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Old 11-04-21, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by BikingTech View Post
Last time I was in a gym was in college, 1988 or so. I ran track and cross country, coached the triathlete guys but stopped the gym thing. I've gotten several gym passes from different employers but couldn't find myself in those places. I'm healthy AF cause the bike says so. Anybody else?
Since I live in the snow belt and hate cold weather riding, I go to the gym and ride the recumbent bike trainer in the winter. It makes a big difference when you start to ride again in the spring.
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Old 11-04-21, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Since I live in the snow belt and hate cold weather riding, I go to the gym and ride the recumbent bike trainer in the winter. It makes a big difference when you start to ride again in the spring.
After not being active on BF since 2/19 I am sure he appreciates the quote.
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Old 11-05-21, 10:01 AM
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I bike to the gym. Doesn't make sense to drive when you can bike..
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Old 11-05-21, 01:48 PM
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I like to ride my bike.

I like to lift weights.

I win !!

Seriously tho .....I wear over ear headphones and tune out about everything when I am at the gym. I got really motivated after my car accident and if I wasn't on the bike I was at the gym. usually 22 or more exercise "sessions" a month. Now that its cold they will all be gym workouts. I hate the cold and I hate stationary bikes. I lost almost 20 pounds by cutting out beer and have visible abs for the first time on about 6 or 7 years. No mean feat at 51.

Also strong people are harder to kill so theres that !! LOL.
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Old 11-05-21, 08:10 PM
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I've never been to a gym in Spain or England, but I've been to one in Oklahoma. I don't remember much about it, though.
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Old 11-05-21, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
I've never been to a gym in Spain or England, but I've been to one in Oklahoma. I don't remember much about it, though.

Men in Spain only go to gyms to look at insane women.
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Old 11-05-21, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
There are only two reasons why men go to a gym to lift weights:

Reason # 1 to look at women
Reason # 2 to have a d**k measuring contest with other guys and see who can lift more weight and do more reps. Nothing but ego and show off.
Not just BS, but only half right...
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Old 11-06-21, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by SpedFast View Post
Not just BS, but only half right...

​​​​​​You grading on a curve?
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Old 11-06-21, 08:20 AM
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Never been to one, but I heard that they're smelly.
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Old 11-06-21, 10:03 AM
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I dumped my gym membership last year. Thought about buying a decent multi station machine for the house, and Covid pushed me over the edge.
Now, I don't have to put up with annoying people who can't seem to put weights back where they belong, and park their butts on the machines with the ear buds plugged in and oblivious to others that are waiting.
Should have pulled the trigger on that machine years ago.
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Old 11-06-21, 10:43 AM
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I stopped lifting weights about 10 years ago when I got my heart diagnosis, and once I had my open heart surgery three years ago I figured I would probably never be back. I really miss it. My wife wanted to try once and I started up with her, but we couldn’t swing extra daycare all the time. I miss the challenge of leveling up, I miss having defined muscles.

15-20 years ago, I went to a gym that had a climbing club that had taken over a racketball court for a rock wall and I would do that on back day instead of curls and pull downs. That was great.

I only ever did cardio indoors when the weather forced me, though.

These days if I get two hours free from kids I’m 95% likely to spend it on a bike ride… maybe when they’re all big enough to pour their own cereal I’ll have more time

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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
​​​​​​You grading on a curve?
No, just wishful thinking on the 'ladies' part. Nothing but testosterone in abundance where I go.
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Old 11-06-21, 06:48 PM
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I go to the gym in the middle of the day so I would expect only other retired people. But for the few people that are there, they do appear to be in the 20s and 30s.
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Old 11-06-21, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
I've never been to a gym in Spain or England, but I've been to one in Oklahoma. I don't remember much about it, though.
Pure genius

All I do are planks, push-ups and core strength exercises. The push ups are for vanity but the other help support me on the bike.
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Old 11-06-21, 08:25 PM
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I've never had a gym membership and never felt the need for one. I've ended up living in the same town as the university from which I graduated, and as an alumnus, I can use their gym facilities whenever they're not being used for classes or teams.
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Old 11-06-21, 11:35 PM
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After heart failure in the summer I was told I had to enlist in cardiac rehab at the hospital. (And a health food class) The heart center has a pretty complete gym from what I can tell? Huge improvement in the time since I started until now. Long way to go yet. I suppose a lot has to do with the amount of pills they have me on. Day by day.
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Originally Posted by MNHarv View Post
After heart failure in the summer I was told I had to enlist in cardiac rehab at the hospital. (And a health food class) The heart center has a pretty complete gym from what I can tell? Huge improvement in the time since I started until now. Long way to go yet. I suppose a lot has to do with the amount of pills they have me on. Day by day.

The like is to wish you a successful rehab.
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The like is to wish you a successful rehab.

Many thanks.
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Old 11-08-21, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
I've never been to a gym in Spain or England, but I've been to one in Oklahoma. I don't remember much about it, though.
THANKS !!!! Great pick-me-up


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Old 11-08-21, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
THANKS !!!! Great pick-me-up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm6qw_yeo6o
I don't think I've ever been in weather cold enough for it to be a 3 dog night.
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Old 11-09-21, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
Pure genius

All I do are planks, push-ups and core strength exercises. The push ups are for vanity but the other help support me on the bike.
Those are all good. If I’m doing my indoor circuit thing, I also do some work with dumbbells (rows, curls, overhead raise, shrug, etc) and a bit of stepping on a Bosu “ball”, which seems better than a normal step. We also have an elliptical that sees a fair amount of use.

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