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    I'm actually trying to figure out a way to reduce my workout. In my youth it wasn't as much of an issue as it is now. After 8 to 16 hours at work doing any number of physical activities I return home to the "county work farm" to address the requirements to keep things in order there. There is no end to the grounds work, home repairs, animal husbandry, woodcutting and heaven forbid I get the opportunity to do some scouting or just enjoying time wandering in the woods.
    In hindsight i suppose it is a good problem to have. Beats boredom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfries View Post
    Curl 12oz x1, 11oz x1, 10oz x1, 9oz x1, 8oz x1, 7oz x1, 6oz x1, 5oz x1, 4oz x1, 3oz x1, 2oz x1, 1oz x1
    Walk 50 feet get another beer,
    Work on grip strength to open beer,
    Walk 50 feet deep knee bend to sit down,
    repeat as many times as needed.

    I used to power lift, now the farm is all the exercise I desire and it keeps me fit enough,
    I do still stretch daily (AM Yoga go ahead and laugh but try it some time)

    Props to all of you that get out there and do it.
    I like yoga too, I just don't do it much.
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    Great to see the reply to this thread. I am a firm believer in training specificity, you train for what you meant out of your workouts...also train the way you like; cause if you don't enjoy it you won't stick with it.
    Mastering implies there is nothing more for you to learn of something... I prefer proficient enough to not totally screw it up.

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    Want out of workouts...stupid phone
    Mastering implies there is nothing more for you to learn of something... I prefer proficient enough to not totally screw it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiddle View Post
    Want out of workouts...stupid phone
    I knew what you want, sorry meant
    Bread and water can so easily become tea and toast

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    just keep the urine flowing guys,gotta flush out those kids.

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    No yeah I did consider if it might be viewed like that, but it could also be viewed as information and encouragement. But you're Mr Negative at present. I prescribe German beer, sunshine and lollypops
    Just so everyone knows, I've been at the weights and treadmill two days in a row.......I haven't actually used them, but I've been AT them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelystan View Post
    I'm actually trying to figure out a way to reduce my workout. In my youth it wasn't as much of an issue as it is now. After 8 to 16 hours at work doing any number of physical activities I return home to the "county work farm" to address the requirements to keep things in order there. There is no end to the grounds work, home repairs, animal husbandry, woodcutting and heaven forbid I get the opportunity to do some scouting or just enjoying time wandering in the woods.
    In hindsight i suppose it is a good problem to have. Beats boredom.
    I feel your pain,
    after my two heart episodes I have slowed down quite a bit.
    I skipped any real hunting last year, the ridges you need to run here to hunt are steep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoutHikerDad View Post
    Well, without boring you all with the details, I did upper body and abs today: bench presses, rowing machine, machine crunches, heavy dumbbell shrugs, curls and triceps pushdowns. Giving my poor legs a break after a brutal workout Sunday and a big fish/hike trip Tuesday (I was off for election day).

    After finding out that muscle burns fat, I have really been lifting hard trying to test that theory, and am slowly gaining muscle mass (probably about 15 lbs. in the last 2 years) while losing fat overall. At a certain age, you either move it or lose it.
    I'm unsure about the muscle burning fat thing. I read this '...a pound of muscle, at rest, burns about six calories per day...' (which isn't a lot) here but then I read another post of his and it talked of muscle burning fat. It seems that muscle DOES burn more calories than non-muscle (i.e. if you have a higher percentage of muscle you burn more calories) but MAYBE not that much more. Still, I find my metabolism is pretty active still at 51 years old, and I'm sure my two weights workout a week plus two 2 hour bouldering sessions have a lot to do with that.

    I monitor my muscle/fat content simply by using the mirror. I used to weigh myself every day, but really, one just wants to lose FAT, not weight. I work to ensure I'm not losing muscle by, again, looking in the mirror, but also being very precise in recording my workouts. I use a stop watch to ensure I'm resting the same amount of time between sets and always record weights and reps; I've got note books going back years and years recording all this. If I started to lose strength (i.e. reps or weights went down for no reason (such as a lay off for a week or two) I'd analyse my diet to ensure I'm getting enough protein and calories.

    I always try to get protein in to my body within an hour of finishing a work out or bouldering, normally I eat almost immediately, either a protein powder, a can of herrings or something similar. A tin of herrings is really handy to take climbing and a good source of protein.

    These days (last two weeks ) I eat no wheat products, or any other grains or legumes (i.e. paleo diet). Basically I eat meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, some nuts, some fruit. I eat a lot of animal fat (I'm teaching my body to burn fat rather than sugar). I no longer eat breakfast, preferring to have my body burn the fat I'm carrying rather than 'feed it'. I've started working out on an empty stomach, and when I do eat before a workout or climbing I certainly don't 'carb up'; I'm not running a marathon.

    I do drink 2 to 4 beers a night though, up to 6 or even 8 on a weekend night (if I'm feeling bouncy) and really I should buy light beer or wine, but I detest light beer (foul evil thing that it is) and wine is OK with a meal but it gets a bit much for me.

    I think you're right about at a certain age using it or losing it, and I think it's very important to continue to exercise very regularly as you get older, as you 'lose it' quicker. I shudder at times when I see poor soft flabby 40 - 50 year olds hit the gym, clearly having done NO exercise for most of their lives and know how HARD it'll be to build from that point.

    I think too many 40 - 50 year olds relegate their routines to a stroll around the block with the dog. I think you need weight bearing exercise MORE as you get older and the upper body/core/shoulders/arms can often get missed. And when I say weight bearing I mean reasonably heavy weights, 6 - 10 reps with weights, not lawn bowls and cricket.
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    20mins today with dumbbells . Legs & Shoulders. Some Abs too.

    2 hours private jujutsu class teaching knife work.

    Short bike ride to the P.O to mail some razors.

    Just had my first pint. Seeing it's Friday will have a 2nd as well.
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