dave_l — 2017-11-22T11:28:09-05:00 — #1
What works for you? Home gym? Gym membership? Favorite equipment and routines etc.
gao_lu — 2017-11-22T16:53:34-05:00 — #2
Depending on opportunity, weather and travel, I run 6-9 miles 3-4 times a week. My wife is a fairly health-conscious cook. Some of our best friends are vegan and we love how they eat. I think it good to be wise stewards of our body, to respect it as the gift it is from God and to use it wisely for His glory.
will_scholten — 2017-11-22T20:06:54-05:00 — #3
That is AWESOME Gao Lu!!!
dave_l — 2017-11-23T06:17:40-05:00 — #4
My typical routine for the last several years is eating a strict plant based diet (too many carbs) but now with limited animal protein. Cycling at least 10 miles a day. My living room is L shaped with half of the space dedicated to my home gym. When weather forbids cycling I use a Rowing machine for aerobics, my wife uses a Schwinn Airdyne. I lift weights (various machines) every day (without muscle burn) or every other day with muscle burn, my wife uses a Bowflex. We normally rest Saturday or Sunday. We do most of our grocery shopping using bike trailers or walking with a Radio Flyer wagon. We use our Jeep when weather forbids. Always begin the day at 4:am with prayer and bible study.
will_scholten — 2017-11-23T06:53:42-05:00 — #5
That is AWESOME to Dave!
I have 2 bikes in the garage, my wife has 1, this year I bet I rode less than 40 miles total this year.
In the basement, I have a weight machine, health rider, two Total gyms, an elliptical rider, and a bike, I found none of it does us any good, unless we go down there and use them, we always have high hopes.
dave_l — 2017-11-23T07:31:07-05:00 — #6
I found this to be true also. I live in a gym because when it is out of sight, it sits idle most of the time. Those Health Riders are a beast and make you pay your dues. And the Total Gym works well if you can leave it set up. I was able to buy used pro equipment from a High School auction and some Nautilus stuff. I found that if you just walk from station to station without needing to fiddle with it, you have more incentive to get a really good workout. Thanks for your input.
gao_lu — 2017-11-23T08:55:16-05:00 — #7
How fun! Takes me back a few years.
dave_l — 2017-11-23T09:16:44-05:00 — #8
It works great for lugging groceries and yard work. They seem to be as sturdy today as they were back when. But I bought the pneumatic tire version and wish I had went with the solid tire instead. I had a flat and it is almost impossible to get the tire off of the rim.
gao_lu — 2017-11-23T17:17:28-05:00 — #9
Some of my earliest memories are riding in a red Radio Flyer wagon or being compelled to tug my sisters along through my grandpas sandy driveway. Then, being poor, we got a used one at a garage sale and rebuilt it for our children they wore what it out. My daughter and her husband bought a used one fixed it up, but alas, it was a bit too old. They bit the bulllet, went down and bought the fancy shmancy pneumatic-tire version. Shiny Red. Haven't got to ride in it yet, but have pulled the screaming grandkids around the yard with reckless abandon.
hamilton_ramos — 2017-11-27T20:02:44-05:00 — #10
As I am getting older, I am investigating more about stewardship of the physical body.
It turns out that the first attribute that normal people lose with age is Power, so I am trying to concentrate more on that.
Crossfit has a philosophy in which one deliberately measures and works to improve ten key physical attributes.
So in theory one should try to balance workouts through the week to cover most or all of the skills.
The recommendation is to work more on weaknesses.
So according to some reading i have done, strength is very important, as it lasts longer, and helps prevent injury, helps with balance, and is the foundation for power.
But, mobility and flexibility are the components that allow force to be applied.
Conditioning is fairly easy to obtain if one has prior experience in sports. Unfortunately is the easier to lose too.
So the recommendation is 3 workouts a week that have 10 min of cardio at the beginning and end, then a workout crossfit type in between, in which there is a variety of strength, gymnastics and conditioning exercises, better if done in interval type.
So for a quick example:
Proper warm up and stretching. Then:
5min treadmill incline jog (5 mph or so)
then a mini crossfit type workout:
double unders (rope jump)
Barbell complex (Deadlift, cleans and push press)
then some bag work.
finish with 5m elliptical, and 5 min stationary bike. (biking was the only cardio activity that is considered not to work against the strength work done with external loads).
The recovery days should be easy cardio. In my opinion to prevent excessive use injuries,
I think would be better to do 1 hour split in 5 different machines (versa climber, spin bike, elliptical, treadmill, and rower) if possible trying to stay in the 70% heart rate zone for cardio (minimum rest between machine change), so muscles are irrigated and by products of strength training moved out.
Mr. R. Froning has a book in vyrso that is very inspiring.
Yes a Christian champion in the crossfit games. He was considered the fittest man on Earth for several years, and he is humble enough to recognize that God was the one giving him the wisdom, strength, endurance skill, knowledge and attitude that allowed to be so physically incredible.
Hope this helps.