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Why do you work out, if you do?

both of the above90
don't work out62
for health39
to look good30

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Valentin B
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  01.07.2007 at 16:59
well, i was just curious, with all the metal imagery consisting of so many "musclebands"(manowar, venom, hammerfall etc) who try to look so tough and "heavy", and having muscly band members is a must.

i do, for health and looking good.
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nobody

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  01.07.2007 at 17:01
what means work out worining somewhere to get money?
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Remus

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Age: 26
From: South Africa

  01.07.2007 at 17:42
No, he means going to the gym to run on the treadmill, lift wights.

Hammerfall members are not very muscular but they try!
Me, well, i don't really work out 'cause i'm lazy but i decided that i'm going to start soon. I usually get my exercise from a good drum session.
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Ernis
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Age: 26
From: Estonia

  01.07.2007 at 18:06
Well....I went to workout for some months but because of health....my back was hurting from time to time and I wanted to improve my condition...I don't bother much because of looking good...I wouldn't care at all if I had some extra pounds but I wouldn't like being some lung disease victim either....all in all, having boobs like some Manowar members do is definitely not my first aim in life....so...health was the main thing....it will eventually ruin your health if you sit at school/behind desk/office all the time so....you should move a bit....
haven't worked out for a while...firstly...it's a warm season...it makes me tired...secondly....I need to save money.....at least I do some 100 push-ups from time to time.....
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Lupas
Maximus

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Age: 36
From: Malta

  01.07.2007 at 20:26
It was a long ago when i use to go to a gym ( i use this word rather than work out ) . I had just finished my studies at the collage and i spent a whole year or maybe more in gym. If you want those figures like a real "strong man " you have to train hard , very hard. Still you don't reach that stage . But there is also possiblities to reach that target and you know what i mean
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Ernis
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From: Estonia

  01.07.2007 at 20:58
Written by Lupas on 01.07.2007 at 20:26

It was a long ago when i use to go to a gym ( i use this word rather than work out ) . I had just finished my studies at the collage and i spent a whole year or maybe more in gym. If you want those figures like a real "strong man " you have to train hard , very hard. Still you don't reach that stage . But there is also possiblities to reach that target and you know what i mean

You're referring to steroids? Well....about these real "strong men"...actually....if an actor for example plays in a film...there's always a possibility to manipulate the film....special effects you know....trimming the shades etc so that the muscles seem more profiling......well...my humble opinion for excessive bodybuilding is....negative....I would never like to sacrifice my whole life...my preferred food and drinks etc in order to look like a greasy bunch of meat baked in an oven.....
And...I do like women who are in shape....but women who work out with "these" goals ....well.....not my taste......
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Maximus

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Age: 36
From: Malta

  01.07.2007 at 21:05
@Frodo : For sure that isn't my taste
Tele, media have also things to turn a simple man or woman to look like a superman with those huge muscle as if they are getting to explode Steriods can facilitate this , but they have many , many ,many side effects. i wrote 3* many cause they have side effects and they have a terrible ones onto humans.
So people stay away from these (Remember that guy , that wrestler that kill his wife , his own child and finally killed himself )
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Ernis
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Age: 26
From: Estonia

  01.07.2007 at 22:57
Well...that's one negative indeed....but here there was a similar story where a soldier who had returned from Iraq was killed(suicide?) as were his wife and child....perhaps he was drugged or sth....or there might've been other reasons as well....about steroids...there was a documentary of a guy who injected some drugs into his muscles...eventually he developed an infection and one of his arms became swollen and started to rot....the doctors were forced to slice a huge piece off from it afterwards....indeed....the biceps of this guy did explode...
One thing that definitely has spread this steroid mania is for example the US comics and cartoons....all of them...Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman...in general...all WhateverMen and WhateverWomen have appeared in media wearing cat suits which expose their abnormal musculature.....
Same goes for the action toys.....for example when Mark Hamill...the actor who played the role of Luke Skywalker saw the action toy of Luke he was shocked and said "They have given steroids to poor Luke!"
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APOHAKC
The Bard

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Age: 26
From: Serbia

  01.07.2007 at 23:21
I used to go to the gym before. I wanted to look like Joey De Maio or Eric Adams. And of cause I wanted to be strong, that is what I thought. It was rather unsuccesful, and I was somewhat dissapointed. Everyone used some pills, steroids, adrenalin and million of different shits, and they all looked like mountains. I refused to take that shit. It was rather pointless. now I work out at home every day, and I run into park few kilometres, just to stay in shape.

About girls, don't care much, they can and they don't have to go to gym, it is their choice, I look at some other things more
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Mr FancyPants

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From: UK

  01.07.2007 at 23:57
I do this six days a week:
-Lifting weights: 350 per arm - biceps / 150 lifts per arm - triceps (For biceps I use 10lb and 5lb for triceps).
-100 press-ups (or 150 with knees on floor instead of feet or a combination of both ways)
-100 sit ups

Each week I Run about a mile and a half with the intention of starting to run furthur and more often. I have asthma which makes this a bit of a problem so as well as this i just walk a lot of places (to and from uni - 4 miles each way, walk a mile from town to my house after work most days etc).

Why? Predominantly because I want women to want to touch me. Face it, if you can't be honest then something's probably wrong but it amazes me how many people I know are clearly vain but insist they do it purely for health reasons.

That said, just over a year ago I was very unhealthy. I didn't eat any vegtables and didn't get much excercise and I just looked unhealthy and I had bad skin. Not really spotty but blotchy and sore in places. It just got to a point where I thought "Hmm, this is a bit shit really" and gradually started to eat more and more fruit and veg, walk places, do excercise etc.

So I'd go with 'both'. Both factors were motivation really. I feel a lot better mentally and physically for it.
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Forever Dead

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Age: 42
From: Finland

  02.07.2007 at 00:04
I worked out when I was younger , I got the job which required strong back and arms , I trained about 8 years , looked kind of muscular
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el parcero

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Age: 26
From: Colombia

  02.07.2007 at 00:12
i don't work out like going to gym and lighting weights or going out to run, but by practising taekwondo. i voted health because it does help you stay fit and have good health, but don't really care if i look good or not, that's lke secondary. i do it mostly for health because i'm really skinny, and that sucks sometimes
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Ernis
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Posts: 6646

Age: 26
From: Estonia

  02.07.2007 at 01:05
Written by APOHAKC on 01.07.2007 at 23:21

I used to go to the gym before. I wanted to look like Joey De Maio or Eric Adams. And of cause I wanted to be strong, that is what I thought. It was rather unsuccesful, and I was somewhat dissapointed. Everyone used some pills, steroids, adrenalin and million of different shits, and they all looked like mountains. I refused to take that shit. It was rather pointless. now I work out at home every day, and I run into park few kilometres, just to stay in shape.

About girls, don't care much, they can and they don't have to go to gym, it is their choice, I look at some other things more

Yeah..I was mentioning these guys...Joey and Eric before....they've got boobs : P simply....their breast muscles are already that huge....btw....how do you work out at home? I only do pushups....sometimes....I'm awfully awfully lazy.....I prefer sitting back and having a pint.....how healthy....
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APOHAKC
The Bard

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Age: 26
From: Serbia

  02.07.2007 at 01:30
I have one pipe stacked in my walls, and I have few tacks with different wights. I also do some pushups... Nothing serious, but just enough to be in good condition
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Eternal Flames

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Age: 24
From: Australia

  02.07.2007 at 02:35
I don't particularly work out, however I do attempt to try keep fit. Usually go to the gym and spend a few hours doing cardio (treadmills, exercise bike etc) and I tend to walk daily from school which is a good long half hour walk. As for weights, I don't lift too many. I only do some leg weights because overtime with some sports I used to play, I managed to do a permanent injury to both knees, and some specialists said that doing some weight training might help a bit to strengthen the muscles in my knees therefore helping with the pain in my knees.
Deus Ex Machina

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Age: 26
From: Croatia

  02.07.2007 at 03:33
It's mostly what Eternal Flames said.I do the same thing except for leg weights...or any other weights for that matter because...well...i can't lift anything heavier than a really fat cat...ok...a moderately fat cat,and i don't want to start now
I like exercise...especially all the exercise bikes,Orbitreks and whatnot.
But what i enjoy mostly are walks.I always set a goal of a certain amount of kilometers and then just do it.
It's very enjoyable...and burns burrrns buurrrnnss calories.
Dangerboner
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Age: 27
From: USA

  02.07.2007 at 05:11
I used to lift weights 5 days a week, but with my busy schedule I only lift once a week now. I occasionally run, but I prefer lifting. I do inclined bench, regular bench press, curls, some weird butterfly shit where you sit down and extend your arms and then move them forward, occasional leg lifts, and I do those things where you have dumbbells in each hand and move your arms up and down like you're trying to fly, but slowly. After the workout, I will dump a bunch of protein powder into a tall glass of milk and drink it down.

I do this because it feels good. I also have done it for strength training, since I play sports, but now it's just a routine.

But now I do it for mosh pit domination.
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Hyvaarin

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Age: 25
From: France

  02.07.2007 at 07:55
Every so often I go through a period of doing situps, etc. Purely to look good.

Might start one now.
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Jg1

Posts: 59
From: Estonia

  02.07.2007 at 09:49
I train for parkour(the thing with people running on walls and jumping over rails and so on), the art of most effecient movement. It requires strong body and spirit, so I also have to condition. I don't go to gym,
but I try to do exercises at home or outside. I like the idea of Georges Hebert, about natural training methods.
Natural training means, instead of limiting to practically useless training, like pumping muscles, real life elements are used: walking, running, jumping, quadrupedal movement, climbing, equilibrism (balancing), throwing, lifting, defending and swimming. The idea is not to limit to specific training and instead be in real, pracically useful shape. It does not focus only on strenght (a famous parkour quote- "power is nothing without control"), it develops also stamina, flexibility, balance, coordination, will power and so on.
Besides physical side, naturism is supposed to develop the courage and altruism needed to put the skills into use. The motto is "Be strong to be useful". Hebert got his ideas, when he resqued hundreds of people from
the vulcanic eruption. Then he realised, that a man (and a woman) should be physicly and mentally ready for such situations.
The methods are based on african native tribes: "Their bodies were splendid, flexible, nimble, skilful, enduring, resistant and yet they had no other tutor in Gymnastics but their lives in Nature".
The practioner should always be aiming for developing even further, becoming better than the day before.

In theory, everything is great, but unfortunatelly, in reality, my training program is sloppy, for example, at the moment I haven't done anything for many weeks(been too buzy and also lazy) and because I picked up the habit of training at least once in a while not much more than a year ago, before that I was quite inactive, im still not in a good shape, but im slowly getting better. So, reading the upper text, people might thing im very dedicated to training, but this is not true. Im not a "trve naturist" at all. I have to try to overcome my laziness(it's not easy) and follow what I wrote more.

You probably see some overlapping with the ideas of epic metal.
Quote from a parkour documentary(parkour is inspired by naturism): "So we cave values to the word "strong man" First search about what a "man" is made us look for a second word, "warrior". A combatant in his soul.
But it's not a combatant to destroy, it's a combatant to improve yourself."
Being warrior seams to be a very important aspect to many metal bands, and the truth is, one can really be a warrior in his soul.

But ofcourse, having a nice muscular body is also great, and even more, when my body coordination develops, I should learn to do backflips and other acrobatic tricks, and that is good for showoff.
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  02.07.2007 at 10:15
Now, I use to work out. You know, get fit so that I can wow the ladies and stay healthy so that I don't kill myself in the next couple of years from bad health.

But sadly..........i'm pretty lazy, so I dropped it. Yay me! lol
Bas
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  02.07.2007 at 13:51
i dont go to gyms but since a while i do a little bit working out, trying to prevent myself from getting fat

i try to do 100-250 crunches every evening, i also do some push-ups but i'm a bit less strict with myself here, i dont do them every night and when i do them only 25-75

i do it only to look good, not for health, because i dont want to go without my tasty hamburges and other fastfood

right now i'm more or less happy with my body, but i still need to do my crunches to make it stay as it is...
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Sunioj

Posts: 3861

Age: 26
From: Israel

  02.07.2007 at 14:15
I voted for 'dont work out' simply because I used to be alittle bit obsessed with working out when I was younger and I stopped after I switched schools. I used to be able to benchpress 90 kgs when I was 14, and that was the highest I ever went. I made a few mistakes as I look back it since I didnt have a trainer, I was just trying to max out sets without really stretching or taking enough time to get used to a higher set.

So I grew much more in mass and I looked huge, but I didnt have that much endurance ( which IMO is very important ) since all I would do is try to beat one set after the other. Basically after I switched schools, I started spending most of my time drinking and getting wasted and I couldnt fit those two lifestyles for my time and just dropped working out.

However, next time I chose to start working out I would do it for health, discipline, and endurance...but that seems alittle far from now
Icewings
La Luna

Posts: 1461
From: USA

  02.07.2007 at 20:04
I LOVE WORKING OUT I DO!!!!! jeje before I was pretty lazy and stuff and didn't do much but ohh my one day I woke up and I just love it is part of my life and EWWW not so much like getting muscles and stuff not at all , I love to feel healthy I really do , to feel unhealthy is a no no for me I guess since I was a not so healthy child like I got sick a lot and stuff I guess now is like I don't want to have the same feeling so let me see I work mayb 6 times a week I do :

*Yoga
*Pilates
*Tae-bo
*Dumbells
*POOL
*Bellydance
*Walk /jogging

So well I try to get a variety of everything and try to fit it in my schedule . I think is important to be healthy and all the things that you do when you are young add up for when you are old so I want to be a healthy grandma lol
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Ernis
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Age: 26
From: Estonia

  02.07.2007 at 20:32
Written by Jg1 on 02.07.2007 at 09:49

Natural training means, instead of limiting to practically useless training, like pumping muscles, real life elements are used: walking, running, jumping, quadrupedal movement, climbing,

What's quadrupedal movement? Moving around on four legs? Well....I'm clumsy as an elephant...speaking of every sport....I doubt I'd shine in parkour....
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  02.07.2007 at 20:58
I used to go to a gym for a short period of time, because doctor suggested it to train my injured knee. I didn't like it very much, and the idea of naturism or what Magnus described appeals a lot more to me. Unfortunately, I'm lazy. So I don't have any schedule but still sometimes I decide to walk somewhere instead of taking a bus because I like walking(but I don't like near roads, where the car fumes go into nostrils ). Usually whenever I have an opportunity I swim too, but not very often. So I voted I don't work out, however, if I did, then for health reasons and self-development. Sometimes I have thought that I should develop myself more physically but I haven't overcome my laziness yet.
Arian Totalis
The Philosopher

Posts: 3346

Age: 24
From: USA

  02.07.2007 at 21:39
I work out, but I don't normally use weight sets/machines or anything. I do mainly pushups, situps, and some jogging. That's all you need to keep a fit body. Cardio and upper/lower ody training. I'm not saying that I'm in super great shape or anything, but one of my goals this summer is to get a six pack and firmer chest. So just by doing those things and eating right I know I could be (keep in mind could be) a spectacle for the ladies. I also practice martial arts and have from a young age, so I suppose you could also say that this is part of my "Workout."

Why do I do it? I won't deny I like to be admired, I am kind of self concious and don't have a high opinion about myself physically, so I am an attention freak if it comes to someone ACTUALLY liking my body. So I feel maby it would be more healthy if I just learned how to take that kinda thing in stride.
I also do it for health, the last thing I want is to be one of those guys who are 28 and still living with their moms, spending the day eating bags of dorito's and playing X Box. I actually know people like that.
lastly I do it to help my martial discipline, there is nothing wrong with improving yourself.
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Valentin B
Iconoclast

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Age: 24
From: Poland

  02.07.2007 at 23:35
is anyone here experiencing my problem, i am very skinny and no matter what i eat and how much(that's why i love mcdonald's lol), i still wouldn't have put on 1 pound if it hadn't been for the working out i'm doing for a week or so. has anyone overcome this situation and grown muscular and "normal"? if so, how? by protein shakes, bars, etc. and hard training or just simply hardcore training?
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Sunioj

Posts: 3861

Age: 26
From: Israel

  03.07.2007 at 01:19
Written by Valentin B on 02.07.2007 at 23:35

is anyone here experiencing my problem, i am very skinny and no matter what i eat and how much(that's why i love mcdonald's lol), i still wouldn't have put on 1 pound if it hadn't been for the working out i'm doing for a week or so. has anyone overcome this situation and grown muscular and "normal"? if so, how? by protein shakes, bars, etc. and hard training or just simply hardcore training?


Sounds like you just have fast metabolism, your body naturally burns energy at a faster rate...I wouldnt be concerned TBH, first its only been a week or so...it takes a bit longer to see gain in muscle mass once you've started working out. Just keep to your workout schedule without slowing or going to fast and you will see results. Brewers yeast, tuna fish, peanut butter, red meat, are things that were included in my diet when I was working out and it didnt let me down!
Valentin B
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Age: 24
From: Poland

  03.07.2007 at 01:36
thanks @hellraizer
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Age: 25
From: Australia

  03.07.2007 at 11:43
I'm a bit like cursed, in that I can eat whatever the hell I want and in ridiculous quantities without gaining any weight. I don't really work out at all, though I go for a 2km run 3 times a week. I'd best start going to the gym a little though, or at least do some sit-ups, otherwise I'm liable to develop a pot-belly the way my drinking habits are going! I was really motivated to go to the gym after seeing '300', but that kinda fizzled. It's strange, considering I played lots of sport while at school, and last year I did sports coaching and outdoorsy stuff. Guess I'll start again eventually, playing basketball for a club or something...
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