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Old 02-26-2013, 05:04   #151
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Yes.

I am a senior citizen and young hot women keep hitting on me.

you realize they think you have money and that your close to death right?
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:35   #152
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I'm 23, bike 4 miles to class twice a day, and lift weights twice a week. I weigh 150 and can bench 180. I can run for at least 5 miles, so I'd consider myself in decent shape.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:42   #153
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I came home from the doctor the other day and told my wife that the doc said I had the body of a 25 year old. She said.." Well you better give it back because you are getting it all fat and wrinkled"
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Old 02-26-2013, 19:40   #154
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I am in shape. Round is a shape.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:33   #155
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Completely agree. Quite a large number of folks concern themselves about making sure they have 10,000 rounds for each firearm as SHTF preps but can't be bothered to even attempt to get in better shape. Let's face it, getting and staying in shape is a lifestyle and hard work therefore most people in general (in and out of the gun community) are not going to be willing to do so.

I consider myself in decent shape. Strength wise I am happy (but want more) but I need to do more cardio for sure.
I have seen older people try and lose a lot of weight and die from it. Common sense also has to be present in any exercise format. Just what is "in shape"? This is a subjective issue.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:49   #156
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In my late fifties and into my sixties I roamed the mountainous region of Khost with men in their twenties,with a weapon and a ruck. I do okay.
Of course there were men my age and older than myself that did the same. Still very active in the outdoors today.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:04   #157
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I have seen older people try and lose a lot of weight and die from it. Common sense also has to be present in any exercise format. Just what is "in shape"? This is a subjective issue.

"In shape" is not subjective. Only someone whose brain was out of shape would ever make that argument.

It may be different for different people, but there are well known guidelines for all ages, and folks with all sorts of afflictions (one kidney, no legs, etc).
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:27   #158
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I can look down and still see "it". Good enough for me.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:42   #159
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Yes I am, but I'll never stop training.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:12   #160
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you realize they think you have money and that your close to death right?
I was thinking something like this, but you put it so much more harshly than I ever could.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:21   #161
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beach muscles look okay, but if you don't have it in the cardio department you will not make if very far. Please post marathon times.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:26   #162
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Well, I am 68 years old. The NFL, NBA, NHL, and all local law enforcement agencies have long since stopped knocking at my door. I understand that "fit" is a relative term but as I go through my day to day bidness and observe other men my age and even younger I feel pretty good about myself. I'm not in perfect health but none of my problem are obvious by my appearance or restrict me to any significant degree physically.

I still have a hard step in my walk and plenty of hard bark around the trunk so to speak. I don't know what tomorrow brings but I feel pretty good for now.
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Old 02-27-2013, 14:28   #163
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I am 6'4" 215, down from 260 when my kids were born 9 yrs ago. I am 41 now. I was 180 in high school, but i swam 10-15k a day back then, so I think 205 would be ideal for me.

I keep it simple now, I gave up the weights after shoulder sprains (swimming 15k in the day does not help) and run 5k 4x a week now, plus sit ups, push ups, and rows. SInce i quit the weights 4 months ago, ive dropped 10 pounds. I think to prevent injury, lightening the load is the first requirement before you start doing too much.
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Old 02-27-2013, 14:56   #164
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beach muscles look okay, but if you don't have it in the cardio department you will not make if very far. Please post marathon times.
There are various ways to measure fitness. Extended aerobic endurance is good, but people tend to overlook anaerobic endurance and strength. No one is going to argue that sprinters aren't in good shape. How much distance running do you think they do?

The problem with using middle- and long-distance running as a yardstick for fitness is that training for that kind of event necessarily decreases your capacity for a lot other athletic tasks. A track guy will smoke a football player in a 5k, but the football player will kill the track guy in the shorter stuff, and has a lot more functional strength.
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Old 02-27-2013, 15:26   #165
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"In shape" is not subjective. Only someone whose brain was out of shape would ever make that argument.

It may be different for different people, but there are well known guidelines for all ages, and folks with all sorts of afflictions (one kidney, no legs, etc).
I'd like to know what those 'well known' guidelines are.
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Old 02-27-2013, 15:27   #166
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I came home from the doctor the other day and told my wife that the doc said I had the body of a 25 year old. She said.." Well you better give it back because you are getting it all fat and wrinkled"


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Old 02-27-2013, 15:34   #167
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i am physically phhhlllltttt. is that close enough?
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Old 02-27-2013, 17:14   #168
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Short answer: No.....

However, I have been taking my physical fitness more seriously over the last year. I was over 300 lbs. and couldn't run for 60 seconds to save my life even if I had a donut hanging in front of me like a donkey with a carrot. For the record, I hate junk food, including donuts. Always have. My problem has always been portion control. A year ago my doctor told me everything except my HDL (good cholesterol) was good. He said if we didn't address that I would be lucky to see 35 without having a heart attack. He wanted to put me on pills. Pills are not a practical solution for me, so I asked him what were my other options. He said I needed to get off the couch and workout. So I did. I began with Couch to 5K. It was tough, but I did complete a 5k that I ran (slowly) the entire way. Total time was 37:44. At the same time I was weightlifting. Total workouts were 3 hours 3 times per week. Then I moved to another state in the summer and stopped working out until I got a job and was more familiar with my new area. Once I started again I got injured. Doctors told me to stop for a few weeks. Once I was healed I started again, only to get stopped by the cold weather (lack of access to treadmill). I finally have access to a treadmill now and started working out again last month. I'm doing c25K again, but using the treadmill to improve speed. I hope to complete a 5k in under 28 minutes in the spring.

So, no I am not in great shape, but I'm making strides in acheiving that. My wife is finally on board too. Good, because I need her to survive should shtf. She's a Navy Nurse and has combat casualty care training.
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I got hooked on obstacle racing (Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, etc) last year.

My maintenance routine is half my weight workout one night; the other half the following, run a 5 miles the next, then do an hour of yoga on night 4

Once I ramp up for the race in a few months its weights one night; run the next with increments to 12 miles, then yoga.

Repeat with one day off a week.

Am I super fit-probably not. Am I in the best shape of my life as I type this-yes
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Old 02-27-2013, 19:38   #170
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In the end of 2011 I was around 205lbs and was boxing 4-5 days a week, I am 5'8". In January 2012 I was diagnosed with Stage IVB Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I stopped boxing, gained 40lbs moved 1500 miles across America and wen through 6 months of chemo. I quit chemo in August 2012. I started a weight training program in the end of November/ beginning of December.

I am now 227 lbs. My BMI is 25.75. (not great I know) I have 168lbs of lean mass and bone. With 58lbs of fat. I need to lose about 27lbs. I do strongman style weight lifting 5 days a week and run 3 days a week. The BMI was done by a doctor so it's not just the internet calculations. I would ideally like to be around 190-200. We shall see how it goes. I am no marathon runner, but I can survive.
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In the end of 2011 I was around 205lbs and was boxing 4-5 days a week, I am 5'8". In January 2012 I was diagnosed with Stage IVB Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I stopped boxing, gained 40lbs moved 1500 miles across America and wen through 6 months of chemo. I quit chemo in August 2012. I started a weight training program in the end of November/ beginning of December.

I am now 227 lbs. My BMI is 25.75. (not great I know) I have 168lbs of lean mass and bone. With 58lbs of fat. I need to lose about 27lbs. I do strongman style weight lifting 5 days a week and run 3 days a week. The BMI was done by a doctor so it's not just the internet calculations. I would ideally like to be around 190-200. We shall see how it goes. I am no marathon runner, but I can survive.
Since you are lifting heavy weights, that BMI is not a real concern. Good luck!
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Old 02-27-2013, 19:59   #172
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I came home from the doctor the other day and told my wife that the doc said I had the body of a 25 year old. She said.." Well you better give it back because you are getting it all fat and wrinkled"
That is a good one.
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In the end of 2011 I was around 205lbs and was boxing 4-5 days a week, I am 5'8". In January 2012 I was diagnosed with Stage IVB Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I stopped boxing, gained 40lbs moved 1500 miles across America and wen through 6 months of chemo. I quit chemo in August 2012. I started a weight training program in the end of November/ beginning of December.

I am now 227 lbs. My BMI is 25.75. (not great I know) I have 168lbs of lean mass and bone. With 58lbs of fat. I need to lose about 27lbs. I do strongman style weight lifting 5 days a week and run 3 days a week. The BMI was done by a doctor so it's not just the internet calculations. I would ideally like to be around 190-200. We shall see how it goes. I am no marathon runner, but I can survive.
I would say you are lucky to be alive and there have been studies that have shown that people with a little extra weight live longer than skinny people. Good luck.
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I can look down and still see "it". Good enough for me.
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