What do you guys do to stay in shape?

Destin

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Sep 11, 2010
Messages
3,836
Reaction score
1,361
Location
Western New York
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Alright, with one of my new years resolutions being to drop the 40 pounds I've gained in the last year, I figured it would be fun to see what everyone on here does to stay in shape.

I'll start:
I used to race mountain bikes semi-professionally, but when I got tired of training I sold my bike and put the money into other hobbies. Used to train on my bike about 300-350 miles per week, along with light weight training. But I let myself go for the last 18 months or so and lost my endurance, along with packing on 40 pounds of fat.

So my new plan is to get a new bike for this summer and get into riding again. And since I HATE HATE HATE lifting weights and working out in a gym, I'm starting a new workout - I got an old tractor tire and a sledge hammer and put them in my garage. Gonna start beating the life out of a tire with a 16 pound hammer. Can't think of a better workout that uses the whole body and is fun. Blast some music and hit the tire for 15 minutes a day. It's something I can stick with, because it's actually fun.

Let's not mention my diet though... it's not good and I haven't gotten up the will power to fix it yet.

So.. What do you do to work out/stay in shape?
 

D-B-J

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Apr 13, 2010
Messages
9,027
Reaction score
2,175
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Go to the gym daily. One day is full weights/machines, cardio, and abs, and the next is abs and cardio. Repeat. I've found P90x to be a great system for working out.
 

DCMoney

TPF Noob!
Joined
Nov 28, 2011
Messages
71
Reaction score
10
Location
Missouri
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
4 miles a day every day, since I started 18 months ago I haven't missed a day. If weather permitting Ill go outside if not its done on my treadmill, in front of my screen watching something.

I don't look like I'm in shape but I've got stamina like a mofo.

Also will ride road bikes when weather is above 50 degrees and not 20+ MPH winds.
 

paul85224

TPF Noob!
Joined
Sep 11, 2011
Messages
224
Reaction score
28
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
Any type of cardio will help, including augmenting your diet to reduce the amount of fat.
 

willis_927

No longer a newbie, moving up!
Joined
Dec 19, 2010
Messages
624
Reaction score
82
Location
Winnipeg
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Go to the gym daily. One day is full weights/machines, cardio, and abs, and the next is abs and cardio. Repeat. I've found P90x to be a great system for working out.

P90x is a GREAT workout, but is also very demanding. Atleast an hour a day, 6 days a week, and pretty intence workouts.. But it works.
 

Robin Usagani

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Jun 6, 2010
Messages
10,347
Reaction score
2,174
Location
Denver, CO
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
I dont. I eat like a pig and stay slim. When my waist size reach 36, maybe I will start exercising LOL.
 
OP
Destin

Destin

Been spending a lot of time on here!
Joined
Sep 11, 2010
Messages
3,836
Reaction score
1,361
Location
Western New York
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
My issue right now is no gym membership+no treadmill+no bike at the moment, and it's 20 degrees with 6 inches of snow on the ground here. So running is out, I can't breath when it's that cold out. So trying to find cardio indoors without exercise equipment is hard.

I'm in the beginning stages of training for my CPAT test, which is the phyisical ability test to get into a paid fire department. Going to start doing lots of stair climbs with a weight vest on to simulate pulling a charged hose line up a staircase. Fun stuff.
 

willis_927

No longer a newbie, moving up!
Joined
Dec 19, 2010
Messages
624
Reaction score
82
Location
Winnipeg
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
My issue right now is no gym membership+no treadmill+no bike at the moment, and it's 20 degrees with 6 inches of snow on the ground here.

COME ON MAN, say that to ROCKY!!

 
Last edited by a moderator:

willis_927

No longer a newbie, moving up!
Joined
Dec 19, 2010
Messages
624
Reaction score
82
Location
Winnipeg
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
I bet that clip makes anyone want to work out!!
 

Mach0

TPF Supporters
Supporting Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2011
Messages
2,616
Reaction score
432
Location
203
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
If p90 is harder for you, then I would suggest a jump rope if your ceiling permits. I've used the insanity workout but it's more cardio and I find it more intense than p90x. The best thing I've tried at home is a p90x/insanity hybrid.
 

thierry

TPF Noob!
Joined
Feb 21, 2011
Messages
502
Reaction score
28
Location
Indiana, United States
Can others edit my Photos
Photos NOT OK to edit
Dont eat sh!+....


I use to wrestle and train in muay thai and jiu jitsu for 4 years.. Once I started my sophmore year in college last year I had to stop everything so I could work full time and go to school full time.. I havent even so much lifted a 3lb weight since then and have remained the same weight (lost a bit of muscle mass) just by eating a well balanced diet. I do not drink pop, however I love cookies. I also work in a burger joint so it is very hard not to eat fried foods, but I try my best. Also, drink tons of water. I drink at least gallon a day. Also, I take fiber daily to ensure a sufficent daily amount so I go stoodla pumpa everyday. Very basic things that help a ton.
 

Overread

has a hat around here somewhere
Staff member
Supporting Member
Joined
May 1, 2008
Messages
25,372
Reaction score
4,943
Location
UK - England
Website
www.deviantart.com
Can others edit my Photos
Photos OK to edit
Photography!

Seriously get some long f2.8 lenses and midrange bodies - tripods and all that jaz and before you know if you've half a tonne in your hands and another tonne in your backpack as you travel around ;)
 

Most reactions

ClickASnap

New Topics

Top