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[Jun. 7th, 2005|04:32 pm]
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Yet more self-improvement advice. This time, it's for all you athletic types. Got any suggestions for _real world_ activities to work down bellyfat/love handles? I've only got like 10-15 pounds to lose, so it shouldn't be that hard, but I want something enjoyable/non-repetitive/sustainable that I can do to _keep_ it gone. Judo is all over good for you, but it's generally only good for beefy necks/shoulders and broken toes. Wouldn't help the midsection except for a few awkward throws. It'd also help if I could further develop my forearms for greater dexterity and my hip muscles for... Um... Hip muscle stuff. Endurance would also be nice, but I've got a long way to go there. Always been a 'burst of strength' guy, my energy rarely lasts longer than it would take to win a match or two.

[User Picture]From: raindaisy
2005-06-07 09:00 pm (UTC)
well if your not to insecure. You could come work out with me and do pilates ^.^
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2005-06-07 09:17 pm (UTC)
Isn't pilates the crazy rolling-around-on-the-ball calisthenics routine? I was more looking for a sport or activity than a routine, repetition bothers me quickly. Thanks for the offer, though!
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[User Picture]From: etcet
2005-06-07 09:01 pm (UTC)
pushups, chinups, and rollerblading/rollerhockey.

or, buy yourself a non-motorized lawnmower, and have people pay you to get into shape.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2005-06-07 09:18 pm (UTC)
True! Rollerhockey might do the trick. My brother-in-law plays it, maybe I could join.
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From: zachsturbate
2005-06-08 03:24 am (UTC)
Taking any martial arts seriously will greatly improve your overall health and physique for years to come.
Barring that, i've heard ddr works.
If you're not gay enough to do the ddr thing (i was deemed "not gay enough" by the international confederation of fags), i've found a strength training routine each morning when you wake up consisting of 3 sets of 20 each of three different exercises (use exercises that work the muscles groups you want toned) works pretty good.
You'll want to switch exercises each set, so if you do crunches, squats, and regular pushups, you'll do 20 crunches, then 20 squats, then 20 pushups, then 20 crunches etc.
The way this works, is that by working specific muscle groups over a long period of time, and giving them enough time to rest in between sets, you're minimizing muscle damage and soreness while increasing your heartrate and metabolism for the rest of the day.
Takes about ten minutes and shows results within 1 week usually.

good luck.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2005-06-08 01:41 pm (UTC)
I may just re-enroll in Judo, but I'm really looking for some kind of sport that will keep my interest. Reps of anything will get tedious pretty quickly. Not too interested in increasing muscle mass, just getting fit.
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