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2020-07-06 4:19:23 AM  
Tell him his customers will get a better workout lifting bodies into bags at the hospital.
 
2020-07-06 8:07:42 AM  
"The decision was just arbitrary, there was no fact behind the decision,"

closing business types that start with the letters A through G is arbitrary

the only people who think that gyms aren't high risk are gym owners and people who think if they don't go to the gym several times a week they are going to waste away to nothing

staying away from the gym for a few months isn't going to kill you, but going just might
 
2020-07-06 8:24:50 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: "The decision was just arbitrary, there was no fact behind the decision,"

closing business types that start with the letters A through G is arbitrary

the only people who think that gyms aren't high risk are gym owners and people who think if they don't go to the gym several times a week they are going to waste away to nothing

staying away from the gym for a few months isn't going to kill you, but going just might



Endorphin is a hell of a drug.
 
2020-07-06 8:33:17 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: "The decision was just arbitrary, there was no fact behind the decision,"

closing business types that start with the letters A through G is arbitrary

the only people who think that gyms aren't high risk are gym owners and people who think if they don't go to the gym several times a week they are going to waste away to nothing

staying away from the gym for a few months isn't going to kill you, but going just might


A few months can undo a lot of progress. If you were a regular gym goer you probably didn't have a home gym and that stuff is hard to acquire now, if you have the money and space for it in the first place.

Good for you if a few pushups and jumping jacks is all you need to have the body you want, but some people are going for something different, and lack of access to a training facility impacts that.

I know this is Fark where all exercise is mocked, but I can acknowledge that these people legitimately lost something even if I disagree with how hard they're trying to get it back.
 
2020-07-06 8:37:38 AM  
"We just felt like it was unconstitutional when you can make arbitrary decisions like that,"

The Constitution isn't something that you feel. It's a legal document. You read it.
 
2020-07-06 8:44:14 AM  

Koodz: Dead for Tax Reasons: "The decision was just arbitrary, there was no fact behind the decision,"

closing business types that start with the letters A through G is arbitrary

the only people who think that gyms aren't high risk are gym owners and people who think if they don't go to the gym several times a week they are going to waste away to nothing

staying away from the gym for a few months isn't going to kill you, but going just might

A few months can undo a lot of progress. If you were a regular gym goer you probably didn't have a home gym and that stuff is hard to acquire now, if you have the money and space for it in the first place.

Good for you if a few pushups and jumping jacks is all you need to have the body you want, but some people are going for something different, and lack of access to a training facility impacts that.

I know this is Fark where all exercise is mocked, but I can acknowledge that these people legitimately lost something even if I disagree with how hard they're trying to get it back.


it's a pandemic, everyone is having to make sacrifices.  'not looking as good as i want to for a little while' is a pretty lame excuse to continue spreading diseases
 
2020-07-06 8:47:27 AM  

Koodz: I know this is Fark where all exercise is mocked, but I can acknowledge that these people legitimately lost something even if I disagree with how hard they're trying to get it back.


I don't think people are mocking people for valuing physical culture.
I think they are mocking people for having totally skewed priorities/perspectives on the subject.
At least that's my read.
 
2020-07-06 8:48:48 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: Koodz: Dead for Tax Reasons: "The decision was just arbitrary, there was no fact behind the decision,"

closing business types that start with the letters A through G is arbitrary

the only people who think that gyms aren't high risk are gym owners and people who think if they don't go to the gym several times a week they are going to waste away to nothing

staying away from the gym for a few months isn't going to kill you, but going just might

A few months can undo a lot of progress. If you were a regular gym goer you probably didn't have a home gym and that stuff is hard to acquire now, if you have the money and space for it in the first place.

Good for you if a few pushups and jumping jacks is all you need to have the body you want, but some people are going for something different, and lack of access to a training facility impacts that.

I know this is Fark where all exercise is mocked, but I can acknowledge that these people legitimately lost something even if I disagree with how hard they're trying to get it back.

it's a pandemic, everyone is having to make sacrifices.  'not looking as good as i want to for a little while' is a pretty lame excuse to continue spreading diseases


Yeah, I kind of covered that in my last sentence.
 
2020-07-06 8:54:27 AM  

Koodz: Dead for Tax Reasons: Koodz: Dead for Tax Reasons: "The decision was just arbitrary, there was no fact behind the decision,"

closing business types that start with the letters A through G is arbitrary

the only people who think that gyms aren't high risk are gym owners and people who think if they don't go to the gym several times a week they are going to waste away to nothing

staying away from the gym for a few months isn't going to kill you, but going just might

A few months can undo a lot of progress. If you were a regular gym goer you probably didn't have a home gym and that stuff is hard to acquire now, if you have the money and space for it in the first place.

Good for you if a few pushups and jumping jacks is all you need to have the body you want, but some people are going for something different, and lack of access to a training facility impacts that.

I know this is Fark where all exercise is mocked, but I can acknowledge that these people legitimately lost something even if I disagree with how hard they're trying to get it back.

it's a pandemic, everyone is having to make sacrifices.  'not looking as good as i want to for a little while' is a pretty lame excuse to continue spreading diseases

Yeah, I kind of covered that in my last sentence.


Sounded more like you were trying to make them seem reasonable
 
2020-07-06 8:58:48 AM  
Lack of training causes various qualities to decay over time.
Many qualities related to running (speed, endurance) can be trained outside a gym. Speed begins decaying about five days, endurance about 30 days.
Other qualities are difficult to train outside a gym ( maximal strength begins decay after 30 days) very few people even with home gyms have hundreds of kilos of discs to deadlift, squat, and press.
There are no weight plates being produced in North America by Rogue, Vulcan or any other company for several months.
 
2020-07-06 9:12:18 AM  

jso2897: Koodz: I know this is Fark where all exercise is mocked, but I can acknowledge that these people legitimately lost something even if I disagree with how hard they're trying to get it back.

I don't think people are mocking people for valuing physical culture.
I think they are mocking people for having totally skewed priorities/perspectives on the subject.
At least that's my read.


'physical culture' is one of the all-time great oxymorons.
 
2020-07-06 9:30:15 AM  
The only time I ever saw the very gregarious and people savvy analyst I worked with lose his mind was dealing with a "gym owner."  The owner was so stoked on steroids, he was only coherent twice a day for a short time.    The analyst didn't figure that out until the VPs and other management folks explained his schedule for dosing.

Most "business men" know when something drastically changes the business model, it's up to them to change or get out of the business.

The same reticence to change can be found in former slave owners after the civil war.   In fact they formed a business group to resist the change which is handy now and lots are taking advantage of it.
 
2020-07-06 10:20:29 AM  

MinnesotaJack: Lack of training causes various qualities to decay over time.
Many qualities related to running (speed, endurance) can be trained outside a gym. Speed begins decaying about five days, endurance about 30 days.
Other qualities are difficult to train outside a gym ( maximal strength begins decay after 30 days) very few people even with home gyms have hundreds of kilos of discs to deadlift, squat, and press.
There are no weight plates being produced in North America by Rogue, Vulcan or any other company for several months.


Do you know what will decay strength even faster?  Catching COVID because even if it doesn't kill you you may have damaged lungs or neurology that will prevent you from ever reaching where you were before.
 
2020-07-06 11:11:45 AM  

haknudsen: MinnesotaJack: Lack of training causes various qualities to decay over time.
Many qualities related to running (speed, endurance) can be trained outside a gym. Speed begins decaying about five days, endurance about 30 days.
Other qualities are difficult to train outside a gym ( maximal strength begins decay after 30 days) very few people even with home gyms have hundreds of kilos of discs to deadlift, squat, and press.
There are no weight plates being produced in North America by Rogue, Vulcan or any other company for several months.

Do you know what will decay strength even faster?  Catching COVID because even if it doesn't kill you you may have damaged lungs or neurology that will prevent you from ever reaching where you were before.


That's a good point, but you don't catch c19 from a gym. Bein g strong and in shape could help you survive the affliction.
One of the stats I heard was only eight people in San Diego county died from cv who didn't have some compromising health condition.
Cv could spread among people at a gym but almost no chance those people will die from it
 
2020-07-06 12:00:19 PM  

Koodz: Dead for Tax Reasons: "The decision was just arbitrary, there was no fact behind the decision,"

closing business types that start with the letters A through G is arbitrary

the only people who think that gyms aren't high risk are gym owners and people who think if they don't go to the gym several times a week they are going to waste away to nothing

staying away from the gym for a few months isn't going to kill you, but going just might

A few months can undo a lot of progress. If you were a regular gym goer you probably didn't have a home gym and that stuff is hard to acquire now, if you have the money and space for it in the first place.

Good for you if a few pushups and jumping jacks is all you need to have the body you want, but some people are going for something different, and lack of access to a training facility impacts that.

I know this is Fark where all exercise is mocked, but I can acknowledge that these people legitimately lost something even if I disagree with how hard they're trying to get it back.


I had actually been making pretty good progress in terms of going to the gym for several months leading up to covid.

It really sucked when it closed as for maybe the first time in my life I was sticking with a solid workout routine and starting to see the results people want to see when going to the gym. I've really stumbled since the gyms closed.

All that said they are one of the highest risk things you can do, and even if my state allowes them open, I wouldn't be going. I'll just have to jump back on the workout train in a couple months when it's not stupidly hazardous.
 
2020-07-06 12:39:07 PM  
When asked what he would say to critics arguing that more businesses should be shutting down rather than opening up Hatten said, "I definitely agree."

Such a unique and precious snowflake.  He probably thinks quarantining individuals through contact tracing is arbitrary as well.

People like this are why we can't have nice things, such as a functioning First World nation.
 
2020-07-06 12:40:47 PM  
I think I accidentally that post.  Point is that he's fine with other businesses closing but not his.
 
2020-07-06 1:31:10 PM  
All Federal court cases on this subject say a state or local government can set up whatever restrictions they want to during a plague or the like, and, here's the key part, they don't even have to pass any particular scientific muster or be applied in a fair matter.  The key Supreme Court case involved a case where the application of the law appears to be more due to anti-immigrant sentiments than an actual attempt to stop disease, yet it was still found constitutional.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compagn​i​e_Francaise_de_Navigation_a_Vapeur_v._​Louisiana_Board_of_Health
 
2020-07-06 2:25:21 PM  
Have the government execute him on the steps of the state house.  Sawing his head off all Isis style.  Tell the other rats that if they don't close down and all non essential people stay indoors, there will be more head sawing.
 
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