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2013-10-22 12:23:49 PM
Depends on the type of Yoga

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2013-10-22 12:27:24 PM
Fart.
 
2013-10-22 12:36:01 PM
I've been going to hot yoga three times a week for about three years now and I can't recommend it enough. Most of my guy friends aren't willing to even try it, for a variety of reasons that basically boil down to "I think it's fruity".

What good is getting jacked up in the gym if you can hardly cross your arms or stretch your legs more than a meter apart?

Plus, you get to interact with fit girls in tight spandex, how fruity is that?
 
2013-10-22 12:39:35 PM

miss diminutive: I've been going to hot yoga three times a week for about three years now and I can't recommend it enough. Most of my guy friends aren't willing to even try it, for a variety of reasons that basically boil down to "I think it's fruity".

What good is getting jacked up in the gym if you can hardly cross your arms or stretch your legs more than a meter apart?

Plus, you get to interact with fit girls in tight spandex, how fruity is that?


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2013-10-22 12:50:13 PM
I can't find it and am too lazy to really look, but Dennis Leary had a great bit about yoga a few years ago. It kicked his ass.
 
2013-10-22 01:00:02 PM
I tried that hot yoga but they kicked me out after I totally plateaued on my delts, maxxed out my traps, and blasted my craps all over the floor.

They told me not to come back until I aligned my root chakra with my third leg.

All in all, it was a pretty shameful experience.
 
2013-10-22 01:03:30 PM
Women don't like it when you stand next to them while they're doing yoga and stare like that "I like the Tin Man" kid from A Christmas Story.
 
2013-10-22 01:04:49 PM
FTFA: Among those who reject the idea that yoga is just for women is Danny Poole, a Denver teacher and trainer who uses yoga to help athletes; in 2009, his students included about a dozen members of the Denver Broncos.

Um.  2009 wasn't exactly one of their better seasons.  Not the best example here, bucko...
 
2013-10-22 01:07:20 PM

miss diminutive: Plus, you get to interact with fit girls in tight spandex, how fruity is that?


If someone's doing hot yoga (ie. Bikram's) and he's focusing on the hot ass in spandex in front of him instead of the poses and the breathing, he might be doing it wrong.

/tried a Bikram's class once
//...once!
 
2013-10-22 01:14:59 PM
Yoga is awesome.
 
2013-10-22 01:16:00 PM
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2013-10-22 01:19:47 PM

xanadian: miss diminutive: Plus, you get to interact with fit girls in tight spandex, how fruity is that?

If someone's doing hot yoga (ie. Bikram's) and he's focusing on the hot ass in spandex in front of him instead of the poses and the breathing, he might be doing it wrong.

/tried a Bikram's class once
//...once!


If that's doing it wrong, who wants to be right?
 
2013-10-22 01:19:49 PM
boxer shorts are enough of a challenge. external genitalia has its price.
 
2013-10-22 01:20:59 PM
I read that as, "women still dominate Yoda".
 
2013-10-22 01:21:20 PM
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2013-10-22 01:21:59 PM

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For some reason, only one man in one hundred and fifty is seriously interested in practicing yoga exercises. (Tip o' the Hat to ChipNASA)

 
2013-10-22 01:22:29 PM
A one hour hot Pilates class can give you a humbling view of how fit you really are.

I tried hot yoga.  It was too painful...and not the good exercise kind of pain either.  It was the "Keep doing this and you're gonna have to be carried out of here" kind of pain.  I've heard mixed reviews from people with back issues trying Yoga.  Maybe private instruction could work but I definitely would not recommend a class where you're one of 50.

Now the scenery on the other hand, I so wish I had tried all of that pre-marriage.
 
2013-10-22 01:22:46 PM
Came here to ask how you would dominate somebody in yoga, but scottydoesntknow cleared it up for me.
 
2013-10-22 01:23:01 PM
I love yoga. Going for 20 years now.
 
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2013-10-22 01:23:16 PM
I'm being considerate. I wouldn't want to distract all those women with my spandex-clad body.
 
2013-10-22 01:23:41 PM
because there is no website called boysinyogapants.com?
 
2013-10-22 01:24:00 PM
Increasing flexibility decreases muscle strength.
 
2013-10-22 01:24:33 PM
I want to try yoga but as a tall, skinny,  completely not flexible white guy, I imagine it would be rather embarrassing to stand there staring at that hot yoga ass while attempting to get into some unnatural pose. Hell I can't even touch my own toes standing up.
 
2013-10-22 01:26:15 PM

xanadian: miss diminutive: Plus, you get to interact with fit girls in tight spandex, how fruity is that?

If someone's doing hot yoga (ie. Bikram's) and he's focusing on the hot ass in spandex in front of him instead of the poses and the breathing, he might be doing it wrong.

/tried a Bikram's class once
//...once!


For a straight man that should be impossible. Sure we can pretend, but inside your brain is going "omg look at the womenz!!!!"
 
2013-10-22 01:27:11 PM
I just started, though not going to a class. I downloaded an app to my phone. It's hard as hell, but the pain in my knees has gone after only a few weeks.
 
2013-10-22 01:28:26 PM
Perfect excuse for a yoga pant's thread, come on you Farkers

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2013-10-22 01:28:46 PM

George Babbitt: Increasing flexibility decreases muscle strength.


Wut?
 
2013-10-22 01:28:55 PM

scottydoesntknow: Depends on the type of Yoga

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Just did that mission last night

"Now, back into my pelvis"

'Oh no this mother farker didn't just do that right in front of me!'

/Of course I had just banged a hooker not 5 minutes before showing up at the house.
 
2013-10-22 01:29:49 PM
Women follow fads? News to me.
 
2013-10-22 01:30:03 PM
Beat up strength athlete and grappler, here:

Hot yoga is the shiat. It finds all the tweaks and irons them out, but I have to mentally "there" to go.

Regular yoga is great for mornings. I can roll into it without needing to think about anything, and gradually wake up as it progresses, comfortably.

And yes, the ladies are nice.
 
2013-10-22 01:30:11 PM

miss diminutive: I've been going to hot yoga three times a week for about three years now and I can't recommend it enough. Most of my guy friends aren't willing to even try it, for a variety of reasons that basically boil down to "I think it's fruity".

What good is getting jacked up in the gym if you can hardly cross your arms or stretch your legs more than a meter apart?

Plus, you get to interact with fit girls in tight spandex, how fruity is that?


That's exactly why I don't, people assume guys who go to yoga are just there to leer at women.
 
2013-10-22 01:31:05 PM

there their theyre: I want to try yoga but as a tall, skinny,  completely not flexible white guy, I imagine it would be rather embarrassing to stand there staring at that hot yoga ass while attempting to get into some unnatural pose. Hell I can't even touch my own toes standing up.


Pretty much why I'm starting with an android app. I've always been very self conscious about exercising in front of people.
 
2013-10-22 01:32:38 PM

HotWingConspiracy: Women follow fads? News to me.


Yoga is a fad?

Pre-philosophical speculations of yoga begin to emerge in the texts of c. 500-200 BCE
 
2013-10-22 01:33:35 PM
P.S. I have no problem with a fit, flexible woman dominating me, ifyaknowhatimean
 
2013-10-22 01:33:44 PM

2BuckChuck: Perfect excuse for a yoga pant's thread, come on you Farkers


Don't need to go to class in my neighborhood, they wear those pants everywhere. Grocery store and Starbucks being the primary yoga pants hangouts.
 
2013-10-22 01:33:55 PM

ginandbacon: I can't find it and am too lazy to really look, but Dennis Leary had a great bit about yoga a few years ago. It kicked his ass.


I don't remember Bill Hicks ever doing a bit about yoga, so Leary must have stolen it from another comedian.
 
2013-10-22 01:35:00 PM

there their theyre: I want to try yoga but as a tall, skinny,  completely not flexible white guy, I imagine it would be rather embarrassing to stand there staring at that hot yoga ass while attempting to get into some unnatural pose. Hell I can't even touch my own toes standing up.


i'm not that skinny (6'4" 195 lbs) but pretty much bang on for me too.

putting my shoes on feels like yoga already.
 
2013-10-22 01:37:33 PM

StopLurkListen: That's exactly why I don't, people assume guys who go to yoga are just there to leer at women.


That's because guys who go there do do it to leer at women in tight clothes getting bent over and sweaty. Me? I'm not that pervy. But if I was that's the first place that I'd be thinking of to satisfy any voyeuristic urges.
 
2013-10-22 01:38:52 PM
FTA: When men say they are bored with yoga, Poole thinks there may be something else going on.
"Our egos are deflated because we can't do some of the poses,"


I don't get how boring isn't an acceptable answer.  I want to run around and compete, not hold a single pose for a long time.
 
2013-10-22 01:39:20 PM

Crewmannumber6: HotWingConspiracy: Women follow fads? News to me.

Yoga is a fad?

Pre-philosophical speculations of yoga begin to emerge in the texts of c. 500-200 BCE


That's Yoga as religion and philosophy, not excercise. The fad is the excercise portion without understanding the other parts, and from what I've read, that can really tick off a lot of people in other regions of the world.
 
2013-10-22 01:39:39 PM
You know, women can wear shorts and a t-shirt to yoga, too. If someone shows up in a skin-tight outfit, she wants you to look.
 
2013-10-22 01:42:59 PM
A friend in NROTC told me of this one PT session where upon walking into the gym, there was this huge black Marine standing there. The other Marine Options got all excited for what would doubtless be a kickass workout. The Marine then said, "Good morning! Today we are going to do yoga and like it!"

There were giggles from some, and disappointed complaints from the Marine Options, but within 10 minutes of beginning, barely anyone could catch their breath and puddles of sweat were forming around everyone except a few of the female Midshipmen who went to yoga regularly already.

By the end of the workout, everyone was ragged but appreciative, and to top things off, the gigantic black instructor Marine left by saying "I hope you all learned something today. Now I'm gonna go get my nails and toes did, 'cause you've gotta treat yourself right when you have the chance."

/CSB

DittoToo: I tried hot yoga.  It was too painful...and not the good exercise kind of pain either.  It was the "Keep doing this and you're gonna have to be carried out of here" kind of pain.  I've heard mixed reviews from people with back issues trying Yoga.  Maybe private instruction could work but I definitely would not recommend a class where you're one of 50.


There are many other styles of yoga beyond hot/intense/Bikram that can yield excellent results much more easily, and that may be more suited to those who are older or who are starting at a lower level of fitness.  When it comes down to it, any movement (walking, swimming, tai chi, yoga, pilates, etc) done regularly will result in much improved health and fitness.

George Babbitt: Increasing flexibility decreases muscle strength.


Bullshiat. This is only true if you do absolutely nothing but stretch. When stretching along with exercising your muscles (as yoga, pilates, isotonics, and even some kettlebells exercises all do), you definitely increase overall strength since there's more muscle to grow in a stretched muscle.

Additionally, the importance of flexibility for circulation and joint health is extremely important as people age, and can make a huge difference in long term/elderly physical functionality.

Finally, flexibility is important for any sort of functional fitness, as being able to maintain strength and stamina throughout varying ranges of motion is pretty much the definition of functional/dynamic fitness.
 
2013-10-22 01:44:36 PM

Crewmannumber6: HotWingConspiracy: Women follow fads? News to me.

Yoga is a fad?

Pre-philosophical speculations of yoga begin to emerge in the texts of c. 500-200 BCE


That's not what's going on in a yoga class.

This too shall pass. Cross fit will take over for a while, then the next thing.
 
2013-10-22 01:44:56 PM

pkellmey: The fad is the excercise portion without understanding the other parts, and from what I've read, that can really tick off a lot of people in other regions of the world.


Well, pointless and empty outrage(tm) is far from a uniquely American export.
 
2013-10-22 01:46:41 PM

pkellmey: Crewmannumber6: HotWingConspiracy: Women follow fads? News to me.

Yoga is a fad?

Pre-philosophical speculations of yoga begin to emerge in the texts of c. 500-200 BCE

That's Yoga as religion and philosophy, not excercise. The fad is the excercise portion without understanding the other parts, and from what I've read, that can really tick off a lot of people in other regions of the world.


The modern exercise-oriented yoga divorced from the spiritual aspects has its roots in the late 19th/early 20th centuries with the admixing of Western science and Eastern traditions in the many schools of Physical Culture that popped up at the time. Newer, yes, but still not a fad.
 
2013-10-22 01:46:49 PM
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2013-10-22 01:49:09 PM

HotWingConspiracy: Crewmannumber6: HotWingConspiracy: Women follow fads? News to me.

Yoga is a fad?

Pre-philosophical speculations of yoga begin to emerge in the texts of c. 500-200 BCE

That's not what's going on in a yoga class.

This too shall pass. Cross fit will take over for a while, then the next thing.


Talk about a goddamn cult
 
2013-10-22 01:50:31 PM

miss diminutive: I've been going to hot yoga three times a week for about three years now and I can't recommend it enough. Most of my guy friends aren't willing to even try it, for a variety of reasons that basically boil down to "I think it's fruity".

What good is getting jacked up in the gym if you can hardly cross your arms or stretch your legs more than a meter apart?

Plus, you get to interact with fit girls in tight spandex, how fruity is that?


Giant dudes are intimidating to non-giant dudes and everyone else, really. Being fit and limber might mean you could beat the giant dude in a fight, but no one is wired to think like that.
 
2013-10-22 01:51:27 PM

2BuckChuck: Perfect excuse for a yoga pant's thread, come on you Farkers

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2013-10-22 01:53:20 PM

there their theyre: I want to try yoga but as a tall, skinny,  completely not flexible white guy, I imagine it would be rather embarrassing to stand there staring at that hot yoga ass while attempting to get into some unnatural pose. Hell I can't even touch my own toes standing up.


That is why you have to go back...

I don't do yoga, but I do pilates.  As a male runner, it helps significantly.  Stronger core and looser hips?  Yes please.

The first 55 minute class left me worse off the next day than anything short of a marathon.  It got much better very quickly.

As for the guy/girl thing... there is another guy I have seen enough to give a nod too.  A couple other guys that got their ass kicked and never seen again.  I also have not talked to any of the girls - a firm look but no talk policy.  I tend to stick to the same classes so I have stopped getting the awkward "why is a guy here" looks.  I also run there, so I come in sweaty and in random running cloths, while the girls come in "outfits".
 
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