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Gym Talk
#11
RE: Gym Talk
I think you should do it, Shell! I really do believe people should do something they suck at, or something that is new or uncomfortable. When I first got into Jiu-jitsu I was terrible, and it was embarrassing, and I sweated way more than everyone else and was just, in general, the new guy who sucked, LOL. But over time, I built a rapport with other people in the class, and got better at Jiu-jitsu, and the feeling of seeing that improvement in myself was awesome!

Also, as a writer, I'm a bit of a loner by nature, so I often have to force myself to get out and socialize, and group fitness activities are a great way to do that, in my opinion.
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#12
RE: Gym Talk
(February 26, 2020 at 4:25 pm)Shell B Wrote: Thinking of trying my first barre class tomorrow if this cold I might have doesn't stop me. I used to not go for group fitness, but these classes change things up a lot, so I don't get bored as easily.

Anyone else trying something new, want to talk about a favorite workout, etc.?

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#13
RE: Gym Talk
(March 8, 2020 at 5:04 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(February 26, 2020 at 4:25 pm)Shell B Wrote: Thinking of trying my first barre class tomorrow if this cold I might have doesn't stop me. I used to not go for group fitness, but these classes change things up a lot, so I don't get bored as easily.

Anyone else trying something new, want to talk about a favorite workout, etc.?

The only heavy lifting I do is from my beer mug to my lips. FYI, I am a shining example of health. 

So in other words, ignore me.

It’s never too late to start, mate. 

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#14
RE: Gym Talk
(March 8, 2020 at 4:41 pm)EgoDeath Wrote: I think you should do it, Shell! I really do believe people should do something they suck at, or something that is new or uncomfortable. When I first got into Jiu-jitsu I was terrible, and it was embarrassing, and I sweated way more than everyone else and was just, in general, the new guy who sucked, LOL. But over time, I built a rapport with other people in the class, and got better at Jiu-jitsu, and the feeling of seeing that improvement in myself was awesome!

Also, as a writer, I'm a bit of a loner by nature, so I often have to force myself to get out and socialize, and group fitness activities are a great way to do that, in my opinion.

I did it last week. It wasn't easy at all, but I did okay. I've been doing yoga for years, so that helped. Definitely more cardio than yoga, and I felt a few muscles I haven't felt in a fucking age, so that was good. I'm going to keep it up.
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#15
RE: Gym Talk
When I worked out, I mostly did dumbells for arm exercises, as well as some stuff for my calves and lower back. For some reason, my calf muscles have never been very strong, so after a long days work I often pull a muscle after resting. It hurts like hell.
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#16
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From my limited experience, that could be a matter of stretching out the backs of your legs.
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#17
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Possibly. I've been told that walking helps with it, but it doesn't do as much as I'd like. I don't remember having that problem when I was working at a job that required standing a lot, so I guess sitting around a lot more weakens the muscles.
Poe's Law: "Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing."

10 Christ-like figures that predate Jesus. Link shortened to Chris ate Jesus for some reason...
http://listverse.com/2009/04/13/10-chris...ate-jesus/

Good video to watch, if you want to know how common the Jesus story really is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88GTUXvp-50

A list of biblical contradictions from the infallible word of Yahweh.
http://infidels.org/library/modern/jim_m...tions.html

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#18
RE: Gym Talk
(March 9, 2020 at 10:49 pm)Chad32 Wrote: Possibly. I've been told that walking helps with it, but it doesn't do as much as I'd like. I don't remember having that problem when I was working at a job that required standing a lot, so I guess sitting around a lot more weakens the muscles.

Very much. It also tightens the back of the leg. I bet it's harder for you to touch your toes now than it was then too. I just know from my own personal experience that I have to stretch out the back of my legs a lot.
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#19
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Tried Boxing, Muay Thai, or Krav Maga?

Glad you kept up with the fitness thing and are looking to mix things up a bit.
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#20
RE: Gym Talk
(March 9, 2020 at 11:25 pm)Shell B Wrote:
(March 9, 2020 at 10:49 pm)Chad32 Wrote: Possibly. I've been told that walking helps with it, but it doesn't do as much as I'd like. I don't remember having that problem when I was working at a job that required standing a lot, so I guess sitting around a lot more weakens the muscles.

Very much. It also tightens the back of the leg. I bet it's harder for you to touch your toes now than it was then too. I just know from my own personal experience that I have to stretch out the back of my legs a lot.

I have long arms, so it's not too hard, but maybe if I did some regular toe stretches, that would help too.
Poe's Law: "Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing."

10 Christ-like figures that predate Jesus. Link shortened to Chris ate Jesus for some reason...
http://listverse.com/2009/04/13/10-chris...ate-jesus/

Good video to watch, if you want to know how common the Jesus story really is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88GTUXvp-50

A list of biblical contradictions from the infallible word of Yahweh.
http://infidels.org/library/modern/jim_m...tions.html

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