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Exercise is hard
« on: January 16, 2017, 11:49:20 PM »
Figured I'd post this here. What do you guys actually do to exercise? It's been something I've been thinking about recently as I suspect my lifestyle is overly sedentary, so I'm trying to do bits of light indoor exercise to cut up time spent on desk-work. My main trouble at the moment is that my sinus problems and a very persistent cold don't work well with this aim - I collapse in a pile of coughing blaargh pretty easily. I'm going to try and keep at least doing a set of press-ups or something as a minimum each day to try and keep myself doing *something* though.
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Re: Exercise is hard
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 11:57:56 PM »
I can't stand to do typical exercises; I'd rather do some form of physical work that way I feel like something was accomplished.

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Re: Exercise is hard
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 12:01:06 AM »
Me too, but that's way harder when in the city. When I'm back in Norfolk for patches there's plenty of outdoor work to do, here not so much. :/
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Re: Exercise is hard
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 02:22:48 AM »
I used to do at least 20 pushups and situps every night before bed, and then a run around the block every morning. I would try to go a little further every day. I'm too busy now to do it every day, but I try to do things like that as often as I can.

Also, getting a heavy stick and smashing the armadillo out of a tree or something is good for lean muscle mass in your arms and it is really cathartic.
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Re: Exercise is hard
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 03:40:42 AM »
Those poor trees :'(

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Re: Exercise is hard
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2017, 10:49:15 AM »
I picked big trees. They can handle it.

I imagine they flinch whenever I walk by.
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Re: Exercise is hard
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2017, 01:00:24 PM »
I'm with CG, I'd just feel mean attacking trees, trees are my friends... I used to be quite good at doing press-ups a few years ago when I did judo and I can still labour through a set of thirty or so, it's probably the more aerobic exercise I'm lacking worse though.
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Re: Exercise is hard
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2017, 02:37:50 PM »
Get into some bum fights. Brum Bum Fights.

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Re: Exercise is hard
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2017, 05:18:05 PM »
...is "what's a bum fight" a valid question here?
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Re: Exercise is hard
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2017, 09:13:57 PM »
It's exactly what it says on the tin.

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Re: Exercise is hard
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2017, 10:44:55 PM »
Do judo again. Or wrestling. Or whatever.
Skipping rope is very good for cardio, easy to change the pace to suit how you're feeling too. I usually do circuits of the usual bodyweight exercises and burpees with skipping in between circuits for conditioning. Haven't done for probably two months bow though, am very unfit.

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Re: Exercise is hard
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2017, 10:48:05 PM »
CG: I think I'll pass on opening that particular tin.

Penty: I don't know where to do judo round here that's good and enjoyable. I've kept finding that places where people Do Sports, certainly round universities, are always far too serious/demanding for me to find them enjoyable or demand way more hours per week than I can do :/ Skipping rope may be a good shout tho.
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Re: Exercise is hard
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2017, 11:38:48 PM »
When I skip rope I actually skip the rope and don't skip rope.

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Re: Exercise is hard
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2017, 11:33:35 AM »
Skipception.

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Re: Exercise is hard
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2017, 10:45:29 PM »
I walk most places (depending on the weather - if it's horrible I'd rather not). We also try to go on reasonably long walks when we can. I used to go to dance classes and go to the gym/swimming but my anxiety got the better of me.
Not really 'exercise' but I have tried a bit of yoga at home. There's a lot of tutorials on YouTube. I find it makes me really sleepy though.