Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.162.168.187

Forum Moderators: incrediBILL & lawman

Message Too Old, No Replies

How do you exercise?

Do you run, swim, Gym?

     
11:23 am on Sep 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 15, 2004
posts:1867
votes: 0


Do you run, swim, Gym?

Actually, I want to do all of them. I want to run to the Gym, excercise with the weight lifting machines and then swim before I go back home. Is it ideal?

How do I make sure I am exercising properly and not creating a negative effect?

Never excerised that significantly or regularly for that matter, but want to do it now.

How do you exercise?

Habtom

11:35 am on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member topr8 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 19, 2002
posts:3287
votes: 24


i play football (5 a side) three or four times a week, it keeps me fit enough and keeps the weight off.

i believe that regular exercise is the key, thus finding something you really enjoy is the most important thing, for some people it is the gym, others various team or solo sports ... or a combination.

but if you don't enjoy it, then keeping it regular will be difficult.

if you go to the gym, have a couple of sessions with a personal trainer and he should be able to advise you.

Never excerised that significantly or regularly for that matter, but want to do it now.

i loved sport at school but did nothing at all in my 20's, only started exercise at 30 as an adult ... now in my early 40s and really feel the benefits of a decade of exercise.

OT -> not smoking and drinking less alcohol really help with fitness too.

11:59 am on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Mar 9, 2003
posts:2099
votes: 8


but if you don't enjoy it, then keeping it regular will be difficult.

A crucial point. I never liked team sports (it seems to make people act like preposterously impassioned, shouty idiots which is a bit ridiculous) and I get bored with solo sports after about twenty minutes (frankly, I'd rather be reading a book or watching a film).

I went to the gym quite a lot last year but gave it up when my schedule got to crammed and haven't yet gone back.

I suppose if I could find the set-up, I'd be happy to run on an incline for an hour and a half while watching Die Hard 4.0 or something.

12:00 pm on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 7, 2003
posts:557
votes: 0


I train and compete occasionally in Muay Thai (thai kickboxing)

I train 2 or 3 times a week and sometimes run a few miles on a sunday morning. It keeps me fit and allows me to smoke a couple of cigarettes and drink a bit of wine.

I love it

Ska

1:53 pm on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Moderator

WebmasterWorld Administrator skibum is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 20, 2000
posts:4472
votes: 1


Bike when it is light and warm - spring, summer, most of the fall, ski in the winter, go the gym all year round. Mostly just use the elliptical machines at the gym, do a little swimming, screw around with weights once in a while.
1:56 pm on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from MY 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member vincevincevince is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 1, 2003
posts:4847
votes: 0


I used to swim every day, when I was working from home at an appartment with a nice pool. Hoping to find a nice office with a pool by January to make up for it!

Since the arrival of my tiny terror (baby) I've been doing a lot of exercise bouncing lightly on a gym (swiss) ball whilst clutching him... exercise for me and sleep-promotion for him. One handed, I can even get a little work done.

2:04 pm on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 21, 2005
posts:2259
votes: 0


>> I never liked team sports (it seems to make people act like preposterously impassioned, shouty idiots which is a bit ridiculous)

LOL. It's true, but I'm afraid you and I are in a minority.

OTOH, badminton, squash and other racquet sports can give you a better workout than playing the occasional game of cricket. ;)

I have a bike, multi-gym, rowing machine etc at home and do an hour a day after many years of no exercise. Having an LCD TV in the gym doesn't hurt but I'm sick of how stupid BBC New 24 is, and it amazes me how they can talk so much in 15 minutes without actually saying anything. I need a DVD player in there.

2:42 pm on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:June 13, 2002
posts:662
votes: 0


I play on a couple touch football teams in the summer, (so I usually have a couple games each week) In the winter, a large group of us rent ice for an hour each week and play hockey.

Normally it keeps me in good shape...unless an injury takes me out for a while (though it takes a broken bone to actually take me out).

[edited by: Gibble at 2:43 pm (utc) on Sep. 24, 2007]

2:45 pm on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member ken_b is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Oct 5, 2001
posts:5792
votes: 91


I have a treadmill right next to my desk. Easy to hop on when I'm bored or frustrated.
3:28 pm on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 12, 2004
posts:393
votes: 0


Bicycling when weather permits, spinning and weights at the gym when it doesn't.
Signing up with a personal trainer at the gym can make a big difference.
5:39 pm on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Moderator from US 

WebmasterWorld Administrator lifeinasia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Dec 10, 2005
posts:5666
votes: 76


1) Bicycle to/from work 3-5 times/week (and try to do a lunch ride at least several times/week), plus 1-2 longer rides on the weekend.

2) Sometimes alternate long, hilly hikes (2-4 hours) with long bike rides on weekends.

3) Lift free weights 3-4 times/week at home with weight bench and dumbells.

4) Take stairs instead of elevator- moot issue before, since the office was on the first floor :), but we just moved to a new building on the second floor. Would probably still take the stairs even if there was a 3rd floor and our office was on it.

5) During the summer, sometimes swim quasi laps in pool- pool is not that long, so just use arms (keeping legs motionless).

6:40 pm on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 27, 2001
posts:1138
votes: 0


Hiking - summer (4x a week)
Skiing, snowshoe walking - winter (5x a week)

When I was training (as opposed to general activity or sport) I used to do around 30-40 minutes fast walking uphill on a treadmill 4 or 5 times a week plus weights here and there.

7:23 pm on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 8, 2001
posts:766
votes: 0


playing the occasional game of cricket

This year with the rain it has been very occasional. I do out of season cricket nets and company softball on Regents Park. Looking for a winter sport though, has to be mixed and pref have a Ad Agency/Media league...

7:49 pm on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

5+ Year Member

joined:June 6, 2007
posts:74
votes: 0


Just for the record - I hate working out.

That said, having a sedintary job and working from home I need the exercise for both the physical and emotional gains.

Spring and early summer: Play soccer on a city rec. team. That involves two practices a week usually for an hour and a half and then a game on Sundays. Since I'm not in my 20's anymore and the practices are somewhat grueling I usually don't do any other running while it's "soccer season" so that my chins and knees don't get over stressed.

Rest of the warmer months: I try to run outside 2-3 times a week and lift weights 2 times a week at a gym. I usually run for about 30 minutes which gets me 3 miles.

Cooler part of the year: I try to keep the same schedule but bounce back and forth between the treadmill and the eliptical machine.

I'm hoping to start playing indoor soccer this winter as well. Since I don't have to leave my house much I find commiting to a team is a good way to make myself be around people. Interacting with others keeps lots of things in life in perspective.

8:51 pm on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

joined:Aug 12, 2004
posts:1781
votes: 0


Free weights in the garage. Exercise bike in the house. Two extremely energetic dogs who like to play rough and always wear me out long before I'm able to wear them out. Plus I ride a real bike when weather permits.
9:37 pm on Sept 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Sept 9, 2007
posts:164
votes: 0


I usually try to think about stuff. Never really successful though. Then I run either after girls, or their boyfriends run after me. That's some good exercise, in lack of the ability to think and burn calories the smart way.

So, with regards to your question: I run around alot, but there's some negative side effects of doing it the way I do it. Anyways, the ideal way of exercise is, according to me and i'm an idiot, to do it naturally and varied. Run a kilometer, then climb a tree, sneak down, swim through a pool of mud, then walk some, and then have fun with some push ups and.. well, just use your body.

Your way with run/weights/swim might also work though. Just be careful about the burn-out effect as in : lasts for a month, then you stop doing it and still have to pay the fee for the gym/swim because you signed up for that super deal with a five-year subscription to the services, and got it for 50% of the normal price (which really made you obligated and you were so serious about it at the time and you got it cheap, so ...)

Anyways, run like hell, and you might reach heaven, have fun -

5:31 pm on Sept 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 11, 2004
posts:1014
votes: 0


I walk to the pub, and spend a few hours raising and lowering, slowly reducing weights with my right arm, replenishing the weight when it reaches minimum, with the original weight.

Matt

5:59 pm on Sept 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

Moderator from US 

WebmasterWorld Administrator lifeinasia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Dec 10, 2005
posts:5666
votes: 76


Run a kilometer, then climb a tree, sneak down, swim through a pool of mud, then walk some, and then have fun with some push ups and..

Sounds like an ex-Marine...
2:56 pm on Sept 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

5+ Year Member

joined:June 8, 2007
posts:76
votes: 0


My fingers get lots of exercise.....
2:57 pm on Sept 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 9, 2004
posts:250
votes: 0


12 oz. curls every evening.
8:48 pm on Sept 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

5+ Year Member

joined:June 8, 2007
posts:76
votes: 0


Seems more like everyday.

Hey anyone doing the New York marathon?

9:26 pm on Sept 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jtara is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 26, 2005
posts:3041
votes: 0


Personal trainer, two days a week. I've been doing it for a few years. The first thing I noticed was that I no longer suffer from "mouse shoulder". (Upper back pain from sitting at a computer all day.)

At 53, I think I'm in better shape that ever. It's never too late to start!

My trainer's 18 year old nephew recently asked him how he could get shoulders like his. His answer:

Work out for 30 years.

I highly recommend a personal trainer, if you can afford it. Look for one that has a private gym - no hassles with parking (at least with mine), other people using the equipment, etc. A trainer will maximize the results vs. time spent. If you don't hurt a lot the first time, either the trainer is doing something wrong, or you don't need them.

(The pain will go away after a couple of weeks of training, and you probably won't experience it again.)