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how often do you exercise?
Posted 8/16/12
uhm , 5 times a week . depending on my mood . lol
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Posted 8/16/12
maybe twice a week. I have to clean out horse stalls twice a week though which is a good calorie burner too
Posted 9/19/12
I'm a cyclist so every day :3.
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Posted 9/19/12
Every other day I go through various things like weight lifting, sprinting up and down a flight of stairs, and various core exercises. Also do pullups every time I enter/leave my room. Then there's PT on the weekends which is different each week.
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Posted 9/19/12
Haha, no.
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17 / M / North Dakota
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Posted 9/19/12
ten pull ups 3 sets
10 hammer pullups 2 sets
7 chinups 3 sets
35 pushups 3 sets
10 situps 2 sets
and others
3-4 times a week
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Posted 9/19/12
everyday. not ridiculouly alot though
Posted 9/19/12
burning 740 calories on elliptical, 100 crunches, estimated at 1h:15m:35s six days a week. However, I'll be sabbatical starting today for a month due to a lot of shit going on in school... A lot to get done...
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Posted 9/19/12

FalafelJoy wrote:

burning 740 calories on elliptical, 100 crunches, estimated at 1h:15m:35s six days a week. However, I'll be sabbatical starting today for a month due to a lot of shit going on in school... A lot to get done...



Wow, dude! Good job, haha. Better work off your 40 sandwiches.
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Posted 9/19/12
Everyday ^^ I do dance, tennis, diving, swimming, cross country, track and field, gymnastics, volleyball, and marching band. Of course not all in the same day. Fall: tennis, volleyball, marching band, cross country. Winter: dance, gymnastics Spring: swimming, track.
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Posted 11/15/12
I put in time for that every week..
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Posted 11/15/12
Never! But I can get back into shape for at least a 5k if I train for less than two weeks.
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Posted 11/15/12
I exercise everyday and keep doing it routinely.
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Posted 11/15/12
Atleast 4 times a week
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Posted 11/15/12 , edited 11/19/12
FYI: ALL WEIGHTS USED ARE POUNDS (LBs)

I exercise everyday. Everyday I get in a minimum of 100 Push-Ups, 30 Burpees, and 30 Chin Ups. And three days out of the week (normally Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) I do Weight-Lifting at the gym in addition to my body-weight workouts at home.

At the gym I have two routines:

A) Back Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift

B) Front Squat, Overhead Press (aka: Military Press), and Chin Ups (w/ additional weight after a point)

One week I'll have A, B, A and the next week I'll have B, A, B, etc...

At the gym I start each exercise warming up w/ 10 reps w/ the 45lb barbell. Then I continue w/ 5 reps of 50% of my current workout weight, then 3 reps of 60%, 2 reps at 70%, 1 rep at 90%, and finally 1 rep at 95%. Then I continue w/ my workout weight for 2 reps per set for 8 sets w/ a 30 second rest between sets. I use the low rep sets in order to avoid putting too much strain on my body and nervous system w/ the heavy weights I'm using. I should also mention that I perform I rep per set for 16 sets for Deadlifts because they put a lot more stress on my nervous system. It's the stress of having the forearms bear all that weight during the Deadlift.

For an example, here's my workout from yesterday:


Remember, the low reps per set combined w/ the rest period help to keep my body fresh (muscles and nerves) for the next set. If my nerves and muscles get too exhausted, I won't be able to perform the motions properly. This will lead to inadequate gains.

FYI: This is the result of 28 weeks of work. I started every exercise except Deadlifts at 15lbs. I started Deadlifts at 45lbs. Then I proceeded to increase the weight by 10lbs each workout for leg work (Squats, Deadlifts) and 5lbs for Upper Body (Bench Press, Military Press). I'm about 210lbs myself. So, I couldn't start off doing Chin Ups unassisted. I used an Assisted Chin Up machine to start. And I kept decreasing the assistance by 5lbs every workout until I could start doing about 2-3 Chin Ups on my own.

This system utilizes low rep sets and small, incremental weight increases. Give it time and it will work.

Then there are my bodyweight workouts at home. These are easy and won’t waste your time. Everyone here watches TV. Maybe even a little anime. :P

Perform all your reps during commercials.

Do a small test: if you don’t workout regularly and don’t have an idea what your rep numbers are, figure out what you want to work on (Push Ups, Burpees, Body Weight Squats, Chin Ups, etc...). Then perform the exercise until you max out and can’t do it any more. Don’t worry you won’t ever have to do that again. Now you have your Max Rep Count. Take ⅓ or ¼ of that number and you have how many you’ll do in a single set.

For example: about 2 weeks ago I could do roughly 25 consecutive push ups before I hit failure. That gives me around 6-8 Push-Ups per set. I stick w/ 5 per set because I like the number. ^_^

If you really don’t want to waste time, then go higher w/ your reps per set; but don’t forget that you want to keep body fresh. Don’t ever go more than ½ of your max number of reps.

Now do your sets during commercial breaks. On Crunchyroll you can get around 4-5 “interruptions” if you don’t have a premium member account. Hulu is about the same. And we all know about commercials on Cable.

For those w/ Premium Accounts, you can get your breaks by pausing every 5-6 minutes.

Commercial breaks on Cable are better, imo, because they last longer than the breaks on Crunchyroll or Hulu. I know. It sounded weird even as I typed it. XP

Cable breaks can last around 2-3 minutes. If you give yourself a 30 second break between sets, you can get in at least 3-4 sets during a break.

You can also set aside a couple blocks of time during the day for the sole purpose of working out. They wouldn’t need to be more than about 20 minutes w/ the short rest periods.

I certainly prefer to do my workouts during the breaks in my entertainment, but sometimes you just don’t have the opportunity to watch as much TV as you want.

A word of CAUTION!! This system is a great way to increase strength w/ minimal effort, but it is easy to get too enthusiastic and over do it. Your body will need time to adjust. That’s one reason I started w/ such low weights in the gym: I didn’t want to give my body to big of a shock!! I’d recommend starting w/ NO MORE than 30 reps per day for each exercise. Maybe even no more than 10 for Chin-Ups or Burpees. Those two can really stress your body if you’re not used to them.

Really pay attention your body. Even w/ the low rep sets and rest you can stress your body. If you feel as if it’s too difficult to perform the next set, TAKE THE REST OF THE DAY OFF!!


Work your way up to 100 reps per day for each exercise. Maybe add around 10 reps per exercise per week. Add more if you feel you can. You know your own body better than I do. Once you reach 100 reps, stay there for about a week. Then find ways to make the exercises more intense. A Google search will reveal that info when the time comes.

Whew! That was a long one. Hope this has helped a few people. Feel free to message me w/ any questions you may have. ^_^
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