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How often do you exercise/get physical activity?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 01, 2013 at 1:25 AM

And what kind of exercise/physical activity are you getting?

Also, if you had to guess what your bmi was or %bf, what would it be?

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 09, 2013
at 03:44 AM

Glad to hear vb, I'm happy to hear that :)

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on May 09, 2013
at 03:38 AM

that's why I like walking with a kid - you inevitably end up giving them shoulder rides, and THAT builds some upper body and core strength!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 08, 2013
at 07:40 PM

I walked for about an hour today - I just wanted to let you know I am keeping my promise.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 08, 2013
at 01:55 AM

Lol, same here, but okay, just so long as you stick to your word and get more physical activity!

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

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on May 08, 2013
at 01:42 AM

I think I am walking proof of that theory (har har). I walk a ton and am only now emerging out of scrawny walker status since I've added in the weight lifting and running.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 07, 2013
at 04:42 PM

Please do not give me the green check mark - I am trying to donate my points as it is.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 07, 2013
at 04:41 PM

Please don't give me a green check mark - give it to someone else. I prefer to donate my points.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 07, 2013
at 04:41 PM

OK, I promise, I will take longer walks.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 07, 2013
at 03:03 PM

I'll give you the green check-mark if you promise to start getting more active, even if that just means walking vigorously around the neighborhood every morning or evening.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 07, 2013
at 03:02 PM

I'll give you the green check-mark if you promise to start getting more active, even if that just means walking vigorously around the neighborhood every morning/evening.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 07, 2013
at 12:16 PM

Thanks kimchi caveman :)

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on May 04, 2013
at 08:56 PM

I have a theory that walking only gets you so far. If you only walked 50 miles every day you would be a scrawny walker with feeble upper body strength.

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on May 04, 2013
at 07:57 PM

Haha, thanks, mouse.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 04, 2013
at 06:10 PM

I bountied this question to get more input from more people.

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on May 04, 2013
at 05:03 PM

What is the bounty for? Seems strange to use it for a polling-type question...

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on May 04, 2013
at 03:32 PM

No such thing as a pathetic pushup. If you can do at least 1 and keep form, then that's good! Keeping form and doing more is just better. :-)

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on May 04, 2013
at 02:22 AM

I like your routine. Walking is entertainment. 15 miles in the woods sounds nice.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 03, 2013
at 07:07 PM

That's awesome, congrats Amber!

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on May 01, 2013
at 11:58 PM

I hate to admit it (though I suspect I am not the only one), but my username was a nickname for my cat, Lulu. We called her, "T. Bunchy Lulu" whenever she looked tense and uptight...

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 01, 2013
at 11:21 PM

"I really need walks in the woods when the sun comes up, listening to the birds, instead of harder, faster, more!" that sounds really nice. What does your username mean? I've seen it around but I'm never quite sure how exactly to pronounce it.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 01, 2013
at 08:30 PM

Same for me ....

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on May 01, 2013
at 02:32 PM

I'm think I'm a meso-endo somatotype - look like a mesomorph, but lose fat like an endo. It's a good thing I like exercise, 'cause for me it takes a concentrated, varied amount to make any gains. Having a 9-5 job and getting plenty of exercise -- not to mention enjoying cooking food and my lovely fiance -- has pretty much pruned me of any bad habits I've had. ;-) No time for them!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 01, 2013
at 02:15 PM

Wow, awesome answer greymouser, I had no idea you got so much exercise.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 01, 2013
at 12:51 PM

I either am lifting weights, sprint training, or doing vigorous lawn work on most any given day of the week.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 01, 2013
at 02:06 AM

Nice! Sounds like you're getting at least a little exercise in just about every day then. Thanks for your feedback :).

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 01, 2013
at 01:50 AM

Thanks for your feedback Cherice :))

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on May 01, 2013
at 02:07 PM

I changed my habits about 2 months ago from every-other-day general weight training and cardio (kicking, punching, jogging) when I got to around 13% BF. I decided I finally wanted to get huge and ripped. ;-)

I exercise pretty regularly these days. I do weights in the at 5:30AM, 6 days a week. I do this soon after I wake (but after I drink a little water, void, and do some breathing and then warm-up). I focus on different major groups everyday. My approach was pieced together after reading both Arnold's Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding, as well as Robert Kennedy's Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding. If viewed through a paleo-lens, both books can be pretty good. I like the Arnold book more for inspiration and ideas, but I prefer the Kennedy book more since it is newer and has more accurate science and info. Both have a lot of conventional wisdom and bro-science baked in - but heck, I want to learn what people did to get huge - I don't care if it's just folklore while I'm becoming acclimated, but I do read both with a grain of salt.

3 days a week, after I get back from work, I do a little HIIT routine I developed: I get my wire/speed rope, a mat (so I don't overly scuff or shred the wire rope), put my Vibrams on, and head outside. After a light warmup, I sprint down the street until failure, then I jog back. I get going with the rope until failure (I'm practicing the two basic jumps atm). I jog in place for a while, then a quick rest. That's one set. I do this 5 or so times (aiming for 10 sets). For jump rope training, I'm following Buddy Lee's Jump Rope Training book. I'm definitely not anywhere near advanced yet - I'm doing very basic training, but trying to improve my proprioception and speed with the rope, while getting a good sweat on.

I'm currently eating between 3200 and 3800 calories a day, even on rest days. I may eat more carbs on some days, but I've given up any sense of carb-loading. I eat only real food, and do not supplement protein as concentrate or isolate - but I have developed a love for both Bumblebee Pink Salmon in a pouch as well as Nick's Sticks.

The only exercise related supplement I take is 5g of creatine a day, everyday, even on rest days. I'm using CBH Micronized Creatine, as it is the least expensive micronized creatine I could find on amazon.

(I know there's a lot of Amazon links in this post, but there's no referrer links worry not. If it's a processed product or a book, there's a 100% chance I've ordered it from Amazon.)

UPDATE: I forgot to add ...

I'm male, 5'10'', 189lbs, so my BMI is 27 (OMG I'M OVERWEIGHT!!, LOL). My BF% is now hovering around 11-12%. I use the following BF% estimate methods and average them: Naval Tape Measurement, Durnim/Womersley, JP/3, and JP/4. If I get to 9% BF, I'll me a happy man. I bought this tape and caliper pair a while back, and it's been good so far.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on May 01, 2013
at 02:15 PM

Wow, awesome answer greymouser, I had no idea you got so much exercise.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on May 01, 2013
at 02:32 PM

I'm think I'm a meso-endo somatotype - look like a mesomorph, but lose fat like an endo. It's a good thing I like exercise, 'cause for me it takes a concentrated, varied amount to make any gains. Having a 9-5 job and getting plenty of exercise -- not to mention enjoying cooking food and my lovely fiance -- has pretty much pruned me of any bad habits I've had. ;-) No time for them!

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7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6

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on May 01, 2013
at 02:45 PM

I'm currently go to the gym twice a week to lift heavy things, but I may have to up that since this past Tuesday I spent two hours there. I suspect it is better to increase the number of workouts rather than let them stretch out that long. I also end up walking a lot.

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on May 01, 2013
at 08:46 AM

During the work week (mon-fri) if im up early enough in the morning i'll wake up & do 5-45 minutes yoga, usually not that long though just enough to wake me up a bit, then i go for a 2-3 mile walk in a forest near where i work, at lunch time i'll go back for another 2-3 mile walk in the same place. Good scenery, trees, ponds & fresh air, ill usually stop and do a bit of yoga/standing meditation for a few minutes here & there aswell. It sets me up really nicely for the day, very relaxing.

A few nights throughout the week i've started lifting a 24kg kettlebell, usually just squat/pickit up/lift it overhead until i break a good sweat, about 30mins of that. I'd like to do more weight based exercises but figure that squatting & lifting overhead is quite a functional thing to stick to & im sure the gains will show as ive only been doing it around a week, i like that it hits my whole body rather than just focusing on chest/arms, i sit a lot during the day so feel like im constantly fighting to keep my bum somewhat toned!

On the weekends i'll go for a long walk in the countryside somewhere nice, usually between 5-15 miles. I aim for forests on hills so i get the fresh air of a forest & also get my heart pumping on those hills, i dislike jogging or running so enjoy walking up a steep hill to do some cardio.

Ideally id like to lift more & build more muscle, get more defined abs & do loads of swimming, i LOVE swimming but never swim in chlorinated pools which means i only have the chance to swim when on holiday, i am thinking about driving to the coast once a week, getting a wetsuit on and just braving the choppy cold english waters!

How about yourself? You looks pretty fit & toned id love to know how you maintain that

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 01, 2013
at 12:51 PM

I either am lifting weights, sprint training, or doing vigorous lawn work on most any given day of the week.

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on May 04, 2013
at 02:22 AM

I like your routine. Walking is entertainment. 15 miles in the woods sounds nice.

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on May 01, 2013
at 03:34 AM

I go walking most days of the week, can't bring myself to go running or even jogging yet though - that's my idea of hell at the moment. I really enjoy yoga and Pilates although I haven't done it for a while because I cancelled my gym membership. I just generally don't think exercise is that important unless you want to get toned and/or fit.

EDIT - Lol I took up running a few days after I wrote this post and I'm really enjoying it... epic

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on May 01, 2013
at 01:47 AM

I wish I was better about exercising. It's the one area of my life that could really use some work. I make sure to walk plenty - working in a restaurant and living in a city with a dog leaves me little other choice but to stay on my feet. Unfortunately, I've NEVER been motivated to do what I consider "exercise" - lifting, running/sprinting, yoga etc. Maybe someday I'll get the motivation.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 01, 2013
at 01:50 AM

Thanks for your feedback Cherice :))

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

walking and thats it at the moment

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 01, 2013
at 08:30 PM

Same for me ....

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on May 04, 2013
at 05:10 PM

I walk or cycle for 1-2 hours daily; doggie walks/hikes/getting around town.

I do a BBS-inspired bodyweight and free weight workout every four days (my personal optimum for recovery.)

I dance barefoot with my ecstatic dance community 2-4 times a month and include some dance "sprints" in the mix.

I have approx 22% bodyfat, based on the military calculations.

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on May 04, 2013
at 03:49 PM

BMI

  • Current: between 21 and 22. Lowest: 11 Highest: 22.

Body Fat%

  • Current: between 6 and 8% (guessing) Lowest in past year: 3% (DEXA)
    Highest: no clue but sub 12% surely
    (besides being a baby/toddler) Lowest ever: no clue.

Exercise/physical activity Frequency

  • past decade: average about 6 days/week

Exercise Selection Current: Mix of bodyweight and free weight/barbell training. Rock climbing, high intensity interval training (sprinting/plyometric workouts), running, yoga

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 04, 2013
at 01:25 PM

I used to spend 2 hours every night at the gym, doing everything from water aerobics to boxing but... since my health took a dive, all I am able to do now is walk.

I try to walk every single day when I feel good. Some days I just can't.

I promise that when I feel better I will start exercising vigorously again. Or at least walk for a long time every day.

I know it is not much, but hope it helps.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 07, 2013
at 04:41 PM

Please don't give me a green check mark - give it to someone else. I prefer to donate my points.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 07, 2013
at 03:02 PM

I'll give you the green check-mark if you promise to start getting more active, even if that just means walking vigorously around the neighborhood every morning/evening.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 07, 2013
at 04:41 PM

OK, I promise, I will take longer walks.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 07, 2013
at 04:42 PM

Please do not give me the green check mark - I am trying to donate my points as it is.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on May 08, 2013
at 01:55 AM

Lol, same here, but okay, just so long as you stick to your word and get more physical activity!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 09, 2013
at 03:44 AM

Glad to hear vb, I'm happy to hear that :)

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 08, 2013
at 07:40 PM

I walked for about an hour today - I just wanted to let you know I am keeping my promise.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on May 07, 2013
at 03:03 PM

I'll give you the green check-mark if you promise to start getting more active, even if that just means walking vigorously around the neighborhood every morning or evening.

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A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

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on May 04, 2013
at 01:53 AM

Recently discovered that very sporadic exercise and lots of walking wasn't making me as fit as I thought. Have been adding in long jogs 2 x per week and weight lifting 2 - 3 times per week and noticing a huge improvement in body comp / ease of movement. I bought into the negativity towards chronic cardio which left me doing not much working out at all. Stupid.

I've never had my body fat measured, so I have no idea where it has ever been. I dropped 5 - 7 lbs pretty quickly adding in more strenuous exercise over the last month. I guess I had a body distortion view in the other direction, because I thought I didn't have any fat to spare - so not true. I'm 5"6, currently 118 lbs (I'm small framed, so I still have a healthy amount of fat on me). I'm content with the amount of fat on me but I wish I would start to gain muscle weight. I don't want to look skinny-spindly muscled. I want respectable muscles.

I am working a lot of hours so my life is literally walking in the door from work, dropping my bag and changing, working out, going right to bed. I have to eat dinner at work or I don't have time to work out. I have the utmost respect for people who maintain workout schedules and take care of children. How in the hell do you have time to do that?

EDIT: just tested with calipers. 20 - 21% body fat. And yet.... the pouch remains.

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on May 04, 2013
at 08:56 PM

I have a theory that walking only gets you so far. If you only walked 50 miles every day you would be a scrawny walker with feeble upper body strength.

15dfddb2195385569014b970890b12ad

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on May 09, 2013
at 03:38 AM

that's why I like walking with a kid - you inevitably end up giving them shoulder rides, and THAT builds some upper body and core strength!

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

(4181)

on May 08, 2013
at 01:42 AM

I think I am walking proof of that theory (har har). I walk a ton and am only now emerging out of scrawny walker status since I've added in the weight lifting and running.

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on May 03, 2013
at 06:54 PM

I CrossFit twice a week, play volleyball once every week or two, take my dog for a short hike 2 or 3 times a week, and throw in yoga, stretching, some random push ups in my living room when it moves me.

My BMI is 23. I was always just overweight according to BMI... but I am very muscular and athletic. I recently dropped around 15 lbs by getting strict with my diet and I'm finally in a "normal" BMI range, despite never being overweight. Now I'm starting to see my abs :)

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 03, 2013
at 07:07 PM

That's awesome, congrats Amber!

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on May 03, 2013
at 06:43 PM

Whenever my body feels like it. That's different from "Whenever my mind feels like it" because my mind wants to sit on a couch and eat ice cream to the tune of The Beatles' I Wanna Hold Your Hand. However, my body craves a certain degree of stress and nutrients to better its response to stressors, like work or Rebecca Black's voice. That said, I think I like my body more than my mind.

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on May 01, 2013
at 10:49 PM

I was a long-distance runner forever, and have now quit running almost completely in favor of 3 mile walks each day, Callanetics and kettlebell swings with a 35-pound kettlebell. It is weird, since I used to run marathons, to give it up, but I am 48 and want to keep my mobility for as long as possible. I have also had a yoga practice since I was 23 and still do some most days. I spent my first almost-year of Paleo lifting weights 3x/week and loved it, but I am experimenting with backing off because I think I get so competitive with it that I'm surely upping cortisol and I have felt some weirdness in my knees a bit.

Like running, weights have an addictive quality because you can quantify your workout: How much, how many times, how fast I am trying to let that go because I really need walks in the woods when the sun comes up, listening to the birds, instead of harder, faster, more!

I am having trouble giving up the kettlebell, however, but it's just twice a week and I like the combination of cardio and weight in one efficient package.

Ef32d6cc543a74319464e2100e5a9ffd

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on May 01, 2013
at 11:58 PM

I hate to admit it (though I suspect I am not the only one), but my username was a nickname for my cat, Lulu. We called her, "T. Bunchy Lulu" whenever she looked tense and uptight...

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 01, 2013
at 11:21 PM

"I really need walks in the woods when the sun comes up, listening to the birds, instead of harder, faster, more!" that sounds really nice. What does your username mean? I've seen it around but I'm never quite sure how exactly to pronounce it.

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on May 01, 2013
at 01:22 PM

I run 5 miles a day, most days. If I am not in the mood to do that then I will do 30 minutes of weight lifting or hot yoga. I take about 2 days a week off working out completely, sometimes more if I have a busy schedule.

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on May 01, 2013
at 03:57 AM

I mostly do things that I consider fun, which makes motivation to "exercise" a rather moot point. Bboying/breakdancing and two-wheeled sports (motorcycling and cycling) are my performance parameters. So it's either enjoying scenery / improving cornering technique on two wheels, or working my creative facilities in dance. Exercise and mobility is inherently "built-in."

I also dabble randomly in boxing, basketball, and gardening.

Was never really into lifting extremely heavy or running, but definitely not saying those things won't help me. I'll walk if the distance is ideal (good scenery, good conversation, or in cities); hiking is sometimes bearable, as long as the scenery is good, but usually, if the activity is too "exercise" focused, my mental bearings tend to get in the way, and makes it difficult for me to enjoy until I get past a certain activation energy. (e.g, the first mile in running sucks complete arse, but every mile after that makes me feel pretty good).

I'll basically continue my activities until I'm a bug on a windshield (knock on wood) or until my joints scream at me to stop. I think an important part of exercise for me though, is the ability of the activity to keep my focus off "annoyance pain" (which I think play does really nicely); perhaps I can train it to do that at some point.

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on May 01, 2013
at 02:48 AM

I started paleo in late February. I lift 3 times a week and keep it down to 45-60 minutes. On the in-between days I either do sprints with a jump rope or walk for a half hour or so with a 40 lb weighted vest. I'm not a maniac about it and will blow off a day a week or so without lifting or anything else just to reboot. As a general thing, I also walk every day just to go wherever I'm going anyway, maybe 2 or 3 miles. (Coffee shop, grocery store, church, friends, movies, etc.)

I leaned out real fast and eat my fill every day. I'm 57 and smoke a pack a day. It's frickin' amazing.

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on May 01, 2013
at 02:46 AM

I consider exercise and physical activity different ends of a spectrum. I believe we need daily physical activity of the sort like play or walking or gardening, etc. But exercise is more extreme, so to speak, like resistance training . . . I think two to three times a week for no more than 45 min a time.

Which myself, I do Crossfit twice a week.

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on May 01, 2013
at 02:40 AM

Training for the Fargo marathon on May 17. I've been running 4 days a week for 20 weeks and I can't wait to be done! Gonna take a loooong vacation from chronic cardio : )

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on May 01, 2013
at 02:30 AM

Besides walking to the store, cooking and working fast food, I do not exercise. And my life is amazing without it, and yeah I'm skinnier on a paleo no-exercise diet than a non-paleo exercise diet and idc about weight but yeah :)

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on May 01, 2013
at 02:22 AM

Usually four to five days a week. Im in and out of the hospital a lot so i obviously dont do any pshyical activity when im there. I try to make he most of it when im home.

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on May 01, 2013
at 01:56 AM

I do some sort of lifting or sprinting pretty much every day. A "rest day" for me usually includes a bodyweight circuit or two and lots of walking. There was a time when I was lifting pretty much every single day. Heavy training, kind of a power/oly blend just because I love to lift and put heavy things overhead. Been seeing better results now that I've toned it down to 4 major lifts and 3 hill sprint sessions/week with lots of walking and bodyweight circuits besides. EDIT after rereading the original question. I would estimate my BF % at 13%, heading towards 8. 2 years go it was 25+ when I weighed 225lbs playing high school football. I currently weigh 183 lbs at 5'8". Some stats: deadlift 405, squat 305x5 (low bar), 225x20 high bar, behind the neck push press 205, close grip bench 250, strict press 150 (I know, I know), Front squat 235x5, uuumm C&J 225, 20 strict pull ups, 3 mile run in 19:00. Currently Training to be Awesome.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 01, 2013
at 02:06 AM

Nice! Sounds like you're getting at least a little exercise in just about every day then. Thanks for your feedback :).

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on May 04, 2013
at 08:47 PM

Stephen, I am a 56 y.o. male. My BMI is 24. Percentage bodyfat, 12.6% (..although I haven't been tested recently). Exercise regimen:

  • yoga twice a week
  • weights twice a week (mostly machine weights, not free weights)
  • cardio twice a week

All of the above is at a light-moderate intensity.

_Lazza

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on May 04, 2013
at 02:35 AM

I either walk 5.2 miles on the days I don't work,a nd the days I do I'm on my feet wandering around a mall cart for 6+ hours. My body weight exercises include planks, squats, and pathetic push ups.

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on May 04, 2013
at 03:32 PM

No such thing as a pathetic pushup. If you can do at least 1 and keep form, then that's good! Keeping form and doing more is just better. :-)

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on May 04, 2013
at 07:57 PM

Haha, thanks, mouse.

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on May 10, 2013
at 05:37 AM

I used to just do a lot of exercisin' six days a week. I'm talkin' four mile runs everyday, then doing some circuit stuff; I did that for about a year. Since I have a lot of energy and no friends who like to adventure, I workout instead. Now, I've switched to Crossfit and do that six days a week and have way more free time to go for walks and do a few other fun outdoorsy things that I'm comfortable doing alone. As for BMI, I dunno. I try not to think about it. I just like running around. =D

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on May 09, 2013
at 03:34 AM

I get up every morning and do light stretching/yoga/5 tibetan rites type stuff first thing.

I walk anywhere from 4-12km per day, getting around town usually with a 40lb kid who gets tired and needs a shoulder ride or piggyback - or else I'm pushing a stroller.

I do lunges and squats and pilates stuff at home when the mood strikes, about 4x per week.. basically when I'm home playing and doing housework or my kid is in the bath, I'll drop and hold a plank, or do ballet leg lifts while washing dishes, or grab a chair and do a few sets of tricep dips... not sure how I started the habit of just randomly working in bodyweight stuff throughout the day, but I prefer it - I rarely RARELY go "work out" - I don't enjoy it so I never end up sticking with it. I'm not an athlete, never got into sports.

I love long walks, I love hiking, I like walking everywhere, sure driving is quicker and more convenient but I'm a walker. If I see a hill I'll detour simply to power up it :)

Then I do pushups off the edge of my bed before I go to sleep, most days.

This routine keeps me at around 22% bodyfat regardless of how much I eat, as long as I keep the fat in my diet lower. My BMI is (according to all those online calculators) 20.5. I'd like to look a bit leaner & tighter so have been adding more weight stuff to build a bit more muscle..

I'm 32 and still nursing a 3 year old :)

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on May 08, 2013
at 04:41 AM

Started Paleo about a 3-4 weeks ago (Last weeks of the semester so time kind of flew by). I mapped out a path from my apartment door around town and campus and back which is 4.025 miles and I do that at least once a day, but usually do two laps. In addition I live .5 miles from class so I do that was 2-6 times a day. Additionally I bought a pair of 15 pound dumbbells and do some lifting as close to every other day as I can, in addition to reverse crunches and feeble push ups. Tomorrow I think I will be buying a weighted vest to rev up my walking, especially now that the Texas summer has arrived, and try to do some farmer walks. My school has a free gym, but I'm not ready for it yet, soon I will go for more weight training. Mostly I just feel stupid since I don't understand half the equipment.

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on May 07, 2013
at 04:57 AM

I work a really crappy schedule at an after-school academy on Korea (1pm - 10pm, Mon - Fri) so I have to work around this. However, I like to consider myself relatively active. Here is my weekly routine:

3x Weight lifting session (stronglifts 5x5 / 3x5. Mon, Wed, Fri)

2x Sprint sessions (20 minute tabata sessions. Tue, Thu)

1x 30km Bike ride (Any morning when I manage to drag myself out of bed)

1x Touch rugby session (2 hours every Saturday. There is NO competitive rugby out here waah!)

I also go hiking for a weekend most months and also play in a monthly touch rugby tournament.

As for body fat percentages, I found a few comparison photos and I think I'm probably in the 17 - 20% range (although obviously this is pure guesswork). I'm still looking to shed some fat but I'm finding it hard to reconcile this goal with my love of fruit!

Hopefully that's informative enough for you!

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on May 07, 2013
at 12:16 PM

Thanks kimchi caveman :)

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