter diet than typical "Paleo" eating, and I'm not sticking to it permanently. It did show me that dropping the carbs* from my diet = dropping the fat from my body.

As I understand it, eating simple carbs and sugar keeps the body running on carbs for fuel and storing fat for emergencies. Eating very low carb switches the body into safe/light ketosis where the body runs on dietary fat for fuel then stored fat when the dietary fat is exhausted. You can buy pee strips to monitor your ketones to make sure you stay in light ketosis, which is safe for the body.

By the way, exercise makes you hungrier, so you want take in more calories the more you work out.

*Low carb diets still include carbs from veggies and fruit, but generally avoid the sugary and floury crap that is making us all fat.
 
2012-11-26 03:22:11 PM  
At 5'11" and 172 I'm not thinking of going to 165 or less. That's nuts. I'm 47 and last year I got sick and dropped to 162 and looked like a cancer victim. At 170-175 I look ok, but perhaps that's because normally for my age people weigh around 195 and I just feel that I look gaunt.

The simple truth is, as you get older you look a bit better with a little extra weight. I'm thinking I might look a bit better at 175-180, but I'm just too scared to go to 180 because you need to work so damn hard to get rid of that weight.

First world problems....
 
2012-11-26 03:25:31 PM  
I'm 4'11" and I weigh 978 pounds, so I'm getting a kick etc.
 
2012-11-26 03:28:11 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: I'm 4'11" and I weigh 978 pounds, so I'm getting a kick etc.


Mr five by five?
 
2012-11-26 03:29:06 PM  
In 1990, I weighed about 50 pounds, now I weigh 250. Of course, my height has doubled since then...

Anyway, yes I'm fat, but I don't particularly care. I'm not so fat that I can't function, and I don't care what strangers think of my looks. Nor do I care about obesity-related diseases. We all die, I'd rather die having eaten delicious food and not wasting my time torturing myself with exercise.
 
2012-11-26 04:14:14 PM  

dickfreckle: SwingDancer: 6'2" 175lb so its got me dead on. but i am what i consider my ideal weight. in my younger years, i was scrawny. 135-140lb

Wow, I'm only 5' 11" and weigh ten pounds more than you, with very little fat. And I'm a guy, so you can trust that I'm being honest about the fat part. Nor am I particularly muscular aside from my legs. Mpst of the guys I know in your height range are around are around 200lbs.

Anyway, this illustrates that everyone is built differently and that these average weight studies/findings should be viewed with that in mind.


Well I do tend to exercise quite a bit, specifically Dancing. Swing, ballroom, etc.... doesnt sound like much to some, but after 4 hrs jumping around to songs like boogeywoogie bugle boy, you work up quite the sweat.
 
2012-11-26 04:17:45 PM  

SwingDancer: Well I do tend to exercise quite a bit, specifically Dancing. Swing


You don't say...
 
2012-11-26 04:24:46 PM  

jack21221: In 1990, I weighed about 50 pounds, now I weigh 250. Of course, my height has doubled since then...

Anyway, yes I'm fat, but I don't particularly care. I'm not so fat that I can't function, and I don't care what strangers think of my looks. Nor do I care about obesity-related diseases. We all die, I'd rather die having eaten delicious food and not wasting my time torturing myself with exercise.


What makes it worth it to me is when someone you think is hot also finds you attractive. And in our society, just not being fat puts you ahead of a lot of the competition. Of course if you're older and/or happily married I can see why that wouldn't be a big priority.
 
2012-11-26 04:57:22 PM  

browntimmy: What makes it worth it to me is when someone you think is hot also finds you attractive.


I've never had a problem with that, though I mainly did online dating. Now, I'm 30 and have a live-in girlfriend I've been with for almost 2 years, so it's even less of a concern.
 
2012-11-26 05:25:20 PM  
fat up Americuh, the Chinese are having you over for dinner....and by "over for dinner" i mean...

mmm a country full of morbidly obese idiots....the "envy of the world" lol
 
2012-11-26 05:36:05 PM  

jack21221: In 1990, I weighed about 50 pounds, now I weigh 250. Of course, my height has doubled since then...

Anyway, yes I'm fat, but I don't particularly care. I'm not so fat that I can't function, and I don't care what strangers think of my looks. Nor do I care about obesity-related diseases. We all die, I'd rather die having eaten delicious food and not wasting my time torturing myself with exercise.


I eat delicious food too, and at 6'2 I've trimmed down from about 192 to 174 since the summer (I never had a lot of muscle). You just have to be accountable for it. Count calories for a while, eat less than you use in a typical day, and you will lose weight, simple as that. A couple people upthread have mentioned specific diets, one way or another those are just easier ways of going about this. No need to torture yourself running miles every day, that just raises the number you need to stay under (though a bit would be good for the heart). This is related to why someone else upthread noticed they had put on fat but felt stronger and healthier - the opposite is also true, to gain mass (fat or muscle), you need to eat more than you use in a given day. That person probably has gained strength, it's just subtle, and impossible to notice under the bit of fat. This is why body builders bulk up and then trim down. 

I'm 29, and I've been almost completely sedentary all through my 20s, never considered myself athletic or had much interest in fitness. But if you want to take control of your appearance and health, it's probably easier than you think.
 
2012-11-26 05:37:56 PM  
Can you do a 5k in under 30 minutes, 50 pushups and squat press your body-weight? If so I don't care what you weigh if not get to the gym.
 
2012-11-26 05:39:13 PM  

Impeesa: You just have to be accountable for it. Count calories for a while, eat less than you use in a typical day, and you will lose weight, simple as that.


But WHY would I want to do that?
 
2012-11-26 06:20:03 PM  
You're all short.

/6'8"
 
2012-11-26 06:38:24 PM  

I_C_Weener: Eddie Ate Dynamite: I_C_Weener: I'm about 7 pounds overweight.  I'm 5'11.75" and 205 pounds. 
 
I defy your BMI and averages!

Do you tell people your age in halves and quarters as well as your height?


It is one of my biggest regrets that I never reached 6'.


As a guy who barely made it to 5'10" I hear you. One of the guys I hang out with is like 5'8" or maybe shorter, sucks to be him. It seems like guys from my dad's generation all ended up being a bit taller than their sons for some reason, at least the few examples I'm thinking of at the moment. They were also way taller than their dads because of malnutrition.

I console myself on my completely average height with the fact that if bullets ever start flying I'm a smaller target, and it's easier to blend into a crowd. Unfortunately I've never had the need for either, but if I ever do...I'm set.
 
2012-11-26 06:48:53 PM  
Many people think that gaining or losing fat in the body is simply a matter of consuming, over time, more or fewer calories than one expends. This is the common view espoused by governments and health departments and the exercise industry since the 1960s. It has been proven false through clinical and anthropological research and quite absurdly overlooks the hormonal mechanisms by which fat storage is regulated. LPL, HSL, insulin, triglycerides, etc etc. WHAT you eat matters much more than HOW MUCH you eat.
 
2012-11-26 07:07:12 PM  

jack21221: Impeesa: You just have to be accountable for it. Count calories for a while, eat less than you use in a typical day, and you will lose weight, simple as that.

But WHY would I want to do that?


I can't answer that for you, but I can tell you what's been going through my head lately as I have taken control of my food intake and started doing a little strength training. I want to look good for myself, and for my wife. I want to be able to move heavy things with ease. I want to stuff my face during bulk phases and know that it's actually furthering my goals. I want to eat twice as much delicious food as you in the long run because I planned around it and because I lived longer. I want to not end up overweight with diabetes or failing organs like all four of my blood-related uncles. I want to play on the jungle gym with my kids someday, and my grandkids, and FSM willing, my great-grandkids. Stuff like that.

/thanks for reminding me!
 
2012-11-26 07:15:40 PM  

Frederick: FTFA:
The average actual weight for men was 196 pounds, up 16 pounds since 1990.

The average weight of WWII soldiers was 150 lbs.


I can't say I helped that average much a few years ago. I fought hard to get down to FAA standard weight for my height.

/much happier now
 
2012-11-26 07:16:50 PM  

Cisco Kid: Many people think that gaining or losing fat in the body is simply a matter of consuming, over time, more or fewer calories than one expends. This is the common view espoused by governments and health departments and the exercise industry since the 1960s. It has been proven false through clinical and anthropological research and quite absurdly overlooks the hormonal mechanisms by which fat storage is regulated. LPL, HSL, insulin, triglycerides, etc etc. WHAT you eat matters much more than HOW MUCH you eat.


http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08/twinkie.diet.professor/index.htm l

It ignores the reasons why someone might have a hard time sticking to a limit, and the possibility of malnutrition, but the thesis is true.
 
2012-11-26 08:02:14 PM  
Mostly muscle, mostly...
 
2012-11-26 08:33:26 PM  

Genju: Considering I'm 6'4", I don't think you would want to see me at 176 lbs. Heck I felt too slender when I was 185 lbs.

/back to 190

T.rex: i'm 6'1 1/2, and 193lbs... decent physique, but trying to lose some flab off my belly... all good, as i'm off to the gym in 24 minutes.

Going to the gym won't really get rid of that belly fat I'm afraid. Low sugar, high fiber, high protein (~80% from vegetables), high complex carbohydrate diets will. You will be seeing a lot of peas, beans, almonds, rolled oats and egg whites in your future.


i will take into account your dietary advice, though i'm aware you can't change fat into muscle... I do those cardio machines sometimes. i can burn 350 calories in 30 minutes.
 
2012-11-26 09:33:00 PM  

Impeesa: I can't answer that for you, but I can tell you what's been going through my head lately as I have taken control of my food intake and started doing a little strength training. I want to look good for myself, and for my wife. I want to be able to move heavy things with ease. I want to stuff my face during bulk phases and know that it's actually furthering my goals. I want to eat twice as much delicious food as you in the long run because I planned around it and because I lived longer. I want to not end up overweight with diabetes or failing organs like all four of my blood-related uncles. I want to play on the jungle gym with my kids someday, and my grandkids, and FSM willing, my great-grandkids. Stuff like that.

/thanks for reminding me!


i1095.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-26 09:47:45 PM  
So I've lost half an average adult in the last 8 months. Good to know.
 
2012-11-26 10:12:55 PM  
I know the thread is over, but I'd like to mention that I find it really odd that the lower bound on the "healthy" BMI for my height (6'7") is 165. I haven't been that small since 8th grade, and I was in great shape until I quit swimming/soccer/cycling my junior year.

On the other hand, I also find it strange that someone upthread felt "emaciated" at 6'2", 225lbs. That's my current weight, and I could still stand to lose 10-15lbs. Even with a larger frame than most people my size.
 
2012-11-26 10:15:55 PM  

T.rex:
T.rex: i'm 6'1 1/2, and 193lbs... decent physique, but trying to lose some flab off my belly... all good, as i'm off to the gym in 24 minutes.

Going to the gym won't really get rid of that belly fat I'm afraid. Low sugar, high fiber, high protein (~80% from vegetables), high complex carbohydrate diets will. You will be seeing a lot of peas, beans, almonds, rolled oats and egg whites in your future.

i will take into account your dietary advice, though i'm aware you can't change fat into muscle... I do those cardio machines sometimes. i can burn 350 calories in 30 minutes.


Yeah I switch up my cardio a lot because I get bored. I do P90X Interval, or I'll run 5 miles (average 9 minute miles). Usually every other day I'll cardio and the other day I'll lift. Maybe take a day off each week (maybe). But the reason I do it isn't necessarily for weight loss or even fat loss. Workout is great stress relief for me. So I spend on average an hour each lift. The P90X interval is only like 38 minutes long but it's pretty intense. Running obviously only about 50 minutes when you account for warm up and cool down. I also have an exercise bike I'll normally do around 10-15 miles a day on. My lifts are endurance lifts. 6 sets of 13 so low weight. It's like a mini cardio lift. Keeps the body lean (no big muscle) and light so I can keep running. If you want some decent dietary advice and quick meals you can easily make this guy has a lot of good free info for builders.
 
2012-11-27 12:18:17 AM  

Genju: T.rex:
T.rex: i'm 6'1 1/2, and 193lbs... decent physique, but trying to lose some flab off my belly... all good, as i'm off to the gym in 24 minutes.

Going to the gym won't really get rid of that belly fat I'm afraid. Low sugar, high fiber, high protein (~80% from vegetables), high complex carbohydrate diets will. You will be seeing a lot of peas, beans, almonds, rolled oats and egg whites in your future.

i will take into account your dietary advice, though i'm aware you can't change fat into muscle... I do those cardio machines sometimes. i can burn 350 calories in 30 minutes.

Yeah I switch up my cardio a lot because I get bored. I do P90X Interval, or I'll run 5 miles (average 9 minute miles). Usually every other day I'll cardio and the other day I'll lift. Maybe take a day off each week (maybe). But the reason I do it isn't necessarily for weight loss or even fat loss. Workout is great stress relief for me. So I spend on average an hour each lift. The P90X interval is only like 38 minutes long but it's pretty intense. Running obviously only about 50 minutes when you account for warm up and cool down. I also have an exercise bike I'll normally do around 10-15 miles a day on. My lifts are endurance lifts. 6 sets of 13 so low weight. It's like a mini cardio lift. Keeps the body lean (no big muscle) and light so I can keep running. If you want some decent dietary advice and quick meals you can easily make this guy has a lot of good free info for builders.


Thank you... i will look into it... I know a few people really into the P90X. Working out is a great stress relief for me too.... its actually the highlite of my week... I don't mind spending my Friday and Saturday nites there.... Sometimes, i do it just to get away from the girlfriend and go be a loner... I think i'm happier when i'm off in my own world. My other buddy has gotten gotten me exposed to the Mike Mentzer method where its like the opposite of endurance lifts.... Basically, you do two sets of each exercise, the first set being just a warmup and the 2nd set being an extreme power lift where you reach muscle failure by like the 6th or 7th rep... I've seen gains, and obviously, it offers more time to do a greater number of different exercises....
 
2012-11-27 02:17:49 AM  
I'm 5'8" 240lbs, so I'm a bit above the average.
 
2012-11-27 08:58:26 AM  
Funny enough, I just weighed in at 176 pounds. Mind you, this is down from 255 a year an a half ago, so I don't feel too bad about that.
 
2012-11-27 10:40:09 AM  
It's almost winter, that means bulking season. Slowly building up to 3,400 calories a day, gaining about a pound a week with a goal weight of 215. Weights and steak, it's delicious.
 
2012-11-27 11:03:54 AM  

meat0918: offacue: Not so much Twinkies, as e-mail, voice mail, cell phones, etc. Too many people spend their entire day at the office on one chair, only getting up to eat lunch and pee. Gone are the days when you actually had to get up and walk to someone's office to talk to them.

I hear the standing office work area is making a comeback.

[www.sitstandsolutions.com image 360x396]

It hasn't happened at my office, but has at HQ.

I do have a couple of coworkers that sit on those giant inflatable workout balls though.


Ummm....if I actually wanted to work standing up Id stay out on the factory floor working for a living. The entire point of working in the office is working less and getting payed more than the slobs on the floor.

/still work on the floor....but one day...
 
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