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  • Keeping fit.

    I'm just curious as to what you guys do to keep fit.
    I go swimming every day and am now doing just over a mile a day nonstop medium pace crawl with a finish of 200 metres of breaststroke as fast as I can manage.
    Its taken me about a year to get to this point and I consider myself fitter than average but not yet as fit as I'd like.

    I know that living in a small town (by US standards though Biggleswade is growing massively now and almost doubling in size in the last 5 years and next 5) with a fantastic swimming pool helps so are you guys near decent facilities or do you train at home?

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    Re: Keeping fit.

    This is another one of those threads, like that world cup* thing, where I have no clue what you are talking about...







    * Never did figure out what that was all about... but boy did you people get crazy over it for a couple of weeks... you almost made it sound like something important.

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    • #3
      Re: Keeping fit.

      I know Americans are supposed to be lazy and fat but surely you know what keeping fit or indeed swimming is?

      The stereotype can't be real can it?
      Maybe I worded my post poorly as I'm the first to admit I'm no wordsmith and can make rather ineligible and rambling posts.

      Just for clarification swimming is what you do instead of drowning in water deepen than about waist high.

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        Re: Keeping fit.

        Originally posted by PeterUK75 View Post
        I know Americans are supposed to be lazy and fat but surely you know what keeping fit or indeed swimming is?

        The stereotype can't be real can it?
        Maybe I worded my post poorly as I'm the first to admit I'm no wordsmith and can make rather ineligible and rambling posts.

        Just for clarification swimming is what you do instead of drowning in water deepen than about waist high.
        A lot of that stereotype IS real. Luckily for me my metabolism has always kept me tall and thin, though I habe filled out (thankfully) with age; 6'3" - 226lbs. I want to be about 210. I ride my bike and walk, and we don't eat processed foods in my home. There is in this country a fitness craze that I think has really been more of a trend than anything else and a huuuuge market. There as a guy here in the SF Bay Area named Jack Lalanne who started a fitness show out of Oakland that I think dates back to the late '50s. Here's one of is old shows; you might enjoy it:



        Many years ago jogging became the new thing and there was guy who was famous for introducing it it into the media. He later died while jogging at age 47.

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        • #5
          Re: Keeping fit.

          This has nothing to do with the topic and sorry for the language but it's Fucking hot as hell in the UK at the moment and I'm struggling to cope.
          Bring back the drizzle and cold!!!!.

          Seriously, I'm slowly wilting to death and can hardly breath it's so hot. I just hate hot weather.

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            Re: Keeping fit.

            Looking over the responses I am unsure what we are really talking about here. What we all do to keep in shape or everyone in the US is fat stereotype.

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              Re: Keeping fit.

              Originally posted by PeterUK75 View Post
              This has nothing to do with the topic and sorry for the language but it's Fucking hot as hell in the UK at the moment and I'm struggling to cope.
              Bring back the drizzle and cold!!!!.

              Seriously, I'm slowly wilting to death and can hardly breath it's so hot. I just hate hot weather.
              It's called summer...and that big yellow/orange ball in the sky? That's the Sun...

              Get used to it... mad dogs and Englishmen don't you know...

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                Re: Keeping fit.

                Originally posted by Sluggo View Post
                Looking over the responses I am unsure what we are really talking about here. What we all do to keep in shape or everyone in the US is fat stereotype.
                I think that they are discussing that odd religious cult that puts forth physical effort for the sake of... physical effort.

                Now I'm the last one to abuse a person for their religious practices... but snake handling seems sane when compared to what some of these folks put themselves through...

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                • #9
                  Re: Keeping fit.

                  I'm sorry this is a topic about what you all do to keep fit but the unusual hot weather is killing me but I thought rather than make another topic about it as it's not exactly top news in the US I expect I thought I'd also make this a topic about how you deal with hot weather as well.

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                    Re: Keeping fit.

                    Originally posted by PeterUK75 View Post
                    ...I thought I'd also make this a topic about how you deal with hot weather as well.
                    Oh well... that's easy.



                    And here in St Louis (where temps regularly get into the 90's F) we have a great delivery system...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Keeping fit.

                      Originally posted by tsquare View Post
                      I think that they are discussing that odd religious cult that puts forth physical effort for the sake of... physical effort.

                      Now I'm the last one to abuse a person for their religious practices... but snake handling seems sane when compared to what some of these folks put themselves through...
                      I'm keeping fit to try and cure my chronic insomnia.
                      It's not really working but I like swimming and the people at the pool are nice and it's getting a multi-million pound upgrade for the gym (which my dad uses) so I like to think my subscription is keeping it going.
                      At least I'm a bit slimmer now and have some muscles (not many though as swimming doesn't really build muscle that much) so I'm at least less of a fat bastard than I used to be.

                      They have one of those fancy machines that works out your BMI by measuring you and weighing you but I'm to scared to use it.
                      Last edited by PeterUK75; 07-19-2014, 11:18 AM.

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                        Re: Keeping fit.

                        Originally posted by PeterUK75 View Post
                        ...cure my chronic insomnia.
                        Read Jet57's posts... you'll be nodding off in no time. If that doesn't work buy this book...

                        http://www.amazon.com/History-Archit...arative+method

                        Helped me to sleep my whole sophomore year of university...

                        Originally posted by PeterUK75 View Post
                        ...so I'm at least less of a fat bastard than I used to be.
                        That's fine and all but you know that no one ever calls out; 'hey you thin bastard, get over here... this round is on you!'

                        Add into that... do you know how many healthy people die every year? Millions... hardly seems worth the effort really.

                        Now... please understand I'm all for physical effort... like carrying cases of beer in from the car... chasing the GF around the house... Hell Peter, I even take my turn being on top... but physical effort for just physical effort... I remain morally opposed.

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                          Re: Keeping fit.

                          Originally posted by PeterUK75 View Post
                          I'm sorry this is a topic about what you all do to keep fit but the unusual hot weather is killing me but I thought rather than make another topic about it as it's not exactly top news in the US I expect I thought I'd also make this a topic about how you deal with hot weather as well.
                          No apologies needed, my concern was if this soon into the thread we are on three topics this will get real entertaining real soon.

                          #1 - What I do to keep fit.

                          Well I walk or jog just about every day for cardio and on top of that just about every day I work with resistance bands, specifically rip cords, for everything else. I have found that if I want to have any resemblance of being in shape to counter my couple of times per week having a drink in the evenings I have to do something. I do still play tennis on rare occasions and swim with weather and season permitting. I have abandoned just about all more intensive physical fitness from Football (soccer) to free weights in the gym to MMA working out at that same gym down the road. I am just too damn old, too tired, and I cannot compete with what walks in *those* doors let me tell you.

                          #2 - US stereotype on being a Fat people filled nation

                          There is some truth to this. While Americans tend to be in the top 5 (depending on source you like) nations around the globe with the fattest kids we do lead the planet (again, depending on source you like) on overall obesity and diabetes rankings. This nation eats too much, overall the majority seems to engage in no physical fitness, and generally speaking our pre-prepared foods are filled to the brim with sugar and/or corn based sweeteners because that is what is subsidized. I hope recent trends to reverse this course continue with light at the end of the tunnel that is not a freight train headed right for our faces. Only time will tell...

                          #3 - What I do to deal with the hot weather

                          Get over it... seriously, there is little I can do about it so to do what I want to do outdoors I have to get over it. Hydration helps.

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                            Re: Keeping fit.

                            We don't do hot weather in Britain and we all hate it so, so much.
                            It's like our kryptonite and if you ever decide to invade do it on a super hot day and we'll be screwed.

                            It's a good job nobody told Hitler.

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                              Re: Keeping fit.

                              Have lots and lots of unprotected sex with as many women as possible. We're talking about the scientific definition, right?

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