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Exercising? Whats your take?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 16, 2013 at 2:41 AM

I recently started running every morning. 2-4 miles. What about you guys?

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on January 21, 2013
at 02:53 AM

I run 5k twice a week and 14k once a week. It took me 3 months to work up to that though, from just playing soccer once a week before that. Key for me was getting minimalist shoes and learning to run barefoot style. At first it's murder on the calfs but you end up taking a lot less of a beating on the joints from heel-striking. You also regain the fine musculature and flexibility in the feet and ankles that you've lost over the years by relying on overly cushioning and supportive modern running wear.

Interesting paleo justification for distance running, if you need one, which is a hypothesis that early man travelled in family groups essentially running large animals to death. We're the only animal that can run long periods without overheating and eventually dying, so the idea is that that was our evolutionary niche; we ran after it until it literally collapsed, then ate it. A supporting fact for this theory is that extreme distance running is the only pure exercise in which there is no disadvantage to being a woman, a teenager, or in your 60s... in other words results even out in all age and gender groups as the distances increase... meaning family groups could literally all run en masse after the prey then eat it fresh, together. This I am paraphrasing from the TED talk by the guy who wrote Born To Run. Anyway just throwing that out there since you often hear things to the effect of "well a caveman wouldn't just run all day" which isn't necessarily true.

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on January 21, 2013
at 07:59 AM

I like to do BJJ and kettlebells... and since I'm currently in hawaii, I've been swimming and snorkeling.. all of which feel like good workouts..

BUT THEN.. I started playing with my friends two toddlers (ages 3 and 4) and they kicked my ass more than any workout I've ever done... AND they wouldn't let me rest! At least in BJJ there are water breaks.. and those tie your belt breaks.

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on January 21, 2013
at 04:02 AM

Instead of running, start wind sprinting - maybe start with 50 m sprint 150 m slow jog (2x/week then jog for a third day if long-distance is your thing) :)

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on January 21, 2013
at 03:54 AM

i do the typical moves- dips, squats, lunges, knee raises, deadlifts. all of this is done at home. i put chairs back to back and use that as my dip station. for reverse push ups, i'll put a broom through the chairs. i have some free weights so i'll use those for curls, presses, flies, rows, etc.

this is both my cardio/weight training. i'll do this 20-30 minutes about 4-5x a week.

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on January 21, 2013
at 03:40 AM

I do a kettlebell workout a few times a week and a P90x DVD a few times a week.

I can't workout in public. Freaks me the hell out. I do walk my lazy bulldog 3-4 times a week, though.

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on January 21, 2013
at 03:28 AM

Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PdJFbjWHEU

Not entirely related; however, exercise, if at all, should be at high intensity intervals for around 12 mins a week

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on January 16, 2013
at 06:50 AM

I'm trying to get into the same habit. Exercise always makes me look more "tone" just by running/do intervals sometimes. A "tone" that diet alone can't do. It's just hard to stick to for me. cuidos to you though!

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on January 16, 2013
at 06:15 AM

I walk my dog twice a day. I'll lift some weights and do bodyweight exercises. Sometimes I'll jump on my elliptical and do interval training. I have a standing desk so that I'm not sitting down for a majority of the day.

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