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  • Law #4 Lift Heavy Things as Law #3

    I have this theory. As long as you can keep your heart rate at 55-75% you can do whatever you want.

    I love to work out. I have my 2-3 brief but intense lifting workouts and I sprint once in a while... BUT, in between those workouts, during my leisure time, I enjoy picking up heavy things and putting them down. I do this all frequently throughout my day. Squat, Front Squat, Deadlift, Dips, Pull-ups, hand standing push-ups, crawl. I tend to do this whenever and wherever (e.g. gym, home, outside) and will typically be around my circle of supporters while doing this "low-level aerobic activity". I visualize myself lifting heavy things all day everyday and I end up in some weight room lifting heavy things or lighter things practicing on my form while keeping my heart rate at 55-75%.

    My question 2 U: "Is picking up heavy things and putting them down while keeping your heart rate a 55-75% count for "low-aerobic activity" Law #3 move frequently at a slow pace?"

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    Unless you're doing hundreds of reps with super light weight and doing them at an easy-peasy pace, I don't think you're really moving frequently at a slow pace with squats and deadlifts and whatnot.
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    • #3
      If you do it for cardio benefit, the large body movements that speed up your heart rate will need to be done for a period exceeding 12-20 min to gain the aerobic benefit. Not that picking and lifting heavy things is harmful
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      • #4
        Yeah, I don't think so. I do my lifting in a HIT capacity so I get the "sprint" sort of benefits along with the strength, since my heartrate probably hits around 500 bpm on a max effort deadlift and then I don't rest before doing max effort chins.... ect. I know I'm trading some strength for the metabolic aspect, but I'm ok with that. I don't see how you could lift with any intensity though and call it moving at a slow pace. In that regard you must not be pushing very hard at all.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
          Yeah, I don't think so. I do my lifting in a HIT capacity so I get the "sprint" sort of benefits along with the strength, since my heartrate probably hits around 500 bpm on a max effort deadlift and then I don't rest before doing max effort chins.... ect. I know I'm trading some strength for the metabolic aspect, but I'm ok with that. I don't see how you could lift with any intensity though and call it moving at a slow pace. In that regard you must not be pushing very hard at all.
          Did you really mean 500 or was that supposed to say 200?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Leida View Post
            If you do it for cardio benefit, the large body movements that speed up your heart rate will need to be done for a period exceeding 12-20 min to gain the aerobic benefit. Not that picking and lifting heavy things is harmful
            Thank u for your response. So lets say I'm crawling around a football field for 20 or so minutes will that do?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
              Unless you're doing hundreds of reps with super light weight and doing them at an easy-peasy pace, I don't think you're really moving frequently at a slow pace with squats and deadlifts and whatnot.
              Yeah I'll be doing hundreds of reps with just the bar and some 10 pound bumper plates for example doing deadlifts, to power cleans, to clean n jerks. My intention is that this is counting for low level aerobic activity. I'll also do gymnastics but that is tuff to keep my heart rate down...

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              • #8
                The more I think about it, the less I think you can do these things light enough to mimic true moving frequently at a slow pace. But I can't quantify or cite sources, just my gut feeling.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                  Did you really mean 500 or was that supposed to say 200?
                  I shoulda went with 5000 just to leave no doubt that I was exaggerating.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                    I shoulda went with 5000 just to leave no doubt that I was exaggerating.
                    They need to invent a separate font for sarcasm and one for exaggeration.
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                    • #11
                      Thank u for your response. So lets say I'm crawling around a football field for 20 or so minutes will that do?
                      Yep, I can see that being SM. Crawling is supposed to be super beneficial movement, actually. Hmm, I wonder if I should give it a shot.
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                      • #12
                        Okay thanks RichMahogany.
                        Grok on!

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                        • #13
                          I do bodyweight training and the other day the main move of my workout was crawling--definitely a good full-body thing, and pretty intense when you do it downhill or for long distance. To your main point, it seems that if you're able to get 45-60 minutes of those movements in a day, sure it would count. Think evolutionarily: the fitness we're aiming for mimics those who did their work with their bodies, not machines: walking, running, moving big things, climbing, etc. if you could do all kinds of different moves all throughout most days, I suspect you'd have great fitness and low chance of injury, though maybe not maximum strength (but who cares?).

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