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My method is wearing 275 pounds of weights throughout my body.

I started with just 2.5 pound weights on my ankles, wrists, and one around my hips. Equaling 12.5 pounds of weight, I wore the weights 24/7 in exception for taking a shower, which I had to take them off cause they are not waterproof, after about 5 days I got used to the weight, then I added more weights, then got used to that, eventually after about 150 pounds of weights total, I could not add more ordinary weights because I could no longer add more weights due to how much movement it would restrict.

Because of that I created my own design for weights which were small and don't have to be taken off once put on. I made 2 50-pound ankle weights, 2 25-pound gauntlets, and a 75-pound hip weight, equaling 275 pounds of weight, I even waterproofed the weights so I never had to take them off even in the shower! After about 2 years I got used to the weight, however being used to the weight was not the reason for wearing the weights, the reason is when you take them off, which results in extra strength and speed.


It's a rather lesser known method of training/workout, and given how far I took it, I'd consider it an odd method of training.


Any odd methods of getting a workout that you have made?
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I usually open my door, make sure nobody is home, then walk back to my computer and open up some tabs.
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I lift weighted tea cups when I drink tea.
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Are you trying to become Rock Lee?
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Werina wrote:

sleep


A note on the sleep thing:

It isn't exercise, but I have heard sleeping in a cool room without covers forces your body to burn more energy to regulate your body temperature. Not sure how true this is, though, and I could never sleep without covers.

Along the same lines, drinking ice cold water helps burn calories, because your body has to burn energy to warm the liquid before it can be processed... again, so I have heard.



On another note, I do NOT recommend training by wearing that much weight.... especially if you are walking/running long distances. You will destroy your joints. Between a flak with sapi plates, kevlar helmet, a full pack, a rifle, and sometimes larger weaponry on my shoulders.... I have carried around a ton of weight for long distances... but I don't think it was even quite that much. The good news is that you can get faster at running just by carrying that around and marching/walking at a brisk pace.... even if you don't run at all. The bad news is that if you do that enough you'll be walking like an old man by your late 20s.

I CAN'T run, now... unless I want to do physical therapy and heat and ice my knee every day.

Not that you can't make good use of weights, because you can... but use them wisely. Exercising under immense amount of weight is only healthy in fiction, if you ask me.



Other odd, and healthy, excercise includes grippers. Just put your hands straight out from your body, either in front, at the sides, or straight up... and hold them there while you grip-open-grip-open your hands. You can also rotate your wrists to different angles to work different areas. Sounds easy, but do it a few minutes and you will feel the burn.

If you use ellipticals... and I do, because of my knee problems... you can place your hands on the back of your head rather than on the handles. It can be tricky to go fast at first, but if you get your balance good enough, your body will naturally use core muscles in your abdomen to balance, and you can work more than your legs while you get your cardio. People thought I was a weirdo when I did this at the gym, until I explained it and they tried it. Trust me you WILL feel it working.


If you're into martial arts, and more concerned with form than fitness.... practicing a technique perfectly, but very slowly, many, many times, before you practice at full speed (or slowly building up the speed in which you perform a technique) is a really great way to practice form. A lot of people want to get straight to the sparring, but a well developed foundation of muscle memory goes a long way.
Personally, even if someone just went out and grabbed a punching bag for exercise, I would recommend practicing PROPER punches like this for a while before just pounding on the bag. You can hurt yourself punching even a bag improperly.


Shaolin monks do a few strange things.... but they all have their purposes.

That's about it for weird stuff, that I can think of, for now.
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Sometimes I move from the right side of my bed, to the left side of my bed and then back to the right side.

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Op is F**king Rock lee....


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I run
Do stretches sometimes
The only weird thing I can think of is finding random things to use as dumbbells lol
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HolyDrumstick wrote:


Werina wrote:

sleep


A note on the sleep thing:

It isn't exercise, but I have heard sleeping in a cool room without covers forces your body to burn more energy to regulate your body temperature. Not sure how true this is, though, and I could never sleep without covers.

Along the same lines, drinking ice cold water helps burn calories, because your body has to burn energy to warm the liquid before it can be processed... again, so I have heard.


Very true, It's known a Cold Thermogenesis, it's a very interesting way of raising your metabolism and up-regulating a lot of metabolic pathways. I would have to say it's one of the simplest and smartest yet hardest ways of losing weight.
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Sleeping is not far from the truth. While sleeping you're burning more energy because your body is expending energy to repair itself/clean waste products (this occurs during Slow-wave sleep or commonly known as deep sleep), it's why people who don't get a good night's sleep are more likely to have weight gain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow-wave_sleep#Physical_healing_and_growth
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I just do lots and lots of push-ups and various pull-ups along with abdominal exercises. Hiking, skateboarding, and kendo pretty much cover my core and legs so I don't do much there. I'm 5'10 weighing in at 195.
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damn... ^ ^ ^
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Drumming is a pretty good workout, but unfortunately I can't play my drums in my apartment ;~;
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