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(Some Guy)   The world's fastest-growing sport? "Fitness." Because one in four adults say they belongs to some sort of fitness club, where they rigorously exercise four times a week. Sure they do   (leisureopportunities.co.uk) divider line 32
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2014-03-11 07:51:35 AM  
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-03-11 08:15:46 AM  
I see plenty of people rigorously walking on treadmills and elipticals while watching tv, and then using the one crunch machine for an extreme 5 minutes. Subby, you cray cray
 
2014-03-11 08:20:59 AM  
Is it cross-fit?

Please tell me it's cross-fit.
 
2014-03-11 08:27:01 AM  
I actually believe this.  Our community built a fantastic new YMCA / City aquatic center last year.  Place has been packed from day #1.  Young, old, fit and fat... this is in Appalachia where we don't have the most healthy of folks.

Initially I thought it was just due to the newness of the center, but its been nearly a year since it opened.  Cardio machines, weight machines, free weight areas, aerobics / yoga classes... you name it, they're being heavily utilized.  A far cry from what I saw in clubs 10 years or so ago.  It will be very interesting to see if rates of obesity actually start to decline in the next decade.  It will have a huge impact on healthcare costs if that does happen.
 
2014-03-11 08:28:36 AM  
Fitness isn't really a "sport", but regardless, it's not the going to the gym that is growing the fastest, it's the telling everyone about it that is.
 
2014-03-11 08:33:47 AM  

swahnhennessy: Fitness isn't really a "sport", but regardless, it's not the going to the gym that is growing the fastest, it's the telling everyone about it that is.


That is no lie. I've never figured out why people need to post every visit to the gym on Facebook. I guess if it gives you motivation.
 
2014-03-11 08:37:41 AM  

fatalvenom: Is it cross-fit?

Please tell me it's cross-fit.


Fark that cult.  The people that I know that go to cross-fit are hyper-sensitive when you question them about ANYTHING related to fitness.  They are worse than Mormons.

/Overweight
//Working on getting into better shape
 
2014-03-11 08:39:59 AM  
I have a gym membership, as well. In fact I have to be there in 26 minutes.
 
2014-03-11 08:41:46 AM  
I don't know about the gyms, but if they add old farts walking their dogs to that mix than I agree. In town near my office twenty years ago you saw ten or so people a day, now if the weather is nice there is a freaking parade of them---at least fifty and probably more.
 
2014-03-11 09:13:27 AM  

APO_Buddha: fatalvenom: Is it cross-fit?

Please tell me it's cross-fit.

Fark that cult.  The people that I know that go to cross-fit are hyper-sensitive when you question them about ANYTHING related to fitness.  They are worse than Mormons.

/Overweight
//Working on getting into better shape


One of my wife's friends joined this cult with the attendant decision to go paleo-diet as well meaning that if we go to a restaurant with her I get to hear about the paleo-diet for 10 minutes and then watch the poor waiter try to determine what is and what isn't paleo.  My favorite was a guy at an Indian place saying "Nothing. Nothing is paleo-approved" which I took to mean "Fark off, white girl".  I think she ate a sad plate of lettuce.
 
2014-03-11 09:35:45 AM  

Rapmaster2000: if we go to a restaurant with her I get to hear about the paleo-diet for 10 minutes


I hope someone invents a time machine, for the sole purpose of transporting everyone like her back to the Paleolithic. You like Paleo?  Live it.
 
2014-03-11 09:44:41 AM  

Rapmaster2000: APO_Buddha: fatalvenom: Is it cross-fit?

Please tell me it's cross-fit.

Fark that cult.  The people that I know that go to cross-fit are hyper-sensitive when you question them about ANYTHING related to fitness.  They are worse than Mormons.

/Overweight
//Working on getting into better shape

One of my wife's friends joined this cult with the attendant decision to go paleo-diet as well meaning that if we go to a restaurant with her I get to hear about the paleo-diet for 10 minutes and then watch the poor waiter try to determine what is and what isn't paleo.  My favorite was a guy at an Indian place saying "Nothing. Nothing is paleo-approved" which I took to mean "Fark off, white girl".  I think she ate a sad plate of lettuce.


It's even more ironic because cavemen didn't eat like the paleo cult does.
 
2014-03-11 10:05:55 AM  

fatalvenom: Is it cross-fit?

Please tell me it's cross-fit.


You mean #crossfit? It's like people never knew how to exercise before social media.

You are aware you can work out without bragging about it, right?
 
2014-03-11 10:12:41 AM  

Dack48: fatalvenom: Is it cross-fit?

Please tell me it's cross-fit.

You mean #crossfit? It's like people never knew how to exercise before social media.

You are aware you can work out without bragging about it, right?


I hate those Reebok commercials.
 
2014-03-11 10:30:55 AM  

Dack48: fatalvenom: Is it cross-fit?

Please tell me it's cross-fit.

You mean #crossfit? It's like people never knew how to exercise before social media.

You are aware you can work out without bragging about it, right?


You are aware you can hate something without posting about it.

You are aware that you can go to a restaurant without posting about it.

You are aware you can have a bad day without posting about it.
 
2014-03-11 10:31:42 AM  

swahnhennessy: Fitness isn't really a "sport", but regardless, it's not the going to the gym that is growing the fastest, it's the telling everyone about it that is.


if you can post facebook updates during your workout, then it really doesn't count as a workout.
 
2014-03-11 10:33:08 AM  
www.lolmaze.com
 
2014-03-11 10:41:06 AM  
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at least this guy isn't wearing pajamas.
 
2014-03-11 11:17:20 AM  

SlothB77: [fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net image 500x500]

at least this guy isn't wearing pajamas.


WOW.

As lifelong fat kid who was almost completely sedentary until I was ~20 or so--  I don't understand how these people haven't mastered one of the following concepts:

- reading the instructions on the equipment
- looking up a basic gym routine on the internet
- asking the staff how something works
- discreetly watching other people use the equipment while you are on a different piece of equipment

I get that option (3) can be intimidating, and might lead to months of phone calls about "personal training tailored to your fitness goals," but there are free options.
 
2014-03-11 11:59:32 AM  

SlothB77: [fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net image 500x500]

at least this guy isn't wearing pajamas.


This guy was using the machine correctly, but he released too fast and it flipped his shiat.

/what is pajama guy doing wrong? I exercise in my garage (weather permitting), and I have no idea what that machine is.
 
2014-03-11 12:06:44 PM  
Crossfit sucks. So do those who do it.

Indian Leg Wrestling, now there's a real sport.
 
2014-03-11 12:10:39 PM  

skrame: /what is pajama guy doing wrong? I exercise in my garage (weather permitting), and I have no idea what that machine is.


It's a leg press machine.  His back should be where his feet are.  His feet should be where his back is.
 
2014-03-11 12:14:28 PM  
Much like golf, "fitness" is NOT a sport
 
2014-03-11 12:32:00 PM  
How can you tell someone does Crossfit? They tell you every 20 seconds. G'NIGHT EVERYBODY!
 
2014-03-11 12:43:58 PM  

fatalvenom: Dack48: fatalvenom: Is it cross-fit?

Please tell me it's cross-fit.

You mean #crossfit? It's like people never knew how to exercise before social media.

You are aware you can work out without bragging about it, right?

I hate those Reebok commercials.


Seriously. Fark Reebok and their $175 pair of shorts. But I like the nanos. Good all around shoes and nice for weightlifting, but "Sport of Fitness" my ass.  Crossfit changed my life in a positive way in that I would recommend people try it but there's so much more to it now, and so much money in it that it's ruining it for anyone reasonable who likes it and the good things it can do. Lack of quality control is going to ruin the brand, and it's already happening.

And 

Hilarity_N_Sues: How can you tell someone does Crossfit? They tell you every 20 seconds. G'NIGHT EVERYBODY!


img.fark.net
 
2014-03-11 01:29:27 PM  
Up next ... World's most popular food: Liquid!
 
2014-03-11 02:43:28 PM  
 
2014-03-11 04:00:21 PM  

Rapmaster2000: APO_Buddha: fatalvenom: Is it cross-fit?

Please tell me it's cross-fit.

Fark that cult.  The people that I know that go to cross-fit are hyper-sensitive when you question them about ANYTHING related to fitness.  They are worse than Mormons.

/Overweight
//Working on getting into better shape

One of my wife's friends joined this cult with the attendant decision to go paleo-diet as well meaning that if we go to a restaurant with her I get to hear about the paleo-diet for 10 minutes and then watch the poor waiter try to determine what is and what isn't paleo.  My favorite was a guy at an Indian place saying "Nothing. Nothing is paleo-approved" which I took to mean "Fark off, white girl".  I think she ate a sad plate of lettuce.


She....makes the waiter decide?

It's not like she is asking if it's vegetarian, which is a thing that it either is or isn't.

Of course I am pretty sure that waiters get sick of all that shiat pretty quickly and sometimes just lie.  Why YES, all of our beans are vegetarian, now please STFU and order something.
 
2014-03-11 07:50:31 PM  

Rapmaster2000: One of my wife's friends joined this cult with the attendant decision to go paleo-diet as well meaning that if we go to a restaurant with her I get to hear about the paleo-diet for 10 minutes and then watch the poor waiter try to determine what is and what isn't paleo. My favorite was a guy at an Indian place saying "Nothing. Nothing is paleo-approved" which I took to mean "Fark off, white girl". I think she ate a sad plate of lettuce.


I try to eat healthy, and I find people who are super-strict about paleo hilarious. Yes, the diet is working for you, because meat and vegetables are healthy foods. No, this is not like a keto diet where eating the wrong thing once can fark you up, you can eat a curry with your friends. You ate healthy meals for breakfast and lunch, chill the fark out.
 
2014-03-12 10:09:41 AM  
I do Insanity at home. It's a good mix of strength/endurance with cardio benefits. It takes 40 to 60 minutes and you don't spend time going to or from a gym. You won't get ripped, but it keeps you in decent shape and adds a bit of muscle tone.
 
2014-03-12 04:15:49 PM  
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/I play REAL sports... Not tryin' to be the best at EXERCISING
 
2014-03-12 10:32:36 PM  
I play a REAL SPORT™  because, if I were left to my own devices I would never exercise, drink too much and get very fat, very quickly.
So, as a rugby player, I exercise with team mates, drink too much and get slightly larger slowly.

Plus, chicks dig concussions. Or is that scars, I find it so hard to remember things like that these days.
 
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