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    How to make yourself train harder | Life and style | The Guardian

    <shudder>
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    Competition can be self destructive
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    • #3
      I'm not sure what was so bad about this article. Are you so turned off by the chronic cardio aspect? I would agree, as a paleo/primal type, that stuff is obviously horrible, but I do think the advice presented in the article is solid in an "inspirational" sense:
      Set a goal, get support for goal, celebrate small successes, try other training methods, and find inspiration. That's solid stuff that I would recommend to anyone starting virtually any training regimen.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Primalest View Post
        I'm not sure what was so bad about this article. Are you so turned off by the chronic cardio aspect? I would agree, as a paleo/primal type, that stuff is obviously horrible, but I do think the advice presented in the article is solid in an "inspirational" sense:
        Set a goal, get support for goal, celebrate small successes, try other training methods, and find inspiration. That's solid stuff that I would recommend to anyone starting virtually any training regimen.
        +1

        While I hate CC(I see it as most analogous to a drug addiction), I thought her training advice was spectacular.
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        • #5
          The "do mega cardio and push really hard and keep going even though it keeps on hurting" vibe. Yeah she's awesome, and not taking anything away from her, but some of it just made me wince. Course I have no objection to her inspirational stuff about goal-setting and so on .
          Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

          Eat food. Mostly real. Enjoy life.

          Health, energy, wellbeing, vitality, joy, LIFE! Health At Every Size

          "Do not ask what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
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          • #6
            shes a tri champion. without chronic training like that she would just be a normal person who runs a bit here and there. it fits her lifestyle. not ours.

            good article.
            "Today’s technological age is enjoyed by the fattest, laziest humans in the history of humanity." -Mark Sisson

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Horsewoman View Post
              The "do mega cardio and push really hard and keep going even though it keeps on hurting" vibe. Yeah she's awesome, and not taking anything away from her, but some of it just made me wince. Course I have no objection to her inspirational stuff about goal-setting and so on .
              Ah, I can see that. I think that just comes with the territory of endurance work. You have to get through that pain in order to get the "runner's high" that they are after. Otherwise, there's just suffering without a payoff.

              I can't say I understand the endurance work, personally, it's just miserable to me. TETO, though, many who do endurance work would hate what I enjoy.
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              • #8
                If I wanted to be a triathlete that's how I would train. As it is I prefer speed over distance, but I don't see a problem with training to achieve a goal.
                In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                • #9
                  ^ Either way, as soon as it gets competitive and/or obsessive one can quickly get to a point when it simply becomes unhealthy. Not just with endurance - you can also do Starting Strength, then progress to advanced programming schemes in order to see how much weight you can put on your back. This will eventually cause an injury, and I've read comments by Mark Rippetoe to that effect. Injuries are unavoidable once you push your body beyond some point, and doing so is unavoidable if you want to seriously compete with others, or if you try to maximise your performance for the sake of doing so.
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                  • #10
                    Oh for goodness sake, I'm not criticising her- the article is written as inspiration for regular people wanting to get fitter, not for people training for triathlon.

                    If her body can take it, good for her, but "push yourself hard and keep going through the pain" on a regular basis with a ton of CC is not my idea of health for most people. I thought PB said the same. Ah well.
                    Gluten intolerance and hypermobility syndrome http://www.cfids.org/pdf/joint-hypermobility-guide.pdf

                    Eat food. Mostly real. Enjoy life.

                    Health, energy, wellbeing, vitality, joy, LIFE! Health At Every Size

                    "Do not ask what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
                    Harold Whitman

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Horsewoman View Post
                      Oh for goodness sake, I'm not criticising her- the article is written as inspiration for regular people wanting to get fitter, not for people training for triathlon.

                      If her body can take it, good for her, but "push yourself hard and keep going through the pain" on a regular basis with a ton of CC is not my idea of health for most people. I thought PB said the same. Ah well.
                      I'm pretty sure that's one of the most debated parts of the pb. Whether jelly is necessary is the other.
                      In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia View Post
                        ^ Either way, as soon as it gets competitive and/or obsessive one can quickly get to a point when it simply becomes unhealthy. Not just with endurance - you can also do Starting Strength, then progress to advanced programming schemes in order to see how much weight you can put on your back. This will eventually cause an injury, and I've read comments by Mark Rippetoe to that effect. Injuries are unavoidable once you push your body beyond some point, and doing so is unavoidable if you want to seriously compete with others, or if you try to maximise your performance for the sake of doing so.
                        Yep, roiding, heavy weight cuts and equipped lifting, especially with a non-primal diet will surely trash your body, unless you are particularly genetically gifted.
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                        • #13
                          Mike,
                          Do you have a link to those Mark Rippetoe comments about the safety and health aspects of competitive / obsessive strength training?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by UK Guy View Post
                            Mike,
                            Do you have a link to those Mark Rippetoe comments about the safety and health aspects of competitive / obsessive strength training?
                            I'm pretty sure they are in Strong Enough, and may or may not be in SS/PP.

                            Though if you are familiar with Ripp, it's pretty clear he's talking about competitive power-lifting/ training for a competitive strength sport at a high level, not "all recreational lifters will eventually get injured".
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