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  • Originally posted by Bosanac01 View Post
    I don't see how running 20 miles can be relevant to anything you do in life.
    When you're in Afghanistan sometimes an objective is 20+ miles away from where you are. Sometimes you have to get there on foot. I'll tell you this, having to move 20+ miles on foot with around 80 lbs on my back has come up a hell of a lot more than having to push 250 off of my chest.

    Like I said, it's different people trying to accomplish different things. I didn't mean to call anybody out, my bad.

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    • What I don't get is why you would compare football players to soldiers. Football players are trained to go 5 seconds at a time with the most energy exerted, while soldiers are trained to go for longer. It doesn't mean that football players are not physically fit, they're just not trained to be fit like soldiers.

      They are different "sports" and require different types of physical fitness.

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      • Really there are only 4 reasons for being in shape...

        1. Work. Be it as a pro athlete or some other job, in this case you should be in the shape your job requires.

        2. Health. Being healthy is a great reason to stay in shape and probably the most relevant along with #3 for most people.

        3. Looks. Like it or not, women are attracted to men in good shape and that is a major incentive to be in shape, for a lot of people it is more important than point 2.

        4. Sport. Where this isn't work, it is recreational. Depending on the sport will depend on the kind of shape you want to be in but for a lot of people it is a good reason to be in shape.

        There really isn't any reason outside of those 4 things to justify working out, if you honestly don't care about any of those then you wont work out, depending on which of those you prioritise will determine your focus when exercising. For health and looks, generally a little extra is a good thing as long as it is added in the right circumstances. There is both a low and high point where weight is unhealthy but generally adding muscle is going to be good for your long term health(note not excessive muscle) and to the majority of women a strong looking male is a better look.

        That's just the way it is in our society.

        So most people will be working out for reasons 2 or 3 with perhaps a bit of influence from 1 and/or 4 and thus most people want to add weight so they will look better at the end of it.


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        • I think there is another factor that you could put up there as to why people work out.

          To get stronger. Plain and simple. Not the looks, not for work or health.

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          • I'll tell you this, having to move 20+ miles on foot with around 80 lbs on my back has come up a hell of a lot more than having to push 250 off of my chest.
            Soldiers are different though, you train for that sort of thing, in everyday life what a footballer trains to do is FAR more relevant. Running for a bus or train, pushing/pulling things that are in the way, opening jars, lifting crap are all things that training for football helps with. The only time I've ever had to cover 20 miles at any point is for training or when I have to walk home on nights when you just can't find a cab and I don't think I've ever had to go that far and I certainly didn't jog or run the majority of it.

            Quite simply, 99% of the population is not going to have to run 20 miles at any point in everyday life by necessity, it will be something they want to do to show they can or to improve fitness. Running a 40 yard sprint is far more common and likely.


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            • To get stronger. Plain and simple. Not the looks, not for work or health.
              You could argue that strength is a part of health as really being faster or stronger is a good symptom of being healthier and as has been covered earlier in the thread you can often get strong people who look weak and vice versa.

              You could also just as legitimately make it its own category if you wanted but I would throw it under health.


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              • Originally posted by wogitalia View Post
                You could argue that strength is a part of health as really being faster or stronger is a good symptom of being healthier and as has been covered earlier in the thread you can often get strong people who look weak and vice versa.

                You could also just as legitimately make it its own category if you wanted but I would throw it under health.
                I guess you could swing it that way, but you can be very healthy and never work out. I have to say though, when I hear workout I'm thinking lifting weights and that's it and that is not exactly "healthy". You could still eat right, and idk what stretching and yoga fall into.

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                • I guess you could swing it that way, but you can be very healthy and never work out. I have to say though, when I hear workout I'm thinking lifting weights and that's it and that is not exactly "healthy". You could still eat right, and idk what stretching and yoga fall into.
                  Again I guess it's a definitions thing, I was thinking more "exercising" than working out, though I think the two are similar terms anyway. Working out is generally linked with weights and other similar activities but I think you could also consider a run a work out!


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                  • Originally posted by KobeBryant833 View Post
                    Im about to start putting my weight back. My plan is nano vapor pre workout cell tech for post workout and a whole lot of protein.
                    Don't take nano vapor, dont take cell tech. Drink coffee or green tea and take b vitamin before. Take whey after or a carb-protein blend
                    When I eat, it is the food that is scared.

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                    • Do what Rob says, don't spend your money on stupid supplements.

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                      Originally posted by fenikz
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                      • Originally posted by alca1992 View Post
                        i recently bought the perfect pushup. anyone else ever used this? does it work? is there any tips on what to do?
                        it works the same as a regular push up. There is really no difference in muscle activation. Companies just get to take your money.
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                        • The perfect pushup is the pushup.

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                          • Whats good creatine?

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                            • Originally posted by Bosanac01 View Post
                              I guess you could swing it that way, but you can be very healthy and never work out. I have to say though, when I hear workout I'm thinking lifting weights and that's it and that is not exactly "healthy". You could still eat right, and idk what stretching and yoga fall into.
                              Yoga is definitely a workout to me. I can lift weights all I want, but yoga is a *****.

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                              • I have yoga class this semester..holly shiit. My hip flexors are much, much tighter and my hammys ohh man.

                                I'm usually sweating like I just did 2-3 sets of DL, after 40 mins of yoga.

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