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Old 03-08-2005, 02:23 PM   #16
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yeah dave, it was sarcasm.

i know us men can be too proud to talk about stuff like fitness etc (particularly any lack of it) but i'm not ashamed to say i'm feeling really shite in terms of my fitness and would like to discuss or whatever with other guys.



edited to add: i should say, or clarify, that i am ashamed to be feeling unfit just not ashamed to admit or discuss it.
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Alright, just making sure.

I feel bad about it too, I know I should be doing something for myself but I just can never get motivated to do it.
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Old 03-08-2005, 02:33 PM   #18
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My wife keeps calling me a girl because of my obsession with what I am eating and how much I am running. Fine, I will be a girl then, but an in-shape one.

Seriously, I just feel better when I am in-shape.
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Old 03-08-2005, 02:36 PM   #19
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DaveC,

but you must be reasonably fit or in at least better shape than i am if you're regularly doing hockey, even refereeing.

since moving to the city, some 8 years ago, i stopped participating in any team sports - i used to when i lived 200 miles away in my home town - i played soccer.

and then i stopped doing things like squash or climbing. none of my friends down here in the city give a shit - they just want to smoke or get drunk. except for my friend Dave who is over in Peru for a few years. i did some climbing with him.

i was over in eastern europe last summer and played some soccer with some locals - in the heat it almost killed me. i've always played sports to keep fit but i'm going to have to do the whole personal exercise routine thing instead.
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Seriously, I just feel better when I am in-shape.
that's all i want - i want to feel better and motivated - don't want massive muscles. i think if i'm physically fit i will also be mentally fitter.

i've been trying some exercises but i never know what order i should be doing them in, how long i should do them or if i'm even doing them right.
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even if you dont have any exercise equipment, running 3 days a week, doing pushups and situps the other 3 days, and taking one day off can do a lot of good

when i first decided i wanted to get serious about working out one summer i went to this website and used its advice

http://www.intense-workout.com/

i lost 40 pounds that summer and was in the best shape of my life, so there is some really good advice there. ive recently started back up on a workout routine and it really does make you feel better
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c'mon girls - us guys have left your threads alone! i.e. " the diminishing divas"

Why do you think we work out?

To look at ourselves in the mirror????
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Old 03-08-2005, 06:31 PM   #25
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Why do you think we work out?

To look at ourselves in the mirror????

what?


if you want to be superficial and work out to the extent of looking good then do whatever and do not comment on my personal motivations.

i gave up smoking four weeks ago, for the same reason that i am wanting to get fit...... i.e. i want to live to be 50!!

i don't want huge muscles....i want to be fit! did i mention anything about looks????
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Ewen, you really need to chill out.

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I think it's good that we have this thread, in all seriousness. I know it can sometimes be just as hard for men to talk about body issues and so forth, and that sometimes men can feel they face pressure to look or feel a certain way just as women do.

I hope the guys know that they should be, and are, just as safe to talk about these things here as the gals are.

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for whatever it's worth, I used to run track but since a back injury I now use a NordicTrak and the thing is just amazing. that and the B-man's preferred exercise - swimming - brings up a lot of endurance and strength without building weird muscles where you don't necessarily want them etc. great for the breathing and cardio fitness...
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Ran 4 miles w/o walking yesterday. Took Ruby (Yellow Lab) with me too and she seemed to enjoy it.
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