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2020-03-12 10:29:45 AM  
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2020-03-12 10:55:06 AM  
Same place it always was....outside.  I choose to live where I can get out and have fun.
 
2020-03-12 10:59:22 AM  
you body weight, a pair of shoes, and maybe a rope will get you into a amazing shape.
 
2020-03-12 11:06:37 AM  
Works just as well at home as it does at the studio. I also go outside and walk. For free.

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2020-03-12 11:11:12 AM  
I assume many farkers are accustomed to "social distance". My home gym had a recent upgrade that already put a damper on an idea my wife had for an outing this summer. There's a nice resort/spa a 5 hour drive away, and you can book access to a sauna too, which she knows I've always enjoyed.

Woman, I AM the sauna now! I assume I look much less ridiculous, but this is the idea:

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I leave the house for no one!
 
2020-03-12 11:23:30 AM  
I have a workout map, free weights and a spin bike. I don't have to pay a monthly fee or listen to coked up douchebags try to motivate me to do what I'm supposed to do.
 
2020-03-12 11:28:48 AM  
Nope, Will still call everyone "a pinche pelon!"

/Spanish Slang
 
2020-03-12 11:36:09 AM  
One of my biggest fears about this pandemic is the possibility of my local gym shutting down for weeks, causing me to lose all of my gains.

/As if I have any gains.
//Their weights are broken. They keep getting lighter. Every few weeks I have to add more to get the same effect.
 
2020-03-12 11:49:17 AM  

Explodo: Same place it always was....outside.  I choose to live where I can get out and have fun.


And get mosquito-borne diseases, ticks, skin cancer, heat-stroke, muscle cramps and ankle sprains in the middle of nowhere, breathing in polluted air, attacked by mountain lions, mugged, set upon by roving gangs and highwaymen, shoe-shamed by longtimers, and a certain set of communicable diseases which will go unnamed that can only be treated by the American healthcare system. No thanks.
 
2020-03-12 12:11:51 PM  

Dimensio: One of my biggest fears about this pandemic is the possibility of my local gym shutting down for weeks, causing me to lose all of my gains.

/As if I have any gains.
//Their weights are broken. They keep getting lighter. Every few weeks I have to add more to get the same effect.


I I stopped going to my gym this week, just as I was starting week 3 of a  8 week lifting regimen. I am saddened to see what little momentum I had built up disappearing but my wife has a compromised immune system and I can't fark around.
 
2020-03-12 12:46:00 PM  
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He tried to warn us. The workout secrets they didn't want you to know about.
 
2020-03-12 12:54:03 PM  

TelemonianAjax: Dimensio: One of my biggest fears about this pandemic is the possibility of my local gym shutting down for weeks, causing me to lose all of my gains.

/As if I have any gains.
//Their weights are broken. They keep getting lighter. Every few weeks I have to add more to get the same effect.

I I stopped going to my gym this week, just as I was starting week 3 of a  8 week lifting regimen. I am saddened to see what little momentum I had built up disappearing but my wife has a compromised immune system and I can't fark around.


I suppose that if the worst happens (it will) I can do bodyweight exercises at home, even though I stall out after ten pushups.

I might last longer if I try pushups without having previously done bench press, incline dumbbell press, dips and three different varities of cable crossovers.

/I might have issues with overtaxing myself.
 
2020-03-12 12:56:13 PM  
I have annual passes to just about every park around me (state parks are $60/year and federal are $80/year) plus multi gym pass good at probably 20 local gyms.

I'll find a way.
 
2020-03-12 1:35:31 PM  

asciibaron: you body weight, a pair of shoes, and maybe a rope will get you into a amazing shape.


Or at least, well hung.
 
2020-03-12 2:17:37 PM  

asciibaron: you body weight, a pair of shoes, and maybe a rope will get you into a amazing shape.


This person gets it
 
2020-03-12 2:44:26 PM  

Dimensio: TelemonianAjax: Dimensio: One of my biggest fears about this pandemic is the possibility of my local gym shutting down for weeks, causing me to lose all of my gains.

/As if I have any gains.
//Their weights are broken. They keep getting lighter. Every few weeks I have to add more to get the same effect.

I I stopped going to my gym this week, just as I was starting week 3 of a  8 week lifting regimen. I am saddened to see what little momentum I had built up disappearing but my wife has a compromised immune system and I can't fark around.

I suppose that if the worst happens (it will) I can do bodyweight exercises at home, even though I stall out after ten pushups.

I might last longer if I try pushups without having previously done bench press, incline dumbbell press, dips and three different varities of cable crossovers.

/I might have issues with overtaxing myself.


I came across this book in the free bin at the library: https://www.amazon.com/Mens-Health-Ha​r​d-Body-Plan/dp/1579542298.  I took on a lark to use as a gag gift, got to reading it and looking at the workouts and goddamn it's well balanced.  Notice the body type used on the cover- wildly different from what is popular now yet infinitely more attainable to gentlemen of a certain age.

The dietary information is spotty but the workouts are fantastic.  Broken down by beginning, intermediate and advanced and with subsections to augment specific muscle groups.  AND full routines for full gym, dumbell only and bodyweight only movements.  I'm old enough that reading from a physical resources increases my retention and it's nice to have a real book to refer back to.  A buddy of mine is pulling a Kevin Smith and melting away like a candle.  I gave him a copy of this for his birthday and told him to start slow, use modern nutrition information, and stick to it.  Doesn't take any more time than walking and joint-easy movements that fat people do, just more effort.  But you're not fat any more.  Time to level up.

I did put a blank cover on it so when I pulled it out in the gym no one could see this embarrassingly outdated book as my guide.
 
2020-03-12 2:44:42 PM  
Working out and being active has been a good way to connect with my 7 year old who has ASD. He is very high motor and loves jogging and biking, and loves waking up early on weekends to "train" with Dad.

Otherwise it's 20-30 minutes on the treadmill at night when the kids go to bed and  resistance band exercises. As long as I can hurl my children in the air I'm as buff as I need to be.
 
2020-03-12 2:47:40 PM  

Fano: asciibaron: you body weight, a pair of shoes, and maybe a rope will get you into a amazing shape.

This person gets it


For me, the gym has a child watch area.  I'm home with a 4 yr old and it is impossible to reliably get 45 minutes to devote to exercise to get the heartrate up and get maximum benefit.  By going somewhere where she can play with other kids, experience other adults in authority over her, and I can use the full gym, do classes, take a shower without using up naptime...it's all wins, baby.  If I get 1 hr of gym time, that level of physical activity would cost me 2.5 hrs of parenting+exercise.  That's how I keep motivated, by focusing on the force multiplier of having a plan and going in 5 days a week.
 
2020-03-12 6:08:54 PM  
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I've thought the all but guaranteed to come lock down (Schenectady, NY) would be a good time to get in better shape. We have an elliptical and one of these things (picture). But I'm concerned about conserving calories too.

Honestly - I could spare 40 lbs and still be okay (40 lbs would get me from overweight to the very low end of normal on the BMI)... thoughts?
 
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